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Julia L. Carofine

April 13, 1920 - January 16, 2018

Julia L. (nee Toscano) Carofine, 97, a lifelong resident of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Mrs. Carofine was a homemaker. She was also a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton where she was a member of the Prime Timers, as well as a member of the Valley Seniors of Clifton. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank in 1983;...
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Ellen M. DeYoung

March 17, 1935 - January 14, 2018

Ellen M. (Melletta) DeYoung Date of Death: Sunday, January 14, 2018 Date of Notice: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Ellen M. (Melletta) DeYoung, 82, a resident of Swanzey, NH passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 14, 2018, following a period of declining health. She was born March 17, 1935 in Paterson, NJ the daughter of Arthur and...
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Frances M. Heese

August 10, 1929 - January 13, 2018


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Joseph Messineo

December 30, 1926 - January 12, 2018

Joseph Messineo, 91, of Clifton passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born and raised in Paterson he moved to Clifton in 1966 where he has resided since. Mr. Messineo was a mechanical engineer for Picatinny Arsenal, Wharton for forty years before retiring. He had several Army Research and Development Awards and Patents. He was a former parishioner of...
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Audrey Joan Mulligan

August 5, 1935 - January 12, 2018

Audrey Joan (nee LaPlaca) Mulligan, of Clifton, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Audrey was born August 5, 1935 to John LaPlaca and Lena (nee Monachino) LaPlaca. She graduated in 1956 from St. Mary’s Nursing School in Passaic and worked as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery. She owned Jimmy Jim’s Grill in Garfield for 50 years. Survivors include:...
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Rosemary Padula

April 25, 1926 - January 11, 2018

Rosemary (nee Isidori) Padula, 91, of Clifton, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2017. Born and raised in The Bronx, Mrs. Padula has resided in Clifton since 1960. She was an avid reader and loved playing mahjong. Mrs. Padula attended the Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne. She was predeceased by three sisters, Jean, Lisa and Rita Isidori and her brother,...
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Gaston Picatoste

July 30, 1952 - January 10, 2018


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Lidia E. Ramos

January 23, 1941 - January 10, 2018

Lidia E. Ramos, 76, of Paterson, NJ passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Lidia was born and raised in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. She taught school there before moving to Paterson, NJ on December 18, 1980 where she has resided since. Lidia was a bus driver and shop steward for NJ Transit for many years before retiring. She is...
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Anna Marie Zapotocky

July 29, 1945 - January 9, 2018

ANNA MARIE ZAPOTOCKY, 72, of Passaic died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Born in Passaic, she was a lifelong resident. She had been employed as a head cashier and office administrator with various business in Passaic, Wayne and Paterson. She was particularly fond of her pets, Lucky, Buttons, Jeremy and Sandy, who was her favorite. Miss Zapotocky was a parishioner...
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Edmund J. Lowry, Sr.

April 9, 1940 - January 8, 2018

EDMUND J. LOWRY, SR., 77, of LITTLE FALLS died Monday at home. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Mr. Lowry was raised in Carlstadt and resided in Little Falls for the last 34 years. He retired as a Manager with Shop Rite of Little Falls, where he worked for 29 years. Previously, he was employed at Shop-Rite of North Arlington. Mr. Lowry was also a self employed Tax...
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Robert D. Gordon

July 5, 1945 - January 8, 2018

Robert D. Gordon, 72, of Garfield passed away peacefully on January 8, 2018. Born in Passaic, Mr. Gordon was a lifelong resident of Garfield. He had been employed with the United States Postal Service since 1967, retiring as a Safety Manager of the Northern District in South Hackensack in 2001. He was a member of the Garfield Volunteer Fire Department Company #1 for thirty...
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Patsy Sinisi

September 23, 1936 - January 7, 2018

Patsy Sinisi, 81, of Clifton passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018 with his family by his side. Born in Jersey City, Patsy resided in Clifton for over fifty years. Prior to retiring, he had been employed with IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust in New York City as a Programmer Analyst. He was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Clifton, enjoyed travelling with...
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Ethelind G. Hansen

