May 11, 2024

Dino G Muccia

     Roxbury Township, Mr. Dino Gerardo Muccia, 93, died at his home on May 11, 2024. He was born in Greenwich Village, New York and grew up there before moving to Piscataway and later to Mooney Mountain 52 years ago. He was a retired Research Chemist at the Pfizer Company in Parsippany, and a member of St. Jude R C Church in Budd Lake. He enjoyed talking about politics and watching his favorite sport teams, the NY Rangers and the NY Mets. Dino was a councilman in Piscataway, and he was a long-time member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and served as President for some of his tenure.
     He was predeceased by the love of his life and wife Faye G. (Dipalma) Muccia of 60 years, in 2015. He is survived by his 3 children: Richard D (and Robin) Muccia of East Brunswick, Barbara Muccia of Flanders, and Gerald (and Colleen) Muccia of Flanders. He also leaves his 6 grandchildren; Louis (and Jeana) Muccia, Michael (and Beth) Muccia, Spencer Labaska, and Alexandra, Brittany and Nicholas Muccia, and his 3 great grandchildren; Cameron and Madison Lininger, and Vivianna Muccia. He was also predeceased by his mother, Virginia Ercolani and his father, Giosepppe Muccia.  Also predeceased are his three siblings, Arthur Muccia, Lena DiMurro and Katherine Muccia.
     Friends and relatives are invited to visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264. (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Sunday (May 19th) from 3 – 7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Jude R C Church in Budd Lake at 10:30 a.m. on Monday (May 20th) followed by the Entombment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

May 05, 2024

Corinne Faschan

Corinne Faschan (nee Uhl) of Ledgewood, NJ, passed away peacefully at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Fredon, New Jersey on May 9th, at the age of 97. Corinne was the beloved wife of Howard “Hoppy” Faschan and the loving mother of Adam (wife Peggy), John, Richard (wife Michele), Susan Young, and William (wife Maryanne) Faschan. She was the cherished grandmother of nine grandchildren and great-grandmother of thirteen great-grandchildren. Corinne is survived by her sister, Winifred Dressler (Uhl), and preceded in death by her husband, Howard “Hoppy” Faschan, and sisters Audrey and Muriel.

Corinne Margaret (Uhl) Faschan was born on January 18, 1927, at home on a small farm in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, to Christian Uhl and Elizabeth Johns Uhl. She was the third of four girls and had a happy childhood on their farm. The values of that modest farm life were instilled in her children. From those humble beginnings, her first job was waitressing at Buck Hill Falls resort in the Poconos. A chance encounter with a patron who recognized her potential led to a full scholarship for nursing school at Brooklyn Hospital. She was eternally grateful to this couple. After becoming a registered nurse, she dedicated four years to Newton Memorial Hospital before marrying Howard Faschan on January 17, 1954. She devoted twelve years to homemaking while raising her five children and later returned to nursing, working at Merry Heart Nursing Home for four years followed by eighteen years in the maternity unit at Dover General Hospital.

Corinne’s nursing career was enriched by her eighteen years of caring for newborns, which she often referred to as the happiest part of the hospital. Her compassionate nature extended beyond retirement through volunteer work with Hospice and outreach programs at St. Therese Church in Succasunna. She celebrated her love for nursing with three retirement parties: from full-time nursing, part-time nursing, and volunteering. In her leisure time, she enjoyed square dancing, line dancing, traveling, and reading. She will be fondly remembered for her family adventures traveling cross-country in various campers, saving the most graphic tales of nursing for family dinner time, her gentle but firm demeanor, especially when waving a spatula at mischievous boys, giving out IOU sandwiches when she ran out of fixings for her hungry brood or playfully scolding Hoppy for his humor and hijinks, which she secretly adored.

Corinne imparted to her children the values of gentleness, kindness, and serenity, even in the face of adversity, leaving an enduring legacy of love and resilience.

Friends and relatives are invited to a viewing at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Tuesday (May 14th) from 4 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Therese Church in Succasunna at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, followed by interment at Stanhope Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Karen Ann Quinlan Foundation or the Covenant House.

