Chrisler Brisseau, of the Olney section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 25th, 2021, at age 71. Loving father of Chrislene, Wilherm, Dikson, Judith, Dickens, Corey and Steven. Sadly missed by many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Beloved companion of Marie Loiseau. Brother of Wesley, Margaret and Carline. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday October 8th, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc., 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135.  


Joseph H. Pauly “Joe”, of Northeast Philadelphia, formerly of Frackville, PA, passed away on September 26th, 2021, at age 90. Loving father of Bettyanne Pauly, Maureen Thum and Kassy Pauly. Devoted pop-pop of Joseph Ryan Thum (Aubrey Sentman) and Anna Claire Thum. Sadly missed missed by nieces, nephews and all of his close friends at Gloria Dei Estates. “Good bye Dad…I hope that it is everything you believed it would be” Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass on Thursday, October 7th, at 10:00am in St. Cecilia RC Church (535 Rhawn St. Phila. PA 19111). Burial will be held in private by his family.  


George Christian Jr., of North Philadelphia, suddenly passed away September 21st, 2021 at the age of 28. Beloved son of Sonia Valentine and Jorge Christian. Loving brother of James Pedraza Jr. (Kayla), Jasmine Pedraza, Sarah E. Compra, Clarimill Christian, Christina Christian and Carmen Lissette Christian. Nephew of Milton Valentine (Evette), Ismael Garcia (Cindy), Marcos Gonzalez (Luz), Marty, Yolanda, Tina, Magna Luz Christian, Luis Armando Christian (Anita) and Sybia Bernard Christian. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate George’s life on Monday October 4th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila, PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort George’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM to 11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. 


John M. McGinley, of the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 23rd, 2021, at age 62. Loving father of Candace Scheiblein (Chris). Devoted grandfather of Dominic Scheiblein. Sadly missed by his loving girlfriend, Lenore Wiles, his two sisters, Linda Cohen (the late Chris) and Kelly McGinley, as well as many nephews, great nieces and great nephews. John will be greatly missed by all who loved him. There will be no public services as John’s wishes were to be cremated. At a later date his cremated remains will be scattered off the coast of California, in the Pacific Ocean. 


Marie T. Bavier (nee Dean), of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on September 24th, 2021, at age 97. Predeceased by her husband,  Andrew F. Polovoy. Loving mother of Andrew Polovoy, Joseph Polovoy (Lynn), Theresa Rosengarten (Gary) and the late Edward Polovoy. Sadly missed by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two great great grandchildren as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased  by 14 brothers and sisters.  Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Friday, October 1st from 9:30am – 10:30 am in St. Jerome RC Church, (8100 Colfax St. Phila., Pa 19136). There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of  flowers please consider donations in Marie’s memory to American Cancer Society. Click Here To Donate


Matthew A. Rajczyk, formerly of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 16th, 2021, at age age of 81. He is survived by his son, Matthew L. Rajczyk as well as his sister, Mary Kulikowski. Predeceased by his mother, Helen Kaszupski and his sister, Helen Louden. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Tuesday, September 28th, from 10:00am – 11:00am at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) There will be a Prayer Service at 11:00am with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. 


Raymond J. Muraresku, “Rick”, of Northeast Philadelphia,  passed away on September 20th, 2021, at age 71. Survived in death by his parents Charles and Dorothy Muraresku. Brother of Charles (Elaine) Muraresku, Eileen Hartman (the late Robert), Donna (Rick) Connor and the late Dorothy McKee (Ed). Loving father of Jonathan, Brian (Pilar) and Michael (Colleen). Beloved grandfather to Maci, Christian, Sydney, Julieta, Alexa, and the late Gabriel and Dean. Sadly missed by his longtime friend and caregiver, Linda Montayne as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Raymond coached youth sports for years with the Bustleton Bengals Organization. He was an avid Flyers and Phillies fan and lifelong Mummer who was the former president of the During String Band.  Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial gathering on Saturday, October 16th from 10:00am – 11:00am in Sacred Heart RC Church, 103 4th St. Riverton NJ, 08077. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am  


Louis J. Lepore, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away September 17th, 2021 at the age of 75. Son of the late Joseph and Isabella Lepore. Beloved husband of the late Janice Lepore. Loving father of Heather Peifer and grandfather of Michael Sean Peifer. Services for Louis will be held privately by his family. Please keep them in your prayers. Thank you.


Joseph M. Doyle, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away on September 19th, 2021, at age 80. Beloved husband of Kathleen (née Aiken). Loving father of Kathleen Bennett (Eric), Susan Finn (Richard), Maureen Frank (Patrick), Mary Jo Nucera (Anthony) and Joseph M. Doyle, Jr. (Heather). Devoted grandpop of Brittany, Maggie, Hannah, Emma, Elizabeth, Meghan, Abigail, Alexander, Ashley, Ean, Ryan, Joseph, III, Daniel, Greyson and Krew. Brother of Rosemary McFetridge (the late George), Bernadette Smedile (Michael) and the late Jerome Doyle (the late Nancy), James Doyle, Dennis Doyle (Joanne). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Friday, September 24th, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am in St. Timothy RC Church, 3001 Levick St. Phila., PA 19149. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30 am. Burial will be held at a later date. Please omit flowers and consider donations in Joe’ s memory to St. Timothy Church, at the address listed above. 


