OAKLAND, N.J. -- Mildred (Millie) Goelz died at age 89.
She was born Jan. 25, 1926, to Catherine and Joseph Miller.
She was Baptized, made her Communion and Confirmation at St. Anne's in the Heights section of Jersey City. She grew up in Jersey City, and after Dickenson High School, she joined the United Photo Finishing Plant as the owner’s secretary, where she met her future husband, Raymond Goelz. They were was married May 8, 1948, and eventually had a daughter, Kathanne.
When she moved to Oakland in 1958, she joined the Oakland Garden Club and formed the Oakland Junior Garden Club for children. In 1959, she joined the ladies auxiliary of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department. In 1961, she began to work for the Oakland Board of Education as a school secretary, a career that lasted for 30 years. She was a member of the Oakland Blood Bank, the secretary for the Young at Heart Club and a member of the Oakland Senior Citizen's Club.
In 1974, she was blessed with a wonderful son-in-law named James Hans. After a few years, she was blessed again with the birth of two wonderful grandchildren, James Raymond, better known as J.R., and Kathryn Annemarie, better known as Katie, then the great-grandson, James Hans from the marriage of her grandson J.R., and granddaughter-in-law Kristina.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road,n Oakland. The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 117 Franklin Ave., Oakland at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
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