Miscellaneous Middlesex County, New Jersey
Obituaries - 1998

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JOSEPH E. 'JOE K.' KASSAY, 60, of OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
JOSEPH E. "JOE K." KASSAY, 60, of Laurence Harbor, OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, died Monday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel Township. He was a self-employed tool and die maker for the past 33 years. He was a communicant of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor, and served in the Marines during peace time. Mr. Kassay was born in Newark and lived there before moving to Laurence Harbor 33 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa Kniffin Kassay; three daughters, Eleanor Loughlin and Debra Hixon, both of Laurence Harbor, and Michelle Cruz, Matawan; and four grandchildren. Day Funeral Home, Keyport, is in charge of arrangements.

MARY SIROKI KUCHINSKI, 82, of OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
MARY SIROKI KUCHINSKI, 82, of OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, died Sunday at Old Bridge Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge, and its Holy Rosary Society. Mrs. Kuchinski was born in Drifton, Pa., and lived in Perth Amboy before moving to Old Bridge in 1980.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Frank E.; two sons, Francis, Old Bridge, and Thomas, Keyport; four daughters, Elizabeth Gatano, Woodbridge Township, Mary Ann Abraham, Parlin, Sayreville, Kathleen Rey, Millstone, Somerset County, and Eileen Jones, Chester; four brothers, Joseph and Michael Siroki, both of Freeland, Pa., and Edward and Emil Siroki, both of Drifton, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Kurzawa Funeral Home, South Amboy, is in charge of arrangements.

VERONICA A. MCBRIDE ROSE, 83, of OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/14/98
VERONICA A. MC BRIDE ROSE, 83, of OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, died yesterday at Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice, Edison Township. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Carteret, and a member of the Railroad Ladies Auxiliary, Jersey City. Mrs. Rose was born in Jersey City and lived in Carteret before moving to Old Bridge two years ago.
Her husband, William M., died in 1987, and she was also predeceased by a daughter, Rita. Surviving are a son, William J., California; four daughters, Veronica Smith, Manalapan Township, Madeleine Greenberg, Old Bridge, Joan Mantovani, Chicago, and Dorothy Niedermeier, Carteret; a sister, Joan Sheridan, Hightstown; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Synowiecki Funeral Home, Carteret, is in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR R. BERNSTEIN, 62, Manhattan, formerly OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/13/98
ARTHUR R. BERNSTEIN, 62, of Manhattan, formerly of OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, died Sunday at Lennox Hill Hospital, Manhattan. He was a salesperson. Born in New York, he lived in Old Bridge before moving to Manhattan.
Surviving are his wife, Naomi; a son, Andrew, Long Island; three daughters, Deborah Salmon, Marlboro Township, and Jill Zaleski and Lisa Kowalski, both of Old Bridge; a sister, Bette Perlmutter, Florida; and eight grandchildren. Riverside Memorial Chapel, Manhattan, is in charge of arrangements.

MILDRED E. BRUSCO DONOHUE, 80, OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP 
Published 1/13/98
MILDRED E. BRUSCO DONOHUE, 80, of Cliffwood Beach, OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, died Sunday at home. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor, Old Bridge, and a member of Holy Family Senior Citizens, Union Beach. Born in Irvington, she lived in Elizabeth before moving to Cliffwood Beach 50 years ago.
Her husband, Dennis, died in 1980. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Jones, Highlands, and Diane Meixner, Keansburg; a brother, Frederick Brusco, Elizabeth; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Day Funeral Home, Keyport, is in charge of arrangements.

VICTOR J. WOLLEON, 79, of CARTERET 
Published 1/13/98
VICTOR J. WOLLEON, 79, of CARTERET, died yesterday at Rahway Hospital. He was essential oil sampler for perfumes at Colgate-Palmolive Co., Jersey City, for 41 years, retiring in 1977. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Carteret Community Senior Citizens Afternoon Group, and former coach and manager for the Carteret Little League. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Carteret. Born in Jersey City, he lived in Carteret for the past 46 years.
His son, Victor P., died in 1993. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Montenaro Wolleon; a daughter, Elizabeth Lewis, Brick Township; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter. Synowicki Funeral Home, Carteret, is in charge of arrangements.

