BANKS Clarene M. (Philpot), 55, of Hopatcong, NJ on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, she resided in Hopatcong for nineteen years. She was a member of the Circle Lanes Bowling League of Ledgewood. Clarene enjoyed baking for family and friends.Mrs. Banks was a paralegal with the Law Office of Mark Futterweit in Dover, NJ.Beloved wife of Joseph Banks. Loving daughter of Joan (Lyons) Carr and the late William Philpot, Sr. Dear sister of Shari Smith, Edward and William E. Philpot. Cherished godmother of Diana A. Mele. She is also survived by many loving relatives.A funeral service is planned for Sunday, January 31, 2010, 4 PM at Vander Plaat Colonial Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. Committal service and interment will be held on Monday, February 1, 2010, 11 AM at Laurel Grove Memorial Park in Totowa. The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday 2-4 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Clarene may be made to John F. Kennedy Medical Center, 65 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820. For additional information, please visit www.vpfairlawn.com.
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Published in The Record/Herald News on Jan. 29, 2010