November 14, 1927 - January 7, 2018


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Stanley J. Maciula

July 12, 1918 - January 5, 2018

Stanley J. Maciula, 99, of Clifton passed away peacefully on January 5, 2018. Born and raised in Passaic, Mr. Maciula moved to Clifton upon marriage and lived there until moving to Las Vegas in 1999 and then returned to New Jersey in 2015. Prior to retiring, he had been employed as a Traffic Manager with the Federal Sweets and Biscuit Co., formerly in Clifton and then...
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Mary Evans

August 27, 1922 - January 2, 2018

Mary (nee Staronka) Evans, 95, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Evans moved to Clifton in 1946 where she has resided since. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Evans was employed as an electronics assembler with ADEC Industries in Fairfield. Previous employment was with Tandoi Textile Mills in Passaic. She was a...
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Steven R. Kuhta

August 14, 1924 - December 30, 2017

Steven R. Kuhta, 93, of Clifton, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born in Garfield and raised in Passaic, Mr. Kuhta has been a Clifton resident for many years. He had a childhood interest in aeronautics which led to a fulfilling career. After graduating from Passaic High School, he went on to earn a Bachelors Degree from Catholic University in Washington DC...
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Marilyn DeHaas

September 4, 1953 - December 29, 2017

Marilyn (nee Szymanski) DeHaas, 64, of Clifton, passed away on Friday, December 29th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born and raised in Passaic. She graduated from Passaic High School before attending Kean College where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Before retiring in 2015, Marilyn worked for General Information...
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Michael J. Minutella

December 10, 1951 - December 26, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael J. Minutella, 66, of Clifton. Mike passed away at the hospital Tuesday, December 26, 2017 after battling cancer. Born and raised in Passaic, Mike resided in Clifton for the past 40 years. He was a proud employee of Crestron Electronics, Inc. of Rockleigh, NJ where he worked as an engineering manager...
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Eugene R. Jurewicz

March 15, 1928 - December 24, 2017


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Lois J. Reynolds

June 15, 1942 - December 24, 2017

Lois would like to let you know that her work here on earth is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus: a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a very long time. Charlie The Love of Her Life... John, her 1st born son finally reunited with...
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Margaret Kramer

December 26, 1925 - December 24, 2017

Margaret (nee Den Boer) Kramer, 91, of Wayne died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. Margaret was a devoted member of the Second Reformed Church of Little Falls for more than 60 years. Everyone who knew her admired her deep faith and kind nature. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl E. Kramer; devoted mother of Linda Underhill and her husband, Richard, Karl C. Kramer and his...
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Elizabeth M. Vaccaro

July 23, 1928 - December 24, 2017

ELIZABETH M. (nee Becker) VACCARO. 89, of LITTLE FALLS died Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in Union City, New Jersey, Mrs. Vaccaro resided there and in North Bergen before moving to Little Falls 26 years ago. She had been employed by Faberge Co. of Ridgefield, NJ for many years. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicholas Vaccaro, in 1991. She is survived by...
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Joyce Liechenstein

March 30, 1935 - December 23, 2017


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Eugene W. Steup

March 22, 1956 - December 22, 2017

Eugene W. Steup, 61, of Wallington passed away suddenly on December 22, 2017. Born in Englewood, Mr. Steup was raised in West Milford and had lived in Clifton and then Elmwood Park for many years before moving to Wallington four years ago. He was the owner of Direct Electrical Construction electrical contractors in Wallington and was retired from UPS where he worked for seventeen...
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Thomas J. Turner

March 24, 1927 - December 22, 2017

Thomas J. Turner, 90, of Clifton, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Born and raised in Manhattan, Mr. Turner resided in Clifton for the last 52 years. Before his retirement, he was employed as an Electrical Engineer with Western Electric and later Lucent Technologies. Mr. Turner was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He served honorably in Japan at the...
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Howard R. Williams

August 30, 1925 - December 20, 2017

Howard R. Williams, 92, of Clifton passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017. Born in the Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Williams had lived in Clifton for forty-four years. Prior to retirement, he had been employed with AGFA for twenty-five years as a mechanic in Waldwick and then in Teterboro. He was a proud Veteran of both the US Merchant Marines and the US Marine Corps.,...
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William E. Potter

