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AGE: 84 • Somerset
Dorothy Rosalie Mickens Cuffie, of Somerset, died at age 84 peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Regency Heritage Nursing Home in Somerset, New Jersey. Born April 3, 1930, in Valdosta, GA, she moved to New Jersey at age 18, residing in South River, Newark, Keyport, Somerville and Somerset. Daughter of the late Major Mickens and Maggie Taylor Mickens, Dorothy was one of eleven children and had ten sons of her own. Besides raising her children and being a very involved caregiver for her grandchildren, Dorothy loved, music, sewing, crocheting and recently Michelle Obama.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her late husband, William Claude Cuffie and two sons, Darren "Orie" Johnson and Lionel J. H. Cuffie. Dorothy is survived by eight sons, William Cuffie of Irvington, NJ, Glenn Cuffie of Somerville, NJ, Keith Cuffie of New York City, NY, Gary Cuffie of Bound Brook, NJ, Bruce Cuffie of Union City, NJ, Craig Cuffie of Morgan Hill, CA, Wayne Cuffie of Raeford, NC, Corey Cuffie of San Leandro, CA; two siblings, James Mickens of Valdosta GA, Agnes Green of Pemberton, NJ and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the Regency Heritage Nursing Home for their care in Dorothy's last years, the Doctors and Staff of Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center and Stein Hospice.
A viewing will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am, Friday, May 23, 2014 with a funeral service immediately following at Anderson Funeral Home, 201 Sandford Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Anderson Funeral Service
201 Sanford St New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Published in Home News Tribune on May 22, 2014