Our Obituaries

Rose T. Gerace

April 28, 1927 - January 27, 2018

Rose Teresa Gerace, died peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday January 27, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church 971 Suburban Road Union, NJ on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Entombment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Kenilworth, NJ. The family will receive their friends at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ on...
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Nelly M. Lopez

August 7, 1938 - January 24, 2018

Nelly M. Lopez, age 79, of Hillside, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 24, 2018. A Visitation will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Friday February 2, 2018 from 3-9 PM. A Graveside service will be held at St. Raymond's Cemetery 2600 Lafayette Avenue Bronx, NY, on Saturday February 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Nelly was an electronics assembler with GEC...
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Christopher Edward Tucci

January 12, 1991 - January 23, 2018

The Arizona Diamondbacks lost one of their most loyal fans this week. Christopher Edward Tucci, or "Tooch," as he was often called, passed away at the age of 27 after a long battle with cancer. Chris was born on January 12, 1991. He graduated from Kean University with a degree in Communications and recently worked for Summit Medical Group, where he was an admired colleague and friend by many. ...
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Elisa A. Lopes

June 29, 1930 - January 23, 2018


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Barbara A. Aumack

April 9, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Barbara A. Aumack, 83, passed away on January 22, 2018. A visitation will be held from 9-10:30am followed by a prayer service at 10:30am on Monday, January 29 at McCracken Funeral Home, Union. An interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Barbara's name to the Franklin Reformed Church, 45 Hillside Crescent, Nutley, NJ...
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Michelle L. Koch

May 14, 1958 - January 22, 2018


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George Oscar Hamann

November 20, 1931 - January 20, 2018

George Oscar Hamann, age 86, a life-long resident of Berkeley Heights, NJ, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 20, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Kenilworth. The family will receive their friends on...
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Majella L. TAN

July 14, 1938 - January 19, 2018

Majella L. Tan, "Meg" age 79, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday January 19, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church 971 Suburban Road Union on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Kenilworth, NJ. The family will receive their friends at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Thursday...
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Lucile E. Hackett

June 18, 1921 - January 18, 2018


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Helen Rucki

January 15, 1916 - January 17, 2018


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Frederica Hesse

October 5, 1919 - January 17, 2018


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Harold F. Mayland

April 14, 1955 - January 13, 2018


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Mildred Stotzer

March 28, 1922 - January 10, 2018

Mildred Stotzer, 95 passed away peacefully on January 10th 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Mildred was born and resided in Elizabeth NJ. She worked at Jersey Mortgage Company for 31years, retiring in 1987, receiving the title of Assistant secretary in April of 1981. Mildred was also very active in her community, holding the position of past County President of the American Legion Auxiliary...
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Maria M. Santos

September 24, 1931 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Margaret T. DeCarolis

December 4, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Margaret Theresa DeCarolis (nee McCormick), 89, passed away on January 6, 2018. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Charles DeCarolis, and her siblings; Bill, Joseph, Lillian and Mildred. Beloved mother to Susan Feigeles (Alex) and Lori Westphal (Mark), beloved grandmother to Diana Feigeles, Ryan Feigeles, Eric Westphal and Jamie Lynn Westphal and beloved sister to Barbara Salamone. Margie...
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Douglas Rotoly

June 24, 1963 - January 4, 2018

Douglas Rotoly, 54, passed away on January 4, 2018. He is the beloved husband of 30 years to Traci Rotoly, and loving father to Kiera, Karlee, Austin and Lindsey. Douglas was a strong and supportive father whose wonderful sense of humor and amazing cooking will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Doug is a trained mechanical engineer and his local business, CCSI Group, specialized in...
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Helen Barbara Hoelderlin

September 14, 1923 - January 3, 2018

Helen B. Hoelderlin (nee Okragly), 94, passed away on January 3, 2018 in North Carolina. She is predeceased by her husband, Walter Hoelderlin. Beloved mother to Barbara Garguilo (Michael), Peter Hoelderlin (Marie) and Christopher, treasured grandmother to Michael Adam Garguilo, Cari Garguilo, Alexis Hoelderlin, and Nikki Hoelderlin and cherished great-grandmother to Skyler and Laila Garguilo....
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Pauline Wilson

