Our Obituaries

Vincenza Jane Riccardi

January 6, 1961 - June 7, 2018

Vincenza Jane Riccardi, 57, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018. Jane was employed by the Essex County Board of Elections. Funeral 10:15 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark. Cremation will be private. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm and Monday 9-10:15 am. Devoted...
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Amelia Reyes

January 15, 1933 - June 5, 2018

Amelia Reyes, 85, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Tuesday June 5, 2018. Funeral is 8:00 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 9:30 am Church of St. Peter, Belleville. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation is Thursday 4-8 pm. Amelia is survived by her husband Leo, daughters Anaida Santiago and...
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Monica Melissa Moran

January 25, 1980 - June 1, 2018

Monica Melissa Moran, 38, of Belleville, passed away Friday June 1, 2018. Born in Tumbes Peru, she came to the United States in 1991, lived in Spain for a few years, and has resided in Belleville the past 6 years. Monica is survived by her husband Roberto Vicente Campos, son Erik, parents George and Juana, Moran, sister Milagros, brother Jorge,...
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Maria L. Laterza

June 1, 1929 - June 1, 2018

Maria L. Laterza, 89, of Belleville, passed away Friday June 1, 2018. Before her retirement, Maria was a school aide for the Essex County Vocational School in Bloomfield. Maria is survived by her daughters Angela Laterza and her husband Jerry Gilfone, and Rosemarie Gall and her fiance Mark Clayton, grandchildren Niko Rydelek, Gerard and Luciana Gilfone, Alex&...
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Juan A. Martinez

July 13, 1940 - May 28, 2018

Juan A. Martinez, 77, of Newark, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Before his retirement, Mr. Martinez was an Officer for the Newark Police Department for 25 years. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville(megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Michael’s Church Newark. Interment Glendale Cemetery Bloomfield. Visitation Thursday 5...
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Charles W. Johnston, Jr.

December 6, 1945 - May 23, 2018

Charles W. Johnston, Jr., 72, of East Stroudsburg, PA, passed away Wednesday May 23, 2018. Charles was a Detective with the Essex County Prosecutors Office for 25 years, retiring 7 years ago. Previously he was an Officer with the Orange Police Department for 15 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police in Newark and the Essex County PBA Local #600....
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Gloria M. Diaz

November 12, 1932 - May 17, 2018

Gloria Maria Diaz, 85, of Union, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018. GLORIA WAS BORN IN CAGUAS, PR ON NOVEMBER 12, 1932. SHE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL IN CAGUAS AND BEGAN HER NURSING STUDIES, BUT FELL IN LOVE AND DID NOT COMPLETE HER STUDIES. EMIGRATED TO HOBOKEN, NJ IN 1950'S WHERE SHE LIVED FOR MANY YEARS. SHE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER - RAISING HER SON IN THAT...
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Galo Idrobo

February 14, 1958 - May 10, 2018

Galo Idrobo, 60, of Newark, NJ, passed away at home Thursday May, 10, 2018. Galo was employed by Deltech in Newark for many years. He is survived by his wife Miryan, sons Diego and Jonathan, daughter Jenny Marie, brothers Cesar, Pedro, and Pepe, sisters Amrica, Georgina, Yolanda, and Marcia. Visitation is Monday 7-9pm. Entombment will...
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Dwayne Di Buono, Sr.

September 17, 1961 - May 6, 2018

Dwayne Di Buono Sr., 56, of Belleville, passed away Sunday May 6, 2018. Dwayne was a machinist for NASA Machine Tools in Lincoln Park and was a volunteer firefighter for Engine Company #202 of Wallington. Dwayne is survived by his wife Ivonne (nee Martinez), son Dwayne Jr. and his wife Kristine, their daughters Amy and Sydney, brothers Samuel Di Buono Jr. and Darren...
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Eileen Annicchiarico

April 23, 1935 - May 5, 2018

Eileen Annicchiarico, 83, of Belleville, passed away Saturday May 5, 2018. A devout parishioner of St. Peter's Church in Belleville, before retiring, Mrs. Annicchiarico was employed by the State of New Jersey in the Division of Violent Crimes Compensation Board. Funeral is 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 10 am St Peters...
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Jessica L. Principe

January 18, 1988 - April 27, 2018

Jessica L. Principe, 30, passed away Friday April 27, 2018. Born in Belleville, she has lived in Rahway for many years. Jessica is survived by her parents Frank and Diane (nee DeCroce), sisters Jennifer and Jacqueline, grandmother Ann DeCroce, aunt Lisa Pedalino and her husband Frank, uncle Joseph Principe and his wife Sandy, cousins Lauren and Christina....
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Antonio Cugliari

February 28, 1938 - April 5, 2018

Antonio Cugliari, 80, of Belleville, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018. Born in Rombiolo Calabria, Italy, he settled in the United States in 1973. Before his retirement, he was a carpenter and longshoreman for Sea Land in Port Elizabeth. Funeral 9 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville (www.megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:30 am...
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Rose L. Crawford