August 30, 1935 - December 20, 2017

William E. Potter, 82, of Clifton passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017. Born in Newark, Mr. Potter resided in Clifton for most of his life. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a millwright with Singer-Kearfott in Little Falls for twenty-five years. Mr. Potter will be remembered for his outstanding mechanical abilities and his willingness to help anyone in need. ...
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Rose Marie Chabay

January 24, 1927 - December 20, 2017

Rose Marie (nee Muha) Chabay, 90, of Belmar, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2017. During the course of her life, Mrs. Chabay raised her family in Clifton and enjoyed fun in her retirement in Florida and Belmar. She was a parishioner of St. John the Baptist RO Church in Passaic and a former parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Florida Mrs....
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Kathleen C. O'Donnell

November 15, 1919 - December 19, 2017

Kathleen C. (nee Denzel) O’Donnell, 98, of Ledgewood, passed away on December 19, 2017. Born and raised in Clifton, Mrs. O’Donnell lived in Clifton until moving to Ledgewood 14 years ago. Prior to retiring in 1984, she was employed as an Administrative Records Clerk with Verizon Communications, primarily in Clifton, since 1969. Mrs. O’Donnell...
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Anna G. Delatos

January 21, 1940 - December 17, 2017


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Florence R. Bonaccolta

April 2, 1930 - December 17, 2017

FLORENCE (nee Ramcke) BONACCOLTA, 87, of Woodland Park died on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mrs. Bonaccolta resided in Woodland Park since 1960, She was Controller and Executive Assistant to the President for 411 International Corp. of Cedar Grove for 20 years before her retirement. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC...
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Frank P. Bendl

October 27, 1936 - December 16, 2017

Frank Bendl, 81, of Clifton, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at home. Born in New Hyde Park, New York, Frank resided in Clifton since 1953. Before retirement in 1986, he was employed as a technician with Bell Atlantic in Paterson. Frank was well-loved by his family, friends and neighbors. Survivors include: his wife, Carol Ann (nee Mara) Wallace...
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Gloria Spinelli

May 12, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Gloria (nee Sanchirico) Spinelli, 88, of Little Falls passed away peacefully on December 15, 2017. Born in Newark, Mrs. Spinelli was raised in Belleville and had lived in Little Falls since moving there on November 1, 1963. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Spinelli was a parishioner of Our Lady of Holy Angels RC Church in Little Falls. She was predeceased by her...
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Doris F. Dolack

February 7, 1935 - December 12, 2017

Doris F. (nee Gaydos) Dolack, 82, of Andover, formerly of Passaic, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Born in Passaic, Doris was a lifelong resident before recently moving to Andover. She had been employed at Kramer Chemicals, Spartan Pools, and Wise Foods (now known as National Foods of Lyndhurst). Upon retirement, Doris worked part-time with the...
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Kathleen Bernadette Butcher

February 13, 1934 - December 11, 2017


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Florence Huth

July 25, 1920 - December 10, 2017

Florence Huth, 97, of Clifton passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Passaic. As a life-long member of Holy Trinity R.C. Church, Florence was a faithful parishioner, school volunteer, and member of the Women’s Society. Noted for her “banana-breaks”, she worked at First National Bank as a teller and oversaw safety...
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John Mikula

January 16, 1916 - December 9, 2017

JOHN MIKULA, 101, of Clifton died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Born in Sand Coulee, MT, he came to Clifton as a young boy and lived here ever since. He was employed as a Truck Driver with Mikula Contracting of Clifton before his retirement. He was a proud veteran of the US Army during World War II and saw many battles including Okinawa, where he was injured in battle and...
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Erika M. Braun

December 8, 1927 - December 8, 2017


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Joseph Michael Archer

February 28, 1967 - December 8, 2017

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Alfonso Matthew Magliacane

October 29, 1920 - December 6, 2017

Alfonso Matthew Magliacane, 97, of Wayne, formerly of Clifton, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mr. Magliacane resided in Clifton for 65 years. More recently, he has been living in Wayne. Before retirement, he was employed with Denman & Davis Co. of Clifton, retiring in 1990. Mr. Magliacane was a parishioner of St. Philip the...
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Sonia C. Moran

