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Remembrance celebration of longtime member of the Hunterdon County Senior Center Rosemarie Doremus

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – A beautiful remembrance celebration was given in honor of Rosemarie Doremus, a longtime member of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, on Wednesday.

Remembered by all friends gathered as a “small, but mighty and loving matriarch, that ensured dignity would always be present in the lives of people as they aged.”

Deputy Director Jeff Kuhl was in attendance for the celebration and said, “I went to school with Michael, one of Rosemarie’s sons, and knew the family. Her commitment and dedication to the seniors here in Hunterdon County was known far and wide. Her legacy as a wonderful person and an unwavering advocate for seniors will not soon be forgotten.”

Doremus served as the first director of the original ‘Meals on Wheels’ program in Hunterdon County and as the first director of the Senior Multi-Purpose Center. From 1985 to 2004, she served as the Executive Director of the Hunterdon County Office on Aging.

Rosemarie immersed herself in several age-related causes and served as President of the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging and was a 1995 delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. Additionally, she was a founding board member of the New Jersey Foundation on Aging and a board member of Hunterdon Helpline.

Rosemarie Doremus had a love for life and a passion for the people she served. She will be remembered by friends and family as an advocate for seniors and a friend to many.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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