Mary Anne Macartney (née Tierney), of Mayfair, left us to mourn her loss on February 23, 2024.  Devoted wife of the late William F. Macartney, loving mother to Sean and Dennis Macartney; Suzanne Macartney of Greenbelt, Maryland and Katey (Gary) Brand of Dix Hills, New York. Cherished grandmother of Sean Thomas Macartney and Alexander William Brand. Sister to the late Patricia Campbell, the late Elizabeth McCauley, Kathleen Macartney, Dennis Tierney, and the late Stephen A. Tierney. Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews and dear friend to all. Friends and family are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday, February 29th at 9:30 a.m.at St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church, 3001 Levick Street, Philadelphia, Pa.  Funeral mass to follow at 11 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, kindly send a donation in Mary Anne’s memory to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters (Pink Nuns) at 2212 Green St. Philadelphia PA 19130.


Mary Ellen MeGinley (nee Pryor), a longtime resident of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, formerly of Fairmount, passed away on February 24, 2024, at age 90. Loving mother of  the late William D. MeGinley. Sister of Patricia Ann Pryor. There will be a graveside service on Monday at 11:00am at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery 1600 Sproul Rd. Springfield, PA 19064.   


In Loving memory of Evelyn Miller, from Philadelphia, PA who passed away February 24, 2024 at the age of 74. Evelyn worked at York Ship Elementary School in Camden, NJ as an aide for handicapped children for almost 20 years. She enjoyed working with children and was very dedicated to her job. Evelyn loved to read. She enjoyed crocheting. She loved Elvis and his music along with Patsy Cline. Evelyn was pre-deceased by daughter Christine Ulrich and survived by son Richard Wirth and daughter Michelle Reis (Gene). She was also pre-deceased by brother Jack Wirth (Theresa), sister Genevieve Brewer (Eugene). Survived by brothers James Wirth (Tina) & Joseph Wirth (JoAnne) and sisters Helen Niessen (John) & Marie Matela (John -deceased). Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Thursday, February 29, from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a prayer service starting at 11:00am. Further arrangements will be held in private by her family. 


Nora Trampé (nee O’Brien) “Nonie” born June 29, 1943, passed away at home surrounded by her family, on February 20, 2024, at age 80. Predeceased by her parents, James J. O’Brien and Mary O’Brien (nee Touhey). Beloved wife of the late Edward Trampé, Sr. Loving mother of Edward Trampé (Desiree), Thomas Trampé, James Trampé (Nicole) and Nora Ann Tracey (Shawn). Devoted Nonie of Brittany, Justin, Thomas, Nicolle, Zackery, Cali, Dallas, Micky, Taylor Ann, Tatum and Scarlette. Sister of Margaret (O’Brien) McQuillan, Anna Marie (O’Brien) McLaughlin and the late Patrick O’Brien, James O’Brien and Maureen (O’Brien) Evans. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Friday, March 1, in Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church 611 Knowles Ave. Southampton, Pa 18966. You may visit and comfort the  Trampé family from 10:15am – 11:30am in the church. There will be a funeral mass at 11:30am. After the mass, all are invited to a luncheon which will be held at: Twining Hall, 4900 E. Street Rd. Trevose, Pa. Burial will take place at a later date in Resurrection Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Nora’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

 


JoAnn Donahue, of the Frankford section of Philadelphia, sadly passed away February 19, 2024, at the age of 72. Daughter of the late Francis and Martha Altimari. Beloved wife of Howard Donahue. Loving mother of Traci Guy, Frankie Donahue (Melissa) and Anthony Donahue (Nicholle). Cherished grandmother of Dana, Jenna, Lukas, Ashley, Emily, Brooke and Jaren. Loving sister of Frances Hochstuhl (the late Hank). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life for JoAnn will be held on Monday Feb 26th at The Hall at the Harbour (2000 Harbour Dr., Palmyra, NJ 08065) from 11:00am-2:00pm.


