Hillsborough – Early in the morning, on Tuesday, March 16th, God reclaimed one of his most beloved gifts to the world. Anita M. Klein, (born: Anita Amiano), traveled peacefully, from her 55 year home, in Hillsborough, NJ, through Heaven’s gates to join her family with whom she shared an immeasurable amount of mutual love. Being the final survivor of her generation’s large loving family, I’m certain that they were all waiting with open arms welcoming her to paradise.
Anita loved her family. Her eyes and heart would light up and fill with joy whenever she could spend time with those she loved. In her almost 97 years gracing this planet with her warmth, selfless generosity, creativity and energy, she was never blessed with children of her own, however, she enjoyed the endless abundant love and deepest affections of her many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and even great-great nieces and nephews. (Who knew her lovingly as: “Auntie”). Because of her energetic youthful demeanor she could usually be found enjoying herself dining, dancing, teasing, and singing with the youngest of the bunch.
A GREAT-GREAT nephew, (Owen), and two GREAT-GREAT nieces, (Eloise and Lilly), were most recently, also blessed with the opportunity to feel Auntie Anita’s love and embrace. Pictures of her unbridled joy while holding them are heartwarming, to say the very least.
She was very proud to have been born in Newark, NJ, but lived the majority of her life in Hillsborough with her husband Russel, (who passed in April of 2008). She was a gifted and knowledgeable gardener, where she could be found toiling on most nice days. This was evidenced by the beautiful flowers that adorned her property and home.
During her residence in Hillsborough, she was very active in the community. She was a well- recognized, long time devout parishioner of Mary, Mother of God Church, and a member of their Rosarians. She also was a member of the Hillsborough Senior Club, and the Hillsborough Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary, and Volunteered for a variety of town activities.
Friends and loved ones were welcomed for a final farewell on Monday March, 22nd, at the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US Hwy 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, from 9 – 11am. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at 11:30am in the Mary Mother of God Church, 157 South Triangle Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. A burial was held at the New Cemetery, South Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ.