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Lorraine Galietta

Jan 31, 1940 - Nov 26, 2023

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Jersey City, NJ

Lorraine Galietta, 83, a lifelong resident of Jersey City passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Lorraine was a member of OLC Seniors and loved taking many vacations with the seniors. She enjoyed dining locally and spending time with family and friends. Lorraine will always be remembered for her sweet smile and good sense of humor. Lorraine was the beloved sister of Geraldine Bodnaruk & her loving partner, Robert Castillo, Loving daughter of the late Gennaro & Mildred Galietta. Also survived ...Read More

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Edward C. Meehan

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Jersey City, NJ

Always a gentleman, Edward C. Meehan, 86, a lifelong resident of Jersey City passed away at his residence. He worked as an aide to the Chief Justice of the Jersey City Municipal Court before retiring some years ago. He was a graduate of William L. Dickinson High School, Jersey City Junior College and George Washington University in VA. He served in the National Guard and was a long time member of the Old Guard in NY. He was a member of a number of civic and philanthropic organizations. He served as President of the George Washington Commemorative Society, the Lincoln Association of Jersey City est. 1865 of which he was a past president and current secretary of the University Club of Hudson County est. 1897 where he distinguished himself as a guest speaker, and was Financial Secretary of Division 2 of the New York County Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Ed was a historian particularly of New Jersey political events and of his beloved Jersey City. Ed could tell you stories about all the Jersey City politicians from the first Mayor in 1838, Dudley Sanford Gregory, to Mayors Hague, Eggers, the ‘little Guy” John V. Kenny, Witkowski, Gangemi, Whalen, Smith right up to our present Mayor Steven Fulop. Ed did not have a cell phone nor a computer. Ed was historically a human google site. His mind was so keen and amazing. Two of my favorite stories which Ed told were about Mayors Frank Hague and Mayor Thomas Gangemi. The first Story was about TJ Tumulty and Frank “I am the law” Hague. TJ Tumulty was a brilliant lawyer who served in the Army, the NJ State Assembly, and the United States Congress among others. Ed told me that when Tumulty came out of the Army he weighed 300 pounds. Ed quoted, TJ as saying: “he went in the Army as a private and came out as a platoon.” Another story Ed told me again was about Tumulty and Hague: Mr. Tumulty's entry into politics, after graduating from law school, was when he began showing up at Jersey City Council meetings and bedeviling Mayor Frank Hague by attacking the bloated city budget. Hague tried everything to quiet the brash newcomer. He even had a woman step forward to announce that she had been Mr. Tumulty's nursemaid and told how he had been dropped on his head as a child and had not been quite right since. But Mr. Tumulty kept up his attacks until Mr. Hague called him into his office one day and asked what he had against the budget. ''Just one thing, Your Honor,'' Mr. Tumulty replied. ''I'm not in it.'' He soon became an assistant Corporation Counsel. Another of Ed’s stories dealt with the downfall of Mayor Thomas Gangemi There was a tavern called the “Office Bar” in Journal Square, Two former newspaper reporters Thomas Lally and Eugene Scanlon were in charge of public relations for Mayor Gangemi, they were having a few drinks when the thought occurred, “we should have a St. Patrick Parade in Jersey City. They presented the idea to the mayor and he liked the idea very much. They thought they should have a grand marshal of the parade from Ireland. They called the Dublin police station and the phone was answered by Sgt. PJ Kenny. They asked Kenny if he knew of anyone who would like to come to America to be in our parade. Kenny could not think of anyone so they asked him if he would like to come. Kenny said yes and came to the U.S. The parade was a big success and Sgt. Kenny became the toast of the town. The parade was such a success that Mayor Gangemi decided to have a Columbus Day parade but said he would personally go to Italy to select the Grand Marshall. The Mayor went to get his passport and it was discovered he was not a citizen of the United States, shortly after, the Justice Department revealed that Gangemi was not a U.S. citizen, leading to his immediate resignation as Mayor of Jersey City. The parade went on as scheduled and with PJ Kenny returning to Jersey City as the Grand Marshal. When sitting next to Ed under our canopy and representing the Lincoln Association of Jersey City for “ Bergen Square Day”, an annual event, our station was on Bergen Ave. in front of the post office which was originally the Oyster Bay restaurant. We talked about all of the restaurants in the Square area which are now long gone- The Blue Piano, The Hotel Plaza, Pete and Dominick’s, Robinson’s Chop House, The Jade Fountain, The Canton Tea Garden, the China Clipper, the four movie theaters, Journal Square with its Lights ablaze and the newspaper stands which sold the Sunday papers on Saturday Night. Ed knew all of the events at the Square, Hague’s political rallies, JFK’s visit to Journal Square and his motorcade passing by the statue of Peter Stuyvesant in front of the old three storied PS11 elementary school. Someone once said, “All Ed needed was to have one person for an audience.” Edward C. Meehan had a front row seat on a slice of New Jersey history that is a prologue to the present. His ability to put flesh on the people and places in our history should have been recorded before he passed on. Unfortunately, we missed a golden opportunity. Edward is predeceased by his parents, Margaret and Edward Meehan and his sister, Carol. He leaves behind a maternal cousin, Gail Opacity, of Cranford. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 511 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 10:00am. To to the family or in memory of Edward Meehan, please

