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Rosa Lee-Braxton

Dec 07, 1927 - Dec 07, 2023

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Westfield, NJ

Rosa Bell, better known as Rose, left this life and went home to be with Jesus on Thursday morning, November 17, 2023, at the age of 96, in Bowie MD. She was in hospice care. She was born to the parents of Clyde and Anna Lee on September 29 , 1927, in Evington Virginia where she attended the public school system. At age 17, she relocated to Westfield New Jersey to assist her sister Mary. Some years later she met Cornelius Braxton, better known as Neily. They fell in love and were married on May ...Read More

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Kali Elizabeth Patel

Apr 14, 1978 - Feb 15, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Kali Elizabeth Patel (nee Brown), 45 of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on February 15, 2024. Kali was the beloved wife of 12 years to Annoj Patel, and a devoted mother to her two sons: Ryan and Ayden. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Newark, NJ; she was the only child and cherished daughter of Laverna and Clyde Brown (deceased). Kali also leaves behind loving and supportive in-laws Dilip, Saroj and Dahesh Patel. Kali’s family ties were strong and deep, she grew up with a very close extended family of first cousins, many who were more like sisters than cousins. Always a great student, Kali excelled academically at Science High School in Newark where she graduated in 1996, and went on to attend Devry University where in 2000 she met her future husband, Annoj. At Devry she earned an Associate’s degree in Computer Information Science (2001) and Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Management (2003). She had a long and vibrant career at Vonage as an Operational Analysis Manager. Kali’s passion for education, which began with her mother Laverna, carried through to her two boys Ryan and Ayden, both excellent students with an undying thirst for knowledge. Ryan and Ayden were Kali’s pride and joy, and what she loved most was to spend time with them. She also loved to skate, travel and hang out with family. Kali was one of the kindest people you would ever meet, her bright smile and infectious laugh could light up a room! She valiantly fought a battle with cancer and was a fierce advocate for her health until the very end. She will forever be missed and cherished by all who were fortunate enough to cross her path.Kali’s Service of Remembrance will be on Tuesday February 20, 2024 at 11:00AM at Franklin Memorial Park, 1800 State Rte 27, North Brunswick, NJ. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors of Westfield. Please go to: www.grayfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences.

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Audrey Silverman

Nov 18, 1939 - Feb 27, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Audrey Silverman passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on February 27, 2024 at the age of 84. Audrey was born in Newark on November 18, 1939 to Meyer and Shirley Yanowitz. In 1961, Audrey married Burton Silverman and they raised their three children in Springfield. Burt passed away in 2004. Audrey is survived by her three children, Michael Silverman wife Pamela, Robyn Silverman-Granizo husband Frank and her beloved son David Silverman. Audrey was a happy grandmother of 4, Elise Silverman, Samantha Granizo, Matthew Granizo and Mia Silverman. Audrey is also survived by her sister Lynn Frost husband Steven and their 2 children, Andrew wife Amy and Laurie Gross husband Amir. Audrey was predeceased by her brother Herbert “Herby” Yanowitz. A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:30am at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Lane, Iselin, NJ 08830. Please arrive at the cemetery administrative office building at 10:15am to meet for the short drive together to the gravesite. The family would prefer donations rather than flowers. If you would like to share in the family’s appreciation of Audrey’s wonderful caregivers at Brighton Gardens of Florham Park. Please visit our GoFundMe page at .

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Lydia Ludena Abella

Died : Feb 24, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Lydia Ludena Abella, age 76 has left us peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2024. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, majoring in accounting, from the University of the Philippines. She retired from UNICEF in 2009 after over 20 years of exemplary service. Preceded in death by her parents Venustiano and Semiramis Ludena. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Jose Abella and loving son, Jon Byron, Siblings, Marilyn Bayquen (Tony), Linda Ilag (Rodolfo), Venustiano, Pinky and Liza Ludena and a multitude of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to in Memory of Lydia Abella, Designation: Cancer Center? The family will receive friends and family on March 2, 2024, from 2pm-6pm at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home located at 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090. A private service will be held on Sunday March 3, 2024.

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Nadezda Cherenkova

Aug 19, 1937 - Feb 14, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Nadezda Cherenkova, 86, of Westfield, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. A memorial gathering will be on Monday, February 19, 2024, in the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave., Roselle Park from 1 to 3pm. Born in Russia, she came to the United States, settling to Westfield, NJ. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Alexander and a loving daughter Saikin. Surviving are two adored grandchildren, Nikoli and Pavel, and three cherished great-grandchildren, Alexander, Emily, and Noah.