December 13, 1929 - April 2, 2018

Rose L. Crawford, 88, of Lakewood, passed away Monday April 2, 2018. Born in Newark, she has lived in Lakewood the past 20 years. Rose is survived by her daughter Donna A. Krause and her husband Robert, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George, mother Minnie Mangine, father Felice...
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Felice Conte

February 25, 1926 - March 19, 2018

Felice "Sonny" Conte, passed away Monday March 19, 2018. Born in Newark, NJ, he moved to Belleville in 1964. He worked at Ward's Tip Top Bakery in East Orange as a baker. He was a custodian for the Belleville School System. Funeral Mass is 11:30 am Monday at St. Lucy's Church Newark, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Mr. Conte is...
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Ollie N. Assantes

May 23, 1921 - March 18, 2018

Ollie N. Assantes, 97, of Wallingford, CT, passed away Sunday March 18, 2018. Mrs.Assantes was a production assistant for Tiffany and Company in Newark, retiring in 1986. Mrs. Assantes is survived by her son Arthur J. and his wife Shirley, daughter Sharon L. Downie and her husband Arthur P. Ford, brother John Bradley, grandchildren Valerie, Jon-Paul,...
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Connie Gambacorta

April 1, 1927 - March 18, 2018

Connie Gambacorta (nee Corbo), 90, of Belleville, passed away at her home Sunday March 18, 2018. Funeral is from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave. Belleville, NJ. The Funeral mass is at St. Lucy’s Church, Newark on Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation is on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Born...
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Pamela S. Festa

February 2, 1957 - March 18, 2018

Pamela S. Festa, 61, of Bloomfield, passed away Sunday March 18, 2018. Before her retirement, Pamela was an analyst for PSEG in Newark. She is survived by her husband Salvatore and son John Thomas. She was predeceased by her parents John and Theresa Griner, brother John Griner and sister Karen Shockley. Visitation will be Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 9-10 am at the Megaro...
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Juana Eiko Higa

November 19, 1937 - March 15, 2018

Juana "Eiko" Higa, 80, passed away Thursday March 15, 2018. Ms Higa has been an excellent example of a strong, hard working mother. Throughout her life, she dedicated her unconditional love and support to help raise her grandchildren. We will never forget her and will remember her always. She is survived by her daughters Maria "Harumi" Uyehara, Miriam Miyasato and her...
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Rosina M. West

August 30, 1946 - March 15, 2018

Rosina M. West, 71, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Thursday March 15, 2018. Rosina was the head cook at Girls Vocational School in Newark for over 25 years, retiring in 2016. Rosina is survived by her husband Pete, sons James and his wife Lori, Jason and his wife Sandrine, sisters Fortunata Sacco and Patricia Guido, grandchildren Jimmy, Joseph&...
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Beverly Ann Bobbitt

August 11, 1938 - March 13, 2018

Beverly Ann Bobbitt, 79, of Irvington passed away Tuesday March 13, 2018. Before her retirement, Beverly was employed by Bergen Pines Hospital in Hackensack. Beverly is survived by her daughters Wendy and Jill Thomas, sisters Lynn Wells, Ruth Mitchell, Gerrie Carr, grandchildren Omar Thomas, Shane Thomas, Rhasan Thomas, Shalira Atily, Chanel Thomas&...
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Pasquale Pat Cicala

November 6, 1927 - March 12, 2018

Pasquale "Pat" Cicala, 90, of Belleville, passed away Monday March 12, 2018. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Alessio and Anna (nee Marra) Cicala, he has lived most of his life in Belleville. Mr. Cicala was a vacuum pump assembler for Vac-U-Max, retiring in 1994. Mr. Cicala is survived by his sons Peter and his wife Susan, Steven and his wife Susan,...
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Katherine Ann Marino

September 14, 1928 - March 11, 2018

Katherine Ann(Kay) Marino, (89) died peacefully in her sleep on March 11, 2018 at her home, in Nutley, NJ. She was born to Marie Rose (Della Torre) and Constantino Tomasetti on September 14, 1928, and raised in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She graduated Bloomfield High School with Honors and was married to Salvatore Marino for 63 years until his passing in 2010. They made...
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Ana M. Torres

December 7, 1947 - March 9, 2018

Ana M. Torres, 70, of Newark, NJ, passed away Friday March 9, 2018. Ana is survived by her husband Samuel, son Francisco P. Gutierrez, daughters Ana Feliciano and Marysol Gutierrez, sisters Gloria Fernandez Rivera and Carmen Vargas, grandchildren Angel, Jennifer, Matthew, Dominick, Dereck, Devean, Christina, and Amanda, and 5...
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Justa Padilla