July 3, 1947 - December 5, 2017

SONIA C. (nee Vergara) MORAN, 70, of Fair Lawn died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Born in Santiago, Chile, Mrs. Moran came to the United States on March 29, 1980, settling first in Elmwood Park before moving to Fair Lawn in 1989. She loved cooking and was especially known for her empanadas. Mrs. Moran was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Paterson. Mrs. Moran...
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Anna Velechko

June 15, 1922 - December 5, 2017

Anna (nee Vasko) Velechko, 95, of Clifton, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Ukraine, Mrs. Velechko came to the United States in 1949 and settled in Passaic. She moved to Clifton in 1958 where she resided since. Before her retirement, Mrs. Velechko was employed with the Beecham Co. in Clifton. Mrs. Velechko was a longtime faithful parishioner of...
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Lorraine C. Hielle

November 2, 1927 - December 5, 2017

LORRAINE C. (nee Chigas) HIELLE, 90, of Garfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Ms. Hielle resided in Garfield for most of her life. She had been an executive secretary at Curtiss- Wright Corp. of Wood- Ridge, NJ for 40 years. Ms. Hielle was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Hasbrouck Heights where the members of the Church were...
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Cristoforo Orlando

May 18, 1943 - November 30, 2017

Cristoforo Orlando, 74, of Clifton passed away on November 30, 2017. Born and raised in Italy, Mr. Orlando served in the Italian Army. He came to the United States in 1978 with his family and settled in Clifton where he resided since. Prior to retirement, he had worked in carpentry and masonry. Mr. Orlando was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in Clifton. Mr....
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Lucia Maria Orlando

April 27, 1947 - November 30, 2017

Lucia Maria (nee Incorvaia) Orlando, 70, of Clifton, passed away on November 30, 2017. Born and raised in Italy, Lucia came to the United States in 1978 with her family and settled in Clifton. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton. Lucia was a talented designer and seamstress. She loved music, dance, and cooking. But more than...
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Elizabeth Anne Casapulla

July 25, 1919 - November 29, 2017

Elizabeth Anne (nee Schmidt) Casapulla, of Clifton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the age of 98. Elizabeth was born in Paterson, resided in Clifton and Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains. More recently, she has been residing at Sunrise in Fairfield. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Donald Peter Casapulla in 2009; and her...
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Robin W. Petrakian-Pierro

September 3, 1966 - November 29, 2017

Robin W. Petrakian- Pierro, 51, of Clifton died suddenly on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Ms. Petrakian- Pierro grew up in Chester, New Jersey where she lived for most of her life before moving to Clifton seventeen years ago. A 1988 graduate from the College of St. Elizabeth, she earned her BA in Business Management. Robin enjoyed...
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Gisela Rohrseitz

February 18, 1931 - November 29, 2017

Gisela (nee Klotz) Rohrseitz, 86, of Clifton, NJ passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Born in Frankfurt, A-Maine, Germany Gisela came to the United States as a young woman settling first in East Paterson (Elmwood Park), NJ before moving to Clifton, NJ. Mrs. Rohrseitz was a seamstress-tailor for various textile firms in Paterson, NJ before retiring....
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Jenny G. Batista

December 23, 1975 - November 25, 2017

JENNY G. BATISTA, 41, of Passaic died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ms. Batista came to the United States in 1988 settling in Passaic where she resided since. She was a graduate of Passaic High School and attended William Paterson University of Wayne. Jenny had a big heart and always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She is...
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Ann J. Realmuto

April 16, 1926 - November 23, 2017

ANN J. REALMUTO, 91, of LITTLE FALLS died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and lived in Paterson for many years before moving to Little Falls over 40 years ago. Ann was a librarian at the Totowa Branch Library in Paterson where she was known as a kind and caring person. She is survived by her devoted brother, Sam Realmuto and loving sister,...
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Harry V. Manoliadis

August 15, 1923 - November 22, 2017

Harry Manoliadis, 94, of Woodland Park, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday November 22, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born August 15, 1923 in the small village of Volada on the island of Karpathos, Greece, he immigrated to the US in 1948. He was a founding partner of the Golden Star Diner in Little Falls, NJ which opened in 1955, and he...
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Phyllis F. Gensinger

