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.


March 27, 2024

Mary McCabe

Roxbury Township, Mary McCabe, 85, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2024 at Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna. She was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx before moving to Landing, New Jersey in 1968. She worked as a Secretary for Motorola, Inc. and then worked in Accounts Receivable for Casio of America, from which she retired in 2003.

She was a loving and devoted mother, who always put her children first.  She especially loved her role as Nanny, and her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph McCabe of 63 years, her sister, Julia Robinson Agate, and her parents, Thomas and Jean Murphy.  She is survived by her four children: Colleen (and Michael) Pugliesi of Stroudsburg, PA; Peggy (and Larry) Marron of Hackettstown, NJ; Susan (and Kevin) Magnotta of Hackettstown, NJ; and Thomas (and Karlene) McCabe of San Diego, CA. She also leaves behind her 11 grandchildren: Christopher (and Krista), Kevin (and Jess), and Eric Pugliesi; Brian, Katie, Tim and Kelly Marron; Danielle, Kevin, Sean and Erin Magnotta; and four great grandchildren: Leander, Gwyneth, Callie and Jack Pugliesi, along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate her life at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Monday, April 1st from 4 to 7 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10 am, St. Therese Church in Succasunna, followed by interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Northern New Jersey (vnannj.org).

March 25, 2024

Brian J O’Gorman

Stanhope, NJ.   Mr. Brian J O’Gorman, 64, died on March 25, 2024 at the Hackettstown Hospital. Brian was born in Newark, was a longtime resident of Verona , graduated from Verona High School in 1978. More recently he lived in Lake Hopatcong where he could do what he loved most, boating and fishing out on the lake! An avid fisherman, Brian was a member of the Knee Deep Club in Hopatcong; an environmental group supporting the preservation of Lake Hopatcong.

Brian worked in the flooring business for years and was owner of Quality Carpet Cleaning & Flooring. However, Brian’s passion was life, in addition to fishing, he loved snowmobiling, music, and spending time with friends. Forever the care-free guy, forever smiling, Brian loved growing up on Franklin St. and was an avid supporter of the Franklin St. “block parties” through the years. He also loved his Irish heritage and celebrating St. Patrick’s day.

Brian is survived by his mom, Marilyn O’Gorman, brother, Tom, and his children Sean and Sarah, dear friend Barbara, beloved nieces and nephews and numerous friends near and far. He was predeceased by his father, Robert O’Gorman and sister Suzy Biglin.



Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Friday, March 29h, from  4 – 8 pm. The internment will be at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Knee Deep Club at https://www.kneedeepclub.org/

March 24, 2024

Ann P Gentile

Jefferson: Ann P Gentile, 87 of the Lake Hopatcong section of Jefferson Township, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2024. She was born and raised in Morristown NJ, she was a graduate of Bayley-Ellard High School. She lived in Succasunna for 25 years before moving to Lake Hopatcong 25 years ago. She attended St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna.

She was the daughter of the late James and Kathleen Hegarty. She was predeceased by her husband (of 64 years) Richard Gentile, Sr. in 2022, and is survived by her children; Richard Gentile, Jr., James Gentile (and his wife Lucy) and Patricia Johnson (and her husband William), eight Grandchildren, and five Great Grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers James and wife Kathleen Hegarty and John and wife Kathleen Hegarty.

She was a retired Tax Assessor, co-owner of Pave King Inc. and Kings Highway Industrial Complex in Roxbury Township. She loved to exercise and was involved in various groups and clubs.  During the winter months she resided in Haines City Fl.  She also enjoyed cooking, baking and boating on Lake Hopatcong.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Tuesday, March 26h, from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, followed by the internment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover



March 19, 2024

Grace M Joe

Rockaway Borough –  Mrs. Grace M Joe, 84, died on March 19, 2024 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville.  She was born in China and married her husband Roger in Hong Kong in 1959.  They initially moved to Minneapolis to be with family and in 1962 moved to Dover, and remained locally in Rockaway since 1978.   Grace was the Owner of Chan’s Tea House in Rockaway from 1963 to 1987 and later the Woodport Deli in Lake Hopatcong from 1987 to 2007. Grace’s culinary skills were renown and even years later, customers remembered her legendary egg rolls for which they would travel across Morris County to sample.  Even after she left the restaurant business and moved to the deli, she learned how to make a great German potato salad

Grace loved to travel throughout the US and the world with her husband as well as with her children and grandchildren.  Grace visited places as far flung as Estonia, Dubai, and China and near flung places like Roadside America, Gettysburg, and High Point, NJ.

