Elizabeth (Roberts) Thiem

October 9, 1929 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Elizabeth Thiem Obituary

Elizabeth “Betty” Thiem, a lifelong resident of Harrison, N.J., was born on October 9, 1929, and passed away peacefully on July 16, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family. 

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Friday, July 21 from 4 to 8 p.m.   A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Cross Church; Harrison Avenue, Harrison, N.J. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Condolences and memories may be shared at

 Elizabeth was born and raised in Harrison and was a Registered Nurse; first for the Jersey City Medical Center, later for the Town of Harrison and then retiring after a 25-year career with Bell Telephone of New Jersey.   Elizabeth earned her bachelor's degree from St. Elizabeth’s College in Convent Station, NJ and was an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society.  Elizabeth touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity.   Elizabeth was the sister to two brothers, Richard Roberts and the late Francis Roberts Jr., all born to the late Francis and Mary (Banks) Roberts.  Elizabeth is predeceased by her loving husband Charles, her companion of 55 years, with whom she shared a love of travel; and will forever be remembered by her beloved daughter, Elizabeth McNamara and her husband, Daniel; treasured grandchildren, Meaghan and her husband, Mihaly, Kieran and Kieran’s fiancée, Hanna Work; Colin and cherished great granddaughter Madelyn.  Elizabeth is also survived by many devoted nieces and nephews.  

Her loss will also be mourned by other friends and family who were blessed to know her. Elizabeth loved traveling, reading, laughing, being with her family and friends. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Harrison Cancer League or to her Beloved Holy Cross Church, Harrison each in care of the funeral home.

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July 21, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
July 22, 2023

10:00 AM
Holy Cross R.C. Church
323 Harrison Avenue
Harrison, NJ 07029


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