November 29, 2023

Faith H Moroney

Denville, NJ.    Mrs. Faith H Moroney, 90, died on November 29, 2023 at The Oaks at Denville. She was born and raised in Newport, NY. She then moved to Wharton, Dover, and Budd Lake for many years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Potsdam College in Potsdam, NY, where she met the love of her life John “Jack” J Moroney. She was a retired teacher from Mt. Olive Twp. Schools, and a member of the NJEA.

She was predeceased by her husband John J Moroney in 2009, and is survived by her daughters; Janet Jackson Smith and her husband William Smith, and Ellen Faith Poli (and her fiancé David Swift). She also leaves her 5 grandchildren; Kate (and Mike) Beardsley, Amy (and Mike) Everingham, Robert (and Amanda) Poli, John Moroney Poli, and Lindsay Jackson (and her fiancé Louis Cadet), and her 7 great grandchildren; Cadence, Evan, Zachary, Leo, Adria, Julia, and Samantha.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (, on Saturday (December 2nd) from 4 – 7 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 6 pm, at the Funeral Home.


November 28, 2023

Carmen V Dolise

Roxbury Township, Mr. Carmen Vincent Dolise, 55, died on November 28 2023 at the Newark University Hospital in Newark. Carmen was born in Orange and grew up in Maplewood. He then moved to Succasunna in 1980 and attended the Eisenhower School and was a 1986 graduate of Roxbury High School where he played football and baseball. He was also an avid fisherman, Giants Fan, Yankees Fan, NY Knicks, and loved his pets Ruger and Boots. He became a carpenter at age 19 which he did all of his life and was also a Roxbury Gaels football and baseball coach.

Carmen is survived by his wife Jennifer Mae (Lida) Dolise of 21 years; sons Vincent Michael Dolise and Anthony Lawrence Dolise; parents Vincent and Nora Dolise; sister Kimberly (and Scott) Kelberg, and their children Jordan and Madeline Kelberg. He also leaves behind his aunt Carol (and Michael) Gonnello.  He also leaves his brother-in-law Michael Lida and sister-in-laws Jackie and Justine Lida (and Dave), and his nieces and nephews, Mychal and Marc, and Leah, Jessica and Madison, and Christie (and John) and his great niece & nephew Brody and Mia.

Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (, on Friday from 4 – 7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, 10 am, at St Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church, 61 Main Street, Flanders, NJ 07836.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the Funeral Home, for the children’s college fund.

November 22, 2023

Ronald A Hayeck

Ronald Albert, “Ron” Hayeck, of Succasunna, NJ, died November 22, 2023, at Morristown Memorial Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He just turned 53 years old.

Ron was born at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ, October, 21, 1970, to the late Maryann T. Hayeck nee Morrone of Newark NJ, and Ronald B. Hayeck of East Orange, NJ. The family moved to Succasunna in 1975.

Ron attended St. Therese Catholic grade school. Ron graduated from Roxbury High School in 1989, from Rowan University in 1995, where he became a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

He loved the New York Yankees, and played second base in both Little League, and later softball. He would go on to meet countless iconic New York Yankees: Mantle, DiMaggio, Mattingly, Jeter and more. Fittingly, Ron even caught a home run ball at Yankee Stadium once.

Ron learned carpentry from his father, and spent childhood afternoons and weekends building decks and finishing basements with the family business. Ron developed a love for live music in high school, seeing his favorite artist, Sammy Hagar in concert over fifty times. He also enjoyed pinball, skiing, bowling, golf, and recently took up cycling.

It was after losing his maternal grandfather, Dominick Morrone in 1983, that Ron was introduced to what would become his inspiration later in life: a family trip to Walt Disney World. It was at Walt Disney World, where Ron was the happiest. He would later take his children annually, cherishing every moment they shared at ‘The Most Magical Place on Earth.’

A born salesman, Ron had the type of energy that would influence those around him, an infectious smile and aura of excitement followed him everywhere. Ron began his career at Minolta Business Systems, and later Equifirst Mortgages. It was during a sales call that Ron would meet the love of his life, Janice Rose Maddaloni of Rockaway, the daughter of former Rockaway mayor, the late Frank Maddaloni, and his late wife, opera singer Adeline Maddaloni.

