Alice V. Papadem, 94, of Princeton Junction, NJ died Monday, February 5, 2018 peacefully in her sleep. Born in Astoria, Queens, NY on February 14, 1923, to the late Charles and Mary (Doyle) Donahue, she worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Company in Manhattan as a telephone operator and supervisor. She married her husband George in 1957. They moved to Kendall Park in 1961, where they raised four children.
Alice was a devout Catholic who had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and found great strength and comfort in praying her daily rosary. She enjoyed volunteering on her church prayer line. Alice was close with all eight of her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family. She was a very optimistic person who could always be relied upon for her wisdom and counsel. She possessed a very calming demeanor and always remained composed in the most difficult circumstances.
Wife of the late George A.J. Papadem and mother of the late George A. Papadem, she is survived by daughter Joan M. Gindraux and son-in-law Frederic J. Gindraux of Newtown, CT, son Robert A. Papadem of Levittown, PA and daughter Janet P. Cerullo and son-in-law Michael A. Cerullo of Princeton Junction, NJ. Alice is also survived by grandchildren Daniel, Christopher and Nicole Gindraux, Alisha, Robert and Shannon Papadem, and Sophia and Bennett Cerullo – as well as four great grandchildren and sister-in-law Nora Donahue of Bronx, NY.
Alice was predeceased by a brother Charles Donahue and three sisters, Mary Caroline Gartung, Bernice Gartung, and Ann Duffee.
Family and friends may call on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 7-9 pm at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 9, 2018 at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 45 Henderson Road, Kendall Park, NJ. Burial will follow in the Holy Cross Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York on behalf of Alice’s son, George A. Papadem.