Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Murugesu Nadarajah's Funeral Information

The viewing will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2009 from 2 pm to 4 pm, and the funeral will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 9 am. Cremation will follow.

Both the viewing and the funeral will be held at -

Paul Ippolito Summit Memorial
7 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

(for directions - click here)

If you are unable to park in the lot next to the funeral home, feel free to park in the municipal lot across the street.

Cremation will be at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, 95 Mount Mount Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

( Directions from The Funeral Home to the Crematorium - given below)
( Source - www.maps.google.com)

For directions provided by the Funeral Home - click on the image posted below.

Weather for Saturday - (check update by clicking here - please ensure date is Jan 2)

Flurries / Wind High 29°F ( Precip 30% )

More details will be posted as it becomes available.


From Funeral Home to Crematorium
( Source - www.maps.google.com)

7 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901

1. Head southwest on Summit Ave toward Morris Ave - 249 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto Morris Ave - 0.4 mi
3. Turn right at Glenside Ave/State Route 527 - 43 ft
4. Turn right at Co Rd 527/Glenside Ave - 1.1 mi
5. Take the ramp onto I-78 W - 12.0 mi
6. Take exit 33 toward Co Rd 525/Bernardsville/Martinsville - 0.2 mi
7. Turn right at Liberty Corner Rd - 0.4 mi
8. Continue onto Martinsville Rd - 0.3 mi
9. Continue onto Mt Airy Rd - 2.4 mi
10. Turn right to stay on Mt Airy Rd - Destination will be on the left - 0.7 mi

95 Mount Airy Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-2014


Monday, December 28, 2009

Directions to Crematorium from Funeral House

Please click on the image to enlarge.

Suggest you print this.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mr M Nadarajah - 82

Mr Nadarajah (82) who is the father of Ramani Sivapalan ( wife of Dr S Sivapalan of Harlem Hospital) of Summit, NJ passed away this afternoon ( Sunday 12/27).

He leaves behind his loving wife Parameswary and children Ramani, Gowri, Saro, Naren and Jothi.

Funeral and other arrangements yet to be determined and will be posted in this site.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dr. P. R. Anthonis – surgeon extraordinaire

The cremation of the late Dr. P. R. Anthonis took place last evening at the Kanatte Cemetery, Borella, in the presence of a large and distinguished gathering comprising family, relatives, friends, colleague in the medical fraternity and hundreds of grateful patients.

The eminent surgeon, Deshamanya Dr. P. R. Anthonis, passed away on Thursday, aged 99. Professionally engaged until very recently, he was regarded as the oldest active medical practitioner in South Asia.

Dr. Anthonis was born on January 11, 1911. He studied at St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, where he proved an outstanding scholar, carrying away almost all the class prizes at the school’s annual prize-giving.

In 1930, he entered the Colombo Medical College, where he continued to shine as a scholar. He topped his batch in almost all subjects, winning the Loos Gold Medal for Pathology, the Mathew Gold Medal for Forensic Medicine, and the Rockwood Gold Medal for Surgery.

On passing out from the Medical College in 1936, Dr. Anthonis took up an appointment as a medical officer in the public service.

In 1945, he proceeded to Britain to continue his medical studies at the Royal College of Surgeons, where he set a record by passing both his primary and final examinations at the first sitting. He was the youngest Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons at the time.

On his return to Sri Lanka, in 1947, Dr. Anthonis resumed his medical career, working at the Colombo General Hospital. A devout Buddhist, Dr Anthonis was a member of the board of governors of the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sri N Kantha - Funeral Details

As indicated below, Sri Kantha (72) passed away last afternoon. He leaves behind his wife, Sushila, son Prathaban and daughters Sumathy and Shivanthi.

I have been advised by his son in law Mani that the funeral is scheduled for Monday, December 21 at 11 am at the

Franklin Memorial Park
1800 State Route 27 (Lincoln Highway)
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 545-4184

For Franklin Memorial Park click here
For directions to Franklin Memorial Park click here

There is no wake or viewing. A service will be held at 11/11.30 am and cremation will follow thereafter at the same location.

In case you wish to contact the family or send any cards or condolences - their address is -

46 W Countryside Drive
Princeton, NJ 08450

Demise - Sri N Kantha

Sri Kantha who was one of the very senior Old Royalists in the US passed away in Princeton, NJ at about 3.30 pm on December 16, 2009. He leaves behind his wife Sushila and a son and two daughters.

No further information is available of the Wake, Viewing or the Funeral. It will be posted to this site as and when it becomes available.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Post Funeral

We are grateful to the over 200 who braved the weather to attend her funeral and fully understand the inability of others who called later and who were unaware of her demise and unable to join to pay their last respects. Given that she died a little after Noon on Saturday and the funeral was on Sunday morning; the participation was remarkable and obviously indicative of the communities love and esteem for her.

We also thank all those who have called, emailed and contacted us from near and far.

Rifky and Altaf Mackeen
Razveen and Dhanya Shamsedeen

Saturday, May 02, 2009


Mackeen, Siromani Hiranthie - dearly beloved wife of Rifky, loving mother of Dhanya and Altaf, mother-in-law of Razveen Shamsedeen, daughter of Newton (and late Sheila) Dias Abeygunewardene and Phyllis (and late Anton) Seneviratne, sister of Loranjan, Manique, (late Hasitha), Amitha and Sudhara, passed away at 12:58 pm in Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ on the 2nd of May, 2009.

Janaza scheduled for the 3rd of May, 2009 at 9.30 am with funeral prayers scheduled for 10 am and held at The Islamic Center of Passaic County with burial to follow at Mount Laurel Muslim Burial Grounds, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Siro had asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, North Shore Animal League or The Islamic Center of Passaic County.

Men and women of all faiths are welcome.

St Judes - http://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/shop.do?cID=10195
North Shore - https://secure.ga3.org/01/support_today
The Islamic Center - http://www.icpc.com/


The Islamic Center of Passaic County
152 Derrom Ave Paterson, NJ 07504-1003

Laurel Grove Cemetery
295 Totowa RdTotowa, NJ 07512