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Michael McNamara

Died : Feb 16, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Michael McNamara, of Jersey City, passed away on February 16th, 2024. A memorial gathering will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, February 24th, 2024, from 1pm to 5pm. To to the family or in memory of Michael McNamara, please

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Beatriz Rosario Ibarra

Died : Feb 24, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Beatriz Rosario Ibarra resident of Jersey City, New Jersey. Formerly of Guayaquil , Ecuador. Family will receive friends and relatives for visitation at the funeral home, Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Cremation will follow on Sunday February 25, 2024 at 10:00 am.

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Armando Blandon

Sep 29, 1971 - Feb 18, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Armando Blandon, 53, passed away on Sunday, February 18th, 2024. Armando was born and raised in Jersey City, graduating from St. Mary's High School and New Jersey City University. At NJCU he studied Filmmaking, following his love for the arts, film and photography. Armando was a filmmaker and writer, whose work was celebrated at The Golden Door International Film Festival and the Official Latino Short Film Festival. He also shared his passion as an educator, currently teaching Video Content Creation at Hudson County Community College. Armando cared deeply about animals and animal welfare. He was involved in animal rescue and loved his own cats very much - Polly, Casper, and Gember. He enjoyed traveling, cycling, nature, and music. Armando was a good person and a loyal friend and partner. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Armando leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Chastity Farrell, and his dearest mother, Mirta Zapata, of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Relatives & friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Friday, 2/23, from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. To to the family or in memory of Armando Blandon, please

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Jason Dorale Anderson

Jul 15, 1974 - Feb 14, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

My son Jason Dorale Anderson, 49 of Jersey City, New Jersey, tragically departed on Wednesday (February 14, 2024). Jason was was born on July 15, 1974 in Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, Jersey City, New Jersey, to Fred and Phyllis Anderson . Jason grew up on Skyline Drive in Jersey City with his mother, father, sister Courtney and a host of childhood friends. Jason attended Sacred Heart Grammar School from K to 8th grade and attended Marist High School in Bayonne, New Jersey. He graduated at 17 in May of 1991.Jason attended college in Denver Colorado. Jason loved sports especially basketball which was his one true love.Jason worked for Phararon Pharmaceutical Company. He really enjoyed his work, because it allowed him to travel and meet new people. Jason was a special part of our family. Jason is preceded in death by his father Fred Anderson Jr., his grandmothers, Lucy H. King and Annie B. Anderson, his grandfathers Rudolph King Jr. and Fred Anderson Sr. Aunts: Henrietta Wallace, Tracie King and Uncle Leon Anderson.Jason leaves behind to cherish his memories, his mother, Phyllis Anderson, his sister Courtney Anderson his Aunts: Deborah May, Rebecca De'Chabert and Uncles: James Anderson,Lucious Anderson (Melanie), Gregory May and Rudy King and step grandmother Grace Anderson and a host of cousins and friends.Jason you will be missed. The family

