Nephew of state senator, first woman on Vineland council, die

William A. Dolan II, a longtime member of the New Jersey State Bar Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, passed away on February 10.  He was 87.  He practiced law with Dolan & Dolan in Newton, along with his uncle, Bill Dolan, the last Democratic state senator from Sussex County. Marie Doyle, the first woman to win election to the Vineland City Council, died on February 13.  She was 94.  A

Ex-Red Murphy ally dies

Ted Ferguson, a former Totowa councilman, passed away on February 5.  He was 76.  Ferguson served seven years on the council before resigning in late 1987 to move to Florida.  An ally of Passaic County Republican Chairman Anthony “Red” Murphy, he was appointed councilman in 1981 to replace Thomas Carroll. John Beninati, a former secretary and treasurer of the Union County Young Republicans, died on February 10.  He was 91.

In Memoriam

Betty Lori, a former president of the Dover Women’s Republican Club, died on February 4.  She served as a Republican county committeewoman, as a commissioner of the Morris County Public Library, and as a secretary in the Morris County welfare and probation departments.

In Memoriam

Joseph Lipari, a former butcher who became mayor of Passaic from 1983 until 1992, died on January 31.  He was 83.  Lipari was a city councilman from 1977 to 1983.  He left office following his conviction on tax evasion and conspiracy charges. Barbara Angster Baker Wyatt, a Woodbridge Board of Education member from 1968 to 1971, died on February 2.  She was 89.  She served as a Woodbridge Housing Authority