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Applegate, Nancy L. May 25, 1936 - December 8, 2020

Nancy L. Applegate, age 84, of Hackettstown, NJ died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at home surrounded by loved ones. Nancy was born May 25, 1936 in Washington, NJ to the late Louis and Jennie (Leiby) Wagner.  In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Malcolm “Teamer” Applegate (1984) and her son, Sgt. Bradley Edward Applegate (2017).

She was employed by Aramark, Hackettstown, NJ as a Cashier working in the M&M Mars facility and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and Choir, Hackettstown, NJ for many years.  Nancy was a beautiful Christian woman who loved to travel, spending time in Williamsburg, VA, Wildwood Crest, NJ and vacationed in Hawaii 30 times.  Her favorite restaurant was IHOP and she enjoyed watching the Carol Bernett Show.  Nancy was a loving, caring compassionate mother who loved her family deeply.

She is survived by two daughters, Allyson Reynolds and husband Brant, Lisa Applegate and friend Don Drummond, four grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Matthew and Hannah, two great grandchildren, Tripp and Logan, and her loving companion, Michael Malone.

Visitation will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 1 – 2 pm.  Funeral services will follow the visitation with Dr. Rev. Frank Fowler officiating at 2 pm.  Burial of ashes will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown.

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For those desiring donations may be made to the:  Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, 52 County Road 611, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Nancy.


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    Martin O'Hora says

    Dear Allison and Lisa and families,
    So very sorry to hear about your mother Nancy’s passing. May she rest in God’s eternal peace. We have such good memories of your parents from our early days in Hackettsown. Miss you all. Love Judy and Marty O’Hora

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    Joy and Les Snyder says

    We are very saddened to learn of the passing of our longtime friend Nancy. Memories of our honeymoon trip to Hawaii and hearing someone yell my name across the hotel front floor…It was Nancy (she loved her trips to Hawaii). Our Sincere Condolences to the entire family…Joy and Les Snyder

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    Peg Russack says

    Dear Lisa and Allyson, somsorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Peg Sheldon Russack

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    Paul & Robin Wallace says

    Allyson, My Wife Robin and I were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing, and now our kind words will fall short of easing the pain you all must be going through. We pray our FATHER in Heaven grant you and your family the comfort only he can provide, through Christ our LORD.
    GOD Bless
    Paul & Robin Wallace

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    Chick and Linda Dimiceli says

    Our condolences to the Applegate family.On the passing of Nancy.

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    Mary says

    We are very sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

    Thought and prayers.
    Mary Lencewicz and family

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    Ken and Isabel Galgano says

    Lisa and Alyson:
    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We will always have wonderful memories of spending time with your Mom, Dad, brother and you ladies over the years.
    May your Mom rest in peace with God, Brad and your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love Ken and Isabel Galgano

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    Alan & Sarina Long says

    Sympathies Prayers and Condolences for your family on the loss of your Mom. So many memories of your Mother, Father and Brad. They were a big part of our lives when we were growing up. I pray that you find peace and comfort in knowing that they are angels together in heaven and watching over you.
    God bless and Love to you and your family.

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    Alan & Sarina Long says

    Dear Allison and Lisa,

    So sorry for the passing of your Mother. She was a wonderful person and I have many memories of her, your father and brother Brad. Our prayers sympathies and condolences in this difficult time.
    Praying that you will find comfort knowing they are angels in Heaven looking down on you and keeping you safe.
    God bless and give you comfort and ease your pain with fond memories.
    Love and prayers
    Alan & Sarina Long

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