Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Margaret Bell (neé Hinke), a resident of Dumont for the vast majority of her life, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020 at 94 years old. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn of 64 years. The couple called Dumont their home for most of their married life. They met in Wildwood, NJ at Murphy’s Department Store where they both worked. It was love at first sight. They married a short while later and traveled north to work and reside in Teaneck, NJ for several years before buying a home in Dumont where they lived for 50 years.

Margaret earned her living as a book keeper and worked into her 80’s. She and Glenn moved into Mill Gardens Assisted Living where they enjoyed a lifestyle well deserved and well earned. They socialized with new friends, enjoyed bingo, and being surrounded by friendly people who were their peers and swapped stories about their lives and the good old days.

Margaret is survived by her daughter Mary and son-in-law Tom Steffen, and her daughter Barbara and her husband Robert Austin, and a granddaughter, Alexandra Austin.

While there will be no funeral service for Margaret, the family asks that if you wish to honor her memory, please do an act of kindness.


Share your favorite memories, offer words of sympathy, light a candle, or leave a memento.

Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

We continue to receive updated information from the Federal Government, Center for Disease Control, and the New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association to ensure that the information provided is current.

To acquire more information visit cdc.gov/coronavirus.