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 Holden, Alice E.
Born: 06/20/1920
Died: 11/16/2012
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Holden, Alice E.

Holden, Alice E. age 92 of Mendham, NJ died Friday November 16th, 2012 at the St. Clare’s Hospital Dover Campus. Born in Bloomfield, NJ she had resided in West Caldwell, Fairfield and Chester, NJ for many years before moving to Mendham ten years ago. Daughter of the late Alfred and Ellen (Unsworth) Adams, Alice had worked many years for the Mason-Keller Corporation of Roseland, NJ retiring in 1988 as a Factory Supervisor. A parishioner of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church Mendham, she had also been a parishioner of the St. Lawrence Church in Chester. She was a member of the Rosary Society, the Legion of Mary and was a Volunteer for the Barn Thrift Shop. Alice was also a member of the Chester Senior Citizens as well as enjoyed playing Mahjong. Alice was a loving caring person with a great joy for life. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Alice was pre deceased by her beloved husband Roland J. in 1973, as well as a daughter Judith Scolavino in 2006 and a grandson James G. Vadas in 2011. Survivors include her son Roland J. Jr. and his wife Pam of Los Angeles, CA, her daughter Carolyn and her husband George Vadas of Flanders. Also survived by her brother Alfred and his wife Elsie Adams of Freehold, NJ, her sisters Lorraine Ericson of Spicer Minnesota and Claire Stevens of West Caldwell, NJ, as well as her twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held Monday November 26th, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the St. Joseph RC Church 6 New Street - Mendham, NJ 07945. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org  Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-Taylor –Ruggiero Funeral Home One Baker Ave. (Rt. 46) Dover, NJ 07801.
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Dear Carolyn & George, We were deeply saddened by the news of Alice's passing. She was an amazingly strong willed and generous woman. We got along from Day 1 and I will never forget her. And, I wanted to say I was sorry to read of your son's passing last year. Even tho we didnt know him, losing a child is a very hard thing to live with. Our condolensces to you and your entire family at this sad time. Love to you all. Diane & Frank (PS I think of Judi all the time!)
Diane & Frank Petrozzo
Dear Carolyn and family, I''m very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Though it' s been many years since I've seen her I have fond memories of when our families would get together. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Tom
Tom Gould
Our deepest condolences to the Family of Alice Holden. May you all find comfort in knowing that she loved you very much and that she will be in your hearts forever. I am sorry that I didn't get to know her better. Grace and family
Grace and Jerry Lenartowicz
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