2006-11-30 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Jonelle L. Quinto

Ms. Quinto, 25, of Sayreville, died Nov. 22, 2006, in University Hospital, Newark. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Anthony Bongiovanni. Surviving are her husband, Hugo Arugdo; three children, Ciara Louise, Hugo John and Aaron Hugo; her parents, John and Louise Bongiovanni Quinto of Sayreville; two brothers, Christopher and Nicholas Quinto of Sayreville; her maternal grandmother, Antoinette Bongiovanni of the Parlin section of Sayreville; her paternal grandparents, Ray and Ronnie Quinto of Tampa, Fla.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass was offered at Our Lady of Victories Church, Sayreville. Interment was in New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin.

Dimitrios S. Hartenias

Mr. Hartenias, 77, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Nov. 5, 2006, at home. Prior to his retirement, he was a draftsman for 40 years with Jacob Engineering, Edison. Surviving are his wife, Vera Seminogin Hartenias, and a son, Stavros Hartenias of Parlin. Services were held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy. Interment was in Cloverleaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.

Eleanor Porter Pintora Merkler

Mrs. Merkler, 90, of Old Bridge, died Nov. 20, 2006, in Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank Pintora; by her second husband, Henry Merkler; and by a nephew, Earl P. Brady. Surviving are a nephew, Frank Brady, and his wife, Cecelia, of East Brunswick; and a great-niece, Lisa Marie Brady. Services were held at Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge. Interment was in Bayview Cemetery, Jersey City.

Amanda Blackford Gano

Mrs. Gano, 87, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge, died Nov. 20, 2006, in Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. She was predeceased by her husband, Jonas Gano Sr., in 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Ann Stalowski of the Colonia section of Woodbridge; two sons, Jonas Gano Jr. of Hazlet and Thomas Gano of Laurence Harbor; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements were under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.

Peter J. Ewtushek Jr.

Mr. Ewtushek, 35, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Nov. 23, 2006. His stepfather, Robert K. Grover, died in 2005. Surviving are his mother, Maureen Grover of Parlin; his father, Peter J. Ewtushek Sr. of Long Branch; a stepbrother, Robert K. Grover Jr. of Sayreville; and two stepsisters, Annmarie Carlton of Cary, N.C., and Judith Pitsios of South Amboy. A Mass was offered at St. Mary's Church, South Amboy. Interment was in Christ Church Cemetery, also South Amboy.

William Gallagher

Mr. Gallagher, 77, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Nov. 14, 2006, in Old Bridge Manor. Surviving are his wife, L. Dorothy Lynch Gallagher; two sons, Kenneth of Queens, N.Y., and Brendan of the Somerset section of Franklin; a daughter, Gail Hale of Damascus, Md.; a sister, Nan Turner of Portsmouth, N.H.; and four grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Bernadette's Church, Parlin section of Old Bridge. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

John Stanley Banks

Mr. Banks, 83, of Old Bridge, died Nov. 14, 2006, in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Surviving are his wife, Ann Banks; two daughters, Kem Benneman of South River and Ruth Benneman of New Brunswick; two sons, Stanley Shon Banks Fenn of Virginia and Ray Deas of New York; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold. Interment was private.

Mary R. Gallagher Lynch

Mrs. Lynch, 52, of Forest Hill, Md., formerly of Old Bridge, died Nov. 23, 2006, in McLeod Medical Center, Florence, S.C. Surviving are a son, Frank Lynch of South Amboy; a brother, John Gallagher of New Castle, Del.; and two sisters, Linda Flanagan of Brick and Eileen Boll of Monroe. A Mass was offered at St. Mary's Church, South Amboy. Entombment was in Holy Cross Burial Park Mausoleum, East Brunswick.

David Stewart Weir

Mr. Weir, 57, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Nov. 24, 2006, in Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was predeceased by his father, Donald David Weir. Surviving are his wife, Susan Jadus-Weir; a daughter, Melanie Amundsen of the Toms River section of Dover; a son, Christopher Amundsen of Delaware; his mother, Shirley Weir of the Columbus section of Mansfield; a brother, Donald Weir of Tewksbury; a sister, Bonnie Green of Springfield; and four nieces. Services were held at Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, Parlin. Cremation was private.

Thomas J. DeVoe Sr.

Mr. DeVoe, 75, of the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, died Nov. 20, 2006, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was a cabinet maker at J. Mielach, Edison; Marford Cabinet Shop, East Brunswick; and Exhibit Group, Highland Park. Surviving are his wife, Joan F. Dolan DeVoe; two sons, Thomas J. DeVoe Jr. of Cliffwood and Michael DeVoe of Sayreville; three daughters, Patricia DeVoe of the Avenel section of Woodbridge, Barbara Rozmus of Virginia and Joan Marie DeVoe of Virginia; and nine grandchildren. A Mass was offered at St. Joseph's Church, Keyport. Arrangements were under the direction of Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

Phyllis Stapleton Chartier

Mrs. Chartier, 71, of South River, died Nov. 17, 2006, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to her retirement in 2003, she was a cafeteria manager with the East Brunswick school district for 14 years. Her husband, Paul Chartier, died in 2001, and a son, Paul J. Chartier, died in 1997. Surviving are four sons, Richard Chartier of Sayreville, Michael Chartier of Matawan, John Chartier of Dallas, Ga., and Laurence Chartier of South River; two daughters, Judiann Chartier and Suzette Chartier Vignapiano, both of South River; a brother, John Stapleton of East Brunswick; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Mass was offered at St. Mary's Church, South River. Interment was in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.

Florence Raneri Nugent

Mrs. Nugent, 76, of Old Bridge, died Nov. 17, 2006, in Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick. A son, Thomas Nugent Jr., died in 2004. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Nugent Sr.; her mother, Josephine Baker of Elizabeth; four sons, Robert Nugent, Kevin Nugent, Mark Nugent and David Nugent, all of Old Bridge; three daughters, Susan Curran of Old Bridge, Debbie McCauley of Marlboro and Linda Nugent of East Brunswick; a sister, Grace Raneri of Newark; a daughter-in-law, Beth Nugent of Helmetta; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Mass was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Anthony A. Reinbold

Mr. Reinbold, 90, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Nov. 25, 2006, in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he was employed in the security department at Macy's, East Brunswick, where he worked for 15 years. Surviving are his wife, Paula Mantele Reinbold; a son, Robert; a daughter, Carol Ann; a brother, the Rev. Charles Reinbold; a sister, Josephine Doerer; and two granddaughters. A Mass is planned for 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 at St. Mary's Church, South Amboy. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park Mausoleum, South Brunswick.

Hazel Watts

Mrs. Watts, 76, of Monroe, died Nov. 17, 2006, in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Her husband, Fred Watts, died in 1996. Surviving are two daughters, Karen Junquet of Monroe and Linda Parillo of South River; and five grandchildren. Services were held at Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Interment was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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