Helen Lynch Fiedler, 91, of Hackettstown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born: August 20, 1921, in the Bridgeville section of White Township. She was the daughter of the late Jessie Mershon and Edmund Lynch. Her father was the railroad station master in Bridgeville for many years.
Personal: She was the wife of the late Leonard M. Fiedler, former Warren County Surrogate, to whom she was married for 55 years. Helen and Leonard owned and operated two businesses on Main Street, Hackettstown: Fiedler's Scandinavian Tableware for 25 years, and Fiedler's Real Estate for 58 years, now owned and operated by Helen's grandson, Jeffery Fiedler.
Memberships: She was a member of St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, Hackettstown. A devout Communicant, Helen attended Mass every day of her adult life until she became too infirmed.
Survivors: Three children and their spouses: Lenee and Kevin O'Neill (current Warren County Surrogate) of Hackettstown, Louann and John Kozak of Gates Mills, Ohio, and Daniel and Patricia Fiedler of Hackettstown; seven grandchildren: Jennifer O;Neill, January O'Neill Gandley, Jared O'Neill, Jeffery Fiedler, Lyndsay Fiedler Carty, Annelyse Kozak and Millicent Kozak; and four great-grandchildren: Anna and Ella Bizzozero, and Ava and Daniel Fiedler. She is also survived by two brothers, Richard Lynch of White Township and Thomas Lynch of Webster, Florida. Helen was predeceased by three sisters and four brothers: Vittoria, Anna, Mary Alice, Edmund, Boniface, Robert and Donald.
Services: 12 Noon Mass at St. Mary's of the Assumption R.C. Church, Saturday December 15, 2012. Visitation will be held at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 from 9:30-11:30am also on Saturday. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ.
In Lieu of flowers: Donations can be made to St. Mary's Church of the Assumption, 302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.