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BENEDETTA BATTISTA “BETTY” (nee DiModugno), of Kearny, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. She was 81. Born in New York City, she lived in the Bronx before moving to  Kearny 55 years ago. She died at home. She was a member of the Henrietta Benstaed Senior Center, Kearny. She was a receptionist for First Union Fidelity, Newark, for 15 years before retiring in 1987. Wife of Lewis T. Battista; mother of Lewis C. and his wife, Patricia; sister of Grace Mastropietro and Nicholas DiModugno; three grandchildren, Joseph, Karen and Michael. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen’s Church.

JOSEPHINE DALY (nee Cardea), of Brick, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002. She was 81. Born in Harrison, she lived in Brick for 15 years. She died at the Medical Center of Ocean County, Brick. She was a employed with the Town of Harrison for 38 years as a clerk in the Violations Department, retiring in 1986. Beloved wife of the late Harry Daly; loving sister of Sam Cardea, Grace Lombardo, Mary Caruso and the late Natale Cardea; cherished aunt of eight nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews and three great-great 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.

LILLIAN M. GILLESPIE “BILLIE”, of South Whitehall, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 1, 2002. She was 90. Born in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., she lived in Kearny for 50 years before moving to South Whitehall, Pa. eight years ago. She died at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Pa. She was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America, past president of West Hudson Hospital Women’s Auxiliary in Kearny and served as a volunteer at the hospital for 42 years. She was a Red Cross volunteer and a member of the Arlington Women’s Club, Kearny. For over 20 years, she was a board member and a volunteer nurse at the Inter-County Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Clinic in Kearny. For many years, she was a volunteer at the West Hudson/South Bergen Boys Club in Kearny which was founded by her late husband. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. J. Lawrence Gillespie, she is survived by her daughters, Priscilla E. Nagy and Patricia A. Gillespie. Also surviving is a grandson.  Funeral services were conducted by the Thiele Family Funeral Home, 241 Kearny Ave., Kearny. A funeral service was held in the First Lutheran Church of Kearny. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery, Kearny. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Girl Scout Council of Greater Essex and Hudson Counties, 120 Valley Rd., Montclair, NJ 07042 or to Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, PA 18051.

TERESA M. GRECO, of Kearny, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. She was 73. Born in Sendai, Japan, she lived in Kearny for 49 years. She died at St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston. She was a homemaker. Beloved wife for 49 years of Joseph; devoted mother of Frank, Irene, John and Mrs. Barbara Lee; cherished grandmother of seven.  Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

TERESA M. GRECO, of Kearny, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. She was 73. Born in Sendai, Japan, she lived in Kearny for 49 years. She died at St. Barnabas Hospital, Livingston. She was a homemaker. Beloved wife for 49 years of Joseph; devoted mother of Frank, Irene, John and Mrs. Barbara Lee; cherished grandmother of seven. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. 

CECILIA MARTINEZ (nee Silveira), of Harrison, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002. She was 82. Born in Cieafugos, Cuba, she lived in Harrison for 37 years. She died at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Fernandez and Margarita Calado and sisters, Silvia Silveira and Onelia Silveira. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A private cremation followed in Rosedale Cemetery Crematory, Orange.

ANTOINETTE BELFIORE O’ROURKE, of Harrison, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002. She was 88. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in Harrison most of her life. She died at home. Predeceased by her husband, Elmer in 1996, she is survived by her daughter, Mauren Liles of Alvin, Texas; three sisters, Mildred Minella of East Rutherford, Frances Belfiore also of East Rutherford and Anna Graziano of Belleville; one brother Louis Belfiore of Calif. and a granddaughter.  Funeral services were conducted by the Mitruska Funeral Home, 531 New Brunswick Ave., Fords.

ROSE SANTOS  (nee Smith), of Kearny, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002. She was 69. Born in Newark, she lived in East Newark before moving to Kearny 42 years ago. She died at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. Wife of the late George; mother of Kevin Santos and Denise Munro; sister of Betty Blue, Gracy Coyler and Bob Smith. Also surviving are her grandchildren Denise, Lauren and Kristin Rose. 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. 

