SPARTA - Maria Woppel 86, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton. Mrs. Woppel, daughter of the late Carl and Gisela (Gossy) Woppel, was born in Woppendorf, Austria, on Oct. 31, 1926. She had resided in Wayne moving to Franklin in 1993, where she lived before becoming a resident of Bentley Assisted Living in Branchville. For the past month, Mrs. Woppel had resided at Knoll View in Sparta. Mrs. Woppel was a seamstress working for H & T. Sportswear of West Paterson and E & M Cloth Co. of Paterson. She retired in 1991 after 38 years in the garment industry. She was a member of ILGWU Local 134 since 1947. Mrs. Woppel was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Franklin and a member of the Franklin Senior Citizens. She is survived by her sons, Richard Maier Jr. of Vernon and Eric Maier of Wantage, as well as three grandchildren, Dana, Eric and Matthew. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 9:30 a.m. from F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, to Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Franklin, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 75 Church St., Franklin, NJ 07416. For directions and condolences, please see www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 10, 2013