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Former Butler Resident Bequeathed $1.2 Million to Chilton Medical Center

The late Emil Simonetti was a profoundly dedicated philanthropist who supported Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center and his community for decades. He was generous, compassionate and visionary, as he sought to extend his charitable commitment well beyond his lifetime through planned giving. After his passing on August 1, 2015, much of the former Butler resident’s estate was donated to the causes and institutions he valued most, including Chilton Medical Center, which received $1.2 million to benefit its Emergency Department. One area will be dedicated to Emil and his wife, Carol. 

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Emil Simonetti lived a life of service. He served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II and later served his local government as Councilman and Police Commissioner of Butler as well as an advocate for Morris County residents with disabilities.  Simonetti also demonstrated a strong interest in health care, as evidenced by his involvement with several health-minded organizations. Notably, he was appointed to two governing boards at Chilton Medical Center, where he contributed his financial acumen, and participated on the hospital’s Senior Advisory Committee, helping to develop programs for the community’s senior population.

Simonetti was staunchly devoted to Chilton for at least 15 years – as a leader, volunteer and benefactor. “Emil held Chilton in high regard and had great confidence in what we do. He attended many of our fundraising events and was a member of Chilton’s Legacy Circle, expressing his desire to support the hospital through estate planning,” asserted Mario R. Rosellini, Jr., Trustee, Chilton Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. 

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“He was deeply rooted in the community and genuinely cared about the future of health care,” added Rosellini. “He always talked about leaving a legacy, and leaving something to Chilton, but we didn’t realize the magnitude of his generosity until recently, when we learned of his $1.2 million bequest.” As directed, the donation will benefit the hospital’s emergency department.

“We are tremendously grateful to Mr. Simonetti, whose philanthropic stewardship will help Chilton Medical Center provide critical, state-of-the-art emergency services to more than 50,000 patients each year,” noted Stephanie Schwartz, President, Chilton Medical Center. Simonetti’s gift will support the hospital’s continuing efforts to equip Chilton’s emergency department with cutting edge imaging and diagnostic technologies while modernizing its facilities to optimize efficiency, capacity, and the overall experience for patients and families. 

About Atlantic Health System 

Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, N.J., is an integrated health care delivery system powered by a workforce of 16,000 team members dedicated to building healthier communities. The system is comprised of 350 sites of care, including six hospitals: Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Chilton Medical Center, Hackettstown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Atlantic Health System also supports communities through Atlantic Medical Group, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, and its subsidiary, Atlantic Ambulance Corporation. Atlantic Health System sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners.
 

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Calling For The Resignation of Councilwoman June Witty

April 12, 2018

Dear Editor,

This week, Montville Township Republican Committeewoman, June Witty, posted a chart depicting a swastika that compared Democrats to Nazis on her personal Facebook page. This post by Committeewoman Witty was not only insensitive to township residents registered as Democrats but, more importantly, this post is rooted in hate and vitriol toward the Jewish Community. Anti-Semitism is ...

Montville Teens Invited to Outdoor Adventure Day

April 18, 2018

If you like to challenge yourself, build adventure, go rock climbing, and catch a few fish, you’re invited to Adventure Day at MASR Camp Somers in Stanhope, NJ. 

The event is targeted to males ages 11- 17 and will take place on Sunday, May 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Camp Somers located at 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Activities will include fishing, shooting sports, rock ...

Master Plan Kick-off Meeting to Be Held

April 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Township Committee, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Adjustment will have a special “Master Plan Kick-off Meeting” at the municipal building on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The Master Plan is the document that has been “designed to guide the future development of the community, in a manner consistent with sound planning criteria and the ...

Short Evacuation Occurs at MTHS

April 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – A short evacuation occurred at Montville Township High School on April 17.

After the regular 2:10 p.m. dismissal, a fire alarm sounded but an announcement was made naming it a false alarm, according to a student who was in the building for an extracurricular activity.

The alarm again went off at 2:18 p.m. and the student said an announcement was made that the building ...

More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

April 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laurie D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Perform for 2018 NJ Balloon Festival

April 9, 2018

READINGTON, NJ – Balloons may be the main attraction at the annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, but music also takes center stage here.

The festival will be held July 27 through July 29 at Solberg Airport and this year’s main music attractions have been announced.

On Friday evening, Andy Grammer will perform. His debut album featured the platinum singles ...

Montville Teens Invited to Outdoor Adventure Day

April 18, 2018

If you like to challenge yourself, build adventure, go rock climbing, and catch a few fish, you’re invited to Adventure Day at MASR Camp Somers in Stanhope, NJ. 

The event is targeted to males ages 11- 17 and will take place on Sunday, May 6 from 1-4 p.m. at Camp Somers located at 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Activities will include fishing, shooting sports, rock ...

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Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, April 21 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 22 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Century 21 Open Houses this Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 open houses for this weekend:

Saturday, April 14 from 1 - 4 p.m.

1.  Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 15 from 1 - 4 p.m.

1.  42 Horseneck Road, Montville

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Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, April 7 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, April 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
42 Horseneck Road, ...

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 The Crossing open houses this weekend:

Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 4 p.m.  

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
1 Kirsten Court, Towaco
42 Horseneck Road, Montville

Saturday, March 31 from 1 - 3 p.m.

12 Pond View, Montville

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AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!

 

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