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John D. Lease

July 30, 1966 - January 12, 2018

51, died January 12, 2018. John was born in Rahway and formerly of Metuchen before moving to Neshanic Station in 2014. He obtained an Associate Degree at Widener University in Economics and then graduated from Kean University with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He worked as a correction officer for the State of New Jersey for 5 years. Then John moved onto a full time self employment as...
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John W. Hulsizer, Jr.

December 15, 1937 - January 10, 2018

Somerville John W. Hulsizer Jr. 80, passed away January 10, 2018. John was born in Bound Brook and was a lifelong resident of Somerville. He was the son of the late Margaret Rosania and John W. Hulsizer III. In his younger years he was the manager at Woolworth’s in Somerville for over 28 years. He then was employed as a Sales Associate at Lord and Taylor in Bridgewater for 10...
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Narendra Benimadho

January 8, 2018

Narendra (Ken) Benimadho March 17, 1981 - January 7, 2018 (Age 36) He was born to parents ShivPaul and Kemwattee Benimadho in Guyana, South America and was the fourth out of five children Sukraj, Patsy, Jageshwar and Jamie. Ken was a dedicated and hard working Family man who took pride in lending a helping hand. He was a father to triplet boys Kieran, Casey, and...
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Patricia Joan Hudock

November 14, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Bridgewater Patricia Joan Hudock 81, passed away at home January 7, 2018. Patricia was born and raised in North Plainfield, NJ before moving to Bridgewater in 1961. She was employed as a data entry clerk at Johnson & Johnson in Raritan for over 25 years, retiring in 1990. She also worked at Bridgeway Care Center in Bridgewater. In her spare time, Patricia enjoyed playing...
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Minerva M. Zingler

July 7, 1921 - January 4, 2018

Minerva Mae Zingler, 96, of Bridgewater, NJ passed away on January 4, 2018 at her residence. Minerva was born in Bridgewater, the daughter of the late William and Edith Van Holten. She was the wife of the late Robert N. Zingler. Minerva worked in Finance at Ethicon, Inc, for 21 years before her retirement in 1984. Minerva was member of North Branch Reformed...
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Anna Marie M. Metzgar

March 1, 1947 - January 1, 2018

Branchburg Anna Marie C. Metzgar 70, died January 1, 2018. Anna Marie was born and raised in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and resided in Somerset County in 1970. She was employed as a Executive Vice President at AT&T and Dun & Bradstreet for over forty years, retiring in 2012. She graduated from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania with a BA degree. After her retirement&...
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Juan Rivera

December 31, 2017

Bridgewater Juan Rivera 73, died December 31, 2017. Juan was born in Puerto Rico and formerly of Somerset and Somerville before moving to Bridgewater five years ago. Juan was a retired self-employed handyman who had a scrap metal business for over 30 years. He was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church in Bridgewater. In his spare time, Juan enjoyed cycling, dancing,...
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Steven R. Morris

January 31, 1964 - December 27, 2017

STEVEN R. MORRIS passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in Somerset. He was 53 years old. He was born in Briarcliff, New York, and lived in Bridgewater, NJ before moving to New Providence, NJ where he resided at the time of his death. Steven loved all holidays but was particularly fond of ones where presents were exchanged. He...
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Mary Anne Brice

February 20, 1920 - December 26, 2017

Somerville Mary Anne Brice 97, died December 26, 2017. Mary was born in Amityville, New York before moving to Somerville. She was employed as an executive assistant at Burger King for over 15 years. Mary was a member of Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Surviving are her three sons Kenneth Brice and his wife Maria, Richard...
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Frieda Francis

June 18, 1914 - December 26, 2017

Bridgewater Frieda Francis 103, died December 26, 2017. Frieda was born in Jersey City and formerly of Kenilworth for over 70 years and Bloomsbury before moving to Bridgewater in 2015. Frieda was a homemaker and she loved nature and especially telling jokes. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her two husbands Emil Stein and John Francis. ...
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Glenn T. Walker

November 12, 1962 - December 25, 2017

Bridgewater Glenn Thomas Walker 55 passed away on December 25, 2017. Born in Barrow-In-Furness, England on November 12, 1962, he was the son of Jennifer (Fairclough) and John Walker. He graduated from York Suburban High School and Graduate School Penn State University. He resided in Bridgewater New Jersey and was employed as a Senior Staff Mechanical Engineer at Kulicke &...
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Betty Ann Berglund

April 1, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Manville Betty Ann Berglund 84, died December 25, 2017. Betty was born in Somerville, raised in Raritan and resided in Somerset County. Years ago she was employed as a teacher at Triangle Road School in Hillsborough, NJ. She was a Trenton State College graduate with a BA degree in education. At another point in her career was a real estate agent with Century 21. Most of all,...
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Mindy Ellen Rosenstein