July 12, 1927 - February 28, 2018

Justa Padilla, 90, of Newark, passed away Wednesday February 28, 2018. Visitation is Sunday 1-5 pm. Interment will be Monday in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Justa is survived by her son Felipe Camacho, daughters Nancy Camacho, Elvira Camacho, brothers Angel Padilla, David Padilla, grandchildren Wilma, Oscar, Yolanda, Mayra, Marelyn&...
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Steven Case

December 12, 1952 - February 26, 2018

Steven Case, 65, of Toms River, passed away Monday February 26, 2018. Before his retirement, Steven was an electrician for many years. Visitation is Saturday 10-12 noon at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Services will be conducted at 12 noon, followed by a private cremation. Steven is survived by his mother Emily, brother Robert, his...
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Edie Harrington D'Andrea

February 11, 1937 - February 25, 2018

Edie Harrington D'Andrea, 81, of Newark, passed away Sunday February 25, 2018. Before her retirement, Mrs. D'Andrea was employed as a secretary for Westfield High School. She was an accomplished seamstress. Funeral 8:30 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10 am Immaculate Conception Church, Newark. Interment Immaculate...
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Phyllis A. Marra

July 9, 1942 - February 21, 2018

Phyllis A. Marra, 75, of Belleville, passed away Wednesday February 21, 2018. Mrs. Marra was a customer service representative for Popular Club in Garfield, NJ. Funeral is 9:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am Church of St. Peter, 155 William St. Belleville. Interment to follow in St. Peter's Church...
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Jennie Guarino

January 16, 1937 - February 12, 2018

Jennie Guarino, 81, of Belleville, passed away Monday February 12, 2018. Born in Newark, NJ to the late Dominick and Nancy (nee Cervo) Stillacci, she has lived in Belleville for many years. Services will be conducted 11 am Saturday at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Cremation will follow in East Ridgelawn Cemetery, 255 Main Ave, Clifton....
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Louis Lippolis

April 28, 1937 - February 11, 2018

Louis Lippolis, 80, of Newark passed away Sunday February 11, 2018. Mr. Lippolis worked for the United States Postal Service prior to joining the police force for the city of Newark where he served 25 years receiving many commendations and awards. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhoma.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church....
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Geraldine Maglione

May 21, 1943 - February 7, 2018

Geraldine Maglione, 74, of Cedar Grove, formerly Newark, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018.Before her retirement, Geraldine was employed by Schering-Plough in Kenilworth. She was a devotee of St. Gerard and was active with St. Lucy's Church. Funeral is 8:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com)....
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Juana Iris Mundo

February 2, 1937 - February 5, 2018

Juana "Iris" Mundo, 81, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. Visitation is Thursday 4-8 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ. Chapel Services will be 11:30 am Friday in Glendale Cemetery Mausoleum followed by entombment. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Mundo may be made to the Alzheimer's Association&...
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Patrick M. Sessa

February 25, 1953 - February 4, 2018

Patrick M. Sessa, 64, of Belleville, passed away at home, Sunday, February 4, 2018. Patrick was a letter carrier for the Bloomfield, NJ Branch of the United States Postal Service, retiring 6 years ago. Visitation is Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Interment is 10:30 am Saturday in...
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Jeffrey L. Lockshin

March 23, 1953 - January 28, 2018

Jeffrey Lee Lockshin, 64, of Belleville, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. Jeffrey was born in Paterson, on March 23, 1953. He grew up in Verona, NJ and graduated from Verona High School in 1971, and Bloomfield College in 1975 with a B.S. in Business. He spent his early career as the creator and owner of King Tool and Fastener in Bloomfield, NJ, and...
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Marianna Graci

May 25, 1966 - January 27, 2018

Marianna Graci, 51, of Weehawken, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 am Wednesday at St. Peter's Church, Belleville. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation is Tuesday 5-8 pm and Wednesday 8:30-9:30 am. Marianna is survived by her brother in law Saverio "Sal" Pansini and his children...
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Raymond A. Reboli, Sr.

September 21, 1928 - January 27, 2018

Raymond A. Reboli, Sr., passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018. Born in Newark to the late Joseph and Josephine Reboli, he lived in Belleville for many years. Mr. Reboli was employed by the Star Ledger for 50 years, retiring 22 years ago. He served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was very active with the Belleville Wrestling Association. A...
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Giuseppe M. Cucchisi

July 2, 1931 - January 26, 2018

Giuseppe M. Cucchisi, 86, of Nutley, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018. Giuseppe and his late wife Antoinetta (nee Magnocavallo) owned and operated Three Guys from Italy Restaurant in Belleville for over 30 years. Giuseppe retired 10 years ago. The funeral is 8:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ 07109. Mass is 9:30 am at...
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Andrea M. Rilli

