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Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ

OBITUARY

Dorothy "Dottie" J. Brennan

November 30, 1944February 1, 2020
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Dorothy (Dottie) Brennan, 75, of Manchester, N.J., died on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the Toms River Community Hospital. She was surrounded by her family and friends.

Born in Orange, N.J., Dottie grew up in Newark, N.J. before moving to Manchester, N.J., where she lived for the past 43 years. Dottie found her occupational calling as a Nursing Home Activities Director. She was joyfully known in her professional community through the moniker "Hello Dolly" as she proudly brought wonder and happiness to those she served. Dottie voraciously loved her friends and family and took pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She was a parishioner of St. John's in Lakehurst.

She was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Marie Frazer; and sister, Lee DeFronzo. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, John and Robyn of Flemington, N.J., Brian and Hailey of Columbus, N.J., and her daughter, Erin and her husband, Alberto "Rocky" Roque, of Forked River, N.J. She also leaves her sister Phyllis of Monteverde, Florida, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She particularly loved boasting about her grandchildren: Ally, Maddy, Natalie, Gabby, Logan, Kyle and Colin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the AristaCare Activities Department on 23 Schoolhouse Road Whiting, NJ 08759 or St Judes Children’s Hospital.

Visiting will be Friday, February 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759. A Funeral Mass will be offered Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Lakehurst, N.J. Burial will follow at the Saint Mary of the Lake Cemetery in Lakewood. For more information or to send condolences please visit: www.andersoncampbellmanchester.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Dorothy "Dottie" J. Brennan

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Marianne DeFronzo

February 7, 2020

Marianne DeFronzo

February 7, 2020

Marianne DeFronzo

February 7, 2020

ROBERT CRISPIN

February 7, 2020

I will miss you always, Aunt Dorothy. You were so kind and fought so to be strong and not give up. You were so "Special!" I will always remember you telling me, "I Love you, Bobby!" You never forgot my Birthday and wrote me notes and you had such a loving Heart. I will miss you so much!! Mom tells me so many stories about you, her Baby sister and she makes me laugh and how you were always with my Dad and her when they were dating... I know how much you loved your kids and grandchildren and how you wanted to be with them and how proud you were of them. May you
Rest in Peace Aunt Dorothy, I love you with all my heart!
Your Loving Nephew, Bobby

Leo Kelly-Crispin

February 7, 2020

Dear Great Aunt Dorothy,

Although we've never met in person, your sister(my Grandma) Phyllis always talked about you and the few times we spoke on the phone were always great.
My condolences to the rest of the family to whom I wish to meet one day.

Love Leo

John “JR” Brennan

February 6, 2020

John “JR” Brennan

February 6, 2020

Mom,

I was just listening to some old voicemails that you left me including one from my last birthday. I still cannot believe you are gone. Just last week I came to visit a few times including a surprise visit with Ally on Friday. I am so glad we got to see you. I just wish I was able to talk to you one more time. The past few days have been really tough. We miss you a lot and pray that you are at peace and that you are with your family and friends. I love you and we love you.

Love, JR

Ellen Lehmann-Baker

February 6, 2020

To Dorothy's Family
My husband Bill and I graduated with "Dottie" from Our Lady of Good Counsel high School in Newark N J.
I enjoyed the beautiful video, it was great to see her enjoy her family and friends. May the memories of her life get you through the difficult days.
Sincere sympathy,
Bill and Ellen Lehmann-Baker
Good Counsel Class of 62

Erin Roque

February 5, 2020

I am going to miss my mom so much. It is crazy when the times I got mad over bringing two suitcases to the hospital. She loved her suitcase. ❤️
I will never get a happy birthday again. She surprised me two times with flowers for my birthday at work. I saved most of her voicemails. I even saved the ones where she was mad at me. She loved me so much. She worried about me so much also. I want her to know , I am going to miss her so darn much. I will miss our fights and I will miss our talks. I will miss our lunches. I will miss our BJs trips. Most importantly, I will just miss seeing your smile when I walk in her door. I will be lost without you mom
I love you mom.

Marilyn Bastardi

February 5, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Dottie's family and hope that the memories you shared will offer some comfort.

Marilyn Petrozzino Bastardi
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School classmate

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