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Tom Cisternino

Oct 28, 1932 - Feb 05, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Tom Cisternino, 91, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on February 5, 2024. Born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late James and Maria Cisternino. He served as an Army Paratrooper during the Korean War. and a New York City Police Officer for 35 years, retiring as a Detective. Brooklyn was his life-long home, always comfortable in the role of mayor of the block wherever he went. This lifelong selfless devotion to family, friends, and community led him to a decades-long commitment to the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #168. He rose to the position of Governor, cherishing the Gold Blazer recognition of exemplary service. He was awarded the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor bestowed. He joins his devoted partner of 55 years Miranda (Randy) Diedrich, and siblings, Margaret Cisternino, Christine Wallace, Marian (Dom) Argenziano, Joe (AnnMarie), and Vito (Donalda) in heaven. Tom is survived by three generations of his nearest and dearest who lovingly call him Uncle Tommy and Pops. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 from 4 to 8 PM at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at St. Helen's RC Church, 1600 Raritan Rd., Westfield, NJ. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions to or are appreciated.

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Sylvia Sue Halvas

Apr 09, 1940 - Feb 12, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Sylvia “Sue” Halvas, cherished daughter, sister, wife, cousin, and aunt, peacefully passed away on February 12, 2024. Sylvia was born on April 9, 1940, in Newark, NJ, to Louise and Leo Sempepos. She spent her formative years in Newark, later moving to Westfield, and remaining in her home for over 35 years in Mountainside. Sylvia dedicated over four decades to her family's restaurant, Peter's Clam Bar, in Island Park, NY. As the owner of the restaurant, Sylvia worked devotedly alongside her mother, father, sister, brother, and brother-in-law perfecting the dining experience. Her attention to detail and care for others contributed to the restaurant's renowned success. She treated her employees and customers like family and, in turn, they became just that. Sylvia pursued life with great love and devotion, always putting family first. She met the love of her life, Nicholas, at a Greek dance, and they celebrated over 55 years of love and marriage following that initial meeting. Sylvia always remembered birthdays and brightened everyone’s day with a thoughtful card and gift. She had a passion for home decor and design, often spending her free time watching HGTV home improvement shows and sharing her expertise with family and friends. Sylvia is survived by her cousins: Patty Retsinas, Cynthia Retsinas, John Morreale, Betty and Michael Difazio, Barbara and Alex Soulios, Harry and Kathy Retsinas, George and Penny Kounis, sister-in-law: Carolyn Sempepos, nephews and nieces: Peter Sempepos, Christina Allian, Cynthia Sempepos, Carla Corcoran, and Philip Sempepos, as well as six great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband: Nicholas Halvas, father: Leo Sempepos, mother: Louise Sempepos, brother: Philip Sempepos, sister: Ann Costalas, and brother-in-law: Peter Costalas. A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 16th, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 250 Gallows Hill Road in Westfield, NJ. Visitation will be held at the church prior to the services from 10:15-11:00 AM. Sylvia will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all those whose lives she touched with her warmth and kindness. Her legacy of love, strength, dedication, and care will continue to inspire all who knew her.

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Diana Leaver Butler

Dec 09, 1970 - Feb 09, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Diana Leaver Butler, 53, of Westfield, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2024, surrounded by family and friends.Diana was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 9, 1970, to the late George and Dolores Leaver. She spent summers with family at their beach house in Breezy Point, New York. Diana loved playing basketball and softball in her youth. She maintained lifelong relationships with her childhood friends. She went to St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island, and received her Bachelor of Arts and MBA from Fordham University in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Diana met her husband, Kevin, while at Fordham. They married on June 1, 1997, and moved from Hoboken, NJ, to Warren, and later to Westfield.Diana began working at Goldman Sachs in 1994, then put her business career on hold to devote herself to her real full-time job – raising and guiding her four children, Katherine, Gillian, Madeline, and Kevin. She later obtained her real estate license and joined Weiniger Realty in 2018. Most recently, Diana was an event coordinator at L&M Healthcare.Watching her children play sports, and spending time with family and friends brought Diana great joy. She loved shopping, photography, drinking Diet Coke, and being the “personal stylist” to Katie, Gillian, and Maddie. Diana loved the beach – both Breezy Point and the Jersey Shore. She also enjoyed watching football, and the companionship and antics of her beloved dogs, Nikko and Donovan.Diana is survived by her husband, Kevin Butler, four children, and brothers George and David. She was predeceased by her sister, Donna Leaver Pantano.Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, February 13 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Dooley Colonial Home in Westfield. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 14 at 10:30am at St. Helens Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. All other services will be held privately.Contributions in Diana’s memory may be made to the Holy Name Haiti Health Promise at www.holyname.org#np

