Frank Righetti, a North Plainfield Councilman for 17 years, died on July 29. He was 78. Righetti was first appointed in 2000 to fill James Testa’s vacant seat.
Joseph Viviani, a former New Jersey Assistant Commissioner of Labor, died on July 29. He was 93. Viviani worked at the state Department of Labor Industry from 1956 until his retirement in 1984. He held several positions, including director of the Unemployment Insurance Benefits Office,
Donna Romano, a Democratic County Committeewoman in Edison for 14 years, died on July 28. She was 67.
Allen Haller, a former member of the Lakewood Board of Education, died on July 24. He was 75. Haller served on the Lakewood Housing Commission and the Shade Tree Commission.
Chappy Thatcher, who worked in the Carteret Office of the Disabled, died on July 28. He was 72. Thatcher was a U.S. Air Force veteran.