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Klein, Margaret June 10, 1928 - February 2, 2024


Margaret Rose Klein, 95, of Hope, NJ, passed away on February 2, 2024.

Born June 10, 1928 in Jim Thorpe, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Plichter Haney.

After graduation from Lambertville High School in 1947, Margaret worked at the ACME Market. She enjoyed singing and performed with the Trenton Community Chorus at Carnegie Hall.

While working at ACME, she met her future husband, Ernest Klein, of Klein Brothers Farms. Married in 1954, they lived in Rosemont, NJ, moving to Mansfield Township in 1979. Margaret was a Home Health Aide in Hunterdon and Warren. She enjoyed needlework, gardening, traveling, reading, nature, and cooking. She was a member of the Tri-County Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, the Needle Arts Guild of Warren County, and volunteered at Hackettstown Hospital.

Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. She was loved dearly and will be forever missed by her family and friends.

Margaret is survived by two daughters, Margaret Wilcox (Brian) of Washington and Patricia Blum (Robert) of Belvidere, three grandchildren, Benjamin Blum, Kate Wilcox, and John Wilcox, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Ernest and son Ernest C. Klein, brothers Clarence, Donald, and Edward, and sisters Elizabeth Blatchford, Marion Cochrane, Carolyn Ditmar, and Clarabeth Parmigiani.

Visitation is February 10, 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown. A funeral mass will be on February 10, 2024 at 12:30pm in Our Lady of the Mountain Church in Schooley’s Mountain.  For those desiring, donations may be made to Meals at Home Program, 165 County Route 519 South, Belvidere, NJ 07823.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishing to leave online condolences, please visit


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    Darlene Noone says

    Our deepest sympathies to you all on the passing of Margaret.
    Fond and warm memories of Margaret visiting my garden and our little chats we shared together over the years
    Rest in God’s Love and warm embrace dear sweet Margaret.
    The Noone Family

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    Gloria Buchman says

    To Pat, Bob and Ben, rest knowing Margaret Rose is in peace and singing with the angelic choir in heaven. One quality I loved about her was that she was such an attentive listener. Whenever I had a conversation with her., she made you feel like you were the most important person in the world. She will be sorely missed. She is now in heaven with my mother, her friend Edith talking about old times. RIP Margsret Rose.

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