North Plainfield: Theresa C. Haigney, age 75, died on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she lived in Chicago, IL, Chillecothe, OH, and the New Market Section of Piscataway before moving to North Plainfield 41 years ago.
Mrs. Haigney left the work force in 1958 to raise her family. Prior to her retirement, she was a Laboratory Technician for Pfizer Pharmaceutical in Brooklyn, NY, G.D. Searle and Hotpoint, both in the Chicago area, and among other companies. While at Pfizer, she was one of the assistants to the research team that developed the antibiotic Terramycin
She was a parishioner of St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church and was active in the St. Josephs School PTA, the Altar Rosary Society, and was a volunteer CCD teacher.
Mrs. Haigney was an avid and expert bridge player who never turned down an offer to play. She was frequently a top finisher in local tournaments. She was also an active tennis player in her youth and remained a fan of the game throughout her life.
In 1983, she was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Peter Jerome Haigney, a dentist who practiced in North Plainfield. Surviving are three sons, John Haigney of Sunland, CA, James Haigney of West Chester, PA, Peter Haigney of Clark; four daughters, Barbara Haigney Dale of Humble, TX, Elizabeth Lynch of Montclair, Patricia Bowen of Madison, and Mary Haigney of Wall; a brother, Edward Rudroff of Willingboro; and four grandchildren, Lauren and Sean Haigney, and Nora and Meredith Lynch.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at 8:00 a.m. from Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Boulevard, Watchung, followed by a 9:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Josephs R.C. Church in North Plainfield. Interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the St. Josephs Church Building Fund, 41 Manning Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060 or to Flo Okin Oncology Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112.