July 12, 2017

Obituaries 7/12/17

Jane Delaney Coda

Jane Delaney Coda, 92, passed away peacefully on July 3 in St Petersburg, Florida where she spent the last four years of her life. Mrs. Coda was a long time resident of Princeton, where she settled in 1955 with her husband, Edward, then a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve. There they raised two children, Deborah and Michael, and commuted to New York City. Mrs. Coda worked for three decades as a translator and interpreter, attending four United Nations’ World Conferences. The president of Brazil, in recognition of her liaison work with diplomats and visiting dignitaries, inducted her into the Order of Rio Braco.

Upon retirement in 1987, Mrs. Coda volunteered with the same combination of commitment, organization, and wit that defined her (along with her jaunty hats!). She joined the Present Day Club (club president 2002-4), the Women’s College Club, the Dogwood Garden Club, and the Learners Investment Club. Mrs. Coda believed in setting a high bar and encouraged others to follow suit. Once her high school valedictorian, later an honor student at Douglass College and member of Mensa, Mrs. Coda proved that intelligence and glamour can go hand in hand!

Predeceased by her dear husband, Edward Thomas Coda and her beloved son, Michael John Coda, she is survived by her daughter, Deborah Jane Abraham (husband Robert); her daughter-in-law, Karen Coda; and six grandchildren Owen Thomas Milbury (wife Rebecca), Luke Francis Milbury (wife Laurel), Alison Milbury Stone (husband Craig), Caitlin Milbury Young (husband Ryan), Emily Perkins Coda, and Matthew Delaney Coda. She will also be remembered with affection by her five great grandchildren and all who appreciated her love of fine jewelry and a well-made martini.


Carol Taraschi Mayfield

Carol Taraschi Mayfield passed away on June 29, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Murry E. Mayfield; her husband Pasquale J. Taraschi of Princeton; her mother, Gertrude Lewis; and father Alpehus Lewis of Somerville, New Jersey.

She is survived by her sister, Marion L. Cardinal of San Francisco; her two daughters, Caroline L. Taraschi of Ringoes, New Jersey and Lisa A. Taraschi of Telluride, Colorado; and stepson Frank Mayfield and his wife, Julie Mayfield of Tucson, Arizona.

She leaves behind many wonderful friends who will miss her dearly. Carol is a proud retiree of Johnson and Johnson.

At her request there will be no service, but a gathering of friends and family members at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to People for Animals at 401 Hillside Ave. Hillside, NJ 07205 or The Princeton YMCA.


Memorial Service

John Winterbottom

A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Winterbottom, who died on January 15, 2017, will be held on Tuesday, August 1 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman. Cellist Jordan Enzinger will perform, and there will be a reception afterwards. John’s complete obituary was published in the January 25, 2017 issue of Town Topics.