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James W Conroy Funeral Home

2456 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 756-2800
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2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Longtime Dunellen mayor lived life full of accomplishments - MyCentralJersey.com

Monday, October 10, 2016

His viewing was held on Friday at the Mundy Funeral Home in Dunellen. A service will be held Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by the funeral at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.OBITUARY: Lawrence Anzovino, 89, former Dunellen mayorREAD: Spotswood mayor safe after Hurricane Matthew hits BahamasREAD: Middlesex Borough police join nationwide effortAnzovino was always known for his artistic abilities.He attended duCret School of Art in Plainfield, and worked at multiple graphic design and printing companies after graduating from Dunellen High School and joining the United States Navy.He was also skilled in calligraphy."He used to make plaques out of wood, and painted them himself," Dunellen Mayor Robert Seader said. "You go to any mayor in the state, any assemblyman or senator that's been around, and they'll have a plaque hanging in their office from Larry Anzovino."Anzovino also once drew a "portrait of President Kennedy himself in pencil, and it was displayed for a time in the White House," according to his obituary.William Robins, Dunellen township administrator, remembers Anzovino as being "jovial, convivial, friendly, outgoing," and also concerned for the welfare of other people.Robins used to work as the library director for the Dunellen Free Public Library, which Anzovino was instrumental in obtaining the grant to start."The library is very important," Robins said. "I call it the gem of the town."As mayor, Anzovino never missed a library board meeting, Robins recalled.The former mayor also was musically inclined and an accomplished pianist, according to his obituary."After delivering hot dogs to poll workers during long election nights, Larry would stroll over to a piano, entertaining and impressing all with his unique version of 'Only You' or the 'Warsaw Concerto,'" his obituary said, referring to him by his nickname, Larry.He also volunteered as a firefighter and was on the rescue squad."He was a great guy," Seader said, adding that he remembers Anzovino always being dedicated to his work.He had a zest for life, too, according to his obituary."A man of vitality, kindness and a great sense of humor, he had a love of people, always making them laugh and reaching their hearts with his warmth and compassion," his obituary said. "He was a fierce believer in volunteer service. He gave everything he had to the town he loved, and he will be deeply missed."Robins remembered Anzovino as earnestly tending to the residents of Dunellen."He took of the care of the people," Robins said of the longtime mayor, adding that he will always remember him as a "dedicated public servant.""He was a wonderful role mode...

Kathleen Hoskins Smith - The Wilson Times (subscription)

Monday, August 01, 2016

Fund, 1407 Forest Hills Road NW, Wilson, NC 27896-1576.Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N, Wilson, 237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.Harvis Lee EdwardsSOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.— Harvis Lee Edwards, 79, of South Plainfield, New Jersey, passed away on July 30, 2016.Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.All condolences may be posted to www.stevensfamilyfuneralhome.com or faxed to 252-991-5849.THE WILSON TIMES publishes brief death notices at no charge. Full obituaries are published on a paid basis. The obituary deadline is 4 p.m. the day before the obituary is to be published. Contact Lori Parrish at 265-7816 with questions.

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Longtime Dunellen mayor lived life full of accomplishments - MyCentralJersey.com

Monday, October 10, 2016

His viewing was held on Friday at the Mundy Funeral Home in Dunellen. A service will be held Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by the funeral at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.OBITUARY: Lawrence Anzovino, 89, former Dunellen mayorREAD: Spotswood mayor safe after Hurricane Matthew hits BahamasREAD: Middlesex Borough police join nationwide effortAnzovino was always known for his artistic abilities.He attended duCret School of Art in Plainfield, and worked at multiple graphic design and printing companies after graduating from Dunellen High School and joining the United States Navy.He was also skilled in calligraphy."He used to make plaques out of wood, and painted them himself," Dunellen Mayor Robert Seader said. "You go to any mayor in the state, any assemblyman or senator that's been around, and they'll have a plaque hanging in their office from Larry Anzovino."Anzovino also once drew a "portrait of President Kennedy himself in pencil, and it was displayed for a time in the White House," according to his obituary.William Robins, Dunellen township administrator, remembers Anzovino as being "jovial, convivial, friendly, outgoing," and also concerned for the welfare of other people.Robins used to work as the library director for the Dunellen Free Public Library, which Anzovino was instrumental in obtaining the grant to start."The library is very important," Robins said. "I call it the gem of the town."As mayor, Anzovino never missed a library board meeting, Robins recalled.The former mayor also was musically inclined and an accomplished pianist, according to his obituary."After delivering hot dogs to poll workers during long election nights, Larry would stroll over to a piano, entertaining and impressing all with his unique version of 'Only You' or the 'Warsaw Concerto,'" his obituary said, referring to him by his nickname, Larry.He also volunteered as a firefighter and was on the rescue squad."He was a great guy," Seader said, adding that he remembers Anzovino always being dedicated to his work.He had a zest for life, too, according to his obituary."A man of vitality, kindness and a great sense of humor, he had a love of people, always making them laugh and reaching their hearts with his warmth and compassion," his obituary said. "He was a fierce believer in volunteer service. He gave everything he had to the town he loved, and he will be deeply missed."Robins remembered Anzovino as earnestly tending to the residents of Dunellen."He took of the care of the people," Robins said of the longtime mayor, adding that he will always remember him as a "dedicated public servant.""He was a wonderful role mode...

Kathleen Hoskins Smith - The Wilson Times (subscription)

Monday, August 01, 2016

Fund, 1407 Forest Hills Road NW, Wilson, NC 27896-1576.Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N, Wilson, 237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.Harvis Lee EdwardsSOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.— Harvis Lee Edwards, 79, of South Plainfield, New Jersey, passed away on July 30, 2016.Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Wilson.All condolences may be posted to www.stevensfamilyfuneralhome.com or faxed to 252-991-5849.THE WILSON TIMES publishes brief death notices at no charge. Full obituaries are published on a paid basis. The obituary deadline is 4 p.m. the day before the obituary is to be published. Contact Lori Parrish at 265-7816 with questions.