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Dorothy H Ahlen
Dorothy H Ahlen

July 8, 1933 - December 4, 2018
Born in Clifton,NJ
Resided in Sparta, NJ


Dorothy H. Ahlen, 85, of Sparta, died Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at home.

Born and raised in Clifton, Dorothy lived in Wayne, then moved to Lafayette 21 years ago. She moved to Sparta in 2011.

The daughter of the late Robert and Julia Unger, Dorothy was also predeceased by her husband, Mauritz Stanley Ahlen, on February 18, 2006, and her brother, Robert Unger. She is survived by three daughters, Debra DeFeo and husband, George, of Lafayette, Christine Port and husband, Richard, of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, and Barbara Vine of Sparta; one son, Steven Ahlen and wife, Peggy, of Wayne; seven grandchildren, Christina, Stephanie, Ashley, Tamara, Cheyenne, Mathew and Christopher; as well as four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Blake, Avery and Vanessa. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Unger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, 294 South Sparta Avenue, Sparta. Interment will follow in Frankford Plains Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Saturday, December 15, 2018
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church
294 Sparta Avenue
Sparta, NJ 07871
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM
Frankford Plains Cemetery
Plains Road
Frankford Township, NJ 07826
Saturday, December 15, 2018

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