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Philomena Killeen

September 29, 1919 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 104) 104 Years Old

Philomena Killeen Obituary

Randolph:  Philomena Killeen passed away peacefully on Sunday March 3, 2024 at Victoria Mews in Boonton.  She was 104 years of age.

Phil enjoyed life to the fullest. You would never find her inactive. Her activity shined right through to her fingertips by being talented in many crafts.  Sewing, needlepoint, crocheting, and even the fine art of tatting are where her talents shined brightly.  She crafted many a blanket and sweater, sewed closets full of clothing, and crocheted intricate lace doilies that graced her dressers and furniture for all to see and admire.  She could even crochet while she watched TV and never missed a stitch.  Notably she happily and generously gave these treasures to others.

In her wallet she carried a verse called “My Family”.  One line from the verse says, “I know when I go home I’ll find the love of my family.”  She was a family person, Enjoying holidays and family gatherings especially those where she could dance and chat.  And when the table were cleaned and the dishes away, out came the cards, where she would ante up her bet and seldom walk away without a smile on her face and a pocket full of change.  She loved the babies and the grandchildren but never spoiled them, a perfect matriarch of the family.

Phil was a competitor, fun-loving competitor.  Whether it be on a bowling alley lane or at the bingo hall.  Phil loved to spend many a night with friends.  She perfected her bowling skills landing her a high average score on many of her teams as well as having the highest score of the season.  She went on National Bowling tours with her friends visiting many states throughout the nation. You can still hear her call out that favorite bingo hall call, “BINGO!”  She so filled her days and night with these activities.

She gave back too, as a girl scout leader, a bingo hall monitor for the church, and a VFW activity helper.  She delighted in travel but enjoyed it most when traveling with family.

She was also a lover of her yard and garden which housed roses, iris, a cherry tree, an apple tree, a lilac bush, pussy willows, daffodils, and lily of the valley just to name a few.  And her most prized garden that she planted were her surviving children:  Edward Killeen and his wife Ann of Weston, MA, Lenora Sadauskas of Hopatcong, NJ, Joan Colquhoun and her husband Mark of Mine Hill, NJ and Charles A. Killeen and his wife Erin of Southport, NC.  She is preceded by her late husband Charles and survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 6-8pm on Wednesday March 6, at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton.  A Funeral Mass will be 10am on Thursday March 7, at St. Mary’s Church in Wharton, Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mine Hill.

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March 6, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bermingham Funeral Home
216 S. Main Street
Wharton, NJ 07885

Funeral Mass
March 7, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
371 South Main Street (GPS)
Wharton, NJ 07885

Interment following funeral service
March 7, 2024

St. Mary s Cemetery (Mine Hill)


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