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AGE: 92 • Manchester
Dessie Acevedo, 92, of Manchester, New Jersey passed away with dignity March 5, 2013.
Dessie was born in Puerto Rico Jan. 6, 1921 to Ernest Kilgore and Catalina Martinez. Dessie moved with her husband, Gustavo and her four children to Jackson Township in 1959.
Dessie graduated from Business College in Puerto Rico. She retired from McGraw Hill Publishing Company, Hightstown, NJ. She was a parishioner of St. Aloysius Church Jackson. Dessie and had served as past president of the Green Thumb Garden Club of Jackson.
Dessie was the loving and beloved wife of the late Gustavo "Gus" Acevedo, the mother of Lizzie, Ivonne and Gustavo who survive her and of Julio who predeceased her. She is survived by two sisters, Florence and Rosa and her brother Howard. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Dessie's cremation will be handled with dignity by Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, Manchester, NJ. A private church service will be held by the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any medical research group advancing Alzheimer's research.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 10, 2013