Lois A. Cunningham Dearest wife and mother, Rosarian in Old Bridge and devout Catholic with special faith in Our Lady of Fatima Lois A. (Jaeger) Cunningham, 88, of Old Bridge, N.J., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Born in St. Mary's Hospital in Orange, N.J., Lois grew up in West Orange, N.J. Following graduation from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, N.J., she worked as a secretary at Seton Hall University from 1946 to 1951. Following her marriage to the love of her life, Joseph Cunningham, in 1951, they began their adventure in life together. Her husband was an agent with the FBI and was assigned to multiple cities throughout the U.S and Puerto Rico before settling down in Old Bridge in 1962. She enjoyed all of the moves. She worked for AT&T for 20 years before retiring in 1990. A communicant of St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge for many years, she was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society and had a special devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. Her greatest joy was in helping others in need of comfort or care. She loved the Lord, the Blessed Mother, her husband, children, grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless others. She also enjoyed painting and gardening. Lois was predeceased by her parents, William and Katherine Jaeger; son, Joseph William Cunningham; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Eleanor and Donald Barry, Joan Johnston, and Robert Heine. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Joseph Cunningham; one son, William and companion Sue Stahl; three daughters, Mary and husband Joseph Palmisano, Katherine and husband Brian Fallon, and Ann and husband John Lazzarotti; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Kevin, Matthew, Christopher, Mark, and Kimmy; four great-grandchildren, Trevor, Aidan, Emily, and Jackson, as well as sister Marie Heine and brother-in-law Bill Johnston. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 Route 516, Old Bridge, N.J., on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 from 1 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, Old Bridge, N.J., followed by burial in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For more information or to leave an online condolence message to the family please visit our website, oldbridgefh.com .
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