Vaughan, Nathaniel J. “Nate”

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Vaughan, Nathaniel J. “Nate” age 16 of Frankford Twp., NJ passed away Wednesday November 16, 2022. Born in Morristown, NJ Nate grew up in Sussex Borough before moving to the family’s new farm in Frankford Twp.

A student and diesel mechanic major at Sussex County Technical School, he was a member of the National Technical Honors Society and was recently selected for the National Honors Society. A skilled multi generation farmer, he was a member of the Top of New Jersey Beef 4-H Club, as well as the Wantage Hustler 4-H Dairy Club. An avid fisherman, he was also a talented mechanic who enjoyed skillfully maintaining all the farm equipment.

A member of the Wesleyan Church of Sussex, NJ, Nate also worked part time at the Quick Check of Frankford Twp. Nathaniel was predeceased by a brother Samuel P. in 2012, his paternal grandmother Hollie K. (nee Lincoln) Vaughan. Survivors include his loving parents Pastor William P. and Bobbie-Jo A. (nee Becker) Vaughan, his brothers Liam J. and Eligh W. Vaughan all of Frankford Twp. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents William and Missy O’Donnell of Newton, NJ and his paternal grandfather Jon W. Vaughan of Lafayette, NJ.

Visitation will be held Tuesday November 22, 2022 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Iliff- Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main Street (Rt. 206 S.) Newton, NJ 07860. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday November 23, 2022 at 2 PM in the Lafayette Federated Church #180 NJ Rt. 15 Lafayette, NJ 07848. Private Cremation Services will follow. Online condolences through

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  • Jesse Trail

    I am so sorry for your loss. Nate sounds like an amazing person and and young man. As we didn’t know him personally, his younger brother is in my daughter’s Kindergarten class. We just wanted to send our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  • Sandy Swanson

    Will and Bobbie-Jo,
    Fred and I are so sorry for your family’s loss. We send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
    From The Swanson Family

  • lily

    everyday walking into history class i always looked for nate because i always knew that there was a big smile there waiting for me. this kid brightened up my day even when i was at my lowest and i will forever miss him! i am so sorry for your loss❤️

  • Diana Sebzda

    Nate’s smile and dimples will never be forgotten! What a kind and gentle soul that will never be forgotten! 🙏💕💐

  • Alyce J McKeeby

    So sorry to the extended family of Nate, did not know him personally, only through his beloved grandmother and great grandmother. May God keep you all in his prayers.

  • Carlyn & Tom Hudak

    Will, Bobbie Jo and Family,
    We wish to extend our heartfelt and deepest sympathy.
    Nate was a fantastic person who helped TOM split and stack firewood, and repair of lawn equipment. He was a nice, pleasant, courteous person with whom I could rely on. May he rest in peace.

  • Mary Timchak

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. God Bless his soul.

  • Jeannie Crowell

    Pastor Willie and Family, Nate was so young and sounds like a great person, I did not know him but I would have like to have got to know him. He was so young and taken to earlier but will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Family in this difficult time. He is now in the arms of the angels. Fly high with the angels Nate fly high with with angels. Gone to young but will never be forgotten.

  • Tom Feola

    I am so so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I pray our loving Father will give you His grace and love in a special way. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

  • Anthony Cantillo

    Nate was a very bright and caring young man. He was a very valued employee and Freind to all of us that knew him at Quick Chek. Nate’s co-workers liked working side by side with him and always came to work with a smile. To the Vaughn Family from all of us at Quick Chek in Frankford we extend our deepest and heart felt condolences. Nate will always be in our thoughts and prayers may he Rest In Peace in the lords arms. In heaven may he be an Angel that follows you everyday. God Bless🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 He will be sadly missed.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Stephen Pappas

    My sincerest condolences to all of your family. I wish I could be there in support. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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