Obituary of Mary Eliza Tilton
Mary Eliza Tilton, 93, of Manchester, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at home.
She was born in Cream Ridge, NJ on June 11, 1925. She grew up on the family farm and her cousin Hazel Tolecki was like a sister to her. After graduating from High School, she moved to Trenton in search of a career. Her mother introduced her to Thomas K. Tilton whom she married and they built their home on Darrah Lane in Lawrenceville where they lived for over 50 years. She worked for several years at the Trenton Times and later got her Real Estate license and sold Real Estate at Kroll Realty in Lawrence Township. In her later years she worked at Babe Ruth. She was a past President and Lifetime Member of the Women’s’ Auxiliary of the VFW in Yardville. She was also a member of the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church.
Her dear friend Suzanne Speer lived with Mary for the last 22 years, first in Lawrenceville and then in Manchester where Suzanne bought a condo 5 years ago. Suzanne took good care of Mary in her later years.
She is predeceased by her brother, Leroy (“Bud”) and her son, John W. Tilton; her husband Thomas K. Tilton; she leaves behind her son, Collin R. and his wife, Cynthia, granddaughters Dorey Tilton and her husband Kevin Jaracy, and Brooke Foley and her husband, Kevin; her grandsons, twins Collin S. Tilton and the late Dylan Tilton and her great grandchildren Jake & Jack Jaracy and twins Dylan & Zoey Tilton. She also leaves behind her cousin Hazel’s niece, Sharon Pearce of Forked River.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12 Noon at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Interment will follow at Princeton Cemetery.
The viewing for Mary will be held on Monday morning from 11:00AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Babe Ruth League International Headquarters, 1670 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619.