Anne Bernadette Conley Funcheon died at home in Springfield, NJ on February 17, 2015.
Born in Newark, NJ on August 10, 1917 to Thomas B. Conley and Nellie Reilly Conley who died in the 1918 flu epidemic. Anne was raised in Springfield, NJ by her aunt and uncle, Annie Thornton and William Conley.
Anne was predeceased by eleven siblings, her husband James Martin Funcheon, her daughter Ellen Dropkin, her son Peter F. X. Funcheon and her grandson James Conley Sheil. Left to cherish her memory are her children Betsy (Harry) Sheil of Maplewood, NJ, Joan (Tony) Dante of West Hartford, CT, Jim (Angela) Funcheon of Hackettstown, NJ, Bill (Rachel) Funcheon of Watchung, NJ, Kate (Jim) Grisard of Neptune City, NJ, son-in-law, Larry Dropkin of Boco Raton, FL, daughter-in-law Stephanie Funcheon of Lakeland, FL twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-nine great grandchildren.
Family was everything to Anne. She worked with her husband in the family business, the Springfield Market, for many years. Many joyful years were spent at Cranberry Lake and Chadwick Beach, NJ. Love of God, music, and reading were the legacies she imparted.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to her devoted caregiver, Jean Jeremiah.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at St. James the Apostle Church, Springfield, NJ. An interment will follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Short Hills, NJ. In lieu of flowers you may consider donating to a charity of your choice.
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