ALFONSO DI LAURO, AGE 66, KEYPORT 
Published 1/12/98
Alfonso "Funzi" Di Lauro died Saturday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. He was 66.
He was born in Matawan and was a lifelong Keyport resident.
He was a dock worker for 25 years at Carolina Trucking Co. in the Avenel section of Woodbridge. He was a member of Teamsters Local 701, North Brunswick.
He was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Keyport.
He was a charter member of the Keyport Indians, a Pop Warner football team.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
A son, Anthony, died in 1986.
Surviving are his wife, Delphine; two daughters, Mary Ann De Varti and Delphine Terry, both of Keyport; a son, Alfonso Jr. of the Parlin section of Sayreville; a brother, Umberto of Brick; a sister, Mary Di Lauro, Keyport, and six grandchildren.
Services will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Church, Keyport. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Keyport. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

ALICE ECKER, AGE 83, EAST BRUNSWICK 
Published 1/12/98
Alice Healy Ecker died Saturday at JFK/Hartwyck at Edison Estates Nursing, Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, Edison. She was 83.
She was born in Newark and had lived in East Brunswick.
She was a homemaker.
She was a communicant of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church in East Brunswick.
She was a member of the East Brunswick Senior Citizens Club.
Her husband, John J., is deceased.
She is survived by a son, John of Milltown; three daughters, Alice Marie Failla of Daytona Beach, Fla., Judith Ann Walsh of the Toms River section of Dover Township and Mary Margaret Silvernail of Edison; 14 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Bartholomew Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick. Arrangements are by the Bronson and Son Funeral Home, 152 N. Main St., Milltown.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 601, Edison, NJ 08818.

ANA D. VARGAS, AGE 76, PERTH AMBOY 
Published 1/12/98
Ana D. Vargas died Thursday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division. She was 76.
She was born in Puerto Rico, and lived in Perth Amboy for the past 42 years.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Mount Carmel Church, Perth Amboy.
Her husband, Angel M., died in 1962. Two sons, Manuel and William, are deceased.
Surviving are two daughters, Carmen Zayas and Edith Dominguez, both of Perth Amboy; a sister, Lydia Malendez of Georgia; six brothers, Louis, Ernie and Felix Rosado, all of Ohio, Hector Rosado of Connecticut, William Rosado of Perth Amboy and Norbert Rosado of St. Croix; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Carmel Church, Perth Amboy. Burial will be at Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy. Arrangements are by Flynn & Son Funeral Home, Perth Amboy.

ANTHONY D. MOLIS, AGE 15, WOODBRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
Anthony David Molis died Saturday at home. He was 15.
He was born in Edison and was a lifelong resident of Woodbridge.
He was a sophomore at Union Catholic Regional High School in Scotch Plains.
He was a communicant of St. James R.C. Church in Woodbridge.
He was a former member of Cub Scout 143 of Woodbridge.
His paternal step-grandfather, Frank Jarvie, is deceased.
He is survived by his parents, Sigmund and Lisa Jasper Molis; a brother, Christopher Joseph Molis at home; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Marianne Jasper of Woodbridge; his paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Sigmund and Irene Molis Sr. of Trenton; his paternal grandmother, Joyce Jarvie of Trenton; his maternal great-grandmother, Alphonsa Rizzo of Woodbridge; his paternal great-grandmother, Hilda Gadsby of Trenton, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Greiner-Costello Funeral Home, Green Street and Barron Avenue, Woodbridge. A committal service will follow at St. James Chapel Mausoleum in Hopelawn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Union Catholic Regional High School Technology Fund, 1600 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

ANTONINA I. DUMANDAN, AGE 45, WOODBRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
Antonina I. Isip Dumandan died Saturday at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield. She was 45.
She was born in the Philippines and lived there and in the Middle East before moving to Montclair. She had lived in the Fords section of Woodbridge for the past six years.
She had worked as administrative assistant for the United Nations Children's Fund since 1990.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church, Edison, and was a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine teacher at the church.
She was coordinator of the Holy Family Prayer Group of Woodbridge and FACAGE. She was a member of the BLD.
Her parents, Ignacio and Reynalda Alcantara Isip are deceased.
She is survived by her husband, Feliciano; a son, Daniel at home; two daughters, Anna Fe and Anna Judith, both at home; two sisters, Bing Palma and Rosita Bustamente, both of the Philippines, and three brothers, Joselito, Antonio, and Ignacio Isip Jr., all of the Philippines.
Services will be 8:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave, Fords, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church. Burial will be at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia section of Woodbridge.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the family.

