Obituary: Mrs. Annamma Jacob (Ammini Ammachi)

In sadness and with the hope of the resurrection, we inform you that one of the members of our parish, Mrs. Annamma Jacob lovingly known as Ammini Ammachi, passed away today due to health complications (not COVID related). Ammachi was a member of our parish since 2005 whose prayerfulness and personal interactions have been invaluable for our community.


Funeral Service details:
Friday July 10, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm- There will be a private wake for the family only. Live Streaming of the services will be provided on SBGOC’s YouTube Channel:

On Saturday July 11, 2020
at 11am – The private funeral will be conducted.
at 12pm – For the burial, public attendance is allowed. Burial Hanover Cemetery, 30-72 Hanover Rd, East Hanover, NJ 07936. There will be a 100 person limit, please wear face coverings and social distance.

Please keep the family and the newly departed in your prayers. May her memory be eternal.

Here is a video from our parish’s last visit to ammachi in her nursing home during Christmas Caroling last December.

Obituary: Annamma Jacob, age 89, of West Orange, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday July 5, 2020. A private family viewing and service will be held under the direction of Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home in Livingston, NJ. Born in Chenganur Village, outside the town of Thiruvalla, Kerala, India. Annamma was a 1951 graduate of Vellore Nursing College in India. She went on to be a nursing instructor at the Air Force Medical Training Centre in Bangalore, India. The family immigrated to West Orange, NJ in 1971. Annamma worked as a registered nurse at East Orange General Hospital and St. Michaels Hospital in Newark, NJ, where she was the head nurse of a floor unit. Later she completed her career as Assistant Director of Nursing at United Hospital in Newark, NJ. Annamma devoted her life to family, her late husband Jacob Mathew and her surviving sons Arun and Ron, her daughter-in-law Jessica and grandchildren Adam and Rachel. She was one of 8 siblings with only her sister Sara Jacob surviving her. Annamma always found time to help with her siblings children both in the US and India. She was especially devoted to her church, the Syrian Orthodox Church in Bronx, NY, Dover and North Plainfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Parkinson’s research in Annamma’s memory at:
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