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Katherine P. Hall
FUNERAL SERVICE: Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Elizabeth
INTERMENT: Rosehill Cemetery, Linden
Arthur "Graham" G. Bowles
VISITING: Fri., Oct. 24, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison
FUNERAL SERVICE: Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 at 11:00am at Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, Liberty Corner
Arthur Graham Bowles Royal Navy veteran, became a US citizen in 1998, taught at church daycare center in Liberty Corner, 74 Arthur Graham Bowles, 74, of Florham Park, N.J., died Oct. 15, 2014, at Morristown Medical Center after a short illness. Visiting hours are on Friday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Burroughs, Kohr, and Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main St., Madison, N.J. The funeral will be held at the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church, 45 Church St., Liberty Corner, N.J., on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Wayne, N.J. Graham, as he was always known, was born on Sept. 5, 1940, in Cleethorpes, England, to Herbert and Cicely Bowles. He lived in Florham Park, N.J., for 20 years, and prior to that lived in Taunton, England. Graham and his contemporaries had as their earliest memories their town being heavily bombed by the Luftwaffe. He graduated from Elliston Secondary Modern School in Cleethorpes, and then served for two years aboard fishing trawlers in the merchant fleet. Graham enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1958, and served for 10 years, reaching the rank of petty officer radioman and also subspecialized as a ship's diver. His last assignment was aboard the minehunter HMS Kirkliston which served alongside the USS Epping Forest during the Vietnam War. Graham was awarded the Naval General Service Medal with campaign clasps for Middle East and Cyprus. He was a member of the Royal Naval Christian Union and the Royal British Legion. After leaving the Navy, Graham went into business in Taunton and was co-proprietor of roofing and landscape companies. In 1994, he came to America to marry his wife, Suzanne, and became a U.S. citizen in 1998. Since 1995, Graham taught at the Children's Corner, a daycare center run by the Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church in Liberty Corner, N.J. He was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Wayne, N.J. Graham was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Betty Roberts, and his brother, Kevin. He is survived by his wife, the former Suzanne Geissler; two sisters, Ruth Lawler of Cleethorpes, England, and Jacqueline Puddle of Grays, England, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Children's Corner, 45 Church St., Liberty Corner, N.J. 07938.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 at 11:00am at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison
Horace L. Norcross Jr.
VISITING: Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison
FUNERAL SERVICE: Tues., Oct. 21, 2014 at 11:00am at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison
INTERMENT: St. Vincent's Cemetery, Madison
Horace L. Norcross, Jr., 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014. Born and raised in Providence, RI, he moved to Madison, NJ in 1974 before returning to Rhode Island in 2008.
Horace proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of Seaman First Class.
Mr. Norcross was an Assistant Vice President and Senior Underwriter for Allendale Insurance Company in Rhode Island and New Jersey for 46 years, until his retirement in 1989.
Horace was a member of the Narragansett Lions Club, RI and a former member of the American Legion Post #43, Madison, NJ.
Horace was an avid sports fan; his favorite teams were the Bruins, Celtics, NY Giants and Providence College basketball. He enjoyed playing golf, doing crossword puzzles, cooking and gardening; but nothing gave "Horse" greater pleasure then having his family around him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace L. Norcross, Sr. and Dorothy Gilbert; his beloved wife of 57 years, Helen R. Lee Norcross, 2007; and his loving son, Bobby Norcross, 1991.
Surviving are his loving children, Carol A. (Harold) Westra of Newton, NJ, Thomas W. (Rosemarie) Norcross of Narragansett, RI, and David L. (Toni Ann) Norcross of Bridgewater, NJ; his seven cherished grandchildren; his thirteen great-grandchildren; his dear brothers, Richard E. (Mary Lou) Norcross of Windsor Locks, CT and Kenneth S. (Sally) Norcross of Bristol, CT; and many nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held on Monday, October 20th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and Tuesday, October 21st from 10am to 11am with a prayer service to begin at 11am at Burroughs, Kohr and Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison, NJ (973)377-3232. Interment will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Madison, NJ.
Memorial contributions may be made in Horace's memory to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 143 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 www.hhcri.org
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Patricia McColgan Roche
VISITATION: Thurs., Oct. 23, 2014 from 6-9pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison
FUNERAL MASS: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Vincent Martyr Church, Madison
Patricia McColgan Roche, formerly of Madison , NJ, more recently of Emmaus, PA, passed away suddenly at home on October 18, 2014. She was 65 years old.
Born in Newark, NJ, Patricia resided in Madison, NJ for almost 40 years, before moving to Emmaus, PA a few months ago.
Patricia earned her R.N. degree from the East Orange Hospital School of Nursing in 1970. Patricia went on to earn a B.S. degree in the College of Nursing from the College of St. Elizabeth’s in Convent Station, NJ. Here, she was the recipient of the Mother Xavier Award at college of St Elizabeth's in 1990.
The Mother Mary Xavier Award is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon one graduate of each class. Each year, it is awarded in recognition of the vision, courage and faith of College of Saint Elizabeth founder, Mother Mary Xavier Mehegan (1825-1915), who also founded the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1859.
Patricia was a Registered Nurse for the Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset. Prior to that position, she was the head of Urgent Care Department of NYU (university); Health Administer at University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark,; and Health Administer at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. Patricia was also instrumental with the opening of the first infirmary in the early 1980's for the Benedictine Monks at St Mary's Abby Delbarton in Morristown. She retired in 2012.
Patricia was a member of St. Vincent Martyr Church in Madison for almost 40 years. She was also a member of the Sigma Theta Tau-National Honor Society of Nurses; American College Health Association; New Jersey College Health Association; Business and Professional Women Society of New Jersey; and Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue.
Patricia is survived by her devoted children, Meghan E. Matthews (Roche) and her husband, Edwin R. Matthews, Jr. (“Ted”) of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Kathleen Roche. She was also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emmett and Ella Matthews. Patricia will be greatly missed by her very large extended family of cousins, their families, and her very close friends.
In her free time, Patricia loved to vacation at Cape May Point; loved books & music; loved to cook, garden; entertain family and friends; and rescue dogs.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6-9pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison, NJ. A Funeral Mass for Patricia will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Vincent Martyr Church, 26 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ. Interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.