Antonetta Wade-Thomas

Antonetta Wade-Thomas Obituary


Age - 79


September 10, 2023


Orange, NJ

Antoinetta Maria Wade Thomas, who resided at 109 Rich Street, Irvington, NJ, 07111 was born on March 4th, 1944, the first child of six of Dr. Howard P. Wade and Mary Williams Wade, in Keystone, WV. Antionetta graduated Kimball High School in Kimball, WV, in 1962. After graduation Antoinetta moved to Orange, NJ to further her education and pursue her career in healthcare nutrition and dietary foodservice. Antoinetta graduated from New York Institute of Dietetics, New York City, NY 1973. She worked in food nutrition as a Registered dietician at St Mary's Hospital, House of Good Shepard Nursing Home. She worked in management and Director positions Northfield Manor Nursing Home, Green brook Manor Nursing Home, Antoinetta retired as Director of Food Services from North Caldwell Care Facilities. She continued to be a dietary consultant for several facilities for many years. Antionetta was a member of the National Dietary Managers Association, New Jersey Chapter. Antionetta was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Orange, NJ, Seniors of Irvington, New Jersey Board of Dieticians, Association of Nutrition & foodservice Professionals. 1199 Union representative and actively involved in many community organizations. She loved "The Lord ", her family, friends, people and making things happen. "Net" loved to travel and was often on the road. She spent a lot of her time with her Senior group doing community and social activities. Antoinetta transitioned peacefully August 27, 2023, Sunday afternoon in her home. She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Williams Wade, her husband, Joseph Thomas, her born infant son, brothers Howard M. Wade and John W. Wade. 'Net" leaves to cherish her loving memory her father Dr. Howard P. Wade (Maybeury, WV), siblings, Harnella (Richard) Walton (Richmond, VA), Leon P. Wade (Maybeury, WV), Michelle Wade (Miami Gardens, FL), nieces and nephews, Renae S. (Michael) Bonds Bryant (Miami Gardens ,FL), Crystal L. (Norman) Stevens (Carteret, NJ), Larry N. Wade (Miami Gardens, FL), ( Tykeya Wade (Hillside, NJ), Andrew Wade Gonyon (Milton, Vermont), Vera A. Bailey Morris (Highland Springs, VA) and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and loyal valued family members and friends. Longtime devoted friend John Lipscomb (Columbia, SC)Loving, caring daughter, sister, auntie, friend you will be missed may you rest in perfect!!!!

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