December 31, 1919 - December 31, 2017


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Gertrude M. Kahl

April 19, 1931 - December 31, 2017

Gertrude M Kahl (nee Pfister), 86, passed away on December 31, 2017. She is survived by her loving children; Linda Owens (Rob), Joseph Kahl (Nancy) and Gregory Kahl (Erlinda), and her grandchildren; Jennell Paolella, Ashley McLean, Tyler Olsen, , Christian Kahl and Lisa Kahl. Gertrude is predeceased by Otto Kahl, the father of her children. Gertrude was a kind and spiritual woman who will be...
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Eileen L. Higgins

February 3, 1937 - December 29, 2017

Eileen L. Higgins (nee Leddy), age 80, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday December 29, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church 971 Suburban Road Union, NJ, on Saturday January 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM.Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery Colonia, NJ. The family will receive their friends at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on...
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Viola Sabo

December 6, 1927 - December 28, 2017


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Ayree Yvonne Walker

April 3, 1919 - December 27, 2017

Ayree Yvonne Walker age 98, of Irvington, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday December 27, 2017. A visitation will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church 144 Norman Street East Orange, NJ, on Wednesday January 3, 2018 from 10-11 AM, followed by a celebration of life at 11AM. Ayree was born in Abbeville AL, April 3, 1919 to the late Lee and Ida Ward Kirkland and was the last of seven...
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Helen S. Gwiazdowski

May 6, 1922 - December 26, 2017

Helen S. Gwiazdowski (nee Szewczyk), 95, passed on December 26, 2017. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Anthony S Gwiazdowski, Sr, and survived by her children; Catherine M Pease (George), , Anthony S Gwiazdowski Jr (Elizabeth), Thomas P Gwiazdowski (Regina), her grandchildren; Anthony S III, Matthew, Kristina, Brian, and Kevin (Megan), and great-grandsons; Kasch, Michael, and Henry. Helen...
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Isaac D. Alleyne

July 17, 1936 - December 18, 2017

Isaac D. Alleyne, 81 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on December 18, 2017. Isaac was born in Caracas Venezuela on July 17,1936 to Clifford Alleyne and Gladys Payne Alleyne. He was the sixth of nine siblings. He arrived in the United States in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1958-1960. Isaac settled in Brooklyn, NY where he met his loving wife Marina Lucy...
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Brigida Beatrice Lovello

March 14, 1911 - December 13, 2017

Beatrice Lovello (nee Blasi), 106, passed away on December 13, 2017. She is the beloved wife of the late, Angelo Lovello, dear mother to Alan Lovello, his wife Peggy, and the late Linda McLoughlin, cherished grandmother to Cara and Lisa Lovello and beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Nana. Thank you for all the care and love you have provided...
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Margaret Byrnes

January 29, 1921 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Elfrieda O. Dattner

May 27, 1920 - December 9, 2017

Elfrieda O Dattner, 97 passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 9th 2017. Elfrieda was born in Germany on May 27th 1920 and came to America when she was 6 years old. Elfrieda attended school in Union and graduated from Union High School. In 1940 she married her husband the late Otto Dattner. Elfrieda was a long time member of Connecticut Farms Church and was involved in...
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Ronald R. Moore

December 21, 1948 - December 6, 2017

Ronald Moore, 68, of Union, NJ died unexpectedly on December 6, 2017. Mr. Moore was born on December 21, 1948 to James and Irene Moore (nee Lankay). He grew up in Maplewood, NJ and served his country in the US Army. He worked for over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Schering Plough before retiring. At the same time he also ran his own landscaping business. Ron was known for his love of...
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Sandra N. Portillo

May 13, 1957 - December 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Lionel Malebranche

June 4, 1946 - December 4, 2017

Lionel Malebranche, Senior of Waterbury, CT, retired School Principal & Inspector, Attorney, Builder, Entrepreneur passed away in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Monday December 4th, 2017 at age 71. He was the husband of Lucette Malebranche and the Beloved father of Stanley, Nick-Myrca, Lionel Junior, Martine and Alexandra. He will be lovingly remembered by them as well as by his goddaughter Guerda,...
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Dorothy Burns Jiaconia

