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Mary Ann Robson
April 27, 1940 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Mary Ann Veronica Jones Robson, 83, passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Mary Ann was born and raised on 50th Street in Hell’s Kitchen. Growing up she spent her summers as a camp counselor at Hartley Farm in New Jersey. Later in life Hartley Farm became her whole family’s weekend retreat.
Mary Ann attended Cathedral High School and eventually met her loving husband, Bernie (Pop Pop). Mary Ann and Bernie were married in 1963 and raised their family in North Bergen, New Jersey. While raising her boys, she played the role of stay-at-home mom, Super of the apartment complex on Charles Court, Boy Scout Leader, and Little League coach. When the family moved to Mount Pocono in the late 80’s, Mary Ann and Bernie were active members in their church as Eucharistic Ministers.
After Bernie passed, Mary Ann spent years living with her children until 2016 when she lived independently in Greiner Towers in Colonia, New Jersey. In this senior living building, Mary Ann looked forward to calling Bingo every Friday night with her granddaughter, Jill. Following her Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Mary Ann remained independent for as long as possible, and transitioned into the care of a nursing home in 2018, where the staff treated her like family.
Mary Ann loved spending time with her family and friends and making people laugh with her witty sense of humor. You could always count on her to join you for a midnight snack, to fold the laundry, or to have a flashlight handy (in case the power went out, grandkids). In her last few years with us, her own memories may have faded, but love never forgets. Her spirit will live on in those who love her.
Beloved mother of Bernard P. (Lori E.) of Rahway, NJ, Gerard (Lori A.) of Avenel, NJ, Michael of Rahway, NJ, and mother-in-law of Chrissie of Pocono Summit, PA. Devoted Mamaw/Grandma of David (Leane), Cali (Samantha), Charlie, Tommy, Nicole (Juwan), Caitlyn (Andrew), Lauren, Jill, Kiersten (Eli), and Shane (Emilee). Great-grandmother of Grayson, Baby Freeman, Charlie, Layla, Livia, Declan, Aliee, Josi, Colt, and Atlas. Loving sibling of Trudy Maughan of Poulsbo, Washington and Billy Jones of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey and aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mary Ann was predeceased by her husband Bernard J., son Charlie, siblings Pat, Barbara, and Dotty, and parents Gertrude (Lurch) and William Jones.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road Edison, NJ . Day of funeral visitation Wednesday October 18, 2023 from 9:15am to 10:15am at the funeral home, followed by a 10:45am mass at St John Vianney Church, Colonia. Interment will follow at St Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow PA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Mary Ann’s memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601; www.alz.org