Ngoc Tu Luu, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away November 15th, 2019 at the age of 85. Loving mother of Jane Tran (David Tran), Yen Phan Tran (Ngoc Nhan Trung), Minh Quoc Tran (Phung Tat) and Diem Phan Tran (Thuy Quang Phuong). Beloved grandmother of Ann H. Tran Cruz (Gustavo Cruz), Dr. Richard T. Tran (Amy Risher Tran), Alice Y. Tran, Andrea C. Tran, Kenny Tran, Sammy Tran, Sinh Phuong (Van Yen Phuong) and Michelle Zhong (Ba Duong). Dear great-grandmother of Van Quan Phuong, Nhan Van Duong and Coraline Lau. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Ngoc’s life on Friday November 22nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila. PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort Ngoc’s family during the viewing from 12:30PM-2:00PM. There will be no cemetery that day as Ngoc’s wishes were to be cremated. 


Maureen G. Malone, of Northeast Philadelphia, resident of St. John Neumann Nursing Home, passed away November 15th, 2019 at the age of 71. Daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline Malone. Loving sister of Joseph Malone (Connie), Bernadette Toner, Msgr. Francis I. Malone, Dolores Shields, Margaret Meenan (Robert), John Malone (Marian), Gene Malone (Nancy) and Bernard Malone. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Maureen’s life on Thursday November 21st at St. John Neumann Nursing Home 10400 Roosevelt Blvd. Phila. PA 19116. You may visit and comfort the Malone family during the viewing from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM in the Nursing Home. Burial will be held in private at a later date. 


Anthony M. Sambuca, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on November 12th, 2019, at the age of 28. Loving son of Joyce and the late George Sambuca, Jr.. Beloved brother of Maria Agnew (Jim), George Sambuca III, Nicole Doohan (Brendan) and Roxanne DiSalvatore (Rob). Devoted uncle of Arianna,  Brendan, Declan, Nicolas, Valentina, Matthew and Ryan. Also survived many by loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to Anthony’s visitation and funeral on Tuesday November  19th in Holy Innocents R.C. Church (“L” St. & Hunting Park Ave.). You may visit and comfort Anthony’s family during the visitation from 9:15-11:00AM in the church. There will be a funeral mass at 11:00AM. Burial will be at a later date in private. 


Annarita “Ann” McFadden, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away November 13th, 2019 at the age of 91. Annarita was a long time employee of Sears and Roebuck Co. Daughter of the late Rosario and Michelina Dagata. Beloved wife of the late Eugene McFadden. Loving mother of Eugene McFadden (Mary). Mom Mom of Mark McFadden (Susan), Matthew McFadden (Lisa), MaryEllen McDaniels (the late Dennis) and Megan Pratico (Tony). Gmom of Mark McFadden, Maggie McFadden, Molly McFadden, Matthew McFadden, Colin McFadden, Maci McFadden, Jake McDaniels, Bryce McDaniels, Gavin McDaniels, Jude McDaniels, Anthony Pratico and Mason Pratico. Loving sister of Georgette Strano and the late Sadie Mergliano, Nancy Beckermeyer and Salvatore Dagata. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Annarita’s life on Monday November 25th at St. Timothy’s R.C. Church 3001 Levick St. Phila. PA 19149. You may visit and comfort the McFadden family during the visitation from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Please make donations in Annarita’s memory to The Dennis McDaniels Memorial Scholarship. Click the designation drop box, choose the option “other” and type in The Dennis McDaniels Memorial Scholarship to donate. 


Marie Regina Firth, of Trevose PA, passed away November 11, 2019 at the age of 85. Daughter of the late Paul and Marie Medici. Beloved wife of Thomas H. Firth. Loving mother of Deborah Cassidy (John), Donna Kelly (Robert), Darlene Farr (Everett), Thomas R. Firth and Robert Firth (Cindy). Dear grandmother of 7 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 1 great-grandchild. Also survived by her brother Paul Medici (Marie). At the request of the family there will be no services. 


