Lights of Life Memorial Tree lightings

| 29 Nov 2017 | 11:04

– Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is privileged to join with families each year to remember the lives of loved ones throughout the holiday season. The Lights of Life Memorial Tree Lighting has been a seasonal staple for friends and family in the tri-state area for over twenty-five years. Its outreach extends into three locations; Sussex and Warren counties, NJ and Pike County, PA, where families are invited to participate in this commemorative tradition.
The Warren County Lights of Life Memorial will be held Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building, 165 Route 519 South, Belvidere, NJ; the Sussex County Lights of Life Memorial will be held Wednesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in the atrium at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Sussex County Community College; and the Pike County Lights of Life event will be held Thursday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd on Catharine and 5th Street in Milford. Each of the Lights of Life Memorial Services are accented with guest readers that include area leaders, hospice employees, volunteers and family members.
"We are pleased to welcome families to gather with us once again this year at one of our event locations. These are very special evenings for so many and each are highlighted with music and thoughtful reflections," stated Julia Quinlan, Co-Founder and President of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
At the conclusion of each of the Lights of Life presentation, a memorial tree will be lit to commemorate the shining place our loved ones have held in our hearts and minds. Warren County’s Lights of Life Memorial Tree will be featured on the grounds of the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is pleased to announce that due to the collaborative effort with Warren County leaders and hospice supporters, a newly planted Norway Spruce will be introduced to the community as the representative Lights of Life Memorial evergreen. Pike County’s Lights of Life Memorial Tree will glow at the Memorial Park, located on the corner of Catharine and 5th Street in Milford; and Sussex County’s Lights of Life campaign will illuminate several trees in the Newton Town Square. The thousands of white lights and decorative Moravian stars represent donations sent to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in memory of a family member or friend.
"The memorial service and tree lightings provide a meaningful way for people to come together and share the emotions commonly experienced throughout the holidays. Lights of Life is a thoughtful, comforting service at which participants can honor and remember their loved ones," stated Louis Ruggiero, President of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home. Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home has been the Event Sponsor of the Lights of Life Tree Lighting and Memorials for over a decade and continues to assist Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice with the presentation of this community outreach to area families.
For a $100.00 gift, participants are invited to remember a loved one this holiday season and will also receive a commemorative Lenox ornament chosen to highlight the 2017 event. With a $20.00 donation, donors will have their loved one’s name remembered. With each donation, participants are able to send an acknowledgement with a commemorative star lapel pin to a designated recipient. To remember a loved one this holiday season, please visit or call 800-882-1117 for assistance.
The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and bereavement counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Sussex and Warren Counties NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800-882-1117 to reach any of our services at either office; Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and proud to be the preferred hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and area Atlantic Health Care System. The award-winning Home for Hospice is located in Fredon, NJ. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center recently opened their doors to a permanent home at 5 Plains Rd. in Augusta with satellite offices in Pike and Warren Counties. For hospice programs, events, and more information visit or