Elizabeth Steward

Obituary of Elizabeth Steward

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Elizabeth J. Steward, 87, of Princeton died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at home. Born in Princeton, she was an active and lifelong resident and daughter of the late Emily (Maione) and Joseph Palumbo. Elizabeth retired in 1996 with over 20 years of administrative service with the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University. She was previously employed by Gallup and Robinson, ETS, and RCA. An active member of St. Paul's Church, Golden Agers, Health Care Ministry, Red Hat Ladies, and Grand Pals at Riverside Elementary School, she loved her role as a community servant. She also had a zest for life and was involved with Princeton Singles, Princeton Ski Club, the Princeton Free Wheelers, and the Kingston Garden Club. She was an avid and accomplished gardener as well as a loyal Yankee fan. Above all, she was passionately devoted to her family. She will be deeply missed. Elizabeth was a devoted wife and daughter, a selfless mother and grandmother, a loving sister, and caring friend. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Henry of 25 years as well as her older sister Anita Anderson. She is survived by son David and daughter-in-law Beth Steward, daughter Robin and son-in-law Paul Geise, younger sister Ruth Baggitt, 4 grandchildren Emily, Katie, David and Chris as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Monday, November 18, 2013 from the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am St. Paul's Church 214 Nassau Street. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, November 17, 2013 from 2-4 pm at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul's Church, the Princeton Public Library, Mercer Engine Co #3 Scholarship Fund, or Princeton First Aid Squad.
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