Vera Fleming, of Summit, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013. She was 81 years old.
Born and raised in Jersey City, Vera lived in both Georgia and Virginia before settling in Summit in 1968. She graduated from St. Aloysius High School, Jersey City, in 1949 and Caldwell College, Caldwell NJ, in 1953.
Vera was devoted to her community and was passionate about education. She taught the 4th grade at Lincoln Elementary School in Summit (now known as Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary) for thirty years before her retirement in 1998. Although she switched grades a few times, she always came back to her beloved fourth graders and touched countless lives during her teaching career.
When Vera was not with her family and friends or in the classroom, she was volunteering with causes close to her heart. In particular, Vera donated much of her time to the sisters of the Rosary Shrine in Summit. She was an avid reader and sports fan.
Above all, Vera was devoted to her family. She is predeceased by her brothers, Edmund Moriarty Jr. and Donald Moriarty. She leaves behind a loving sister, Patricia O’Neil and her husband Mike of Glens Mills, PA; two beloved daughters: Kerry Suse and her husband Philip of Wilmette, IL; and Maggie Cushman and her husband Robert of Chicago, IL; two sisters-in-law: Virginia Moriarty of New Vernon, NJ and Eileen Moriarty of Summit, NJ; nine beloved grandchildren: Caitlyn, Bridget, Ellie, Charlie, Grace, David, Hannah, Hope, and Sam; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Vera on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at the Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home located at 309 Springfield Avenue in Summit. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:30AM at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Avenue in Summit. Committal will follow at St. Teresa of Avila Cemetery in Summit. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vera’s memory may be made to the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, 543 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901.