Smith-McCracken Funeral Home

63 High St., Newton, NJ


Florence H. Chammings

January 19, 1927June 28, 2020

Florence “Flo” Harriet Shipley Chammings, 93, of Newton died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Barn Hill Care Center in Newton. Flo was born and raised in Belleville and graduated from Belleville High School. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker. Flo enjoyed art, especially painting and drawing. She was also a member of the Harmony Hill United Methodist Church. Flo was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Evelyn (Cooper) Pole; her first husband, Robert Shipley; and her second husband, Lester Chammings. She is survived by her son, Ed Shipley and wife, Patty; her daughters, Carole Adornetto and Gayle Losey; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, Newton, NJ. Online condolences may be made at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Flo’s memory to the Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, 2 Shelter Ln, Oakland, NJ 07436.


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Elizabeth Hill

July 4, 2020

It was a pleasure to know her.Many great Friday mornings.Sorry to hear of her passing.

Henry, Jr and Margaret Shaw (Jenson)

July 4, 2020

I’ll always remember your kindness and sweet infectious smile. From when I was in grammar school and scouts with Gayle, through our high school years. And, of course at Harmony Hill United Methodist Church-both years gone by and later on when we’d visit. You always had a smile, a hug and always asked of my family. You will truly be missed, Mom. Hoping you and my Mom will be laughing it up as you watch over us all trying to follow your lead. I’ll look in on Gayle, I promise. Love, Dad and Me ♥️