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Jane Emanuel, 91, Of New Milford

NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- Emanuel, Jane (nee Flanagan), of New Milford, died Dec. 28. She was 91.

She was the wife of the late Stanley, mother of Michael and Charles, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of six.

She joined the U.S. Army in October 1944 as a member of the General Wainwright Company of the Women’s Army Corps. She served in the WACS until October 1946.

In addition to working as an ESL teacher, she was an involved member of her community, actively participating and volunteering in many civic and church groups, including the New Milford Woman’s Club; Veteran’s Health Clinic, Hackensack; the New Milford Senior Center; Bergen County Legislative Committee; Cornerstone at St. Joseph’s RCC; VFW; and the Red Hat Society.

She officially was honored for her many good works by the mayor and town council of New Milford in 2011 and served as grand marshal of that year’s Memorial Day Parade.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell. There will be a funeral service from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday, then to St. Joseph’s RC Church, Oradell, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. There will be a private cremation.

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