February 25, 1912 - December 1, 2017

Dorothy Evelyn Jiaconia (February 25, 1912 - December 1, 2017)Dorothy Evelyn Jiaconi, 105, passed away on Friday December 1, 2017 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. A visitation will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Monday December 11, 2017 from 11-12 noon followed by a prayer service at noon. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery Newark, NJ...
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Adolph G. Salazar

October 8, 1923 - November 30, 2017

Adolph G Salazar, 94 passed away on Thursday November 30, 2017. Adolph G. Salazar served in World War II during the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Mr. Salazar served under General Omar Bradley and later Lieutenant General George Patton as "radio man" and was the man responsible for sending Morse code signals. For his tremendous efforts and many sacrifices in defense of our freedom, he has...
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Marie Mahony

June 24, 1938 - November 28, 2017

Marie Mahony, 79, passed away on November 28, 2017. She is survived by her loving daughters: Eileen Mahony Velez and her husband Lou, Noreen Mahony and her partner Anthony Sardella, and Marie Ann Mahony and her husband Matthew Kirk Sorensen, and her beautiful grandchildren: Brianna Velez, Michael Mahony, Bridget Marie Velez, Fionn Mahony Sorensen and Ronan Jeremiah Sorensen. She is predeceased...
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Virginia S. Koenig

December 12, 1928 - November 24, 2017

Virginia S. Koenig (nee Loetzer) of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday November 24, 2017. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Union 525 Thoreau Terrace Union, NJ, on Tuesday November 28, 2017 at 11 AM. Virginia was employed by NJ Bell before her retirement. She was the founder and treasurer of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Group and was a 38 year volunteer at...
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Alex A. Munt

November 6, 1971 - November 23, 2017

Alex A Munt, age 46, of Union, NJ, passed away suddenly on Thursday November 23, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church 971 Suburban Road Union, NJ, on Monday November 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM. The family will receive their friends at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Sunday November 26, 2017 from 2-7 PM. Alex was a graduate of Fordham...
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James A. Haney

August 9, 1940 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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John Raymond Schmaler

April 11, 1963 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Ernest Joseph DiGiovanni

October 23, 1944 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Donald E. Peins

May 20, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Donald E. Peins, 82, passed away suddenly on November 16, 2017. Donald is predeceased by his wife, Marie H Peins (nee Pfeiffer). Donald is the beloved father to Donald William Peins and his wife Lori, Kerry Peins and Dawn Peins, and beloved grandfather to Kayla Leann. Prior to settling in Toms River, Donald was a resident of Northern New Jersey. He was a boating and fishing enthusiast who loved...
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Richard D. Wilkins

August 28, 1955 - November 11, 2017

Richard D. Wilkins, 62, passed away on November 11, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Stadlman; his son, Richard Wilkins; his sister, Irene Stadlman; his grandchildren, Amethyst and Onyx Wilkins; his nephew, Michael Griesi and his niece, Tami Griesi. Richard is predeceased by his father, Richard D. Wilkins Sr. Richard was known for his love of fitness and his outgoing and happy...
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Arthur H. Floyd

July 23, 1928 - November 11, 2017

Arthur H. Floyd, 89, of Monroe and formerly of Elizabeth, NJ and Brooklyn, NY, passed away on Saturday November 11th, 2017 while surrounded by his loving family. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.Arthur was born in Brooklyn, NY to his late parents, Raymond and Lillian (Kane) Floyd. As a teen, Arthur worked as a lifeguard at Coney Island during the summers. ...
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Florinda Hernandez

July 21, 1921 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Marie Hogan

April 24, 1945 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Mary Rita Zach

December 23, 1921 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Richard A. Rusznak

November 6, 1955 - October 29, 2017

Richard A. Rusznak, 61, passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2017. He was born and raised in Union, N.J., and was a resident of Mountainside, N.J., for the past 17 years. Richard worked for the Township of Union in the shade tree department for 25 years, retiring in 2008. Richard was also an avid fisherman; he had a great love for the sport. Richard was the beloved husband of Patricia Rusznak (nee...
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Norman F. Schroeder

January 6, 1966 - October 26, 2017

Norman F. Schroeder, 51, beloved husband, father and son, passed away on October 26, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Maureen; his two daughters, Alexandra and Katarina; his mother, Eileen Schroeder-Glassen; his parents in-law, Barbara and Joseph Coyle; his sisters in-law Sharon (Saad) Saeed and Colleen (Tony) Romeo; and his nephews Mikail and Noah, and many cousins, aunts and...
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Ricardo Verea

