Mass Offered Tues. For Edward Deren

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Edward F. Deren, 88, of Livingston, died Friday, January 11.

Visitation was held Monday, January 15, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston. A funeral Mass was offeredTuesday, January 15, at St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church of Livingston, followed by a committal service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Mr. Deren was born in Newark to William and Rose Deren. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, aboard the USS Albany (CA-123) and the USS Missouri (BB-63) as a radioman.

He worked for A&P supermarkets for a number of years before joining Village Supermarkets (ShopRite) in 1960. He managed stores in East Orange, Morris Plains, Watchung, Chatham Township, and Florham Park, before leaving to form his own business, E.F. Deren Company, supplying restaurants with provisions.

At the end of his career, Mr. Deren returned to ShopRite in Caldwell, where he worked until he was 86 years old.

He was the husband of 67 years to the late Joan E. Deren; the father of Edward K. Deren and his wife, Nancy; and the brother of Rosemary Pettengill and her husband, Pat, and of the late William, Robert, and Arthur Deren. He is also survived by three grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Deren’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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