Eleanor J. Cannon

Eleanor J. Cannon, age 82, of Cream Ridge passed away Tuesday, November 14 at RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick.  Born in New Milford, CT, she was a longtime Cream Ridge resident.

Eleanor was a retired para-legal with the Hiering Law Firm in Toms River.  She was a founding member of the Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church in Jacobstown and a member of the Lutheran Women’s group.  Eleanor enjoyed sewing and crocheting, collecting stamps and enjoyed video games.  She was very organized and was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Michael J. Cannon, Sr., her son, Michael J. “Piney” Cannon, Jr.; a sister, Nancy Hayes and a brother, Frederick Thompson. 

She is survived by her son, Martin Cannon of Holiday City, NJ; three daughters, Dawn Henry of Valdosta, GA, Linnea Gordon and husband Charles of Bernville, PA and Eleanor Matis and husband Steven of Ashland, VA; a sister, Patricia Haydu and husband Steven of Seymour, CT; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service for Eleanor will be held on Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 AM at the Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church, 42 Chesterfield-Jacobstown Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Eleanor’s name can be made to the Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church at the above address or to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, P. O. Box 32141, New York, NY 10087-2141 (www.ocrfa.org).

Arrangements are under the direction of the Tilghman Funeral Home in New Egypt, NJ (www.TilghmanFH.com).