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Teresa  Oakes
Teresa Oakes

August 17, 1953 - February 15, 2019
Born in Philadelphia, PA
Resided in Stillwater, New Jersey


Teresa Oakes, 65, of Stillwater, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Teresa grew up in Medford and moved to Stillwater Township thirty-three years ago. Her pride and joy was being a stay-at-home mother and raising her two children. Teresa was a former bank teller at the National Bank of Sussex County, now Lakeland Bank, in the Stillwater Branch. She was also a former substitute teacher for second through twelfth grades for Stillwater school and Hampton Township schools, both Marion McKeown and Kittatinny Regional High School. She had previously worked in the family business, Fremar Industries, in Red Lion.

Teresa was a volunteer court appointed special advocate of children for CASA and later worked in administration in the CASA office. A member of the Stillwater Presbyterian Church, Teresa was the former secretary for the Stillwater-Fredon Little League.

The daughter of the late Frederick Short, Teresa is survived by her husband of 37 years, James Oakes; her son, Ryan Oakes of North Brunswick; her daughter, Terry Wallace and husband, Dan, of New Milford; her mother, Mary (nee Mocarski) Short of Medford; as well as her three siblings, Donna Abrams of Shamong, Mary Karen Schumacher of Marlton, and Rick Short of Cherry Hill.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on March 3, 2019, at Stillwater Presbyterian Church, 901 Main Street, Stillwater.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Teresa Oakes may be made to CurePSP, 1216 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001 ( or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 ( Online condolences may be offered at

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Stillwater Presbyterian Church
901 Main Street
Stillwater, NJ 07875
Sunday, March 3, 2019
1:00 PM

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