Obituaries

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Mass Offered Saturday For Annamarie Rossi

Annamarie Rossi, 94, of Livingston, died Tuesday, December 18. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, December 22, at St. Joseph’s Church in Forest City, Pennsylvania. Arrangements were by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home of Forest City.

Ms. Rossi was born to Bernard and Mary Baranowski on May 18, 1924, in Forest City. She was graduated from Forest City High School in 1942 and moved to New Jersey, where she worked for General Electric.

She married Joseph Rossi of Orange in 1949, and raised five children, Louis, Bernard, Joann, Annmarie, and Joseph. During that time, she did the bookkeeping for the family paint and wallcovering store, Rossi’s, in Orange. From 1976 to 1986, she ran Rossi Decorating Center in Cedar Grove.

She was a parishioner of St. Philomena and St. Raphael Roman Catholic Churches in Livingston.

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Hold Visitation Dec. 27 For Arturo Fernandez

Livingston resident Arturo Fernandez died Saturday, December 22, at the age of 94. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, December 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, with entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Born in Spain, Mr. Fernandez lived in Newark and Kearny before moving to Livingston in 1986.

Predeceased by his wife, Obdulia (nee Guerrero) and his brother, Enrique Fernandez, he is survived by his daughter,AnitaDurso;hissister-in-law, Concha Fernandez; and one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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Funeral Services Held For Ruth L. Schram, 91

Ruth L. Schram died in her Livingston home on Friday, December

21. She was 91 years old.

Born and raised in Newark, Mrs. Schram was a graduate of Weequahic High School in Newark. She owned Seymour’s Luncheonette in Livingston with her husband for 22 years. She was also a member of the Corporal Arthur W. Smith Veterans of Foreign WarsAuxiliary, Post 2856, in Livingston.

Mrs. Schram was predeceased by her husband, Seymour Schram, in 2002. She is survived by her son, Barry Schram.

Services were conducted by the Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel of Livingston.

The family has requested that donations in Mrs. Schram’s memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.

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Memorial this Spring For Paul Falcone Jr.

Paul Salvatore Falcone Jr. of Naples., Florida, a former resident of Livingston and Randolph, died on Wednesday, December 19, following a brief illness. He was 73 years old.

A celebration of his life will be held in New Jersey in the spring. Details will be shared with friends and family once finalized. The family has noted that memorial donations in memory of Mr. Falcone may be made to the Arc of Essex County, arcessex.org

Mr. Falcone was born on November 14, 1945, in Orange. He was graduated from Livingston High School and Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa. He operated a recruiting business for years, placing professionals in positions at corporations nationwide.

He raised his family in Randolph and resided in New Jersey all his life until recently retiring to Naples.

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Hold Private Service For Vivian Lombardo

Vivian A. Lombardo of Largo, Florida, formerly of Livingston, died on Saturday, December 15, following a short illness.

She is survived by her husband, Peter Louis; two daughters, Marylynne Lombardi (Marius), and Nancyann Lombardo; a son, Peter; a sister, Rosemary Mottola; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A private service will held in Largo. Arrangements are under the direction of Lombardi Funeral Home, Caldwell.

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To Hold Funeral Mass For Nicholas Ventola

Nicholas S. Ventola, 87, of Livingston, died on Saturday, December 15, and the funeral will be today, Thursday, December 20, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church, 28 Livingston Avenue., Roseland. Visitation was held on December 19 at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home.

Mr. Ventola was born in Newark to Samuel and Mary Ventola. He was the founder and owner of All County Sewer and Drain Service.

He was predeceased by his three siblings, Samuel Ventola, Ida Parrillo, and Margaret Corbo. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Ventola; his children, Nicholas Ventola (Maureen), Dean Ventola (Janet), Lisa Picillo (William), Jill Fuccello (Tom), and Gary Ventola (Jennifer); ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org would be appreciated.

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Services Were Held For Gertrude Brenner

Gertrude “Trudy” Schulman Brenner, 71, of Livingston and Belmar, died on December 13.

Funeral services were held at Bernheim-Apter-KreitzmanSuburban Funeral Chapel on December 16.

Mrs. Brenner was born to the late Samuel Schulman and Anna Schulman, and grew up in Irvington. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Brenner, and her sister, Thelma Goldfinger. She is survived by a sister, Beatrice Blau; a brother-in-law, Richard Goldfinger; and other family members.

Donations in Mrs. Shulman’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Funeral Mass Held For Michael J. Bonder

Michael Bonder of Livingston died on Wednesday, December 12. He was 45 years old.

Dr. Bonder grew up in Livingston and graduated from Seton Hall Prep in 1991. He received a bachelor of science degree in physics from James Madison University. For his master’s degree, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and then the University of Salford in Manchester, England as a Joule Scholar, where he was awarded his Ph.D.

While on the physics faculty at the University of Delaware, Dr. Bonder was granted a patent in the area of magnetic nanoparticles.

He is survived by his parents, Ronnie and John J. Bonder; his brother, David Bonder (Brooke); his grandfather, John Bonder; and other family members.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Philomena Church on Monday, December 17. Funeral arrangements were made by the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home.

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Mass Offered Dec. 15 For George Meyers, 91

George B. Meyers of Barnegat, formerly of Livingston, died Wednesday, December 12. He was 91 year old. 12, 2018.

Visitation was held on Friday, December 14, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home old Livingston. A funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, December 15, at St. Raphael’s Church, Livingston, with entombment following at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

Mr. Meyers was born in South River. After graduating from St. Benedict’s Prep School, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then went to college at Fordham University, graduating in 1950. He worked as vice president, claims, for the Motor Club of America in Newark, and then Preserver Insurance Company in Paramus.

He was the husband of Frances Meyers for 64 years; the father of Gail, Lauren, Kim, and the late Mark Meyers. He was also a grandfather of four and a great-grandfather as well.

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Grace Monaghan

Grace Monaghan, formerly of Livingston, passed away on December 9, 2018. She died peacefully as a resident of Seabrook Extended Care Facility in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, one week short of her 101st birthday.

She is survived by five sons: Dennis of Raquette Lake, New York and Sebastian, Florida; Jay of Manasquan, New Jersey; Patrick of Houston,Texas; Joseph ofToms River, New Jersey; and Thomas of Landenberg, Pennsylvania. Her son William, formerly of West Orange, passed away in 2001.

Grace leaves behind seven grandchildren and five-great grandchildren and one on the way. In addition to her sons, Grace also leaves daughters-in-law Mary, Gwen, Maryann and Patti.

Grace graduated from St. Vincent's Academy in 1935. She and Jim were married in 1940 and resided in Belleville before moving to Livingston in 1952.

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