Obituaries

(Current and recent obituaries)

Lopen, Michael, 83, of Caldwell passed away on May 19, 2016. Beloved husband of June (Danilack) Lopen. Devoted father of Jennifer Goetz and her husband George and Nicole Lopen Ostrowski and her husband Dr. Walter. Cherished grandfather of five grandchildren. Born in Bayonne, he resided in Caldwell for forty nine years. Before his retirement, he was employed at AM International, Mountainside. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Holy Resurrection Russion Orthodox Church, Wayne. The family will receive their friends Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Holy Resurrection R.O. Church, 285 French Hill Rd., Wayne with funeral service at 8 pm. Burial Service Monday 9 am at the church. Interment East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Rilli, Edward M.,Sr., 67, of Hawley, PA, passed away on May 4, 2016. Born in Newark, he lived in Cedar Grove before moving to Hawley, PA one month ago. He was the owner of ES Consulting Properties, Cedar Grove. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam War. Eward was a member of American Legion Post 0121, Little Falls, VFW Post 6255 and Elks Lodge 2237, both of Cedar Grove. He was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Edward was predeceased by his wife, Susan and a brother Fred. He is survived by his two sons, Edward, Jr and his wife Jennifer and Stephen and his wife Theresa and three grandchildren, Matthew, Jason and Alessandra. He was engaged to Arlene Sheppard Garey. He is also survived by his brother John and sisters Mary Ann Spatola, Sandra Dineley and Lisa Goldstein. Funeral service Monday 9:15 am from Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Tpke. Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Holy Angels R.C. Church, Little Falls. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The family will receive their friends Sunday 5 to 9 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to; VFW Dept. of NJ, 135 W. Hanover St. 4th fl, Trenton, NJ 08618

MORABITO, Roy C. Sr., 80, passed away on April 27, 2016 in Wayne. Roy is formerly of Astor, Florida where he was a chef for many years. Survived by beloved son John G. Morabito and his wife Maria of Pennsylvania. Predeceased by his sons Roy C. Jr., Joseph, and daughter Barbra Morabito. Loving grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Survived by his cherished sister Dolores Amero. Predeceased by his brothers Robert and Joel Morabito,and sister Mary Stanley. Survived by his Aunt Helen Biegel and daughter-in-laws Kathleen and Stephanie Gaita Morabito. Devoted uncle to many nieces and nephews, and loving cousin. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and resided in Preakness Health Care Center for five years. Special thanks to Mrs. L. Corrado and her wonderful staff for all their care. Cremation was private to family. Arrangements were done by Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls.

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