Helen E. Burke Spinler, 52, of the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge, died Sept. 16 at Union Hospital, Union. Born in Jersey City, she resided in South Brunswick and South Amboy before moving to Laurence Harbor nine years ago. She was employed at Gund Inc., Edison. Prior to that, she worked at Tingley Rubber Corp., South Plainfield, for 24 years. She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Laurence Harbor, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was predeceased by her father, James Burke, in 1985. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Dustin Scott of Quakertown, Pa.; her mother, Pauline Burke of Laurence Harbor; her brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Patricia Burke of South Plainfield; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Catherine Burke of Laurence Harbor, and Marian and Peter Stamatis of Sayreville; and six nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Lawrence church. Interment was at Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy. Arrangements were by The Gundrum Service Home for Funerals, South Amboy.
James G. Varga
James G. Varga, 84, of North Brunswick died Sept. 7 in St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in New Brunswick, he resided in Old Bridge for 15 years before moving to North Brunswick in 1984. He was a machine operator at Permacel Tape Corp., North Brunswick, for 48 years, retiring in 1986. He was predeceased by a son, James A. Varga, in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Mondi Varga of North Brunswick; four sons, Richard Varga of Plainsboro, Wayne Varga of East Windsor, Thomas Varga of North Brunswick, and Anthony Varga of Merrimack, N.H.; and three grandchildren. Arrangements were by Selover Funeral Home, North Brunswick.
Joseph DeLouise Jr.
Joseph DeLouise Jr., 81, of Manalapan died Sept. 13 at The Manor, Freehold Township. Born in New Haven, Conn., he lived in Flushing and Whitestone, N.Y., before moving to Manalapan 28 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Manalapan. A World War II Army veteran, he was a film booker and buyer for General Cinema Theater before retiring, and a member of the Motion Picture Bookers Club of New York City. He is survived by his wife, Judith; a son, David of Manalapan; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth DeLouise and Brad Kollus of Monmouth Junction; two brothers, Edward and Raymond DeLouise, both of Conn.; and three sisters, Libertina Adams, Julie Diordano and Louise Leopold, all of Conn. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Thomas More Church, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold.
Rita Ragosa, 62, of Manalapan died Sept. 13 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Italy, she lived in Jersey City before moving to Manalapan 26 years ago. She was a communicant of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church in Manalapan. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugenio, in 2002. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Emilio and Maria Ragosa of Howell and David Ragosa and his fiancée, Maria, of Manalapan; two daughters and a son-in-law, Laura and Marc Steinberg of Spotswood, and Susanna Ragosa and her fiancé, Brett, of Manalapan; a brother, Emilio Granata of Jackson; five sisters, Maria Sellitto of Bayonne, Filomena Fasolino of Carlstadt, Angelina Marinelli of Bayonne, and Anna Fabbrocile and Gemma Costa, both of Jersey City; and three grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was held at St. Thomas More Church, Manalapan, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold.