June 21, 2024

Fred Pisorchik

Roxbury Township, Mr. Fred Pisorchik, Jr., 86, died on June 21, 2024 at his home with his family surrounding him. He was born in Newton, NJ and moved to Landing, NJ in 1968. He served in the U S Army from 1960 – 1966. He then worked as a butcher for Ronetco Shop-Rite for many years and retired in January 2005. He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna.

Fred is predeceased by his mother – Violet (Dunfee) Pisorchik, father – Fred Pisorchik, Sr., sister – Barbara (Pisorchik) Naughright and brother – Russell Pisorchik.

Fred is predeceased by his foster mother – Katherine (Koenderman) Potten, father – Eugene A. Potten and brother, Eugene Potten.

He is survived by his wife Georganne (Howell) Pisorchik of (60) years, his children, Kim E. (Pisorchik) Smith & Kenneth Smith, Jr., Fred Pisorchik, III and his grandchildren, Kenneth Lee Smith III & Amanda Wager, Maura Sage Smith & Thomas Tusinac, and Sean Clarence Smith.

He is also survived by his foster siblings, Susan (Potten) Lumbert, Dennis Potten, Cathy (Potten) Patrie and Linda (Potten) Pilch.

Fred was blessed with many nieces and nephews from both families and many extended family and friends, too numerous to mention.

He graduated from Roxbury High School in 1957 after enjoying the great sports of Track, Football and Wrestling.  Based on his love of his sports background in High School, Fred and his dear friend, Bill Babus went to every sports event imaginable within the surrounding area of Roxbury.  As such, they were awarded the “Friend of the Gaels 2012-2013” for the support of athletic programs.

Georganne & Family were incredibly blessed and grateful for Fred’s (two girlfriends) Nurse, Helen Primavera and Aide, Anita Jainarine.   The care and support from these two women was compassionate, devout and steadfast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna – 99 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876 or VNA of Northern, New Jersey (Hospice) – 175 South Street, Morristown, New Jersey, 07960.

The Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 20, 2024 followed by a lunch in the Church Hall at 1:00. Interment will be held at 3:30 at Beemerville Cemetery – County Road 519, Wantage, NJ (Sussex County) – directions will be available if needed.

 Arrangements by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com).

May 31, 2024

Joanne E Hughes

Mt Arlington, NJ  Mrs. Joanne Elizabeth Hughes, 85, died May 31, 2024, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. She was born in Tuxedo, NY, and lived in Succasunna before moving to Mt. Arlington. She was a retired Special Education Teacher for the Dover District Schools for 30-plus years. She was also a member of the NJEA. She enjoyed and participated in the Roxbury Senior Citizens Club as past president and treasurer.

Joanne was dedicated and involved in her church of trustees in High Bridge, NJ. Her love for her family and baseball filled her time as a faithful grandmother and Yankee fan.

Joanne is survived by her son, Jeffrey Andrew Hughes, and daughter, Janett D. Hughes-Rougeau, who will continue to cherish her memory. Joanne is predeceased in death by her husband, John B. Hughes, and by her two children, Joseph C. Hughes, and John B Hughes Jr. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

A memorial service to honor Mrs. Joanne Elizabeth Hughes’s life will be held at the High Bridge United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11:00 AM. The church is at 36 Church Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829. We invite all who knew and loved Mrs. Hughes to join us in celebrating her life.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.  973-584-7264

May 25, 2024

Eleanor M Canfield

     Dover, NJ:     Mrs. Eleanor Marie Canfield, (nee: Gagliardi) 93, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother died on May 25, 2024, at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover, NJ of complications from a prolonged illness.
     Eleanor was born in Dover,  August 4th, 1930, and lived there with her parents Incoronata and Leonardo (aka: Louis /Leonard), and her 5 siblings: Americo, Joe, Lena, Mike, and Sam.  Prior to graduating Dover High School in 1948, Eleanor completed her grade school education at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Dover.  While at Dover High School, Eleanor joined the girls field hockey and basketball teams, and made many friends as her 1948 Dover High School Yearbook will attest.  After marriage to Floyd Canfield at Sacred Heart Church in Dover, Eleanor moved with her husband to Ledgewood, NJ where they lived from 1953 to 1979. It was in Ledgewood where they raised 5 children: Steven, David, Marianne, and “The Twins”: Michael and Glen.
     As a teenager Eleanor worked in her father Leonardo’s Fruit and Vegetable Store, and was later employed in Dover, as an office worker, with McGregor’s, a sportswear manufacturer.  At the time of her engagement in May 1952 at the age of 21 to a young Marine, Pfc Floyd Canfield, Eleanor was an office employee of the New Jersey Tobacco Company.  During Eleanor’s married life, after her children were all enrolled in the Roxbury Township School System, Eleanor worked in the Bakery and Deli departments at The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) in Ledgewood and Denville for a total of more than 30 years.
     Later in life as a retiree,  Eleanor enjoyed many social activities and outings with her sister Lena, beginning with Eleanor’s affiliations with Sacred Heart Church Leisure Club, the Rockaway Seniors , Red Hat Society, and last, but not least, her many dinner outings accompanied by her son, David, with the Morris County Wine Club.
Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Floyd Canfield in 1997 and is survived by her 5 children: Steven and his wife Paula; David; Marianne;  Michael and his wife Dianna; and Glen and his wife Robin. Eleanor was further greatly blessed during her lifetime with 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
     Friends and relatives may visit at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday (May 31st) from 5 – 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home, followed by the Interment at the Succasunna Presbyterian Cemetery.

May 24, 2024

Ronald Jolly

Ronald Jolly was born on November 7, 1936 in Paisley, Scotland and died at home in Toms River, NJ on May 24, 2024. He was the son of Alexander and Roseanne (McCann) Jolly.

Ron grew up in Scotland during WWII, surviving Hitler’s bombings over Scotland by hiding in a shelter his father had dug out for the family before going off to war. His father served in France with the British Army. Ron’s mother was conscripted to work long hours in a factory making communication equipment and bombs while Ron and his brothers fended for themselves. There was often little to eat at home.

Ron’s father returned from the war to work in the Paisley textile mills while his mother raised Ron and his three brothers. His parents worked hard, never drove a car or owned their own home. Ron had a traditional Scottish education and then trained to become a barber and hair stylist. At 17 Ron joined the British Army and was stationed in Malaya for 3 years, earning medals during the Communist insurgency.

Upon returning home to Scotland after his Army service, Ron joined the rest of his family in emigrating to the United States. Residing in North Arlington and Kearny NJ, Ron worked for Minute Man Missile for about 15 years. Later he enjoyed working as a night manager for the then popular bar and restaurant “Eagan’s” in Kearny. Eventually, he saved enough money to buy a small house in Toms River, where he moved and took care of his elderly widowed father.

Ron married Rhea E. Gualandi on September 10, 1994 at the Union Church in Seaside Park, NJ. On January 18, 1996 he became the proud father of daughter Rosemary R. Jolly whom he helped raise and care for while attending to male patients as a home health aide. He loved being a “Mr. Mom.”

In keeping with Scottish tradition, Ron enjoyed telling long stories about his early life in Scotland, his family and friends and life in the British Army. Ron was also devoted to breeding and raising canaries, gardening and the care of his dogs.

Ron is survived by his wife Rhea and daughter Rosemary; his sister in law Anna Gualandi and husband John Mason and sister in law Paula (Gualandi) Capogna, wife of the late Tony Capogna; and nieces Erica (Mason) West and Teresa (Mason) Leder, and nephew Michael and wife Alesha Capogna and grand nephew Dean Capogna.

Ron is survived by his brother John and his wife Josephine and Josephine’s sister Sarah Maloney. He was preceded in death by his brother and sister in law Alexander and Audrey Jolly, who are survived by their daughter Laura, her husband Frank Muschkat and their son Alexander. Also surviving are Alexander and Audrey’s son Kyle. Ron was also preceded in death by his brother Thomas Jolly, who is survived by his wife Beate and their son Todd.

Ron will be laid to rest at a graveside ceremony for relatives and friends in First Presbyterian Cemetery in Succasunna, NJ at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 28.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 973-584-7264. (davishepplewhitefh.com)

May 17, 2024

Brandon R Garretson

Brandon Roland Garretson, aged 49, resident of Succasunna, NJ passed away on May 17, 2024. He was born in Summit, NJ on June 17, 1974 to Diana & Wayne Garretson, and grew up in Bernardsville, NJ.  His departure comes as a great shock and a deep wound, and it is gravely felt by his entire family and countless others who loved him deeply.

Brandon had many passions; he loved to restore cars and motorcycles, he was a rail fan, a firearms enthusiast, he enjoyed leisurely motorcycle rides through the countryside, and he delighted in all things mechanical. He could often be found in his workshop, working on projects for his son, Logan, or his latest restoration project. He was a true craftsman, as evidenced by his ability to master anything that he took on, and his creativity knew no bounds.

He also loved researching and sharing his knowledge of local history. He enjoyed doing things for others, and was always willing to help a friend, neighbor, or even a stranger.

Brandon loved going to car shows, exploring local historic sites and hiking with his son, Logan. Brandon and Logan could often be found hiking an abandoned rail line, the trails of the Great Swamp, or admiring the birds at Raptor Trust.

Brandon was a true patriot, and proud to have a long career as a civilian contractor to Picatinny Arsenal. He was currently employed at his dream job, RDM Engineering, at the time of his passing. Brandon was a meticulous and dedicated worker, and there are many colleagues out there who will feel his absence.

Brandon is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Roth), his son, Logan, his parents, Diana and Wayne (his wife, Beth), and his brother Preston (Kristy) and children, Derek and Adam; brother Scott (Kristina); and brother Leland; parents-in-law, Judith and Michael Roth, and brother-in-law, Shawn Roth. There are many other friends and family too numerous to list, as he was loved by many.

Please join us on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 2pm to celebrate Brandon’s life with family and friends.  All are welcome to share a treasured memory or favorite story.

Garretson Residence

28 Pleasant Hill Road

Succasunna. NJ 07876

To honor Brandon’s patriotic heart, consider a donation to Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Arrangements are by the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna, NJ 07876.  973-584-7264

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.

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