December 29, 1962 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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John P. Gyftopoulos

March 5, 1932 - October 21, 2017

John P Gyftopoulos, 85, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Kalliopi, his sons; George and Peter, his daughter in law, Angie, and his grandchildren; John and Irene. John emigrated to Roselle from Kalamata, Greece in 1963 and opened two local businesses, the Millbrook and Midas Touch diners. John's Trisagion service will be at McCracken...
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Catherine M. Zukofsky

March 25, 1933 - October 18, 2017

Catherine M. Zukofsky (nee Herrmann), age 84, of Union, NJ, passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017. A visitation will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 3-7 PM. Catherine was a member of the Union Senior Center. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Anthony Joseph Zukofsky. She is survived by her devoted children Kathleen J....
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Anthony G. Armenti

September 11, 1940 - October 15, 2017

Anthony G. Armenti, 77, passed away peacefully in his home on October 15, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan Armenti, his daughters; Jennifer (Anthony) Serritella and Stephanie (David) Terrana, and his grandchildren; Samantha, Taylor and Zo. Anthony was a hard-working and patient man who took care of his home and family. He was an animal lover, he owned eight dogs; and he...
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Mary H. Wojtusiak

March 29, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Mary H. Wojtusiak, age 87, of Roselle Park, NJ, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side, on Tuesday October 10, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at The Church of St. Theresa 541 Washington Avenue Kenilworth, NJ, on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Kenilworth, NJ. The family will receive their friends at...
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Catherine J. Fernicola

November 17, 1937 - October 10, 2017

Catherine J. Fernicola, 79 passed away peacefully on October 10th 2017. She was born in Newark NJ on November 17th 1937 to Frank and Catherine Nagengast. Catherine was a longtime resident of Roselle NJ where she lived with her three children and beloved husband Louis. Catherine worked for Atlas Model Railroad in Hillside NJ for 28 years before retiring in 2012. She was active in the Twins...
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Maryann Elizabeth Carlos

December 9, 1942 - October 6, 2017

Maryann Elizabeth Carlos (nee Thomas), age 74, of North Plainfield, NJ, formerly of Hillside, NJ, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Friday October 6, 2017. A Funeral Service will be held at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ on Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park Kenilworth, NJ. The family will...
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Colleen D. Noonan

March 2, 1936 - October 6, 2017

Colleen D. Noonan (nee Mullen), 81, passed away peacefully at her home on October 7, 2017. She is survived by her three children; Michael Noonan, Colleen Noonan and Tara Tracy (Michael), two of her siblings; Peter Mullen and Kate Mohr, her grandchildren; Liam, Paige, Grace, Carys and Owen, and many nieces and nephews. Colleen is predeceased by her husband of 41years, Martin Noonan, her parents,...
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Robert Adelio Yannaccone

February 2, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Robert A. Yannaccone U.S. Army veteran, beloved husband and devoted father Robert A. Yannaccone "Bob", 87, of Papillion, Neb., formerly of Summit, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church, 970 Suburban Rd., Union, N.J., on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Teresa Cemetery, Summit....
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Carmella A. Torello

November 2, 1922 - October 4, 2017

Carmella Torello age 94, of Wall Township, NJ, formerly of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 4, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael Church 1212 Kelly Street Union, NJ, on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 11:15 AM. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery Colonia, NJ. The family will receive their friends prior to the mass from 9-10:30 AM at...
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Patricia Elizabeth Bininger

July 30, 1938 - October 2, 2017

Patricia E. Bininger (nee Zablock), 79, passed on October 2, 2017. She is survived by her spouse of 59 years, Robert G. Bininger, Sr., her children; Robert G. Bininger, Jr. (Elizabeth), Karen R. Bininger-Stowe (Stephen) and Dawn P. O'Dowd (Vincent), and her eight grandchildren; Joshua, Jessica, Brian, Catherine, Ashley, Alex, Sean & Emily. Patricia is preceded in death by her parents Mr. ...
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Marie Bellon

