• Veronans We Lost, 2013

    Death is a part of life, and in 2013 we marked the deaths of many people who had made the life of Verona richer. People like Lear LaFetra, Madeline Lanzo, Eleanor M. Lehman, Pat Mariniello, Frank Schumell, Tom Steinert-Threlkeld and...

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  • A Last Call For Merle Burdett

    When a fireman dies, there are a series of traditions–a “last call”– to mark his passing.

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  • Fire Truck Parade To Honor Burdett

    We wanted to let you know that there are going to be a lot of fire trucks on Bloomfield Avenue on Saturday morning. Tomorrow is the memorial service for Merle W. Burdett, who served on the Verona...

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  • Merle W. Burdett, Navy Veteran And Verona Fire Chief

    Merle W. Burdett of Verona passed away in Mountainside Hospital on July 23, 2013 after a brief illness. Born in Newark on November 15, 1921 he grew up in Bloomfield until moving to Verona in 1936. He...

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