Obituaries for the week of Feb. 23

Alice Raesly, William Donald Matlack, Helen Popso, Marie Dixon, Nancy Shultz Hetman, James Craig, Helen Rosinksi Weaver, Anne Lane Reeder, Anna I. D’Abronzo, Frank J. O’Brien, Gennoro Chiariello Jr., Mark A. Doan

Alice Raesly
   WESTAMPTON — Alice Wright Raesly, 84, a former resident of the Samuel Miller Christian Retirement Center in Mount Holly, died at JFK Hospital in Cherry Hill.
   Born in Columbus, she was a member of the first graduating class of Kings College. She received her teaching certificate from Trenton State Teachers College and taught in the Columbus School system for a few years before going to work as a lab technician for Rohm & Haas in Bristol, Pa., for over 30 years. She was an avid bowler.
   Ms. Raesly was also a former member of the Columbus Presbyterian Church, and was also a longtime active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly where she served as a deacon, choir member, and Sunday School teacher.
   Daughter of the late Agnes and Joseph Wright, and wife of the late George A. Raesly, she is survived by her brother, Joseph E. Wright Jr., of Albuquerque, N.M.; and by three sisters, Ruth Sanders of Orchard Park, N.Y.; Patricia W. Neindorff of Columbus and Shirley Wright of Rehoboth, Mass. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sister Sara Thompson.
   Private graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Holly. Friends may visit with the family from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church.
   Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church at the above address. Arrangements by the Perinchief Chapels, Mount Holly.
William Donald

   William Donald Matlack, 77, of Burlington Township, died Friday in Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
   Mr. Matlack was born in Trenton, he was the son of the late William H. and Carrie Carvale Matlack. He resided in Roebling most of his life before moving to Burlington Township in 1970. Mr. Matlack along with his wife were the proprietors of Matlack’s Flower Shop in Roebling. Mr. Matlack was an avid organic gardener.
   He was a retired brakeman, employed by John A. Roebling & Son CF&I Corp., Roebling. Mr. Matlack was a member of All Saints Catholic Church, Burlington, the Holy Name Society of the church serving as past president, Willitts Hogan Tonne American Legion Post 39, Roebling, Roebling Historical Society, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree and Burlington Council. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran.
   He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy C. Misiewicz Matlack; son and daughter-in-law, Randall G. and Maria Matlack of Burlington City; son, Glen G. Matlack of Burlington Township; sister and brother-in-law Loretta and Paul Varga of Roebling; two grandsons, Timothy Matlack of Elizabethtown, Pa. and Peter Matlack of Burlington City, several nieces, nephews and spouses, grand nieces, grand nephews and spouses, two sisters-in-law.
   Friends were invited to call Tuesday at Koschek and Porter Funeral Directors, 1115 Hornberger Avenue, Roebling. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the funeral home. A funeral mass was held at Saints Catholic Church, Burlington. Burial was in the Holy Assumption Cemetery, Roebling.
   Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Catholic Church, 502 High St., Burlington, NJ 08016 or Pennsylvania Hospital Gastroenterology Division 2 Pine East 800 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Helen Popso
   FLORENCE — Helen Popso (nee Wandishin), 93, of Florence, died Feb. 16 at Buttonwood Hospital in New Lisbon.
   Born in Treskow, Pa., she lived in Hazelton, Pa. before moving to the Roebling-Florence area 56 years ago. Mrs. Popso enjoyed cooking, baking and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in Roebling and also attended Novena services at St. Clare’s Church in Florence.
   Wife of the late Joseph Popso, she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Henry Hewitt of Florence and five sons and four daughters-in-law: Bernard and Gladys Popso of Hot Springs, Ark., Richard and Christine Popso, Gabriel Popso and Joseph and Fran Popso, all of Florence, and Raymond and Debbie Popso of Mount Laurel.
   She is also survived by a sister, Eva Russin of Trenton; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Popso of Hazleton and a brother-in-law, Edward Stanek of Conygham, Pa., as well as 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral was held on Tuesday from the Dennison Funeral Home, 214 W. Front St., Florence. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Nicholas Church, Norman Avenue, Roebling. Pastor, Rev. Lawrence Wolf officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
   Contributions in her memory may be sent to the Larc School, 1089 Creek Rd., Bellmawer, NJ 08031.
Marie Dixon
   FLORENCE — Marie (Mary) Dixon, 75, of Florence died Feb. 15, at Cooper Medical Center in Camden.
   Born in Florence, she was a lifelong resident. She retired 10 years ago as a secretary for Transamerica DeLaval Co. in Florence after 23 years service. Prior to this she worked as a secretary for the former Bordentown Military Institute.
   Ms. Dixon was a member of St. Clare’s Church in Florence and its Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Florence Garden Club, the Florence Good Neighbor’s Senior Citizens Club and the Florence Township Chapter of Deborah Hospital.
   Daughter of the late Irene and Peter DeFilippo and sister of the late Aldo and Gino DeFilippo, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles Dixon; two sons and daughters-in-law; Charles and Patsy Dixon of Theodore, Ala. and Robert and Cheryl Dixon of Norway, Maine. Also two sisters-in-law, Anna and Sarah Defilippo, a granddaughter, Anna, two great-grandchildren, an aunt, Lena Difilippo, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and two caregivers, Roseann Simpkins and Kate DiFilippo.
   Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Clare’s Church, East Front & Walnut Sts., Florence. Rev. Felix F. Venza, pastor officiated. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Florence.
   Contributions in her memory may be sent to St. Clare’s Church Improvement Fund, 232 E. Front St., Florence NJ 08518
Nancy Shultz

