Obituaries

Doris Hennen
B: 1927-12-20
D: 2017-07-21
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Hennen, Doris
Linda Hartley
D: 2017-07-20
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Hartley, Linda
Polly Kochin
B: 1917-10-26
D: 2017-07-19
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Kochin, Polly
Yun Chang
B: 1919-03-15
D: 2017-07-18
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Chang, Yun
John Allen
B: 1930-04-09
D: 2017-07-16
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Allen, John
Ann Brady
B: 1951-10-23
D: 2017-07-11
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Brady, Ann
Rachele Burchell
B: 1942-11-08
D: 2017-07-09
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Burchell, Rachele
Carol Blanchfield
B: 1944-12-28
D: 2017-07-08
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Blanchfield, Carol
James Ruitenberg
B: 1927-09-11
D: 2017-07-08
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Ruitenberg, James
Martin Schottanes
B: 1929-06-15
D: 2017-06-25
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Schottanes, Martin
Jan Karwowski
B: 1940-11-15
D: 2017-06-18
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Karwowski, Jan
Elisabeth Abridello
B: 1943-10-14
D: 2017-06-18
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Abridello, Elisabeth
Lillian Collins
B: 1927-05-22
D: 2017-06-13
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Collins, Lillian
Peter Testaverde
B: 1947-07-30
D: 2017-06-13
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Testaverde, Peter
Michael Decker
B: 1973-11-19
D: 2017-06-12
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Decker, Michael
Russell Termine
B: 1940-05-18
D: 2017-06-12
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Termine, Russell
Mary Schifferdecker
B: 1924-11-16
D: 2017-06-04
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Schifferdecker, Mary
Dorothea Elvin
B: 1928-02-24
D: 2017-06-04
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Elvin, Dorothea
Gloria Acker
B: 1956-08-11
D: 2017-05-26
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Acker, Gloria
Marie Teitsma
B: 1926-02-08
D: 2017-05-22
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Teitsma, Marie
Anna Portella
B: 1926-04-15
D: 2017-05-17
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Portella, Anna

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Denise Donnelly, Funeral Assistant
Email: Denise@vpmemorial.com

Denise was born in 1959 to Henry and Joan (nee Pezzano) Dellanno.

A graduate of St. Michael’s School in Paterson, Pope Paul VI High School in
Clifton and Felician College in Lodi, Denise has been a faithful employee of
the Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home since 2000.

Denise has lived in North Haledon for over 30 years where she raised her family with her husband James “Jim” Donnelly. She has three children; Patrick, Katelyn and James Jr. “Jimmy”Donnelly. An enthusiastic “Dog Lover” she has two Jack Russell’s, Oliver and Lilly.

Over the years she has been an active member of her community. Serving as Treasurer and Vice-President of the North Haledon PTO and on the Board of the Municipal Alliance. She is a parishioner of Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church
in Franklin Lakes.

Denise is known for her compassion and dedication when serving our families in their time of need. There is not a time when she is called upon that she is not willing or able to help in any way that she can to further serve our families.

Betty Dykman, Door Attendant

of Wyckoff

Patricia DiLullo-Vogel, Door Attendant

of Hawthorne

Jim Lodema, Door Attendant

of North Haledon

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