Margaret Thorne Negoescu, 89, of Bethlehem Twp

Margaret Thorne Negoescu

Margaret Thorne Negoescu, 89, of Bethlehem Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on September 18, 1927 in Franklin Twp., NJ the daughter of the late George R. and Phoebe Lester Thorne.  She grew up in Sydney on the family farm and was a 1945 graduate of Clinton High School.

Margaret met and married Constantine ‘Charlie’ Negoescu in 1956. They lived in Pattenburg enjoying 46 years of marriage before his death in 1999. During that time, she worked as a bookkeeper at various local businesses ending her career at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, NJ when she retired in 1989.

Margaret was a devout and lifelong member of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Pittstown, NJ.  She was an avid reader and she enjoyed cooking and baking.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren for the past 14 years in Bethlehem Twp., NJ.

Survivors include her son Robert L. Negoescu, his wife Pam and her beloved grandsons Bobby and Ryan. She is also survived by her brother Robert C. Thorne of Bangor, PA and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, Charlie, Margaret was predeceased by brothers, George, Charlie and Bill and sister Betty.

A memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts can be made in Margaret’s name to Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 2 Race St, Pittstown, N.J. 08867.

Arrangements by Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home in Lebanon, NJ.