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 Pettersen, Vera
Born: 04/26/1923
Died: 11/25/2014
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Pettersen, Vera

Pettersen, Vera age 91 formerly of Menlo Park, NJ died peacefully Tuesday November 25, 2014 at Bristol Glen Newton, NJ. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ she had lived over fifty years in Menlo Park, NJ before moving to Newton to be closer to her family in 2012.
Daughter of the late Mario and Julia (Meyer) Gaiti, Vera had worked many years as an executive Secretary for the Johnson and Johnson Corporation New Brunswick, NJ until her retirement. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Vera truly enjoyed over sixty years of marriage to her beloved husband the late Robert E. Pettersen who passed away in 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Pettersen traveled extensively in their retirement years, as well she enjoyed knitting and reading. Vera will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her son Robert K. and his wife Jan C. Pettersen of Stillwater Twp., her grandson Michael A. also of Stillwater Twp. as well as many other extended Pettersen family members and friends. ​​
​​Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com
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Vera was my favorite aunt. She was also one of the few relatives that I stayed in touch with. I saw her last about 2 years ago. She was slowing down, but only a little and she seemed as bright and wonderful as ever. She was a truly beautiful person and I loved her dearly. Even in our 50s, she referred to my brother and I, and our wives, as "you kids." I will never forget that.
Keith and Crystal MacAllum
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