January 24, 1990 - January 23, 2018

Andrea M. Rilli, 27, of Newport Beach, CA, formerly of Nutley, NJ, passed away Tuesday January 23, 2018. Andrea was a bookkeeper for New Found Life in Long Beach, CA. The funeral is 9:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave. Belleville. Mass 10:45 am St. Mary's Church, Nutley. Interment to follow in Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield....
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Kathleen Accunzo

September 9, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Kathleen Accunzo, 90, of Cedar Grove, formerly Belleville, passed away at home Friday, January 12, 2018. Funeral 8:30 am Wednesday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Avenue, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St Lucy's Church, Newark. Interment Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield. Visitation Tuesday 4-8pm. Mrs. Accunzo is survived by her...
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Florio D'Agostino

April 9, 1922 - January 10, 2018

Florio D'Agostino, 95, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Florio was a machine shop foreman for Pavia Metal in Newark for 44 years, retiring 33 years ago. Services will be conducted 10 am Saturday at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Interment will follow in Glendale Cemetery,...
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William V. Biasi

September 5, 1920 - January 6, 2018

William V. Biasi, 97, of Nutley, NJ, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018. Mr. Biasi was a mailroom supervisor for Wagner Electric retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Branch Brook Park Senior Citizens. Funeral 9 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:30 am in Holy Family Church 28 Brookline...
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Georgette Soriano

February 22, 1924 - December 27, 2017

Georgette V. Soriano, 93, of Fairfield, formerly Verona, Montclair, and Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. After graduating from Bloomfield High School near the top of her class, Georgette graduated from Miller College, attended Rutgers University and was an executive secretary in New York City for 6 years. Thereafter, she devoted...
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David Christian Martin

September 17, 1990 - December 17, 2017

David Christian Martin, 27, of Union, passed away Sunday December 17, 2017. He is survived by his parents Maria and Alexis, brother Alex and sister Nicole.
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John V. Mangrella

October 29, 1942 - December 17, 2017

John V. Mangrella, 75, of Clifton, passed away Sunday December 17, 2017. Before retiring, John was a shop steward with the Laborers Local #342 of Newark.. Funeral 8:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St Lucys Church Newark. Interment Glendale Cemetery Bloomfield. Visitation Wednesday 3-8pm. John is...
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Amelia Molly Marolakos

February 22, 1931 - December 12, 2017

Amelia (Molly) Mehalaris Marolakos, 86, of Sedona, Arizona,was born and raised in Newark, NJ. Loving daughter of Helen and William Mehalaris, sister of Antonia and Peter Mehalaris, and beloved wife of John Marolakos. She is survived by her daughters Laura Marolakos and Elaine Marolakos Edelson, and her grandchildren, Theo Steinman and Eliah Edelson. Visitation...
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Margherita Milano Iacobucci

October 5, 1943 - December 10, 2017

Margherita Milano Iacobucci, 74, of East Hanover, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. Margherita is survived by her niece Alexandria Milano Pascucci, great nieces Alexandria Pascucci and Melissa Pascucci, and great nephew Carmine Michael Berardinelli. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Iacobucci, parents Nicholas and Catherine Milano, brother Michael...
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Angelo Cecere

December 5, 1956 - December 9, 2017

Angelo Cecere, 61, of Belleville, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. Angelo was a store manager for Foodtown in North Arlington. Previously, he co-owned and operated Nutley Getty with his brother in law Pasquale Spatola. He is survived by his sister Filomena Spatola and her husband Pasquale, nephew Giuseppe Spatola and his wife Jennifer, nieces Antonina Wirth...
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Lena Zullo

May 17, 1921 - December 6, 2017

Lena Zullo, 96, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away at her home, Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Mrs. Zullo is survived by her sons Richard and his wife Judith, Joseph, Gerald, Anthony, Michael, Patrick and his wife Doreen, daughters Nancy Moran and her husband Gene, Michelle Scicluna and her husband Edward, Patricia Bresnahan and her husband...
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Francesco Ciccio Coscione

March 11, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Francesco "Ciccio" Coscione, 86, of Bloomfield, passed away Thursday November 30, 2017. Born in Aversa, Italy to the late Nicola and Anna (nee Andreozzi), he came to the United States in 1963. Mr. Coscione was a tailor in his native Italy. When he settled in the United States, he was a Quality Control Manager at Cooper Sportswear in Newark for 20 years, and then...
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Peter M. Toscano

January 2, 1938 - November 29, 2017

Peter M. Toscano, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Peter was a New Jersey licensed funeral director since 1962. He was active in youth recreation sports in Bloomfield. He was a past president of the Bloomfield Babe Ruth Baseball League. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Grace (nee Salerno), son Gerald and his children P.J. and...
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Louis James La Capra

November 29, 2017

Louis J. La Capra, 79, beloved husband of Prapaporn "Prim", father to Quintana, brother to Richard and Vincent, passed away peacefully with Prim at his side the morning of November 29, 2017. Louis, a native of Newark, NJ and an alumni of Rutgers University with graduate degrees from Newark College of Engineering and NYU, had a long and distinguished career at...
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Theresa Bonante