Grace loved spending time with her grandchildren as they would often come from the Big Apple and spend weekends with her and grandpa in the suburbs.  Grace made them little helpers in the garden, showed them how to rake leaves, hand wash the car in the driveway and taught them mahjong.  In the summer, everyone looked forward to getting ice cream from Dover Dairy Maid.  No stranger to the Big Apple herself, especially because of her many friends in Chinatown, Grace enjoyed city life with the grandchildren as they got older.

Well known for having the greenest thumb, her neighbors loved her yearly parade of flowers with daffodils in the spring and a blooming magnolia tree followed by an orange azalea.  Not to mention her garden with summer bumper crops of tomatoes and peppers as well as exotic Chinese gourds, bitter and winter melons, and long cucumbers stretching three feet long.

Later in life, saddled with dementia, she still managed to do her own thing by going out to coffee each morning, giving back to businesses like hers, and having her son post photographs of her lovely smile on Facebook.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2009. She is survived by her son Henry of NJ and of the Czech Republic, and daughter Joyce and her husband Jason of NY, 2 grandchildren, Jules and Myles, and 2 sisters, Laura of CA and Matilda of NJ.

Family and friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), Saturday, April 6 from 9 – 10:30AM.  The Funeral Service will begin at 10:30AM, immediately followed by the internment which will be held across the street at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.  Street parking is available on both sides of the street, all along Main Street.  There is also some cemetery parking and parking at the library next door.

March 19, 2024

Vito J Amato

Vito Joseph Amato, 91, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, passed away at his home in Fellowship Village on March 19,2024. Vito was born in Newark, New Jersey on May 28, 1933, to Pasquale and Theresa Amato. Following his graduation from Roxbury High School, Vito began working for Bell Labs. At the age of 19, he was drafted into the army where he attended boot camp at Camp Pickett, VA then received further medical training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. Following training, Vito transferred to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC and was later stationed overseas at Maison Fort in Orleans, France which was the medical headquarters and main hospital 70 miles from Paris. CPL Vito J. Amato served in the United States Army from May 1953 to May 1955 during the Korean War.

After his deployment Vito returned to work at Bell Labs as a manager in the business department and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Business Degree. It was at Bell Labs where he met his wife of 54 years, Janet R. Harrison. Vito later transitioned to working for AT&T and started his own financial planning business after retiring.

Vito was a dedicated father, husband, family man and fun-loving grandfather who created wonderful, unforgettable memories. Vito’s greatest joys in life were raising his three children and spending time with family. Sunday afternoons were the highlight of his week, a weekly gathering bustling with family, love and laughter. The family gathered together at his childhood home in Port Morris, NJ enjoying wonderful homemade Italian food, playing games, and sitting on the picnic table under a canopy of grapes. Every summer when his children were growing up, he planned weeks-long camping trips where together the family explored numerous National Parks all across the United States.

Vito was preceded in death by his wife Janet of 54 years and his two brothers Jack and Pasquale. He is survived by his three children, five grandchildren, two great- granddaughters, niece Patty Jones and nephew Jack Amato Jr. Son Rev. Brian (Suzi) and children Kristen (Brandon Radke & daughter Lillian), Jonathan and Andrew

Daughter Rita (Rick Priester), Sydney (Ronald Abels & daughter Maralesha) and Horace “H.R.” and Son Rob (Amanda)

To quote Vito, “I lived the American dream,”  and he truly did.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday. March 23, 2024 at 10 am at the RiverLife Church, 227 S. Morris Street, Dover, NJ 07801 Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com)

March 17, 2024

Patricia Ann Penzenik

Roxbury Township, Mrs. Patricia Ann Penzenik, 63, died on March 17, 2024 at Morristown Medical Center. She was born in Trenton, NJ and grew up in Denville before moving to Succasunna in 1985. She was a homemaker and office administrator for her family’s business, and also a member of St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna. She was an avid reader and babysitter of her husband. Patricia also enjoyed quilting and traveling.

She is survived by her husband Stephen Penzenik of 41 years; brother Michael Taylor and wife Kristie and their 2 children Corey and Dana Taylor of Byram Township; her 3 children; Amanda McGrane and husband Andrew, Steve Penzenik, and Ashley Penzenik and husband Douglas; 4 grandchildren; Ryan, Samantha, and Myles McGrane, and Iris Penzenik.

Friends may visit at Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com), on Sunday, March 24th, from 2 – 5 pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, March 25th at 10 am, at St. Therese R C Church in Succasunna, followed by the internment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.


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