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Antoinette "Toni" L (Coppola) Horner

October 14, 2022

Obituary

Antoinette “Toni” L. Horner, 81 of Burlington Township, NJ passed away suddenly on Friday October 14, 2022. Born in Mount Holly, NJ, she was raised in Burlington City, NJ before moving to Burlington Township where she lived for the past 57 years. Toni was a graduate of Burlington City High School, Class of 1959. Upon graduating Toni attended Trenton State College in Ewing, NJ where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in 1963. In the fall of 1963, Toni began here long teaching career in the Burlington Township School District as an elementary teacher at the Pinewald Elementary School. Continuing her education at Rutgers University, Toni received certification as a librarian and media specialist. In 1964, Toni became the first librarian at the newly constructed Burlington Township High School where she would become a fixture for the next 41 years to the education of generations of students. During her time at the Burlington Township High School, Toni was the class advisor to several classes. In addition to being a class advisor, Toni was the advisor for several clubs and associations such as the National Honor Society, Key Club, and too many more to mention. Toni was a loyal supporter of all the sports teams at Burlington Township High School and would work the ticket booth and concession stands during every sports season. She especially enjoyed the tradition of Homecoming Week and the construction of Homecoming Floats for the annual parade. Outside of education, Toni was a member of the Burlington Township Zoning Board for several years, Soroptimist International of Burlington County and later served as president of this chapter. Toni was a generous and giving person who always volunteered her time and money to give to others who were less fortunate than she. She loved the Christmas holiday season and was known for her numerous gifts and Christmas tree collection that filled her home. In her retirement she was a strong supporter of numerous charitable organizations and had a particular interest in making sure our Veterans and Police Officers received her continuous support. Toni enjoyed spending the winters in Dania Beach, Florida, where she made several new friends and enjoyed her porch which overlooked a small lake. Toni had a strong and memorable personality and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to so many people during her lifetime. Predeceased by her parents Francesco “Frank” Coppola, Angelina Coppola (Giudice), brother Angelo Coppola, sister Carmela Kingston Worthington, beloved husband of 58 years Thomas V. Horner. She is survived by her children Thomas S. Horner and partner Paul, Matthew R. Horner and spouse Kara, her grandchildren Collin and Jake Horner, step grandchildren Jenna, Andrew and Keith, her sister Maryanne Kingston and spouse David, and her many nieces and nephews whom she fondly loved. A private burial will be held in her honor, and she will be interred at the Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson with her husband Tom. The family will hold a private celebration of life as per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Toni’s memory can be made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation https://t2t.org. Tunnel to Towers Foundation supports military and law enforcement veterans and their families who have been injured or killed in the line of duty.

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