NEIL R. SICILIANO, of Wood-Ridge, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002. He was 65. Born in Kearny, he lived in Wood-Ridge for 38 years. He died at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was the owner of Siciliano Consulting Engineers, Wood-Ridge since 1977, he worked on numerous projects in New Jersey and New York and most recently on a building at Carnegie Hall and at the Museum of American Folk Art, both in New York City. The firm was recognized for excellence in the construction of the latter structure. Prior to forming the consutling company, he was owner and president of Com-Det, Inc., a reinforced concrete specialist in Wood-Ridge. In the 1960s, he worked for U.S. Steel as supervisor and engineering and sales for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He graduated from The Citadel Military College in South Carolina with a degree in civil engineering. An Air Force veteran, he was a first lieutenant with the 839th Civil Engineering Squadron from 1959 to 1962. He was a ember of the N.J. Society of Professional Engineers, the American Concrete Institute and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institutes. A former zoning board member in Wood-Ridge, he belonged to the Lions Club in Hasbrouck Heights and the Knights of Columbus as an honorary member.  Surviving are his wife, Irene; a son, Steven Neil; a daughter, Susan Zottarelli; his father, Salvatore Siciliano; a sister, Marion Steen and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in Assumption Church, Wood-Ridge. 

ALICE L. STEVEN, of Wadsworth, OH, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002. She was 89. Born in Kearny, she lived in Toms River before moving to Wadsworth, OH. She died at Golden League Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wadsworth, Ohio. She was retired from the American Hardware Mutual Insurance Co. She was a charter member of Ocean County Evangelical Free Church of Lakehurst. Predeceased by her son, Clyde and brothers, Warren and Clarence, she is survived by her husband, Chester; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Verne Waldow of Wadsworth, OH; grandchildren, Deanna Lloyd (Harold), Virginia Cope (Larry), Verne Waldow, Jr. (Sarah), Jeremy Waldow, Christa  Ondrey (Kevin) and Luke Waldow; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith Casement of Toms River, Ruth Inglis (Jim) of Hampton, N.H.; daughter-in-law, Gail Steven; sisters-in-law, Margaret Covert and Marian Covert.  Funeral services were conducted by the Cinello Funeral Home-Rose Hill Chapel, Wadsworth, OH. Interment was in Rose Hill Burial Park.

JOSEPH F. TRUSKOLAWSKI, of Kearny, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2002. He was 83. Born in Detroit, Mich., he lived in Poland before moving to Kearny 50 years ago. He died at West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He interpreted Russian, German and Polish for New York district courts prior to serving four years in the Army and then served in the Medical Corps. He owned Joe’s Liquor and Deli in Kearny for 26 years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of Flew Gliders in Poland, American Legion Post 99, founding member and trustee of the Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark, trustee of Kingsland Bank in East Newark and the Senior Men’s Club of Kearny. He graduated from the St. Sigmund College in Bialystok, Poland. Husband of Valerie (nee Guladwinski); father of Celeste, Dr. Justine Szkudlarek, John, Joseph, Thomas and the late Zita; brother of Stanley, Kazimierz, Jennie Suleski and Tessie Babinski; grandfather of seven grandchildren, Emily, Kim, Catherine, Julia, Alexis, Kara and Deanna. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen’s Church. Entombment was in Holy Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Polish Cultural Foundation, Clark.

PHYLLIS M. TRAVISANO (nee DiGiacomo), of Kearny, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. She was 89. Born in Newark, she lived in Kearny most of her life. She also lived in Lauderhill, Fla. She died at St. Mary’s Pavillion, Orange. She was a real estate broker and owner of the Lauron Agency in Belleville for 20 years before retiring in 1985. She was past president of the Board of Realtors of Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Nutley and Belleville. She was also a member of Glen Ridge Country Club. Survived by her son, Ronald D. Travisano of Glen Ridge; daughter, Laura A. Sammarco of Montclair; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Vincent DiGiacomo. Funeral services were conducted by the Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove St., Montclair. Entombment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rainbows, Inc. of New Jersey, 55 Woodland Ave., Summit, N.J. 07901.

WILLIAM A. WEIR “RED,”, of Perth Amboy, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002. He was 66. Born in Newark, he lived in Harrison for 22 years before moving to Perth Amboy where he resided for the last 44 years. He died at Old Bridge Manor, Old Bridge.  He worked for Standard Tallow 24 years before retiring 11 years ago. He was an Army veteran, serving 1954 to 1956, in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Elks of Sayreville and Fur, Feather and Fin, Cranford Chapter. Beloved husband of Beverly Weir (nee Traynor); devoted father of Susan Gross, Scott, Bruce and William Weir; loving grandfather of Tiffany, Glenn, Allison, Kenneth, Gregory, Starlyn, Ashlyn, Devon, Kyler and cherished great-grandfather of Sarah and Daron. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. Interment was in Arlington Cemetery.

