Anita Heinen

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Saint Pius X R. C. Church
24 Changebridge Road
Montville, New Jersey, United States
(973) 335-2894


12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
225 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Anita Ann Heinen

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Anita Ann Heinen

Anita Heinen, 58, of Boonton, New Jersey passed away peacefully at Morristown Medical Center on October 18, 2023, following a brief illness.


Anita was born the third of four children of Joseph and Joan (Hurler) Heinen in Montclair, NJ on April 30, 1965. Anita was raised in West Caldwell and Montville, NJ. She attended Montville High School and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Computers at Rutgers University in Newark. Anita took pride in managing and then later co-owning Book World, a bookstore in West Caldwell.  She was then a freelance editor of books written by aspiring writers, and she enjoyed helping them to gain successful publication.


Anita was a much-loved daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. She loved to spend time with her family and friends, and she had a great sense of humor. Anita’s passion for books was strong, and she and her best friend Trish constantly traded books and had many involved discussions about them. Anita could often be seen out walking in Boonton and making a stop at the library. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Montville since childhood. Anita was known for her sweet nature, infectious smile and sparkling blue eyes.

Anita was predeceased by her grandparents, Bernard and Anna Heinen and John and Christine Hurler; her aunt, Sr. Julitta of the Sisters of Christian Charity; and her uncles, Reverend Francis Heinen, Bernard Heinen and John Nide.

Anita is survived by her parents Joseph and Joan Heinen, now residing in Savannah, GA; her brother Joseph, sister Lorraine and brother Richard; her two nieces, Nicolette and Alyssa Heinen, all residing in New Jersey; her Aunt Marilyn Nide and Uncle John Hurler; and her cousins.  Anita is also survived by her best friend Trish Castro, her husband John and their children Kaitlynn and Tyler, who was Anita’s Godson.


A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 10:30AM at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Montville, NJ with interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery and Mausoleum in East Hanover, NJ.

To honor Anita’s memory, donations can be made to the Office of Mission Advancement, Sisters of Christian Charity, 350 Bernardsville Road, Mendham, NJ 07945.


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