2005-08-03 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Marie Johnson Ledda

Mrs. Ledda, 75, of Matawan, died July 20 at Green Acres Nursing Center, Dover Township. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Hazlet for several years prior to moving to Matawan 15 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Minisink Club. She enjoyed time with her family, and bowling. She was predeceased by her husband, Ermene Gildo Ledda in 2000; and her father, Caleb Johnson. She is survived by her mother, Marie Granger Johnson of North Bergen; five daughters, Lynn Ledda-Chan of Holmdel, Lee Russomanno of Toms River, Lisa Fama of Robbinsville, Laurie Limbach of Florida and Linda Semmens of the Avenel section of Woodbridge; three brothers, John Johnson, James Johnson and Thomas Johnson; three sisters, Harriet Ranuro, Martha Ledda and Judy Newman; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Holmdel. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Marion Kasprzak

Mrs. Kasprzak, 80, of Middletown, died July 21 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in New York City, she had been a resident of Middletown for the past 45 years. Mrs. Kasprzak was employed at Target, Middletown. Prior to that, she was employed at Bradlees, Middletown. She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Kasprzak, in 2001; and a brother, James Gordon. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Kasprzak Ruppel and Jeffrey Ruppel of Middletown; two sons, Richard Kasprzak of Middletown and James Kasprzak of High Bridge; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Marie Mingalone

Mrs. Mingalone, 97, of Middletown, died July 21 at home. Born in New York City, she had resided in East Keansburg before moving to Middletown 30 years ago. Mrs. Mingalone was a homemaker. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Mingalone, in 1984; a daughter, Rosemarie Hardman, in 1998; and a sister, Theresa Repetti, in 2001. She is survived by a son-in-law and his wife, Michael and Anna Hardman of Middletown; four granddaughters; and one great-grandson. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown, followed by burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to The Rosemarie Hardman Scholarship Fund, 26 Leonardville Road, Middletown 07748.

Barbara Louise Sniffen

Mrs. Sniffen, 76, of Oceanport, died July 22 at St. Barnabas Hospice at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Long Branch, she resided in Middletown for 50 years prior to moving to Oceanport. She was a church organist most of her life at local churches such as Christ Episcopal, Middletown, The First Baptist Church, Long Branch and United Methodist Church, Asbury Park. She was a member of the American Guild of Organists. She raised collies for several years. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Sniffen in 1988; and a son, Albert Clark Sniffen Jr. in 2004. She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia and Richard Nicastro of Union Beach, Elizabeth Sniffen of New York City, and Kathryn and Steven Miele of Oceanport, and Donna and Tony Miceli of Riverdale; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Pamela Sniffen of Oceanport, and Matthew and Carrie Sniffen of West Long Branch; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sniffen of Tinton Falls; and 12 grandchildren. Entombment was at Woodbine Cemetery, Long Branch. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Mary Spinelli

Mrs. Spinelli, 87, died July 22 at home. Born in Newark, she had resided in Holmdel and Union before moving to Colts Neck 11 years ago. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking. Mrs. Spinelli was predeceased by a brother, Peter, and a grandson, Shawn Venancio. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Ernest; a son and daughter-in-law, Ernest M. and Nina Spinelli of Millington; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Mario Venancio of Red Bank; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carrie Cocuzza of Middletown; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Lincroft section of Middletown, followed by interment at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia section of Woodbridge. John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 117 Kinderkamack Road, Suite 104, River Edge 07661.

Elaine P. Barton

Mrs. Barton, 55, of Freehold, formerly of Middletown, died July 26 at her home. She had been a teacher at Bayview and Fairview elementary schools in Middletown for 33 years before retiring this year. She was a graduate of Middletown High School, Newark State Teachers College, and received her master’s degree from Kean College, Union. She was the recipient of the 1998 Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award and was Teacher of the Year for her school that year. Mrs. Barton is survived by her parents, Eleanor (Concannon) and Bernard Barton of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls; a sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Ray Williamson of Leonardo; a brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Lynne Barton of Monroe, Conn.; two nephews; three nieces; three grandnephews and two grandnieces. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth, followed by interment at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. The John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.

Regina Dietrich

Mrs. Dietrich, 81, of Middletown, died July 26 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Middletown the past 10 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Middletown Senior Citizens Club, the African Violet Society, and Pet Club at Shadow Lake Village. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Dietrich in 1994; and a son, David Dietrich in 2002. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Joan Dietrich of New City, N.Y.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Donna Dietrich of City Island, N.Y., and Jerard and Mary Anne Basmagy of Middletown; and seven grandchildren. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Dorothy Ann Incardone

Mrs. Incardone, 70, of Aberdeen, N.C., and formerly the Belford section of Middletown, died July 26 at her daughter’s home in Vass, N.C. She was a cashier and front-end manager at Food Circus Supermarkets, Port Monmouth section of Middletown, for 30 years, retiring in 1998. She was a member of Union Local No. 1262 Retail Clerks. She was a former treasurer for the Middletown Elks Lodge No. 1479. She was predeceased by a sister, Margaret V. Wetjen; and a granddaughter, Dana Marie Incardone in 1993. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald T. Incardone; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Marianne Incardone of Middletown; two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane and Jorge Bolano of Elizabeth, and Donna Incardone of Vass, N.C.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Janet Bailey of Freehold, Edward and Judy Bailey of Keansburg, George and Nancy Bailey of Madison, Conn., and Robert and Bridget Bailey of Hazlet; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Raymond Evernham Sr. of Mooresville, N.C.; two granddaughters; and one great-grandson. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 200A Cottontail Lane, Somerset 08873.