BERNARD NASSBERG, AGE 83, ABERDEEN 
Published 1/12/98
Bernard Nassberg died Saturday at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. He was 83.
He was born in New York City and had lived in The Bronx, N.Y., before moving to Aberdeen 36 years ago.
He retired in 1969 after 25 years as a salesman for Richard Coulston & Sons in New York City.
He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanine Chevalier; two daughters, Chris Ellen Bouziotis of Long Island, N.Y., and Fran Nassberg of New York City; four sisters, Rhonda Vacchs of Jamesburg, Marge Miller and Evelyn Schneider, both of Florida, and Ann Metzer of New York City, and five grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Monmouth Memorial Funeral Home, 89 Route 34, Aberdeen. Burial will be in Forest Green Park Cemetery, Marlboro.

CLAIRE R. MASCOLA, AGE 65, EDISON 
Published 1/12/98
Claire Rita LaTournous Mascola died Saturday at her daughter's Edison home. She was 65.
She was born in White Mills, Pa., and lived in Newark before moving to Metuchen 36 years ago. She recently moved to Edison to live with her daughter.
She was a crossing guard for 26 years at Edgar School, Metuchen.
She was a past member of the Metuchen First Aid Squad Ladies Auxiliary.
She was a communicant of St. Francis Cathedral, Metuchen.
Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Salvatore; three sons, Wayne of Edison, Dale of East Brunswick and Joseph of Metuchen; two daughters, Mari Norris of Hubbard, Neb., and Lynn Kuzio of Edison, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Services will be Wednesday at a time to be announced at the Koyen Funeral Home, 319 Amboy Ave., Metuchen, followed by a Mass at St. Francis Cathedral. Entombment will follow at Woodbridge Memorial Gardens, Woodbridge.
Memorial donations may be made to the Metuchen First Aid Squad.

DAVID ROWE PETRIE, AGE 38, NEW BRUNSWICK 
Published 1/12/98
David Rowe "Sam" Petrie died Friday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was 38.
He was born in Lewistown, Pa., and lived in New Brunswick.
He was a CCT technician for 14 years at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to that, he was an orderly at Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, Pa.
He was a member of Yeagertown United Methodist Church in Yeagertown, Pa.
His father, John L., is deceased.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Ethel Rowe Petrie of Yeagertown, Pa.; two brothers, Leslie D. of Camp Hill, Pa., and Johnathan L. of Potomac, Md., and two sisters, Margaret Davis and Ethel Zeigler, both of Reedsville, Pa.
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Yeagertown United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown, Pa. Arrangements are by the Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Oncology Unit, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 or the Lumina Center, 18 E. Third St., Lewistown, PA. 17044.

DR. JOHN S. MADURA, AGE 78, OLD BRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
Dr. John S. Madura died yesterday at home. He was 78.
He was born in South Amboy and lived in Old Bridge for the past 37 years.
He was a practicing dentist for 48 years on Market Street, Perth Amboy, retiring two years ago. He was a member of the American, New Jersey and Middlesex County dental associations.
He graduated from St. Peter's College, Jersey City, and received his dental degree from St. Louis University.
He served in the Army and Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Sacred Heart R.C. Church, South Amboy.
Three brothers, Monsignor Martin Madura, the Rev. Ladislaus Madura and Dr. Paul P. Madura, and a sister, Sophie Madura, are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Chlebicki; a daughter, Maryanne Madura Mulhern of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, John and Thomas, both of Old Bridge, and Andrew of South Amboy; a brother, Michael of South Amboy, and two grandsons, David and Daniel Madura.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Kurzawa Funeral Home, 338 Main St., South Amboy, followed by 10:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sayreville.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Memorial Fund, South Amboy, NJ 08879.

EDWARD KELLY, AGE 86, WOODBRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
Edward Gregory Kelly died Saturday at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy Division. He was 86.
He was born in New York and had lived in the Fords section of Woodbridge before moving to Perth Amboy 35 years ago.
He had worked for the City of Perth Amboy. He retired 25 years ago.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Perth Amboy.
His brother, Albert, is deceased.
Surviving are his wife, Mathilda of Woodbridge; two sons, Edward of Toms River and Michael of Woodbridge; one daughter, Theresa of Woodbridge.; one sister, Grace Walsh of Woodbridge, and two grandchildren.
Mass will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Perth Amboy. Cremation will be private.
Arrangements are by the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords.

