Doris Hofmann

Doris Hofmann, 84, of Long Valley, NJ passed away on Monday January 1, 2019 at St. Luke's Hospital in Allentown, PA. Doris was born on April 1, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph Charles Benedict and the late Mary Margaret (Miller) Benedict.

Doris grew up in Maspeth, Queens, NY and lived most of her life in Berkeley Heights, NJ before moving to Long Valley 15 years ago. She received a Master's Degree in Education from Queens College and a Master's Degree in Theology from St. Elizabeth's in Convent Station, NJ. Early in her career, Doris taught elementary school math and truly loved educating children. Most of her professional life was spent as a Director of Religious Education for the Church of the Little Flower in Berkeley Heights, Holy Trinity in Westfield, and St. Bernard in Bridgewater, where she later retired from. Doris was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society while at Queens College, she was president of the American Association of University Women, member of the Washington Township Golden Agers where she served as treasurer, and a parishioner of Our Lady of the Mountain RC Church in Long Valley, where she was a member of the Rosary Society.

She is survived by her four devoted children, Janet Lutz (Karl), Richard Hofmann (Melissa), Laura Paynter (John) and Allison Hofmann Kwasek (Philip); five loving grandchildren, Laurie, Paul, Katerina, Emily, and Jack; six cherished great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, and by many other loving family members and friends.

Doris's Life Celebration will include a visitation on Sunday January 6, 2019 from 2pm-6pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Rt. 206) Chester, NJ 07930. Tel. (908) 879-3090. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday January 7, 2019 at 11am at Our Lady of the Mountain RC Church in Long Valley. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater, NJ.

After the Interment, everyone is invited to attend a Celebration Luncheon at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 59 Fox Chase Rd., Branchburg, NJ 08876. Tel. 908-526-0010. Visit for information.

For those wishing to send flowers the family requests using BEDMINSTER FLORIST at #(908) 234-2330 or use link on left.