March 25, 1960 - December 24, 2017

Bridgewater Mindy Ellen Rosenstein 57, died December 24, 2017. Mindy was born in Newark and formerly of Union before moving to Bridgewater in 1995. She was employed as a human resources senior director at Agilea Fragrances in Piscataway for over 20 years. In her spare time, Mindy enjoyed reading and spending time with her children. She will be sadly missed by all. She is...
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Elaine R. Roswell

January 10, 1931 - December 23, 2017

Somerset Elaine R. Roswell 86, died December 23, 2017. Elaine was born to the late parents of David and Florence Roswell in New York, NY and formerly of Hamden and New Haven, Connecticut and New Rochelle, New York before moving to Somerset in 2017. She was a talented musician and enjoyed playing the piano and reading. Elaine will be sadly missed by her family and friends. ...
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Samantha Jayne Ahimovic

December 26, 1980 - December 22, 2017

Clinton Township Samantha Jayne (Hopf) Ahimovic 36, passed away December 22, 2017. Samantha was born in Somerville, lived in Raritan Township and resided with her husband and sons inClinton Township. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in education from Pace University in Westchester, New York. She pursued her passion by becoming a teacherand serving as an elementary...
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Constance M. Coffin

December 18, 2017

Branchburg Constance M. Coffin 69, died December 18, 2017. Connie was born in Somerville, raised in Branchburg for many years and formerly of Long Beach Island before moving to Lambertville in 2012. She graduated from Rider College with a BA in 1970. She earned her Masters degree in education from Marygrove College in 2001. She was employed as a social studies teacher at...
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Dorothy M. Avin

May 13, 1930 - December 14, 2017

Bridgewater Dorothy M. Avin 87, passed away December 14, 2017. She was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and formerly of the Inwood section of New York City before moving to Bridgewater in 1991.In her early years, Dorothy was employed as a telephone operator for the New York Telephone Company for over twenty years, retiring in 1983. She was a communicant of the Blessed...
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Elizabeth Blanar

September 9, 1932 - December 10, 2017

Somerville Elizabeth Blanar 85, died December 10, 2017. Elizabeth was born and raised in Freeland, Pennsylvania before moving to Somerville in 1960. She was employed as a payroll clerk at Bayer & Taylor in Somerville for over 20 years, retiring in 1997. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Manville where she was a member of the Leisure Club....
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Robert McCray

March 5, 1929 - December 1, 2017

Hillsborough Robert McCray 88, died December 1, 2017. Robert was born in Elizabeth, and raised in Branchburg before moving to Hillsborough. He was a retired salesman who worked at Dairy Farms, RCA and AXA. He was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War serving as Sergeant First Class. Robert was a member of the South Branch Reformed Church. In his spare...
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Theodore E. Kruger

April 3, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Flemington Theodore E. (Ted) Kruger 86, died December 1, 2017. Ted was born in Passaic, New Jersey and formerly of Woodbridge and Clinton Township before moving in 1964. He was employed as a project manager at Michael Reize & Sons in Fords for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War serving as CPL. Ted was a member of The...
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Thelma E. Gerber

June 14, 1927 - November 30, 2017

Scotch Plains Thelma E. Gerber, 90, passed peacefully surrounded by family on November 30, 2017. Thelma was born in Elizabeth, NJ, to Edwin G. and Anna Volker. During WWII, Thelma served the war effort as a Naval Reserve Officer in the WAVES. After the war, she worked as an accountant for Standard Oil before starting her family in 1955. A long time Scotch...
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Robert 147;Bob” Abrams

November 26, 2017

Robert "Bob" Abrams, age 90, died Nov. 26, 2017. Bob was born in New York City and has been resident of Somerville since 1960. He was employed as an engineer PE for many years for Treadwell Corp. rising from designer to project manager. He was WWII Veteran of U.S. Army. Bob was past V.P. of Somerville NAACP Branch and past member of Society of Mining Engineers. He enjoyed traveling...
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Richard J. Felice

October 21, 1931 - November 25, 2017

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Melvin A. Mayer

February 24, 1939 - November 24, 2017

Melvin A. Mayer (Mel), 78, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born in Plainfield, NJ on February 24, 1939, Mel lived in Oldwick and later Lebanon, NJ, where he resided with his wife of 48 years, Margo Jardot Mayer. Mel was the son of the late Horace and Evelyn Mayer of North Plainfield, NJ. Mel was a graduate and alumni...
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Alice J. Manning

August 2, 1927 - November 23, 2017

Bridgewater Alice J. Manning 90, died November 23, 2017 Alice was born and raised in Somerville before to moving to Raritan in 1970. She attended Somerville High School. Alice was employed as a Sterile Packager at Ortho diagnostics in Raritan for over 23 years, retiring in 1986. She was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Somerville. In her spare time, Alice...
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William C. Patrick

