OBITUARY — Mary Ann B. Di Bartolomeo at 82

Mary Ann B. Di Bartolomeo of Jersey City died peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2022.

She was 82.

The funeral will be conducted from the Mulligan Funeral Home, 331 Cleveland Ave., Harrison, at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2022. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Stephen’s Church, Kearny, at 11 a.m.  Friends and relatives may visit Thursday, July 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8p.m. and Friday morning after 9 a.m. Her entombment will follow in Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington.

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Born in Jersey City and raised in Harrison, Mary Ann moved to Kearny with her husband. She worked as the secretary for Prudential Financial in Newark for many years. She was a parishioner at St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny.  She was a member of Kearny Senior Citizens and the Harrison Cancer League. She was very active member of the Kearny PTA.

Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as trips to Point Pleasant and Atlantic City. She was an avid bingo player and never missed a tricky tray!

Mary Ann is survived by her husband Joseph A., children Joseph A. Di Bartolomeo Jr. (Helen), Maria Gross (Kenny), Lisa Ann Di Bartolomeo, grandchildren, Joseph A. III (Cindy), Christopher, Alexander (Tiffanie) and Robert Gross, and great-grandchildren Matilyn, Nicholas, and Rianlyn, and by many nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her siblings Elizabeth Traettino, Theodore and Phillip DeVivo.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home, in loving memory of Mary Ann.


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