Obituaries-Feb. 2, 2006

Adelaide Johnson

   LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Adelaide "Delle" S. Newcomb Johnson, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 12, at her home in Lake Worth, Fla.
   She was born and raised in Lambertville.
   Ms. Johnson graduated from Lambertville High School in 1944.
   She moved to Lake Worth in 1949 where she met and married her husband of 50 years, Allen D. Johnson.
   She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lake Worth.
   She was the daughter of the late Addison "Newt" and Madeline Newcomb; widow of Allen D. Johnson and sister of the late Barbara A. Newcomb.
   Survived are her two sons and a daughter-in-law, Grant and Susan Johnson and Mark Johnson; a daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Jason Dobson; two stepchildren, Kay Worthington and John Patton; a sister, Dolores Delia; 11 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.
   Graveside services were Jan. 20 at Pinecrest Cemetery in Lake Worth under the direction of the All County Funeral Home and Crematory in Lake Worth.
   Memorial donations may be made to the church scholarship fund at 100 N. Palm Way, Lake Worth, Fla., 33460.
Anna Leonardi

   TRENTON — Anna Lucy Leonardi, 89, of Trenton died Monday, Jan. 23, at the Hunterdon Care Center in Raritan Township.
   Born in Trenton, Mrs. Leonardi was a lifelong resident of the city.
   With her late husband, she owned and operated the Capital Poultry Market in the Chambersburg section of Trenton. She retired in 1970.
   She was the widow of Agostino Leonardi, mother of the late Benedict N. Leonardi, daughter of the late John and Orsola Andreeli Marchetti and great-grandmother of the late Calliope Leonardi.
   Surviving are her daughter, Irene C. Leonardi of Lambertville; her daughter-in-law, Cynthia M. Leonardi of Trenton; her granddaughter and her husband, Melissa Ann and Jason Dziak of Morrisville, Pa.; her grandsons, Brian J. Leonardi, David T. Leonardi and his fiancé, Rachel Bachman, and Daniel N. Leonardi, all of Trenton; her great-granddaughter, Cassandra; her nieces, Miriam Bayman of Largo, Fla., and Evelyn Hawrylak of Hamilton; her sister-in-law Clara Leonardi of Hamilton; and her great-nieces and great-nephews.
   The funeral mass was held Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church, Lambertville. Burial followed at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Hamilton.
   Arrangements were under the direction of the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville.
   Memorial donations memory may be made to the Mercer Street Friends Home Health Care, 222 N. Hermitage Ave., Trenton, 08611.
Francis Ege

   LAMBERTVILLE — Frances "Sis" Ege, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, at home.
   She was a lifelong resident of Lambertville.
   She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Lambertville and its Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Lambertville Chapter of the Deborah Heart and Lung Association.
   She was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Bender Brown, widow of James R. Ege Sr., who died in 1985, and mother of the late Mary Karen Wieser.
   Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Kay Lynne Ege Jr. of York Pa., and Mitchell and Cynthia Ege, with whom she resided; six grandchildren, Frances and Wade Wieser, James Graziano and Mitchell Ege Jr., Chad and Justin Ege; and two nieces, Kerrie Joseph Rolon and Susan Brown Hornyak.
   Memorial services were held Friday at the Garefino Funeral Home in Lambertville. Burial followed in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
   Memorial donations may be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, 08822, or the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Lambertville, 08530.
William McConnell

   FERNDALE, Pa. — William "Billy" McConnell, 45, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital.
   Mr. McConnell was born and raised in New Hope and had lived in Ferndale for the past eight years.
   He was a graduate of New Hope Solebury High School.
   He was a member of St. Martin of Tours Roman Catholic Church in New Hope.
   He was employed by Thompson Toyota in Doylestown.
   He was a former member of the Lambertville Moose Lodge. He had coached various youth athletic teams in the New Hope area over the years.
   Surviving are his parents, William E. and Sally Gaynor McConnell of New Hope; his wife, Stefanie Pisel McConnell, one son, Max, two daughters, Brynley and Kearsten, and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathleen and Mark Livezey and Amy McConnell, all of New Hope; his nephew, Mark Livezey; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at the church. Burial was private.
   Memorial donations may be made to the Doylestown Hospital, 595 W. State St., Doylestown, Pa., 18901.
   Arrangements were under the direction of the Garefino Funeral Home in Lambertville.
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Olive Fisher

   WEST AMWELL — Olive E. Fisher, 84, died Saturday Jan. 14, at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township.
   Born and raised in Lambertville, Ms. Fisher had lived in West Amwell since 1950.
   She had worked at Corn Curls and the Luggage Craft in Lambertville for many years. She also had worked at the Stoy family dairy farm and Stoy’s vegetable stand in West Amwell.
   Daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel Burroughs Fisher, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Conny Fisher of West Amwell; one brother, Raymond Fisher of West Amwell; two sisters, Maude Dempsey and Vera Miller, both of Cape May, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Brian, Sharon and Danielle.
   Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Garefino Funeral Home in Lambertville. Burial followed in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lambertville.
   Memorial donations can be made to the Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 237, Lambertville, 08530, or the Alzheimer Association.
Paul Jeffries

   EDISON, N.J. — Paul Jeffries, 76, of Edison died Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Edison.
   Born and raised in Lambertville, Mr. Jeffries lived in Trenton before moving to Edison 15 years ago.
   He was employed by the former Union Mill in New Hope.
   An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Jeffries served in the Pacific.
   He was the son of the late Albert and Mary Gibbs Jeffries and brother of the late Ruth Silvis, Annabelle Bailey, Alberta Hill, Jane Jeffries and Joseph Jeffries.
   He is survived by his sister, Mary J. Morgan of Lambertville; his brother, Kenneth Jeffries of Buckingham, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services were held Monday at the Van Horn-McDonough Funeral Home, Lambertville. The Rev. Robert Hamlin of the 2nd Baptist Church of Doylestown officiated. Interment followed at Holcombe-Riverview Cemetery, Delaware Township.