Geraldine Carroll, the mother of civic leader Salena Lesniak and the mother-in-law of former State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, passed away on January 28.
Joseph Vecchione, a former reporter for the Star-Ledger and the Newark Evening News, passed away on January 27. He was 87. After ending his journalism career, he worked in public relations at P. Ballantine and Sons Brewing Company and at Prudential before retiring in 1994.
Blanche Kelly, a former mayor of Blairstown, died on January 26. She was 86. Kelly was a member of the Warren County Democratic Club.
Philip Fannan, who served on the Governor’s Council for Clean Water, died on January 26. He was 83.