In loving memory of

Michelle M. Hess
July 29, 1966 - January 10, 2022

Michelle (Azzante) Hess, 55, of Runnemede, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on January 10th, 2022, after complications associated with COVID-19.

Michelle is survived by her mother Mary; Husband Brian; son Justin; daughter Erinn; and daughter in law Samantha. She leaves behind four grandchildren Jaxson-9; Rori-7 Keira-2 and Levi-10 months who she adored greatly.

She is predeceased by her loving brother, Philip A Azzante.

Michelle was born on July 29, 1966 and raised in Mantua, NJ where she graduated from Clearview HS in 1985. On Feb 16, 1985, she married Brian, a Navy Sailor and her high school sweetheart. She would later go on to work as a multi skills technician for West Jersey hospital Camden for a number of years before an early retirement. Michelle was a devoted wife, loving mother and caring Nonna, who enjoyed sharing her passion of Flyers hockey with everyone. She loved to travel when possible and just last year completed a road-trip across America where she saw her bucket list sites in Sedona and Grand Canyon. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends and all who knew her.

There will be a visitation from 9am to 11am on Sunday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Memorial Service 11am at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L. Street NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 (


Adonna Rowe wrote on Jan 16, 2022:

"Hello family I am so sorry for your loss. Now you have an angel to guide you forever Love Adonna"

Erinn hess wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"Mom I miss you more then anything right now. It doesn't feel the same with out you. My heart has a big hole in it. Idk how to handle it yet. When I'm alone I think of you and ask why did my mom have to go. It hurts so much but I'm trying to stay strong for Dad, Justin and the kids. We all love and miss you so much. "

Kimmie wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"I will miss my cousin Michelle greatly. We have known each other all of our 55 years and have many many many memories as children and as adults. Thankful for the time we had. May she rest in peace with my beloved cousin Phil. "