Anne Mary Abelman 93

Anne Mary Abelman

ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, NJ – Anne Mary Abelman- Born October 30, 1923 in Dobbs Ferry, NJ to parents Angelo and Christine Staffiero, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her home, at age 93.

In World War II, Anne worked in the North American Phillips Defense Plant. She met her future husband Louis, who was on leave from the US Navy. They got married December 1, 1945 and enjoyed 62 years of marriage. After their marriage, they moved to Alexandria Township, NJ and started their family in the house her husband built. Anne was a homemaker and worked part-time at the Alexandria Township School Library in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Her hobby was writing poetry and her therapy was saying the rosary.

Anne is survived by her son Richard Abelman and his wife Margo of Milford, NJ, her three grandchildren Jason Abelman, Alanna Jasman, and Michael Elky, her two great-grandchildren Luke and Ryan Abelman, her brother Anthony Staffiero, her three sisters Margaret Jotso, Rose Staffiero, and Louise Riviezzo, her dear friends Theresa Gussis and Terry Kozlow, and her cat Mya, who was always a comfort to her. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Louis Abelman, Jr., her daughter Christine Elky, her brothers Pat, Nick, Angelo, and Sam Staffiero, and her sister Diane Staffiero.

The family would like to thank Hunterdon Hospice for their loving care.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 7-9 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10 AM at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Little York Mt. Pleasant Road, Alexandria Township, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Hunterdon Hospice, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822.