November 13, 2013

Obituaries 11/13/13

Obit Darr 11-13-13Marjorie Hoffman Darr

Marjorie Hoffman Darr, 96, passed away November 1, 2013. She is the beloved mother of daughters Nancy E. Darr and Terry D. West and the beloved grandmother of Marina L. S. Darr. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Sara Hoffman, and sister of the late Robert C. Hoffman. Marjorie graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, and earned an additional diploma in science, a rare achievement for girls at the time, and later graduated from Katharine Gibbs College in New York, N.Y.

She worked in the physics department at Princeton University during Albert Einstein’s tenure with the Institute for Advanced Study and was a member of the team which prepared the report on the Manhattan Project, for which she received recognition from the United States government. She enjoyed her career as a legal secretary in Jacksonville, Fla. and was a caring friend to all those who knew and loved her. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel (904) 346-3808. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Hendricks Chapel 4115 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Words of comfort may be shared at


Lucia Tamasi

Lucia Tamasi, 87, of Princeton died Monday, November 11, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Isernia, Italy she has been a resident of Princeton since 1966. She was a member of St. Paul’s Church and the altar rosary society.

Daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (DiPerna) DiFalco, wife of the late Michael Tamasi, mother of the late Angelina Tedeschi, sister of the late Antonio and Domenico DiFalco, sister-in-law of the late Rose DiFalco, she is survived by her husband Umberto Perna, Son-in-law Fernando Tedeschi, 2 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Charles DiFalco, Cosmo and Peggy DiFalco, Carmella DiFalco, Pasquelina DiFalco, 3 grandchildren Marco Tedeschi, Michele Tedeschi, Antonella Tedeschi, 1 great granddaughter Ashley and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at held 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., St. Paul’s Church 214 Nassau Street. Entombment will follow at Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick. Friends may call on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Church 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, N.J. 08542.