Mary H. "Polly" (Smith) Sofia

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Mary H. "Polly" Sofia (nee Smith)

AGE: 93 • Pitman

Went home to be with her Lord on March 13, 2014. Born in Camden, she was raised in Pitman and later lived in Cross Keys before returning to Pitman in 1967.

Mrs. Sofia was an English Major, loved poetry and reading, especially the Bible, using the Scriptures to encourage others. She was a member of the Gloucester County Community Church where she taught Sunday School, served as an Altar Worker and headed up the Prayer Hot Line. Her passion was shaping the lives of children by teaching Children's Church, conducting Children's Bible Studies and holding Child Evangelism Clubs in her home.

Beloved wife of the late John M. Sofia for 63 years. Devoted mother of Sondra Clendenen (Jerry) and Dr. J. Bruce Sofia (Sheryl). Dear sister of Katherine Vance and the late Anna Bruner. Loving grandmother of Jason Clendenen (Joanna), Joel Sofia and Noelle Sofia-Starr (Adam). Loving great-grandmother of "AJ", Rachael, Levi, Eliana, Shiloh and Alexandra.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday, March 18th from 9:00 - 11:00 am at the Gloucester County Community Church, 359 Chapel Heights Road, Washington Twp. (Sewell) NJ 08080; a service will immediately follow at 11:00 am. Her son, the Dr. Bruce Sofia, will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Hurffville (NJ).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to GCCC to be used for the Children's Ministry at the address given above.

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Funeral Home
Farnelli Funeral Home - Williamstown
504 North Main Street  Williamstown, NJ 08094
(856) 629-5291
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Published in Courier-Post on Mar. 16, 2014
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