Age 82

Rosemary A. Bennett died April 8 at home. Rosemary was born in Brookly, NY and resided in Somerville since 1987 before moving to Bridgewater in 2010. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville 

Surviving are her sisters Carolyn Abatemarco and Barbara Dazzo, a sister-in-law Mary Bennett and cousins Regina Leonard and Thomas Hall and loving nieces and nephews. Her humor and great love of life will be greatly missed. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am on Friday (Tomorrow) April 11 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Visiting hours from 5pm-8pm Thursday (Today) April 10, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville  

Age 80

Genevieve (Granzetto) Furfaro, wife and mother of the late Vincent Sr. and Vincent Jr. Furfaro, died April 5 at home. 

Mrs. Furfaro was born in Raritan and resided in Somerville for over 50 years before moving to live with her son, John, in Hillsborough in 1999. She was a bookkeeper for Conti's Jewelers, Somerville, for many years and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. 

Surviving are her son, John Furfaro and her daughter Lisa Wlodkowski (husband, Alex) of Somerset, a sister Margaret Granzetto of Raritan, 2 granddaughters Brittany and Alexis and her personal home and health aide of 5 years Marilou Galvan. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am on Thursday, April 10, at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Interment to follow at the church cemetery. Visitation 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, April 9, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville.

Age 98
Mabel Wallace, wife of the late Belton Wallace, died April 5 at Somerset Medical Center. 

Mrs. Wallace was born in Somerville, resided in Bridgewater and  then moved to Andalusia, Al. for 21 years, before moving back to Somerville in 1993. She was a graduate of Somerville High School and retired in 1972 as a food service employee for Ethicon, Inc. Bridgewater after many years. 

"Aunt Mabel" as she was known by those who knew her best, loved Christmas, her sweets, painting, crafts and most of all her family. She blessed all with her soft, calm demeanor. She was famous for saying her blood type was B positive, and that is how she lived her life, being positive. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Ouida Venis, nieces, nephew and great niece and great nephews. 

Visitation will begin 10am on Wednesday, April 9, concluding with a Funeral Service at 11am at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. Interment, New Cemetery, Somerville.

Age 61
Formerly of Somerville
Michael D. Overk died on March 11 in South Carolina. Michael was born in Somerville and recently retired residing in Timmonsville, South Carolina.

A graduate of Somerville grammer school and Bridgewater-Raritan High School. Served during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force.

He was pre-deceased by parents Alexander Overk and Lillian Donavon and sister Sue Ann Stati.

He leaves behind his wife Bette (Case) Overk, daughter Michelle Meissner, her husband Skip, 3 beloved grandchildren Averi, Carli and Beau, his son Daniel Osborne of NYC, his sisters Berverly Sorber and her husband John and Carol Lagini and her husband Victor and several niecses and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, March 14, from 2- 4pm and 7- 9pm at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 15, at 9am at the Immaculate Conception Church, Somerville. Intermnet to follow at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater

In lleu of flowers donations can be sent to McLeod Hospice House, 1203 East Cheves St.,Florence, SC 29506.
Age 79
Jean Van Riper, wife of the late Peter Van Riper who died March 13, 2012, died March 11 at Somerset Medical Center. Mrs. Van Riper was born in West Orange and resided in Somerville since 1958. She was a retired secretary for the law offices of Lieberman, Ryan & Forrest of Somerville having worked for the firm for many years. Her husband and she travelled to every state except Alaska and to Canada many times during their 54 years of marriage. Surviving are her daughters Amy Mondoro, husband Timothy and Beverly Van Riper and her three grandchildren. Visitation from 2pm-5pm on Sunday, March 16, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. Funeral Service at 10am on Monday, March 17, at the funeral home followed by the interment at New Cemetery, Somerville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Somerville First Aid & Rescue Squad, 21 Park Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876

James Cusick
Cusick Funeral Home
80 Mountain Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876 

Age 62

Joseph A. August died February 26, 2014. Surviving are his wife Helen, a daughter Marlene and his brothers Edward, Alan and Ronald August. A Memorial Sevice will be held 1pm on Saturday, March 8, at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 651 Country Club Rd., Bridgewater. 