ERNESTINE CARR, AGE 63, PISCATAWAY 
Published 1/12/98
Ernestine Carr died Wednesday at North Fulton Medical Center, Roswell, Ga. She was 63.
She was born in Nash County, N.C., and moved to Piscataway in 1968. She had lived in Woodstock, Ga., since 1991.
She was a self-employed professional housekeeper.
Surviving are her fiance, Frank Dotson of Woodstock, Ga.; five sons, Samson Jerome of Manville, Sherman Dwayne of San Diego, Michael Anthony of Willingboro, Eric Dwight of Middlesex and Christopher of Philadelphia; a daughter, Adrian Denise of Willingboro; her mother, Christine Crudup of Baltimore; four brothers, Clevon Crudup of North Carolina, Robert and Clarence, both of Baltimore, and Wilbert of the Toms River section of Dover Township; a sister, Janet; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Piscataway Funeral Home, 18 Stelton Road, Piscataway. Burial will be at Lake Nelson Memorial Park, Piscataway.

HELEN HERZOG, AGE 88, WOODBRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
Helen Lavelle Herzog died yesterday at Cranford Care Center in Cranford. She was 88.
She was born in Scranton, Pa., and lived in Woodbridge proper and the Port Reading section of Woodbridge before moving to the Iselin section of the township 10 years ago.
She was a communicant of St. Cecelia's R.C. Church in Iselin and a member of the Rosary Society at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Port Reading.
She was a past president of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court Mercedes, Woodbridge.
Her husband, Carl, died in 1993, and her son, Carl, died in 1936. She also was preceded in death by five brothers, William, Robert, Gerald, Patrick and John Lavelle and two sisters, Marie Coyne and Anastasia Lavelle. A grandson, Joseph Murafsky, died in 1955, and a great-grandson, Ryan Clark, died in 1989.
Survivors are her three daughters, Joanne Koob of Metuchen, Marie Halbert of Woodbridge and Katherine Du Broff of West Orange; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Leon J. Gerity Funeral Home, 411 Amboy Ave., Woodbridge, followed by a 9 a.m. Mass at St. James R.C. Church, Woodbridge. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.

HELEN L. ALFIERI, AGE 65, SOUTH PLAINFIELD 
Published 1/12/98
Helen L. "Nanny" Doseff Alfieri died Saturday at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield. She was 65.
She was born in Hoboken and lived in Jersey City, Union City, Old Bridge and Piscataway before moving to South Plainfield five years ago.
She retired in 1994 as a registered nurse after working for St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick and the Old Bridge school system.
Upon graduating in 1953 from the Christ Hospital School of Nursing, she worked as a private duty nurse in the Hudson County area for seven years. She then became employed at St. Peter's, where she held the position of nursing supervisor for more than 30 years.
She held the position of school nurse for 31 years in the Old Bridge schools. Most of her tenure was at the Memorial School in the Laurence Harbor section of the township. She also had worked as a family counselor in the school system for many years.
During her years of work, she pursued her education on a part-time basis. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing and education in 1963 and her master's degree in the late 1970s from Jersey City State College. Until she retired, she had been pursuing a doctorate in psychology.
For a brief time after her retirement, she worked on learning braille and worked with the blind in New Brunswick.
She was a member of St. George Episcopal Church in Helmetta, where she belonged to the prayer group.
She was a member of the education association on the local, state and federal levels.
Surviving are her son, Henry Cordes of Edison; a daughter, Carolyn A. Ackerman of South Plainfield; a sister, Gladys Cordes of Guttenberg, and three grandchildren, Shawn Ackerman of South Plainfield and Patrick and Kristi Cordes, both of Edison.
The funeral will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at the McCriskin Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at St. George Episcopal Church. Cremation will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Foundation of the Blind of New Jersey, 69 Prospect Place, Belleville, NJ 07109, or the Diabetes Foundation at St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick.

JOHN J. CARRAGINO, AGE 77, WOODBRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
John Joseph Carragino died yesterday at JFK Medical Center in Edison. He was 77.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., and lived in the Port Reading section of Woodbridge for the past 38 years.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a chief petty officer.
He retired in 1991 from Volvo-GMC Truck Center in South Brunswick, working as a service manager. He previously worked for White Motor Co. in Newark and Hall & Fuhs Inc. of Mountainside.
His brother, Joseph Carragino, died in 1987.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Anna Brenkach; a son, Thomas M. of Port Reading; a daughter, Diane of Interlaken; two brothers, Robert of Randolph and William of Berkeley Heights, and two grandchildren, Dan and Amy Carragino, both of Port Reading.
Services will be Wednesday at a time to be announced at the Greiner-Costello Funeral Home, Green Street and Barron Avenue, Woodbridge, followed by a funeral liturgy at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Port Reading. Burial will be at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia section of Woodbridge.