November 30, 1926 - November 28, 2017

Theresa Bonante, 90, formerly of Belleville, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Mrs. Bonante is survived by her sons Nicholas Jr., his wife Natalie, their daughters Nicole and Kristen, Robert, his wife JoAnn, their children Kelli, Melanie, and Jason, her sister Jean Crecca and her husband Vito, and her brother Angelo Cianci Jr.and his...
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Vincenzo Di Trolio

November 25, 2017

Vincenzo Di Trolio of Bloomfield, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. Born in Calabritto, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Antonina (nee Sierchio), he settled in the United States in 1967. Before his retirement,Mr. Di Trolio was a cabinet maker for many years. Mr. Di Trolio is survived by his wife of 67 years, Filomena (nee Mattia), daughters Edy Di Trolio-Way...
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Maria Battista

December 1, 1929 - November 21, 2017

Maria Battista, 87, of Kearny, passed away at home Tuesday, November 21, 2017. She is survived by her son Claudio, daughters Nina Robustelli, Maria DiPopolo, and Filomena Battista Castagno, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Antonio in 2012. Funeral 8 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave,...
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Rose Bonito

November 21, 2017

Rose Bonito, 87, of Toms River, formerly Jersey City, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Rose was an Activities Director for the Country Manor Home in Toms River, retiring 15 years ago. She is survived by her daughter Carmela Messano, son Benjamin Pio Bonito, sister Claire Mertens, grandchildren Louis and Rosanne Messano, Leslie LaCorte, Alyssa...
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Angela Del Guercio

May 22, 1936 - November 14, 2017

  Angela Del Guercio (nee Del Vecchio) 81 of Pembroke Pines, Florida where she resided for the last 10 years of her life and was formerly a life long resident of Newark, New Jersey passed away Tuesday November 14, 2017. Angela is survived by her beloved children Thomas, Vicki, and John and his wife Barbara (Antunes) Del Guercio, her beloved brother Patrick (Paddy Boy...
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Miguel A. Valencia

April 26, 1936 - November 9, 2017

Miguel A. Valencia, 81, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Thursday November 9, 2017. Born in San Salvador, El Salvador, he has lived in the United States the past 50 years. Mr. Valencia was an auto and airplane mechanic by trade. His last employer was Bombardier where he retired in 2014. He was a devout parishioner of St. Peter's Church in Belleville. Funeral procession...
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Camille C. Averso

September 21, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Camille C. Averso, 75, of Little Falls, passed away Sunday November 5, 2017. Before retiring, Mrs. Averso was a supervisor in the Bursar’s Office at Montclair State University. She was a member of the Women’s Club of Little Falls. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 10 am St. Catherine of Siena Church,...
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Elizabeth Mary VanTassell

January 11, 1932 - November 4, 2017

Elizabeth Mary , 85, of Belleville, passed away Saturday November 4, 2017. Elizabeth is survived by her sons Benjamin, Robert and John David VanTassell, daughters Cheryl VanTassell and Kathleen Cayli and her husband Mike, sister Ann Sheridan, grandchildren John Anthony VanTassell, Duriye Latona, Leyla Cayli, Michael Cayli, great grandchildren Aurora...
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Lilia Feijoo

January 25, 1919 - November 3, 2017

Lilia Feijoo, 98, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Friday November 3, 2017. Lilia was a dress designer for Lady Blanche in Puerto Rico for many years. Visitation is Tuesday 8:30-10:30 am followed by a funeral mass 11 am in Good Counsel Church in Newark. Cremation is private. Lilia is survived by her sister Elia Franco, brother Juan Basadre grandson Antonio and his wife...
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Michael Moran

June 26, 1990 - November 2, 2017


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Gertrude E. Frank

November 14, 1933 - October 31, 2017

Gertrude E. Frank, 83, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday October31, 2017. Gertrude was a claims adjuster for William Connelly Insurance in Montclair, retiring 10 years ago. She is survived by her sons Michael and his wife Cindy, Thomas, brother John Gallagher and sister Dorothy Gallagher. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, parents Thomas and Anna...
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James Russomanno

March 1, 1949 - October 30, 2017

James Russomanno, 68, of Livingston, passed away Monday October 30, 2017. Mr. Russomanno was a Business Administrator for the City of Newark for 40 years, retiring in 2009. Funeral 8:30 am Wednesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. Entombment Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum,...
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Lilia A. Takemoto

September 1, 1942 - October 28, 2017

Lilia A. Takemoto, 75, of Newark, NJ, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017. Lilia owned and operated El Iman Restaurant in Elizabeth, retiring 5 years ago. She is survived by her husband Julio, son Alberto and his wife Caty, daughters Lilia, and Catia Gesualdo and her husband Thomas, brothers Roberto and Luis, sisters Gloria and Anna,...
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Rose J. Frasso

