Mt. Olive Township, Robert Laggy, 61, died on November 24, 2014 at The Cornell Weill Hospital in NYC. He was born in Newark and grew up in Livingston before moving to Mount Olive Township many years ago. He was a Systems Programmer for the Securitas Co. in Parsippany for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne (Esposito) Laggy, 2 daughters; Marisa C. (and Steven Stoll) Laggy of Frankford Township, and Bethanne N. (and Jay) Hasek of Delaware, and sister Lola (and her partner Fred Berthel) Laggy.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Saturday from 1-5 pm. Donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org
Hopatcong, NJ Miss Cindy Yesenia Fuentes, 26. She was born in San Salvador in El Salvador and lived in Hopatcong before moving to Derry, NH. She was a graduate of Hopatcong High School.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Monday from 6 – 8 pm.
Mount Olive Twp., Mr. Michael Kekelis, 70, died on November 22, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover. He was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Randolph before moving to Budd Lake 18 years ago. He served in the U S Army during the Viet Nam War and then became a salesman and purchasing agent at Crown Cork & Seal Inc., White Metal, Hartz Mountain, and most recently at Casio Inc. in Dover. He was a member of St. Jude R C Church and Knights of Columbus in Budd Lake. He was also an avid golfer, loved playing softball, and coached many Randolph Youth Sports.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine Kekelis of 47 years, 2 sons; Michael M (and Erin) Kekelis of Scotch Plains and Matthew (and Leslie) Kekelis of Nashville, TN, 4 grandchildren; Quinn, Zoe, Sophie, and Greyson, sister Mary (and Jim) Tosso of Randolph, and nephews; James (and Virginia) Tosso of NYC, and Mark Tosso of Madison.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, 10:30 am, at the Church of the Assumption in Morristown.
Stanhope, Nicholas “Nick” David Wihlborg, 12, died on November 19, 2014 at his home. He was born in Livingston and lived all of his life in Stanhope. He was an Honors Student at the Valley Road School and All-Star in the Lakeland Little League. He loved baseball, hockey (especially the Devils) and loved cooking after watching the cooking channel.
He is survived by his parents David and Lori (Coccio) Wihlborg, sister Krista, maternal grandparents; Joseph and Lois Coccio of West Orange, paternal grandparents Edward and Diane Wihlborg of FL (formerly of Ledgewood), uncle Michael (and Kim) Coccio of West Orange and cousins; Alyssa and Dean Coccio, aunt Danielle Coville of FL and cousins Daniel Wihlborg, Ernie Coville and Steven Coville. He was pre deceased by his uncle Eddie Wihlborg.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 9:30 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, with the interment to follow at the Stanhope Union Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the Nicholas Wihlborg Fund at WWW.f4mmc.org
Randolph Township, Mrs. Frances S Bertrand, 77, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at the Morristown Medical Center. Frances was born in Morristown and raised in Whippany. After her marriage to Francis Bertrand, she lived in Morristown before moving to Randolph in 1972. She has been a resident of Randolph for the past 42 years, where she began working as a secretary to the Randolph Township Clerk’s office. Frances later became Randolph Township Clerk until her retirement in 2005. She was a founding member of the Resurrection Parish R C Church in Randolph, and cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren. Frances enjoyed traveling, sewing, and knitting.
She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Francis G Bertrand on February 18, 2014 and is survived by her son Bruce Bertrand of Randolph and daughter Terry Marrocco and her husband Frank of Lebanon, along with her two granddaughters; Krista and Maria Marrocco.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10 am, at the Resurrection Parish R C Church in Randolph, with the interment to follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
Betty Bradshaw Fullerton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15th 2014 at 6 o’clock in the morning at the age of 86. Born Betty Bradshaw on March 11, 1928 to Sarah Jane & Wilmer Bradshaw in Forest Hills, New York. She graduated Queens College, NYC and taught Elementary Education. She married William K. Fullerton in 1952 and in 1953 moved to Succasunna, New Jersey to start a family.
Betty and William raised 4 children-Douglas, Janet, Donna and Scott, losing Janet to pneumonia at the age of 3. Betty was smart, athletic and a good friend and Mother. She always put her children’s education first and supported them in all their after school activities: softball, soccer, basketball, wrestling, swim meet, band practice and Sunday school. The eternal educator, college was never an option, it was a requirement. Betty was always active in her neighborhood, from the rummage sales with the Sunrise Park Sewing Club to the Bridge, Canasta, Mah Jong and Poker she loved to play with dear friends at Fox Hills in Rockaway, her home for twelve years.
Losing William in April of 2006, Betty never gave up or stopped living. Betty’s loved ones surrounded her. Betty kept busy by helping her children and enjoying her grandchildren. Betty was a diehard Mets & Giants fan and rarely missed a game. Betty was friend to all she met. She loved going to Harrah’s in Atlantic City and enjoying Sunday breakfast at Townsquare Diner every week with her children or friends. Betty finished the NY Times crossword puzzle every Sunday until a week ago.