May 03, 2024

Theresa L Turpin

Randolph, NJ.   Mrs. Theresa L Turpin, 92, died on May 3, 2024, during a six week stay in the rehabilitation unit at Holly Manor in Mendham. Despite her physical suffering and hearing loss, until her final day, she always inquired about the well-being of her children and grandchildren. She was born in Larksville, PA and lived there with her seven sisters. After she was married, she moved to New Jersey and raised her family in Dover and Victory Gardens. For the last seven years, she lived in Randolph with her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons. She was a hard-working mother and homemaker. She inspired her family with her work ethic, genuine thoughtfulness and endeared them by her playful wit. During the time that her children attended Sacred Heart School in Dover, she volunteered as a teacher’s aide and librarian. For a few years, in the 1950s, she worked at Prudential in Newark and in the late 1980s as an outpatient registrar at Dover General Hospital. From 1981 until her final days on earth, she devoted herself to helping to raise and care for her grandchildren Rosalynn, Jessica, Andrew, Christopher, Thomas and Ryan. She was also a member of St. Cyril Methodius R C Church in Boonton. Over the years, she reminisced about her special bond with her father and for this reason, her youngest daughter wished to bury her near her parents.

 

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond L Turpin (of 69 years) in 2019 and is survived by her 5 children; Theresa (and Paul) Lacktis, Andrea (and Edward) Bem, Violet (and Alex) Tissot, Raymond J (and Kathleen) Turpin, and Paula (and Christopher Mark) Ortega. She also leaves her 10 grandchildren; Rosalynn, Jessica, Kathleen, Joseph, Andrew, Christopher, Gina, Emily, Thomas, and Ryan, and 5 great grandchildren; Emma, Autumn, Lilianna, Amber, and Lyla. 

 

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 at 12 noon at St. Cyril Methodius R C Church in Boonton. The Graveside Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, 11 am, at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Lehman Township, PA. Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

April 23, 2024

Florence Flannery

Florence Drennan Flannery, 95, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at home in Netcong, NJ surrounded by family. Florence, daughter of John and Frances Drennan was born on December 5, 1928 in Jersey City, NJ. She was a proud nurse, having graduated from the Jersey City Medical Center School of Nursing in 1950. She worked as a registered visiting nurse in Jersey City as well as at South Amboy Hospital. She lived for 22 years with her husband and family in South Amboy. Florence was the loving wife of Edward Flannery, Jr., having celebrated 60 years of marriage, and a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was blessed with 6 children, 27 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. She loved to take camping trips with her family in Port of the Islands, Florida, crocheted an Afghan blanket for every grandchild, and made the best crummy apple pie and mint chocolate brownies. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her 5 children; Brian (Barbara) Flannery, James (Patricia) Flannery, Nancy (Gregory) Keller, Judi (Earl) Worgess and Maureen (Marc) Seelinger and her daughter-in-law MaryLou (Edward) Flannery. She is predeceased by her husband Edward Flannery; her son Edward Flannery, III; her 6 brothers, Jack, Ray, Tom, Stephan, Ken, and Jerry;  2 sisters, Jane Ann and Frances; her granddaughter, Deirdre, and great granddaughter, Sylvia.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Sunday, April 28th from 2 – 5 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday. April 29th, 2024 at 11 am at St. Michael RC Church, 4 Church Street, Netcong NJ, 07857. The interment will be held at the Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway, NJ at a later date.

Donations may be made to Life Choices, 411 S. Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. To make online donations to Life Choices put in memory to Florence Flannery, [email protected] Or call 908-454-2066 ext 4.

April 22, 2024

Barbara J Arendasky

Roxbury Township, Barbara J Arendasky, 82, died on April 22, 2024 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover with her sister Carol and niece Denise by her bedside. She was born in Newark and lived in Stanhope before moving to Landing 62 years ago. She graduated from Netcong High School. She was an Administrative Assistant at the Roxbury Township Town Hall for many years She was also an avid collector of anything nautical and many other numerous things. She loved visiting the shops on Long Beach Island.

She is survived by her Sister Carol and Richard Little and Linda Geist, brother William Weischedel, Jr, 2 daughters, niece Denise Colucci, nephew Richard (and Clare) Little, Jr and 2 great nephews; Tyler and Jake Colucci. She was predeceased by her parents Barbara and William Weischedel, Sr.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Friday, April 26th from 10 – 11 am. The Prayer Service will be held on Friday at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

April 21, 2024

Kathryn H Porcelli

Roxbury Township,  Kathryn Ann Houston Porcelli passed away on April 21, 2024.  Kathy was born on June 17, 1962 in Syracuse, New York to William Byron Houston Sr. and Carol Evelyn Houston, nee Cox.  She grew up in Glen Ridge, New Jersey and went to college at Colgate University, where she was inducted into the Konosioni Society (now known as the Tredecim Senior Honor Society) and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics & Economics in 1984.  After graduation, she worked for Equitable Insurance Company in New York as an Operations Manager.

