POMPTON PLAINS -- Roberta "Bobbie" Jaques Claudin, 76, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y., Bobbie lived there for 40 years before moving to the Cranberry Lake section of Byram Township. She liked being near the water, living in Cranberry Lake, Lake Hopatcong and Cape Coral, Fla., before settling in at Cedar Crest in Pompton Plains seven years ago. She was a wonderful mother, sister, grandma and was lovingly known as "Googa." Bobbie was an easy person to like, a great personality who enjoyed having fun and going places. We all have many memories of cruising in the boat to restaurants on the lake or down the canals out to the Gulf of Mexico. Bobbie also liked helping people. She was a registered nurse, working at Dover General Hospital and Andover Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Claudin; her parents, Guyon and Eleanor Clark; her brother, Paul Clark; and sons, Dennis and Rodger Jaques. Bobbie is survived by her three children, Arthur Warren Jaques and wife, Gloria, Susan Jaques Bencivenga and husband, Harry, and Karen Jaques Mesmer and husband, Fred; and her brother, Joe"Biff" Clark and wife, Helen. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, Nicole, Daniel, Damien, Lauren, Michele, Andrea, Frederick, Jacqueline, Christine, Veronica, Melissa, Austin and Erica; five great-grandchildren, Nathaniel, Emily, Alyssa, Cassandra and Brandon; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Morgan Funeral Home, 31 Main St., Netcong. A funeral Mass at St. Michael's R.C. Church, 4 Church St., Netcong, will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. only at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.NetcongFuneral.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2014