March 26, 1939 - November 17, 2017

Bridgewater William C. Patrick 78, died November 17, 2017. Bill was born in Frackville, PA and formerly of Philadelphia before moving to Bridgewater in 1972. He graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from Penn State and Rutgers Universities. Bill was employed at Baker & Taylor and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter before, retiring in 2001. He was a communicant of...
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Rita J. Olkowski

May 11, 1944 - November 15, 2017

Rita J. (Sommese) Olkowski, 73 of Somerville died Wednesday, November 15 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She was born in Newark, NJ and lived with her 8 siblings until her mother’s passing. She was raised in Fanwood in the loving home of her maternal Aunt, Anna Ceres Cook and her husband Elmer. She graduated from Scotch Plains - Fanwood High School. After...
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Victor A. Rizzolo

December 30, 1923 - November 11, 2017

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Santi S. Ascolese

May 23, 1932 - November 8, 2017

Raritan Santi S. Ascolese 85, died November 8, 2017. Santi was born in Somerville and raised in Raritan before moving to Manville in 1954. He was a graduate of Somerville High School. Santi owned Ascolese and Sons general contracting in Manville for over 30 years. He was a Veteran of the US Army during the Korean War. In his spare time, Santi enjoyed training horses. He is...
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Ethel F. Reed

August 8, 1928 - October 26, 2017

Somerville Ethel F. Reed 89, died October 26, 2017. Funeral services 10am Saturday beginning with a visitation at 9am at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Interment will follow at New Cemetery, Somerville. Donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 669 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. To send condolences to the family...
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Margaret Cebula

February 9, 1918 - October 24, 2017

Margaret Cebula 99, passed away October 24, 2017. Margaret was born and raised in Fords before moving to Manville in 1940. Margaret was employed at Diehl’s manufacturing and Jelco Company.She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Manville. In her spare time, Margaret was a homemaker and was very active at home where she loved working on her gardening chores. She...
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Dorothy Adams Nicotra

March 18, 1956 - October 23, 2017

Manville Dorothy Adams Nicotra 61, passed away October 23, 2017. Dorothy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and formerly of Apollo, PA, Sparta, Lake Hopatcong and Bridgewater before moving to Manville in 2013. In 1976, Dorothy owned and operated Scissor Styx Salon in Lake Hopatcong for 15 years. In 1991, she became a flight attendant for American Airlines...
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Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl

February 10, 1938 - October 16, 2017

Cape May Ruthann L. Couch-Pohl 79, passed away October 16th 2017: Ruthann was born in North Wildwood and lived in Trenton and Somerville before moving to Cape May in 2016. She graduated from Rowan University with a BA Degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, she was employed as an Elementary Teacher for the Hillsborough and Somerville School Districts. Then, she worked as...
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John Coene

December 12, 1955 - October 15, 2017

Bridgewater John Coene 61, passed away October 15, 2017 at home, surrounded by family and friends. John was born and raised in Somerville and most recently resided in Bridgewater. Throughout his life he exhibited a wide range of talents and interests. For many years he was the owner/operator of an excavating company. For the past twenty plus years he was self-employed as a...
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Linda Lee Toro Bigelow

October 27, 1946 - October 14, 2017

Somerville Linda Lee Toro Bigelow 70, died October 14, 2017. Linda was born in Plainfield and formerly of South Plainfield, Berkeley Heights, and Somerville before moving to Bridgewater in 1997. She was a life member of the Somerville Rescue Squad Ladies Auxiliary. In her spare time, Linda enjoyed shopping for antiques and especially spending time with her grandchildren...
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Mary A. Verner

December 2, 1924 - October 8, 2017

Bedminster Mary A. Verner 92, died October 8, 2017. Mary was born in Orange, NJ and formerly of South Orange, Martinsville, and Beach Haven before moving to Bedminster in 2006. She was a loving mother and housewife and in her spare time she enjoyed reading, knitting, volunteering at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville and going to the beach with her family. She...
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Carlyle 147;Corky” Caldwell

October 7, 2017

Bedminster Dr. Carlyle "Corky" Caldwell 103, died October 7, 2017 peacefully at home, with his devoted wife Mary, his constant companion, by his side. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, March 13, 1914, Dr. Carlyle was the son of Howard and Catherine Zimmer Caldwell. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anne Barman, brother Howard and sister Marie...
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Robert A. Kumbatovic

November 25, 1934 - September 29, 2017

Bridgewater Robert A. Kumbatovic 82, passed away September 29, 2017. Robert was born in New York, NY and formerly of Bound Brook before moving to Bridgewater in 1981. He was a Bound Brook High School Graduate Class of 1952. Robert was employed at RCA Westinghouse. He was a veteran of the US Army during peacetime. Robert was known as Mr. Fix it and enjoyed working on computers,...
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Donald J. Whitehead