Margaret A. McCann, formerly of the Mayfair section, passed away on November 10th, 2019, at the age of 87. Beloved wife of the late Thomas. Margaret was a nurse by trade who served our country honorably in the United States Airforce during the Korean War. Margaret resided in Deer Meadows Nursing Home for the last years of her life. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Monday November 18th in St. Timothy RC Church. (3001 Levick St.) Margaret’s flag draped casket will be in church for those to pay their respects from 9:00AM to 9:30AM. followed by a funeral mass. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  


Robert J, Neff, of Northeast Phila, passed away surrounded by his loving family on November 8th, 2019, at age 99 (2 months shy of his 100th birthday). Robert was an Army veteran who served his country honorably in WW II. Beloved husband for 75 years to Dorothy Neff (née Brophy). Loving father of Janice Martella (the late Bob) and Karen Celauro (Bob). Devoted Pop-Pop of Rob Martella, Cheri Giannini (Nick), Brian Celauro, Stacey Martella—Ferris (John), Lisa Shade (Bill) and the late Bobby Celauro. Also survived by his great grandchildren, Nicholas, Russell, Alyssa, Courtney, Allison, Michael and Isabella. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Thursday Nov 14th from 9:30-10:30AM in St Martin of Tours RC Church (5350 Roosevelt Blvd). There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Entombment will be held in private at a later date in Lakeview Memorial Park.

William J. Handley “Bill”, of Philadelphia PA, passed away November 5th, 2019 at the age of 75. Loving brother of Jenece Whitsitt, Joan Newlin, Barbara Ann Izzo, and Olga N. Frey. He will be missed by his family and friends.


Miriam R. Conway (nee Bohrer), of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on November 4th, 2019, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late John F. Conway. Loving mother of Kathleen Conway, John Conway (Nora) and Michael Conway (Victoria). Devoted grandmother of Cecilia Conway and Jack Conway. Also survived by her sister Gloria McGinley (the late Joseph) and Robert Bohrer.  Family and friends are invited to attend Miriam’s  viewing and funeral on Monday November 11th from 9:00-10:00AM in Maternity BVM Church (9220 Old Bustleton Ave.) There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM. Burial to follow in Rosedale Memorial Park.  


Elizabeth “Betty” McCauley (née Tierney) 9/8/44 – 11/1/19, cherished mother of Eileen Elizabeth McCauley, dear mother in law of Bill Arthur and loving grandmother of Jacob Arthur. Betty was born in Philadelphia to the late Dennis J. and Elizabeth (née Webb) Tierney. The second child of six, Betty’s siblings include the late Patricia “Pat” Campbell, Mary Anne Macartney, Kathleen Macartney, Dennis J. Tierney and the late Stephen A. Tierney. Betty was a proud Alumna of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, Class of ‘62.  An expert in civil litigation, her career as a paralegal included training grateful new attorneys in all filing procedures in the lower and higher Courts. Betty loved books, horses, puzzles, her family, her friends, the open road and cowboys. Betty’s Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Timothy’s Church, (3001 Levick St. Phila., PA 19149)  at 10:30 am, on Friday, November 8, 2019. 


Lorraine Somensky, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away November 4th, 2019 at the age of 79. Daughter of the late John and Helen Bullock. Loving mother of Dawn Proud and Frani “Franki” McGinty and the late Hank Somensky. Beloved grandmother of the late Nicholas Schneider and great-grandmother of 5 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Lorraine’s life on Friday November 8th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc.,  6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts)  You may visit and comfort Lorraine’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-10:30AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 10:30AM in the Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. 

 


William J. Blood, of Croydon PA, passed away on November 4th, 2019 at the age of 67. Son of the late Edward and Frances Blood. Husband of the late Diane Blood. Father of Lisa Jericho (Michael) and Billie-Jo Walters-Blood (Norman). Beloved grandfather of Masie and Taylor. He is also survived by many siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. William proudly served in the Army for several years.  He will be missed dearly. Interment with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday November 27th at 10:30AM in Washington Crossing National Cemetery 830 Highland Rd. Newtown PA 18940. Please arrive at the cemetery at 10:15AM.


Lydia Ruba, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on November 1st, 2019, at the age of 70. Beloved wife of the late Alfredo Ruba. Loving mother of Daniel Ruba (Heather) and Timothy Ruba (Shannon). Devoted grandmother of Jadon, Micah and Emma. Sister of John Omeliantschuk (Tina), Jean Owens (the late Frank), Paul Omeliantschuk (Joy), Lucy Will (Doug) and the late Johanna Robertson (Charles) and Peter Omeliantshchuk (Ruth). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Wednesday November 6th from 9:45am – 11:00am at Cross Roads Bible Church, 855 Old Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00 am with burial to follow in Forest Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Lydia’s memory to Grace City Church of Wissinoming,   6035 Walker St. Phila., PA 19135. 


