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Obituary: Helen Anness, 82, Former President of the White Church Guild

Anness passed away on her 82nd birthday, after residing for many years in Woodbridge Township.


Helen L. Anness passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 on her 82nd birthday at her home in Monroe Township. 

Born in Woodbridge, Helen was married to her longtime sweetheart Charles Anness for 62 years. Helen and Charles resided and raised their family in Woodbridge before moving to Bradenton, FL then moving to Monroe Township 10 years ago. 

Mrs. Anness was employed as an executive secretary at Midlantic Bank in Edison for many years before retiring in 1992. She was a 50-year member of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge; and past president of the White Church Guild. 

Helen is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles F. Anness; two daughters, Carol Lange and her husband Charlie of Jamesburg and Nancy Vitello and her husband Daniel of Howell; a son, Kenneth Anness and his wife Janet, of Westfield and two brothers, Edward Gere of Mays Landing and Ernest Gere of Saint Augustine, FL.

Helen has six grand children and one great granddaughter, Virgil Caputo and his wife Cheryl and their daughter Grace of Howell; Kerri Ponzio and her husband Josh of Linden; Christina Caputo of Plainsboro; Kaitlyn Anness of Old Bridge Township, Daniel Vitello and Nicholas Vitello of Howell.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Costello-Greiner Funeral Home, 44 Green Street, Woodbridge. 

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge, 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. 

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