Born: June 5, 1928
Death: September 2, 2013
June 5, 1928 - September 2, 2013
Shirley M. Vetter of Whiting passed away on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Arista Care at Whiting. She was 85 years old.
Born in Bloomingdale, NJ, she resided in Woodbridge most of her life before moving to Whiting 3 years ago.
Mrs. Vetter was employed as a Senior Clerk Typist at The Woodbridge Developmental Center in Avenel for 15 years, retiring in 1990.
Shirley was an avid reader and gardener and enjoyed trips to Atlantic City with her dear friend, Frank Szucs, as well as going to garage sales and spending time at The Harry Wright Lake in Whiting.
She was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Sewaren; a former member of The Newark Disabled American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary as well as the Perth Amboy American Legion Post #45 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was predeceased by her husband George W Vetter, Jr. who passed in 1980; a son George W Vetter, III who passed in 1988 and a daughter Tracey Lee Vetter who passed in 2003.
She is survived by two daughters Dawn Lee Mandico and husband Robert Rodrigues of Whiting, and Melody Lee O’Donnell and husband Steven Sr of Coral Springs, FL; a daughter-in-law Susan Guppy of Jackson, NJ; a sister Doris Bono of Leesburg, FL; five grandchildren Nicolette Lee Reiser, Thomas Reiser, Steven O’ Donnell Jr, Heather O’Donnell, and Ryan O’Donnell. Two great-grandchildren Mia Reiser and Ryan O’Donnell .
A visitation will take place Friday September 6, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Costello-Greiner Funeral Home 44 Green Street at Barron Avenue in Woodbridge. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church 7 Woodbridge Avenue, Sewaren, NJ 07077.