It was at a Knights of Columbus convention in Wildwood NJ that she met the love of her life Thomas Anthony Porcelli.  They were married on May 14, 1988.  After her children were born, Kathy retired and became a full time home-maker.  Kathy and Tom raised two children together in Bloomfield, New Jersey and Succasunna, New Jersey.  Kathy was active in her town, especially in Girl Scouts.  She excelled in research and planning and enjoyed organizing family vacations in the Outer Banks, as well as numerous trips to National Parks.  She enjoyed hiking and spent many weekends exploring trails in New Jersey.

Kathy is predeceased by her father: William Byron Houston Sr.  She is survived by her husband Tom, her children Allison Houston Porcelli (Christopher Hart) and Thomas Anthony Porcelli Jr. (Victoria Le Count), her mother Carol Houston, and her siblings William Byron Houston Jr. (Vickie Chang) of Costa Rica, and Mary Elizabeth Faust (Steven) of Jefferson Township, NJ, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home at 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ on Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 1 pm to 4 pm, with a Celebration of Her Life Service at 3 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathy’s memory to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer https://lustgarten.org/  or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network https://pancan.org/

April 15, 2024

Loretta Deborah Reid

Morris Township, Miss Loretta “Debbie” Deborah Reid, 73, died on April 15, 2024 at the Morris View Center in Morris Township. She was born in Paterson, NJ and lived in Morristown before moving to Morris Township several years ago. She worked in I T for the Dime Bank in Wayne and enjoyed socialising with friends and family.

She is survived by her sister Darlene Reid of Mt. Arlington and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents David L Reid, Sr. and Shirley Reid. She was also predeceased by her brother David L Reid, Jr and nephew Jessie Lee Reid, both in 2016.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Sunday, April 21st from 2 to 5 pm. Her Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, April 21st at 4 pm, at the Funeral Home.

April 14, 2024

Samuel Bernard Beale

    It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Samuel Bernard Beale, who tragically passed away on April 14, 2024. Sam, age 20, was born in Jupiter, Florida but led a life surrounded by love in Roxbury Township.

    In his short life, Sam radiated light. A sophomore at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, Sam was known for his laughter, which was accompanied by his trademark smile, as well as his love of music, amassing a collection of vinyl records that he enjoyed on a daily basis. He graduated from Roxbury High School in 2022, where he spent time on the cross country, track, golf and robotics teams. A devoted member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders, Sam’s faith and kindness touched the lives of many through his hundreds of hours of service to those less fortunate.

    Sam was unique to this world, and everyone has a funny Sam story that can be shared. Not afraid to embrace his inner “geek” Sam was an avid enthusiast of Star Wars, and was able to debate anyone who was willing to listen on which was his favorite (Episode IV A New Hope of course!).  Second only to Star Wars was his love of all things Forrest Gump, from Halloween costumes to Bubba Gump shrimp. When not watching movies or gaming, Sam would take it upon himself to tackle collector’s version Lego projects, most recently completing The Millennium Falcon. 

    His spirit lives on through the cherished memories he created with family and friends, whether celebrating Thanksgiving at Vogel State Park, Christmas in Boston, summers on Cape Cod, or missing the first Friday of every school year at the Big E. Sam is survived by his loving parents, Jim Beale and Nicole Tesmer, his brother JJ, maternal grandparents Bernard and Mary Tesmer, and paternal grandparents Samuel and Joyce Beale. He also leaves behind his Uncle Greg Tesmer and Aunt Maureen, along with Uncle Samuel Beale, Aunt Paula Beale Hamrick, and cousins Melissa, Mackenzie, Joanna, Stephanie, Erica, Ally, Cinthia, Angel and many other beloved family members. 

