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Jean Ann, age 85, of New Milford, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, December 9, 2012. Born in Bronx, NY, she was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and James Dowd, and her sister, Marie, and three brothers, Joe, Harold, and Jimmy. She was also predeceased by her son, Michael.
She was a caring, selfless, giving person who shared her love with all those she met. Jean touched so many lives through her years as a waitress at The Woodcliff Manor, The Woodale Inn, and retired from the Old Hook Inn after 20 years of service. One of the Golden Girls, she enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved making others happy and sharing her smile with them.
Jean is survived by her children, Cathy Auryansen, Marie Cameron and husband Greg, Madeline Anthony and husband Paul, Jeannie Sapunarich, Noreen Schuh and husband Tom, and Patricia Marchessault, James Wagner and Jane, T.J. Sapunarich and wife Claire, Butch Sapunarich and Lori, James Sapunarich and wife Dinah, and Peter Sapunarich and wife Gloria and her daughters-in-law Suzanne Sapunarich and Charlene Oritz. She cherished and adored her 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and her loving dog Nikki.
She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's parish and attended mass regularly while she could and then enjoyed daily mass and praying the rosary at home with EWTN. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at Long Beach Island, holidays spent at home with her family, and her Coors Light on ice.
We love you, Mom!
Services will be Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Basralian Funeral Home, 559 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ. Funeral Mass on December 13, 2012 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Oradell at 10 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Published in The Record/Herald News from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2012