Obituary — Janice DeMauro

Janice DeMauro

Janice DeMauro (nee Steinback) died at home Feb. 13, 2024.

She was 85.

Born in Newark, she lived many years in Kearny before moving to Lyndhurst 10 years ago.

Her wake was at the Armitage & Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive in Kearny. Mass was celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Jan worked as a bartender at Teddy’s Cocktail Lounge in Kearny. She was a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the VFW in Kearny and was an avid Yankee fan.

She was the mother of Andrew, Diane and the late Richard and Roy. Sister of Dennis DeBrino, Debra Inez, Catherine Billings and Maryann Gorman, Jan is also survived by her grandchildren Roy, Kevin, Andrew, Danie, Roy, Erica and Richie along with eight great-grandchildren.

At Jan’s request, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.