Joanne U. Sinclair (nee Kohl), a resident of far Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on February 18, 2024, at age 79. Beloved wife of Robert Sinclair. Loving mom of Bette Lavin (Jim) and Heather Ackerman (Brian, Sr.). Devoted Nan of Brian, Jr. and Abbey. Preceded in death by her sister, Bette Kohl. Also survived by her sister, Irene Niglio (Ralph) and many extended family members and friends. There will be a graveside service on Monday, February 26, in Hillside Cemetery (2556 Susquehanna Rd. Roslyn, PA ) Please arrive at the cemetery gate by 10:30am. We will then process over to the gravesite together. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Joanne’s memory to NAZ-A-THON (a yearly fundraiser organized by Nazareth Academy HS students for children at CHOP) 


Carlos Alberto Giraldo Montes, from Northeast  Philadelphia,born and raised in Manizales, Colombia, went to heaven on February 13, 2024, at the age 58. He came to this country in hopes of providing a better life for his family. Carlos was a hard working man, worked day and night. He was well respected and loved by others. Carlos would often say his reason for living was his grandchildren. He would alway refer to them as his “ world, and everything.” His presence will be greatly missed. Beloved husband of Mary Luz Martinez Loiza. Loving father of Mikaela Giraldo Martinez and Luis Felipe. Devoted grandfather of Nyla Penelope, Liam, Mateo, Emely and Thomas.   Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Tuesday, February 20, from 9:30am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc.  There will be a prayer service at 11:00am. Further arrangements will be held in private by his family. Carlos will be laid to rest in his homeland, Colombia. 


Timothy Castle, lifelong Philadelphia resident, Mayfair Holmesburg sections, passed away on February 14, 2024, at age 51. Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Irene Castle (nee O’Neil), his twin brother, Thomas Castle, brother, Denny Castle, sister, Joann Castle (wife of life long friend, Danny Tobin)  Lovingly missed by his wife and mother of his children, Kelly.  Tim is survived by his children, Thomas Castle (Marisa), Jessica Castle and Nicholas Castle (Isabella), his only grandchild, Thomas Castle, Jr., as well as his brothers, Jimmy Castle, Michael Castle, Joseph Castle (Maria), Anthony Castle (Cindy) and by many nieces, nephews, and friends who he loved whole heartedly. Tim was a good athlete in his younger days, spending many hours on the basketball courts in the neighborhood. He worked in the roofing industry for many years in and around the city he grew up in, Philadelphia. He will be missed. In keeping with the wishes of his family, there will be a private service to honor Tim with immediate family members. Please keep him, and all of those that loved Tim in your daily prayers. 


Honoring the Life of Egypt Queen Pure Justice Julia Weir Awsome 

Karen Julia Weir was born April 16th , 1973, to her parents Larry Weir and Janice Walker, joining a sister, Delys Weir. Karen was born and lived on the island of Barbados for the vast majority of her childhood. There she attended St. Paul’s Primary School and The Baystreet School until the migration of her family to The United States of America in March, 1987. The family of four entered the U.S. in hopes of a new way of life. In spite of obstacles along the way Karen went on to graduate from Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Park, NY in 1992. In December of 1994, Karen welcomed her first and only daughter Angelica, followed by 3 sons Denzel, Darren, and Joshua. In July 2019, Karen became a naturalized citizen of The U.S.A. legally changing her name to Egypt Queen Pure Justice Julia Weir Awsome. A name she felt was more fitting for the journey she was getting ready to take. Egypt had a very close and personal relationship with her Lord and Saviour; and on February 6th, 2024 God called her home to a place of serenity, a place of everlasting love. Egypt leaves behind both parents Larry Weir and Janice Walker, four children Angelica Weir, Denzel Weir, Darren Greene, and Joshua Greene- Weir; three grandchildren Chloe, Prince, and Reign; sister Delys Weir; several aunts, Judy, Sonia, Ethel, Avis, Rhonda, Cheryl, Yvette, Patsy, uncles Eskin, Merville, and Andrew; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her Great Grandparents, Uncle Edmund Weir, and granddaughter Kylie Weir. Egypt will join our loved ones and continue to watch over us all in eternal peace. All are invited to Karen’s viewing and funeral Monday February 19th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 12:00pm-12:30pm. There will be a service in the funeral home from 12:30pm-2:00pm. 


Helen Catherine Eddis, of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed away February 9, 2024, at the age of 71. Daughter of the late John and Marie Ellis. Loving mother of Eddie, Cindy and Crystal Rios. Beloved grandmother of Dwite, Deshaun, Skyler, Emma, Dani, Jonathan and Jordan. Cherished sister of Marie (Joe), Tony, Regina (the late Moose), Catherine (the late Lou), Jackie (Sandy), as well as the late Donna and David. She is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. All are invited to Helen’s viewing and funeral Thursday February 15th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 10:00am-11:00am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. Out of respect for Helen and her family’s wishes, please wear your best colorful attire. Please omit flowers and make a donation in Helen’s name to Women Against Abuse.


