Bernice “Bert” Coyne Boon, age 91, formerly of St Michaels, MD. and Ocean Grove, N.J., passed away on July 13, 2016 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was the widow of Jacob Boon Jr., who passed away in 2004, and with whom she shared 58 years of marriage.
Originally from Caldwell, New Jersey, upon graduation from Caldwell High School she attended LaSalle College in Newton, Massachusetts, where she received her degree in Merchandizing and was immediately hired as a buyer and model at Hanes. Most notably she was the manager of the Culinary Art Store in Wilton, Connecticut where she also taught gourmet cooking classes. Cooking was her passion and after her tenure at the Culinary Arts Store, she continued to teach cooking. Her love of cooking has been traditionally handed down through the generations.
She loved her grandchildren, and hosted them for the entire summer at the Jersey Shore in Ocean Grove for over ten years. She was very proud of the fact that five generations of her family had vacationed and/or lived in Ocean Grove, NJ.
As a young woman she volunteered with Planned Parenthood. Bernice was a long time member of the Ocean Grove Ladies’ Auxiliary and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Ocean Grove N.J. , she also volunteered at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. and was a member of the P.E.O. philanthropic organization as well as a docent at the Episcopal Christ Church in St. Michaels, MD.
“Bert” was known to her friends and family as a warm, generous and gracious woman who always had a twinkle in her eye and loved to cook and entertain.
She is survived by her son Alexander, her daughter-in-law Kristy , three grandchildren Andrea, Rebecca and Dr. Toria McHarg and Toria’s husband, Ian McHarg and two great grandchildren Avalyn and Lennox McHarg, and other family members and many dear friends.
The memorial service will be held in Ocean Grove, N.J. in the Tabernacle at 11:00 am on September 24, 2016..
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, PO Box 248, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 or to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com
Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association
Dementia Society of America
Memorial ServiceSeptember 24, 2016 11:00 A Memorial service will be held in Ocean Grove, N.J. in the Tabernacle
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