|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1945, France|
WOODBRIDGE - The war death toll in the Township continued to grow this week as four more names were added to make a total of 93 men, who have died in the service of their country.
S/Sgt. Ralph V. Favale, son of Michael Favale, was killed on January 9, somewhere in France. As he was a member of the National Guard he was inducted into the regular Army with the first contingent to leave Woodbridge. His mother died a short time ago.
He went overseas some time in Aug., 1944. The Port Reading man wrote home recently describing a close call he had. He said he was bending over, digging a foxhole when a mortar fragment clipped a neat little path through the back of his helmet and ripped his shirt right off his back without even scratthng him.
A mass for the repose of his soul will be sung February 9 at 10:00 A.M., at St. Anthony's Church by Rev. Fucci, former pastor, and close friend, of the deceased.
Sgt. Favale is the nephew of James Catano, well-known Sewaren resident and Pasquale Montazzoli, Green Street shoemaker.
Article can be found in Fords Beacon, February 1, 1945, page 1
Angelina E. Mucciarello Favale (1883 - 1941)
Note: Entered the Service from New Jersey.
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement des Vosges
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