2006-10-19 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Margaret E. Peluso

Mrs. Peluso, 88, of Old Bridge, died Oct. 17 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Patsy Peluso in 1990; and a daughter, Barbara Sharp in 2003. she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Audrey Peluso of Rockville Center, N.Y.; four grandsons; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge. A funeral service will be held Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. Interment will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.

Charles "Chucky" Hansen

Mr. Hansen, 43, of Monroe, died Oct. 12. He was born and raised in Spotswood. He was a graduate of The Bryman Institute on Computer Programming, East Brunswick. He was one of the founders of the band Trox, and in 1998 opened Rising Star Music, Monroe. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Hansen Sr., in 1992; a brother, Michael, in 1996; and a niece, Mary Rose Hansen, in 1999. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Hansen of Monroe; two sisters, Susan Hansen of Monroe and Marie Olesinski of Milltown; three brothers, John of Old Bridge, Albert Jr. of Spotswood, and Wrinn of Atlantic City; four nephews; and one niece. A memorial will be held at a later date.

Thomas M. Keegan

Mr. Keegan, 52, of Monroe Township, died Oct. 8 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. Born in Sayreville, he relocated to Monroe Township eight years ago. He was a retired senior probation officer for Middlesex County. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Thomas Keegan. He is survived by a brother, Kevin Keegan of Monroe Township; and several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church, Sayreville. Burial was at New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin. Arrangements were by Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, Parlin.

Margaret Toth Wentzel

Mrs. Wentzel, 85, of Bridgewater, died Oct. 13 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in East Brunswick, she resided in Old Bridge before moving to Bridgewater several years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Wentzel, in 1976; and a brother, John Toth. Mrs. Wentzel is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Joan Wentzel of Lebanon, and Dale and Jean Marie Wentzel of Florida; two sisters, Ethel Mroczko of Spotswood and Lillian Parker of Toms River; and three grandsons. Burial took place at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Domenico P. Piro

Mr. Piro, 79, of Old Bridge, died Oct. 10 at home. Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Newark before moving to Old Bridge 43 years ago. Prior to his retirement in 1982, Mr. Piro was a truck driver at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck. He was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Yolanda "Evelyn" Taurosa Piro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Maria and Charles Krumme, and Philomena and William Tosonotti, all of Old Bridge; and three grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Mary O'Leary

Mrs. O'Leary of South Amboy died Oct. 10 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. She was a retired employee of AT&T. She was an active member of the South Amboy Democratic Organization. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and John Lanza; and a sister, Dorothy Kleckner. She is survived by her husband, John; a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Kenneth Katko; three sons and two daughters-in-law, South Amboy Mayor John O'Leary and Kathleen, William O'Leary, and Thomas and Susan O'Leary; a sister, Frances; a brother, Joseph; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, South Amboy. Interment was at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia section of Woodbridge. Arrangements were by The Gundrum Home for Funerals, South Amboy. Memorial donations may be made to Sisters of Mercy, Attn.: Development Office, 1645 Route 22 west, Watchung 07069.

Michael Buhler

Mr. Buhler, 63, of Tinton Falls, died Oct. 11 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he resided there prior to moving to Middletown two years ago. He was a private banker at Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, the past 43 years. He served with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Doris Gallagher Buhler; two sons, Michael C. Buhler of Tinton Falls, and William C. Buhler of Old Bridge; five sisters, Barbara Meehan, Patricia Buhler, Teresa Daus, Margaret Reiger and Alice Bushey; six brothers, Charles Buhler, Joseph Buhler, Raymond Buhler, Donald Buhler, Edward Buhler and Kenneth Buhler; a sister-in-law, Diane Camilleri; and several nieces and nephews. Interment was at Fair View Mausoleum, Middletown. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Theresa C. "Tess" Babecki

Mrs. Babecki, 77, of South Amboy, died Oct. 14 at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. in March; a sister, Mary Jacobs; and a brother, Joseph Jacobs. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Beth and John Cassarini of New York City, and Theresa and Keith Feihl, and Kimberly Babecki, all of South Amboy; and two grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, South Amboy, with entombment at the church's mausoleum. Arrangements were by The Gundrum Service Home for Funerals, South Amboy.

Kevin G. Lynch

Mr. Lynch, 46, of Sayreville, died Oct. 11 at home. He was the vice president of Sayreville Home Improvement, where he was a contractor for the past 28 years. He was predeceased by his father, Edward in 1988; and a sister, Linda McMullen in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Nemeth Lynch; two sons, Edward A. Lynch II, and Ryan W.; his mother, Elizabeth; a brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Linda Lynch; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and John Golka, Sharon and Robert Small, and Coleen and Scott Jurkiewicz, all of Sayreville; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Maliszewski Memorial Home, Sayreville.

James L. Lyons Jr.

Mr. Lyons, 57, of Old Bridge, died Oct. 18 at home. Born in South Amboy, he resided in Metuchen before moving to Old Bridge 25 years ago. Before his retirement, Mr. Lyons was a self-employed mechanic. He is survived by a son, James of Parlin; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Diem of Parlin; a brother, John of Old Bridge; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Barbara Kawecki and Sharon Burns, both of Old Bridge, and Kathy and Michael Wasko of Metuchen; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be held Oct. 21, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick. A funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m.

Frank W. Martino

Mr. Martino, 83, of Parlin, died Oct. 13 at Saint Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick. He was an electrician for more than 50 years at International Brotherhood Workers of America Local 565, Bridgeport, Conn., prior to retirement. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was predeceased by his first wife, Lila Martino. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Elwood Martino; a son, Frank Martino Jr. of Stonewall, La.; a stepdaughter, Caroline Cushman of New York; three stepsons, Scott, Kenneth and Daniel Burns of Colorado; and six grandchildren. A funeral service will be Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, Parlin. Burial will follow at Forest Green Burial Park, Old Bridge.

Madeline A. Langrehr Derosiers

Mrs. Derosiers, 77, of Monroe, died Oct. 8 at Barbara E. Cheung Memorial Hospice, Edison. Born in Jersey City, she had resided in Old Bridge before moving to Monroe in 1993. Prior to her retirement in 1993, Mrs. Derosiers was a receptionist for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 177, Old Bridge. Mrs. Derosiers was predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Herbert Langrehr; and a sister, Audrey Rusnock. Surviving are a son, Mark Kjelle of Lake Butler, Fla.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Christine and Stanley Locha of North Brunswick, Tina Clements of Jamesburg, and Helene and Dennis Brizak of Monroe; a daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Marano-Kjelle; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Brunswick Memorial Home, East Brunswick, followed by interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick.

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