August 23, 1942 - September 28, 2017

Donald J. Whitehead, 75, passed away September 28, 2017. Donald was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Osterville, MA. He graduated from Rahway High School and also lived in Somerville, NJ and Myrtle Beach, SC before moving to Bridgewater. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1961 before joining the US Navy. During his career in the navy, he was...
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Marilyn Hundley

August 29, 1945 - September 26, 2017

Marilyn “Lyn” Hundley formerly of Somerset NJpassed away on September 26, 2017 after a brief illness. Marilyn was born on August 29, 1945 in Somerville, New Jerseyto her parents, William and Mary Hundley. She graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth and received her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Over the course of her career, she worked at AT&T,...
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Ann M. Mollo

March 29, 1938 - September 26, 2017

Bridgewater Ann M. Mollo 79, died September 26, 2017. Ann was born and raised in North Bergen and resided in Bridgewater since 1961. She was employed as an office manager at Laubach Nursery in Hillsborough for over 30 years. Ann was a member of the Somerville Columbiettes where she served as past president and was a member of the Green Knoll Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in...
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Barbara Lee Quick

July 28, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Barbara Lee Quick, 90 died September 21, 2017 at her Hillsborough Farm. She was born in Princeton, NJ on July 28, 1927 to her late parents Sarah and Gilbert Runyon. Barbara grew up in Belle Mead and spent her youth working on her family farm. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1945. She married her late husband J. Preston Quick Jr. and moved to Hillsborough to help...
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Raphael Bilia

September 19, 2017

Bridgewater Raphael Bilia 75, died September 19, 2017. Raphael was born in Sale, Morocco and formerly of Tel Aviv Israel, Schenectady, NY and Dix Hills, NY, before moving to Bridgewater in 1998. He was employed as President of U.S. Plastic Sales, LLC in South Plainfield. Raphael enjoyed living his life going to the beach and exercising. He will be sadly missed...
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Sol Braun

February 13, 1920 - September 16, 2017

Bridgewater Sol Braun 97, passed away peacefully September 16, 2017. Sol was born in Brody, Poland and formerly of Union and Toms River before moving to Bridgewater in 2010. He was the son of the late Elie and Gitel Braun. Sol owned and operated CakeMasters Bakery in Elizabeth for over 32 years, retiring in 1985. He lived through both world wars and was a survivor of the...
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Dorothy A. Carlo

November 9, 1933 - September 15, 2017

Basking Ridge Dorothy A. Carlo 83, died September 15, 2017. Dorothy was born in Woodbourne, New York and formerly of Philadelphia before moving to Bridgewater Township in 1967. She was employed as an art teacher for Bridgewater Raritan West High School for over 25 years, retiring in 1989. Dorothy was a former member of the Seventh United Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. In...
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Marjorie A. Slack

May 27, 1935 - September 15, 2017

Marjorie Ann Slack, 82, of Zarephath, New Jersey, a teacher and a farmer’s wife, died on Friday, Sep 15, 2017 after a rapid decline in her health from unknown causes. Born in Denver, Colorado to Charles and Dorothy Ogden, Marjorie was a nearly life-long resident-member and employee of The Pillar of Fire Church and a 1961 graduate of Alma White College...
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Josephine T. Rea

February 24, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Raritan Josephine T. Rea 75, died September 13, 2017. Funeral services will be 10:30am Monday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville, NJ. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater. Visitation will be 2-6pm Sunday at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com ...
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John R. MeKeel

May 5, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Bridgewater John R. (Jack) Mekeel 78, passed away September 12, 2017. John was born in Dover, NJ and formerly of Plainfield before moving to Bridgewater in 1966. He graduated from Trenton State College with a BA degree in political justice. John began his career working at Johns-Manville. He then was sergeant of the Bridgewater Township Police Department for over 10 years and...
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Steven S. Edelman

September 24, 1955 - September 12, 2017

Bridgewater Steven S. Edelman 61, died September 12, 2017. Surviving are his three daughters Allie, Olivia, and Emma Edelman. Graveside services will be 12pm Thursday at Temple Sholom Cemetery, Chimney Rock Road, Bridgewater. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.
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Gary R. D'Amico

March 24, 1949 - September 9, 2017

South Bound Brook Gary Robert D’Amico 68, passed away September 9, 2017. Gary was born in Somerville and was a lifelong resident of South Bound Brook. Gary graduated from Fort Lauderdale University with a BS Degree in Technical and Scientific Management. He was employed as an Electronic Technician at Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory James Forrestal Campus in...
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Helen R. Dodge

