Obituaries

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13
Aug
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Hold Private Services For Clarice Flexner

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13
Aug
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Hold Memorial Mass For Richard Rapicano

Former Livingston resident Richard Louis Rapicano, 61, died on July 27 in Mountainside after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, September 5, at 10 a.m. at Saint Philomena Church in Livingston. Mr. Rapicano was the son of the late John and Mary Rapicano, who resided in Livingston. He was a long-standing member of Saint Philomena Church, where he attended grade school. Mr. Rapicano also attended Livingston High School. He worked at Baltusrol Golf Club. Mr. Rapicano is survived by his longtime companion, Carol Tharaud; his siblings, Marianne, Catherine, Chris, John, and Robert Rapicano, Linda Burgess, and Karen Forbes. Contributions in his memory may be made to the ASPCA.
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06
Aug
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Anne Greene, 69, Dies After Brief Illness

Anne S. Greene, a longtime resident of Livingston, died on Wednesday, July 29, at the age of 69 after a brief bout with cancer. Raised in Brooklyn, New York, Mrs. Greene relocated to New Jersey in the 1970s to raise her family. While in Livingston she held leadership positions within the PTA and League of Women’s Voters. She also devoted her time to many other town organizations, such as Meals on Wheels. She was one of the co-founders of the first Extended Day program, which provided working families in the Livingston public school system with after school child care at a time when such services were not readily available. Surviving are her adult daughters Deborah Kelly and Elizabeth Greene, and four grandchildren. Her family requests that donations in her memory be made to the National Council of Jewish Women (ncjw.org), an organization whose mission echoes her values of helping others.
Thu
06
Aug
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Graveside Services For Marilyn Brafman

Thu
06
Aug
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Margaret "Peggy" Lee Dies Before 90th Birthday

Margaret Twyman Lee, known as Peggy, died on July 29, just short of her 90th birthday. Mrs. Lee raised her family in Livingston, during which time she worked at the Landmark Tavern for 20 years, before retiring to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1986. Born on August 3, 1925, to Joseph and Greta Twyman, Mrs. Lee was predeceased by her husband, Donald, in 1976. She is survived by her children, Susan Lee Marschalk of Raleigh, Douglas Lee of Raleigh, Thomas Lee of Brooklyn, New York, and William Lee and his wife, Mary Kiernan Lee, of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Additionally, she is survived by four grandchildren. No services are planned at this time, but a celebration of her life will be held by her family at a later date.
Thu
06
Aug
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Martin Rabinowitz Succumbs at Age 87

Thu
30
Jul
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Alice Baldwin Strecker Dies in Lexington, Va.

Thu
30
Jul
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Offer Funeral Mass For Lorraine Gatto

Lorraine (Murano) Gatto, a lifelong resident of Livingston, died on Wednesday, July 22. The funeral Mass celebrating her life was offered at St. Raphael's Church on Monday, July 27. Mrs. Gatto was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Orange and lived her entire life in Livingston. She was graduated from Livingston High School and from the Berkeley Secretarial School in East Orange. She worked as the office manager at Allan Feid Plumbing and Heating in Livingston for more than 20 years and was vice president of Hair Plus, Inc. for more than 35 years. Mrs. Gatto was a member of the Livingston PTA and attended St. Raphael's Church. Surviving are her husband, Roland T. Gatto; her children, Elizabeth Crann and Thomas Gatto, and one granddaughter. She is also survived by her mother, Madeline Murano, and siblings, Peter J. Murano Jr. and Rosemarie Cappoli. Memorial contributions to the American Breast Cancer Foundation are welcomed.
Thu
30
Jul
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Mrs. Barbella-Weller Dies in Forked River

Josephine A. Barbella-Weller died on Wednesday, July 22, in Forked River. She grew up in Montclair and had resided in Livingston and Verona. A homemaker, Mrs. Barbella-Weller worked for Essex County and was active in the Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary in Forked River. Surviving are her husband of 15 years, Richard W. Weller Jr.; daughter, Jeanine Breen and her husband, Daniel; sons Robert Barbella, Ronald Barbella and his wife, Deborah, and Thomas Barbella; six grandchildren; and a brother, Vincent Innarella and his wife, Denise. She was predeceased by her parents, Anthony and Theresa Innarella, and four brothers, Anthony Jr., Charles, Philip and Joey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.jude.org. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.farmerfuneral.com.
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30
Jul
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Moises A. Medina Dies in Livingston

Moises A. Medina, 64, died on Friday, July 3, in Livingston. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Medina came to the USA in 1962, grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York and lived in Guttenberg, prior to moving to Livingston in 1985. A self-employed mechanical engineer, Mr. Medina is survived by his wife, Christine Reis Medina, his sons, Benjamin and Jonathan; and his brother, Michael.

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