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Chapter News

Service to America
Bra for Dignity
October 2019

Even During a Pandemic We Continue to Promote Historic Preservation, Patriotism, and Education

2020 Activties
The chapter has made many donations to Covid-19 relief workers in heathcare in the form of scrubs, hats, masks, and a luncheon. The chapter is encouraging members to mark Patriot graves located in St. Andrews Cemetary, Mt. Holly through virtual Find-A-Grave, please contact Chapter Regent Grace McAfee for more information. The chapter also encourages memebrs to place information about their Patriots the chapter social media page.


100th Birthday Celebration!!!!!

Helen Evernham
Helen Evernham is celebrating her 100th birthday in October 2019. She has been a member of the chapter for 75 years.


In Memoriam

Margaret Scott
Margaret MacKellar (Storms) Scott of Hainesport passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at her home. She was 87.

Born in Englewood, N.J., Mrs. Scott grew up in Allentown, N.J., was valedictorian of her class at Allentown High School, and was a graduate of Douglas College, Rutgers University.

She was a resident of Burlington County since the 1950s and moved to Hainesport in the late 1950s.

Mrs. Scott was a former member and past president of the Hainesport School Board, and was retired from the Soil Conservation Service for the State of New Jersey. She also was a member of the Col Thomas Reynolds Chapter of the DAR. She was a huge Philadelphia Phillies fan, an avid reader, enjoyed visiting Long Beach Island, and traveling with her late husband.

The wife of the late Allen L. Scott; and the mother of the late Allen D. Scott, she is survived by two sons, Mark L. Scott and Brian T. Scott, both of Delran; five grandchildren, Michael, Ann, Brian, Brielle, and Kevin; and two great-grandchildren, Nialoni and Emelia. She also is survived by two daughters-in-law, Francine and Cynthia. She was the sister of the late Everett Storms and Helen Tucker.



Kathleen Anna Easlick Regn             
Kathleen Anna Easlick Regn, aka 'Binnie,' died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, surrounded by family at her home in Mount Holly due to natural causes. She was just four weeks shy of her 89th birthday.
A lifelong Mount Holly resident, Kathleen graduated from Mount Holly High in 1945.
Binnie played in several Canasta 'Card Clubs'. She was a genealogist, seamstress, photographer, documentarian; she always compiled sign-in books for every occasion such as 4th of July, Halloween, Bell Ringing's, Class Reunions, and every celebratory occasion the family had. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years, and she also was known for her number birthday cakes with homemade fudge icing. Binnie was a member of the Col. Thomas Reynolds Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she was the First Daughter of Distinction in the New Jersey DAR. She held every position of the Col. Thomas Reynolds Chapter, she was nationally recognized for her Constitution Week Celebration which spanned 25 years. She was a member of the Ex-Reagents, Colonial Dames 17th Century, Peachfield Dames, Cameo Society, and also Red Hat 'Ruby Chicks of Mount Holly.'
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, John H. Regn; her children, Cyndie, Mark (Kathleen), Marsha, Claudia, and Michelle; 10 grandchildren, Lauren (Craig), Jonathan (Kristine), Matthew (Jennifer), Stephanie, Melinda, Christina (Cody), Christopher (Jessica), Jennifer (Bobby), Erik, and Danielle; 15 great grandchildren with one on the way; her sister, Jessie Alexander of Arizona; brother-in-law, Russell (Rosemarie), and sister-in law, Florence; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.


Marlane M. Celle DeMara

Marlane M. (Cella) DeMara of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. She was 55.
Born in Dover, Del., Marlane was a lifelong area resident and a graduate of Rancocas Valley Regional High School and the University of Delaware.
She taught Culinary Arts and Home Economics for over 32 years at Burlington County Special Services School District.
Marlane was a proud member of the Col. Thomas Reynolds Chapter of the NSDAR, was a Girl Scout Leader of Troop 23048 for 12 years, a member of the Mount Holly Theater Group, the Bordentown Community Players, and was a Rancocas Valley Dance Team Mom.
Marlane loved animals and was a loving wife, mother, and daughter.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Philip DeMara; daughter, Noelle DeMara of Lumberton; a step-son, Philip F. DeMara (
Elizabeth) of Cinnaminson; step-daughters, Alicia DiGiorgi (Jarrod) of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Stefanie DeMara (Mark Litus) of Lumberton; her parents, Carmen and Betty "Betsy" Cella of Lumberton; sister-in-law, Catherine McDuffie (Harold) of Fayetteville, Ark.; and a brother-in-law, Dr. Nicholas DeMara of Santa Rosa, Calif.