July 22, 1926 - September 29, 2017

Marie Bellon, of Bloomsbury, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 29, 2017. Born on July 22, 1926 in Newark, NJ, Marie was the daughter of Felix Caruso and Maria Vincenza LaRossa. Her devoted husband, Henry, predeceased her in 1993 along with a brother Lawrence Caruso in 1992 and a brother-in-law, Joseph Dudajek in 1991.During World War II, Marie worked for the war effort making...
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Vashti Patricia Brown-Edwards

September 2, 1943 - September 27, 2017

Vashti Patricia Brown Edwards, 74, passed away on September 27, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Louie Edwards, her children; Tia Washington (Alvin), Kenneth Edwards (Roneisha), Julius Simmons (Ketki), her brother, Walter White Jr, her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Vashti was a dedicated nurse who loved her job and patients. She also enjoyed traveling, shopping, crocheting...
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Catherine N. O'Grady

December 27, 1926 - September 24, 2017

Catherine N. O'Grady, 90, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Clark, NJ. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Catherine resided for many years in Winfield Park. Catherine was predeceased by her beloved husband, Raymond, her cherished daughter Colleen, and her son-in-law Arthur Ruh. She leaves behind her loving children, Sherry Ruh, Daniel (Karen), Maureen "Renee" Kaske (Arvid), Dennis (Debi...
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Theresa Brosato

March 20, 1924 - September 23, 2017

Theresa Brosato, 93, passed away on September 23, 2017. Daughter of the late Bartholomew and Florence (nee Damato) Brosato, and siblings to the late Rose and Leonard Brosato. Theresa leave behind her brother, Frank Brosato, and her nephews; Anthony Alseika, Casey Alseika and his wife Clara. Theresa was a member of the Italian American Club in Hillside, NJ. A graveside service will be held for...
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Philomena B. McGovern

November 7, 1932 - September 18, 2017

Philomena McGovern, 84, passed away surrounded by her family on September, 18, 2017. She is predeceased by her husband, Owen Roe McGovern, and her son Owen Jr. She is survived by her children; Jerry McGovern and Ann, Mary Fitzsimmons and Bob, Brian McGovern and Yvonne; and her siblings Terry Hughes and John McGovern. Philomena was known as the loving Momma Phylis to her grandchildren; Erin...
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Louis Kranetz

July 8, 1919 - September 17, 2017

Louis Kranetz, Jr, 98, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 17, 2017. He was born in Newark, NJ, the son of the late Eva and Louis Kranetz Sr and was raised in Irvington, NJ. Louis served his country proudly during WWII in the Pacific, on the USS Saginaw Bay, and he worked as a tool-and-die maker for NJ Tool and Die. Louis is survived by his wife Ruth, his...
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Mary Ann Pastore

July 1, 1943 - September 13, 2017

Mary Ann Pastore, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 13, 2017. Mary Ann was a loving, devoted and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Her two greatest prides were her family and her four dogs. She worked in administration at Overlook Hospital for the past 26 years. . She loved spending time with her family creating lasting memories.She is survived by...
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William Patrick McDermott

June 16, 1944 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Dorothy Kiss

December 31, 1920 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Alejandra Karganilla

April 24, 1936 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Helen Bello

August 28, 1922 - September 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Joan H. Oleksik

September 11, 1945 - September 3, 2017

Joan Helene Oleksik, 71, passed away on September 3, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 47 years; Richard Oleksik, her in-laws; Ellen and Tom Boland, Jean Labaska, her cousins; John Higgins, Doug Higgins, Constance Fischer, five nieces and nephews and her 12 godchildren. Joan was an active volunteer for The Rape Crisis Center of NJ, the Jersey Battered Women's Service and a past president...
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Mildred E. Oldis

April 30, 1924 - September 2, 2017

Mildred E. Oldis, age 93, of Scotch Plains, NJ, formerly of Irvington, NJ, passed away peacefully at home, on Saturday September 2, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held at Hollywood Memorial Park 1500 Stuyvesant Avenue Union, NJ, on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 11:45 AM. Mildred was a clerk with the Prudential Insurance Company in South Plainfield, NJ, for 41 years, retiring in 1983. Mildred...
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Jane DeFuria

November 23, 1940 - September 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Theodore Schaeffer

