Ann (Orlando) Schaub, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Raritan on January 6, 2022. Ann was one of ten children born to the late Anthony and Anna Orlando. She was a lifelong resident of Raritan and was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother. She spent her early years with her sisters helping her father Anthony writing letters and sending packages to the local servicemen serving overseas during WWII from the former Orlando’s Bar and Grill (Centennial Tavern) located in Raritan that her father owned.
Adopting her two sons was one of Ann’s greatest joys and accomplishments in life, something she loved to talk about to whomever would listen, which influenced one of her sons to adopt two boys of his own. She would tell everyone how proud she was of all of her children and grandchildren. She loved to cook and bake and was famous around town for her tadals (Italian wedding cookies) which she would make for whomever would ask. For years her home was the site of huge 4th of July picnics, where relatives and family friends would gather to share old stories and delicious food, including Ann’s sausage and peppers. The entire family looked forward to these picnics every year. Ann was devoted to her family and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. She loved to have her children and grandchildren over for dinner, especially every Thursday night where her pasta and meatballs or her breaded chicken were always a big hit. She will be sadly missed by her family, her extended family, neighbors, and close friends.
Ann was a lifelong communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Raritan. Her faith was of daily importance in her life.
Ann is predeceased by her husband and love of her life, John E. Schaub, who passed away in 1999; her four brothers, Joseph, Alfred, Anthony, and Matthew Orlando; her five sisters, Catherine DeCastro, Mary Thrash, Teresa Kinney, Rose Tozzi, and Joan Peardon; several special family members (including nephews William and Matthew DeCastro whom she aided in caring for when they were children), and extended family members she loved and missed very much. It was not easy for her seeing so many loved ones over the years pass before her.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving sons, John Schaub and his wife Jennifer of Hamilton, and David and his wife Megan of Whitehouse Station; her beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Anthony, Samantha, John, and Lucas; her sister-in-law and close friend Lorraine Schaub; several special nieces and nephews, especially niece Trina (DeCastro) Dumont who was more like a sister to her, and nephew Jeff Tozzi who selflessly helped care for Ann daily; and her special neighbors, the Meixsell Family, who went above and beyond to assist and keep her company. Ann’s family is so appreciative of all that Jeff and the Meixsell Family did for her.
Visitation will be held from 8:30AM to 9:30AM, when prayers will be said, on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Bridgewater Funeral Home, 707 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 followed by a 10AM mass at St. Ann Church in Raritan. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater.