Life Story: Marion Pritchard, 96; Former Rutgers Bookkeeper

Marion Pritchard passed away on August 4 at her daughter’s home in Somerset. She was 96 years old.

Mrs. Pritchard was born in the Bronx, NY . She grew up there and married and shortly after, moved to Somerset in 1960. She has resided there since.

Mrs. Pritchard was employed by Rutgers University as a bookkeeper for many years and retired at 70 years of age. She was a longtime member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Monmouth Junction. She served the church as a Collections Counter and was the oldest church member. Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the Franklin Township Seniors and enjoyed the company of her grandchildren.

She was pre=deceased by her husband Arthur Pritchard in 1996. She was also pre=deceased by her brother Henry Schneider and sister Dorothy O’Donnell.

Mrs. Pritchard is survived by her son John Pritchard and his wife Rhonda of Parsippany and daughter Barbara Moreno and her husband Ralph of Somerset, her grandchildren Tara Piagentini and her husband Robert, Michael Moreno and his fiancé Catharine Moore and Nicholas Moreno, a great granddaughter Grace Piagentini and many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on August 7 at the funeral home.

Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. August 8 at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 SOmerset St., followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral service at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Sand Hills Road in Monmouth Junction.

Interment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick.

Please consider a contribution in Mrs. Pritchard’s name to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church 142 Sand Hills Road Monmouth Junction NJ 08852.


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