Donald R. Labno

Mr. Labno, 61, of the Belford section of Middletown, died July 26 in Iselin. He resided in Bloomfield prior to moving to Belford 20 years ago. He was a meter inspector for Middlesex Water Company for 34 years. He served with the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Lorraine Chance Labno; a son, Christopher Robert Labno of Hatboro, Pa.; two brothers, Adam Labno and John Labno, both of South Plainfield; and two sisters, Dorothy Wyckoff of Bridgewater, and Mary Lou Orlando of Raritan. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Belleville. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

John F. Littlefield Sr.

Mr. Littlefield, 86, of Tamarac, Fla., and formerly Middletown, died July 26 at home. Born in Chicago, he resided in Middletown prior to moving to Tamarac 23 years ago. He was a traffic manager at Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Montvale, for 33 years, retiring in 1982. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and received the Bronze Star. He was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Alice Littlefield in 1993; a daughter, Mary E. Littlefield; and a son, Thomas P. Littlefield. He is survived by six sons and five daughters-in-law, John F. and Cathy Littlefield Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; James J. and Kathy Littlefield of Jackson; Robert E. and Janet Littlefield of Keeseville, N.Y.; William R. and Kathy Littlefield of Keansburg; Stephen and AnnMarie Littlefield of Rumson; and Redmond Littlefield of Tamarac, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Louis Rotondella of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and MaryLou Littlefield of Pittsburgh; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and William Chambers of Northbrook, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Rumson. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Norman J. Van Glahn

Mr. Van Glahn, 77, of Middletown, died July 27 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Lyndhurst, he resided in Hoboken prior to moving to Middletown 38 years ago. He was a lieutenant for the New Jersey State Police, Auto Unit, Trenton, for 26 years, retiring in 1982. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge, Hoboken; New Jersey Former Troopers Association; and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Myers Beach, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jacqueline Conklin Van Glahn; two sons, Scott Van Glahn of Wall, and Norman Van Glahn of Point Pleasant; a daughter, Jacqueline Fix of Middletown; and six grandchildren. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Frank V. Czarnecki

Mr. Czarnecki, 79, of the Cliffwood section of Aberdeen, died July 31 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Bayonne, he resided there before moving to Cliffwood 55 years ago. Mr. Czarnecki was a lieutenant with the Aberdeen Township Police Department for 25 years, retiring in 1985. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Cliffwood Fire Department, the Knights of Columbus, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Aberdeen Township Sewerage Authority. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward Czarnecki and Stanley Czarnecki; and three sisters, Theresa Shade, Stephanie Puchinsky and Helen Ragaski. Mr. Czarnecki is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be Aug. 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 4 at 9:15 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Ronald J. Dorishook

Mr. Dorishook, 52, of Keyport, died July 30. Born in New York City, he resided there, in Hazlet 40 years, prior to moving to Keyport five years ago. He was a sprinkler technician at Jody Vaccarella Landscaping, Matawan, for several years. He was a 1971 graduate of Raritan High School, Hazlet. He was predeceased by his mother, Anna Palmieri Dorishook. He is survived by a son, Matthew Dorishook of Hazlet; a daughter, Jillian Dorishook of Hazlet; his father, Robert Dorishook of New York City; his stepmother, Bessie Dorishook of New York City; a sister, Donna Hering of Hazlet; and his companion, Alice Stark of Jamesburg. A funeral service will be Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Burial will follow at Shoreland Memorial Park, Hazlet.

Freda F. Corrigan

Mrs. Corrigan, 72, of Jackson, died July 11 after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born in Abbots Ann, Andover, England, and grew up in Gibraltar. At the onset of World War II, the family relocated to Casablanca, French Morocco, then back again to Gibraltar when France capitulated to Germany. The family immigrated to New York in 1947. Mrs. Corrigan lived most of her adult life in Queens, N.Y., and later lived in North Miami Beach, Fla.; London, England; and Southlake, Texas. Surviving are her husband, John J. Corrigan; three sons, Dr. Leslie Sojka of Freehold, Lawrence Sojka of Matawan and Peter Sojka of La Paz, Bolivia; a daughter, Deborah Sojka-Costa of Commack, N.Y.; a sister, Lillian Brooking of Woodside, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and her first husband, Harry Sojka. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Jackson, followed by private cremation. The George S. Hassler Funeral Home, Jackson, was in charge of arrangements.

Joan E. Bates

Mrs. Bates, 58, of Middletown, died July 20 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Middletown the past 30 years. She was a registered nurse at Raritan Bay Medical Center for 25 years, retiring in 2004. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Grace Hagen Donadio. She is survived by her husband of nine years, Thomas Bates of Middletown; a son, Christopher DeLuca of Keansburg; a daughter, Lauren DeLuca of Keansburg; two brothers, Thomas Donadio of Middletown, and John Donadio of Atlantic Highlands; two sisters, Mary Cook of Atlantic Highlands, and Grace Mankowski of the Port Monmouth section of Middletown; a stepson, John Bates of California; and a stepdaughter, Anne Marie Bates of California. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s School for the Blind, 253 Baldwin Ave., Jersey City 07306.

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