~~ Vernon A. Pedersen
Captain, Springfield Police Department
Vernon A. Pedersen, 74, of Springfield, NJ, passed peacefully on January 3, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Vernon has lived in Springfield for many years. He served proudly in the U.S. Army for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Pedersen, (nee McGough), father of Laurie Hogan and James Pedersen, 5 grandchildren, 3 siblings and his sister in law. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. James the Apostle Church, Springfield. Visiting hours, Thursday, 4 to 8 pm from the Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave. Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vernon’s name may be made to: Essex County Emerald Society Pipe Band, c/o 351 Little St. Belleville, NJ 07109. For further information, or to send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.