Gina Marie Maholland (Sanner) passed unexpectedly on February 9th, 2024, at the age of 42.  Her memory will be honored by her surviving family members, mother Ruth Ann Foss, father, Arthur Sanner, sister, Rachel Sanner (Jonathan Marable), nephew, Jaden Sanner and a large extended family of aunts, uncles & cousins. Gina will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, aunt & friend. Her enormous heart and kind soul will continue to inspire those fortunate to have been a part of her life and love. Services will be held in private with immediate members of her family.

Aura Esther Castillo Guerrero, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on February 3, 2024, at the age of 61. Daughter of the late Cecilio Castillo and Sencion Guerrero. Loving mom of Endrisy Janvyer Peguero and Endrysa Esther Peguero. Who are forever thankful to her for putting aside her own desire to live in the Dominican Republic in order to stay by their side so her children could have a better life in the United States. She will be missed by a host of brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends who were deeply impacted by her in the best way. Loved by many for her generosity and extremely caring personality, Aura Castillo always made sure that everyone around her was well taken care of. She had so much kindness to give to everyone. She will always be remembered as such by those who knew her. Her family, the survivors, were her whole world as she often said, and she was also the light of the eyes of the family. She will always be remembered with much love, fondness and admiration for she truly touched the hearts of many. All are invited to Aura’s visitation and funeral Tuesday February 13th at St. William R.C. Church (6200 Rising Sun Ave. Phila., PA 19111) from 8:45am-9:45am. There will be a funeral mass at 10:00am.


Francoise Sylvain, of Philadelphia, PA, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, sadly passed away February 7, 2024, at the age of 93. Daughter of the late Doriza and Pravelia Guerreir. Loving mother of Joyeuse Jean (Kennedy). Beloved grandmother of Watson (Josette), Jean Richard, Josianne, Johnson, Junior, Yollecotte, Kim and Sienna. Cherished great-grandmother of Christopher V., Faith, Anderson, Hudson, Harrison, Nathan, Juliet, Eliah J., Wilson, Dezir I., Ariyanna J. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. All are invited to Francoise’s viewing and funeral Friday February 16th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 10:00am-11:00am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. 

 


Francis P. Larkin passed away January 28, 2024, age 90. Loving son of the late Michael and Johanna Larkin. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Amberlavage) who passed away in 2009 and his second wife, Joan Lintz-Larkin, who passed away in 2022. He is survived by his sisters, Rita D’Aquino, Helen Kelly, his sister-in-law, Barbara Larkin and many nephews and nieces. There will be a calling hour at St. Timothy Church RC Church, (3001 Levick Street, Phila.) on Monday, February 12 at 9:45 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Burial will take place on Tuesday, February 13th at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing, NJ. 


Nora Kim Nga Tang (July 29, 1968 –February 4, 2024)

Nora Kim-Nga Tang, 55, of Philadelphia, passed away on February 4, 2024, in home hospice care after a recent diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She is survived by 8 of her 14 siblings and 36 nieces and nephews. Kim Nga was born on September 27, 1967 to Tăng Trung Lương(father) and Tào Tuyết Anh (mother) in Saigon, Vietnam. In 1978, she left Vietnam on a boat with sister Kim Thoa as a refugee and found temporary refuge in Malaysia at Pulau Besar. She was then sponsored by brother Vinh Ich to live in America and was under the care of her elder siblings. After attending Great Neck South High School and Piscataway High School, she went on to Rutgers University. There, she got involved in the Vietnamese Student Association, was a beauty pageant participant, played volleyball, and enjoyed concerts, nightclubbing and skiing. She later pursued a certificate in cosmetology and worked as a professional hair stylist. To say that Nora “lived life to the fullest” is an understatement. She worked for Cindy Crawford’s hair stylist, Stephen Knoll, styling celebrities’ hair, starred in a Vietnamese Karaoke music video, found herself dancing on Good Morning, Houston, and was on the pages of the New York Times. Her favorite clients, though, were her friends and family near and far – drape, scissors, razor, and smile – ready at all times. For her, moments were precious. At age 28, Nora was diagnosed with lymphoma and was given less than 6 months to live. She received 2 stem cell transplants, a donor lymphocyte infusion and, eventually, received experimental therapy, which gave her and those who loved her another decade of her life. In 2012, Nora moved in with her brother Minh in Philadelphia, where she lived for 8 years. During this time, she received cancer treatment until finally receiving a cancer-free bill of health in 2017. Philadelphia remained home until her final days. She became a home health aide, caring for the elderly and continued to live life to the fullest. Nora was a bright light and was loved by everyone that came into her path. Those fortunate enough to be close to her knew her as someone who was genuinely kind, persistently joyful and, despite all that was going on in her life, exuded positivity. To her nieces and nephews, she was a sister, a friend, a confidante, a shoulder to cry on, and a barrel of fun. They clamored when they heard that “Aunt Nora was coming”. She was the type of person who prioritizes family over all things as evidenced by accepting any invitation to special life events, traveling, or simply spending time together. It did not matter that it meant hours-long drives in her more-than-modest van, she would drive to share precious moments. Every moment, even after most recent terminal diagnosis, was spent surrounded by loved ones from near and far (and an abundance of food!). The nonstop sleugh of visitors to her hospice bed showcased the breadth and depth of love she spread and the everlasting impact she leaves on the hearts of multitudes. Even after death, she remains with us all, in our cherished memories and in the people she has shaped us all to become. All are invited to Nora’s viewing on Thursday February 8th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 3:00pm-4:30pm.