Marrianne Regina Isaia (1941-2016)

Marianne Regina (Gayton) Isaia, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, of Southampton Township, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Marianne was born in Atlantic City, N.J. Jan. 10, 1941, the younger of two children born to Paul and Gertrude Gayton. Marianne went on to graduate from Atlantic City High School in 1959. In 1960, Marianne relocated to Willingboro, when she was appointed as food manager at the Woolworths Store in Levittown Plaza. It was there in January 1961 that she met the love of her life, Jim Isaia, and they married five months later.
Marianne most enjoyed spending time with her loud and boisterous family, where she was loved for not only being an amazingly generous mother but a phenomenal cook whose front door was always open. She also had a great love of researching her genealogy and was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.



Joyce Bennett Mahn

Joyce Bennett Mahn of Mt. Holly passed away Wednesday March 9, 2016 at Kennedy Hospital in Turnersville, NJ. She was 83. She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick August Mahn in 2010. Joyce is survived by her two children: Frederick Bennett Mahn and Carol Ann Mahn; her granddaughter Gerri Mahn; and her great-grandson Morgan Feld.

Joyce was born in Bloomsbury, NJ and grew up in Washington, NJ. She graduated from Washington High School in 1950. She attended Rider College and earned a Masters Degree. Joyce was a longtime resident of Mt. Holly. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Holly for most of her life. She was Director of Christian Education there for several years. Joyce worked as a payroll clerk at the Burlington County Day Care Center in Willingboro for over 10 years. She also worked as manager of a senior citizen nutrition center in Palmyra for several years. And she also worked as an election board staffer for several years.

Joyce was a volunteer docent at the Smithville Mansion for over twenty years. She was a member of the DAR for many years. Also, she volunteered her time at the Barclay Farmstead Museum in Cherry Hill for several years. Joyce really enjoyed collecting dolls, both modern and antique. She was a member of the Elizabeth Haddon Doll Club for many years. She often presented creative programs to the elderly featuring her dolls, at local nursing homes, free of charge.

Joyce was a very selfless and giving person. She always thought of the welfare of others before her own welfare. She donated money to every single charity that ever called and asked. Every time. She was admired and she was loved.


Ruth Marie Ward (1923 - 2015) 
Ruth Marie Ward AGE: 92 • Ruth Marie Ward, 92, of Brick, NJ, went to heaven on Aug. 15th, 2015. She was born Aug. 6th, 1923 in Kearny, NJ. She lived in Kearny with her husband of 61 years, John P. Ward, and moved to Brick, NJ, in 2006. Ruth loved trips with her husband to Atlantic City and was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary #3428 in North Arlington, NJ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John P. Ward. Surviving are her sons, Robert of Cochecton, NY with his wife Debi; Michael of Myrtle Beach SC with his wife Laurie; and her daughter Patricia of Brick NJ with her husband James Gaffney. She would also proudly boast about her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth was a Past Regent of the Colonel Thomas Reynolds Chapter, DAR 1982-1984


Marjorie G. Troiani HAMILTON Marjorie G. (Pascucci) Troiani, 74, of Hamilton passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in Taylor, PA, Marjorie resided in the Trenton area since 1960. She was a registered nurse for over 25 years and was employed at several different facilities during her career. She closed out her working career as a librarian for the New Jersey State Library. She was involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution. Marjorie was an avid reader and an excellent writer. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. Daughter of the late Olivio and Gretchen (Bass) Pascucci, and sister-in-law of the late Leonard Troiani, Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, John E. Troiani; their four children, John Leo Troiani, Maria Troiani Schwartz and husband, Michael Schwartz, Annette and husband, Michael Collins, and Vincent Troiani and wife, Melissa; four grandchildren, Caterina, Patrick, Michael and Alexandra; a step grandson, Matthew Schwartz; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Troiani; a niece, Tiffany Troiani and husband, Marc Merrifield, as well as many other family and friends.

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Deborah Dewey Troemner, on November 4, 2013.  She was a devoted member of the Thomas Reynolds Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and a deep devotion to history and genealogy.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
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It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Blanche Gilbert Wilson on December 29, 2011. She was a devoted member and past chaplain of the Thomas Reynolds Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs Wilson was born in Corry, PA, and attended high school there. She graduated from the Philadelphia Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Her career in nursing included the State of New Jersey Day Training Center in Westampton, the office of Dr. Stanley Lane in Moorestown, New Jersey, serving as the school nurse in the Eastampton School System, and working at the Masonic Home in Burlington, New Jersey.

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