Roxbury Township, Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Richards passed away December 8, 2013 at the age of 90 and was one of three children born to Luciano and Maria (Ascaso) Sanchez of Jaca, Spain. Married in 1942, she is predeceased by her husband William (Bee), brother Jesus (Frankie), and sister Angelus (Angie).
She was born in New York City and moved to Succasunna 61 years ago. She worked at Picatinny Arsenal in Rockaway Township from the late 1950’s to 1984. She held several secretarial positions, retiring within the Legal Department. She was a member of the Roxbury Township Senior Citizens Club.
She will be long remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her son William (and his wife Karen) Richards of Bedminster, NJ, grandsons; William (and Karen) of Jersey City, and Matthew (and Esther) of Nutley, great grandchildren; Alexis, Matthew, and Andrew of Nutley, NJ
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, 10 am at the Funeral Home, with the interment to follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester. Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Josephine Guglielmo died peacefully on December 7, 2013 at home in Succasunna. The last surviving child of Concetta and Rosolino Vassallo, she would have celebrated her 102nd birthday on December 24th. She was born in Newark and lived in West New York (NJ) and North Bergen before moving to Succasunna 5 years ago. She was a retired clerical worker for the Red Star Trucking Company in North Bergen. She was involved in many activities at Our Lady of Fatima R. C. Church in North Bergen and belonged to the Western Slope, Golden Age and Friendly Seniors clubs there. She was also a member of the Ever Young Seniors in Succasunna.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank A Guglielmo in 1986 and leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Marguerite (and Richard) Valero of Succasunna, son Ralph (and Margaret) Guglielmo of Port Monmouth (NJ), 4 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 2 – 6 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 10 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church, 61Main Street, Flanders with the entombment to follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ. Donations may be made in her name to the Atlantic Health Hospice, 1 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.
Hopatcong, baby Sabina Rose Joana, 15 months old, died on December 2, 2013 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. She was born in Denville on August 21, 2012.
She is survived by her parents Paula Rose and Philip Joana, baby brother Rocco Stephen Joana, pet dog “Debo”, maternal grandparents; Stephen and Diane Fiorino of Wharton, paternal grandfather Anthony (and Josie) Joana of Newark, and maternal grandmother Margaret (and Piotr) Knysz of Newfoundland.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at 8 pm. Donations may be made in her name to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation at www.dravetfoundation.org .
Hopatcong, Mrs. Gertrude J De Perna, 91, died on November 29, 2013 at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. She was born in New York City and lived in Brooklyn before moving to Hopatcong 48 years ago. She was a homemaker, an avid reader, and studied nutrition.
She was predeceased by her husband Frank in 2005 and is survived by her son Jim (and Melissa) De Perna of Randolph, 2 grandchildren; Jared and Ava of Randolph, and sister Gloria (and Michael) Fabrizio of Massapequa, L I.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 3 – 5 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, 11 am at the Funeral Home, with the entombment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Monica A Bohmer, 68, died on November 17, 2013 at her home in Succasunna. She was born in Manhattan, NY and lived in Queens, NY before moving to the Flanders / Succasunna area 33 years ago. Monica was an employee of the Picatinny Arsenal then later as an Executive Assistant at AVAYA Inc. in Basking Ridge.
Mrs. Bohmer is survived by her husband of 42 years, William Bohmer, her son Michael Bohmer and his wife Kristine currently of Bridgewater, MA; and her nephew David Shavel and his wife Clarena of Byram Twp. Monica is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Monica was a loving and caring woman who put her family above all else and will be missed by all who have known her.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Thursday, 10 am at St. Jude’s R C Church in Budd Lake with the interment to follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Queens at 1 pm.
Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Eleanor P Triplett, 89, died on November 17, 2013 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. She was born in Union City and lived in Budd Lake before moving to Mt. Arlington 14years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of the Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington.
She was predeceased by her husband Earl in 1999 and is survived by her daughter Leanora “Lea” Frisco of Mt. Arlington, 2 grandchildren; Kimberly and Christina, nieces, Lisa Polzer and Nancylee Martin.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 10 am at Our Lady of the Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington, with the interment to follow at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation www.cchfoundation.net
Felicia (Sotolongo) Fernandez
of Succasunna, NJ, age 89
Roxbury Twsp.- Felicia Fernandez of Succasunna, NJ , passed away on Thursday. November14,2013 at the Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna..
