Miscellaneous Hudson County, New Jersey Obituaries

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HELEN BARBELLA, of Kearny, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. She was 85. She was a lifelong Kearny resident. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. Funeral services were conducted by the Thiele Family Funeral Home, 241 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A mass will be held in St. Cecilia's Church, Kearny.

JULIA E. BILLEY (nee Hazuda), of Ocean Gate, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003. She was 74. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived in Passaic before moving to Newark for 15 years. She also lived in San Bernardino, Calif. for  three years before moving to Kearny, where she lived for 10 years. After moving from Kearny, she lived in Lacey Township for 15 years before moving to Ocean Gate. She worked at Herby K's Restaurant, Broad and Market streets, Newark for 10 years. She also worked as a waitress at the North Arlington Diner for five years and also served banquets. Devoted mother of Brenda, Nancy, Susan and the late Carol; cherished grandmother of Richard, Joseph, Renee, Mark Jr. and Michael and seven great-grandchildren; dear sister of Irene, Dottie, Kitty, Betty and Michael; aunt to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the family in memory of
Julia c/o the funeral home.

PASQUALE PATSY CAPOZZI, of East Newark, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. He was 86. Born in Newark, he lived there before moving to East Newark 74 years ago. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He worked as an assembly man at Otis Elevator, Harrison, for 33 years before retiring in 1978 and then for Shop Rite in Kearny for 20 years, retiring in 1998.  He was an Army veteran of the 77th Division in World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945 in the Army Corps of Engineers in the South Pacific Theatre, including the Philippines and Guam. He received a Bronze Star. He was a member and treasurer of Entre-Nous of East Newark. He was also a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony's Church, East Newark and worked as an usher there for many years. Beloved husband of Mary R. (nee Pizzano); devoted father of Joseph and Connie, Patrick, Michael and Cathy, Maria and Robert Rokoszak; cherished grandfather of Melissa, Justin, Nicholas, Bryan, Dana, Christian and Brianna; dear brother of Joeph, Mary A. and late Minnie Spataro, Vincent, Catherine Stanish and Daniel; uncle to many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held in St. Anthony's Church, East Newark. Entombment was in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, make donations in memory of Patsy to the St. Barnabas Hospice Center, Livingston, c/o the funeral home.

MICHAEL CARTY, of Kearny, died on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. He was 69. Born in Nogra Kinvara County Galway, Ireland, he lived in Bloomfield before moving to Kearny in 1967. He died in Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Belleville. He served in the L.D.F. Irish Army and was an iron worker for local 11 in Newark for 25 years, retiring in 1991. Husband of Bridie (nee Henry); father of Michael P. and Patrick H. Carty; brother of Joseph, John, Teresa and Julia Carty, Elizabeth O'Connor, Mary How, Nonie Fitzhenry and Bridie Donaldson. He is also survived by his grandchildren Samantha Mary and Michael Patrick. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

KENNETH JOHN CHAPLAUSKE, of New York City, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. He was 47.
Born in Newark, he lived there before moving to Kearny for 10 years. He lived in the East Village in New York City for the last 15 years. He died at St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island, NY. He was a self employed master carpenter who built and finished bars in restaurants in New York City including Cyros and Chachi's in Rockefeller Center and many Irish bars. He was a cabinet maker who designed and installed many condominium kitchens in Bernardsville, N.J. and Jersey City. He worked on a two-year project to convert an old school into split level homes in Jersey City and he did carpentry work on the 14th Street Arts Center and Canal Jeans, both
in New York City. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A private cremation followed. 

MALINDA H. CONNELLY (nee Hemion), of West Orange, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. She was 92. Born in Kearny, she lived there for 58 years before moving to West Orange. She died at home. She was a secretary for Western Electric in Kearny for 18 years before retiring in 1945. She was past president of Mount Vernon School, Irvington; Lincoln Junior High in Kearny; Kearny AARP Chapter 879 Arlington Women's Club; West Hudson Business and Professional Women's Club; Arlington Players Club, all of Kearny and East Orange Player's Club. She was also a member of the North Jersey Life Members Club, Harmony Club and Henrietta Benstead Club, all of Kearny; Our Lady of Lourdes Senior Club in West Orange and Verona Service League. She volunteered at West Hudson Hospital for 14 years. Wife of the late Thomas F. Cleary and Peter F. Connelly; mother of Thomas F. Cleary; sister of the late Norman J. Hemion and sister-in-law of Isabelle Hemion. She is also survived by a dear friend, Dorothy Cronrath and dear neighbor Joan Knapp. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church Kearny. 