November 18, 1939 - November 21, 2017

Phyllis F. Gensinger was a resident of Clifton for many years before moving to Point Pleasant, NJ in 2003. She and her husband, Stephen also enjoyed winters in North Palm Beach, FL. Phyllis F. Gensinger was graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and completed graduate study at Montclair State University Phyllis was a business education...
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Archer Wah Dong

November 5, 1948 - November 20, 2017


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Erica E. Lotito

April 27, 1956 - November 20, 2017

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Lucille A. Malinowski

October 24, 1922 - November 20, 2017

LUCILLE (nee Roviello) MALINOWSKI, 95, of TOTOWA died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Mrs. Malinowski came to New Jersey at the age of 3 and resided in Totowa since 1951. She was a parishioner of St. James RC Church, Totowa; a member of the Totowa Happy Seniors, Totowa Democratic Club and the Riverview Park Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary and...
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John Joseph Heese

December 25, 1960 - November 19, 2017

John Joseph Heese, age 56, of Little Falls, NJ and New York City passed away suddenly on November 16, 2017 of natural causes after an extended battle with depression. A Christmas gift to his family, John was born December 25, 1960 in Paterson, NJ. He was the son of Frances (Craig) Heese of Little Falls, NJ. John attended St. Philip the Apostle School in Clifton&...
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Mary Elizabeth O'Neill

June 5, 1927 - November 18, 2017

Mary O’Neill (nee Grandinetti) - Raised in Nutley, NJ, Mrs. O’Neill was a resident of Clifton, NJ for over 45 years, of Bloomfield, NJ and more recently Midlothian, VA. Wife of the late Alexander O’Neill. Survived by daughter, Maryann O’Neill Feuerstein and husband Louis of Woodland Park, NJ (formerly Glen Ridge); son James O’Neill and...
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Angela Maria Marquez

August 27, 1976 - November 16, 2017

Angela Maria Marquez, 41, of Clifton, passed away on November 16, 2017. Born in Cali, Colombia, Angela has resided in Clifton for the last six years. She was employed as a Project Manager with Stone Truss Systems of Fairfield for the last 15 years. Angela was a parishioner of St. Mary R.C. Church in Paterson. She loved painting, drawing, photography and playing...
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Gerarda C. Fisher

July 3, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Gerarda C. (nee Jessup) Fisher, 87, of Woodland Park, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born in Rockville Center, Long Island, NY, Mrs. Fisher resided in Wayne for most of her life. More recently, she has been residing in Woodland Park. Before her retirement, She was the Owner and CEO of Duradex, Inc. of Clifton. Mrs. Fisher spent winter in...
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Stephen Anthony Nugent

September 13, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Stephen Anthony Nugent, 87, of Clifton, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Born and raised in Paterson, Mr. Nugent also lived in Hackensack before moving to Clifton over 50 years ago. Prior to retiring, Mr. Nugent was employed as a restaurant manager at Mayfair Farms in West Orange for 47 years. Mr. Nugent proudly served in the United States Army for six years...
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Ann Profita

June 9, 1921 - November 12, 2017

Ann Profita died peacefully on Sunday, November 12th at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Malta, NY where she received loving care over the past 6 years. Ann was born on June 9th, 1921 in Jersey City, NJ. She resided there with her parents Maria and Frank Gumina and her sisters Antonietta, Frances, Josephine and Maria until her marriage to M. Frank Profita in a double...
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Charles Francis Sigler

August 9, 1926 - November 8, 2017

CHARLES FRANCIS SIGLER, 91, of LITTLE FALLS died Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Sigler resided in Little Falls since 1963. He retired as a Currency Manager with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he was employed for 46 years. Mr. Sigler was a parishioner of Holy Angels RC Church, Little Falls; a veteran of the US Navy during...
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Donald B. Hanson, Sr.

