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Essie M. DeSoto
Essie M. DeSoto

May 3, 1937 - November 3, 2019
Born in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
Resided in Frankford Township, New Jersey


Essie M. DeSoto, 82, of Frankford Township, died Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Newton Medical Center.

Born and raised in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, Essie moved to Sussex County over 40 years ago. She was a United States Postal Worker in Branchville, retiring at the age of 55, then worked as a private home health aide. Essie was a member of the Red Hat Society of Sussex County. A people person, Essie loved to travel and enjoyed motorcycling with her husband, Ray.

The daughter of the late Charles and Ada M. (Thomas) Steele, Essie was predeceased by her son, Charles Richard Wisner; her sister, Myra Jean Little-Mcewen; and her granddaughter, Shaileen Marie. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Raymond DeSoto; her children, Dianna Jean McCoy of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, Cindy Elaine Fink of Hamptonville, North Carolina, and Brenda Kay Amalfitano of Stillwater; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville.

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Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Thursday, November 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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