   BORDENTOWN — Nancy Shultz Hetman died Feb. 14 at the University Medical Center, Princeton.
   Born in Summit, she resided in Allentown and Bedminster before moving to Bordentown. A graduate of Bernards High School in Bernardsville, Nancy went on to graduate as an art major from Glassboro College. She was a telephone technician for Verizon and an artist. Her love of animals brought her in contact with the Popcorn Park Zoo, where she was known to take in old dogs who had no chance of adoption.
   She is survived by her two children, Sarah Mei Shultz and Maggie Mei Hetman, both of Bordentown; her parents, Ronald and Dorothy Black Barndard of Bordentown; her husband, Martin Hetman and step-son Dakota Hetman of Allentown; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Matt Trembley of Coatesville, Pa.; nieces, Allison and Kristin Trembley; and her first husband, Frank Shultz of Bordentown.
   Memorial service was celebrated Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 420 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Memorial Fund, C/O the Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08540-9914.
Interment will be private.
James Craig
   BORDENTOWN — James Craig, 91, of Bordentown Township died Feb. 13 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. He was born in Andover, Mass. And resided in this area for several years.
   Mr. Craig served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years and had retired from the NJDOT with over 22 years service. The husband of the late Grace Faust Craig, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Eric and Patricia Craig of Doylestown, Pa. and James and Nora Craig of Franklinville, grandchildren, James, Eric, Joshua, Brighid, and Jessica, a great grandchild, Genevieve and several nieces and nephews.
   The funeral was held Friday at the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown with burial in the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
Helen Rosinkski