September 13, 1941 - November 5, 2017

DONALD B. HANSON, SR., 76, of Little Falls died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mr. Hanson was raised in Hawthorne and resided there before moving to Little Falls in the late 1970s. He retired from the US Post Office in Parsippany. Previously, he was a teacher at the former Harriman College in Harriman, NY. Mr. Hanson earned a BA in History from...
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Thomas A. Paulhus

October 8, 1953 - November 5, 2017

THOMAS A. PAULHUS, 64, of LITTLE FALLS died Sunday, November 5, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mr. Paulhus resided in Little Falls for most of his life. He was a teacher at Most Blessed Sacrament School of Paterson for many years until it’s closing. Mr. Paulhus earned his BA in History from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio and his MA in Educational...
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Vivian L. Ekeman

April 9, 1928 - November 4, 2017

Vivian L. (nee Cooper) Ekeman, 89, of West Long Branch, NJ, passed away on November 4, 2017. Born in Mound City, Kansas, Mrs. Ekeman moved to New Jersey after getting married. She settled first in West Caldwell, then Cadlwell before moving to Little Falls where she resided for most of her life. More recently, Mrs. Ekeman has been living in West Long Branch....
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James Radocha

April 28, 1943 - November 3, 2017

James Radocha, 74, of Hewitt passed away peacefully on November 3, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Mr. Radocha was raised in Bakonycsernte, Hungary and came to the United States in 1967, living briefly in Oakland before then moving to Passaic where he resided until 2010 when he moved to Hewitt. Prior to retiring, he had been employed with...
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George R. Kieffer

March 8, 1943 - November 3, 2017

GEORGE R. KIEFFER, Sr., 74, of Clifton died Thursday Evening, November 2, 2017. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mr. Kieffer resided in Clifton for the last 45 years. He was a self employed tile contractor. He was a parishioner of Ss. Peter & Paul’s RO Cathedral, Passaic. Mr. Kieffer was predeceased by his wife, the former Judith Price, in 2005. ...
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Angela J. Messineo

April 17, 1920 - October 30, 2017

Angela (nee Buono) Messineo, 97, of Passaic passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Messineo was a lifelong resident. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church in Passaic, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Mrs. Messineo was also an avid Yankees fan. Mrs. Messineo was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank...
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Linda Ventro

March 27, 1962 - October 29, 2017

LINDA (nee Winters) VENTRO, 55, of West Milford, NJ died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Linda resided in West Milford for most of her life. She had been employed with the West Milford Board of Education for about 20 years. She enjoyed volunteering at the West Milford Animal Shelter. She is survived by her father, William Winters and his wife...
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Helen I. Vander Bok

May 12, 1927 - October 29, 2017

HELEN I. (nee White) VANDER BOK, 90, of Totowa died peacefully on Sunday at home with her family at her side. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mrs. Vander Bok resided there for most of her life, moving to Sebastian, Florida in 1990. She returned to New Jersey in 2004. She was a parishioner of Holy Angels RC Church and enjoyed baking, sewing, crocheting her beautiful...
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Linda Winters Ventro

March 27, 1962 - October 29, 2017

LINDA (nee Winters) VENTRO, 55, of West Milford, NJ died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Linda resided in West Milford for most of her life. She had been employed with the West Milford Board of Education for about 20 years. She enjoyed volunteering at the West Milford Animal Shelter. She is survived by her father, William Winters and his wife...
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Roselaine Fernino

August 29, 1934 - October 28, 2017

Roselaine (nee Waldorf) Fernino, 83, of Westwood, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Born in Passaic she grew up on Autumn Street, Passaic until getting married and moving to Washington Township where she raised her family on Fern Street. Roselaine was currently residing in Westwood. Mrs. Fernino was an accountant at Mark Architectural Lighting,...
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Elizabeth Abiad Sinnung

December 23, 1944 - October 24, 2017

Elizabeth (nee Abiad) Sinnung, 72, of Passaic passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 24, 2017. Born and raised is Zamboanga, Philippines, Mrs. Sinnung came to the United States in 1966, settling in Passaic where she resided since. She was employed as a Registered Nurse at Passaic General Hospital for twenty-two years and then at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville&...
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Michael A. Giglio

September 25, 1934 - October 23, 2017

Michael Anthony Giglio, 83, of The Villages, Fla. died October 23rd, 2017. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, he resided in Park Ridge, NJ before moving to The Villages, Florida, in 2001. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Mr. Giglio was predeceased by his wife, Angela Mastrofilippo Giglio, in 2013; by his son,...
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Marie Teresa Hamilton

