Risdon, DorisAnn

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Risdon, DorisAnn age 86 of Frankford Twp., NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Tuesday November 22, 2022. Born in Newton, DorisAnn was raised in Irvington, NJ, she had lived in Andover Twp. prior to marring and moving to Frankford Twp. in 1962.

Daughter of the late Ernest and Eleanor (nee Losey) Pierson, DorisAnn had worked as a secretary for the Boy Scouts of America in New York City as well as a Payroll Clerk for the Mars Corporation of Hackettstown. Married to the late Edwin Frank Risdon who passed away in 2020, DorisAnn was the co-owner and operator of Harmony Ridge Campground in Frankford Twp. Managing the day-to-day operations of the campground was her passion, as well as spending time with her family. A former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, DorisAnn also enjoyed traveling to the Rockies, Alaska and Canada.

Mrs. Risdon is survived in life by her son Edwin F. Jr. and his wife Susan of Frankford Twp., her daughter Elizabeth and her husband Frank Struble of Montague, her grandchildren Brittany and Trevor Risdon and her great grandson Jayden Risdon. Also surviving are her brothers William and his wife Barbara Pierson and Roger and his wife Cindy Pierson.

Visitation will be held Wednesday November 30, 2022 from 7-9 PM in the Iliff- Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main Street (Rt. 206 S.) Newton, NJ 07860. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday December 1, 2022 at 10 AM in the Branchville Cemetery Pines Rd. Branchville, NJ. Online condolences through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com.

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  • Annie Post

    sincere sympathy to Risdon family Doris and I had really good times together.. She will be missed/Edwin and Beth my hearth is so sad for both of you..,

  • Brenda Bradley

    So very sorry to read about your mom‘s passing. I have such fond memories of her during our time at Harmony Ridge. Love and hugs to you all during this difficult time.
    Brenda Lutz Bradley

  • Kelly Cenkner

    My heart goes out to all who loved her. I knew her from the campground. She was always such a delight! I know the days ahead will be hard, but I hope you all find peace in the memories you share with her. Sending you all so much love at this time.

  • Joanne Dwyer

    Beth and Edwin I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom Your Mom and Dad gave me my first summer job I remember working in the office beside her Picking out the jewelry that she was stocking in the office She was always kind to me I was so saddened to hear of her loss Your Mom made me laugh She will be missed Hugs to you both

  • Raymond Lutz

    Beth, Edwin, Sue, and Family- I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My parents and I enjoyed the 20 years of camping at Harmony Ridge. My parents also enjoyed the few trips they were able to go away with your parents to Maine on vacation.
    Your mom gave me my first job taking care of all the birds you had for visitors to enjoy when they came to the campground. Your father taught me how to use the controls on the tractor when he was working on a campsite. Both will be missed a lot! Harmony Ridge was a big part of our lives!! Take Care!!

  • Denise Lange

    Dear Ed, Sue, Trevor, Brittany, Family & Friends, May your mom/grandma rest in peace, reunited with your dad/grandpa and her health struggles the past 10 years be over. Ed, all that you persevered through will not be forgotten, she was blessed to have you all care for her with dignity. In Sympathy & Friendship, The Lange Family

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