Charlotte Heinlein Brereton, age 90, of Lebanon Twp

Charlotte Heinlein Brereton, age 90, of Lebanon Twp., NJ passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at home.

She was born on April 17, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY and had resided in Lebanon Twp., NJ since 2007, moving from Sayreville, NJ.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Petry Heinlein.

Her husband, Leo V. Brereton, passed away in 1986.

In her younger years, she worked for Paramount Pictures and later was a receptionist at a plastic surgeon’s office in Princeton, NJ yet she viewed her role as a homemaker to be her mission in life.

Charlotte loved spending time with her family and was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Pittstown, NJ.

Survivors include 6 children; Constance M. Brereton of Astoria, NY, John L. Brereton of Somerset, NJ, Laurence G. Brereton and his wife Evelyn of West Trenton, NJ, Paula B. Boss and her husband William of Millstone, NJ, Andrew J. Brereton and his wife Linda Cunningham of Glen Gardner, NJ and Leo V. Brereton Jr. and his wife Gina Toth of Weston, CT.  8 grandchildren; Rachel Brereton, Captain Peter Brereton, Caitlin Boss, Specialist Liam Brereton, Christopher Boss, 2nd Lieutenant Daniel Brereton, Gerard Brereton and Alexandra Brereton.  1 sister-in-law; Ruth Heinlein of El Paso, TX.

Predeceased in addition to her husband by 1 daughter; Sister Rita Brereton and 12 brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 3pm to 8pm at Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home, 26 Main Street, Lebanon, NJ.  Funeral Mass on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 10am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 2 Whitebridge Road, Pittstown, NJ.  Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.