June 23, 1924 - September 8, 2017

Hillsborough Helen R. Dodge 93, died September 8, 2017. Helen was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and resided in Hillsborough. Helen was a veteran of the US Navy during World War II where she was active in the Waves United States Naval Organization. Helen was a bookkeeper for many years and a devoted homemaker. She was a member of Harvey Memorial Methodist Church in Point...
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John David Christman

July 12, 1950 - September 8, 2017

John David Christman, 67, of Hillsborough NJ, passed away on Friday September 8, 2017 in his Hillsborough Home. John Christman was born to Mary and John Christman on the twelfth of July, 1950. Living in NJ for most of his life he was a successful business man serving as President of Cleary Corporation in Somerset NJ. He was also a member of the Army reserve. Prior to his...
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Susan Ellen Colodney

April 23, 1942 - September 8, 2017

Bridgewater Susan Ellen Colodney 75, passed away September 8, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Somerset. Susan was born in White Plains, NY before moving to Bridgewater in 1971. She was a retired administrator at Arbor Glen and then an office assistant manager at Temple Sholom in Bridgewater. Susan will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her son Michael and...
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Richard L. Regan

April 27, 1954 - September 6, 2017

Mendham Richard L. Regan 63, died September 6, 2017. Richard was born in New Brunswick and formerly of Bernardsville and Basking Ridge before moving to Mendham in 1982.For the past 30 years he was a machine operator for Beneficial Corporationand then for Benjamin Moore in Flandersretiring in 2012. Richard’s greatest joy was spending time with family, friends and helping...
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Casey Lee Vreeland

April 25, 1992 - September 3, 2017

Casey Lee Vreeland, 25, of Boonton, New Jersey, left us brokenhearted on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Born on April 25, 1992, in Downey, California, she grew up in Belleville, New Jersey, and attended Belleville High School, where she was in the student government and the chess club. She earned an associate’s degree from the County College...
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Neal Jeffrey Irving

September 1, 2017

Neal Jeffrey Irving, 52, of Raritan, NJ passed away September 1st, following heart surgery. He was born November 7, 1964 in the U.S. Army Hospital in Nuremberg, Germany. Neal graduated from Kings Park Long Island High School in 1983 where he played basketball and was captain of the golf team. He attended Delhi University and Brookdale Community College. He served honorably...
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Pearl M. Lazar

July 3, 1937 - August 25, 2017

Pearl M. Lazar 80, died August 25, 2017. Pearl was born and raised in Newark and formerly of Rochester, NY and Chatham before moving to Somerset in 2016. She was employed as a reading specialist teacher for the Watchung Hills Board of Education for 38 years, retiring in 2000. Pearl was a gold master bridge player where she belonged to the American Contract Bridge League. In her...
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Florence Cooper

June 14, 1925 - August 24, 2017

Somerville Florence Cooper 92, passed away August 24, 2017. Funeral services will be 10am Wednesday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave Somerville. Interment will follow at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge. Full Obituary to Follow
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Phyllis P. Scarpone

May 24, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Raritan Beloved Aunt Menie, 92, passed away August 22, 2017. Aunt Menie was born in Raritan and was a life-long resident. She was employed at American Velour Mills in Bound Brook for 25 years. Aunt Menie also worked for Jelco and Carrier clinic at the snack shop. She was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Raritan where she served on the Rosary Altar Society. Aunt Menie...
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Alexandra Nargiello

January 13, 1937 - August 20, 2017

Basking Ridge Alexandra Nargiello 80, died August 20, 2017. She was born in Oborniki, Poland and resided in Basking Ridge. Alexandra was a member of the Polish University Club of New Jersey. She will be sadly missed by all. She is predeceased by her husband Dr. Eugene Nargiello who died in 1992. He was the Medical Director and Superintendent of John E. Runnels Hospital,...
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Margaret Mearsheimer

April 2, 1921 - August 18, 2017

Mearsheimer, Margaret A, forever 29, a long-time resident of Somers & Port Washington NY, formerly of Glendale NY, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017. She had moved to New Jersey 3 years ago. Born at home in Queens in 1921, Margaret graduated from Richmond Hill High School and went on to complete secretarial school. She enjoyed a 40-year career at IBM in their...
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JoAnne Morek

March 17, 1951 - August 18, 2017

Bridgewater JoAnne Morek 66, passed away August 18, 2017. Funeral Services will be 11am Thursday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave. Somerville. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Newark. Visitation will be 4pm to 7pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Full obituary to follow.
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Shelly B. Rosenblum

April 25, 1959 - August 14, 2017

Bridgewater Shelly B. Rosenblum 58, died August 14, 2017. Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Thursday at Temple Sholom, 594 N. Bridge Street, Bridgewater. Interment will follow at Temple Sholom, Bridgewater. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Donations can be made to Temple Sholom .To send condolences to the family,...
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Julia Cresina