Louis DeKany DE KANY - Louis, of Hudson, Fla., formerly of Kearny, West Milford and Bricktown, on Nov.1, 2002. Husband of Bernadette (La France), father of Louis of New Port Richey, Fla., and Rene Walsh of Bricktown, brother of Richard of Hilton Head, S.C., and Donald of Wayne, N.J., grandfather of Rhiannon and Dylan Walsh, Ashley, Matthew and Louis De Kany IV. Relatives and friends may call at The ARMITAGE FUNERAL HOME, Highway 34, Wall Township,  NJ. 

ANNA BALCHUNAS (nee Matus), of Kearny, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002. She was 89. Born in Camden, she lived in Kearny 76 years. She died in Lakeview Subacute Care Center in Wayne. She retired 24 years ago after 24 years with the General Instrument Co. in East Newark where she was an assembler. She was a member of the Rosary and St. Anne's Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Kearny and the Friendship Club of Kearny Senior Citizens. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Our Lady of Sorrows Church would be appreciated.

ELEANOR K. ARMITAGE, of Wall Township, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002. She was 87. Born in Summit, she lived in Newark, Kearny, the Metedeconk section of Brick Township, Lakewood and Ocean Grove before moving to Wall Township four months ago. She died in her son's home. She was past president of the League of Women Voters, Brick, and the Ocean County League of Women Voters. She was a well-known environmentalist and activist in the preservation of the wetlands of Barnegat Bay and the Metedeconck River in the 1960s and 1970s. She was very active in many clubs and guilds at Leisure Village East, Lakewood. Surviving are three sons, John W. of Brielle, Robert W. of Wall and James W. of Florida; on brother, George Kemp of Eatontown; one sister, Harriet Yard of California; seven grandchildren and seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Armitage Funeral Home, 2333 Highway 34, Wall. A funeral service was held in St. James Episcopal Church, Bradley Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Armitage's memory may be made to the Meridian Hospice Program, 615 Hope Road, Eatontown, 07724.

JUAN NUNEZ, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002. He was 69. Born in Palmeira, Spain, he lived in North Arlington before moving to Belleville one year ago. He died in University Hospital, Newark. He was a welder/mechanic for Sea Land Services in Elizabeth Port for 28 years before retiring in 1995. He was a member of Club Espana in Newark and  I.L.A. Husband of Amelia; father of Juan, Enrique, and Maribel Nunez; grandfather of Juan, Dante, Sophia and Charles.  Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Anthony's Church, East Newark. Interment was in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the American Cancer Society.

FRANK M. CICCHINO, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002. He was 87. Born in Newark, he lived in Harrison and East Newark most of his life before moving to West Palm Beach eight  years ago. He died at home. He was the owner/operator of Muzzi's Lounge, East Newark, for four years, retiring in 1971. Prior to that, he was a bartender in various restaurants and lounges in Harrison and Kearny. He was Private First Class in the Army during World War II, receiving the following citations and medals: three Purple Hearts, wounded in action, with First and Second Oak Leaf Clusters; three Bronze Star Medals for valor and heroism in ground combat with Letter and First and Second Oak Leaf Clusters; the Presidential Unit Emblem; Distinguished Service Medal; Distinguished Unit Badge; Army of Occupation Medal with German clasp and four stars and Belgian Fourragere. One of his Bronze Stars was awarded for heroic achievement Nov. 26, 1944, near Frenzerberg, Germany. The citation stated disregarding intense enemy fire, advanced 200 yards to the flank, killing three snipers and wiping out a machine gun crew. His courageous action enabled his platoon to continue to advance and reflects high credit upon himself and the Armed Forces. He received First Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal for exemplary conduct in ground combat against the armed enemy on or about Aug. 9, 1944 in the European Theater of Operations. The Purple Hearts were for receiving wounds while in Gressnich, Kretzhaus and Mossbach, Germany. He was a member of American Legion Post 282, Harrison; V.F.W. Sgt. William Sawelson Post 340, Harrison; West Hudson/Bergen Disabled American Veterans Post 25, Kearny; Harrison Pleasure Club and R-Own Social Club of Harrison. Devoted father of Roxanne Cicchino, Patricia Horrigan and stepfather of the late Ronald and Richard Brogley; cherished grandfather of seven; dear brother of Thomas Cicchino, Laura Konsig, and the late Lou, Joseph, Albert, Anthony, John and Constantine; loving ex-husband of Mildred Mic; 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. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. Services were also held at V.F.W. Post 340, Harrison; Harrison American Legion Post 282 and the Disabled American Veterans Post 25 of Kearny. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc. c/o the funeral home.