May 21, 1923 - September 1, 2017

Theodore L. Schaeffer, "Ashley", age 94, of Iselin, NJ, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Friday September 1, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church 131 E. Edgar Road Linden, NJ, on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery Colonia, NJ. The family will receive their friends...
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Robert J. Chervy

June 12, 1947 - August 31, 2017

Robert J. Chervy, 70, of Union passed away on August 31, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Mary Chervy. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Rock, his cousin, Mary Haggerty, and many other cousins. Robert was an avid tennis fan, a classic car admirer, a collector of record albums and coins. He loved flowers and gardening and could identify most species of plants and flowers....
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Elizabeth A. Jachim

August 14, 1940 - August 29, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Jachim 77, passed away on August 29th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Elizabeth NJ and was a long time resident of Roselle Park, NJ for 49 years. Betty also worked in the cafeteria of the Roselle Park High School for 27 years.Beloved wife of Michael C. Jachim. Loving mother of Edward Jachim and his wife Hilda, the late Michael J. Jachim and the late Thomas...
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Sophie D. Stackwick

September 25, 1920 - August 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Barbara Lee Cifelli

May 20, 1986 - August 25, 2017

Barbara Lee Cifelli, age 31, of Union, NJ, passed away on Friday August 25, 2017. A 2009 William Patterson graduate, she was currently pursuing a degree in Cosmetology. Her stylish nature and caring personality for all living things will always be remembered. Barbara Lee is survived by her devoted parents Sam and Elaine Cifelli; her dear sisters Amanda, and her husband Daniel Ghanime, and...
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Dolores I. Danz

January 26, 1933 - August 25, 2017

Dolores I. Danz (nee Cozzolino), 84 died on August 25th, 2017. Raised and educated in Union, NJ. She was the President of the local Parent Teachers Association in Union during the time her sons were in their Junior High and High School years. She was a dedicated employee of the Township of Union for over 20 years working in the Clerk's Office and finishing her career as an Assistant to the...
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Gregory Joseph Faber

November 1, 1947 - August 24, 2017

Gregory J. Faber of Pittstown, NJ, passed away suddenly at home Thursday, August 24, 2017. Visitation will be at the Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Rt. 31, Clinton, NJ XXXXX on Sunday, August 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Parastas at 6:00 p.m. Services will be at Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Monday, August 28. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m at the church with a Funeral Service at...
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Rachel Giordano

November 27, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Rachel Giordano (nee Marano), 91, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph G Giordano Sr. Rachel is the beloved mother to, Joseph Jr. and his wife Mary, Phillip and his wife Denise. She is the beloved grandmother to Mia and Alexandria. A visitation will be held from 4-8pm on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500...
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Carlos F. Tuvilla

June 3, 1939 - August 21, 2017

Carlos F. Tuvilla, age 78, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ, on Monday August 21, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church 971 Suburban Road Union, on Saturday August 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM. The family will receive their friends at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, on Friday August 25, 2017 from 5-9 PM. Born...
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Dominick DiMaggio

October 5, 1934 - August 20, 2017

Dominick DiMaggio Jr., 82, passed away on August 20, 2017. Dominick was born in Elizabeth, NJ and settled in Roselle Park, NJ. Dominick is predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Barbara DiMaggio, and is survived by his seven children; Cecilia Angeli and husband Wayne, Albert DiMaggio, Dina MacLeod and husband Scott, Dominick DiMaggio III, Dawn Cilio and husband Todd, Tracy Scott and husband Jason,...
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Ellen Roccia

May 12, 1924 - August 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Jason R. McKoy

January 10, 1975 - August 16, 2017

Jason Ryan McKoy, 42 of Union NJ was called home by his Heavenly Father on August 16th, 2017. He formed a web site called Fellowship of the gospel for those who were unable to attend church, a place for prayer request, bible study and support. He loved art and music and was excited about a new career in graphic arts and web design. He is survived by his daughter, Samantha, mom and dad, Margaret...
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Noeme Goncalves De Rodriguez

