WESTTOWN, N.Y. - Doris Rose Stoveken, 89, of Westtown, N.Y., entered peacefully into rest at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. The daughter of the late James A. Irven and Etta Cavanaugh Irven, she was born March 26, 1923, in New Brunswick. She served as a Specialist Q Third Class in the U.S. Navy Intelligence in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She was a member of the American Legion, George Smith Post 1607, Unionville, N.Y. She lived in Westtown, N.Y., for the past 12 years with her daughter, Jean Marie Masuck, previously a resident of Wantage for more than 40 years. She also is survived by her sons, Robert Stoveken, of Westtown, John L. Stoveken III and Susan, of Hardyston, Charles Stoveken and Debra, of Layton, Joseph Stoveken and Lisa, of Pine Valley, Calif.; daughter, Michele Stoveken and Andrew J. Burigo, of Westtown; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Anne Marie Gabruk, of Hilton Head, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Doris was predeceased by her husband, John L. Stoveken Jr.; two brothers, Robert and James Irven; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Our Lady of the Scapular Church, Main Street, Unionville, N.Y. The Rev. Michael Cedro will officiate. She will be laid to rest with her husband in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550. To send a condolence online or for directions, please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 14, 2012