ANNE L. FLOCK, of North Arlington, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002. She was 89. Born in Harrison, she moved to North Arlington five years ago. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a medical secretary and supervisor for the State of New Jersey for 10 years before retiring in 1978. Prior to that, she was a secretary for General Electric, Newark, for 20 years. She was a member of the Rosary Society and the Vincentian Society at Holy Cross Church. Surviving are daughters, Maureen Hennessy and Patricia Hillard; sons, Dr. William L. Flock and Joseph and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Memorial Home, 210 Davis Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. 

ESTHER C. PETERS, of Harrison, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002. She was 78. Born in East Newark, she lived in Harrison for 25 years. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a clerk with the Harrison Steel and Metal Co. for 10 years before retiring 10 years ago. She was a member of the Henrietta Benstead Group, Kearny. Surviving are her husband, Joseph J.; a daughter, Mae Angione; sisters, Barbara McCarthy and Margaret Lemke; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Memorial Home, 210 Davis Ave., Harrison.  

CHARLES J. HAINES, of Kearny, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002. He was 71. Born in Newark, he lived in Kearny for 25 years. He died at Comfort Corner Hospice Unit at Oakland Care Center, Oakland. He was a window cleaner for American Window Cleaning in Newark for 25 years before retiring in 1979. Beloved husband of the late Barbara; devoted stepfather of Thomas M. Morgan, Jr. and Kathleen Calabro; dear brother of Albert and Jack. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Compassionate Hospice Foundation c/o Mulligan Funeral Home.

JOHN E. MURPHY, of Bayville, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002. He was 84. Born in Newark, he lived in East Newark for most of his life before moving to Bayville 20 years ago. He died in Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. He was a truck driver for Pabst Brewery in Newark where he worked for 35 years before his retirement in 1983.He was a parishioner of Holy Cross R.C. Church in Harrison. He served in the Army during World War II and was a participant as a heavy machine gunner with the Battles of Ardennes and Rhineland. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He talked about his war experiences in technicolor using items he brought back and kept in a box. He would entertain those around him by bringing them out one at a time with vivid recollections and explain their significance in his war experience. At one juncture in his career as a soldier he had an appendix attack on the battlefield in France. The medics moved him across the channel to England where they operated on him. While he was in the hospital, many of his fellow soldiers were killed by a German offensive. Surviving are two sons William J. Murphy and his wife Joann of Wayne and Dennis R. Murphy and his wife Linda of Ocean Gate; two daughters Patricia Gocklin of Kearny and Mary Bonanno and her husband James of Bayville; twelve grandchildren, Scott and Alyson Murphy, Tracey Rizzi, Jill Santana, Linda, Frank and Brian Gocklin, Dennis, Darlene and John Murphy, Maxwell Bonanno; nine great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Alexandra Rizzi, Ryan and Dylan Murphy, Jordyn and Brandan Lau, Brian Jr., Scott and Hannah Gocklin. His wife Irene Bredamus predeceased him in 1991 and his son, Reverend John E. Muphy died in 1970. Funeral services were conducted by the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Inc., 567 Ratzer Rd., Wayne. A funeral mass was held in Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Wayne. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the N.J. Veterans Home of Paramus, East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, N.J. 07652 would be appreciated. 

PASHA McGOVERN, of Kearny, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002. He was 86. Born in Linwood, Scotland, he lived in Kearny since 1962. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Glasgow, Scotland before volunteering in the British Merchant Marine in 1939. Wounded at Dunkirk, he survived the sinking of two merchant ships on which he served during World War II. After the war, he returned to Rolls Royce where he worked until 1962 when he was disabled and emigrated to Kearny. He was a Gold Card member of the Irish American Club of Kearny and a charter member of the Celtic Supporters of Kearny. Beloved husband for 59 years of Catherine (McGirr); devoted father of Brenda Binge, Felix, James, Michael and the late Veronica Painter and the late Rose Marie Mullen; brother of Nellie Haugley; cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of one. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia's Church, Kearny. 