February 22, 1924 - October 18, 2017

Rose J. Frasso, 93, of Cedar Grove, formerly Newark, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Rose was employed by ETAMCO in Belleville and then Columbus Hospital in Newark, retiring in 1989. Funeral Saturday 8:30 am from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville. Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North...
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Lucia Ciampitti

December 13, 1941 - October 15, 2017

Lucia Ciampitti, 75, of Newark, passed away Sunday evening, October 15, 2017. Born in St. Pietro in Valle, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Filomena LaPorta, she has lived in the United States since 1970. She was employed by Liberty Optical in Newark, retiring in 1998. She is survived by her husband Domenico, sons Nicolino and his wife Sandra, Vincenzo and...
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Romulo Egoavil

July 23, 1924 - September 30, 2017

Romulo Egoavil, 93, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children and grandchildren, Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born in Peru he came to the United States in 1965. Before retiring in 1991, he worked as a machine operator for Ford Motor Co. He is predeased by his wife Emma Egoavil Garcia. He is survived by his 9 children, Norma Guzman and her husband...
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Margaret Perillo

May 26, 1920 - September 26, 2017

Margaret Perillo, 97, of Nutley, passed away Tuesday September 26, 2017. Mrs. Perillo is survived by her daughter Arlene Walsh and her husband Michael, son Paul Perillo and his wife Jean, grandchildren Michael D. Walsh, Jamie Wengrin, Danielle Perillo, and Gianna Perillo. She was predeceased by her husband Cosmo Joseph, parents Nicola and Maria Saveria ...
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Lawrence J. De Rogatis

June 24, 1933 - September 22, 2017

Lawrence J. “Pop” De Rogatis, 84, of Manchester, formerly Belleville, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Germano and Sarah (nee Messenger) De Rogatis, he lived in Belleville and then Manchester the last 17 years. Mr. De Rogatis served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was retired as an officer of the Essex...
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Anna E. Caputo

September 28, 1927 - September 20, 2017

Anna E. Caputo, 89, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday September 20, 2017. Anna was employed by the Internal Revenue Service in Newark for 37 ½ years as a supervisor of cashiers and then a taxpayer representative, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the September Club of St. Thomas the Apostle Church of Bloomfield and the Valley Seniors of Clifton. Funeral 8:30 am...
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Robert F. Nesto

January 14, 1952 - September 14, 2017

Robert F. Nesto, 65, a lifelong resident of Newark, passed away at home Thursday, September 14, 2017. Robert retired after many years as a teacher for the Newark Board of Education. Funeral 8:30 am Tuesday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucys Church, Newark. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery,...
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Chester Chet Stefanelli

April 24, 1932 - September 10, 2017

Chester “Chet” Stefanelli, 85, of Roseland, passed away at home surrounded by his family, Sunday September 10, 2017. Mr. Stefanelli was an engineer and senior systems analyst for 47 years at Lucent Technologies (formerly Western Electric and AT&T, retiring in 2001. He then was a substitute teacher at West Essex and Caldwell High Schools. He served in the United...
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Felix Lopez Guzman

February 20, 1926 - September 3, 2017

Felix Lopez Guzman, 91, passed away Sunday September 3, 2017. Born in Villalba, Puerto Rico to Francisco and Epifania Guzman, he came to the United States in 1950 and served in the Army. He worked as a machine operator for many years, retiring 29 years ago. Felix is survived by his sons Felix Jr. and his wife Edna R., Edwin, daughters Nelida Laracuente and her...
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Mark L. O'Droniec

July 17, 1990 - September 2, 2017

Mark L. O'Droniec Jr., 27, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Saturday September 2, 2017. Mark was a proud graduate of Dundee High School in Dundee, NY and became a technician for Admiral Air in Nutley, NJ. Visitation is Saturday 1-4:30pm at the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ, concluding with a service at 4:30pm. Cremation is private....
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Antoinette DeAmbrose

September 25, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Antoinette DeAmbrose, 84, of Belleville, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017. Antoinette graduated from Bradford Hospital School of Nursing in Bradford, Pennsylvania in 1953. Before retiring, she worked for many years as a Registered Nurse at Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. Antoinette is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank, son James and his...
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Patsy Gennaro Orlando

April 29, 1976 - August 10, 2017

With profound sadness we mourn the passing of our beloved Patsy Orlando, loving father, son, nephew and cousin, friend and talented carpenter, who entered into eternal peace on August 10, 2017. Pat entered this world on April 29,1976 and grew up a spirited and caring soul. Pat graduated from Belleville High School and excelled in carpentry. Pat was bright,...
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Ruth D. Phair

August 8, 2017

Ruth D. Phair 90 of Nutley, N.J. passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017 a memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday August 16, 2017 in the Megaro Memorial Home 503 union ave, Belleville, N.J. from 10 am - 12 noon. Surviving are her children Bruce Phair and his wife Karen, Elaine Lehigh, granddaughter Kyra Yezefski and her husband David, sister in law Cecil...
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Ruth D. Phair

