Veronans We Lost, 2014

By on December 31, 2014

Obits2014In 2014, we lost more than 60 people with ties to Verona. Many of those listed below were still living in town at the time of their death, often after decades of residence. A few had moved to other parts of the world, but their families and friends had asked that they be remembered as Veronans.

We invite you to reflect again on their lives, and what they brought to our community.

Michael A. Bartolo, 85
Grace Bauerle, 88
John F. “Jack” Bishop, 75
Agnes C. Blake, 92
Marie E. Bock, 87
Don R. Boeck, 88
Philip R. Blanche, 40-Year Board Of Adjustment Member
Louis Budz, Former Verona Music Teacher

Jerry Cafarella, 92
Jerry Caprio, Library Supporter
Lawrence J. Carr, 56
Adam David Casiere, 19
Janet Ciccolini, 75
Nancy Ciccone, 89
Enrico Harry Cocucci, 75
Jeffrey B. Cunningham, 60

Julius Dell’Olmo, 98
Richard Anthony DeMasi, Jr., 75
Lucy Edith D’Innocenzio, 93
Rachel DiPetta, 87
Catherine V. DiRoma, 67
Grace M. Dong, 95
James Collin Dong, Sr., 96
Thomas Edward Dooley, 86

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Doris Erickson, 88

Steven Samuel Feldman, 46
James C. Ferguson, Jr., 84
Vincent Frazzano, 59
Eileen Frey, 94
Michael Frey, 95

Helen R. Gaeta, 92
Edward F. Gannon, 79
Eva Mae Gould, 93

Dolores N. Hull, 87

Florence Johnson Jacobson, 86

Thomas H. Kelch, 69
Rose Marie Luzzi Knapik, 76
Mildred Kregloski, 98

Kurt Landsberger, Civic And Environmental Leader
Vincenza Licitra, 83
Geza Liska, 80

Andrew M. Mau Jr., 90
Evelyn P. McCullough, First Presbyterian Parishioner
John S. McSeveney, 93

Agnes J. Neri, 89

Maureen Grace O’Connor, 76
David O. Oster, WWII Veteran

Gloria H. Pataky, 87
John P. Plath, 81
Alfonse Porcello, Jr., 62

Carol Anne Rembert, 74
Henry Rentschler, 72
Mary C. Renzulli, 51

Juliet Schill, 92, Former Crossing Guard
Donald C. Seeley, 86
Salvatore Serio, 92
Erik G. Shimonaski, 42
Gail Stivale, 74
Gregory Walker Swenson, 64
Jane Walker Swenson, 93

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Theresa Triano
Claire A. Tomeo, Long-Time OLL Teacher

Eleanor R. Vallese, 90

Thomas Patrick Woods, 82

Laura J. Young, 65
Harry “Moose” Zaepfel, 73
Josephine Zichella, 93

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17 Comments

  1. Catherine Adair Williams

    December 31, 2014 at 10:04 am

  2. Virginia Citrano

    December 31, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Yes, you may, and we added it to the story now as well. Thanks Catherine!

  3. Clare Hayner

    December 31, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Virginia…One more for the list. Jerry Cafarella died on 11/19/14. http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?pid=173237094

    Wishing you and all the Citranos a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

  4. Jane Goddard

    December 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Please add Jane Walker Swenson and Greg Swenson

  5. Virginia Citrano

    December 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you Jane. If you have a Web link to their obituaries, please send that so that we may add them to the list.

  6. Virginia Citrano

    December 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you Clare, we will add Jerry to the list.

  7. Vvalentina Bragulla Leissler

    January 1, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Please may we add Arthur Ferber

  8. Virginia Citrano

    January 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

    For our readers, Mr. Ferber passed away in April 2013, you may read his obituary here.

  9. Virginia Citrano

    January 1, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Readers, we have added Jane Swenson and her son Greg to the list.

  10. Steve Stavisky

    January 1, 2015 at 9:20 am

  11. Michele Kiernan

    January 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Virginia…what a beautiful tribute to those who have shared this wonderful community.

  12. Rose Lupia

    January 1, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Theresa Triano passed away in early november

  13. Virginia Citrano

    January 1, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Rose and Steve, Thank you for bringing Theresa’s passing to our attention. We have added her to the list.

  14. Tracey DeLisi

    January 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Thomas Patrick Woods 82

  15. Virginia Citrano

    January 1, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Thank you for letting us know Tracey. We have added him to the list.

  16. Tracey DeLisi

    January 1, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for adding him.

  17. Patrick Liska

    January 2, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Virginia,
    thank you for the beautiful tribute to all of those that we lost this year, It was a very tough year for my family. thank you for honoring my brother-in-law: Erik Shimonaski and my Father; Geza Liska, both of which we will greatly miss. to all, we can only move on and keep their memories and reflect on the good times we had with them. thank you again for Virginia for all of your wonderful articles and reporting . Hope everyone has a happier new year.

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