I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day (2 Timothy 4:7-8)


V.C Mathen (Achenkunju) 84, entered into heavenly abode on December 15, 2017.  He was born on October 5, 1933 to the late Mr. V. P. Chacko and Mrs. Sosamma Chacko, Vadakenadayil family, Manganam, Kottayam.  He grew up with four siblings.

He received his college education from CMS College, Kerala.        He started his career in accounting at the age of 22 at Harrison Malayalam Plantation and continued as Superintendent in various tea estates across Kerala.  He moved to the US in 1988 and worked as an Accountant in New Community Corporation in Newark, NJ for 14 years. 

V.C Mathen was an active member of The Mar Thoma Church of New Jersey since he came to the US.  He is survived by Mrs. Grace Mathen, his wife for the last 56 years, their three children, six grandchildren and a sister.

His sense of humor and smiling face enriched the lives of all who came in contact with him.  He was dedicated to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  He was strong willed, family oriented, well-disciplined and left a legacy that will be cherished forever. 

Details of church prayer and funeral service:

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Annamma K. Mathew was born in Kottayam, Kerala, India on January 27, 1935, a daughter of Mathai K. and Mary Mathew.  She entered into eternal rest on September 25, 2017 at JFK Hospital in Edison, N.J. at the age of 82.

She graduated from SB College in Chenganacherry, India. She continued her education at Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore India and continued to work as an RN.  Later she was sent by the hospital to Australia for a specialized training as an operating room nurse.  She migrated to the United States in 1970 and worked as a registered nurse in the operating room at St. Michael’s Medical Center. Later, she continued her profession at Jersey City Medical Center from which she retired in the year 2000.  

She lived in Newark, East Orange and eventually settled in Iselin, N.J. She was an active member of the Mar Thoma Church of N.J

Annamma enjoyed knitting, gardening but most importantly cooking church dinners and entertaining family and friends. She was kind, wonderful, generous, and most importantly loving.  She was very devoted to her family and always sought the very best for them. As a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister she shared an unlimited love of her heart with each of them.

Annamma is survived by her husband Chacko Mathew whom she married on July 26, 1971. She is also survived by her two sons, Sajith (Michelle), Sabu (Princy) Mathew; 5 grandchildren, Dylan, Nyla, Kayla, Elijah and Ezra Mathew. Also surviving is her brother Mathai (Sophie) Mathew, her brother in law Rev. Yesudas (Kathryn) Devadan ; 4 nephews, Phillip, Matthew and Paul Devadan, Ajith K. Mathew and a niece Dena Mlodgenski.

Preceding her in death are her parents and a sister Mary Devadan.

Memories of her life of love, friendliness and devotion will remain with us to comfort and inspire.  We praise God for the wonderful gift of life that has touched us in so many ways.

Remembrance Events

Thursday September 28th 2017

  • Wake: 4:00 to 7:30pm
  • Funeral service (Part 1):  7:30 to 8:00pm
    • Gosselin Funeral Home
    • 660 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ 08820 

Friday September 29th 2017

  • Final Viewing: 9 to 10am
  • Funeral service (Part 2 & 3): 10am 
    • New Dover United Methodist Church
    • 687 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ 08820  
  • Burial: Hazelwood Cemetery, 64 Lake Ave, Colonia, NJ 07067

The Family invites you to join them in a repast immediately following the interment at New Dover United Methodist Church, 687 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ 08820 

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John. 11:25)

philpMr. Suresh Joseph, (54 Years, S/O, Late. Mr. V.K. Joseph and Rachel Joseph), Long Valley, NJ  was called to the Heavenly abode on August 20th 2017 at 9.30pm. He was serving as the Vice President of Bank of New York Mellon Risk and Compliance, NY. He was an active member of The Mar Thoma Church of New Jersey, Randolph. He has served as the Accountant of the parish. He is survived by his wife Grace Joseph and two children, Jason Joseph and Ryan Joseph. The parish along with his family mourn on the occasion of his demise. May God Almighty fill their hearts and minds with His eternal peace.

He who lives in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Ps. 91: 1 &2)

Details of church prayer and funeral service:

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                                                       PonnachanMulayara Chacko

May 15th, 1942 – April 24th, 2015

Member of New Jersey MarThomaChurch, Randolph, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife Annamma Chacko, children Bobby Chacko and Becky Makai and son-in-law Steven Makai. Mr. Ponnachen Chacko migrated to USA in the early 1970’s and has been an active member of the Mar Thoma parish and served as an office bearer in the past years.


By Vicar Rev. Philip Mathew

philpLate. Annamma George was called to Eternity on March 31, 2015 at the age of 83. She was a member of The Mar Thoma Church of New Jersey. She is survived by her son Reji George, daughter Reni Varghese, son-in law Sanjeev Varghese, daughter in-law Elizabeth George and grandchildren Krisa, Kristie, Rohit & Roshni. She is also survived by her sister Mrs. Ponnamma DC (Kerala), and her brothers Mr. Isac Jacob (NJ), Mr. Isac George (NJ), Mr. Isac Luke (NJ), Mr. Isac Cherian (CT). She is predeceased by Mr. Isac Varughese and Mrs. Mary George. She enriched the life of her family and church members with her radiant smile.

Vicar: Rev. Philip P. Mathew

Jesus said “You are the Light of the World”. Every believer and member of the Mar Thoma Church should take up the responsibility to lighten others and hence our motto – Lighted to Lighten.

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