August 8, 2017

Ruth D. Phair 90 of Nutley, N.J. passed away on Tuesday August 8, 2017 a memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday August 16, 2017 in the Megaro Memorial Home, 503 union ave, Belleville, New Jersey from 10 am - 12 noon. Surviving are her children Bruce Phair and his wife Karen,Elaine Lehigh granddaughter Kyra Yezefski and her husband david, sister in law...
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Herbert Rodriguez

June 5, 1938 - August 2, 2017

Herbert Rodriguez, 79, of Belleville, NJ, passed away at home, Wednesday August 2, 2017. Herbert was employed by Royal Crown Window for over 30 years, retiring 10 years ago as manager. He is survived by his wife Lillian. Visitation is Saturday 11 am until 12:45 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union avenue, Belleville, NJ. Services are 12:45 pm in the...
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Reta M. Bradley

April 21, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Reta M. Bradley, 92, of Whiting, formerly Belleville, NJ, passed away Saturday evening, July 29, 2017. Born in Chicago, IL to the late George and Freida (nee Brei) Wood, she lived in Belleville for many years, and Whiting the past 3 years. Mrs. Bradley was employed by Federal ITT in Nutley, then she was the co-proprietor and CFO of Bradley Tire Service...
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Giuseppe Viola

December 12, 1928 - July 29, 2017

Giuseppe Viola, 88, of Newark, NJ, passed away Saturday evening, July 29, 2017. Before retiring, he was a farmer and a landscaper for many years. Funeral is 9 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10:30 am St.Francis Xavier Church, 243 Abington Ave, Newark, NJ. Cremation will be private. Visitation at the...
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Michael DelVecchio

August 5, 1944 - July 27, 2017

Michael DelVecchio, 72, of Kearny, formerly Belleville and Newark, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017. Before his retirement, Mr. DelVecchio was a lineman for NJ Transit for over 30 years. He was an avid bowler. He is survived by his daughter Dyana M. Thompson and her husband Michael P., son Michael G. Jr., sister Joyce Russomanno, grandchildren Taylor...
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Mary Rizzitello

May 29, 1922 - July 24, 2017

Mary Rizzitello,95, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday July 24, 2017. Along with her husband Nick, she owned and operated Rizzitello’s Florist in Newark for many years, retiring in 1984. Funeral 8:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10 am St. Lucy’s Church Newark. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel...
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Anthony Tony Carlyle Calabrese

February 9, 1934 - July 21, 2017

Anthony Calabrese, 83, passed away Friday July 21, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Joseph and Helen (nee Sarno) Calabrese, he lived in Nutley and Montville. Anthony was employed in the Jewelry Department of Fortunoffs in Wayne for 18 years, retiring in 1999. He wrote a column, “Socially Yours”, for the Murray Hill News in New York City for many years under...
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Debra M. Greco

July 19, 1953 - July 14, 2017

Debra M. Greco, 63, of Newark, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017. Funeral 8:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville, NJ. Mass 10 am St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm. A devoted mother, Debra is survived by her daughter Luanne Greco Snyder, son Andrew...
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Joseph P. Celfo, Sr.

April 24, 1917 - July 6, 2017

Joseph P. Celfo, Sr., 100, a lifelong resident of Belleville, passed away at home Thursday July 6, 2017. A memorial visitation will be Saturday 1-4 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mr. Celfo is survived by his son Joseph Celfo Jr., daughters Linda Angiuoli and Anne Silverman, brother Anthony Celfo,...
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Anthony Comito

March 9, 1931 - July 4, 2017

Anthony Comito, 86, of Newark, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Before his retirement, Anthony was a machine operator for General Foam in Carlstadt. He enjoyed bowling, bocce, billiards, and baseball. A memorial mass will be celebrated 9:30 am Saturday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Belleville. Relatives and friends are encouraged to arrive 9:15 am at...
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Anthony J. Suppa

March 1, 1950 - June 30, 2017

Anthony J. Suppa, 67, of Toms River, passed away Friday June 30, 2017. Before retiring, Anthony was employed by the Garden State Parkway for over 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman with a love of baseball. Funeral 9:30 am Thursday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 11 am St. Lucy’s Church, Newark. Interment...
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Arnold Palumbo

December 18, 1952 - June 29, 2017

Arnold Palumbo 64, of Cedar Grove NJ passed away Thursday June 29, 2017. Visitation is Wednesday 4-7:30 pm at the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave., Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Services will be 7:30 pm. Arnold was a beloved brother, father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Dina, brothers Louis and Gerald, four sisters-in-law, Joni, Joanne...
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Doris Dora Soriano

