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Dorothy French Obituary

Dorothy A. French
Dorothy A. French

October 15, 1929 - February 16, 2017
Born in Elizabeth, NJ
Resided in Elizabeth, NJ


Dorothy A. (Gerber) French, 87, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Woodlands Genesis Healthcare Center in Plainfield.

Dorothy was born in Elizabeth, NJ to the late George and Eleanor Gerber. She resided in Union County most of her life. Dorothy was employed by Bell Telephone in Cranford as a Billing Clerk.

Dorothy loved life. She enjoyed shopping, dinners out, AC, the racetrack; and how she loved her sweets. Her most favorite times were spent with her grandchildren.

Dorothy is predeceased by her parents; George and Eleanor Gerber; and her sister, Muriel Donahue.

She is survived by her three daughters, Kathleen French of Clark, Mary Ellen Polny of Hamilton, and Susan McDonald and her husband Robert of Edison; her five grandchildren, Kristie McDonald of Long Branch, Ashley Hajek and her husband Roberto of Hamilton; Janie McDonald of Edison; Jenna McDonald of Long Branch; and Ryan Polny of Atlanta, Ga.; and 3 great-grandchildren, Luke, Owen and Logan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 9 am in St. Francis Cathedral, Metuchen. The visitation will be prior to the funeral mass from 7:30 am to 8:30 am in the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27), Metuchen. Interment will be in Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. To send condolences please visit

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Development Office, Benedictine Academy, 840 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208, in her memory.



568 Middlesex Ave. (RT 27)
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Saturday, February 18, 2017
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Saturday, February 18, 2017




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