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Obituary for Jeanne R. Ade

Jeanne R. Ade, age 92, passed away peacefully on February 3. Born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania on March 3, 1928 to Rose (Zimnisky) and Stanley Bogus, Jeanne moved with her family to New Jersey as a teenager. She married Fred Ade on Valentine’s Day, 1953, and they remained husband and wife for 50 years until his death on October 15, 2003. They resided in the Vailsburg section of Newark for 25 years, where they raised their family, and retired to Spring Lake Heights in 1987. Since September 2017, Jeanne lived at The Willows Assisted Living Community in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Jeanne was a fun-loving extrovert who amassed innumerable friendships throughout her life. She had a keen sense of style and a flair for fashion. From 1967 until 1987, Jeanne worked in the Student Center Ticket Office at Seton Hall University and was delighted when former students, athletes and colleagues kept in touch over the years. She was honored to be chosen as a 2020 inductee into the SHU Athletic Hall of Fame.

She is survived by her three children, daughter Beth (son-in law John) Reed, daughter Suzan (son-in law Mark) Weihofen, and son Paul (daughter-in-law Joann) Ade. She is predeceased by her sister, Katharine Bogus, and survived by two sisters, Barbara (late husband John) Bodnar and Diane (husband Carl) Swartz, along with nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Her beloved canine companion, Nikki, passed away just a few weeks ago.

A memorial service for Jeanne will be scheduled at a later date under the direction of the O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Twp. To offer condolences to the family please visit

Gifts in Jeanne’s memory may be made to the Meridian Health Foundation, 1340 Campus Parkway, Suite C4, Neptune, NJ, 07753 (write “The Willows” in the check’s memo line) or visit (select “Meridian Willows Assisted Living” in the gift designation box).