Age 85
Bridgewater

Walter E. Hulsen, Sr, 85 of Bridgewater, NJ passed away peacefully after a long illness on October 28 at Foothill Acres Nursing Home, Hillsborough, NJ.

Visitation will be from 2PM to 5PM on Sunday, November 2nd, at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30AM on Monday, November 3 at Immaculate Conception Church, 35 Mountain Avenue, Somerville, NJ.  Interment to follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Route 28, Bridgewater, NJ.

Walter, “Sonny”, was born March 16, 1929 in Newark, NJ and lived in Hillside and Union, NJ before moving to Bridgewater forty-two years ago to raise his family.  Walter was an avid railfan.  He shared his fondness and encyclopedic knowledge of railroading with friends and family and was proud of the fact that he had traveled the entire continental US by train.  Walter was a talented craftsman, creating a remarkable model railroad in his basement and possessed the ability to repair nearly anything.

Walter, a first generation American, celebrated his German heritage and loved listening to polka music.  He was proud to serve his country during the Korean War, earning the rank of corporal while receiving the Meritorious Service Award.  Walter was an electrician for the Lehigh Valley Railroad for twenty years -- a job he would often reminisce about.  He then worked for the former Ciba-Geigy Corporation of Summit, NJ for over twenty-seven years, eventually becoming Supervisor of Maintenance, before retiring in 1993.

Walter was preceded in death by his dear brother, Joseph.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 43 years, Ellen, his daughter Ingrid Knowlton and her husband Troy, his son Walter Jr, and his wife Kate, grandchildren, Max & Sam Knowlton and Sarah Hulsen, Sister-in-law, Carol Hulsen, nephew, Eric Hulsen and wife Patti, niece, Kris and husband Michael, many beloved cousins and great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Adult Day Care Center of Somerset County, 872 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. info@adultdaycenter.org
 
 
Age 62
Branchburg

Daniel "Danny" L. O'Connor Jr. died October 26 at RWJ at Somerset in Somerville. Danny was born in Plainfield and has been a resident of Branchburg since 1991. He was President of Dan O'Connor Associates, a company he founded in 1976. A graduate of Union County College although he affectionately called his Alma Mater UCLA (Union College Late Afternoon). 

Danny may have been in sales his whole life but what he sold to anyone who knew him for years or just in passing was a true sense of caring and friendship. This Irishman left us too early but his memory will last our lifetime. 

His daughter Caitlyn predeceased him in 2012. Surviving are his wife Alycia and his siblings Fred and Jacqueline Mowat, several nieces, nephews and dear friends. 

A Memorial Service will be held at Noon on Saturday, November 1, at the Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Ave., Somerville preceded by visiting at 11am at the funeral home. After the Service, family, friends and neighbors will have an opportunity to share stories and memories of Danny.  

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Danny's memory to Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or SHIP, 87 E. High St., Somerville, NJ 08876.
 
 
Age 85
Flemington

Joseph A. Cucchiaro, husband of the late Wilma Cucchiaro, died October 26 at home with his sons and daughter at his side. Mr. Cucchiaro was born in New York City and has been a resident of Flemington since 1996. He retired as the manager of the General Services Administration Depot (GSA), South Somerville, now Hillsborough. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force, stationed in Japan, during the Korean War, a member of the Somerset County 200 Club and a former Volunteer Fireman for Engine Co. #1 in Somerville. 

"Joe Cucch" as he was known at the Somerville Elks was a Life Member having served as a Trustee and a much deserving Elk of the Year for his tireless work and dedication to the Lodge and especially the Somerset Handicapped Children's Treatment Center. 

Surviving are his sons Joseph P. and wife Barbara of Flemington, Douglas P. of Flemington and his daughter Cynthia L. Manoni and her husband Thomas of Springboro,OH., his grandchildren Robert, Joey, Lisa, Megan (husband Matt), Morgan and Mallory and great-grandson Parker and his siblings Jean Pieros, Lorraine Brown and Philip Cuchiaro. 

After a Family Service on Thursday, October 30, at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, an invitation is extended by his family to all of his friends, colleagues and brother Elks to a Celebration of His Life and Shared Memories  at Noon, on Thursday, October 30, at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, 375 Union Ave., Bridgewater. 

Memorial donations may be made in Joe's memory to the Somerset Handicapped Children's Treatment Center, 377 Union Ave., PO Box 6824, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.
 
 
Age 98
Bridgewater

Muriel Janette Arnault died October 25. She was born on November 3, 1915 in Pyrites, NY to William and Emma (McDonald) Arnault. Muriel retired from RCA, Harrison, NJ in 1960. 

At the age of 16, she moved to Newark to live with her brother, Joseph and his wife, until a heart attack and stroke, precipitated her move to Bridgewater to live with her niece Mary Arnault. Muriel was predeceased by her siblings Joseph, Ronald, John, William and Violet. Surviving are a sister Rhea of Rochester, NY and many nieces and nephews throughout the United States. She was a sweet loving woman who will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am on Wednesday, October 29, at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville.
 
