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September 28, 2019

Nancy E. Peakes Pike, 91

Loving Wife & Mother

1928 — September 28, 2019

Nancy Eleanor Peakes Pike, a long-time resident of Princeton and Montgomery Township, died September 28 at Brandywine Senior Living at Princeton. She was 91.

Born in Cambridge, and raised in Weston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Seldon Charles Peakes and Christine Newborg Peakes. She graduated with honors from the Boston University School of Public...

September 20, 2019

March 10, 1929 - September 20, 2019

Paul M. Boisde, 90,  a long-time resident of Montgomery Township, died on September 20 at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro.

Paul is survived by his spouse, Denise Boisde; two children, Herve Boisde and Cecile Brice; son-in-law Chuck Brice; and two grandchildren, Alexandra and Charlie. His daughter Agnes Boisde died tragically in 1987.

Paul was born and raised in the v...

August 27, 2019

A generous kind man with
seven daughters

Aug. 19, 1935 – Aug. 27, 2019

— Donald I. McLeod died at his Rocky Hill home on August 27. He was 84.

Don was born in Baltimore, Maryland to John Young McLeod and Jessie Steedman McLeod. Don’s parents each emigrated to the United States from Scotland; met and married in Buffalo, NY in 1927; and eventually settled in Baltimore in 1935.

Don attended McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryla...

August 22, 2019

Always positive and hopeful

Oct 4, 1949 — Aug 22, 2019


Hillary Kramer Delaney of Rocky Hill died August 22 after surviving ovarian cancer for eight years. All the while she lived her life on life’s terms, always positive and hopeful. 

Hillary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 4, 1949 to Jacqueline and William Kramer,  growing up there with older brother Peter and younger sister Jeremy.  

She is survived b...

August 20, 2019

Life long animal lover

September 24, 1987 — August 20, 2019

Brendan Patrick Welch of Skillman unexpectedly died on August 20. He was 31. 

Brendan graduated with a degree in business from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2011, where he served as president of his fraternity, Sigma Chi. Following college, Brendan volunteered his time coaching youth lacrosse in Montgomery.

Most recently, he bought and renovated a home in Highland...

September 25, 1922 - August 10, 2019

Herbert Windsor Hobler, 96, died August 10 at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman. 

Hobler Park on Route 601 across from Cherry Valley Country Club, is named in his honor.

Born in St. Louis in 1922, he was raised In Bronxville, NY and Stamford, CT. His family moved to Princeton in 1941.

He graduated from the Hill School, a prestigous boarding school in Pottstown, PA then entered Prin...

July 27, 2019

July 8, 1942 — July 27, 2019

Retained Her Southern Charm

Evelyn Gayle Long Flora, 77, of Belle Mead died on Saturday, July 27.


Evelyn was born to Gilbert R. and Mary Hester Long on July 8, 1942, in Blacksburg, VA. She graduated from Blacksburg High School in 1959 then worked for several years to be able to independently finance college.

She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Radford College i...

July 24, 2019

• World War II & Korean War Veteran

• July 24, 2019

US Navy Lieutenant Commander David Sherwood Huggins (Ret.) of Montgomery Township died July 24 at home. He was a Princeton-area resident for many years.

Born in Karuizawa, Japan, he was son of the late Harold Huggins and Dorothy Hideko Tanaka Brinkley Huggins.

David was with the US Navy and National Security Agency for more than 20 years, and served in WWII and the Korean Con...

July 21, 2019

• Korean War Veteran

• Kept History Alive in Griggstown & Montgomery

• April 12, 1932 — July 21, 2019

John Fletcher Allen died after a seven-year battle with cancer on July 21.

He was born on April 12, 1932 in Elat, Ebolowa, Cameroon, West Africa in a hospital run by the Presbyterian Church. His father, James Blaine Allen, who was an architect, had designed and built many of the buildings on the hospital grounds.

John was bapti...

June 22, 2019

The Land Man

August 18, 1931 — June 21, 2019

William Bryce Thompson, IV,  one of the largest landowners in New Jersey, died on June 21.

Bryce was born on August 18, 1931 in his father’s home in Valley Head, Alabama, but Bryce is well known as a longtime Princetonian, having grown up at 195 Nassau Street in the house his grandfather built, where Bryce later had his office.

As Bryce grew up, his family faced significant challeng...

June 21, 2019

Lifelong Rocky Hill Resident


June 11, 1921 — June 20, 2019

Sam Panicaro, 98, died on Thursday, June 20. He was born in Rocky Hill on June 11, 1921 to Josephine and Gennaro Panicaro and was a lifelong resident of Rocky Hill, along with his nine brothers and sisters.

Sam graduated from Princeton High School and was employed, for many years, by the Princeton University Store. He served in the United States Navy during WWII, and...

June 18, 2019

She Took Care of Everybody

December 23, 1927 — June 17, 2019


Every day people would come up to Fran and ask her what products she used to keep from wrinkling. She always chalked it up to her olive oil-heavy diet growing up in an Italian household. Whether it was this diet or really good genes, Fran, 91, was wrinkle free every day of her long life. 

Frances Lampariello, née Berardinelli, was born on December 23, 1927 in Abruz...

June 13, 2019

Long-time Skillman Resident

May 2, 1932 — June 12, 2019