PHONE: (908) 852-3361
FAX: (908) 852-4117
905 High Street Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Cannon, Betty J. March 23, 1928 - August 5, 2022

Betty J.  Cannon, age 94 and a lifelong resident of Hackettstown, New Jersey, passed away on August 5, 2022.  She was predeceased by her husband of sixty–nine years, John F. Cannon, realtor.

Betty worked at Bach’s Drug Store for over fifty years, beginning as a clerk and working her way up to bookkeeper.  She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, walking, entertaining friends and family, and taking care of her home and family.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Cannon, of Center Valley, PA, her nephews Thomas Reed of North Conway, NH, and Bruce Schmeal of Chester, NJ, and her niece, Roxanne Christenson of Philadelphia, PA.

Per her wishes, there will be no funeral or viewing.

In lieu of flowers, those who would like to remember Betty may donate in her name to their local animal shelter or the national ASPCA.    


  1. REPLY
    Sharon Schlomer Housel & Pat (Florida) says

    Our condolences to everyone whose hearts were touched by the loss of Betty.
    She was a true lady who always greeted you with a smile and warm hello. RIP Betty.

  2. REPLY
    Nancy Till says

    I continue to enjoy a beautiful framed photo Betty gave to me as a gift for leaving my work at Bach’s to head to college. She was so wonderful to me ! RIP dearest Betty

  3. REPLY
    Michaeleen Graham says

    Dear Kathy, My mom was so sad to hear this. As lifelong gal-pals, their memories of each other far surpass what we know of them. We know she struggled with all of the recent changes, and hope that she is now at rest. Thanks for keeping in touch, mom so appreciated it and is sending love and prayers.

  4. REPLY
    Ann Manno Greszczak says

    I will always remember your mom as the kindest, sweetest lady! One year I was buying a Father’s Day gift for my dad “Old Spice Cologne” and didn’t have enough money. I didn’t realize it then, but she added the extra money from her own pocket so I could feel “grown up” making my purchase I will never forget that. She and her smile were a Hackettstown mainstay. May she Rest In Peace and all your special memories bring you comfort.

  5. REPLY
    Shawn Lynch says

    Our deepest condolences, Kathleen. Your mom was loved and revered by four generations of Lynchs. She was the matriarch of Bach’s Drug Store and will be missed. One of my prize possessions is the chair that she sat in for fifty years. It has a place of honor in our home. Every time I sit in it, I think of her. Heaven has another angel.

  6. REPLY
    Valerie Vecere says

    Dear Kathy, So sorry to hear of your mother passing. She was a very kind. I remember her fondly her working at Bachs. Prayers off to you and your family. God Bless ValerieCannellVecere

Leave a Condolence