Carmela Lunt, 88, formerly of Mendham, passed away on January 18, 2015. She was born on November 1, 1926, in Providence, RI.
Ms.Lunt was Founder and first Board President for 27 years of Community Hope, where she received numerous achievement awards, including the Unsung Heroes Award, the Seeds of Hope Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ms. Lunt earned her BA at Syracuse University and MA at Rutgers.
Ms.Lunt had an avid interest in photography.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Harry, her son, Alan, and her brother, Thomas Tamburri.
Ms.Lunt is survived by her sister Mary Spino, her children: Teresa (Tom Garvey), Diana (Barbara Munley), Linda (Jack Patterson), Steve (Merrill), and seven grandchildren: Alyson, Eric, Benjamin, Valerie, Emily Molly and Sophie.
Visitation is Friday January 23, 2015, from 2-4pm and 6:30-8pm with a service from 8-9pm at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave (Rt.27) Metuchen. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hope, 959 Route 46 East, Suite 402, Parsippany, NJ 07054. An online memorial can be made at www.costello-runyon.com.