MANUEL MENDEZ, of Kearny, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002. Born in Equador, he lived in Newark before moving to Kearny seven years ago. He died in Mountainside Hospital in Montclair. He owned a wholesale food distributorship and an export banana plantation in Equador. After moving to the U.S., he worked for Hoonton Chocolate Co. in Newark for 10 years before retiring in 1980. Husband of Ana (nee Pena); father of Raul, Bolivar, Rufo, Alfredo, Rosa, Wilson and Luis Mendez, Maria Ugiles and the late Teresa Freire-Morales; grandfather of 23 and great-grandfather of 12. He also has many surviving family members in Equador. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia's Church in Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery.

CAROLINE M. DOBROWOLSKI (nee Chamberlain), of Ellington, Conn., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002. She was 90. Born in Irvington, she lived in the West Hudson area of Harrison and Kearny before moving to Ellington, Conn. 13 years ago. She died at Woodlake at Tolland Nursing Home in Tolland, Conn. She was employed as a bookkeeper with Mobile Communications in Newark for 10 years before retiring in 1975. She was a Scout Master with the Girl Scouts of Harrison for many years. She was a graduate of the Coleman Business College of Newark. Beloved wife of Stanley F. Dobrowolski, Sr.; loving mother of John C. and his wife, Kathleen Dobrowolski of Kearny and Charles  J. and his wife, Rose Dobrowolski of Ellington, Conn. and the late Stanley F. Dobrowolski, Jr. and Elizabeth Olawski-Schmall; dear sister of Harriett Ward of Maplewood and the late John, Albert Chamberlain and Evelyn Gartner and Bobbie McGee. Cherished grandmother of 13; great-grandmother of 13 and the late Melissa Marie Gray; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Lukes Church, 14 Maple St., P.O. Box 246, Ellington, CT, 06029.

FELIX CHINININ, of Harrison, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002. He was 19. Born in Macara, Ecuador, he came to Harrison two years ago.  He worked for the Melenio Cab Co. in Newark for the past two years. Beloved husband of Liliana; devoted son of Felix and Lucia; dear brother of Joel. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass and burial will be in Macara, Ecuador.

THOMAS B. NORTON, of Toms River, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002. He was 83. Born in Harrison, he moved to Toms River 13 years ago. He died in Community Medical Center, Toms River. He was a second lieutenant in the Army, serving during World War II. He served with the 7th Armored Division in Northern France and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He was a member of the Harrison Police Department for 30 years before retiring with the rank of captain. He was a member the Police Benevolent Association 22, Harrison, and the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph's Council, Toms River. Surviving are his wife, Catherine; daughters, Madonna Norton and Jacqueline DiSalvo; sons, Thomas and Michael; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Memorial Home, 210 Davis Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. 

CATHERINE T. WNORSKI, of Harrison, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. She was 83. Born in Paisley, Scotland, she lived in Harrison for 60 years. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a clerk with the Worthington Pump Corp., Harrison, for five years before retiring many years ago. Prior to that, she was a threader with the Clark Thread Co., East Newark, for 10 years. Surviving are daughters, Anne Lapsanski and Bernice Padovano; sisters, Hannah Muchnicki and Ellen Postel; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Memorial Home, 210 Davis Ave., Harrison.  A funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison.

CHRISTINE COOK (nee Hartmann), of Carlstadt, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002. She was 42. Born in Passaic, she lived in Lyndhurst for 32 years before moving to Carlstadt 10 years ago. She died at home. She worked as a secretary for General Glass Company, Clifton, for five years. Survived by her husband, Joseph Cook; her parents, Frederick and Joan (nee Tyburczy) Hartmann of Lyndhurst; two brothers, Frederick Hartmann of Lyndhurst and Richard Hartmann of Sussex; a sister, Teresa Hartmann of Lyndhurst. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Rd., Lyndhurst. A funeral mass was held in St. Joseph's Church, East Rutherford, followed by a private cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lustgarden Foundation for Pancreatic Research, 1111 Steward Ave., Bethpage, NY 11714.

VIOLA D'ANNUNZIO (nee Macchia), of Kearny, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002. She was 73. Born in Harrison, she lived in Newark before moving to Kearny 40 years ago. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a seamstress for Romic Enterprises in East Newark for many years before retiring in 1996. Wife of Albert; sister of Fred Macchia, Angelina Della Santa, Elizabeth Macchia and the late Connie Simaquski and Phyllis DiVinzio; sister-in-law of John D'Annunzio. She 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 flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephen's Church.

