November 10, 1941 - January 22, 2022
Margaret Mary (Dobson) Jenkins, age 80 of Millville, passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday evening, January 22, 2022. She had been in declining health over the last several years. Born and raised in Vineland to the late Millard and Anna (Greenya) Dobson, Margaret attended Sacred Heart High School and was a longtime Millville resident. Margaret was a loving homemaker, and while lovingly raising her family, went to work in the glass factories. She then obtained her GED and in 1982 earned her LPN Nursing Certification. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, serving several area hospitals and nursing homes for over 20 years. She then went on to work at JG Finneran, retiring in 2015. Margaret was a longtime member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church and the Parish of All Saints in Millville. She was an extremely faithful person and even though she was dealing with dementia, she never forgot her faith or her prayers. She prayed every night and watched Mass every Sunday at home. In her younger days, Margaret loved to sing and was a member of the Sweet Adalines group for many years. She was also a past member of the Millville Moose Lodge No. 2488. Throughout her life, Margaret was an avid animal lover. She also loved swimming in her pool, sewing, and crocheting. Doing word searches, reading her newspaper, eating ice cream, and drinking orange soda were but a few of Margaret's other favorite pastimes. She also enjoyed watching football on TV, playing card games, and other games like Twister with her family. Most of all, Margaret treasured the time that she was able to spend with her family over the years. Margaret will be sadly missed by her three daughters, Rosalie Stevens (Bill) of Millville, Marie Elena Groff (Rich) of Newfield, and Mary Kathryn Jenkins (Chuck) of Mullica Hill; three sons, John Groff of Ormond Beach, FL, Scott Groff (Sherri) of Ft. Myers, FL, and Erik Groff (Danielle) of Minotola; daughter-in-law Denise Groff of Millville; son-in-law Craig Fenoff of PA; five sisters, Diane Pilla (Ben) of Vineland, Yvonne Bass of Millville, Jeanine Hennessy of Vineland, Camille Cunningham (Don) of Milmay, and Kathy Reid (Rich) of Minotola; two brothers, Tom Dobson of Millville and Dennis Dobson (Kathy) of Glassboro; twelve grandchildren, Michell, Rachel, Kayla, Chris Jr., Melissa, Scott Jr., Amanda, Allyson, Jacob, Morgan, Skyler, and Porsche; nine great-grandchildren, Jerica, Wes Jr., Catrina, Kinleigh, Khylan, Zack, Jonathan, Sophia, and Amelia; and her loving poodle-mix, Gypsy/Smokey. She was predeceased by her loving husband of over 38 years, Billie L. Jenkins, who passed away in 2009; one daughter Toni Fenoff; one son Chris Groff; brother-in-law Larry Hennessy; and sister-in-law Dee Dobson. The family would like to thank everyone who has helped with Margaret's care over the years: Dr. Mortenson, Bayada personnel from a previous illness, and all of the Hospice personnel involved with her care. A very special thank-you to Marie Elena (her longest caregiver throughout the past years) who put up with all of the smug faces and eye rolls every time she told Margaret that she had to do something that she didn't want to do. Also a special thanks to Clarence Young for being a special friend and angel to the family over the last several years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 in the Parish of All Saints, Buck and Depot Streets, Millville. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 8:30 to 10:10 a.m. in the Christy Funeral Home, 11 W. Broad Street, Millville. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Millville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in loving memory of Margaret may be made to the Parish of All Saints, 621 Dock Street, Millville, NJ 08332. Memories and expressions of sympathy for Margaret Mary Jenkins may be shared on the Obituary Tribute Wall at: www.christyfuneralservice.com.
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