Carolyn Elizabeth Pettit
AGE: 70 • Jackson Township
Carolyn Elizabeth Pettit, 70, of Jackson Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at home. She was born in Belleville. She was a bookkeeper for Gelbstein's Bakery, Lakewood before her retirement. Carol was a communicant of St. Robert Bellarmine R.C. Church, Freehold Township where she served as an Eucharistic Minister at CentraState Medical Center. She was a member of the Father Benedict Ministry of the church. She was a member of Our Lady Prayer Group, Spring Lake and Our Lady's Prayer Group, Marlboro Township. She was a loving nanny to her grandchildren and was a regular supporter at their soccer and baseball games.
She was predeceased by her husband, James M. Pettit, in 2007 and a sister, Janet Kingston in 1996. Surviving are two sons, Stephen Kinder and Robert Kinder and his wife Carol; her stepchildren, Dan Pettit and Raymond Pettit and wife Tonya, and Sandy; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Lorraine O'Prandy, Pete and Laura O'Prandy, Jack and Nancy O'Prandy, Jim and Denise O'Prandy; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ed Thompson; 17 loving grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visiting will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center St., Freehold. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at St. Robert Bellarmine R. C. Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. Memorial donations to Orphans of Uganda, c/o St. Catherine's Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762 would be appreciated.