Long-time Philadelphia resident, Mary Anna (Marie) Trapuzzano, 93, died Friday, November 1, 2019 while an inpatient at VITAS Hospice.Marie was born on July 26, 1926 to John and Mary Mancuso. She was the eldest of 4 children including sister Virginia (Jean) Trapuzzano; brother, Angelo (Monk) Mancuso (predeceased); and sister Arlene Faun.  In addition to raising her family, Marie worked full-time as a receptionist in the Radiology Department at Hahnemann Hospital. As her children were growing up, she enjoyed summer vacations at the Jersey shore, while later enjoying dancing and occasional trips to the casino. Throughout her life she loved being surrounded by family and friends. She welcomed everyone into her home, blessing them with her glowing smile, positive outlook, and warm hugs. She will be missed dearly by those whose lives she touched. She is survived by a loving family including two sons, Albert William Trapuzzano (spouse Nancy) and Gary Michael Trapuzzano (spouse Tracey); granddaughter, Jennifer Robinson; and step-grandson, Benjamin Oglensky.  The family would like to thank the staff at VITAS Hospice (1300 Wolf Street, Philadelphia) for their loving care of Marie. Family and friends are invited to attend her visitation and funeral on Friday November 15th from 10:00am – 11:00am at St. Richards Church 3010 South 18th Street Philadelphia PA 19145. There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am.


John Rodger Carbonaro, formerly of SW Phila, passed away on November    1st, 2019 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Carbonaro. Loving father of John P. Carbonaro. Step father of Gary Wainwright (Christine), Michael Wainwright and Jesse Wainwright (Nicole). Devoted grandfather of Gary, Cheyenne, Alyssa, Mackenzie, John Patrick, Rily, Bailey, Parker and Wyatt.  Great grandfather of DJ. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate John’s life on Wednesday November  6th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc.   6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). You may visit and comfort John’s family during the visitation from 9:30-11:00 am in the funeral home. There will be a Remembrance Service at  11:00am. John will be laid to rest, with his beloved wife Pat,  on Tuesday November 19th at 11:00AM in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd. Newtown, PA. If you plan on attending the services, please arrive at the cemetery at 10:45AM. 


Alexis Rodriguez, Jr. of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away tragically on October 29th, 2019, at the age of 23. Loving father of Delilah “Rosie”. Beloved son of Alexis and Jennifer Rodriguez. Brother of David Nieves, Lisanet Torres, Oddysie Rodriguez and Gianna Rodriguez.  Grandson of Zayda Rodriguez, Lino Rivera and Deborah Jackson. Sadly missed by the mother of his child, Felicia Raudenbush as well as many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday evening November 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be another viewing on Thursday morning in the funeral home again from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. 


Geraldine O’Neill, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on October 29th, 2019, at the age of 89. Loving mother of David Caltagirone, Rita Mott and the late Joseph Caltagirone. Also survived by 2 grandchildren, Rachel, Christine and Jimmy. At the request of Geraldine’s family, her funeral mass and services will be held in private. 


Myrtle Riordan, of Levittown PA, passed away October 28th, 2019 at the age of 81. Daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle Fitzgerald. Loving mother of James (Donna), Michael and the late Christina and Thomas. Beloved grandmother of 19 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 24 great-grandchildren. Sister of Bobby, Tucker, Christina and the late Harry. She will be missed dearly.


Ramonito Lantoria, of Roslyn, PA, passed away on October 25th, 2019, at the age of 68. Loving brother of Ellinore B. Lantoria, Juanito B. Lantoria, Elizabeth L. Rogge, Belinda L. Vanci and Estela Schwartz. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and his grandson, Jason. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Thursday October 31st, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00AM


Alvin Adam Thieroff, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on October 28th, 2019, at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Dorothy  Thieroff. Loving father of Stephen Thieroff (Christine), James Thieroff (Susan) and the late Frederick Thieroff and Thomas Thieroff.  Devoted grandfather of Emily, Kathrine, Alex, Aaron, Ashley, Adam, Jenna, Kelsi and Abby. Great grandfather of Harper, Rosie, Benjamin and Noah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday November 1st from 10:30AM to 12:00 noon at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts). There will be a Remembrance Service at  12:00 noon in the funeral home. Burial to follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.


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