March 28, 1921 - August 14, 2017

Hillsborough Julia Cresina 96, passed away August 14, 2017. Julia was born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania, formerly of Bound Brook and Somerville before moving to Hillsborough in 2015. She was a retired seamstress for over thirty years. She was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Manville. Julia enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, reading and sewing. She was...
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Michael L. Hribik

August 23, 1954 - August 5, 2017

Bridgewater Michael L. (Mike) Hribik 62, died August 5, 2017. Mike was formerly of Hillsborough and moved to Bridgewater in 1983. He was employed as an Automotive Technician for over 40 years at Alan & Son Car Care in Branchburg and currently at Kemper-KIA in Bridgewater. He was a 1973 graduate of Hillsborough High School. In his spare time, Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing,...
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Franklin W. Smith

July 28, 2017

Hillsborough Franklin W. Smith 89, died June 28, 2017. Surviving are his wife Gloria, daughter Diana Sieberg, and son Alan Smith. Memorial prayer service will be 2pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Cremation was private.
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Francis Skay

February 24, 1935 - July 24, 2017

Raritan Francis (Frank) Skay 82, passed away July 24, 2017. Frank was born and raised in Woodbridge, before moving to Raritan in 1961. Before retiring in 1996, he was employed as a fork lift operator for 12 years at GSA Depot in Hillsborough. Frank was previously employed at Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Division an W. T. Grant. He was a veteran of the National Guard during...
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Amy E. Lippincott

January 17, 1970 - July 20, 2017

Amy Elizabeth Lippincott, 47, went home to the Source “trailing clouds of glory” on July 20, 2017, after a short illness. She was a patient at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset and had been surrounded by family in the days leading up to her death. Amy was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and lived most of her life in Burlington and Ocean counties&...
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Clara G. Venturino

April 4, 1924 - July 7, 2017

Somerville Clara G. Venturino 93, passed away July 7, 2017 at her residence. Clara was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Zysk. She was formerly if Monroeville, PA for over 40 years before moving to Somerville in 2002 to reside with her daughter Donna. She was a parishioner at North American Martyrs RC Church in Monroeville&...
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Marilyn Hyatt

April 3, 1939 - July 5, 2017

Skillman Marilyn Hyatt 78, passed away July 5, 2017 Marilyn was born in Elizabeth, NJ and formerly of Union and Basking Ridge before moving to Skillman in 2014. She was in charge of the accounts receivable department at Gamarel Electric in Hillside, NJ and retired after 25 years of service. She volunteered at the YWCA in Summit, NJ now known as the Women’s...
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Margaret M. Plesa

January 28, 1919 - July 4, 2017

Raritan Margaret M. Plesa 98, passed away July 4, 2017. Margaret was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. She was employed as an assembler working at RCA, Timex and Thomas and Betts, retiring in 1978. Before her marriage, she worked for JCPenny in NYC, the Laceworks, and Johns-Manville. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Raritan where...
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Edna E. Delventhal

August 30, 1927 - July 3, 2017

Bridgewater Edna E. Delventhal 89, passed away peacefully July 3, 2017 in Bridgewater. Edna was born in New York and formerly of Watchung before moving to Bridgewater in 2008. She was employed as a secretary in New Hyde Park, New York for many years. Edna will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her friend Richard Emerson and cousin Dorothee Schriever. Services were private....
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Kimberly A. Olkowski

September 15, 1965 - July 3, 2017

Somerville Kimberly A. (Kim) Olkowski 51, died July 3, 2017. Kim was life-long resident of Somerville. She was employed as a construction Project Manager at Segal and Morel in Bridgewater for over 10 years before she moved on to various residential restoration projects. In her spare time, Kim was an animal rescue lover, enjoyed stopping a Quick Check for colombian coffee and...
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Dolores Dee Talamini

October 21, 1935 - July 2, 2017

Raritan Dolores (Dee) Talamini 81, passed away July 2, 2017. Dolores was born in Raritan and was the beloved daughter of the late Innocente John and Eleanor Talamini. She was a life-long resident of Raritan. She was employed at RCA, Harris and GE in Bridgewater in the marketing department, retiring in 1994. Dolores attended the Raritan Public schools and graduated from...
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Joseph A. Kovac, Sr.