Marie Morano, of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away September 15th, 2021 at the age of 68. Beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Morano. Loving mother of Tracy Henwood (Shawn), Marie Morano and Sean Morano. Devoted grandmother of Nicholas, Christopher, Aniyah, Heaven, Kayden, Sean, Ameen and Nadira. Great-grandmother of  Amelia, Ava and Lucas. Sister of Barbara Strouse, Jo-Ann Hibbs, Kathy Morano, Lillian Lawlor (Tim) as well as the late Florence Demuro, Joseph Morano and Lawrence Morano. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. All are invited to celebrate Marie’s life on Wednesday September 22nd at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Marie’s family during the viewing from 9:30-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. There will be no cemetery that day as Marie’s wishes were to be cremated. Please keep the family in your prayers. Thank you. 


Thomas R. Henderson, formerly of Northeast Philadelphia, originally from “”Devil’s Pocket”, passed away on September 13th, 2021, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family,  at age 86. Tom was a devoted family man and father who worked as an elevator mechanic in Local #5 for over 30 years. Tom’s devotion to the game of basketball allowed him to be recognized in the Philadelphia Old Timers Hall of Fame in 1998. Tom was also inducted into the Southeast Catholic Basketball Hall of Fame. Tom shared his talents while coaching both grade school and high school CYO basketball. Beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Barrett). Loving father of Thomas R. Henderson, Lynn Ford (Dave), Missy Quinn (Paul) and John Henderson. Devoted Poppie of Tara (Brendan), Kevin (Mariah), Madison, Jordan, Paul, Meghan, Jada, JJ and Cole. G-Poppie of Declan and Teagan. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing and funeral on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00-10:30am in St. Jerome RC Church (Stamford & Colfax Sts) There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Tom’s memory to either Coaches for Cancer c/o Bill Campo, 428 Center St. North Wales, PA 19454 or Helen’s Angels Inc. PO Box 15953, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Robert R. Reardon Jr., of Bensalem PA, passed away August 28th, 2021 at the age of 58. Loving son of the late Robert and Marcia Reardon. Beloved brother of Patti Bent (William), Bob Reardon, Todd Reardon (Kathleen) and the late Donna Reardon. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Robert’s life on Saturday September 25th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Robert’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a Words of Remembrance service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Please keep the family in your prayers. Thank you.


Dave Lucas Gabourel, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Saturday August 28th, 2021, at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. He was 68. Born in Dangriga, Belize, he was the son of the late Lloyd Gabourel and Lucia Lucas Franzua. He was a 1972 graduate of Lincoln High School in Jersey City, NJ.  A U. S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Mr. Gabourel attained the rank of Seaman. He was employed as a technician for ADT for over 20 years. Proceeding this, he was employed at the Wiz for 6 years where he later retired in 2011. Dave leaves behind to cherish his loving memory: his sisters Theresa, Porphelia and Christine Gabourel; three beloved children: Damian Gabourel and spouse, Gabrielle Gabourel-Taylor and spouse and Abigail Gabourel. He also leaves behind one granddaughter, Brooklyn Taylor. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. All are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Dave’s life on Thursday September 16th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ae. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Dave’s family during the viewing from 11:30AM-12:00PM. There will be a service in the funeral home from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Burial with Military Honors to follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery. 

Irene J. Piecyk (nee Strasser) passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Holy Redeemer Hospital at the age of 90.  She was born on September 2, 1931, and was the beloved wife of the late WWII Navy Veteran, Francis J. Piecyk, for 49 years.  Irene was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Obermeier) Strasser and loving sister of the late Kay Kersch (Joe) and Mary Rohrbacher (Steve).  She was a devoted and loving mother to her six children:  Frank (Marian), Theresa Umlauft (late Kenneth), Anne Carolfi (Angelo), Tom (Mary), Joan Otto (Bob), and Michael (Sharon).  Irene’s selfless life centered on her family and deep Catholic faith.  She will be truly missed by her children, 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and several generations of nieces and nephews.
Irene was a 1949 graduate of Hallahan High School and a longtime resident of the Wissinoming Park area of Philadelphia and a parishioner at Saint Bartholomew Church.  On her way to work as a clerk-stenographer at Frankford Arsenal, she met her loving husband on the trolley.  She later became a full time homemaker instilling a strong work ethic and Catholic values in her children.
Irene was happiest spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren during family celebrations and extended visits.  She enjoyed spending time with them just delighting in the beauty of nature in their back yards. Irene also loved taking family pictures and especially liked taking nature walks with her children and grandchildren in the hope of spotting a graceful white-tailed deer.  During Irene’s final two years, she had the joy of living with her loving daughter, Joan, and her husband, Bob, who welcomed her into their home.  Content with one of Joan’s purring cats by her side, Irene continued to enjoy solving cryptograms and word search puzzles, reading mystery novels, watching classic movies, and observing the colorful flowers, chirping birds, and peaceful deer in Joan and Bob’s yard.  Irene’s Miraculous Medal, rosary, and wedding and engagement rings were her treasures.  Her rosary was in her hand every morning and evening, always praying for her family and anyone in need.  Please say a prayer and extend a word or act of kindness in memory of Irene’s generous, cheerful, and gentle nature. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, from 9:30 – 10:30 am in St. Albert the Great RC Church, 212 Welsh Rd. Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. There will be a funeral mass at 10:30am with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.  