 
 
Age 85
Manville

Joseph H. Kinter, husband and father of the late Gina and Carl Kinter, died October 20 at RWJ at Somerset. Mr. Kinter was born in Enola. PA. and resided in Manville since 1998. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. His brother Richard Nieneck predeceased him. Surviving are his son, Marc J. Kinter and his daughter, Janice Martino and 3 grandchildren. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, October 25, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, preceded by visitation at 2pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Children's Specialized Hospital, 150 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, NJ 07092 or the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312
 
 
Age 90
Bridgewater

Anthony J.Gugliotta, Sr., 90, died peacefully in his home on Sunday (Oct. 19, 2014). Born in New York, NY, he lived in Bridgewater since 1963. He was a devoted husband and father, loved photography, radios and electronics, 1940's Big Bands and Sunday family dinners. Mr. Gugliotta was a WW II Veteran, who served in the Army Signal Corp in Okinawa.

He is survived by his children, Teresa A. Morelli, Joseph L. Gugliotta MD, Louis A. Gugliotta, Laura M. Gugliotta and Anthony J. Gugliotta, Jr. He was predeceased by his wife and sweetheart of 59 years, Laura.

Funeral services will be 10 AM on Friday, October 24, at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville. Entombment  St. Bernard Mausoleum, Highway 28, Bridgewater. Visiting hours are from 6 to 9 PM on Thursday, October 23, at the funeral home.
 
 
Age 59
Hillsborough

Lawrence Munley died October 14 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. He was born in Scranton, PA and has been a resident of Hillsborough. 

Mr. Munley was a self-employed landscaper for several years.  Surviving are his siblings, Christopher (wife Irene), Joseph (wife Melissa) and Ellen Wiles (husband James). 

Funeral services will be private.
 
 
Age 64
Hillsborough


WILLIAM G. YOST, 64 passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital at Somerset in Somerville.  He was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Hillsborough, NJ.  He was a 1968 Graduate of Somerville High School.

William (Bill) was a Water Inspector for Fred Yoerg & Associates Engineering Company.  All through his life, Bill had a passion or hot rod cars, especially his own 1967 Triple Black SS Chevy Camaro.  He was a former member of Sweet Dreams car club.  He was also avid Texas Hold Em Poker Player and won many tournaments.

Bill was predeceased by his Father, William J. Yost in 1999.  He is survived by his beloved Mother, Cecelia R. Yost; his cherished Daughter Kellyanne Baehr and her husband Derek and two beautiful and loving Granddaughters Mackenzie and Gabrielle.  Also surviving are his beloved Sisters, Donna Marie and Cindy Yost along with 4 nieces and 1 nephew.  He will be greatly missed by his family, many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to his home at 8 Meadowbrook Drive in Hillsborough for a Celebration of his life on Saturday, October 11 beginning at 3pm and concluding with a memorial service at 6pm.  A great son, brother, grandparent and friend.  Goodbye our Billy nicknamed "Buck".  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hillsborough Rescue Squad at PO Box 660, Neshanic,NJ 08853
 
 
Age 85
Somerville

Dorothy Fox Donovan, 85, passed onto her eternal rest on October 2, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. 

Friends and relatives are invited to the visitation on Sunday, October 5 from 2-4 and 7-9  at Cusick Funeral Home, 80 Mountain Avenue; Somerville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday, October 6 at 9:30am  at Immaculate Conception  Church, 35 Mountain Avenue; Somerville. Entombment will follow at the St Teresa of Avila Mausoleum, Summit. Please come to help us celebrate her wonderful life.

Born to Paul E and Dora (Pauls) Fox, Dorothy was raised in Roselle Park and graduated from RPHS in 1946. She moved to Summit in 1956 and shortly thereafter started working at Ciba Pharmaceuticals, where she met the love of her life, Dennis. They married in 1959 and built a life together that set an example for all who knew them. They settled in Somerville in 1965 and raised their three children there. Nothing pleased them more than watching their children grow up and move out and still find their way back to the “homestead” for impromptu dinners or a NY Mets game.
Dorothy worked at Immaculate Conception School and then became the bookkeeper at Immaculata High School, where many students learned to knock on her window to wave to Mrs D. Her infectious smile and big heart will be missed by all who knew her.

Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband Dennis (1993) and her sister Ruth Pedneault (2004).
Dorothy leaves behind her three loving children, daughter Kathy Giegrich and husband Robert , and sons Kevin and wife Maggie, and Kenneth and his wife Chris , along with her adored grandsons Ian, Kyle, Tyler and Shawn. She is also survived by her brother Paul; cousins Bill Miller and Carol Hendershot-Roll and a host of nieces and nephews as well as good friends who have been so supportive during this difficult time

The family would also like to thank the supportive teams at the Chelsea in Bridgewater and Compassionate Care Hospice for the love shown to Dorothy over the last 3 years.
 
 
Myrtle Button
Age 86
Formerly of Bridgewater

Myrtle Button, wife and mother of the late William Button,(sons) Glen, Frank and Philip, died September 26. 

Mrs. Button was born in Deposit, NY and was a resident of the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater for over 25 years. She retired from the Warren Hills School District as a secretary in their Guidance Department. A faithful member of St. Ann Church in Hampton and a former member of Holy Trinity Church in Bridgewater, Mrs. Button is survived by her children William, Richard, Fred, Mary Spiller, Robert, Larry and Pauline Levine, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Wednesday, October 1, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Interment to follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater. 


Visiting hours from 5pm-8pm on Tuesday, September 30, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville
 
 

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