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On Friday, June 24, 2022, Laraine Kaiser Hockenberry, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 69. Laraine was born on November 26, 1952 in Wayne, NJ to William Kaiser and Lois Burke. She prioritized her family as she was a stay-at-home mother for several years. She then became a waitress at Red Fedele’s Brookhouse for nearly 18 years and she loved her patrons and coworkers almost as much as they loved her. On May 9, 1981 she married Anthony Hockenberry Sr. Together, they raised a son, Anthony Jr., and daughter Stephanie. She had a vivacious and enthusiastic personality that was unforgettable to anyone who met her. Her smile was one of her most remarkable attributes.
Laraine had a passion and exceptional gift for gardening. She took great pride in her home, which was stunning both inside and out. She also loved reading, movies, and music. She had a way with animals and had a special relationship with her pets, especially her cats. Above all else, she adored quality time with her children and her friends.
Laraine was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, father, William, mother, Lois, stepfather, Kenneth and dear friend Jonathan Kecskes. She is survived by her son, Anthony Jr. (Caitlyn), daughter, Stephanie, siblings Wayne and Billy, best friends Wendy Fusco and Joanne Stogner, and her workplace family.