Page 22 The Westfield Leader and The Scotch Plains – Fanwood TIMES Thursday, October 23, 2014 John ‘Jack’ Briggs, Jr., 71, Family Man; Dedicated to Helping Kids and Families John R. “Jack” Briggs, Jr., 71, of Derry, N.H. died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New York City on March 21, 1943, a son of the late John R. and Mary (McMahon) Briggs. Jack resided in Derry since 1981, formerly living in Simsbury, Conn. He attended Fairfield University, where he sang in the glee club. It was at a glee club concert that he met wife Marcia. They married in 1967. He enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Kincheloe Air Force Base in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He spent one year in Vietnam writing for the 7th Air Force News. Once back in civilian life, he worked in public relations for the John Hancock Insurance Company in both Boston and Chicago. In 1981 he began working in public relations for Public Service of New Hampshire. Devoted to making a difference, Jack was president of the Derry Chamber of Commerce in 1999 and was named its Citizen of the Year in 2002. The Upper Room, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families, awarded him its Bill Burke Award in 2009. In retirement he and Marcia embarked on a busy schedule of travel, visiting Europe, Asia and South America. Jack was a faith-filled communicant at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Manchester. With Marcia, his ministries included leadership in Worldwide Marriage Encounter and pre- paring engaged couples for the sacrament of marriage, teaching CCD and confirmation classes. Jack lived a rich and full life, full of laughter, dancing and song. Proud grandfather of little 2-year-old John, he was happy to be known as Pepere. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Marcia (Houde) Briggs, and children, Kate Briggs of Somerville, Mass. and Matt Briggs of Lima, Peru, along with his daughter-in-law, Taylor (Bolz) Briggs; grandson, John, and a granddaughter on the way, and his sister, Peggy Briggs of Garwood, N.J. Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Tuesday, October 28, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, N.H. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 29, at 11 a.m., in Ste. Marie Parish, 378 Notre Dame Avenue, Manchester, N.H. Committal services will be held privately in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. With Jack having served on the executive board of The Upper Room, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, P.O. Box 1017, Derry, N.H. 03038. Memorial contributions also may be made to the Westfield Rescue Squad. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com. October 23, 2014 Helen E. MacRitchie, Active Volunteer; Had Taught In Westfield Public Schools Helen Evelyn MacRitchie died peacefully at her home in Westfield on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. She was born on January 31, 1923 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. For most of her childhood, she lived in the neighboring community of Stamford, which subsequently merged into Niagara Falls. She graduated from Stamford Collegiate High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University College of the University of Toronto; the degree was a teacher preparation degree. While at the University of Toronto, she volunteered as an ambulance driver; when wounded soldiers arrived at the Toronto train station, she transported them to local hospitals. Later, she earned her master’s degree at Kean University, and pursued further graduate studies at Montclair State University. In 1950, she married William James MacRitchie, a chemical engineer who specialized in metallurgical engineering. They remained married for 61 years until his death in 2012. They had three children: Kenneth Lyon MacRitchie, of Red Bank, N.J., Ian Alexander MacRitchie, who died in 1982, and Andrea Elizabeth MacRitchie, of Boylston, Mass. Mrs. MacRitchie immigrated from Canada to the United States in 1953. Later that year, she and her husband settled in Westfield. She became a naturalized citizen in 1973. While residing in Canada, she taught at the Pelham District High School in Fenwick, Ontario. After moving to Westfield, she taught school in the Westfield Public Schools. She was an Anglican (Episcopalian) since infant baptism. After moving to Westfield, she was a parishioner of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. She served a term on the church vestry. Mrs. MacRitchie participated actively in the local food bank program. In particular, she organized bread deliveries until two days before her death. She also volunteered at Grace’s Kitchen at Grace Episcopal Church in Plainfield. She had four lines of descent from Mayflower passengers: two from Wil- liam Bradford and one each from Isaac Allerton and Richard Warren. She was also a descendant of Robert Cushman, who chartered the Mayflower. She was also related to Charles Lindbergh. The kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. occurred when she was nine years old. She was very concerned