December 12, 1920 - June 28, 2017

Joseph A. Kovac Sr., 96, of Raritan, N.J., died on June 28, 2017, at his home. Born on Dec. 12, 1920, in the same Anderson Street residence where he passed, Joseph lived in Raritan for all but the 20 years he was in the United States Navy. He enlisted in the military in 1941 and served aboard the USS Suwannee escort carrier during World War II as an Aviation...
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Mollie Holstein

July 7, 1926 - June 28, 2017

Watchung Mollie Holstein 90, died June 28, 2017. Mollie was born in Newark, New Jersey and formerly of Hillside and Newark before moving to Watchung in 2013. She was employed as an accountant at Bristol-Myers in Hillside for over 25 years retiring in 1986. Mollie was a member of the retirees club and enjoyed singing and baking. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. ...
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Lucille Sudano

March 20, 1927 - June 21, 2017


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Ruth Godino

October 15, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Raritan Ruth “Shorty” Godino 90, died June 20, 2017. Shorty was born and raised in Peapack before moving to Raritan in 1952. She was employed as a waitress at Green Knoll Grill for over 35 years, retiring in 2010. Shorty enjoyed watching game shows, spending time with her family and friends, and visiting Adult Day Care Center. She loved being the center of...
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Lorraine Esposito

July 20, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Bridgewater Lorraine Esposito 87, died June 20, 2017. Lorraine, formerly of Bloomfield, was born in Orange before moving to Bridgewater in 1987. In her spare time, she enjoyed discussing current events, reading and cooking, but especially loved taking care of her family. She will be sadly missed by all. She is predeceased by her two brothers William Mussone and...
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William M. Mener

April 1, 1937 - June 18, 2017

Somerville William M. Mener 80, died June 18, 2017. He is predeceased by his son Daniel who passed away in 2015 and two brothers Edward and Jack. Surviving are his loving wife Patricia, a son William Mener and his wife Donna, three grandchildren Skyler Mener, Patrick Healey, and Brook Grasso, and one great grandson Cooper Grasso. Prayers will be said 8:30am Friday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale...
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Doris A. Philephs

November 26, 1939 - June 17, 2017

Somerville Doris A. Philephs 77, died June 17, 2017 at her residence in Somerville. Doris was born in Madison, North Carolina and formerly of Reidsville, North Carolina before moving to Somerville in 1958. Doris's life was spent as a homemaker raising her children. She was a member of the Belle Mead Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading, playing card games, watching the NY Yankees, taking trips...
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Maurice Silverman

October 15, 1924 - June 16, 2017

Somerville Maurice Silverman 92, died June 16, 2017. Maurice was born in Buffalo, NY on October 15, 1924, raised in Brooklyn, NY and resided in Somerville for most of his adult life. He graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School, Brooklyn, NY in 1942. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the Army of the United States, serving as Airplane Crew Chief during WWII's Mediterranean Theater of...
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James F. King

June 8, 1939 - June 13, 2017

Flemington James F. "Jim" King 78, died June 13, 2017. Jim was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in Lambertville before moving to Raritan Township in 1964. He received his Bachelor's degree in music from Michigan State and his Masters degree from the University of Milwaukee. He began his career as a school teacher at South Hunterdon High School and then taught at Bridgewater...
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Kenneth R. Martin

June 8, 2017

Kenneth R. Martin of Scranton, PA was born in and raised in Newark, New Jersey attending St. Lucy's school before moving to Somerville, New Jersey in 1960. He graduated from Somerville High School in 1967. He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Martin, father Lincoln d'Anunciacao, mother Delores d'Anunciacao, maternal grandparents Augusta Birdsell Clark and...
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Beverly Judd Galante

January 2, 1936 - June 8, 2017

Toms River Beverly Judd Galante 81, died June 8, 2017. Beverly was born in Orange and formerly of Avon by the Sea and Hemlock Farms, Pennsylvania before moving to Toms River over 25 years ago. She was employed as a secretary at Picatinny Arsenal in Jefferson Township. Beverly was a communicant of St. Joseph RC Church in Toms River where she served on the Rosary Altar Society. She was past...
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Conrad F. Feist

March 5, 1925 - June 3, 2017

Somerset Conrad F. Feist 92, died June 3, 2017. Connie was born in 1925 and formerly of Staten Island. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to enlist in the US Army. He served under General Patton during World War II. He received his High School diploma in 2006 and was very proud of this achievement. Prior to that, he was an active member of the Royal Blues Drum and Bugle Corps....
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Laura May Bennett Greeley

July 31, 1922 - June 3, 2017

Neshanic Station Laura May Bennett Greeley 94, died June 3, 2017. Laura was born and raised in Red Bank and formerly of Florida before moving to Neshanic Station in 2002. She was a self employed childcare worker for several years. Laura was a member of Evangel Chapel in Bridgewater. Laura will be sadly missed by all. Surviving are her son Steven Patrick, two daughters Linda Cutler and her...
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Eleanor V. Crabtree

August 31, 1918 - June 3, 2017

Hackettstown Eleanor Mae Voorhees Crabtree 98, died June 3, 2017. She was born in Howell Township eldest of seven children and grew up in Wayside, NJ, lived for many years Towson, Maryland, and retired to Winter Park, Florida before moving to Heath Village in Hackettstown NJ in 2005. She was employed at Edgewood Arsenal in Aberdeen, Maryland as a research chemist. She graduated magna cum laude...
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Louis J. Loume