    Friends and well-wishers are invited to pay their respects at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ (973) 584-7264,   www.davishepplewhitefh.com, on Friday, April 19th, from 4 to 7 pm. A funeral mass celebrating Sam’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 20th, at 10:30 am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church, 61 Main Street, Flanders, NJ (973) 927-1629. The Mass will be offered to a live stream at https://youtube.com/live/LEMu4VbukHw?feature=share 

    Always one to give to others, Sam chose to selflessly give of himself through organ donation, allowing others to lead full and happy lives. In lieu of flowers, donations are being graciously accepted to honor Sam through a Memorial Scholarship at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ 07876. Contributions will be accepted by check written to Roxbury High School with a notation “Samuel Beale Memorial Scholarship”.

    Our hearts break with your passing and you will be loved and missed forever.

 

April 05, 2024

Mary Louise Cordileone

Roxbury Township- Mary Louise Cordileone, 79, died on April 5, 2024 at St Clare’s Hospital in Dover. Dover.  She was born and raised in Orange, NJ  She attended Marywood University where she received a liberal arts degree in Education and a teaching certificate.  She was a primary teacher in Wharton for 35 years (1968 – 2003) before retiring in 2003.  Marylou lived in Denville with her husband and children before moving to Roxbury Township in 1975.  She was also the co-owner of Accents On Dance in Roxbury Township. She was a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, the N J E A,  the Wharton Teachers Association and the Warren Book Club.

She is survived by her husband Louis Cordileone of 53 years, her son Mike (and Jennifer) Cordileone of Roxbury Township, and daughter Lisa Pomroy of Roxbury Township. She also leaves her 4 grandchildren; Matthew Cordileone, Joshua Pomroy, Samantha Cordileone, Isabella Pomroy, all of Roxbury Township, and her sister Lois DeCarlo of Nicholson, PA. She was predeceased by her father and mother, James (1974) and Madeline DeCarlo(1994) and her brother James DeCarlo (1995). She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved dearly.

Family and friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Tuesday, April 9th from 4 to 7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, April 10th at 10 am, St. Therese Church in Succasunna, followed by interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

March 29, 2024

Frank L Lanterman, Sr

Randolph, NJ.   Mr. Frank L Lanterman, Sr., 80, died on March 29, 2024 at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. He was born in Phillipsburg and grew up in White Township. He moved to Randolph 50 years ago. He was a farmer and carpenter in the Randolph area and enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, and loved his garden.

He is survived by his wife Diane Erlemann, of 3 years, and by his 3 children; Wendy (and Dean) Walgren of E Stroudsburg, PA, Stacy (and Edward) Brown of Roxbury Township, and Frank L. (and Nicole Wright-Lanterman) Lanterman, Jr., of Budd Lake. He also leaves his 3 step-children; Robert (and Stacie) Erlemann of Byram, Tammie Seymour of Randolph, and Christopher (and Stacey) Erlemann of FL, 7 grandchildren; Joseph Hagensen, Jr of Stroudsburg, PA, Brian (and Tanya) Hagensen of Stroudsburg, PA, Christopher (and Ashley) Hagensen of Phillipsburg, Jonathan (and Shannon) Hagensen of Mt. Bethel, Ryan Brown of Roxbury, Kenneth Lanterman of Budd Lake, and Molly Mazzoccolli of Alaska,    7 step-grandchildren; Savannah Erlemann of Florida, Gregory Seymour of Randolph, Joseph Seymour of Randolph, Brandon Erlelmann of Florida, Robbie Erlemann of Byram, Victoria Erlemann of Byram, and Matthew Erlemann of Florida,  and 9 great grandchildren; Seth, Tyeler, Sayde, and Spencer Hagensen all of Budd Lake, Kimberly Hagensen of Phillipsburg, Piper and Jonathan, (LJ) Hagensen of Mt. Bethel, Luca and Matthew Mazzoccolli of Alaska.  He also leaves his brother Donald Lanterman of Oxford, and sister Barbara Schmidt of Easton, Pa. He was predeceased by his first wife Linda (Dean) Lanterman in 2000, his parents Herbert C and Florence E Lanterman, and by his twin sister Rose Lanterman in 2023, brother-in-law Smitty Schmidt 2014, and sister in-law Rose Lanterman in 2019

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ on Wednesday, April 3 from 10 – 12 noon.  The Funeral Service will begin at 12 noon at the Funeral Home, followed by the internment at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester.

 

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