IRVING ( BUNNY ) FEINBERG, of Kearny, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002. He was 85. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a lifelong resident of Kearny with a dual residence in Florida for the past 20 years. He died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. He was a 30-year Navy veteran, retiring as a lieutenant. He served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Kearny Bridge Club. Husband of the late Fran; brother of Eve Finelli and the late Sol. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, by Rabbi Dr. Herman Savitz. Interment was in North Arlington Jewish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, make a donation to the charity of your choice.

FLORENCE B. ETLINGER (nee Corrado), of West Orange, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002. Born in Kearny, she moved to West Orange in 1992. She died in Summit Ridge Center, West Orange. She was a homemaker. Wife of the late Daniel; mother of Denise Etlinger Welker; sister of Mrs. Carmel Michel, Mrs. Elizabeth Bufano and Mrs. Constance Burke. 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 the charity of your choice.

JANE HEIART (nee Mack), of Kearny, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002. She was 94. Born in Jersey City, she lived there before moving to Kearny in 1970. She died in West Hudson Hospital, Kearny. She was a homemaker. Beloved wife of the late Theodore; devoted mother of Mary Jane Heiart Scarcia and Theodore (and Barbara) Heiart; cherished grandmother of Beth Hanrahan and Scott Heiart and great-grandmother of Patrick. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions to the Salvation Army or American Heart Association would be appreciated.

ANNA MAE POLDING, of Harrison, died Wednesday, Nov.13, 2002. She was 74. She was a lifelong resident of Harrison. She died in Valley Hospital, Ridgewood. She worked for New Jersey Bell Telephone Co., Newark, for 25 years before retiring as supervisor for data entry operations. She was a member of the Harrison Cancer League and Rosary Society of Holy Cross Church. Surviving are sons, John C., James and Robert; a daughter, Eileen Laulette and four grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by the Condon Memorial Home, 210 Davis Ave., Harrison. A funeral mass was held in Holy Cross Church, Harrison. 

STANLEY J. MIGLIN, of  Harrison, died Saturday, Nov.16, 2002. He was 85. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in Kearny before moving to Harrison 54 years ago. He died at home. He worked for Congoleum-Nairm Linoleum, Kearny, for 35 years before retiring in 1972. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. Husband of the late Dorothy (nee Kent); devoted father of Stanley K.; dear brother of Eleanor, Joanie, Helen, Irene and Dolores; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted by the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, followed by a private cremation at Rosedale Cemetery Crematory.

BARRY H. MORE, of Kearny, died Sunday, Nov.10, 2002. He was 64. Born in Jersey City, he lived in North Arlington before moving to Kearny in 1966. He died at home. He was a machine designer for Scandia Packaging. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 63. Survived by his wife, Lori (nee Fentross); children, Donna More, Markus More and Barbara Boesz; siblings, Richard, Robert and John More, Joseph Minettino, Patricia Gilmer and Joyce Shay; grandfather to Heather and Pop Pop to Michael and Brenden Rafferty. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was offered in St. John's Lutheran Church, Rutherford.

MARGARET REILLY ( PEGGIE ) (nee Stewart), of Kearny, died Monday, Nov.11, 2002. She was 95. Born in Paisley Scotland, she moved to Kearny in 1925. She died in Walden Assisted Living Center in Wind Gap, Pa. She retired 10 years ago after 25 years as a telephone operator for Valley National Bank, Kearny. She was a member of the St. Cecilia's Rosary Society, Cecilian Senior Citizens and the Woman's Club, all of Kearny. Beloved wife of the late Francis J.; devoted mother of James, Rosemary Siegel, Margaret Reilly, Elizabeth Keller, Elenor Reilly and the late Frank ( Ace ) Reilly; dear sister of James, Rosemary Martens and Patricia Gaul; cherished grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 14. Funeral services were conducted by the Edward T. Reid Home for Funerals, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral mass was held in St. Cecilia's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu flowers, memorial contributions to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 140 Shepherd Lane, Totowa, NJ, 07512, would be appreciated.

JOHN F. ( JEEP ) MADONNA, of Kearny, died Thursday, Nov.14, 2002. He was 81. Born in Harrison, he was a lifelong resident of Kearny. He died at home. He was a machinist for Otis Elevator in Harrison for 21 years, retiring in 1956 and then was a foreman for Coast Metal in Riveredge for 15 more years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting in Oran, Italy, Sicily, Germany and Normandy. Husband of Diana (nee Robertson); brother of the late Theresa Carlucci; uncle of John Carlucci and Marilyn Esposito. Funeral services were conducted by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral service was offered in St. Stephen's Church, Kearny. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Barnabas Hospice.


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