Anne Marie Linden
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AGE: 47 • Gillette
Anne Marie Linden (née Lacroce) succumbed to metastatic breast cancer after a long, brave battle on Monday morning, October 28, 2013 at the age of 47 at her home in Gillette, NJ surrounded by her loving family. Born in Camden, NJ, she was raised in Haddonfield, moving to Jersey City before settling in Gillette in 2004. She graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1984, and from Lafayette College cum laude in 1988, where she was a coxswain for the crew club. She became a CPA and worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP and Colgate Palmolive in NYC. She then taught at Riverdell Regional High School in Oradell, and at Bound Brook Middle and High Schools. Anne Marie was CFO and an Education Consultant at Informed Educators Consulting Group. For the past seven years she has worked for PEF Services in West Orange, NJ, an administrator of private equity funds. She served as the Chief Operating Officer and subsequently as an Executive Vice President.
Anne Marie is predeceased by her brother Saverio Joseph Lacroce, who died of leukemia in 1975. She is survived by her loving husband of seven years Tom, her adoring four-year-old son Patrick, her mother Joann Lacroce (née Pezzuro), her father Saverio Lacroce and his wife Maria Lacroce (née Papandrea), her sisters Lisa Lacroce (John) Patterson, Donna (Michael) Picone (née Lacroce), Julianne Lacroce, her brothers Michael Lacroce and Anthony (Kristen) Lacroce, and six beloved nieces and three beloved nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Bebout Ave., Gillette, NJ. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, NJ at 1:30 PM. Visitation will be Friday 2-4 and 6-9 at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. For more information and on-line condolences: www.valleymemorialfuneralhome.net.
Valley Memorial Funeral Home
1012 Valley Rd.
Gillette, NJ 07933
Published in Courier-Post on Oct. 30, 2013