Jeanette M. Tricarico, wife of the late Donato (Danny) Tricarico, died Sunday, February 23, at Arbor Glen. Mrs.
Tricarico was born in Somerville and was a life long
resident. She was employed in the quality control department of Diehl's Manufacturing, Bridgewater, during WW II retiring in the early 1950s and was a member of the Senior Leisure Club of the Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville.

Surviving are her sons Gerry and Robert (wife, Toni)
Tricarico, her grandsons Scott, Geoffrey and Richard, a
great grandson Donato and her sister Evelyn Stern. 

Visiting hours from 3pm-6pm on Wednesday, February 26, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. A private family Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 27, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 33 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
Age 89

Frances Ewankov Saunders, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend entered this life June 25, 1924 in Bronx, NY and passed in peace February 14 2014 at her home in Raritan, where she lived for 53 years.  Strong, dedicated mother to son, Robert Saunders of Ventura, CA, Vietnam veteran, retired Mechanical Engineer (DOD-Navy), and father of five. 

Kind, compassionate mother-in-law to Waylisa Saunders (CA). Loving, vivacious grandmother to Paul (TX), Shawn (AZ), Bohdana(HI), Amalea (HI), and Jennie-Rose (CA).  Blessed with nine great-grandchildren who brought her much joy.

Survived by sister and best friend, Jennie E. Koteles (NJ), the last living sibling of eight. Celebrated by countless family and noted friends, the Cliffords, Cahills, Mahoneys, Vilceks, Kendras, Horvats, Ewankovs and the Bardars. Daughter to the late Anna and Stephen Ewankov. Widow of Allen Saunders.

Graduated from Somerville High School (‘41); RN at Kings County Hospital (‘46) in Brooklyn, NY; double major BA & BS from Rutgers University (‘70); and Masters in Health Science from Jersey City State College (‘76).  Retired Chief of Nursing (‘85) from the VA Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Enthusiastic member of the Masterwork Chorus, singing in Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Vatican, as well as St. Bernard and Metuchen Diocese Choir. Accomplished in her field; world traveler; charitable caretaker; independent, patient, and gracious; lover of people, animals, nature, food, culture,and puzzles. 

Visitation at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville, on Friday, February 28, from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard Church, Bridgewater, on March 1st, 10am. Followed by her final resting place next to her mother at St. Bernard Cemetery. 

We celebrate her love, her joy, her beautiful life! The song has ended, but the melody will always linger on. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frances's memory to your favorite charity.
Age 92

Beatrice "Bea" Sylvester passed away at the age of 92. She is survived by her son Don Sylvester and his wife Edie of Manville, 4 grandchildren Mary Grace, Kristina, Patricia and Michael and 6 great grandchildren. 

She was married to the late John D.Sylvester, who died on January 26, 2013, for 74 yrs. and both had travelled worldwide. 

Visitation from 5pm-7pm on Monday, February 17, at the Cusick Funeral Home, Somerville. Interment Services 11am on Tuesday, February 18, at the Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA.
Age 85
Dominick S. Vallone passed into eternal rest on Thursday, February 6, at home. Mr. Vallone was born in Yonkers, NY and resided in Somerville for over 80 years. He retired in 1993 from Ce De Candy, Union, after a long and distinguished career in plant management. He was an avid aviation enthusiast who previously held a pilot's license, enjoyed building model airplanes and built and flew radio controlled airplanes for many years. Mr. Vallone was also a skilled tradesman who could build and fix almost anything. Friends and family alike would often call him for advice related to home projects.

He was predeceased in 1993 by his wife of 43 years, Betty C. Vallone and his son Roger A. Vallone who passed away in 2013. Surviving are his sister, Marie Harmer of Palm Coast, FL, as well as one brother, Joseph Vallone of Finderne. He leaves behind two loving daughters, Deborah Vallone of Flemington and Sharon Vallone-Kosensky of Lebanon Township, four loving grandchildren, Greg and Marc Vallone of Georgia and Matthew and Michael Kosensky of  New Jersey and three beautiful great grandchildren, Vincent, Anthony and Luci of Georgia.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10am on Monday, February 10, at the Cusick Funeral Home in Somerville followed by an Entombment at St. Bernard Mausoleum in Bridgewater. Visitation from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, February 9, at the funeral home.

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