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Elizabeth Mary Hoffman, 92, Exceptional Southern Cook

Elizabeth Mary Hoffman, 92, Exceptional Southern Cook

Elizabeth Mary Hoffman, 92, passed away on Saturday, October 22 at St. Peter’s University Medical Center in New Brunswick. Mrs. Hoffman was born July 12, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of John and Irma (Adams) Pattison. She relocated in 1963 with her family to Atlanta, Ga. and settled in Somerset  in 1964. Elizabeth […]

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Catherine Scheader, Children’s Book Author

Catherine Scheader, Children’s Book Author

Catherine Scheader, 84, of Somerset, passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness, on Tuesday, October 18. Mrs. Scheader was born August 25, 1932 in Astoria, New York, to the late Peter and Bridget O’Reilly. Her parents were born in Ireland, and met and married in the United States. Her father owned his […]

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Michael J. Oberberger; Truck Driver, NASCAR Fan

Michael J. Oberberger; Truck Driver, NASCAR Fan

Mr. Michael J. Oberberger, 56, died Oct. 12 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. Michael was born and raised in Woodbridge and was a resident there for 50 years before moving to Somerset. He was a truck driver for more than 35 years, and was self-employed for many of those years. Michael […]

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William Kempton, WWII Vet, Jesuit Missionary

William Kempton, WWII Vet, Jesuit Missionary

Mr. William Kempton passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Oct. 8 at Haven Hospice, JFK Medical Center in Edison. Bill, a native of New Brunswick, served our country faithfully in the United States Navy during World War II enlisting at the age of 17. He was a talented athlete playing football, basketball, […]

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Joan Gerace, Long-Time St. Matthias Parishioner

Joan Gerace, Long-Time St. Matthias Parishioner

Mrs. Joan Gerace died on Thursday morning at her home in Somerset. Joan was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., and lived in the Tonawanda, N.Y. prior to moving to Somerset in 1965. She was a long-time parishioner at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Somerset. Joan looked forward to entertaining family and friends, particularly around the holidays. Her […]

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Adam Lattanzio, 98, WW II Veteran, Fire Company Chief

Adam Lattanzio, 98, WW II Veteran, Fire Company Chief

Adam Joseph Latanzio, 98, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7th. Born and raised in Franklin Township with his 12 siblings, Adam was a successful second-generation builder in Central Jersey. Adam was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Marine Corps 1st Division (The Old Breed), with amphibian landings in Guadalcanal, Peleliu, New Britain […]

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Joan Rossell, 74, Former Township Resident

Joan Rossell, 74, Former Township Resident

Joan Rossell passed away on Sunday afternoon at her home in Jamesburg. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Rossell was born in Perth Amboy to Anthony and Rose Badessa. She lived in New Brunswick and Somerset before moving to Jamesburg where she has lived for close to 50 years. She loved to bowl and trips […]

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Paul Tarantino; Army Veteran, Retired Teacher, Master Potter

Paul Tarantino; Army Veteran, Retired Teacher, Master Potter

Paul Joseph Tarantino of Somerset passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, September 26. Born on July 16, 1931 in Jersey City, he attended St. Peters Prep in Jersey City and completed his bachelor’s degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University and master’s degree at Rutgers University. He was a veteran, serving overseas in the United States […]

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Lillian Bartlett, 80, Loved To Travel

Lillian Bartlett, 80, Loved To Travel

Lillian Bartlett, 80, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, September 26th, at her home in Somerset. Mrs. Bartlett was born December 12, 1935 in Elizabeth, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Boselli) Merlo. She lived in Somerset and was previously from Roselle and Springhill, FL. Lillian was in cosmetic sales for Steinbach’s, where […]

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Jean Ambrose, 83; Teacher, College Administrator, Activist

Jean Ambrose, 83; Teacher, College Administrator, Activist

Jean L. Ambrose (nee LoTruglio) of Somerset, New Jersey, 83, died on September 19 at the Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains. Jean was born in Jamaica, New York and attended schools in Freeport and Baldwin on Long Island. She was a graduate of New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass Residential College) of […]

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