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Mary A Heruska

May 15, 1926 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Mary Heruska Obituary

Mary A. Heruska of Colonia, NJ passed away on January 22nd in the comfort of her home. Mary was born on May 15, 1926 in Elizabeth, NJ to Louie and Antonette Villani and lived there for over 20 years. Following the marriage to her husband William Heruska in 1952, they lived in Colonia for many years before moving to North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Following the death of her husband, she returned home to Colonia in 1999.

​A lover of music and tap dancing she would hum songs and dance wherever she went, whether it was going up to the store for some coffee and your favorite cookie, doing loads of laundry the second you got home from work or school, or just dancing in her room. A lover of Nat King Cole, Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli, she would play their songs around the house for all to hear.  She was a homemaker and was actively involved in her community. She volunteered at the local schools, was a packleader for her son’s Cub Scout troop and was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church in Colonia. 

​Mary is survived by her beloved children William E. Heruska and his wife Carol, Louis Heruska and his wife Fei, and Anita Evans as well as her dear friend, Barbara Heruska. She is also survived by her grandchildren, William Heruska and his wife Corinne, Nicholas Evans and his wife Kristy, Valerie Heruska, Samantha Evans, and Lou Heruska. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Elliott Heruska, Connor Heruska, and Lily Evans. She was loved and will be missed by all. 

Visitations will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Gosselin Funeral Home, Edison, New Jersey. Funeral visitations will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 at the funeral home from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, followed by a funeral mass at St. John  Vianney, Colonia at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia.

In lieu of flowers please make donations out to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

“You’re so like the lady with the mystic smile…Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa”

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January 28, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Day of Funeral Visitation
January 29, 2024

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Gosselin Funeral Home
660 New Dover Road
Edison, New Jersey 08820

Funeral Mass
January 29, 2024

10:00 AM
St John Vianney Church (Colonia)

January 29, 2024

11:15 AM
St Gertrude Cemetery Colonia


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262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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