iliff_trees NEWTON – November 1, 2016 – Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is privileged to join with families each year to remember the lives of loved ones throughout the holiday season. The Lights of Life Memorial Tree Lighting has been a seasonal staple for friends and family in the tri-state area for over twenty-five years. Its outreach extends into three locations; Sussex and Warren Counties, NJ and Pike County, PA, where families are invited to participate in this commemorative tradition. The Warren County Lights of Life Memorial will be held Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building, 165 Route 519 South, Belvidere, NJ; the Pike County Lights of Life event will be held Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd on Catharine and 5th Street in Milford; the Sussex County Lights of Life Memorial will be held Friday, December 2 at 7 p.m. in the atrium at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Sussex County Community College. Each of the Lights of Life Memorial Services are accented with guest readers that include area leaders, hospice employees, volunteers and family members. “We are pleased to welcome families to gather with us once again this year at one of our event locations. These are very special evenings for so many and each are highlighted with music and thoughtful reflections,” stated Julia Quinlan, Co-Founder and President of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. At the conclusion of each of the Lights of Life presentation, a memorial tree will be lit to commemorate the shining place our loved ones have held in our hearts and minds. Warren County’s Lights of Life Memorial Tree will be featured on the grounds of the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building; Pike County’s Lights of Life Memorial Tree will glow at the Memorial Park, located on the corner of Catharine and 5th Street in Milford, and Sussex County’s Lights of Life campaign will illuminate Newton Town Square Park’s live evergreen, along with several trees adorning the gazebo. The thousands of white lights and decorative Moravian stars represent donations sent to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in memory of a family member or friend. “The memorial service and tree lightings provide a meaningful way for people to come together and share the emotions commonly experienced throughout the holidays. Lights of Life is a thoughtful, comforting service at which participants can honor and remember their loved ones,” stated Louis Ruggiero, President of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home. Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home has been the Event Sponsor of the Lights of Life Tree Lighting and Memorials for over a decade and continues to assist Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice with the presentation of this community outreach to area families. For a $100.00 gift, participants are invited to remember a loved one this holiday season and will also receive a commemorative Lenox ornament chosen to highlight the 2016 event. With a $20.00 donation donors will have their loved ones name remembered. With each donation, participants are able to send an acknowledgement with a commemorative star lapel pin to a designated recipient. To remember a loved one this holiday season, please visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org/events or call 800-882-1117 for assistance. The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800-882-1117 to reach any of our services. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and the preferred hospice provider for the Atlantic Health Care System in our area of service. The Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon offers in-patient units, respite care, and routine hospice care to eligible Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice patients. For programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org. Stay up to the minute with us! Facebook.com/KarenAnnQuinlanHospice.org.

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  1. I attended the ceremony in Sussex County NJ last night and it was so so special. A little emotional for me, my mothers name was submitted by my former highschool drama teacher and I could not have been more touched. I was unfamiliar with the event. Although now I am, I’ll look forward to it every yr as it continues to celebrate loved ones who are amongst our hearts and minds during this Thanksgiving & Christmas season. Thank you for this amazing event. GOD BLESS

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