Ron and Janice began a whirlwind romance, were engaged in three months, and married November 1999. In 2001, the overjoyed couple welcomed a son, Dylan Anthony Hayeck. In 2003, the couple were blessed with a daughter, Tori Rose Hayeck.

In 2012, after the loss of his mother, Maryann Hayeck, Ron founded Mickey World Travel – a family-run agency that would connect other families with the memory making magic of Disney. Mickey World Travel became a living testament to his mother, and the joy that only family can create. Mickey World Travel has since grown into one of the largest Disney Travel Agencies in the country, all in less than ten years.

The family business, Mickey World Travel will continue on, helmed by his wife and children, just as Ron had always intended. Although Ron had many passions, traveling and spending time with his family is what always meant the most.

Ron is survived by his wife Janice Rose Hayeck, son Dylan Anthony Hayeck, and daughter Tori Rose Hayeck; his father Ronald B. Hayeck of Delray Beach, Florida; his brother Vincent Hayeck and family of Rockville, Maryland.

A memorial visitation will take place on Sunday, December 10 from 2 to 6 pm at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 ( The funeral Mass will be held on Monday, December 11, at 10 am, at St. Therese Church, Succasunna.


November 18, 2023

Vivian D Lord

LORD, Vivian D., 98, of Flanders, NJ went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 18, 2023. She passed peacefully while in hospice care at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna, NJ following a short illness. Vivian was born to Harry and Adolphine Drake in East Orange, NJ on November 25, 1924. She grew up in Upper Montclair, NJ and lived in Morristown for a while, moving to Flanders with her husband Jack in 1971. She was a long-time Member of the United   Presbyterian Church in Flanders.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents and her two sisters (Muriel and LaVern) and is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Jack. She is also survived by two nieces Karin Vohs of Riverdale, NJ and Linda Gutierrez of Naples, Florida and a nephew Jim Anderson and his wife Donna of Scottsdale, Arizona.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at the United Presbyterian Church located at 58 Drakesdale Rd. in Flanders. The Service will be followed by the interment at the Church Memorial Garden.

The Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home has made arrangements.
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November 14, 2023

Rev. Steven Carlsen

Roxbury Township, Rev. Steven Carlsen was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 3, 1959 and went Home to be with his
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 14, 2023. He grew up in Long Island, New York
where his parents, John and June Carlsen, were among the founding members of Dix Hills
Evangelical Free Church (DHEFC). It was at that church, when Steve was eight years old, that
he understood his need for a Savior and trusted in Jesus. At that same time, he knew that one
day he would be a pastor.
Steve graduated from Commack South High School in Commack, NY, Wheaton College in
Wheaton, Illinois, with a B.S. in Chemistry, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master
of Divinity. He served as a pastor for nearly 40 years, first as a youth pastor at DHEFC for one
year, then went on to serve as the Pastor of Union Evangelical Free Church in Locust Gap, PA
for over seven years, followed by almost 25 years at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Freehold,
NJ. He joined Interim Pastor Ministries in 2018 and served as the interim pastor at Northern
Valley Evangelical Free Church for three years. His final interim pastorate was back at DHEFC
where his calling to the ministry began. He served there for one and a half years until October
Steve leaves behind his wife of 26 years Ruth, his parents John and June Carlsen, sisters
Donna (Joe) Clark, Carol Carlsen, nephews Jon Bergstol, Kris Bergstol and his fiancée Erin
Felix, mother-in-law Vivian Nelsen, brother-in-law John (Jenn) Nelsen, sister-in-law Susan (Jeff)
Edmonds, nephews Jonathan (Desirée) Nelsen, Jack Edmonds, Luke Edmonds, and great
nephews Wesley Nelsen and Sonny Nelsen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Dix Hills Evangelical Free Church, 28
Foxhurst Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746; or Northern Valley Evangelical Free Church, 75
Stivers Street, Cresskill, NJ 07626; or Faith Evangelical Free Church, 875 Business Route 33,
Freehold, NJ 07728.