   FIELDSBORO — Helen Rosinkski Weaver, 76, of Fieldsboro, died Feb. 12 at her home.
   Born in Florence, she had lived in Roebling before moving to Fieldsboro 55 years ago. She was the treasurer for the American Legion Post 349 of Fieldsboro for many years. Ms. Weaver enjoyed baking and crocheting and her family was very important to her.
   Daughter to the late Joseph and Frances Rosinski, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Clinton Weaver; two daughters and sons-in-law; Wanda and Michael Mulcahy of Mims, Fla. and Diane and Donald Blauth of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Ida Weaver of Florence; a sister-in-law; Ann Weaver of Fieldsboro and a brother-in-law; Donald Weaver and his wife Rita of Fieldsboro; five grandchildren, Shauna and Courtney Charvet of Titusville, Fla., Kevin and Ryan Mulcahy of Mims, Fla., and Christopher Blauth of Columbus.
   Funeral services were held Friday at the Peppler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks St., Bordentown with Pastor Philip Loria officiating. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.
   Donations may be made to the Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, 521 Fellowship Road, Suite 110, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 or to the First Wesleyan Church, 346 W. Fourth St., Florence NJ 08518.
Anne Lane Reeder
   COLUMBUS — Anne Lane "Rainy" Reeder died Feb. 11. Born in Atlantic City, she lived her life in Columbus.
   She graduated from William McFarland High School, Class of 1962 and in her senior year was crowned the Burlington County Farm Fair Beauty Queen.
   Along with raising her children, she was active on the Mansfield Township Ambulance Corps. and attended the State Police Academy in Sea Girt.
   Preceded in death by her parents, Anne Lane Pickens and Lewis "Bus" Graham Pickens, she is survived by her three children, David George Schramm of Columbus, Anne Lane Schramm of Columbus and William Henry Reeder III and his fiancee Karen Marie Bates of New Egypt. She also leaves behind dear friends and caretakers, Susan Nutt of Columbus and Robert F. Markwood of Cookstown; she is also survived by an aunt and uncle, Elsie Lane Craft of Columbus and Nathan Atkinson Lane formerly of Asbury Park, now residing in Arizona.
   Ms. Reeder had 14 cousins: Bill who nicknamed her "Rainy," Clair, Joy, George, Tony, Peter, Rosemarie, David, Richard, Paul, Michelle "Shell-Belle," Georgia, Valerie and Melissa and 37 second cousins.
   Memorial service was held Saturday at the Peppler Funeral Home, 122 Crosswicks St. Bordentown. The Rev. Paul VanSant presided over the service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Anna I. D’Abronzo
   DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Anna I. D’Abronzo, 93, formerly of Bordentown Township, died at home Saturday.
   She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Josephine (Maurano) Iaquinto and sister of the late Frank (Duke) Iaquinto, Mamie Bisignano, Mary Calabrese, Michael (Whitey) Iaquinto, and Vincent (Jimmy) Iaquinto.
   Predeceased by her husband, Pasquale Charles D’Abronzo, she leaves a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Ed Leary of Hamilton; and a son, Charles (Buddy) of Hollywood, Fla.; grandchildren, Edward and Angela Leary of Yardley, Pa., Kathleen and Masoud Rezvan of New Hope, Pa., Christine and Ralph Calabrese of Robbinsville, Anthony and Marilyn D’Abronzo of Jamieson, Pa., Patricia and Paul DelGiudice of Hamilton, and Stacy and Joseph Salera of Bordentown; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
   Contributions may be sent to Vitas Hospice Compassionate Care, 5420 NW 33rd Ave., #100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.
Frank J. O’Brien
   HAMILTON — Frank J. O’Brien died Saturday at Robert Wood Johnson University at Hamilton.
   Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired after many years of service from Phillipsburg Beverage Co. He was a member of the St. Raphael’s/Holy Angels Parish at St. Raphael’s and a member of its Holy Name Society.
   He was a man of great wit and unending kindness. He loved life and had a great devotion to all of his family. His love was always given unconditionally.
   Son of the late Frank V. and Jane McCaffrey O’Brien and brother of the late Joseph, Thomas and William O’Brien, he is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Helen Morrison O’Brien; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Thomas Szombaty of Burlington and Christine and Bob Haggerty of Florence; five grandchildren, Brian Haggerty and his wife Jennifer, Megan Haggerty, Kevin Haggerty, Jeffrey Szombaty and Michael Szombaty; and a great-grandson, Sean Haggerty.
   The funeral will be held 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday, from the Buklad Memorial Home, 2141 S. Broad St., Hamilton with Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church in Hamilton. Burial will follow in Ewing Cemetery in Ewing. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the memorial home.
   Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael’s/Holy Angels Parish, 3500 S. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610.
Gennoro Chiariello Jr.
   TRENTON — Gennoro (Jerry) Chiariello Jr., 88, of the Chambersburg section of Trenton, died Feb. 16 at St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton.
   Born in Trenton, he was a lifelong area resident. He was formerly employed locally as a baker by Contis Bakery and also by Colonial Bakery. He was retired from Paterson Parchment Co. in Tullytown, Pa. where he was employed for 15 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Angels Parish/St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church.
   He was the son of the late Gennoro Chiariello Sr. and Marie Capasso Chiariello and was predeceased by two daughters, Geraldine M. Cochran and Mary De Steffano, six siblings, Albert Chiarello and Frank Chiarello, Constance Battisti, Fannie Nitti, Antoinetti Fannelli and Mary Parkinson, and two sisters-in-law, Katherine Tomasulo and Mary Marini.
   Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Rose Tiberi Chiariello of Trenton; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Beverly Chiarello of Mansfield Township; two sons-in-law, David Cochran and Joseph De Steffano; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Lucy Dutko, Theresa and Sonny Brown, Helen Capone and Ann Belardino; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Chick Tiberi, Al and Ann Tiberi, Connie Everret and Theresa Eppolito; eight wonderful grandchildren and their spouses, Nick Chiarello and Nadine Chiarello, Lisa De Steffano, Saundra and Scott Abernethy, Joseph and Beth De Steffano, Tim and Gina Cochran, Keith Cochran and John and Kim Antinoro; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
   Rite of Reception was held Monday at the Our Lady of the Angels Parish/St. Joachim’s Church, 20-56 Butler St., Trenton. Burial followed at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Woolsey Street, Hamilton
   The family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of the Angels Parish/St. Joachim’s Church, c/o 21-23 Bayard St., Trenton, NJ 08611. All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Chiacchio Southview Funeral Home, 990 S. Broad St., South Trenton.
Mark A. Doan
   HAMILTON — Mark A. Doan, 42, died Feb. 16 at home.
   Born in Trenton, Mark was a lifelong Hamilton area resident and a graduate of Steinert High School. He was attending Mercer County Community College and was an adjunct professor of their horticulture program.
   He was employed with Kube Pak in Allentown and enjoyed camping, snow skiing, being outdoors and riding his new motorcycle.
   Predeceased by his father, Chester A. Doan, and his brothers, William and Robert Doan, he is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Susan L. Doan; his mother and her husband, Miriam A. and Charles Koske of Camden, Del.; his daughter, Samantha Ikola of Jackson; a stepdaughter and stepson, Terri and Ronald Hrebik, both of Hamilton; two sisters, Eileen Nuttall of Hamilton and Kathy Doan of Murray, Utah; his father-in-law, Charles Wolverton Jr. and his wife Maryann of Columbus; a brother-in-law, Charles Wolverton III and his wife Kim of Bordentown; and many nieces and nephews.A funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, with Ron Sager officiating.
   In lieu of flowers and because of Mr. Doan’s for the Horticulture program, the family would greatly appreciate memorial contributions be made to Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, Trenton, NJ 08550, Attn: Amy Iseneker, Director of Ornamental Horticulture.