that she would be the next victim, and she asked her father to install window guards in her bedroom. After retiring from the Westfield Public Schools, she and her husband owned and operated Oval Antiques, which specialized in railroad antiques. They also had time to travel extensively in Great Britain and Northern Europe. Mr. and Mrs. MacRitchie established the Ian MacRitchie Memorial Scholarship at Union County College and the Ian MacRitchie Technology Award at Roosevelt Middle School. While a student at the University of Toronto, she was a member of the women’s hockey team. She also enjoyed recreational skating. She was not a member of the women’s baseball team at the University of Toronto, but she was occasionally called down from the stands to participate. She was a member of the New Jersey Education Association and later the New Jersey Retired Educators Association. She also belonged to the College Women’s Club of Westfield. She served as a den mother in Cub Scout Pack 79 at Tamaques School, and was active in the Tamaques School Parent-Teacher Organization. She participated in the Grant School Talent Show. The League of Women Voters admitted her as a member, even before her naturalization. A memorial service was held on August 17, 2013 in Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. She arranged for her body to be donated for medical research to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Interment of her ashes in the church garth will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 East Broad Street, Westfield, N.J. 07090. October 23, 2014 Gray Funeral Homes Since 1897 Begun in 1876 by William Gray, in Cranford and later Incorporated in 1897 as the Gray Burial & Cremation Company. Today, known by many simply as Gray’s. We continue to provide the personal service that began with Mr. Gray, whether it be for burial or cremation. Gray Funeral Home 318 East Broad St. Westfield, NJ 07090 William A. Doyle Mgr. NJ Lic. Number 2325 (908)-233-0143 Gray Memorial Funeral Home 12 Springfield Ave. Cranford, NJ 07016 Dale R. Schoustra Mgr. NJ Lic. Number 3707 (908)-276-0092 John-Michael “J.M.” Jones N.J. Lic. #4869 Director www.grayfuneralhomes.com – Obituaries – Jeffrey Gould, 49, Beloved By Family; Enjoyed Fishing, Skiing and Vacations Jeffrey P. Gould, 49, of Roselle by many longtime friends. Park, N.J. passed away on Thursday, Jeff loved spending time fishing October 16. Jeff, the son and skiing with his friends of Frederick and Elaine and vacationing in Stone Gould, was born and Harbor, N.J. with his famraised in Westfield, ily. He was always there to N.J., graduating from lend a helping hand or to Westfield High School share his quiet humor with in 1983. After high friends and family. He will school, he was embe dearly missed by so ployed by Kings Sumany who knew him and permarkets and most loved him. recently worked for A memorial service was Westfield Pest Control. held yesterday, WednesJeff was a wonderful day, October 22, at the son, brother and uncle Higgins and Bonner Echo and is survived by his Lake Funeral Home, 582 father, Frederick; his Springfield Avenue, Jeffrey P. Gould sister, Karen Bachert, Westfield. In lieu of flowand her husband, Don; his brother, ers, the family requests donations in Chris Gould, and his wife, Jackie, his memory to the C.A.S.T. for Kids and his nieces and nephews, Brandon Foundation at castforkids.org. October 23, 2014 and Morgan Gould and Trevor and Sarah Bachert. Jeff also is survived Marie Poperowitz, 94, Enjoyed Family; Was Honored By Westfield YMCA Marie Poperowitz, 94, died peaceA happy, well-dressed woman, fully on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Marie loved to shop at Lord & Taylor Marie was the daughter of the late and scour flea markets and thrift shops Peter and Victoria Poduch. She also with her daughter, Kathie. was predeceased by her Marie lived in Westfield husband, Edward, in for the past 20 years, spend1995. Marie was the loving the last four years at Suning and proud mother of rise Senior Living. Kathie (Rob) Corrado She will be greatly missed and Linda (Dennis) by many. Elmore, grandmother to A Mass of Christian Burial four, great-grandmother will be celebrated today, to six, and sister to Helen Thursday, October 23, at 10 Iwanicki. a.m., at the Holy Trinity RoBefore retirement, she man Catholic Church, was a box designer for Westfield, followed by inExpress Container in terment at All Saints Slovak Newark for many years. Cemetery, Dunmore, Pa. Marie loved exercise Marie Poperowitz Arrangements are by the and the many friendDooley Colonial Home, 556 ships that ensued at the Westfield Westfield Avenue, Westfield. YMCA and did so for 18 years. At In lieu of flowers, a donation to age 85, the “Y” had a story in the Alzheimer’s Research would be appaper about Marie, their oldest ac- preciated. October 23, 2014 tive member. They also used her image in a recent ad campaign. Stuart C. Pistol, 51, Westfield Resident; Was CFO of MFP Investors in NYC Stuart C. Pistol, 51, of Westfield, N.J. died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Peggy Coloney’s House in Scotch Plains, N.J. Mr. Pistol was the Chief Financial Officer for MFP Investors in New York City for many years. Prior to that he served as manager of investment operations and assistant vicepresident of Franklin Mutual Advisors, and also served as assistant treasurer of the Mutual Series Funds. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Rutgers University in Newark, and served as the treasurer of the Trinity Gardens Condominium Association for many years. Born in Newark, N.J., he had lived in Cranford, N.J. before moving to Westfield 16 years ago. Predeceased by his father, Sidney Pistol, he is survived by his mother, SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-14004626 SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO. F-007895-13 Plaintiff: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION VS. Defendant: ALEX RODRIGUEZ; STATE OF NEW JERSEY; HARRISON MUNICIPAL; PAUL SKARANTONMIUS; LUIS FELICIANO; JAN HOPPER; THRIFT INVESTMENT CORPORATION; FIA CARD SERVICES NA F/K/A BANK OF AMERICA NA; VINELAND ANESTHESIA CONSULTANT; SUMMIT BANK O/B/O DENVILLE NISSAN; COUNTY OF CAMDEN; FRANKLIN LAKES MUNICIPALITY OF; COUNTY OF ESSEX; CUMBERLAND ORTHOPEDIC PA; SOUTH JERSEY HOSPITAL GROUP ANESTHESIA; COLONIAL PENN INS. CO. O/B/ O HOWARD BRENDA; ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL; CADLEROCK JOINT VENTURE ASSIGNEE; CRESCENT GARDENS; PALISADES COLLECTION LLC; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; PARTNERS HEALTHCARE LLC; CAPITAL ONE BANK USA NA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; EQUABLE ASCENT FINANCIAL LLC; NEIL HEOGH, TENANT; Sale Date: 11/12/2014 Writ of Execution: 07/15/2014 By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETHTOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales. The judgment amount is: ***Three Hundred Fifty-Four Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Three and 26/100*** $354,163.26. The property to be sold is located in the TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS, County of Union and State of New Jersey. It is commonly known as 1184 WASHINGTON AVENUE, SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY 07076. It is known and designated as Block 8801, Lot 15. The dimensions are approximately 87 feet wide by 100 feet long Nearest cross street: Cliffwood Street Prior lien(s): Subject to open sewer in the amount of $87.50 as of 8/27/14. Good thru 10/01/ 14. *Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or other charges, and any such taxes, charges, liens, insurance premiums or other advances made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested parties are to conduct and rely upon their own independent investigation to ascertain whether or not any outstanding interest remain of record and/or have priority over the lien being foreclosed and, if so the current amount due thereon. Total Upset: ***Three Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Two and 25/ 100*** $364,332.25 together with lawful interest and costs. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale for any length of time without further advertisement. Joseph Cryan Acting Sheriff Attorney: STERN, LAVINTHAL, FRANKENBERG, LLC 105 EISENHOWER PARKWAY SUITE 302 ROSELAND, NEW JERSEY 07068 (973) 797-1100 4 T - 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/14 Fee: $238.68 Betty (née Kier) Pistol of Clark, N.J.; his brother, Jeffrey Pistol of Cranford, N.J., and many relatives and close friends. Funeral services were held at the Menorah Chapels at Millburn, 2950 Vauxhall Road, Union, N.J., on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. October 23, 2014 Library to Feature College Planning FANWOOD — The Fanwood Memorial Library, located at 5 Forest Road, will present “Smart Planning For College” with David Twersky, an independent educational consultant, on Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m. This discussion will be designed to ready both students and parents for the college application experience. Participants will learn about common mistakes made by college applicants; SAT or ACT; financial planning and other topics, and also will be able to browse resource materials at the library. For more information and registration, call the library at (908) 3226400 or access fanwoodlibrary.org. SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-14004647 SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO. F-057230-10 Plaintiff: CITIMORTGAGE, INC VS. Defendant: KIMBERLY GIAIMO Sale Date: 11/19/2014 Writ of Execution: 08/25/2014 By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETHTOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales. The judgment amount is: ***One Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Four and 94/100*** $156,894.94. Property to be sold is located in the TOWNSHIP of SCOTCH PLAINS, County of UNION, State of New Jersey. Premises commonly known as: 12 KING JAMES COURT, SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY 07076-1110. BEING KNOWN as LOT 26 CKJ12, BLOCK 903.03 on the official Tax Map of the TOWNSHIP of SCOTCH PLAINS. Dimensions: 105.92 X 225.54 