Anne Bess passed away on October 12, 2019. Anne was born and raised in New Brunswick, NJ daughter of Chester and Hulda Peterson the middle sister of Dr. Chester Peterson and Vivian Anderson. Anne married Edwin Earle Bess on May 30th 1953, Ed passed away on August 4th 2002. Anne is survived by her two sons and their families; Mark, Donna, Cleo, and Ray, David, Judith, and Sebastian, the nieces and nephews of Chester and Vivian, her Grandnephew, Dr. Collins Lewis, her extended family and to many others who may not be related by blood, but were ‘family’ to Anne; Mt. Zion AME Church – New Brunswick, NJ, St. John’s Episcopal Church – Montclair, NJ , The Order of the Eastern Star, Progressive Lodge #17 PH F&AM, and to all of those who were raised, taken care of and guided by Anne Bess. Visitation will be Tuesday October 15th from 4-8 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Avenue Montclair. A service will be held on Wednesday at 11AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Park, 1800 Lincoln Highway North Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s memory can be made to St. John’s Memorial Trust, 55 Montclair Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042.
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