Lillian Rose Applegate
Died: Apr 13, 2013
Lillian Rose Applegate, a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, N.J. and wife of the late Alfred C. "Sass" Applegate, died on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. 
Lillian proudly served our country in the United States Navy as a "WAVE" from 1944 to 1946. Throughout her life Lillian was known to light up a room with her beautiful smile and was endearing to all that knew her . Over the years "Lil" and Sass became avid New York Yankee's fans and rarely missed a game. 

She is survived by two sons, Doyle "Chip" Cooper of Racine, Wis. and Darryl Applegate of Ringoes, N.J., one sister, Charlotte Koslo of Hackettstown, N.J., Six loving Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a sister, Marie Crochet several years ago. 
Viewing hours will be on Tuesday, 4-16-13 from 4-7pm at the funeral home.  Interment will be private. Those wishing to make donations in Lillian's memory may give to the charity of ones choice.  Online condolences may be made at


Toby and Peachy Barkman
April 17th, 2013 8:33 am
Dear Chip & Daryl, Your Mom was always so sweet to me since the day I met her. After I married Toby whenever I would see your Mom at family gatherings she made me feel like she really enjoyed getting together with Toby and I. I know the both of us were always happy to chat with your Mom. No matter how old or sick your Mom is when she passes, It is hard to say farewell the the person who has been in your life since the day you were born. With this in mind Toby and I send our deepest sympathies.
Judy and Marty O'Hora
April 16th, 2013 2:35 pm
Dear Chip, Daryl and families, I bet Lil and Sass are driving around in a Caddy convertible with the top down. Great mom and dad who were two of our best friends. Lil always had that beautiful smile and warm personality. We miss them both. Our deepest sympathy and prayers, Love, Judy and Marty
Marty and Judy O'Hora
April 16th, 2013 2:24 pm
Dear Chip, Daryl and families, So sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She will be remembered by her beautiful smile and kind generosity. We remember her so fondly and with love. We had so many good times with your mother and father. With sincere sympathy and prayers, Much love, Judy and Marty
Jim and Barb Flaherty
April 16th, 2013 9:57 am
Chip & Darryl, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. She is in our hearts and our prayers. Jim and Barb
Bill Schmeal
April 16th, 2013 9:49 am
Lil was a classmate of mine at HHS, Class of 1943. She did , light up the room with that radiant smile. She was always a pleaure to be with. When I attended Sass's viewing I missed seeing her because she was incapacitated. Sorry I will not be able to attend her viewing. I give my most sincere condolences to her family. May She rest in peace. Bill
Jennifer H. Linett
April 16th, 2013 8:16 am
Darryl and family: so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You were such a good son and did everything to help your mother. I'm sure she appreciated your efforts. Now at least she is at peace. Sincerely, Jennifer Linett
Dawn Barkman Siegrist
April 15th, 2013 3:59 pm
So sorry to hear of Lil's passing. She and Sass were both very special to me. Deepest sympathies to her family.
Paul & Robin Wallace Delray Beach, Florida
April 15th, 2013 2:10 pm
Robin & I were very sorry to hear of Mrs. Applegate's passing, and pray God's comfort on you all during this time of morning. God Bless' Paul & Robin Wallace
Wolfgang Boernert
April 15th, 2013 7:00 am
Our deepest sympathies to the family, Lil was a great neighbor and will be missed.
Larry and Louise Taylor
April 14th, 2013 2:12 pm
We are so sorry to of Lil's passing. She was always a special person. Our heartfelt sympathies go to the entire family.
William Schult
April 14th, 2013 2:00 pm
My deepest sympathies and thoughts at this sad time. Her stories and laughs will cause her to live on through her wonderful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Christy Sweet
April 14th, 2013 1:15 pm
My deepest sympathies to all of you in this sad time. She was such a wonderful lady and I'm honored to have had the opportunity to get to know her.
Phil Timbrell
April 13th, 2013 8:59 pm
Our condolences go out to the Applegate family. Lill and Sass were both true Hackettstown icons are are missed by all. May God be with you at this time.
Lester and Joy Snyder
April 13th, 2013 7:46 pm
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Lily. Our sincere condolences to all of the Applegate family. Joy and Les Snyder
Ron & Barbara Shaw
April 13th, 2013 6:33 pm
Our deepest sympathy to all the families. We are sorry to hear of her passing. She is at rest now and with Sass. God Bless. Ron & Barbara
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