X 55.00 X 22.00 X 55.00 X 22.00 Nearest Cross Street: N/A Total Upset: ***One Hundred Sixty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Two and 87/100*** $166,862.87 together with lawful interest and costs. *Subject to any unpaid taxes, municipal liens or other charges, and any such taxes, charges, liens, insurance premiums or other advances made by plaintiff prior to this sale. All interested parties are to conduct and rely upon their own independent investigation to ascertain whether or not any outstanding interest remain of record and/or have priority over the lien being foreclosed and, if so the current amount due thereon. *If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale for any length of time without further advertisement. Joseph Cryan Acting Sheriff Attorney: PHELAN HALLINAN & DIAMOND, PC 400 FELLOWSHIP ROAD SUITE 100 MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY 08054 (856) 813-5500 4 T - 10/23, 10/30, 11/06 & 11/13/14 Fee: $195.84 A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION Catherine Downer, 62, WHS Alumna; Membership Dir. For Technology Assoc. Catherine Downer, 62, of Westfield died on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at Overlook Medical Center, Summit, the place where she was born on August 12, 1952. The Downer family were early pioneers in the settling of Westfield, N.J. Cathy was the membership director of IEEE, a worldwide professional technology association, based in Piscataway, N.J. A lifelong resident of Westfield, she attended Westfield public schools, graduating from Westfield High School, and later Kean University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She was the beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Virginia Rogers Downer, and dear sister of the late Peggy Downer. Cathy is survived by her loving daughter, Emma Lee Downer, and her brother, Robert A. Downer. Cathy’s Life Celebration will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 East Broad Street, Westfield, where her funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the seeing eye dog program at: Seeing Eye, P.O. Box 375, Morristown, N.J. 07963, or to the ASPCA. October 23, 2014 Mary Louise Fischer, 89, Known For Her Hospitality, Cooking and Love Mary Louise Fischer, 89, of Marco Island, Fla. passed away on Thursday, October 16. She died as she had lived — surrounded by loving friends and family. Mary Lou, née Isemann, married Robert Humphreys in 1945. They had two sons, Robert Jr. and Richard, but their happiness was short lived and she was widowed at 33. In 1965 she married Carl Fischer, a colonel in the Army. Blessed with a daughter, Cheryl, they lived in Paris before settling in Westfield, N.J. There, the Fischer home was known for its welcoming spirit. Mary Lou’s passion for cooking had flourished in France and no one could forget the towers of shrimp and dozens of hors d’oeuvres that graced her parties. Always active, she played bridge, joined the Gourmet Group, and hosted as many as 50 for Easter every year. In 2001, she and Carl retired to Marco Island and pronounced it “heaven.” She loved her new friends at the Mi- rage and her condo was filled with lively company, good food, pink cosmos and, always, family. Her boundless energy was infectious and even the day before she passed she held court at Avow hospice. The room was alive with love and laughter as final goodbyes were spoken. This Christmas will not be the same without the famous tins of gourmet cookies she baked for all who knew her. Mary Lou is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Johnson, and husband, Brian, and her sons, Robert and Richard Humphreys and their wives, Patricia and Kate; her niece, Barbara Schaefer, and husband, Jack, as well as her seven beloved grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be offered at San Marco Catholic Church, 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, Fla., tomorrow, Friday, October 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. October 23, 2014 ‘Vibrance For Life’ to Be Program Topic Sunday SUMMIT – The Coalition on Family Caregiving invites the public to attend its Fall program entitled “Vibrance for Life: How to Live Younger and Healthier.” The program will be held this Sunday, October 26, at 12:30 p.m., in Overlook Medical Center’s Bouras Auditorium, located at 99 Beauvior Avenue, Summit. Dr. Lorraine Maita will be the featured speaker. A recognized and awardwinning physician and author, Dr. Maita has been helping people transform their lives through preventive and anti-aging medicine for more than 18 years. She will discuss how life can be more pleasant and fulfilling when people maintain their health. Dr. Maita will review the five fatal flaws that may be missing in an annual physical that could transform an individual’s life from average to excellent. Free parking is available and there is no charge to attend the presentation. A light lunch also will be served. Advance reservations are requested by calling (908) 522-8852 or e-mailing [email protected] Reading is Good For You goleader.com/subscribe SHERIFF’S SALE