A resident of Succasunna for the past 25 years, Felicia was born September 16, 1924 in Holguin, Oriente, Cuba to Jose Hipolito and Juana Maria (Garcia) Sotolongo. She married her husband of 68 years, Ovidio Fernandez, in 1945 and moved to Ciego de Avila, Cuba where she resided and raised her daughter, Mercedes, until shortly after the 1959 Fidel Castro revolution and Communist indoctrination of Cuba. It was then that Felicia and her husband, fearing for their future and their child’s future under the brutal Castro regime, decided as did many Cuban families, to send their daughter to a refugee camp in America as part of the Pedro Pan Operation (mass exodus of over 14,000 unaccompied children leaving Cuba), meeting up later. Felicia and Ovidio immigrated to the USA in 1962. Like so many refugees arriving in Miami they came with nothing but the clothes on their back, Felicia and her family were fortunate to find haven in the Dover NJ area thanks to their sponsorship by St. John’s Episcopal Church of Dover in 1963. The parish provided financial assistance, food & clothing and helped find shelter & employment for the family. Felicia was always so grateful for the church’s compassionate help in her settling in a new country with a promising future, She became a US citizen in 1972.
Felicia lived in Morris County,NJ for the last 50 years, residing in Dover, Kenvil and Morristown, before moving to Succasunna in 1988. She worked at the Swiss Knitting Mill in Dover and then for Transistor Devices in Cedar Knolls for many years until retiring.
Felicia was predeceased by her sister Maria (“La Nina”) Mercedes and her 4 brothers, Jorge (“Yoyo”) Luis, Juan (“Chiquitin”) Ernesto, Jose (Bebe”) Hipolito,and Jose (“Pepe”) Antonio Sotolongo
She is survived by her husband Ovidio of Succasunna, her daughter Mercedes and husband Robert Davenport of Succasunna, her grandchildren Michael Davenport of Ocean Grove,NJ and Mary Jane & husband Thomas Parr of Succasunna, NJ and 3 great grandchildren Thomas (TJ), Trevor and Tucker Parr.
Called affectionately by all as “Mama”, Felicia was known by her seemingly endless amount of vitality and energy and her love of cooking, especially Cuban cuisine for family. She also enjoyed tending to flowers in her yard and watching the cooking channel on TV and traveling to Miami in her earlier years to visit family and friends there. Felicia kept in touch with family and friends left behind in Cuba and helped those still there suffering from hardships to the best of her ability.
Private services will be conducted by the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ with interment at the First Presbyterian Cemetery in Succasunna.
Donations in Felicia’s memory may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11 S Bergen Street, Dover, NJ 07801, in recognition of the kindness they extended to Felicia and her family in the past.
Roxbury Township, Mrs. Eleanor A Reed, 95, died on November 14, 2013 at the Mt. Arlington Senior Living Center. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and lived in Denville for 30 years, and Toms River for 20 years, before moving to Ledgewood 2 years ago. She was the Township Registrar in Denville for many years, an accomplished artist in both oil and water color and, was an award winning bridge player.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph R Reed in 2001 and by her son Michael R Reed in 1996. She is survived by her 2 daughters; Penelope Reed of Billings, Montana and April A (and Brian) Dixon of Ledgewood, 7 grandchildren; Denielle Jordan, Gabriel (and Michelle) Jordan, Brendan (and Heather) Hunscher, James (and Sloane) Dixon, Timothy (and Annie) Dixon, Jason Dixon, and Samuel Dixon, and 4 great grandchildren; Madison, Savannah, Gavin, and Kieran.
Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). Her graveside service will be held at the General Doyle Veteran’s Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ at a later date. Donations may be made in her name to the Carol W & Julius A Rippel Breast Center, Morristown Medical Center, 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962.
Sussex Boro, Mr. Angelo D Lacsamana, Sr., 69, died on November 14, 2013 at the Kindred Care Center in Dover. He was born in the Philippines and lived in San Francisco before moving to Sussex this year. He served in the U S Army during the Viet Nam War and later worked at Pier 39 in San Francisco, in transportation.
He is survived by his 2 children; Sharlane Guevara of Sussex and Angelo Lacsamana, Jr of Millbrae, CA, his former wife Lolita (Capacillo), and his grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 10:30 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.
Roxbury Township, Phyllis G Carey, 89, died on November 11, 2013 at Franciscan Oaks in Denville. She was born and raised in Camden, Maine and lived in Long Island most of her life before moving to Succasunna 14 years ago. In 1945 she earned her Registered Nurse degree from the L I School of Nursing and in 1975 she earned her B S from Molloy College in New York. She was a nurse at the Rockville Nursing Center in Rockville Center, NY. She was also a member of St. Therese R C Church, an avid reader and Red Sox fan.
She was predeceased by her husband Vincent J Carey in 1992 and is survived by her 7 children; Dr. Kevin (and Joan) Carey of Edgartown, MA Barbara (and Robert) Comerford of Ridgefield, CT, Patricia (and Thomas) Hunsicker of North Bethesda, MD, Dr. Stephen (and Erica) Carey of Seaford, DE, Mary Ellen (and Joseph) Sampson of Mountain Lakes, NJ, Timothy (and Kathleen) Carey of Denville, NJ and Sean Carey of Amityville, NY, 14 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 6 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 9:30 am at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna with the interment to follow at the Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, L I.