February Issue Obituaries

BILLBROUGH — Alice S. Billbrough (nee Shepard) age 89 years of Swedesboro, died peacefully in her home on Dec. 19, 2022. She was the wife of the late Sylvester Billbrough and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Ann Billbrough of Swedesboro, William and Mary Billbrough of Orlando, Florida and her granddaughter, Allison Billbrough.

Arrangements by McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Memories can be shared at www.mcbrdiefoleyfh.com.

McBRIDE — Sandra Lee McBride age 83 years of Mickleton, died peacefully on Dec. 31, 2022 in Shady Lane Home, Clarksboro.

Sandra was born in Billingsport and graduated from Pitman High School in 1956 where she met her late husband, Allen McBride. Together they owned and operated (Pettit – McBride) McBride – Foley Funeral Home from 1971 until 2000.

Sandra was an active member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Paulsboro for over 55 years and for the last few years attended Clonmell Methodist with her children. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling worldwide and visiting family in Bradenton, Florida, but her greatest love was her four children and taking care and being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Beth and Tom Foley of Mickleton; Alane and Dave Horner of Mt. Royal; her grandchildren, Laura, Ian and Emma; her nephews, Allen and Ted Storms of Florida and her niece, Karen Hewitt of England. Sandy was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Allen C. McBride, and her sister and brother in law, Judy and Ron Kurlander.

Funeral Service were held at the McBride – Foley Funeral Home, 228 W. Broad St., Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to the general fund of Clonmell U.M. Church, 516 W. Broad St., Gibbstown. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

CICERO — Martha Anne (Kitson) Cicero, born February 27, 1941 died at home on Jan. 8, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

Martha was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in several north Jersey cities before moving to Keansburg in 1954. She was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and Brookdale Community College.

She spent 30 years working both as the parish office manager at St. Mary’s in Colts Neck and as a tax preparer, teacher and office manager at H&R Block. Additionally, she spent many hours volunteering in her children’s schools, teaching RE classes and various other projects.

In her spare time, Martha loved entertaining family and friends. She would spend hours creating wonderful meals (she was quite the chef), hosting family parties for all occasions and even had the occasional theme party as an excuse to get everyone together.

She was always happy to welcome anyone in her home and would insist they stay for dinner as there was always plenty to go around: she taught her family that there was always room for one more. This open door policy also extended to her children’s friends who would often stop by to visit even when her children weren’t there.

Martha always loved the beach and centered her vacations around water. For years, the annual family vacation was time in Cape May, spending her days with a book in her hand with her feet in the sand. This love of the ocean was expanded when she and her husband, Bob, discovered cruising on their 30th wedding anniversary.

Cruising became a passion, and they went on dozens over the years sailing to Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Bermuda and the Caribbean. She organized many trips for friends and family, enjoying a trip this past summer with a group of 15, including four generations of family, to Bermuda. She has definitely passed along a love of cruising to her family.

She loved nothing more than spending time with her family. She married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Cicero in 1962 and spent years living in Freehold, Jackson and Swedesboro. Spending family time was always a priority, whether it was as a young family of four, visiting with her extended family, or watching her granddaughters and now her great-grandchildren and their antics.

Her great-grandmother spied a handsome boy waiting at the bus stop. After high school, Martha and the late Bob began dating. Their symbiotic marriage was blessed by a daughter, Elizabeth (Kenneth) Riley, Swedesboro, and a son, Robert (Jennifer) Cicero, Jackson; and later by granddaughters, Rebecca (Brendan) Coughlan, Swedesboro, Kaitlyn (Kurt) Pflugfelder, Swedesboro, Rosetta & Victoria Cicero of Jackson, and the lights of her life — the greats — Ellie and Jack Coughlan and Maddie Pflugfelder. She is also survived by many extended family and friends who will miss her greatly.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (chop.edu) or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (mskcc.org) will be appreciated.

DONOFRIO — Joan C. Donofrio passed away peacefully on Jan. 10, 2023, of Mickleton, age 88 years. Beloved wife of the late John, Sr., devoted mother of Anna Marie Donofrio, and the late John, Jr. and Joseph Donofrio.

Born in Carneys point, Joan resided in Mickleton for many years.

To express condolences, please visit www.landolfifuneralhome.com.

SUTER – Judy Lee Suter (nee Stevenson) age 58 years of Swedesboro, passed away on Jan. 17, 2023 in her home surrounded by her family

Judy was born in Woodbury, raised in Paulsboro and was a 1982 graduate of Paulsboro High School. She retired after 25 years of service as a secretary with WIC of Gloucester County in Sewell.

Judy was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Paulsboro. She enjoyed fresh water fishing “rippin’ lips”, baking, attending concerts, catching up with the WIC girls and spending time with family and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Fred Suter of Swedesboro; her children, Trevor and Rachele Suter of Mantua, Jillian and Zach Garren of Gibbstown; her grandchildren, Bently, Evan, Brooke, Brad, Easton, Maxi Rose and Zander; her parents, Walter Sr. and Irma Stevenson of Paulsboro; her sisters, Brenda Stevenson of Paulsboro, Bonnie and John Haddock of Gibbstown; her brother, Gary and Raelynn Stevenson of Paulsboro and many loved nieces and nephews. Judy was predeceased by her brother, Walter Stevenson Jr.

Arrangements by McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to the Walt Stevenson Jr., Irma C. Kandle and John Haddock III Paulsboro High School Fund, c/o Paulsboro High School, 670 N. Delaware St., Paulsboro, NJ 08066. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

BROWN — Richard D. Brown, age 87 of Harrisonville, died peacefully on January 18, 2023 in Cooper Hospital while surrounded by his family.

Born in Monroeville, he was the son of the late Russell & Frances (Seibert) Brown. Richard was a 1954 graduate of Woodstown High School.

He met his wife, Shirley, in 1952, and they were married in 1955. He had worked at Acme Markets as a manager, working in several stores. He then worked as a foreman for DuPont before taking over his father’s carpentry business. He retired as a buildings and grounds supervisor from Harrison Township Elementary School.

Richard was proud of his lifetime of hard work and supporting his family. He enjoyed camping throughout the states with his family.

He was a 70 year member and past chief of the Harrisonville Volunteer Fire Company, had been

an active member of St. John’s U.M. Church, volunteered on the South Harrison Twp. school board, and was a band booster for Kingsway High School.

He cherished his tools and enjoyed building and fixing things. He was dearly loved by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Richard is survived by his wife of 67 years, Shirley (Snyder); his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ard and Doug; his daughter, Peggy Hackett; his daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn Hall and Mark; his daughter and son-in-law, Robin Jaramillo and Rich; his grandchildren, Steven Hackett, Joannie Hall, Trevor Ard, Daniel Hall, Scott Hackett, Samantha Homa, Ryan Ard, Sydney Jaramillo, and Richard Jaramillo; and his great-grandchildren, Adelaide Hackett, Kylie Chesser, Dylan Chesser, Taegan Homa, Evan Ard, Avery Ard, Timber Homa, Clifton Hall, and Jack Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 8, Harrisonville, NJ 08039 or to St. John’s U.M. Church, PO Box 2, Harrisonville, NJ 08039.   Please visit htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to his family.

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