March 19, 1918 - October 18, 2017

MARIE TERESA HAMILTON, 99, of Clifton died Wednesday. Born in Germany, Mrs. Hamilton came to the US at the age of 12, settling initially in Passaic before moving to Clifton in 1948. She had been a seamstress with Alex Gowns of Upper Montclair for many years. Mrs. Hamilton was predeceased by her husband, Albert A. Hamilton, Sr., in 1986. Survivors include: her son....
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Helen Michalov

July 5, 1924 - October 17, 2017

Helen (nee Kravec) Michalov, 93, of West Milford, formerly of Clifton passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Born in Newark, Mrs. Michalov was raised there and Wallington. She resided in Clifton for most of her life before moving to West Milford. Before her retirement, Mrs. Michalov was employed with J.C. Penny Co. in Wayne. Previous employment was with ADP Co....
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Constance R. Genoni

August 30, 1913 - October 17, 2017


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Margot M. Segarra

February 2, 1949 - October 16, 2017


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Julius Leitner

April 12, 1932 - October 11, 2017

Julius Leitner, 85, of Clifton, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born and raised in Gaas, Austria, Mr. Leitner came to the United States in 1956 and settled in Clifton. He was employed as a cabinet maker with Sommer Company in Carlstadt for many years and then Missbrenner Prints in Clifton, retiring in 1997. Mr. Leitner had been a faithful and active...
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Olga T. Fogaris

October 20, 1922 - October 10, 2017

Olga (nee Terembes) Fogaris, 94, of Hawthorne, formerly of Passaic, passed away on October 10, 2017. Born in Passaic, Mrs. Fogaris resided there all of her life before moving to Hawthorne. She retired from the Passaic Police Department where she served as the Secretary of the Chief of Police for 52 years. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ermene Pallantine...
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John Gregory Duch

July 8, 1960 - October 8, 2017


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Elsa Aguilera de Martell

February 2, 1935 - October 8, 2017


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Samuel Fred Jordan, Jr.

April 1, 1935 - October 4, 2017

SAMUEL FRED JORDAN, JR., 82, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, formerly of Paterson, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mr. Jordan resided there for most of his life before moving to Florida in 2001. He retired as an electrician with Tosone Electric Co. of Montclair. Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife or 59 years, the former...
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Mary L. Pullara

July 21, 1929 - October 4, 2017

Mary L. (nee Gianduso) Pullara, 88, of Little Falls died Wednesday. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Mrs. Pullara resided in West Paterson before moving to Little Falls in 1954, where she resided ever since. She had been a telephone operator with New Jersey Bell Telephone Co. Mrs. Pullara was a former member of the Little Falls Historical Association, Holy Angels Rosary...
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Jeanne Mastronardi

August 26, 1929 - October 2, 2017

Jeanne (nee DeStefano) Mastronardi, 88, of Wayne, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. Born in Paterson, Mrs. Mastronardi resided in Hawthorne, NJ and then Orlando, FL for many years. More recently she has been living in the Sisco Village community in Wayne where she was very active with her friends. Jeanne was predeceased by her husband, Henry in 1998;...
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Susan M. Veteri

March 4, 1946 - October 2, 2017

SUSAN M. (nee Canova) VETERI, 71, of LITTLE FALLS died Monday at home as she received the loving care of her family. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mrs. Veteri resided in Little Falls her entire life. For the last 20 years, she was employed by the Whitmore Insurance Agency of Fairfield, NJ. She was a graduate of the Passaic Valley High School, Class of 1964 and then graduated...
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Erna E. Webster

September 7, 1920 - September 28, 2017

Erna E. (nee Bernardy) Webster, 97, of Little Falls died Thursday. Born in Paterson, NJ, Mrs. Webster resided in Totowa before moving to Little Falls in 1939 where she resided since. She was predeceased by her husband, Wesley Webster, in 2003. Survivors include: her son, Kenneth Webster and his wife, Shirley of Little Falls; her two daughters, Patricia Baker...
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Albert S. Lomauro

February 20, 1946 - September 27, 2017

Albert S. Lomauro, 71, of Clifton, passed away on September 27, 2017. Born in Passaic, Albert was a lifelong resident of Clifton. Prior to retiring, he had been employed as a mason and bricklayer with R. Lomauro and Sons in Passaic. Albert was musically inclined and loved to play the harmonica. He also loved Classic Rock and was an avid fan of Journey. Albert was a...
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Eleanore E. Kellenberger

