Antoinette Marie Yessian
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AGE: 73 • Hillsborough
Antoinette Marie Yessian, 73, better known as Toni, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 1p.m. at Zarephath Church Life Center, 2 Chapel Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873. Following the service an open house will be held at Toni's house at 6 Lynn Court, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. Refreshments will be provided. All who wish to gather and celebrate Toni's life are welcome.
Toni was born in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, New York, the eldest of two children of Mary and Walter Hinkelman, both deceased. She received her RN in nursing from Kings County Hospital and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St Joseph's College. Toni held several nursing related positions during a career that she was devoted to and never stopped working at. Most recently she was volunteering as a nurse at the Zarephath Health Center. Toni loved her time at the health clinic and was planning to return after recovering from a related health issue when she succumbed to a tragic escalation of her illness.
Toni is survived by two loving daughters, Suzanne Lane (husband Terry), Andrea Yessian, and her devoted son, Richard Yessian; her beloved brother, Walter Hinkelman (wife Lillian) and brother in law, James Yessian (wife Dorothy) and grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Alexandra, Chloe, Michael, Paul and Samantha Paige. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and ex-husband, Richard Yessian. The pets she adored, will be cared for by her son Richard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Antoinette Yessian to Zarephath Health Center, 595 Westin Canal Road, Somerset, New Jersey 08873 or The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover Street, Building 3, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 (www.bafound.org).
Published in Home News Tribune & Courier News on May 6, 2012