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Nancy M. Hendrickson

J. Willy Machado

Joan C. Maller

Domenico Matticoli

Earl R. Miner

Nancy M. Hendrickson

Nancy M. Hendrickson, 61, of Princeton, died April 13 at home, surrounded by her family.

Born in Princeton, she was a lifelong Princeton area resident.

At a time when women with children were joining the workforce, she opened her home to care for children of working mothers from 1967 to 1976.

She then earned her real estate license and worked as a realtor from 1976 to 1981. After leaving real estate she held secretarial positions with several local businesses, most recently the Borough of Princeton.

She was an avid Yankees fan and a past member of the Lawrence Township Women¹s Recreation Softball team. Her hobbies included gardening, photography, sewing, knitting, crafts, and her grandchildren.

Daughter of the late George J. and Sara Buffin Knowles, and sister of the late Richard Knowles, she is survived by her husband of 41 years, Alan Hendrickson; three daughters, Laurie Kuhns of Hilliard, Ohio, Robin Thomas of Hopewell, and Jennifer Logue of Lawrence; and four grandchildren.

The funeral service was April 16 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrenceville Fire Company Station No. 23 and Lawrenceville First Aid Squad.

J. Willy Machado

J. Willy Machado, 19, of West Windsor, died April 5.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he moved to Princeton in 1990. He subsequently lived in Chile, Brazil, and Arizona before returning to Princeton a year and a half ago.

He was employed as a furniture maker with a New Brunswick library furniture manufacturing company.

He was fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

An expert woodland explorer, he also enjoyed fishing, spending time with his dogs, making Brazilian candy, and joining friends to play rock guitar.

Predeceased by a brother, Jonathan Cruz, he is survived by his mother, Heidy Machado of Sedona, Ariz.; his father, Victor Hugo Morales Diaz of Valparaiso, Chile; a beloved companion, Mary Cuneo of Princeton; and many close friends.

A memorial service was held at the Unitarian Church of Princeton on April 17. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Va. 22203-1606.

Joan C. Maller

Joan Cashman Maller, 76, of Princeton, died April 18 at Buckingham Place Assisted Living in Princeton.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. A runway and magazine model for John Powers of New York, she was awarded the title Miss Subway, New York.

She was a talented artist and writer.

Wife of the late Raymond Maller, she is survived by two daughters, Diane Maller of Princeton and Nancy Maller of Clifton; a son, Glenn of Massachusetts; a brother, Morty Cashman of Glen Rock; a sister, Felicia Banks of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, Central New Jersey Chapter, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton 08540; or Doctors Without Borders, USA, P.O. Box 1856, Merrifield, Va. 22116-8056.

Domenico Matticoli

Domenico Matticoli, 77, of Isernia, Italy, died April 5 in Isernia.

Born in Isernia, he served for the Italian Carabinieri in northern Italy for 10 years before moving with his wife to Caracas, Venezuela in 1955. He was self-employed as a merchandise wholesaler until he retired and returned to Italy in 1998.

He was predeceased by his parents, Antonio and Aurora Rossi Matticoli; a sister, Anna Ferritti; and a brother, Michele. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maria Feola; a son, Antonio of Kendall Park; two daughters, Aurora Matticoli of Caracas and Lucy Mason of Phoenix, Ariz.; four brothers and four sisters, Gino and Vince of the Princeton area, and Carmelo, Alfredo, Ida Matticoli, Marietta Sasso, Delfina Ferritti, and lolanda Tortola, all of Isernia; and five grandchildren.

A memorial mass was celebrated at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Hopewell on April 17.

Arrangements were under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Earl R. Miner

Earl R. Miner

Earl Roy Miner, 77, of Hightstown, died April 17 at Meadow Lakes in Hightstown following a long illness.

He was the Townsend Martin Class of 1917 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University until his retirement in 2000.

He specialized in early modern English literature, classical Japanese literature, and comparative poetics.

He was educated at the University of Minnesota, where he first studied Japanese in the U.S. Army between 1944 and 1946. He earned a B.A. there in Japanese studies in 1949, an M.A. in English in 1951, and a Ph.D. in English in 1955.

He taught English at Williams College for two years before going to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the faculty from 1955 to 1972. He came to Princeton as professor of English in 1972 and was named the inaugural Townsend Martin Professor two years later.

Among Prof. Miner's many books are Comparative Poetics (1990), Japanese Court Poetry (with R.H. Brower, 1961), Japanese Linked Poetry (1979), The Restoration Mode from Milton to Dryden (1974), The Cavalier Mode from Jonson to Cotton (1971), and The Metaphysical Mode from Donne to Cowley (1969). His recently completed edition of Milton's Paradise Lost is scheduled to be published this summer.

He was president of the Milton Society of America, the American Society for 18th Century Studies, and the International Comparative Literature Association. He was honored with Princeton's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in he humanities in 1993. In 1994 he received the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan in recognition of his "special commitment" to Japanese literature.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jinny; two children, Erik and Lisa; a grandson; and four brothers, Eldon, Arthur, and David of Arizona, and Norman of California.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Earl Miner Memorial Fund, Comparative Literature Department, 133 East Pyne, Princeton University, Princeton, 08544.

At Prof. Miner's request, there will be no funeral service.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Kimble Funeral Home.

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