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Mary Elizabeth Pontrelli

September 23, 1933 April 22, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Pontrelli
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Pontrelli

Mary E. Pontrelli (nee Long), 84, passed away on Sunday April 22nd, 2018 at home in Livingston.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the O'Boyle Funeral Home, 309 Broad St. Bloomfield on Thursday at 9 AM. The funeral mass will be offered at Immaculate Conception Church, Montclair at 10 AM. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4-8 PM.

Mary was the wife of the late Emilio Pontrelli; mother of Anthony and his wife America of Texas, Celia Higgins and her husband William of Florham Park, Angela Stetz and her husband Gary of Livingston; sister of the late Dennis, Robert, Anne, Joan and Ruth; grandmother of Billy (Cynthia), Ryan (Laura) and Casey Higgins, Gary Scott Stetz II, and Francesca Pontrelli; great grandmother of Alice Higgins.

As a young girl, Mary grew up in Jersey City as one of five children. Her older brothers Dennis and Robert (Bobby) were her protectors, Her Sisters Ann, Joan and Ruth were her best friends. The family relocated to Millburn where Mary graduated from Millburn High School.

She had a variety of jobs throughout her life, such as working for a phone company, a Medical Assistant, and as a Librarian for both Bloomfield Public Library and Montclair State University.

Her great joy in life was her family. Married to her beloved husband Emilio for 47 years, Mary is predeceased by one child (Angela). Together they raised three children in Bloomfield; Anthony, Celia and Angie. In Mary and Emilio's golden years, they retired to Pennsylvania. The grandchildren loved to visit and referred to the home as Camp OMA.

Mary enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening and garage sale shopping. Most of all she enjoyed kicking everybody's butt at Jeopardy!.

Mary was a kind-hearted soul who will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched.

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4:00 PM 4/25/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/25/2018 8:00:00 PM
O'Boyle Funeral Home

309 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

O'Boyle Funeral Home
309 Broad Street Bloomfield 07003 NJ
United States





10:00 AM 4/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Church

30 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Immaculate Conception Church
30 North Fullerton Avenue Montclair 07042 NJ

Cemetery Details


Mount Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

23 Cottage Place
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

23 Cottage Place Bloomfield 07003 NJ

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