Her sons and daughter, Douglas & Mayling, Randolph, NJ, Scott & Sandra, Denville NJ and Donna & Mike Stanley, Chapel Hill, NC, survive Betty. Along with 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, Jennifer Stanley, Ellen Stanley Price, Robin, Kate & William Fullerton, Lynn VanGuilder and Kang-Min Cutes, Ryan & Amanda VanGuilder. Betty was predeceased by William (Bill) her husband of 52 years, her daughter Janet and her sister Jeanne Pohl.
A memorial service will be held at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, November 28th, 12 – 2 pm, with her Service at 1 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty Fullerton’s life.
Cresco, PA Mr. Frank Michael Randazzo, 50, died on November 4, 2014 at the Compassionate Care Hospice in Dover, NJ. He was born in Ridgewood and lived in Lodi, NJ., and Maywood, NJ before moving to PA, 10 years ago.He was a graduate of Lodi High School. He worked as a HVAC Contractor at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in PA for 10 years, and loved working on his farmhouse in Cresco and skiing with his best friend, Mike.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary “Katie” (Esposito) Randazzo. He is survived by his 2 daughters; Audrey Esposito Randazzo and Emilee Nicole Randazzo,his daughter with his fiance’ Charlene Fairbanks. He also leaves step children; Megan and Nicholas Esposito. He also leaves his mother Shirley (and Vincent) Tabatneck of Mt. Arlington, NJ, father Angelo (and Dorothy) Randazzo of Brick, NJ, sister; Suzanne (and Richard) Gibbs of Pt. Pleasant, NJ and their daughter, Holli Rose and son, Christian. Also, sister Diana Randazzo (and Chris Girard) and their daughter Vela of W. New York, NJ, grandfather Michael Zondorak of PA.
The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 1 pm, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church, 61 Main Street, Flanders, NJ. Arrangements by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).
Stanhope NJ, Mrs. Germaine Maignan, 85, died on October 31, 2014 at home. She was born in Port-Au-Prince in Haiti and arrived in the United States in 1963 settling in Brooklyn, NY, for many years. She then retired to North Miami, FL in 1983. In 2004 she traveled from Florida to New York every year until 2010. She then moved to Stanhope, NJ to live with her daughters after her husband past away. She was a Dietary and Hospitality worker at the Long Island Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.
She was predeceased by her husband Vertus in 2004 and by her daughter Viviane Perpignan in 2013. She is survived by her two daughters: Marie Maignan and Gina Maignan, both of Stanhope, 6 grandchildren; Murielle and Fahimie Tassy, Cindy Pojo, Teddy Perpignan, Steven White, and step grandson Demitry Tassy, 2 son-in-laws Rodrique Tessy and Junior Pojo, and great granddaughter Anai Pojo.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday from 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Survive will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at the Funeral Home with the Interment to follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Linden.
Ridgewood, N.J. Carl Eric Feuss, 52, formerly of Glen Rock, passed away surrounded by family on October 30, 2014, following a long illness. Carl was born in Summit, NJ on June 27, 1962 to the late James V. and Patricia G. Feuss. He grew up in Homer, NY, was a graduate of Syracuse University and later settled in the NY metropolitan area.
Carl is survived by his three children; Taylor, Henry and Ellen Feuss, and his former wife, Cindy Mallett Feuss, of Glen Rock, NJ. He also leaves a sister, Lisa Feuss Ballard (Francis Ballard, Jr.) of Larchmont, NY and a brother, James C. Feuss (Cheryl Thompson) of Mamaroneck, NY.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Ascend Hospice and Care One at Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus for their exceptional care and compassion. A grave side service will be held on Saturday morning, November 22 at 10:00am at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery, Succasunna, N.J. Arrangements by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).
Mt. Arlington, Mrs. Palma T Andico, 91, died on October 28, 2014 at the Country Home Care Center in Morris Plains. She was the oldest of 9 children. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Northvale before moving to Mt. Arlington 68 years ago. She was a postal clerk in Mt. Arlington for many years, and member of Our Lady of The Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington. She also served in town as the Court Clerk for 29 years, the Board of Health for 30 years, and Registrar of Vital Statistics for 25 years. She was a past president of the Mt. Arlington PTA, Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Department and Knights of Columbus, and member of the Senior Citizens Club, and previously active in both Girl & Boy Scouting.
She was predeceased by her husband Valentino (of 57 years) in 2003, brothers; Rocco, Dominick, and Joseph, sister Laura, and parents Lorenzo & Maria Amorosso. She is survived by her children; Angela Freeman, John ( and Denise) Andico, Lawrence (and Lorraine) Andico, Grandchildren; Stephanie Jentzen, Scott Jentzen, Amy Wilke, Alison Becker, Lauren Andico, and Dominick Andico, 10 great grandchildren, Sisters and Brothers; Tessie (and Ed) Governale, Cecelia (and Frank) Rampolla, Charles (and Elaine) Amorosso, Sam (and Joan) Amorosso, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Thursday from 3 – 5 & 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, 10 am, at Our Lady of the Lake R C Church in Mt. Arlington, with the interment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wharton.