Obituary of Jean Dolce
Jean Macca Dolce, age 95, passed away Wednesday, April 25 at the House Good Shepherd, Hackettstown NJ.
Born in Manhattan, New York, Jean came to New Jersey as a child. She lived most of her life in Lyndhurst and was a graduate of Lyndhurst High School as valedictorian.
Jean was very active in the community holding positions such as being President of AARP Chapter 4866, served as an officer for sixteen years in the Lyndhurst Senior Friendship club, and V.P for the Sacred Heart Rosarians. She was the trip planner at the Sacred Heart Senior Club of Lyndhurst, helped run Bingo for the Parks Department and called Bingo for the Friendship Club. Jean volunteered at the Nutrition Center and worked at the Food Bank to box food for the needy. Jean was always first to lend a helping hand to all in need. A woman with an endless repertoire of jokes, she would bring sunshine and laughter to those sick at home or in the hospital or nursing home. She never thought twice of picking someone up to bring them to a meeting, to doctor’s appointments or to church. She was proud of and deserving of the induction into the Lyndhurst Hall of fame by Mayor James Guida.
As a resident of the House of Good Shepherd Jean never stopped being the life of the party. She called bingo for many years, joined the residents committee and danced her heart out during the Monday “block” parties.
She will be remembered for her stories about growing up in Lyndhurst, her ingenious way of whipping up great Halloween Costumes, her volunteerism throughout her life and most of all her laughter, heartwarming smile and love of dancing.
It was her winning personality that won over Joseph Dolce, Jr. her loving husband of 40 years. They enjoyed the time they had together by dancing, bowling, traveling and just being in love. Left to honor Jean and remember her love are her four children, Angela (Zoltan) Kalan, Jean (John) Baker, Kathryn (Kenneth) Parsons and her son Joseph (Susan) Dolce. She also leaves to treasure her memory ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Concetta Macca, her sisters Sally Alfano and Rosina Sangiorgi and her beloved husband Joseph.
Jeans life celebration will include visitation on Sunday, April 29th, from 2pm-5pm at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, Landing, NJ. A mass will be celebrated Monday, April 30th at 10:30A.M. at St. Michaels Church, Netcong. Jean will be laid to rest following the mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Boonton, N.J.
Flowers may be sent to Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home or memorial contributions in honor of Jean Macca Dolce to the House of The Good Shepherd, Employee Fund, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, N.J. 07840.