Addonizio, Hugh Joseph b. January 31, 1914 d. February 2, 1981 US Congressman. A World War II United States Army veteran, he was elected as a Democrat to represent New Jersey's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives, in 1948, defeating incumbent Republican Congressman Frank Sundstrom for the seat. He served from 1949 until 1962, when he resigned to run for Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Elected to that office, he served as the Mayor of Newark from 1962 until he...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Borino-Quinn, Denise b. January 6, 1964 d. October 27, 2010 Actress. She portrayed overweight mob wife Ginny Sacramone in the hit HBO series "The Sopranos" from 2001 until its conclusion in 2007. A graduate of West Essex High School, she was a legal assistant in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who accompanied a childhood friend to an open casting call for the successful Mafia-themed show; to her suprise, she got the part of "Ginny Sack" herself and went on to make her character a popular one. Borino-Quinn appeared in 17 episodes, with number 43 in 2002 being...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Carroll, Owen Thomas 'Ownie' b. November 11, 1902 d. June 8, 1975 Major League Baseball Player. He was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers where he went 37-46 in five seasons from 1925 to 1930. In midseason, he was traded to the New York Yankees and later purchased by the Cincinnati Reds where he stayed through 1932. He played two more years with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In his nine year career, he went 64-90. (Bio by: Robert) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Franconero, George b. 1940 d. 1981 Franconero was gunned down in a Mob hit in front of his home in North Caldwell,New Jersey on March 6,1981. Franconero was a disbarred lawyer and at the time of his death was cooperating with federal authorities against organized crime figures. Franconero is the brother of singer Connie Francis. Cause of death: Murdered by gunshot Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Mottola, Tony b. April 18, 1918 d. August 9, 2004 Musician. Born in Kearny, New Jersey, for over five decades he was jazz guitarist best known for his extensive solo and session work. He began playing guitar at the age of nine, and after graduating from high toured with George Hall's orchestra. In 1941, he was hired by the CBS radio studio orchestra, performing behind everyone from Perry Como to Frank Sinatra. During the 1950s and 1960s, he recorded for three different labels and wrote musical scores for the television series "Danger". He also...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Quinlan, Karen Ann b. March 29, 1954 d. June 11, 1985 Karen Ann Quinlan fell into a coma in April 1975, allegedly after mixing drugs and alcohol at a party. After she had been on a respirator and a feeding tube for about a year, her family asked hospital authorities to remove her from life support; the hospital refused. Her case was one of the first to call attention to the "right to die" debate nationally. The Quinlans were finally granted permission from the New Jersey Supreme Court to remove Karen from life support in 1976; amazingly, she...[Read More] (Bio by: Joel Manuel) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Russo, John b. January 4, 1909 d. December 2, 1978 His nickname was Big Pussy and he was a powerful and respected member of the Genovese Organized Crime Family. New Jersey was the base of his operations all his life. His younger brother Anthony, who was a Captain in the Genovese Family, was nicknamed Little Pussy. During the 1960s, FBI wiretaps overheard New Jersey mobsters telling the story of how the Russo brothers earned their nicknames. It was said that when the two were young they would burglarize houses and be "as quiet as cats." John...[Read More] Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Section 30, Range J, Grave 83.
Tripucka, Frank b. December 8, 1927 d. September 12, 2013 Professional Football Player. For fifteen seasons (1949 to 1963), he played at the quarterback position in the National, Canadian and American Football Leagues with the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals, Dallas Texans, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Ottawa Rough Riders and Denver Broncos. He may perhaps be best remembered for having the distinction of being the first starting quarterback in Denver Broncos' history. Born Francis Joseph Tripucka, his initial mark on the gridiron was felt during his...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey, USA Plot: Entombment