Peggy Blake Hession

Obituaries Peggy Blake Hession

Mrs. Hession, 84, of Tinton Falls died May 6 at her residence at The Atria, Tinton Falls. Born in Jersey City, she resided in Atlantic Highlands and Red Bank prior to moving to Tinton Falls eight years ago. Mrs. Hession was a private tutor and ballet teacher. Prior to that, she taught at the Ranney School, Tinton Falls, during the 1960s. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene F. Hession Sr., in 1987; and a daughter, Frances Hession, in 1991. Surviving are two sons, John J. Hession of Copiague Harbor, N.Y., and Dr. Eugene F. Hession Jr. of Long Branch; two daughters, Peggy Gene Thom of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Marybeth Flaschbart of Eagle, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Queens, N.Y. The John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1034 Salem Road, P.O. Box 4028, Union 07083.

Marguerite "Jackie" Gretchel Reid

Mrs. Reid, 94, of Freehold Township, died May 27 at CentraState Medical Center, Free­hold Township. Born in Long Branch, she had lived in Neptune before moving to Silvermead, Freehold Township, in 1969. A homemaker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale; a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star’s Molly Pitcher Chapter; a prior member of the Wall Campers Club; and a former volunteer for the CentraState Medical Center Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence D. "Chubby" Reid, in 1974 and a grandson, Timo­thy Lisle, as well as a daughter-in-law, Mary Ruth Reid. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Edward J. and Faye Reid of Grandy, N.C., and George D. Reid of Man­asquan; two daughters and a son-in-law, Eliz­abeth M. Lisle of Lakehurst, and Barbara R. and Robert Hurley of Farmingdale; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Richards officiating. Interment followed at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch. C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell, was in charge of arrange­ments. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale Memorial Fund, 8 Main St., Farmingdale 07727.

Helen L. Boyington

Mrs. Boyington, 81, of Oceanport died May 15 at home. She resided in Long Branch prior to moving to Oceanport in 1952. Mrs. Boyington was a telephone operator at New Jersey Bell, AT&T, and Bell Atlantic, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers; Order of the Eastern Star, Red Bank; and the Long Branch Senior Citizens. She enjoyed traveling with her family. Mrs. Boyington was predeceased by her husband, William H. Boyington, in 1998; two brothers, Charles and Russell Lynch; and two sisters, Evelyn Soma and Alice Yancis. Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, William Boyington, and John and Barbara Boyington, all of the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township; a sister, Margaret of Wall Township; three grandsons; four great-grand­children; and several nieces and nephews. Entombment was at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. The Braun Funeral Home, Eatontown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Oceanport First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 76, Oceanport 07757.