The graveside Service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023 at 11 am at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester, NJ

November 09, 2023

Betty Jean M DeCicco

Roxbury Township,    Betty Jean May DeCicco, age 93, passed away peacefully at home in Ledgewood, NJ.  From the sweeping Midwestern cornfields, to the Bohemian arts scene of Greenwich Village; from the traditional family neighborhoods of suburban Morris County, NJ, to the hallowed bookshelves of the Fairleigh Dickinson University library, Betty’s nine-plus decade voyage was a unique and multi-dimensional one.

Born at home in Clyde, Ohio on August 26, 1930, Betty was the middle of three children of Doris (Stout) and Glendon May.  She represents the 11th generation of her paternal family to be born in this country, with the first of the May ancestors, who were teachers, ministers and sea captains, arriving here in the early 1600’s. Growing up in Fremont, Ohio, on land that her father and brother farmed, Betty rode her horse, Lady, wrote diary entries about the movie stars of the day, and rose to valedictorian of her high school graduating class. Fifty years later, at her high school reunion, Betty was voted the classmate who had “changed the least”, due to her trim physique and dark hair.

After studying at The Ohio State University and working summers at the landmark Ohio amusement destination, Cedar Point, Betty boarded a bus with her sister Marilyn, for New York City, where she landed a job at the Empire State Building – as well as a husband, an Italian mathematician, Henry DeCicco. She ultimately completed a Master’s degree in Human Development at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, while raising three daughters, Sarah (Murray), Susan (Kovalinsky), and Julie (Farneski). Betty’s children recall with love and awe her sewing elaborate Halloween costumes and Christmas dolls with complete wardrobes, and creating treasured bedtime story rituals, while also taking on a full-time, 40-year career in the Fairleigh Dickinson University library. Her love of books was legendary; she was likewise passionate about politics, playing the piano, her pet felines, and television sitcoms. Ahead of her time, Betty was a health food and yoga enthusiast before suburban women embraced those trends.

Though Betty didn’t retire from the university library until age 80, she made special time for five granddaughters, Danielle Quinoa, Claudia Farneski, Jacqueline Murray, Olivia Farneski and Nicolette Murray. With these granddaughters, she shared individual interests in equestrian endeavors, antiques, dance, farm life, theater, animals, letter writing, classic TV and road trips from Boston to Washington DC, and to Pittsburgh and Ohio. It was with her sole grandson, Andrew Kovalinsky, who has special needs, that she was a “best buddy”, housemate, and frequent political debater and TV movie aficionado.

Betty was a young widow, having been predeceased by her husband in 1978, as well as by her siblings, Marilyn (Appelbaum) and Richard May. She also leaves behind three nieces and two nephews, and multiple great-nieces and great nephews, in addition to a host of relatives from her late husband’s family. Her life was enriched further by living with her growing family in southern California for a year, and traveling to Great Britain, France, and Canada.

Betty’s daughters, granddaughters, and nieces will make a pilgrimage to her ancestral home in Ohio to pay tribute to her long and interesting life.  Donations may be made in Betty’s name to the Fairleigh Dickinson Library in Madison NJ, or to the ASPCA.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (


November 06, 2023

Anita M Dillon

Mt. Arlington, NJ.   Mrs. Anita Marie Dillon, 87, died on November 6, 2023, at the Morristown Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Flanders before moving to Mt. Arlington 30 years ago. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in education from the College of St. Elizabeth and became an Elementary School Teacher for the Diocese of Paterson for 34 years. She was a teacher at Saint Michael’s School in Netcong and Saint Therese School in Succasunna. She was also a founding member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Flanders and a Eucharistic Minister and member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. Anita was a CCD teacher for various parishes for over 50 years.

She was also a member of the College of St. Elizabeth Alumni, the Columbiettes Queen of the Lakes Council # 5114, the Morris County Retirees Education Association, and the Mt. Arlington Seniors.

She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Thomas J Dillon Sr. in 1992, daughter Toni Ann Dillon in 2014, and by her brother Anthony Baragona and sister Catherine Egan. She is survived by 5 children: Thomas (and Linda) Dillon of Texas, Timothy (and Joan) Dillon of Alaska, Bryan (and Kathy) of Arizona, Bruce (and Dr. Barbara) Dillon of New Jersey, and Colleen (and Gene) Rutzler of Maryland. She also leaves her grandchildren: Matthew, Courtney, Nicholas, Jonathan, Patrick, Aaron, Kyle, Zachary, Christina, Brendan, MaryAnn, and MadaLynne, and great grandchildren: Colin, Lily, Charlie, and Henry.

