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AGE: 86 • Wall
Charlotte Arey, 86, passed away peacefully from complications created by a long battle with Parkinson's disease, on November 21, 2012. Charlotte was born on April 2, 1926, in Orwell Township, Bradford County, Pa. to the late Mary Westbrook and Andy Benjamin. Raymond Arey, her loving husband of 49 years, brothers Andy Jr., Leon, Gordon and a sister Geraldine Manchester also predeceased her. She grew up in Towanda, PA and graduated from Orwell Schools in 1944. She spent most of her adult life living in Wall Township, NJ as a homemaker and mother to her three children. She was a cub-scout leader, gardener, baker and quilter. She will always be remembered by her family as a devoted Mom and Grand-mom, forever baking wonderful birthday cakes and always serving ice cream and home made cookies! She most recently resided at Broadmeadow Nursing home in Middletown, DE. Many kind people lovingly and devotedly cared for her but especially her close friend, Susan Mwangi.
She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Bogardus (Wayne) of Middletown, DE and sons Kenneth Arey (Jan) of Toms River, NJ and William Arey (Joan) of Wall Township, NJ. She is also survived by 9 grand children: Crystal, Candice, Danielle, Steven, Brenna, Laurie, Kimberly, Alison and David and 8 great grand children and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27 from 11 to 12 Noon at Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home, 2652 Highway 138, Wall NJ. (Phone 1-732-681-4455.) In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the memory of Charlotte can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.
Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home
2652 HWY 138
Wall, NJ 07719
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 26, 2012