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Summerville, Erma “Jeanne” January 20, 1944 - August 24, 2022

Erma Jean Summerville “Jeanne”, age 78, of Hackettstown passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at home.  Jeanne was born January 20, 1944 in Freeport, PA to the late Andy and Gladys (Uptegraph) Check.  In addition to her parents, Jeanne was preceded in death by her son, Glen Alan Summerville and three brothers, David, Buddy and Fred Check.

Jeanne was previously employed by Mansfield Shoprite, Mansfield, NJ as a Cashier for 34 years.  In addition, she was an Avon Consultant for 40 years in the Hackettstown area.  Jeanne adored time with her husband, they never went anywhere without the other by their side.  She loved taking trips to Mt. Airy Casino, watching movies with her son, spending time with her beloved grandchildren, often making her special brownies for them.  She loved gardening, mostly flowers, but also jersey tomatoes and reading her favorite Danielle Steel novels as well as many other authors.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter Lee Summerville , two daughters, Julie Tessitore, Karen Smith and husband Brendon, a son, David Summerville, two brothers, Dan Check and wife Margie, Richard Check and wife Margie, a sister , Kathleen Check, a sister-in-law, Rose Check, six grandchildren, Jeremy Brown, Justin Folsom and companion Amy Bolt;  Anthony Summerville and companion Sarah Shaffer,  Angelina Smith, Hope Smith, Faith Smith, three great granddaughters, Lilly, Luna And Caroline and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ on September 10, 2022 at 5:30 pm with Rev. Mario Spardaro officiating.  Cremation was private.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Cochran Funeral Home.

For those desiring donations may be made to: Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 in memory of Jeanne.


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    Dorothy says

    So sorry for your loss. Jeanne was always smiling every time I was in Shop Rite. RIP Jeanne

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    Nina Solomon says

    Arnie and I are so very so very sorry for your loss. I always would wait to be checked out at ShopRite by your wonderful Mom. She always had a wonderful smile. We would always catch up about our families. Your family is in our prayers.

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    Fran Baisle (Mansfield Shop-Rite Friend) says

    In deepest sympathy. Jeanne was an especially kind and gentle soul. Rest in peace.

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    Gary J. Kuipers, Sr. says

    My sincere condolences to the family. Jeanne was a pleasure to deal with while checking out, had many a nice conversation with her. May God’s peace and comfort be with you and the family.

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    Karen Cordes says

    So sorry for your loss. Jeanne will be missed greatly by myself and others.

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    liz says

    So very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady, always a smile at Shop Rite.

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    Justin says

    Nan, I’m gonna miss you every day of the rest of my life. You were such an amazing woman, and such a kind and gentle person. I can’t stop thinking about all of the amazing memories that we’ve had together. From playing volleyball in the pool, to you making tortellini just for me, to you telling me all about your casino trips. I wish so badly that I could just sit with you one last time and laugh and tease each other. I can’t even put into words about much I miss you. We always expect to have more time with each other until we don’t. I love you Nan.

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    Nona says

    What a wonderful lady. I was always happy to have her at the check- out at Shop Rite. She will be missed! Just seeing her face brought a smile. Sending prayers for your family, and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of a sweet lady.💐

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    Debbie and Tom Cullen says

    So very sorry for your families loss . Jeanne was a lovely woman , we enjoyed catching up at Shop-Rite and shared our fondness for Mt. Airy … Cherish you memories ❤️

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    Fran Henderson says

    So sorry for
    Jean was wonderful person and when ever i got to work with her she was very kind and great to work with I will miss her alot

    Fran Henderson

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