January 08, 2021

Patricia Kennedy

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Patricia Kennedy, 78, passed away on January 8, 2021, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was born in Morris Plains and lived in Kenvil most of her life.

She was a dry cleaning presser for many years and later worked for both the Succasunna Shop Rite and Walmart. She was greatly loved by all.

She is survived by her 3 sons; Bob of Florida, John “Jack” of Kenvil, Dwayne of Hopatcong, and her daughter Connie of Kenvil, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com),

January 08, 2021

Henry Toby

Newton, NJ. Mr. Henry Toby, 79, died on January 8, 2021 at the Holly Manor Center in Mendham. He was born and raised in Hillside before moving to Newton 40 years ago. He served in the U S Airforce during the Vietnam War and later earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was a retired Aviation Salesman for the Securaplane Technologies Company in Tucson, AZ. He was an active member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church where he served on their SPRC Committee, Church Council, and the Men’s Group. He also enjoyed traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC and VA.

 He is survived by his wife Carol Davidson-Toby of 19 years, and by his step-children; Kelly (and John) Canzone and Rob (and Janna) Clare, and 5 grandchildren; Brian, Jon, Kelsey, Colin, and Jessica.

 Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com). A public Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at the Church at a later date with the interment at the Church Cemetery.

 

 

December 31, 2020

Carol Ann Palma

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Carol Ann Palma, 72, died on December 31, 2020 at her home in Succasunna. She was born in Orange, NJ and grew up in East Hanover before moving to Netcong and later Succasunna, where she lived for 25 years.  She earned her BA in Education from Newark State Teachers College (now Keane University).  She was an avid gardener and was known for her beautiful flowers.  She loved to cook and bake.  She was a fan of mystery novels, bargain-hunting at Kohl’s, and finding the best little-known restaurants wherever she went.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Philip J Palma, her daughter Nicole M Palma of Texas, and son Stephen P Palma of Succasunna. She also leaves her sisters; Jeanne Cunningham of Brick, NJ and Susan (and Brian) Kelly of Cedar Knolls, and brothers; Eugene (and Sharon) Hammett, Jr of FL, and Jeffrey Hammett of CA.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 4 – 7  pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 30, 2020

Josephine M Fucci

Mt. Arlington, NJ.   Mrs. Josephine M Fucci, 95, died on December 30, 2020 at the Regency Grande Home in Dover. She was born and raised in Brooklyn where she lived for 92 years, before moving to Mt. Arlington 3 years ago. She worked in the office for the Nabisco Company in Brooklyn many years ago. She was also a member of The Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn and enjoyed the theater, museums, reading and every aspect of life.  She was known for her kind, loving disposition to all that she encountered, as well as her love of entertaining and cooking for friends and family.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Fucci in 1997 and is survived by her daughter Anne Criscitiello of Mt. Arlington and by her granddaughter Mary (and John Paul) Osorio of Morristown, NJ. She also leaves her many nieces and nephews; Francine (and Rich)  Sandomeno, Marcella Kereztury of New Jersey; Randi (and Ralph) Speranza, Maryan Lockwood, Barbara DiSabato, Joanne (and Andre) Laguerre, Kathleen Clark, Elaine Arnone, Mark (and Jane) Romeo of New York; John (and Dee) Carcioppolo of Connecticut; Jo-Ann Fay, Karen (and Paul) Mazzolo, Robert Carcioppolo and Michael Carcioppolo of Florida; David (and Elyssa) Carcy of Pennsylvania; Johnny (and Debbie) Carcioppolo of Alabama; Roxanne Carcioppolo of Louisiana;  many Great and Great, Great Nieces and Nephews and countless friends and “adopted” children and grandchildren.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) A Private Catholic Service will be held with a private burial at the Calvary Cemetery in Queens, NY.

Any memorial donations may be sent to: The Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, PO Box 3214, New York, NY 10087-214(ocrahope.org) or any charity of your choice.

 

 

December 29, 2020

Dolores J Kremins

Randolph, NJ.Mrs. Dolores Joyce Kremins, 85, died on December 29, 2020 at home. She was born in Newark and lived in Chatham, NJ and Wilson, NC before moving to Randolph 3 years ago. She married her husband Richard E Kremins on June 3, 1956 and they celebrated their 60thAnniversary together with root beer floats at a rodeo ! She was a homemaker and loved to sew and crochet, watch old movies and enjoyed playing BINGO with the Randolph Seniors.

She was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Haeder and was predeceased by her husband Richard E Kremins in 2016, her son Kenneth Kremins in 1991, and by her sister Lillian Baer in 2015.

She is survived by her daughter Katherine M Kremins of Randolph and daughter-in-law Kathleen A Kremins of Maplewood, NJ.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

Donations may be made in her name to the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, 97 Ironia Road, Mendham, NJ 07945.

