Obituary: Longtime Maplewoodian, Skilled Knitter Margaret Amon

Longtime Maplewood resident, mother and grandmother, and skilled and prolific knitter Margaret J. Amon passed away at 87 on Friday, February 17 at St. Barnabas Medical Center, according to an obituary in the Star Ledger.

Amon (nee Hopta), was born in Newark and lived in Maplewood for 60 years. She was well known for her hand-knit sweaters, blankets and pillows, which she made for family and friends. Amon (known as “Margie”) also knitted 700 hats for children wih critical illness, donating them to the Valerie Fund and other charities.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St., South Orange, N.J., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Entombment will be at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union, N.J. Visitation will be held at the Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home, 2122 Millburn Ave., Maplewood, on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, or to send condolences, please visit

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Read the full obituary here. 

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