Joseph Contala

Obituaries Joseph Contala

Mr. Contala, 85, of the Port Reading section of Woodbridge died March 27 at Rahway Hospital, Rahway. Born in Carteret, he resided in Port Reading for 80 years. Mr. Contala served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 288, in Fort Hancock. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Merchant Marines for many years. Mr. Contala was employed as an electrician with M.T., Carteret, and Hatfield and Co., Linden, before retiring two years ago. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Port Reading, and a member and past financial secretary of the Slovak Catholic School of Carteret. Mr. Contala was a coordinator for the annual Slovak Heritage Festivals at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel. He enjoyed reading, traveled the world, visiting six continents, and spoke several languages. Mr. Contala was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Michelene "Maggie" Coppola Contala in 1998; a son, Ralph in 1950; his parents, Paul and Augusta Veselowski Cuntala; and a brother, Victor Cuntala. He is survived by a daughter, Michele Andrea Contala of Woodbridge; a son, Joseph Paul Contala of Boynton Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Anna C. Hulak of Holmdel, Augusta C. James of Salinas, Calif., and Theresa B. McGuinn of Avenel; three brothers, Bernard A. Cuntala of Port Reading, Paul Cuntala of Mount Dora, Fla., and Augustine Cuntala of Port Reading. Arrangements were made by the Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, Woodbridge. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Port Reading, followed by interment at St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.

Paul F. Corrente

Mr. Corrente, 89, of the Parlin section of Sayreville died March 20 in The Manor, Freehold Township. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn DiRubbio Corrente; two daughters, Marie Tennariello of Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Paula Farrington of Edison; two broth­ers, Edward Corrente of Port Washington, N.Y., and Anthony Corrente of Ozone Park, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A service was held at St. Bernadette’s Church, Parlin section of Old Bridge. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.

Aleksandra Osipow Cheremisofa

Mrs. Cheremisofa, 106, of Edison died March 26 at home. She was born in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951, residing in Edison. Mrs. Cheremisofa was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River. She was predeceased by her two husbands, Karol Kuzmierski in 1954 and Pe­ter Cheremisofa in 1979. Mrs. Cheremisofa is survived by her two daughters, Olga Sliski of Edison, and Rosa Kolaczyk of Poland; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Rezem Funeral Home, East Brunswick. Burial was held at the Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.

Evelyn A. Goetze King

Mrs. King, 79, of Keyport died March 23 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Newark, she resided in Edison for 40 years before moving to Keyport four years ago. Mrs. King was employed in sales at Mandee’s, Edison, for 15 years, retiring in 1995. She was a communicant of Jesus the Lord Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter J. King Sr., in 1979. Mrs. King is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Cote-King of Keyport; two sons, Peter J. King Jr. of Seffner, Fla., and Timothy P. King of Keyport; a brother, Thomas Norman of Medford; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Jesus the Lord Church. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to the New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped, 2300 Stuyvesant Ave., Trenton 08618.