RALPH A. FERRAIOLI, of Kearny, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003. He was 73. He was a lifelong resident of Kearny. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He retired eight years ago after 40 years as a water meter reader for the Town of Kearny. He also worked many years as a bartender at Teddy's Lounge in Kearny. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was past commander of American Legion Post #99, charter member of the Halstead Street Social and Athletic Club, member of the USS Daly DD519 Association, National Skeet Shooting Association and 40 & 8 Association, United Veterans Association and Knights of Columbus #6928, all of Kearny. Beloved husband for 43 years of Josephine (nee Hill); devoted father of Susan Lennon and her husband, Thomas; dear brother of Theodore and Richard; cherished grandfather of Thomas Patrick (the Kid) Lennon and dear friend of Anthony Lumeniello and Joseph Petito. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to FMBA Local #18 or Exempt Firemen's Fund, c/o the funeral
home would be appreciated.

KATHLEEN A. JORDAN, of Kearny, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. She was 50. She was a lifelong Kearny resident. She died at home. She was a customer relations specialist employed by United Parcel Service in Spring Valley, NY for the past 13 years. Predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Barrett (nee Fixter), she is survived by her husband, Dan Jordan and her children, Megan, Jonathan and Brian Buchanan and a stepson, Kyle Jordan; also surviving are a brother and sister, William and Mary Barrett. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

ALICE MacGREGOR, of Kearny, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003. She was 91. Born in Harrison, she lived there before moving to Kearny where she lived for 80 years. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a machine operator for Union Camp in Clifton for 27 years before retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter for 50 years. Wife of the late James; mother of Joan A. Miscavage; sister of the late Elizabeth Coleman. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was held in Christ Church, Harrison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church Memorial Fund.

ROBERT R. ROARTY, of Hasbrouck Heights, died on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003. He was 78. Born in Courtdale, Pa., he lived in North Arlington before moving to Hasbrouck Heights 18 years ago. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He was a distributor planner for Becton Dickinson in Franklin Lakes  for many years before retiring in 2000. He was a member of American Legion Post 106 and the AARP, both in Hasbrouck Heights. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 during World War II. Husband of Margaret (nee McDonnell); brother of the late Daniel, Joseph, William, John, Isabelle Covert and Marie Maher Ford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pathway to Independence Moving Fund, c/o the funeral home.

MATTHEW JACK SAVAGE, of Kearny, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003. He was 77. Born in Bonhill, Scotland, he came to the U.S. 76 years ago and lived in Newark and Harrison before moving to Kearny 52 years ago. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He worked as a supervisor for the Salvation Army Newark Corps for 20 years before retiring 12 years ago. He is survived by two sons, John and Gary; a daughter, Maureen; nine grandchildren and his loving companion for 22 years, Helen Tate. Funeral services were conducted by the Thiele Family Funeral Home, 241 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny.

VERONICA SHIELDS (nee Caldwell), of Nutley, died on Friday, Jan. 24, 2003. She was 89. Born in Ireland, she lived in Kearny many years before moving to Nutley where she lived for the past eight years. She died in Clara Maass Continuing Care Center, Belleville. She was a member of the Harrison/East Newark Woman's Auxiliary of the PBO Elks Lodge #2326. Wife of the late Joseph, she is survived by her daughters, Monica Shields and Roberta Atwell and her husband Henry; sister of Phoebe Ferguson and Vincent Caldwell. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her children, the late Timothy and Kevin and her grandchildren the late Veronica and Richard. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 JOHN T. WATSON, of Kearny, died on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003. He was 73. He was a lifelong resident of Kearny. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He was a police officer  in Kearny for 35 years before retiring 19 years ago as a detective. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Joseph E. Frobisher Post 99 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wilson-Gugelman Post 1302, both in Kearny. He was a also  a member of the Police Benevolent Association Local 21, Kearny, and a trustee of Grace United Methodist Church, Kearny. He also belonged to Copestone-Ophir Lodge 108, F&AM of Kearny. Surviving are his wife, Else E.; sons, Louis, John and Tony; daughters, Kathy Filepone, Trudy Brinkley, Debbie, Virginia Lee and Heidi; sisters, Rene Modrak and Lottie Kenworthy; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Thiele Family Funeral Home, 241 Kearny Ave., Kearny.


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