Dolores M. Bloom
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AGE: 82 • Gloucester City
On March 22, 2013 (nee Metzinger), age 82, passed away under the wonderful care of Heartland Hospice, aide DeShaun Robinson, nurse Joann Ponto and her daughter Dolores Bricker. Dolores succumbed after a valiant battle with end stage lung disease associated with COPD. She was a longtime resident of Gloucester City but her heart always remained in the coal mine regions of Pennsylvania. She spent her childhood in Ashland and Locust Dale, PA and moved to New Jersey in 1955 with her husband Edward and 2 young sons. She was a true coal miner's daughter whose father lost his life in the mines in 1957. Dolores loved to crochet, do puzzle books and especially enjoyed her rub off tickets. She was well known around Gloucester with her little ticket list.
Preceded before her were husband Edward Bloom, parents William and Helen (nee Rhodes) Metzinger, her son Edward (Eddie), brothers John (Jackie), William (Billy), James (Jimmy), Edward (Eddie) and sisters Helen Marie Hancock, Barbara DiCarlo and Dolores' longtime companion John Hancock. Dolores leaves behind her dear children Daniel Bloom (Sabina), Robin Brangan (Al), Dolores Bricker (Harry), Donna Bloom, Betty Lindsay (Rich) all of Gloucester City and her sister Margaret Dale of Cramer Hill. She is also survived by her grandchildren Danielle Bloom of Deptford, Beth Bloom and great grandson Edward, Joshua Bloom, Michael Kennedy and great granddaughter Caitlin, Nicole Krimmel and Christopher and Marissa Lindsay all of Gloucester City, Albert Brangan (Janine) of Westville, Andrea Milloro (Denny) of Deptford and John Krimmel (Ashley) and great granddaughter Bella of Blackwood and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at ETHERINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Dolores' Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery in Bellmawr. www.etheringtonfh.com
Published in Courier-Post from Mar. 24 to Mar. 26, 2013