Loftus, Denise M., - 80, of North Port, FL, and formerly of Egg Harbor Twp, NJ died following a brief illness at her home while under the care of her family. She was born in Manchester, NH on October 23, 1937 and was the daughter of the late William Francis and Ursula Sullivan McCarthy. A resident of Florida for the last five years, she formerly lived in Egg Harbor Twp. and Linwood. Denise graduated from the Villa Marie Academy in Malvern, PA. She had been raised in Drexel Hill, PA and spent summers at Tupper Lake, NY. She worked in the bakery department at the Shop Rite on English Creek Road in Egg Harbor Township and was a cashier at Tilton Market in Northfield. She was a member of the Adoration Society of Our Lady of Sorrows Church and a devout Catholic. She was an avid reader and loved shopping, buying and decorating her home with antiques. Survivors include four children, Mary Jo Cogan (John) of Scullville, Aimee Scotti (Tim) of Margate, Sharon Loftus of Northfield and Robert Loftus (Jill) of Frankenmuth, MI, six grandchildren, Jonathan, Zacharey. Addie, Tyler, Megan and Katie. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on a date and at a time which will be announced. Cremation took place in Florida. The burial of the cremated remains will take place privately at Lakeview Cemetery in Tupper Lake, NY. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Loftus' memory are suggested to the Humane Society of Atlantic County, 1401 Absecon Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home in Bridgeton.

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