Barbara Goodie, of Bensalem PA, formerly of Northeast Philadelphia, sadly passed February 4, 2024, at the age of 82. Beloved mother of Beth Burkhardt (Ed), Barbara Christman (Walter), Harry Goodie (Amy) and the late Thomas Goodie (the late Lynn). Loving mom-mom of Ashley, Craig, Scott, Andrew, Tim, David, Matthew, Michael, Laura, Samantha, Joshua, Thomas Jr. and Dylan. Cherished great-mom-mom of 20 great-grandchildren. Loving sister of Patricia Powell and the late Connie Rex, Phyllis Rink and William Powell. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. All are invited to Barbara’s visitation and funeral Monday February 12th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 10:00am-1100am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. 


Dorothy L. Simpson, of the Tacony section of Philadelphia, proprietor of Magnolia Cemetery for many years, passed away on February 3, 2024, at age 92. Beloved wife of the late, Norman Simpson. Mother of Linda Bader (Ray), Kathy Kruger (the late Kenneth), David Simpson (Christine) and the late Stephen Simpson (Dawn). Loving grandmother of 15 and great grandmother of 17.  Predeceased by her parents, William F. and Charlotte A. Alley and her brother, William R. Alley.  Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Friday, February 9, from 10:00am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford ave. (between Unruh & Knorr sts) There will be a eulogy service at 11:00am with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Dorothy’s memory to the  SPCA 


Elvin Ramos, of Baltimore, MD, born in Fajardo Puerto Rico, sadly passed away January 30, 2024, at the age of 60. Elvin will be fondly remembered for his jokester personality and his talent for making the best coquito. His passion for hair led him to own his own salon at one point in time, where he was able to make a positive impact on many people’s lives. He was a wonderful dad, grandfather, son, brother, cousin and friend. Although he will be dearly missed, his loved ones take comfort in knowing that they will see him again soon, and that this is not a goodbye, but a see you later. Elvin is the loving son of Federico and Norma Ramos. Beloved father of Kelly Ramos (Guillermo) and Enid Ramos (Jesus). Cherished grandfather of Carlos, Isabel, Ian and Adrian. He will be missed by his brother, William Ramos (Nelly), his nieces and nephews, Igneris, William and Elvin, as well as several cousins and extended family. A memorial service for Elvin will be held on Sunday February 4th at Congregation of Yahweh (586 Main St. Paterson N.J. 07503) at 1:00pm. Elvin will be brought back to his favorite place in Puerto Rico, at a later date. 

 


Nadine McKeown, longtime resident of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on January 29, 2024, at age 65. Beloved wife of the late Thomas McKeown. Loving mother of Kimberly (Andrew) and Melissa (Wayne). Loving grandmother of Patrick Thomas. Also survived by her sister, Andrea Cedrone (Ben) and her niece, Rachel (Rob). Great Aunt of Matthew and Anna.  Nadine was a member of the Northeast Mother of twins club for many years. Nadine was a very caring and outgoing person who went above for her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by many. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Monday, February 5, from 9:30am – 10:30am in St. Timothy RC Church (3001 Levick St.) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Please omit flowers and kindly consider donations in Nadine’s memory to American  Diabetes Association  


In loving memory of Jesse E. Newton III, who passed away January 26, 2024, after a brave battle with Pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, Maureen (nee McGettigan) and his children Stacy (Bill Moebius), Jesse IV, Beth, Harry (Annie) and Daniel (Javier Rivera). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Corine, Payton, Joshua and Noah; his mother Dorothy (nee Zweifel) and his brother Steven (Cathy). Jesse’s presence will be deeply missed but his legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. All are invited to Jesse’s visitation and funeral Friday February 2nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) from 9:30am-11:00am. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jesse’s memory to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


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