 


Blanca Deynes, of North Philadelphia, passed away September 11th at the age of 76. Beloved mother of Angel Deynes Jr. Loving sister of Elizabeth. Loving aunt of Emily, Madeline and Robert as well as several other nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her great nieces and nephews Xiannie, Henry Jr., Natalie and Lillie. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Blanca’s life on Monday September 20th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Blanca’s family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a prayer service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Burial to follow in Greenmount Cemetery.


Gail Paula Githens, of the Tacony/Mayfair section of Philadelphia, passed away September 5th, 2021 at the age of 79. Beloved sister of Gwen DiFolorio and Kenneth P. Githens Jr. (Ellen). She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Gail’s life on Friday September 17th at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts) You may visit and comfort Gail’s family during the visitation from 9:30AM-11:00AM. There will be a service in the funeral home at 11:00AM. Please keep the family in your prayers. Thank you.


Kathleen Brodbine (nee Sharkey), passed away peacefully at her home September 10th, 2021 at the age of 96. longtime resident of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, formerly of Swampoodle, Kathleen was a graduate of Hallahan High School, class of 1943. Beloved wife of the late George Brodbine. Daughter of the late Annie and Patrick Sharkey. Loving sister of Peggy McGee (the late Franny) and predeceased by Hughie Sharkey (Anne), Susan Sharkey, Marie Handzus (Johnny), Helen Dougherty (Johnny) and Nancy Kilroy (Paddy).   Loving aunt to many nieces & nephews.  Kathleen is also survived by Edmond, Mary Lou, Eamon and Rhiannon Brodbine. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Kathleen’s life on Saturday September 18th at St. Matthew’s R.C. Church (3000 Cottman Ave.) You may visit and comfort Kathleen’s family during the viewing from 9:15AM-10:15AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Kathleen’s memory to the Smile Train Click Here or to Shoes That Fit Click Here.

Nunzia Azzara (nee Caruso) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family,  on September 6th, 2021, at age 84.  Beloved wife of Ignazio Azzara. Loving mother of Nicola Azzara (Michele) and Salvatore Azzara (Victoria). Beloved nonna of Nicholas, Jason, Brian, Salvatore and Victoria. Sadly missed by her siblings, Biagio Caruso (Nunziata), Angela Camano (the late Thomas), Nicola Caruso (Manuela), Placido Caruso (Nunziatina), Antonino Caruso (Lucia), Vincenza DiGregorio (Nello). Preceded in death by her parents, Nunziata and Salvatore Caruso. Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing and funeral on Wednesday, September 15th from 9:00am – 10:00am in Maternity BVM Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave. Phila., PA 19115. There will be a funeral mass at 10:00am with burial to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Please omit flowers and make donations in Nunzia’s memory to Holy Redeemer Hospice. Donate Here 


Mary McGovern, of the Holmesburg section of Philadelphia, passed away September 7th, 2021 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late James McGovern. Loving mother of Jerry McGovern (Joyce), Michael McGovern (Grace) and the late Mark McGovern. Devoted mom-mom of Kelly McGovern (Scott), Katie McGovern (Jeff), Sean McGovern (Moria), Kevin McGovern (Laura), Lauren McGovern (Sean), Meghan McGovern (Ryan) and James McGovern. Great mom-mom of Genevieve, Gabriel, Maeve, Declan, Logan and Sawyer. Sister of the late Dolores Johnson. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Mary’s life on Saturday September 11th at St. Bernard’s Church (7341 Cottage St. Phila., PA 19136) You may visit and comfort Mary’s family during the viewing from 9:15AM-10:00AM. There will be a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM. Burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery. Please keep the family in your prayers. Thank you. 


Delores M. Kliniewski (nee Little), of the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, formerly of Harrowgate, passed away September 3rd, 2021, at the age of 77. Daughter of the late Doris and Arthur Rohm. Beloved wife of Stanley Kliniewski. Loving mother of Larry Little Jr. (Gloria), Jimmy Little (Lori), Cindy Little, Terrie Little and the late Joey Little. Devoted grandmother of Samantha, Larry III, James Jr., Stacey, Courtney, Doug, Danielle, Bailie and Christopher. Great grandmother of Yaslynn, Matthew, Payton, Brynlee and James III. Sister of the late Thomas Rohm. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to gather, remember and celebrate Delores’ life on Monday, September 13th, at McCafferty Funeral & Cremation Inc. 6711 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19135 (between Unruh & Knorr Sts.) You may visit and comfort Delores’ family during the viewing from 9:30AM-11:00AM. Words of Remembrance service at 11:00AM in the funeral home. There will be no cemetery that day as Delores’ wishes were to be cremated.