 

 

 

 

December 21, 2020

Joy W Vavrek

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Joy W. Vavrek, 85, died on December 21, 2020 at the Kindred Care Center in Dover. She was born in Boise. Idaho and lived in many states before moving to Succasunna 60 years ago. She earned her Master’s Degree in East Asian Studies from Seton Hall University, and was a teacher, reporter, and more recently was an Administrating Officer in Bernardsville Boro NJ. For many years she was the Sr. Editor of the Star Journal and a member of the Holy Wisdom Byzantine Orthodox Church in Flanders.

She is survived by her husband Michael Vavrek, Jr. of 63 years, and by her children, Michael Thaddeus, Paul Andrew, and Mary Veronica. Also, her two grandchildren, Christopher and Obra. She was predeceased by her parents Arne and Buelah (Petty) Waara and her brother Fredrick.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) The Private Service will be held Monday, December 28th, with the burial at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery. A Memorial Service for the public will be held at a later date.

December 18, 2020

A. Doreen Wright

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Annie “Doreen” Wright, 94, died on December 18, 2020 at the Merry Heart Assisted Living Center. She was born at home in Succasunna and has been a lifelong resident. Starting in 1957, she was a substitute teacher at the Lincoln School and then graduated from Kean College in 1971, where she earned her BA in Education. She then became a Librarian at the Roxbury Township Public Library for 21 years. She was a life member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School Teacher, 61 year Choir Member, and served on the Church Membership Committee. She was also a founding member of the Roxbury Women’s Club, and member of the Boy Scout Mother’s Club, and Girl Scout Leader.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Annie Hosking, and was predeceased by her husband John “Jack” L Wright, Sr in 2001, and by her daughter Carol Wright Searle, and granddaughter Heather Stigliano.

She is survived by her daughters; Susan Lynn Wright of Succasunna, Linda (and Bob) Yates of Succasunna, Sarah (and Philip) Shaw of Palm Bay, FL, and son John L Wright, Jr of Key West, FL. She also leaves her 6 grandchildren;  Victoria (and Brian) Dzuban, Ronald (and Elizabeth) Searle, Thomas Stigliano, Tamara Yates, Hilary (and Patrick) Collins, and Kian Shaw, and 2 great grandsons; Erik and Logan Searle, and great granddaughter Aislinn Collins.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) The Graveside Service will be held Monday, December 28th, 11 am, at the Succasunna Methodist Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

 

December 13, 2020

John F Crowley

Mt. Arlington, Mr. John F Crowley, 76, died on December 13, 2020 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Farmville, VA and lived in Nutley and Randolph before moving to Mt. Arlington 20 years ago. He served in the U S Air Force during the Vietnam War and later earned his BA and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He was a CPA, Accountant, and Financial Advisor for the Schering-Plough Company in Bloomfield for many years. He was also a member of Our Lady Star of The Sea R C Church in Lake Hopatcong and former member of the Knight’s of Columbus chapter in Belleville.

He is survived by his wife MaryJeanne (DeMeo) Crowley of 51 years, his son Daniel James (and Kelly) Crowley of Aberdeen, and granddaughter Maggie Crowley. He also leaves his sister Marie Crowley of PA, and brother Daniel T (and Elizabeth) Crowley of Whitehouse Station. He was predeceased by his sister Helen “Lee” Crowley in 1993.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 4 – 7  pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday,  10 am, at Our Lady Star of the Sea R C Church in Lake Hopatcong, with the interment, with military honors, to follow at the Brig. Gen. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Church soup kitchen, 22 Mulberry St, PO Box 200147, Newark, NJ 07102.

 

December 08, 2020

James A Cowap

Chester, NJ.   Mr. James Alexander Cowap, 87, passed away after a short illness on December 8, 2020 at the Morristown Medical Center. He was born in Newark and moved to Chester many years ago.

He served in the U S Army 82nd Airborne Division in Fayetteville, NC and also retired from the National Guard. He was a very proud American. He retired as a lineman for P S E & G and later worked at the Shop-Rite.

James was predeceased by his wife Mary T Cowap in 2016 and by his infant daughter Suzanne in 1967. He was the son of the late James A Cowap and Sophia (Rodger) Cowap. He is survived by his 7 children, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and by his brother Kenneth Cowap.

The Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com)

 

December 04, 2020

Beth Ellen Sweeney

Roxbury Township, Beth Ellen Sweeney, 45, died on December 4, 2020 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Morristown and was a life-long resident of Succasunna. She graduated from Roxbury High School in 1993 and then graduated from Berkley College in Paterson. She was also a member of the Succasunna United Methodist Church. She was formerly an on line sales coordinator at the Saturn Dealership in Denville.

She is survived by her son Nicholas B Sweeney of Succasunna and by her father Gary R Sweeney of Succasunna. She also leaves her sister Jennifer (and Kevin) Lewis of Sims, NC, her niece Lindsey Lewis and nephew Jonathan Lewis, both of NC. She is the daughter of the late Christine Sweeney, and granddaughter of the late Ed and Iva Sweeney.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home,96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ. 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday from 2 – 5 pm. A private Funeral Service will be held followed by a burial at the Succasunna United Methodist Cemetery.

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