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Life Story: Dr. James Peterson, 74; Orthodontist

Life Story: Dr. James Peterson, 74; Orthodontist

Dr. James (Jim) Peterson, age 74, died peacefully after a valiant five-year battle with cancer on January 14 at his home in Somerset, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Elmwood Park, a son of Helen Valenti, of Elmwood Park, and the late James Peterson, Jim earned his B.S. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and […]

Life Story: Philip V. Russo, 87; Former Somerset Postmaster

Life Story: Philip V. Russo, 87; Former Somerset Postmaster

Mr. Philip V. Russo passed away January 17 at his home in Somerset, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Russo was 87 years old. Mr. Russo was born in New Brunswick and was a lifetime resident of Franklin Township. He served our country faithfully in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged. He then […]

Life Story: Latchman Ramjattan,78; Guyana Native

Life Story: Latchman Ramjattan,78; Guyana Native

Latchman Ramjattan, of Somerset passed away on January 11 at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 78. Born in Letter Kenny Village, Guyana, he has lived in Somerset since 1978. Surviving are his wife, Mardai; sons, Chandradat, Indarjeet and Mahendra Ramjattan; daughters, Rohanie and Anita Ramjattan; sisters, Dorothy Dowlat, Jane Persaud, Sabo […]

Life Story: Joseph P. Marguccio Jr., 89; Korean War Veteran

Life Story: Joseph P. Marguccio Jr., 89; Korean War Veteran

Joseph P. Marguccio Jr, 89, passed away peacefully on January 9 at his home in Somerset, surrounded by family and loved ones. Mr. Marguccio was born March 26, 1931 in New Brunswick to the late Joseph and Virginia (Malastesta) Marguccio. He resided in New Brunswick before settling in Somerset in 1992. Joseph served in the […]

Life Story: Raquel Fischbach, 88; Worked In Banking

Life Story: Raquel Fischbach, 88; Worked In Banking

Raquel (Candal) Fischbach passed away on January 3 at Parker at River Road in Piscataway. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Fischbach was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After marrying, she and her husband Frank, moved to The Bronx in 1962. They relocated to Somerset in 1965, where they would raise their […]

Life Story: Louis Troulis, 91; Owned Troulis Construction

Life Story: Louis Troulis, 91; Owned Troulis Construction

Louis Troulis passed away on January 2 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 91 years old. Mr. Troulis was born in New Brunswick. He graduated from New Brunswick High School where he excelled as a gymnast. He then went on to serve our country faithfully in the United States Army […]

Life Story: Matthew Woroniecki, 77; Vietnam War Veteran

Life Story: Matthew Woroniecki, 77; Vietnam War Veteran

Mr. Matthew Woroniecki passed away on December 28. He was 77 years old. Mr. Woroniecki was born in Franklin Township and was a lifelong resident of Somerset. He graduated from Highland Park High School and had a lengthy career working for the Somerset Board of Social Services as an Investigator. He served our country faithfully […]

Life Story: Cosimo Barbiero, 80; First US Stop Was Somerset

Life Story: Cosimo Barbiero, 80; First US Stop Was Somerset

Cosimo Barbiero, 80, passed away on December 27 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Mr. Barbiero was born September 26, 1940 in Calabria, Italy to the late Pietro and Caterina (Agostino) Barbiero. He immigrated in the 1950’s to Somerset, NJ, before settling in South Bound Brook, where was a lifelong resident. Cosimo begin […]

Life Story: Emma R. Gilroy, 96; 30-Year Township Resident

Life Story: Emma R. Gilroy, 96; 30-Year Township Resident

Emma R. Gilroy, 96, died December 23 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.   Mrs. Gilroy was born October 14, 1924 in Fulton, New York, the daughter of Ralph and Elizabeth Goldacker. She relocated to Belleville and Nutley, before settling in Somerset, where she resided for the past 30 years.   Emma was a court clerk for Essex County […]

Life Story: Carole Keri, 84; Longtime Township Resident

Life Story: Carole Keri, 84; Longtime Township Resident

Carole Keri, 84, passed away on December 23 at Foothill Acres Nursing Home in Hillsborough. Mrs. Keri was born October 17, 1936 in Milltown to the late David and Nell Coffey. She relocated to Franklin Township, where she was a lifelong resident. Carole was active in the Franklin Township School PTA. In her later years, […]

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