Fay Ireland Newman, 78, of Millville, NJ passed away at her home on Saturday, December 9, 2017, surrounded by her family and the things she loved.
Born May 15, 1939 in Mays Landing, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Helen Henry Ireland Cocoma and Joe Ireland. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother who found much joy and happiness spending time with the ones she loved.
She worked over the years to support her family at Lenox China, Wheaton’s, Spencer Gifts, Shulton’s, and Atlantic Cape Community College where she spent the last 19 years of her career, retiring in 2005.
She is survived by her four children, Joe Eilenberg (Trent) of Allentown, PA, Kathy Platt (Lou) of Millville, NJ, Sharon Eilenberg (Frank) of Mays Landing, NJ, Lisa Surig (Mark) of Dacula, GA; Eight grandchildren, Brandon (Amanda), Kyle (Nicole), and Sean Platt, Shea McKeen, Keith, Kolleen, Kelli, and Kamryn Surig; and five great grandchildren, Grady, Mia, Kole, Kloei, and Luke; as well as her two loving brothers, Sonny Ireland and Joe Graves (Kathy); and her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 15 at the Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main St., Mays Landing, NJ from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home and graveside services will be conducted after.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.