Funeral Arrangements Made for Victim of Fatal Fire

Esther Utkewicz’s family is holding a private funeral on Friday evening.

(courtesy Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home)
(courtesy Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home)

According to an obituary posted on Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home website, services for Esther Utkewicz, the victim of Tuesday morning’s fire, will be held Friday evening. 

The obituary, courtesy Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home, is below.


Esther M. (nee Walker) Utkewicz of Bloomfield passed away on Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 75. She was born in Buchanan, VA and had lived Bloomfield since 1961. 

Esther was predeceased by her husband D. Duane. Utkewicz and her son Damian Utkewicz. She is survived by her children, Jenna Cianci & her husband Jerry, Mark Utkewicz & his wife Margarita, Duane Utkewicz and & wife Jodi, Stephanie Airey & her husband William, and James Utkewicz; Brothers, Boyd Walker & his wife Linda and Rodger Walker; grandchildren, Anthony, Thomas and Frank Cianci, Daniel, Celina, Kaitlyn, Brian, Jillian and Dylan Utkewicz, Alexander and Griffin Airey. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Esther was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt. She will be missed by all.

Visitation at Frank Halpin’s Brookdale Funeral Home, 1284 Broad St, Bloomfield on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. At the request of the family the funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Bloomfield Volunteer Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 1620, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (www.faqs.org) or the Seeing Eye, 10 Washington Valley Road, Morristown, NJ 07963 (www.seeingeye.org) Please visit www.halpinfh.com for directions and condolence messages. 



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