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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Dolores Francis Macatee

Dolores Francis Macatee (nee Eshelman), 88, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away peacefully at home with her granddaughter, Jessica by her side.

Dolores was born and raised in Philadelphia. She worked as a childcare giver for ABC Daycare in Landsdale, Pa. for many years. Dolores enjoyed watching TV, especially the Grammy’s, Oscars and other Red Carpet events. She had a knack for making crafts for different family events and parties.

She is predeceased by her childhood sweetheart, John P. Sheffield of 30 years; her parents, Albert Eshelman and Helen (nee McShane) and raised by her stepfather, George Freisleben; her son Raymond Eshelman; brother, Robert J. Eshelman and sister, Adele M. Newman.

Dolores is survived by her children, Milton C. Budd and his wife Anne of Galloway, N.J., Dawn Dumond and her husband Peterson of Hammonton, N.J. and Raelien Macatee of East Greenville, Pa.

Dolores is the loving grandmother of Damond and Eric Diffenderfer, Adrian and Erica Budd, Jessica Pelly and Peterly Dumond and great-grandmother of Jacob Budd, Mason Byrns and Eric Diffenderfer Jr.

Family and friends attended her viewing on Friday, September 10 with a prayer service all at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third Street, Hammonton, N.J.

Private burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Breast Cancer Research Center, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1012, P.O. Box 96676, Washington, D.C. 20090-6676 or

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Arrangement entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home.


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