June 28, 2017

Doris J. “Dora” Soriano, 96, of Belleville, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Armando and Emilia (nee Cataldi) Giordano, she has lived in Belleville since 1984. During World War 2, Dora worked at assembling the Norden Bombsight at Westinghouse Corporation in Newark. She was a member of the September Club of the Sacred Heart...
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Gina Marie Metts

October 11, 1965 - June 21, 2017

Gina Marie Metts, 51, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Born in Newark, NJ, she has lived in Belleville for many years. Gina is survived by her sister Theresa Metts DeRogatis, uncle Pasquale Meola, aunt Lucille Cocozza and her husband Frank, nephew Larry DeRogatis, niece Melissa DeRogatis, father William Metts and many...
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Barbara A. Klena

June 20, 2017

Barbara A. Klena, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in the presence of her loving husband of 45 years, Tom. She was born in Newark New Jersey on March 25, 1948 to Bernard and Anna Gass and attended St. Vincent's Academy, graduating in the class of 1966. Barbara worked at Hoffman La Roche...
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Violet V. Cavanna

September 13, 1919 - June 17, 2017

Violet (Malinowski) Cavanna, born September 13, 1919 in Passaic, and known to many as Aunt Vi, died peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Violet spent much of her youth at the Connie and Piela shore cottages at Camp Osborne. She inherited these from her father, enabling her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many...
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Linda Dorothy Tourian

August 14, 1948 - June 13, 2017

Linda Dorothy Tourian, 68, of Belleville, passed away Tuesday June 13, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Sarkis K. and Florence (nee Tatosian) Tourian, she has lived in Belleville since 1980. Linda was a Medicaid Office Manager, then was an Office Manager for Dr. Ira H. Gouterman in Caldwell, and was employed by Canterbury Nursing Home Admissions Department in Cedar Grove before retiring 4 years...
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Frances M. Laterza

October 8, 1937 - June 5, 2017

Frances M. Laterza, 79, of Bloomfield, passed away Monday June 5, 2017. Born in Newark to the late Anthony and Jennie (nee Ciccone) Martino, Frances has lived in Bloomfield the past 20 years. Frances was a hairdresser for many years. Funeral 9 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10:30 am St. Francis Xavier Church, Newark. Cremation is private. Visitation is...
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Celia M. Coltre

March 2, 1920 - May 31, 2017

Celia M. Coltre, 97, of Toms River, formerly of Newark, passed away Wednesday May 31, 2017. Funeral 9:30 am Monday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave, Belleville, NJ. Mass 11 am St. Lucy's Church, Newark. Entombment Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation Sunday 1-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place,...
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Arleen J. Gonnella

January 20, 1944 - May 29, 2017

Arleen J. Gonnella, 73, of Chatham, NJ, passed away Monday May 29, 2017. Arleen is survived by her daughters, Judy Delaney, Laura Gonnella, Tina Gonnella, sister Theresa Russell and her husband Donald, granddaughters Arleen and Elizabeth Delaney, nephews Michael and Donald Russell, and great nephew Harrison Russell. Funeral 8:30 am Saturday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue,...
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Vidal Suarez

February 14, 1938 - May 28, 2017

Vidal Suarez, 79, of Newark, passed away Sunday May 28, 2017. Born in Matanzas, Cuba to the late Celedonio and Demetria (nee Gonzalez), he has lived in Newark for many years. Mr. Suarez owned and operated Suarez Plastic Covers in Newark for 25 years, retiring 10 years ago. Funeral 8:30 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Avenue, Belleville, NJ. Mass 10 am Our Lady of Good Counsel...
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Lena Frank

February 27, 1935 - May 15, 2017

Lena Frank, 82, of Toms River, formerly of Belleville, passed away Monday May 15, 2017. Lena was employed by Core Fashions in Newark for many years as a seamstress. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, and playing bingo. Funeral 9:15 am Friday from the Megaro Memorial Home 503 Union Ave. Belleville (megaromemorialhome.com). Mass 10:45 am St. Mary's Church, Nutley. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, North...
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Everette Gilliam

January 24, 1943 - May 9, 2017

Everette Gilliam, 74, of Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017. He was born in Richmond, VA to the late Leonard and Mary (nee Redd) Gilliam. Everette was a truck driver in the construction industry. Before his retirement he was a driver for J Frank Post Oil Co. in Newark. He is survived by his wife Alice (nee Hatcher), daughters Kelli and Karla Gilliam, grandchildren Keith, Kayla, Kelsey,...
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Maria Saccani

October 5, 1928 - April 28, 2017

Maria "Lina" Saccani, 88, of Belleville, NJ, passed away Friday April 28, 2017. Born in Hermansville, MI to the late Eugenio and Elizabeth (nee Meneguzzo) Prospero, she was raised in Montechio Maggiore, Italy, came to the United States settling in Newark, and has resided in Belleville the past 53 years. Mrs. Saccani was a longtime seamstress, and was also employed by Tiffany & Co. in Newark....
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