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Thomas Fleming

Jun 23, 1946 - Feb 04, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Thomas Fleming passed away peacefully in his home on February 4, 2024 at the age of 77. He was a loving and dedicated husband to Leanora for 50 years and the dedicated and proud father of Kara, Kerry and Bret and father-in-law to Varoujan and Nick. He was overjoyed with his grandchildren: Isabella, Benjamin, Christian and Finnegan and was dearly loved by his deceased parents, Helen and Tom and his mother and father-in-law, Antonia and Vincent. Along with his seven siblings, Tom came to life in their presence. He dearly loved his late sisters and brothers: Carol, Doris, Marie, Peggy, David and Bobby. He is survived by his eldest sister, Helen. Tom graduated from New Dorp High School on Staten Island. Served in the Army during the Vietnam era. He loved music, but his greatest love was people. Tom always had a smile on his face and kind words for all. He loved life, was always up for a party and socializing. His cup was always half full. He always had a story to share with all who would listen. God rest his soul. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Thomas Fleming's memory to the Williams Syndrome Association would be so appreciated. You can mail your donation in Tom's memory to: Williams Syndrome Association 243 Broadway #9188 Newark, NJ 07104 or by hitting the DONATE button online:

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Filomena Bruestle

Jan 24, 1932 - Jan 30, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Filomena “Minnie” Bruestle, 92, peacefully passed away at home on January 30, 2024, surrounded by family. Born in Elizabeth, NJ to Donato and Josephine Cirasella, she was a longtime resident of Westfield.Minnie graduated from Battin High School in 1949, she worked at ExxonMobil after graduating, and as an Assistant Manager with AT&T for 15 years before retiring. She will be remembered for her sunny smile, her endless capacity for kindness and love, and her fondness for animals.She was a dedicated parishioner at Holy Trinity Church and sang in the church choir for 20 years.She was predeceased by her husband, John H. Bruestle in 2022. She is survived by her children, Corinne D’Antonio, Denise Johnson and John A. Bruestle; 6 grandchildren, Alex Bolovschak, Leanna Fette, Laura Johnson, Amy Johnson, Rachel Bruestle, and Taylor Bruestle, one great grandson, Lucas Fette, and one great granddaughter, Mei Bolovschak.Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 9am-10am. A Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am at Holy Trinity Church, Westfield NJ. Interment will take place at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Holy Trinity Church, Westfield, NJ.#np

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Felice Sacco

Oct 13, 1943 - Jan 31, 2024

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Westfield, NJ

Felice “Phil” Sacco was born on October 13, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Newark with his siblings Fred, Stan, and Phyllis. Phil was always the life of the party; he brought joy wherever he went. He was happiest surrounded by his children, grandchildren and all the friends he thought of as family. He lived a life full of laughter, love and plenty of great stories. Phil served in the army from 1960-1966 and then joined the NJ Marine police. Phil had many different jobs but most recently he was employed at Sanitation Truck Repair, where he was a co-owner. Phil married Helen Sacco on February 5, 1966. They had 4 children and raised them in Westfield, NJ; where he spent most of his life. During his time in Westfield, he met lifelong friends.. Helen and Phil were practicing Catholics and joined the Holy Trinity Parish. Phil loved to travel with his loved ones and friends. He enjoyed many trips all over the United States, tropical islands and cruises. He would hardly ever say no to a good vacation. Later in life, Phil lived out his dream and bought a house in Bayville, NJ on the water. Phil loved being on the water and boating. You could almost always find him on the back porch smoking a cigar and watching the sunset or soaking up the sun in the hot tub. His house was always full of life; with an open-door policy everyone was welcome. Phil is predeceased by his wife Helen Sacco and daughter Cheryl Sacco Hoff. He is survived by his children Alicia Bongiovanni, Troy and Tonia Sacco , Audra and Jim Bowman and his son in law Roy Hoff, as well as his grandchildren Tyler Bowman, Jaime Bowman, Anna Bongiovanni, Michael Bongiovanni and Nicholas Hoff. He is also survived by his long-term friend Josie Porter. Phil always lit up whatever room he was in. He always lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it. He always said, “money was meant to be spent on enjoying life”. He touched many people’s lives and will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Heart Society

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