Zoe Marie Condon, 100, of Millville passed away on Friday morning, Sept. 13, 2013, in Genesis Millville Center after a brief illness.
She was born July 25, 1913, in Denver, Colo., to Jack and Zoe A. Condon. As a very young girl, she resided in famous hotels her father managed, including the Brown Palace of Denver. After attending grade school, her parents sent her to The Training School at Vineland and over the next 86 years she would live in several of the facility's cottages, apartments and group homes. She enjoyed working with staff, including cooking and cleaning for many of the residents. She had many hobbies, including knitting, drawing and basket weaving. She loved to travel and going to the casinos. Possessing a boundless joy for people and life, Zoe's remarkable story was featured in a front-page article of the Daily Journal in 2001. She celebrated her 100th birthday over three days this past July by going to a casino, restaurants and a late night of karaoke and chair dancing.
She is survived by many dear friends, including Carrie and Pat Siconolfi of Vineland, and Shelley and Paul Southwell of Denver.
Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Road, Vineland, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment to be in Denver, Colo. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Elwyn Institute (for Jason Group Home), 1667 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08361.
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