JORDAN MASTRANGELO, AGE: 30 DAYS, CLIFTON 
Published 1/12/98
Jordan Olivia Mastrangelo died Saturday. She was an infant.
She was one of the triplets born on Dec. 13, 1997.
Surviving are her parents, Gary and Jessica Abramson; a brother, Matthew Cory; a sister, Samantha Hart; her paternal grandparents, Carmen and Alice of Edison; her maternal grandparents, Norman and MaryAnn Abramson of Yonkers, N.Y., and Toni and Dick Matthews of North Stonington, Conn.
Services will be private and under the direction of the Thomas J. Costello Funeral Home, 200 Cooper Ave., in the Iselin section of Woodbridge.

LESTER J. YANVARY SR., AGE 41, PERTH AMBOY 
Published 1/12/98
Lester J. Yanvary Sr. died Saturday at JFK Medical Center, Edison. He was 41.
He was a lifelong resident of Perth Amboy.
He had worked as a cook at Max Dufner Caterers of Perth Amboy.
He had served in the U.S. Army.
He was a Salvation Army volunteer.
He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Perth Amboy.
His father, Stephen Yanvary; his stepfather, Henry Turick; two brothers, John Turick and Willy Yanvary, are deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Lester Jr. and John Henry, both of Woodbridge; three sisters, Linda Burzynski of Perth Amboy, Cheryl Atkin of Long Beach, Calif., and Beverly Drahos of Old Bridge, and three brothers, Roy Yanvary of Hop Bottom, Pa., Glenn Yanvary of Perth Amboy and James Turick of Jamesburg.
Services will be 11 a.m Tuesday at the Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home, 419 Barclay St., Perth Amboy.
Contributions may be made in his memory to St. Peter's Episcopal Church or Ss. Cyril and Methodius National Catholic Church, both in Perth Amboy.

MARY A. SMERECKI, AGE 80, EDISON 
Published 1/12/98
Mary A. Smerecki died Saturday at home. She was 80.
She was born in Perth Amboy and lived in Edison for the past 40 years.
She was a homemaker.
Her husband, Edward, died in 1988. Her sister, Josephine Turner, and her brother, Carl Raniere, are deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Martin of Piscataway and Robert K. of Edison; four brothers, Michael Raniere of Edison, Tony Raniere of Eatontown and Dominick Raniere and Anthony Raniere, both of Perth Amboy; two sisters, Tina Radalich of East Orange and Angie Ward of the Parlin section of Sayreville; five grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Services will be Wednesday at a time to be announced from the Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Ave., Fords section of Woodbridge. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Hopelawn.

MARY FORBES, AGE 91, KEYPORT 
Published 1/12/98
Mary O'Donnell Forbes died Saturday at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. She was 91.
She was born in Ireland and had lived in Brooklyn before moving to Keyport 27 years ago.
She retired 30 years ago after 25 years as an assembly worker with Murray Switches in Brooklyn.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Keyport.
Her husband, William, died in September.
She is survived by her sister, Sarah Gallagher of Scotland and several nieces and nephews, including Ann Callow of Hazlet.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport.

MARY KUCHINSKI, AGE 82, OLD BRIDGE 
Published 1/12/98
Mary Siroki Kuchinski died yesterday at Old Bridge Manor Nursing Home. She was 82.
She was born in Drifton, Pa., and lived in Perth Amboy for 40 years before moving to Old Bridge in 1980.
She was a communicant of St. Lawrence R.C. Church in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge and a member of its Holy Rosary Society.
A sister, Anna Mackanich, and three brothers, John, Paul and Nicholas Siroki, are deceased.
Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Frank E.; four daughters, Elizabeth Catano of Woodbridge, Mary Ann Abraham of the Parlin section of Sayreville, Kathleen Rey of Millstone and Eileen Jones of Chester; two sons, Francis of Old Bridge and Thomas of Keyport; four brothers, Joseph and Michael Siroki, both of Freeland, Pa., and Edward and Emil Siroki, both of Drifton; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Kurzawa Funeral Home, 338 Main St., South Amboy, followed by 9 a.m. Mass at St. Lawrence Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick.


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