February 7, 1932 - June 3, 2017

Neshanic Station Louis J. Loumé 85, died June 3, 2017. Louis was born in New York City, New York and formerly of Bridgewater and Fanwood before moving to Neshanic Station in 1977. Louis started his career working at Lockheed Missiles and. Space Company and then was employed at Chester Herder & Son Insurance Company in Three Bridges, retired in 1998. He was a veteran of the US Army...
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Jeff J. Stanley III

September 10, 1941 - May 31, 2017

Bridgewater Jeff Stanley III 75, passed away on May 31, 2017. Jeff was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and formerly of Somerville before moving to Bridgewater in 1975. He graduated from Somerville High School class of 1959. Jeff received his BA degree in Sociology in 1963 from Haverford College and his JD degree from New York University School of Law in 1966. Jeff practiced law in Somerville...
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Joseph Yerchik, Jr.

May 31, 1932 - May 30, 2017

Raritan Joseph Yerchik Jr. 84, died May 30, 2017. Joseph was born in Buttonwood, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1932 and moved to New Jersey in 1938. He was a 1950 graduate of Somerville High School. Joseph played three years of varsity football and was named all county in 1949. He joined the US Navy in 1951 and served two tours of duty in Korea. He retired as a teamster from local 701. He was a...
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Dorothy B. Vogel

May 29, 2017

Dorothy B. Vogel, 90, died May 29, 2017. Dorothy was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formerly of Bridgewater before moving to Naples, Florida in 2000. Dorothy was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a member of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater and the Raritan Lions Clubs. In her spare time, she enjoyed arranging flowers and especially loved to play golf. Dorothy will be...
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Estelle Gatling Potts

March 6, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Bridgewater Estelle Gatling Potts 88, died May 20, 2017. Estelle was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, before moving to Bridgewater in 1969. She was a homemaker who devoted herself to taking care of her family. In her spare time, Estelle enjoyed being outside gardening and also loved doing needlepoint. Estelle will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her...
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Wayne C. McAfee

October 10, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Bridgewater Wayne C. McAfee 89, died May 19, 2017. Wayne was born in Akron, Ohio and lived in Brazil before moving to Somerville where he resided in for 34 years before moving to Bridgewater in 1997. Wayne earned a Bachelor's degree in English from Maryville College and further received a Doctorate degree from Columbia University. He was employed as an English teacher at the Bridgewater...
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Frank A. Papera

June 27, 1930 - May 18, 2017

Bridgewater Frank A. Papera 86, died May 18, 2017. Frank was born and raised in Raritan, N.J. where he made and cherished many friendships which continued for a lifetime. He was a resident of Somerville 42 years, then moved to Bridgewater, residing there for the past 15 years. He joined the N.J. National Guard and served in the Army 1951-1953 during the Korean War. He began his employment...
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John J. Noonan

May 17, 2017

Somerville John J. "Jack" Noonan 83, died May 17, 2017. Jack was born in Newark, New Jersey and formerly of Plainfield and Summit and resided in Somerville for over 24 years, before moving to Hellertown, Pennsylvania in 2013. He was employed as Post Master Supervisor at the Summit Post Office for over 30 years, retiring in 1991. Jack volunteered at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville for...
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Arthur M. Febo

June 25, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Raritan Arthur M. Febo 92, died May 17, 2017. Arthur was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. He was employed as a salesman for over 30 years at Greenson Paper Company in Morristown, retiring in 2005. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force during WWII. He was a parishioner of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Raritan. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an active...
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Steven M. Bolan

October 16, 1961 - May 8, 2017

Somerville Steven M. Bolan 55, died May 8, 2017. Steven was born in Elizabeth and formerly of Union and Somerville. He was employed as a Director of Student Affairs at Steven Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He graduated from Rutgers University with with a BA Degree and from Emerson University with a Masters Degree in Communication. During college, he worked at the News Room...
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Rosalie Rabin

March 5, 1920 - May 8, 2017

Bridgewater Rosalie Rabin 97, died May 8, 2017. Rosalie was born and raised in Raritan. She got her teaching degree from Trenton State College and taught elementary school. She married Joseph H. Rabin on May 20, 1945. After the war Rosalie and her late husband Joseph settled in Somerville. Rosalie quite teaching to raise their family but did home-school tutoring once her own children where...
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Hans O. Hansen

June 21, 1933 - May 5, 2017

Bridgewater Hans O. Hansen 83, died May 5, 2017. Surviving are his wife Kristine, a son David and his wife Regina, and a daughter Judith Hansen. Services will be 11am May 27, 2017 at Unitarian Univeralist Congregation Church of Somerset Hills, 123 E. Cliff Street, Somerville. Arrangements by Bruce Van Arsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville. Donations can be made to Unitarian...
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