John Spinello, a former Hudson County Freeholder, passed away on December 16. He was 73. A U.S. Navy veteran, Spinello was elected freeholder in 1981 and served one three-years term representing Jersey City. His son, John, was the director of the Authorities Unit under Gov. Chris Christie, and his daughter, Mary Paretti, is a former Jersey City Ward B councilwoman.
Jack Byrne, a former Ringwood councilman, passed away on December 16. He was 73.
Bertha Bell, a member of the Bellmawr Democratic Club, died on December 16. She was 81.