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  • Jocelyn V. Anderson

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  • MANCHESTER, N.J. — Jocelyn V. Anderson, 88, of Leisure Knoll, Manchester, N.J., and Lake Pleasant, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, N.J.
    Born in Little Falls, Jocelyn graduated from Wheelock College, Boston, Mass., before becoming an elementary school teacher in Glen Ridge, N.J., where she taught for more than 30 years. She retired in 1988 upon which she split her time between homes in Manchester, N.J., and Lake Pleasant.
    Jocelyn loved sharing time with family and friends, especially at her beloved summer camp in the Adirondacks. An avid water skier and canoeist, Jocelyn enjoyed instructing others as a Girl Scout and as the waterfront instructor at the Mohawk Resort, Old Forge. Jocelyn had an uncanny ability to connect with former students and stayed in touch with many of them, as her Christmas list exceeded 250 people.
    Jocelyn was predeceased by her husband, Francis V., in 2001, and her stepson, Francis V. Anderson, Jr. She is survived by her son, Peter R. and his wife, Shawn, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn K. Armbruster and her husband, Tom, of Montville, N.J., and Jane E. Anderson, of Lutherville, Md.; two stepdaughters, Angela M. Anderson, of Sewell, N.J., and Stacy A. Rhodes and her husband, Fella, of Chesapeake, Va.; nine grandchildren, Peter, Tory, Hailey, Susannah, Kimberly, David, Matthew, Courtney and Wil; three great-grandchildren, Emily, Billy and Charlie.
    A memorial service celebrating Jocelyn's life will be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2013, at Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge.
    In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her memory to Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, NJ 07028 or Speculator Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 282, Speculator, NY 12164-0282.
    Arrangements by DeGraff Lakehurst Funeral Home, Lakehurst.
    To leave an online condolence, please visit www.degrafffuneralhome.com.
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