SHERIFF’S FILE NO.: CH-14004483 SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY CHANCERY DIVISION UNION COUNTY DOCKET NO. F-33122-13 Plaintiff: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS GRANTOR TRUSTEE OF THE PROTIUM MASTER GRANTOR TRUST VS. Defendant: THOMAS CUSMANO, MRS. THOMAS CUSMANO, HIS WIFE, KAREN A. CRILLY, BENJAMIN A. STANZIALE JR., CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE, AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY Sale Date: 11/05/2014 Writ of Execution: 07/25/2014 By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, at the UNION COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, 10 ELIZABETHTOWN PLAZA, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY, at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales. The judgment amount is: ***Five Hundred Thirty-Two Thousand Four Hundred Sixty-Four and 58/100*** $532,464.58. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD IS LOCATED IN: Township of Scotch Plains, County of Union, in the State of New Jersey. PREMISES COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 2253 Sunrise Court, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076. TAX LOT # 55 fka 34.A Block # 3201 fka 108. APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 71 x 100 NEAREST CROSS STREET: Pine Street. Taxes: Current through 3rd Quarter of 2014* Other: 2014 First half Sewer outstanding in the amount of $133.27. 2014 Second half Sewer due October 1st, 2014 in the amount of $130.07. *Plus interest on these figures through date of payoff and any and all subsequent taxes, water and sewer amounts. Total Upset: ***Five Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty and 93/100*** $548,920.93 together with lawful interest and costs. Surplus Money: If after the sale and satisfaction of the mortgage debt, including costs and expenses, there remains any surplus money, the money will be deposited into the Superior Court Trust Fund and any person claiming the surplus, or any part thereof, may file a motion pursuant to Court Rules 4:64-3 and 4:57-2 stating the nature and extent of that person’s claim and asking for an order directing payment of the surplus money. The Sheriff or other person conducting the sale will have information regarding the surplus, if any. There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale for any length of time without further advertisement. Joseph Cryan Acting Sheriff Attorney: STERN & EISENBERG, PC 1040 NORTH KINGS HIGHWAY STE 407 CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY 08034 (609) 397-9200 4 T - 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30/14 Fee: $183.60 Attendees also will have an opportunity to participate in a question-andanswer session after the presentation. Formed in 2003, the Coalition on Family Caregiving is a group of community-based organizations, businesses and individuals. Its mission is to assist family caregivers by offering support, education and information on resources and services. The coalition’s comprehensive resource and referral network is available at no cost. For more information, visit cfcares.org. Fanwood Presbyterian Schedules Blood Drive FANWOOD — The Fanwood Presbyterian Church will sponsor a Community Cares Blood Drive on Saturday, November 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will take place at the New Jersey Blood Services Donor Center, located at 2279 South Avenue, Scotch Plains. Donors age 16 or older are urgently needed. One out of every three persons will need blood or blood components at some time during their lives.Yet fewer than one in 10 persons eligible to give blood ever do so. Donated blood has a limited shelf life. It therefore is important to maintain an adequate supply. Donors must satisfy weight criteria, be in generally good health and have a valid photo identification. Sixteenyear-olds must furnish a signed parental consent form and persons age 76 or older must furnish medical clearance. Individuals may schedule an appointment to donate blood for the Fanwood Presbyterian drive by visiting tinyurl.com/fwpresbyterian. For additional information, contact New Jersey Blood Services at 1-(800) 933BLOOD or visit nybloodcenter.org. Walk-ins also will be welcome. Prayer to The Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail) Oh most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me! Show me herein you are my mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none who can withstand your power. Show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Holy Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Holy Spirit, You who solve all problems, light all roads so that I may attain my goal. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me and that in all instances in my life You are with me. I want in this short prayer to thank You as I confirm once again that I never want to be separated from You in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Amen. Say this prayer on three consecutive days. Publish this prayer after the favor is granted. K.A.G.
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