It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that the New Jersey Bakers Board of Trade informs the baking industry of the passing of Ann Elizabeth Lunetta. Ann was the wife of James Usilton, president of the New Jersey Bakers Board of Trade.
Ann Elizabeth Lunetta, age 55, of Belleplain passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her home. Ann was born December 28, 1958 in Red Bank, NJ. She lived in Connecticut; Buffalo, NY; and Wilmington, DE; and Cape May Court House, NJ before settling in Belleplain in 1992. Ann was a graduate of Concord High School in Wilmington, DE and received a nursing degree from Gwynedd-Mercy College in PA.
She was a" free spirit" embracing life and making memories with the people she loved and encountered every day. Her love of nursing took her on many paths caring compassionately for all those she encountered. She took a brief break from nursing to go into business with the love of her life and husband Jim. They opened and ran Court House Bakery for 11 years. This move brought her to Southern New Jersey where she has called home since 1987. She then returned to nursing with her most recent position being in occupational medicine with AtlantiCare.
Ann embraced many new experiences in her life becoming a laughter yoga instructor with her husband Jim, joining a drum circle collecting a variety of instruments, building friendships with the "Red Hat" women, connecting spiritually with a sahj-mar group practicing meditation daily and following the ten maxims, and tending daily to her communal labyrinth which she built with many friends on her property.
She is survived by her husband James Usilton; son Peter Usilton; brothers: Philip Lunetta & Vince (Becky) Lunetta; and sister Jean (Don) Harlan. Also surviving are her nieces: Tess, Sarah, & Christine and nephew Nathan. She will be deeply missed by all. Her motto: "Fear less and be fearless" teaches us it will be okay. Live well, laugh often, "Namaste".
Messages of sympathy can be sent to Jim in care of the NJBBT to
P.O. Box 132
Howell NJ, 07731
If you would like to make any size donation, Jim has asked that you donate to Jim and Ann's son's, Peter's, project: Harvesting an Education in Food Co-ops.
You can click the link below to learn about the Food Co-op and to make a donation at: