It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Deputy Mayor Barbara Cifelli-Sherry. Many of those within the town of Kearny had the privilege of working with Barbara, and we will miss her tremendously. She had a deep commitment to public service, serving as Second Ward Councilmember and on the Board of Education. She also served as the Chair of the Police Committee, supporting those who work within our public safety departments, as well as championing the departments as a whole. For that, she was affectionately known as “the Commish”.She was also recently named as Kearny’s senior of the year.
Barbara was a leader, a colleague and a friend to the town of Kearny, and she never shied away from helping those among us who were most vulnerable, or could not speak for themselves.We will miss her voice as she loved the community of Kearny.Barbara leaves a large and loving family, we send heartfelt condolences and prayers to them during this very difficult time.