November 18, 1917 - September 21, 2017


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William F. Kohlman

April 7, 1941 - September 20, 2017


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Lillian Carroll Durso

May 4, 1930 - September 19, 2017

Lillian Durso- passed away on September 19, 2017. Beloved wife of Peter. Devoted mother of Susan Bauman, mother-in-law of Steven Bauman, and loving grandmother of Douglas Robert Bauman. Daughter of the late Mayme and Henry Carroll. She was born and raised in Richmound Hill, Long Island, and resided most of her adult life on Long Island, N.Y. In her later years, her...
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Arthur Goring

September 21, 1950 - September 19, 2017

Arthur Goring, 66, of Little Falls died Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Mr. Goring resided in Malone, New York for about ten years before returning to Little Falls, New Jersey. He had been a self employed carpenter who loved to fish. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Ann (nee Stub) Goring. Survivors include: his two...
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Nancy L. Reznick

May 16, 1929 - September 14, 2017

Nancy L. (nee Fili) Reznick, 88, of Clifton, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born and raised in Passaic, Mrs. Reznick was a graduate of Passaic High School and also earned an Associate’s Degree in accounting from Felician College in Lodi. Mrs. Reznick resided in Clifton since 1966. She has been employed with Michael A. Hessberg, Inc. of Passaic as...
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Thomas J. Cappella, Jr.

November 9, 1973 - September 13, 2017

Thomas J. Cappella, Jr., 43, of Fair Lawn, passed away on September 13, 2017. Born in Jersey City, Mr. Cappella was raised in Bayonne and had lived in Union City and Hawthorne before moving to Fair Lawn four years ago. He was the Proprietor of Hudson Plumbing, based out of Hawthorne and was a parishioner of St. Anne RC Church in Fair Lawn. Mr. Cappella was...
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Denise M. Magaster

June 2, 1959 - September 13, 2017

Denise M. (nee Hodge) Magaster, 58, of Clifton, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Born in Camden, NJ, Denise was raised in Sinking Springs, PA. She then resided in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Clifton. Denise was employed as a production manager in the Garment District for many years. More recently, she was employed with Pan Graphics in...
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Esther M. Meder

May 1, 1923 - September 11, 2017

ESTHER M. (nee Witmer) MEDER, 94, of Little Falls died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Born in Pottsville, Pa., Mrs. Meder resided in Little Falls since 1955. She had been a Customer Service Representative for Williamson Co., formerly of Caldwell, NJ. Mrs. Meder was a member of the Little Falls United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Unity Circle as well as...
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Marion Biondi-Martin

November 19, 1932 - September 11, 2017

Marion (nee Colvin) Biondi-Martin, 84, of Clifton passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017. Born and raised in Clifton, Mrs. Biondi-Martin remained there for the duration of her life. She worked as the rental manager for the Richfield Apartments in Clifton for 25 years before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle R.C. Church in Clifton where she was a...
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Frances Marie Gregory

October 7, 1927 - September 9, 2017

GREGORY - Frances Marie (nee Bryk) Gregory, 89, of Wayne, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. Born in Dupont, PA, Mrs. Gregory graduated from Dupont High School and moved to New York City where she worked as a secretary for National Dairy. Mrs. Gregory moved to Clifton in 1967 and lived there before moving to Wayne in 2006. Before...
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Barbara Emily Lancer

May 25, 1942 - September 8, 2017

Lancer- Barbara Emily (nee Dominick), 75, of Saddle Brook passed away on September 8, 2017. Born in Hackensack, Ms. Lancer was raised in Garfield, where she lived for most her life before moving to Saddle Brook 25 years ago. Prior to retiring Ms. Lancer was employed as a home care coordinator with Accredited Health Services. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in...
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Maria Radecka

July 11, 1932 - September 8, 2017

Maria (nee Glodava) Radecka, 85, of Passaic died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Born in Lapsze Nizne, Poland, Mrs. Radecka came to the United States in January of 1969 at the age of 37 seeking a better life for her children. Since coming to the United States, she resided in Passaic. She retired as a housekeeper with the former Passaic General Hospital in Passaic....
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