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Frances T. (nee Houlihan), 82, of Ho-Ho-Kus died Saturday, November 9, 2013. Born in Hoboken, she lived in Teaneck before moving to Ho-Ho-Kus in 1987. Mrs. Birch was a Homemaker, gifted in arts and crafts. She was a parishioner of St. Luke's R.C. Church, Ho-Ho-Kus. Surviving are her devoted children, Joseph Birch (Robyn) of Memphis, TN, Patrick Birch of Los Angeles, CA, Mary Ann Dunn (Gino) of Las Vegas, NV, Kathleen DeAngelis (Neil) of West Milford, NJ, and James Birch of Ridgefield Park, NJ. Also surviving are her 13 grandchildren, Timothy, Thomas, Katie, James, Andrew, Daniel, Joseph III, Matthew, Michael, Kevin, Christina, Thomas and Nicholas and one great-granddaughter, Grace. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Birch in 2002 and her brother, Walter Houlihan. Visiting, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 10 AM, at St. Luke's R.C. Church, 340 N. Franklin Tpk. Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Interment in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Ho-Ho-Kus Volunteer Ambulance Corp, 55 Sycamore Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 or West Milford Township First Aid Squad, 619 Ridge Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 would be appreciated. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the loving staff and Hospice workers of Milford Manor, West Milford, NJ.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 11, 2013
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257 Godwin Avenue Wyckoff, NJ 07481