April 2, 1962 - August 13, 2017

Noeme Goncalves De Rodriguez, 55, passed away on August 13, 2017. Beloved wife of 33 years to Francisco Rodriguez, loving mother to Diana, Angelica and Erika and dear grandmother to Julian. Noeme is the beloved daughter of Maria Piedade De Jesus and mother-in-law to Jose Goncalves and Nick Silva. She is predeceased by her father Martinho Goncalves. Noeme was born in Maracay, Venezuela and...
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Helen Rose Regi

March 24, 1921 - August 9, 2017

Helen Rose Regi, 96, of Hillside, NJ passed on August 9, 2017. She is predeceased by her father, Alex Regi, her mother, Roza Szaly-Regi, and her siblings Alex Regi and Margaret Regi-Slahor. Helen was a lifelong resident of Hillside who worked in the Bristol Myers Squibb plant for 23.5 years and prior to that the Sun Tube plant for 21.5 years. Helen is survived by many loving nieces, nephews,...
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Antonio A. Lualhati

December 29, 1952 - August 5, 2017

Antonio A. Lualhati, age 64, of Union, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church, 971 Suburban Road Union, NJ, on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM. The family will receive their friends at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on...
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Roger Goeller

October 24, 1962 - August 2, 2017

Roger Goeller, 54, of Roselle Park, NJ, passed away on August 2, 2017. He is predeceased by his parents Elsie Cedar-Goeller and Edward Goeller. Roger enjoyed fishing, his 4 cats, and listening to Neil Young and Led Zeppelin. Roger worked as a manager in the heating, cooling and refrigeration industry for several decades. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11am at...
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Thomas F. Gillen

July 16, 1946 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Mary Theresa Latham

October 8, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Charlotte A. Mantia

December 26, 1936 - July 23, 2017

Charlotte A. Mantia, 80, of Elizabeth New Jersey entered into eternal life July 23, 2017 after bravely battling a long and debilitating illness.Relatives and friends are invited to honor and celebrate her life on Wednesday July 26, 2017 from 4-8 PM, at McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Church, 971 Suburban Road, Union,...
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Richard Francis Wraback

August 14, 1933 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Terry Kelly-Verducci

February 7, 1967 - July 18, 2017

Terry Kelly-Verducci passed away at home in Cranford, NJ, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the age of 50, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Spirit Church 971 Suburban Road Union, NJ, on Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM. The family will receive their friends at the McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Avenue Union, NJ, on Friday July 21,...
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Bessie Matthews

December 21, 1920 - July 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Edward Faye

September 7, 1924 - July 15, 2017

Edward Faszczewski Faye, age 92, of Mountainside, NJ, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 15, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 300 Central Avenue Mountainside, NJ, on Saturday August 12, 2017 at 10 AM. Edward was born in Elizabeth, NJ, to Agatha and Stanley Faszczewski. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a 1951 graduate of...
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Thomas J. Waters

June 4, 1943 - July 15, 2017

Thomas J. Waters Jr., 74, passed away on July 15, 2017 after a brief battle with an illness. He is the beloved father to Thomas J Waters III, Michael Waters and his wife Lisa, Gary Waters and his wife Jennifer,and Dawn VanOrden. He is survived by his siblings Joan Alpert and her husband George, Geraldine Waters and Bernadette Sablom. He is also the loving grandfather to seven grandchildren and...
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Raymond Reynolds

June 4, 1929 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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Carolina Ozarraga

April 13, 1957 - July 11, 2017

Carolina Ozarraga, 60, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017. Daughter to Anita Lactaoen and the late Filemon Ozarraga; Carolina is the beloved mother to Kyran Libot and his wife Jaclyn, and adoring grandmother of Christian Bradley. Much-loved sister of Carmelita Ozarraga, Cora Vallar, Rolando Ozarraga, Rey Ozarraga, Jimbo Ozarraga and Clarinda Williams, and aunt to many nieces and nephews. A...
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Lucille Ann Lombardino

December 1, 1932 - July 7, 2017

Lucille A. Lombardino 84, wife, mother and grandmother, of Cocoa, Fla., formerly of Warren, N.J., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday July 9, 2017. Born on December 1, 1932 and raised in Newark, N.J. Lucille and her husband, Sal, raised their family in Warren and retired to Cocoa, Fla., in 2002. Lucille was a business owner at a young age, owning her own salon, in...
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Michelina Siepermann

December 3, 1939 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McCracken Funeral Home, Union, NJ.
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