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Maria Chisolm

May 04, 1961 - Feb 14, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Maria Chisolm, 62, of Jersey City, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Maria was born in Washington DC and lived there for 10 weeks before going to meet her father who was performing in Germany. She then traveled to Australia, Japan, Guam, Malaysia and the Philippines before settling in London, England to attend school. Maria then moved to New York City, where she attended St. Jean's Highschool. She attended college in California, before moving back to New York City to start her career. She worked for Outfront Media for 35 years before becoming ill. Maria was also an author and lover of poetry and wrote 3 books. She would lighten up any room she walked into. She was loved by all who were blessed to have known her. Maria loved to travel all around the world, dining out, and going to plays and musicals with her aunt. She also loved her poetry family and reading a good book from her favorite author Maya Angelou, and sitting at home watching her favorite television program, Monk. Maria is survived by her loving mother, Barbara Clarke. Her cherished brother, Joseph "Jay" Chisolm. Her partner and love of her life, Bill Taliaferro Jackson. Her best friends, Marie Bridges, Deborah Shephard, Evie Aviles, Janet and Joe Mole, Sherlene Selb, and Marion Louis. Her dear niece Jordan, her nephew Jaydon, and their mother Donelle. Also surviving are many cherished friends and poetry family members. Visitation is Friday, February 23, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home (For GPS, please use our parking lot address: 14 Stagg Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306), followed by a 12:00 PM funeral service. Interment will follow at Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen. To to the family or in memory of Maria Chisolm, please

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Angelo Stracquatanio, Jr.

Feb 18, 1953 - Feb 18, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Angelo Stracquatanio, Jr., 71, of Jersey City; went “adios” into eternal rest on Sunday, February 18, 2024. Angelo was known most for his strong wit, humorous banter, and unforgettable jokes. His talents were graced with a unique creativity that came to life in his career as a Local 3 Electrician, his passion for restoring old automobiles, and as a loving family member. As a car enthusiast he won over 100 car show trophies with his cars. In the community, he was celebrated for organizing the entertainment for St. Anne’s Church charity events and annual Feasts. Angelo is the beloved spouse of Dorothy; devoted father of Angelo, III and Stephen; adored grandpa of Ava and Sofia; cherished brother of Joan and Helen, and the late, Rosemary and Margaret; treasured son of the late Angelo Sr. and Sophie. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and family members. Visitation is Friday, February 23, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306 (For GPS Navigation it is best to use our parking lot entrance address: 14 Stagg St., Jersey City). Funeral Mass is on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Anne’s Church, 3545 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington. To to the family or in memory of Angelo Stracquatanio, Jr., please

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Agustin Mendez

Jan 01, 1945 - Feb 15, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Agustin Mendez resident of Jersey City, New Jersey. Formerly of Las Marias, Puerto Rico. Family will receive friends and relatives for visitation at the funeral home, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Anna Marie Romano

Jun 26, 1967 - Feb 17, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Anna "Annie" Marie Romano, age 56, of Jersey City; entered into eternal rest on February 17, 2024. (Full obituary soon to publish) Visitation is Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company, 3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306 ( ) For GPS Navigation it is best to use our parking lot entrance address: 14 Stagg St., Jersey City. Cremation will be private. To to the family or in memory of Anna "Annie" Marie Romano, please

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Mario Conrado Bacuyag

Dec 07, 1955 - Feb 08, 2024

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Jersey City, NJ

Mario Conrado “Chito” Bacuyag (b. Dec. 7, 1955 - d. Feb. 8, 2024) was born and raised in Cagayan, Philippines and was a proud Ilocano. Chito was a boy scout, which cultivated his can-do-attitude. He went on to study law and became a lawyer. After emigrating in 1993, he resided in Jersey City, NJ, where he pursued a master’s degree at St. Peter’s University. Chito was a simple man, who welcomed a good laugh from a funny joke or situation. He was always curious about the world. He delighted in watching television documentaries, ranging from the scientific to food-oriented travels. He loved music, especially blasting it on a long drive to the great outdoors while showcasing his singing skills in his surprisingly enduring minivan. Chito is survived by his wife, family, and siblings.Visitation will be held at Greenville Memorial Home on February 20, 2024 from 5PM - 9PM. A funeral mass will be held at St. Aloysius Church in Jersey City, NJ on February 21, 2024 at 10AM. Interment to follow at Holy Name Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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