Memorial street signs honor fallen Belleville Sons

Belleville, N.J., Memorial Street Signs

In June 2016, Belleville Township Council passed a resolution to dedicate certain streets in town to servicemen who hailed from the municipality.

As we add these signs, we are trying to contact relatives of these Belleville sons to be present at the ceremony. If you are family or know of family of these fallen soldiers, please contact us.

The township continues to add street signs in honor of our fallen sons. For more information about dedication ceremonies, email  Tom Grolimond, chairman of the Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Council.


These young men of Belleville, New Jersey, paid with their lives to prove "freedom is not free." Our intent is to honor their sacrifice and preserve the memory of those Belleville sons who died in service to our country.


JOHN KIRWIN WAY

Belleville Street Naming in Honor of WWII Sailor

11:30 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2016 

Tiona Avenue and Forest Street in honor of John F. Kirwin

John Kirwin Way, Belleville, N.J


ANGELO GUARINO WAY

Belleville Street Named in Honor of Angelo Guarino, Dec. 10, 2016 

Washington Avenue and Forest Street

JOHN PATERNO WAY

Belleville Street Named in Honor of John Paterno, Dec. 10, 2016 

Washington Avenue and King Street


WILLIAM A. BRANCH WAY

Belleville Street Named in Honor of Captain William A. Branch, Nov. 12, 2016

Washington Avenue and Overlook Avenue

Capt. William A. Branch, KIA, Vietnam.


DONALD S. MURRAY WAY

Belleville Street Named in honor of CW3 Donald S. Murray, Nov. 12, 2016

Moore Place and Meacham Street, Belleville, N.J.


VINCENT F. NUCCI WAY

WWII sailor honored in Belleville

on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Belleville Street Named in Honor of Vincent F. Nucci, Oct. 1, 2016

Maier Street and Cedar Hill Avenue, Belleville, N.J.

Seaman Vincent F. Nucci, of Belleville, N.J. was KIA Oct. 21, 1943


MICHAEL A. FLYNN WAY

Belleville Street Named in Honor of Michael A. Flynn, Sept. 24, 2016

William Street and Washington Street, Belleville, N.J.


Belleville Honors Two Soldiers Killed in Action

Henry Benson Way, Belleville, N.J.

The intersection of Main and Rutgers streets was dedicated in honor of Captain Henry Benson who died of battlefield wounds in the Civil War. The same day, the intersection of Florence Avenue and Franklin Street as dedicated in honor of Frank A. Cancelliere who was KIA in Vietnam.

After the street dedications on Sept. 10, 2016, family and friends gathered for refreshments at Belleville Nutley DAV Chapter 22, 612 Mill Street, Belleville, N.J.

Frank A. Cancelliere Way, Belleville, N.J.


Glenn Nelson Way, Belleville, N.J.

Belleville Honors Five Soldiers

Killed in Action During WWII

New signs were dedicated at a ceremony May 28, 2016, naming the following streets:

Arthur Burke Way at Washington Avenue and Greylock Parkway.

Richard Hayes Way at Washington Avenue and Little Street.

Glenn Nelson Way at Washington Avenue and Division Avenue.

Albert E. Pole Way at Washington Ave and Joralemon Street.

John Verian Way at Washington Avenue at William Street.

 Albert E Pole Way, Belleville, N.J.


John Hoar was killed in action in Vietnam on May 12, 1969.Belleville to Rename Street

for Fallen Vietnam War Hero

The township of Belleville, N.J., honored John Hoar by renaming Cleveland Street at Dow Street as Pfc. John Hoar Way. Hoar was 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam on Feb. 13, 1966. The public is invited to attend this ceremony to remember our Belleville son at noon on Saturday, February 13, 2015.

In September 2015, High Street at Van Houten Place was named in honor of Donald Saunders who was killed in Vietnam May 12, 1969.

In 2006, seven street names in the new residential development at Essex Park on Franklin Avenue were renamed to honor veterans and four of the Belleville heroes who died while in service. Streets were named for Raymond De Luca, Carmine Olivo, Clatie Cunningham Jr. and William Hamilton.


A 'way' to honor Belleville wartime heroes

In June 2016, Belleville Township Council this month passed a resolution to dedicate certain streets in town to servicemen who hailed from the municipality.

Belleville Streets Dedicated to Capt. Benson and Marine Cancelliere

Roger Crowell Way, Belleville, NJ

Tiona Street designation for Roger Crowell

Belleville street named for John Hoar

Dow Street designated John M. Hoar Way

Donald Saunders Way, Belleville, N.J.

Belleville street honors former resident, war hero Donald Saunders

High Street renamed for Donald Saunders

Belleville renames Essex Park streets for De Luca, Olivo, Cunningham, Hamilton

Belleville Sons Names Added To Veterans' Park Memorial on Union Avenue


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In the last century, Belleville lost 157 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources gathers what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.  

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Belleville Streets Honor Fallen Police, Fire Captain

 Belleville street dedicated to fallen Fire Captain

JAMES SALMON BLVD

Van Rensslaer Street at Washington Avenue


Belleville streets dedicated for fallen police officers

 MARTIN J. HANLY BLVD

Howard Place at Washington Avenue

 

JAMES T. SMITH BLVD

Malone Avenue at Union Avenue

 

KENNETH SANTUCCI BLVD

Chestnut Street at Franklin Avenue


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