Grace Lane, longtime resident of Union, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014 at her home. She was 92. Born in Elizabeth, Grace has lived in Union for all of her life, where she was the proprietor of the Grace Lane Business Service since 1947. She was active in the community for most of her professional life. Anywhere she went, she tried to improve that place. Grace was the chairperson of the 175th Union Township Birthday Party, held at Kean College. She was recognized for countless achievements; in the early 1970s she conceived and initiated The Festival on the Green and chaired it for the first two years. She was selected the first female president of the Chamber of Commerce in Union Township. She founded the Friends of the Union Library and chaired it for sixteen years. Grace also decided, at the age of 50, to further her education at Kean College, which named her a member of their Kean College Part Time Students Group.
Predeceased by her husband Bert; Grace is survived by her son, Bert Lane and his wife Sue; and sister Lorraine Libby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:15am at St. Michael’s Church, 1212 Kelly St., Union. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth. There will be a visitation on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home 1100 Pine Ave., Union.
Contributions in Memory of Grace may be made to the Special Olympics INC, 1133 19th St NW, Washington DC 20036.
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