In Memoriam

Alexandria L. “Tessie” Vitomski

Alexandria L. “Tessie” Vitomski, 94, passed July 22, 2010 at the Compassionate Care Hospice, Wilmington, Delaware.  Her funeral service was held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral  Home, Freehold Township, with interment at the Old Tennent Cemetery, Manalapan.

She was born in 1916 in New York City.  Prior to her move to Delaware, Tessie lived in Elizabeth and Englishtown, later becoming a 30-year resident of The Villages in Howell Township.

Button and Quilting Hobbies:  Tessie was a long-time button dealer, who collected buttons for more than 40 years.  She was a member of the Jersey Shore Button Club and New Jersey State Button Society.

Additionally, she was an avid quilter and member of the Molly Pitcher Stitchers (MPS) in Freehold, whose mission is to educate members and quests about quilting, as well as supply quilts to local charities, including “premie” quilts to hospitals, pillowcases to aid children with cancer, and quilt dresses for dolls and Teddy bears given to the Salvation Army.  The MPS meet monthly at the Neff Chapel at Old Tennent Cemetery.   Mrs. Vitomski was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and a sister, Helen Beksi.

She is survived by three daughters, Alexandria Vitomski of San Anselmo, California,  Patricia Vistein of Belmar, NJ, and Virginia Sachs of Wilmington, Delaware; six grandchildren, Jon and Anton Ennik, Nancy Martter, Paula Reese, Brian and Gregory Sachs, six great grandchildren, and two brothers: John Lowsky of Charlottesville, Virginia, and George Lowsky of Sarasota, Florida.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 5610 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. (Reference:



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