Obituaries

Mercy Sister Annette Duignan, 78

Mercy Sister Annette Duignan, 78, who served both the Diocese of Metuchen and the Diocese of Trenton in numerous capacities, died peacefully Feb. 3 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung. Sister Annette was born in Trenton, where she attended … Continue reading

Myron E. Brower

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at St. Bartholomew Church, East Brunswick, for Myron E. Brower, father of Lori Albanese, chancellor of the diocese. Mr. Brower, a communicant at St. Bartholomew Parish, died Jan. 20 at St. Peter’s University … Continue reading

Simone A. “Cy” Vashon

Simone A. “Cy” Vashon , the mother of Msgr. Randall J. Vashon, pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Annandale, died peacefully Oct. 22 at Woodlands Assisted Living in Hallowell, Maine, at the age of 90. A funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 24, … Continue reading

Michael G. Lynch

Michael G. Lynch, 65, of Iselin died Aug. 27 at the Lyons Campus of the New Jersey VA Hospital System. He was the husband of Joyce Liska Lynch, executive assistant to Bishop Paul G. Bootkoski. Born in Boston to the … Continue reading

Father Gerald Browne

Father Gerald Browne, long-time pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Carteret, died, August 23. Father Browne’s body will be received by Rev. Msgr. Robert Zamorski at 2 p.m. at Divine Mercy Parish (Sacred Heart of Jesus Church), Carteret, on Monday, August 26.  Public visitation … Continue reading

Mercy Sister Edwarda Barry, 89

Mercy Sister Edwarda Barry, 89, died July 20 at McAuley Hall Health Care Center, Watchung. Sister Edwarda was born in Trenton, where she attended Blessed Sacrament Grammar School and Cathedral High School. After entering the Sisters of Mercy in 1942, … Continue reading