The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church, in Succasunna.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 ( In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Therese School, 135 Main St, Succasunna, NJ 07876.

October 31, 2023

Alice M Springer

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Alice M Springer, 92, died on October 31, 2023 at her home. She was born at home in Lower Berkshire Valley and graduated from Roxbury High School in 1949. She was the last of 8 children. During her lifetime she worked for the Howmet Corporation in Rockaway as a manufacturing Inspector .

 She was a member of Roxbury Senior Citizens  and enjoyed bowling.

She was predeceased by her husbands; James Truitt and Harland Springer. She is survived by her 3 sons; Gregory J Truitt of Kenvil, Steven H Springer of Kenvil , and Jeffrey A Springer of Warren County. She also leaves her six  Grandchildren; Kristy, Breanna, Robert, Joyce, Jeffrey and Sara. 

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264( . A Memorial Service will be held at a later date


October 19, 2023

Joseph P Gress

Roxbury Township, Mr. Joseph P Gress, 62, died on October 19, 2023 at the Morristown Hospital Hospice Center. He was born in Washington, PA and grew up in Roxbury Township where he lived for 49 years. He earned his Degree from the college of New Jersey. Joe worked as a key employee and owner at MD On-Line from 1996 through it being acquired in 2014 by the Ability Network and now Inovalon. He was with the company as the Director of EDI operations till his passing. 

He was an avid Jets Fan and as a young man he played football and baseball. He enjoyed spending time with friends as a member of the Netcong sports club. 

He was also a member and an usher at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church in Flanders.  

He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Phyllis Gress and is survived by his brother and sisters; Renee (John) Crepeau, Lisa Gress, and Richard Gress. His nieces and nephews; Timothy Meyer, Patrick Meyer, Keira DuHaime, Richard Gress, Miranda Gress, Kristine Crepeau, Lyndal Gress; great nephews Nolan DuHaime, Archie DuHaime and Joseph Gress. 

 Friends may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264  (davishepplewhitefh.comon Sunday, October 22nd from 2 – 6 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, 11 am, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R C Church, in Flanders. The burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Chester.

October 17, 2023

Marion M Harries

Marion Margaret Harries, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many, passed peacefully from this life into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her adoring family on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at the age of 97 years young. Marion lived a vibrant, active, and independent life. She met each and every day with both a vivacious spirit and compassion for others.

She was born to Joseph and Anna (Fauth) Duffy on June 14, 1926, in New York before moving to Flanders, New Jersey where she grew up. After graduating from Roxbury High School, Marion attended nursing school where she made many life-long friends and became a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career working on the labor and delivery floor at a local hospital before marrying her first husband, Theodore “Ted” Clarence Johnston in 1948. Together, they welcomed three children: Barry Ted in 1950 followed by twins Jill Patricia and Joanne Beth in 1952. Marion enjoyed staying home to raise her children for many years in Succasunna, New Jersey before resuming her nursing career as a public-school nurse for Jefferson Township, New Jersey.

In 1975, she married Albert “Al” Cyril Harries, and they spent four happily married years together before Al passed away in 1979. Marion spent the rest of her life devoted to her family which includes five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who affectionately refer to her as “Mimi.” She also enjoyed time with her beloved friends, tending to her beautiful flower gardens, engaging in several church activities including choir and bible studies, volunteering at her local food pantry and ultimately making the lives of those around her better through her loving and caring ways.

Marion is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, and her beloved daughter, Jill. She is survived by her son, Barry, and her daughter Joanne, as well as her five grandchildren: Kenneth, Kimberly, Phillip, Peter, and Robert. She is also survived by her four precious great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Jack, Luke, and Josie.

A viewing will be held on Monday, October 23, 2023, at 9am at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, located at 96 Main Street in Succasunna, New Jersey. Immediately to follow, there will be a graveside burial service at Succasunna Methodist Cemetery, located at 91 Main Street in Succasunna, at 10 am. All are welcome to join the family for both the viewing and graveside burial service to remember Marion and to celebrate her incredible life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Marion’s memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or to The Flemington Area Food Pantry.


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