2007-03-08 / Obituaries


Thomas J. Frangipane

Mr. Frangipane, 78, of Old Bridge, died Feb. 15, 2007, in Victoria House, Matawan. He was predeceased by a son, Martin Frangipane. Surviving are his first wife, Concetta Diana of East Brunswick, and his second wife, Rose Lupo of Old Bridge; two daughters, Rosemary Hogen, and her husband, Alfred, and Dina Roventini, and her husband, Albert, all of Old Bridge; a sister, Nancy Filleppello of Chatham; and four grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in Clover Leaf Park, Woodbridge.

Elena V. Marrocco

Mrs. Marrocco, 86, of Old Bridge, died Feb. 23, 2007, in Bayside Manor Assisted Living, Keansburg. She was predeceased by her husband, Francesco. Surviving are a son, Mario, and his wife, Marie, of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Maria Louisa Martini, and her husband, Anthony, of Ontario, Canada, and Yvonne Caira, and her husband, Frank, and Pauline Barroqueiro, and her husband, Manuel, all of Old Bridge; a brother, Onario Catallo of Lyon, France; two sisters, Yolanda Giovannoni of Union and Suzanna Romano of Italy; a sister-in-law, Annuziata Pasquarelli of Belleville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Old Bridge. Entombment was in Holmdel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Care Alternative, 70 Jackson Drive, Suite 200, Cranford, NJ 07016.

Mario "Chic" De Carolis

Mr. De Carolis, 81, of Old Bridge, died Feb. 9, 2007, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. A music teacher and musician, he was employed as a music therapist at Skillman Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, North Princeton Developmental Center. He later worked with East Brunswick Public Schools, where he served as director of the high school concert band, marching band and jazz band until his retirement in 1987. Surviving are his wife, Theresa De Carolis; two daughters, Yvonne Amalina De Carolis of Plainsboro and Susan of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a son, Gary De Carolis of Burlington, Vt.; five stepchildren, Michael Trempe, and his wife, Anna, Maryanne Baggs and her husband, John, of Vermont, Carl Leech of Connecticut, Carline Weiss, and her husband, Robert, of Old Bridge, and Bill Trempe and his wife, Paulette, of Oregon; a sister, Olga Walsh of Elma, N.Y.; two brothers, Joe of Buffalo, N.Y., and John of Grand Island, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews. Services were held at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge.

James J. O'Shea III

Mr. O'Shea, 52, of Sayreville, formerly of Brick, died Feb. 22, 2007, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was employed for the past eight years as a truck driver with Southeastern Plastics, North Brunswick. Surviving are a son, James J. O'Shea IV of Old Bridge; three daughters, Christine Chasinoff, and her husband, Richard, of Brick, and Peggy O'Shea and Holly O'Shea, both of Allentown, Pa.; a sister, Mary Martin O'Shea of Sarasota, Fla.; a grandson; and a step-granddaughter. A Mass was offered at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge. Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Genevieve Slowiak Nadolski

Mrs. Nadolski, 84, of South River, died Feb. 14, 2007, in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Prior to her retirement in 1987, she was a personnel director with Owen Illinois, Sayreville, and then with Continental Can Co., Milltown. Surviving are her husband, Frank; a son, Col. William Nadolski, U.S. Air Force, and his wife, Rocio, of Bonaire, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews, including James C. Praytor. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Brunswick.

Ernest Kozma

Mr. Kozma, 85, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., formerly of South River and East Brunswick, died March 1, 2007, in Myrtle Beach Manor. His wife, Catherine Kozma, died in 1999. Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Berry, and her husband, Bob, of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Bernard of Milltown; a sister, Goldie Kucharski of South River; a grandson; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.

Joseph N. Napurano

Mr. Napurano, 65, of East Brunswick, died Feb. 27, 2007, at home. Born in Newark, he resided in East Brunswick the past 37 years. He was an engineering technician at Naval Weapons Station, Earle, Colts Neck, retiring in 2005. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, South River. He was predeceased by his father, Anthony Napurano; and a brother, Michael Napurano. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sylvia Kucharski Napurano; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Natalie of Stewartsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelly and Peter McPartland of Tinton Falls; his mother, Virginia Napurano of the Colonia section of Woodbridge; and two sisters, Toni Riley of South Plainfield, and Virginia Perez of Allentown. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Corpus Christi Church. Burial was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Sayreville. Arrangements were by Maliszewski Funeral Home, South River.

Czeslawa Swiecicki Piorkowski

Mrs. Piorkowski, 59, of South River, died March 2, 2007, at home. Her husband, Stanislaw "Stanley" Piorkowski, died in 2003. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Halicki, and her husband, Wieslaw, of Chesapeake, Va., and Elizabeth Skrzypko of South River; a sister, Teresa Mach of South River; a nephew, Mark Rusc, and a niece, Diane Kozan; a granddaughter, Samantha Halicki of Chesapeake; and a dear friend, John Pelo of South River. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Interment was in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery, Sayreville.

Irene Harsanyi Bush

Mrs. Bush, 90, of New Brunswick, died Feb. 28, 2007, in Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge. She was predeceased by her husband, John, and by a son, Leslie. Surviving are a son, Richard, and his wife, Lynn, of South River; five grandchildren, Jeffrey Bush, Jennifer Lynn Hensley, Jason Bush, Leslie Bush and Brian Bush; and six great-grandchildren. Services were held at Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. Entombment was in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Reformed Church Home, 1990 Route 18, Old Bridge, NJ 08857.

Ethel Jesse Adams

Mrs. Adams, 76, formerly of Middlesex County, died Feb. 26, 2007, in Wyalusing Valley Retirement and Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa. Surviving are her husband, Louis L. Adams; three sons, Louis Linwood Adams III, and his wife, Michele, of Beachlake, Pa., Alfred N. Adams of St. Louis and Donald H. Adams of Towanda, Pa.; a brother, Norman S. Henry of Clinton; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at Christ Church, Nativity Chapel, Towanda, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Northeast Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Arrangements were under the direction of McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing.

Edward C. Merski

Mr. Merski, 85, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died March 3, 2007, at home. Prior to his retirement in 1987, he was employed as a maintenance foreman for 13 years with the borough of Sayreville. Prior to that, he worked at Hercules Inc., Parlin, and National Lead Industries, Sayreville, and was a self-employed builder, carpenter and cabinetmaker. Surviving are his wife, Marie Zamorski Merski; three sons, Dr. Edward of Matawan, Richard, and his wife, Donna, and Paul, and his wife, Kira, all of Vienna, Va.; four daughters, Anne Marie Scupp of South Carolina, Cynthia Ruszala, and her husband, Tony, of Edison, Joyce Nelson, and her husband, Frank, of South Amboy and Gail Wilhalme, and her husband, Marc, of Monroe; a sister, Florence Trojanowski of Sayreville; 18 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Sacred Heart Church, South Amboy. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Parlin.

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