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Ingrid V. Lee, 61, Verona, NJ and Hallstead, PA died Saturday, November 23, 2002 at the Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, NJ.

She was the wife of the late Donald H. Lee; mother of Diane E. Monteforte, Carol Lee Cundey, and Donald P. Lee; daughter of Johanna and the late Richard Volland; grandmother of Jimmy and Megan Monteforte; dear neighbor and friend to many.

She was born in Forcheim, Germany. She came to the United States in 1950 and lived in Upper Montclair, NJ, prior to moving to Verona 40 years ago. Mrs. Lee was the head bookkeeper at the Cedar Grove Board of Education for the past 15 years. Previously, she was a payroll clerk for the Township of Cedar Grove for 15 years. She is a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Verona Ambulance Unit.

A Funeral Mass was offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona.

Memorial donations may be made to the Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044.


Gloria J. Follette, 58, Scranton, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 after a short illness.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; one daughter; two grandsons; two sisters, Alberta Marvin and Arlene Follette; two brothers, Kenneth and Francis Follette; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Harley and Hazle Follette; two brothers, Raymond and Frederick Follette; one sister, Wilma Follette.

A memorial was held on November 29 in Scranton.


Nicholas Joseph Plutino, 68, a five-year resident of Poughquag, NY, formerly of Yonkers, NY and Susquehanna, PA, died Friday, November 22, 2002.

Mr. Plutino retired as a machinist for Otis Elevators in Yonkers, NY and as the warehouse manager for John Brandi and company in White Plains, NY. He was currently employed as a bartender for Homefield Bowl in Yonkers.

An avid golfer and bowler, he was also a New York Rangers fan. He was a member of St. Columba Church in Hopewell Junction and served in the US Army.

Born on August 11, 1934 in Long Eddy, NY, he was the son of Anthony Nicholas and Isabelle Gorton Plutino. On July 11, 1954, he married Ann Failey at St. Mary’s Church in Yonkers. Mrs. Plutino survives at home.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony Nicholas Plutino and his wife, Catherine, Millstone, NJ and Michael James Plutino, Miami Beach, Florida; a daughter, Susan Ann Wynne and her husband, Michael, Hopewell Junction; grandchildren, Kristine Ann and Brian Tanner Plutino, Danielle Nicole and Nicholas James Wynne; sisters, Ann Binder, Mary Gow, Lillian Klym, Jane Collier and Linda Norris, Susquehanna; a brother, Paul Plutino, Palermo, California.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph, Alexander and Ernest Plutino.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered from St. Columba Church, Hopewell Junction. Interment, with military honors, followed in St. Denis Cemetery, Hopewell Junction.


Alphonse "Puff" J. Parrillo, 85, Kirkwood, NY, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2002, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY, after an illness.

He was born in Susquehanna, PA, the son of the late Joseph and Angela (Cillo) Parrillo.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Alice Finch Parrillo; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Regina Parrillo, Johnson City, NY; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, P. J. and Mary Parrillo, Great Bend, PA, Louis Parrillo, Susquehanna; Albert and Katie Parrillo, Philadelphia, Danny Parrillo, Corning, NY; one sister, Emma Fabian, Florida; three very special grandchildren, Jamie Lynn, Elizabeth and Joseph Parrillo; three brothers-in-law, John and Diane Finch, Robert and Darlene Finch, Richard and Emily Finch; three sisters-in-law, Betty and John Shantillo, Jean Finch, Marjorie Finch; special cousin, L. J. Parrillo; nieces, nephews.

He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during World War II in the European Theater. He was retired from the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, where he worked for over 35 years. He was a member of St. Lawrence Church, Great Bend, and the VFW of Great Bend.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna, and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, Great Bend, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by the Rev. Louis Kaminski. The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Puff has requested memorial contributions be made to the Caring Café, Great Bend, PA; or to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospice Unit, Binghamton, NY

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