Marion Ruth Rames died peacefully in her sleep on May 29, 2022. She was 95.
Born in Kearny and raised in Newark, NJ, she married Lloyd “Bud” Rames in 1947. They lived in Clark before moving their family to Chester in 1963, where she would live for the next 59 years. She recently relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Marion was hired by the Chester Twp. Board of Education in 1967 as Assistant to the Board Secretary, and in 1971 she became the Board Secretary. She held that role until 1979 when she was hired as the Board Secretary to the Mendham Borough Board of Education, where she served until her retirement in 1988. Marion loved to travel and, following her retirement, traveled to many countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. She shared her love of travel with her family, taking them on trips overseas and spending summers with them at the Chesapeake Bay for over 30 years. She loved gardening, cooking, going to the theater, and she lived for family gatherings.
Marion is predeceased by her husband, Lloyd, and her daughter, Christine Bockoven. Survivors include her son, Geoffrey Rames of Fort Lauderdale and his wife Karen, Christine’s husband Douglas and their daughters, Kellie Ferrara of Chester and her husband Brian, Lindsay Hunt of Glen Gardner and her husband Chris, and Katie Brubaker of Chester and her husband Michael, her son Clifford Rames of Palmetto Bay, Florida and his wife Ignacia and their daughter Allison, and her five great-grandchildren, Halle, Thomas, Garrett, Gunner and William.
Visitation will be held at Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham NJ on Friday, June 3rd from 4-8pm. A funeral service will be held at 9am on Saturday June 4th at Brookside Community Church, 8 E Main St, Brookside, NJ 07926. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle NJ.