Mary A. Lanzoni
Mary A. Lanzoni, 88, went to her heavenly home on November 21 at Capital Health Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Trenton, Mary was a life-long area resident.
She was predeceased by her loving, devoted husband Eugene, parents Rose and Joseph Raymond, and siblings Mildred Smeraldi, Charles DiRaimondo, and Josephine Geraci.
Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Gene, Jr., and Elizabeth; grandchildren Eugene III, Marisa, and Michael; sister and brother-in-law Rose and David Majofsky; sister Clara Stefane; sisters-in-law Katherine DiRaimondo, Edith (Ernie) Pellegrino, and Nellie Lanzoni; brother-in-law Harold (Grace) Lanzoni; uncle Vincent (Emily) Bonfanti; many nieces and nephews; and her beloved canine companion Baxter.
Mary was a former secretary at the Lenox China Company and the National Buyers’ Exchange.
She was a charter and life-long parishioner of the Church of the Incarnation. As a member of the Rosary Altar Society, Mary served many years as co-chairperson of the Altar committee.
A deeply devout Catholic, Mary, with her husband Gene, found special happiness in many yearly trips to the shrine of St. Anne DeBeaupre in Canada, monthly visits to the National Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ., and a special pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Rome. She also conducted many bus trips to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. As a member of the Legion of Mary she had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and the recitation of the rosary. A strong Pro-Life advocate, Mary was a National March for Life participant.
Her greatest joys were sharing 59 years of marriage with her beloved husband Gene; enjoying life with her son and daughter-in-law with whom she lived for many years until the time of her passing and who gave her such devoted and loving care; spending time with her cherished grandchildren, and sharing a warm and special bond with her siblings and other family members.
Mary loved shopping, gardening, and baking (especially her famous pizzelles and strawberry short cakes).
Mary possessed extraordinary gifts of kindness and generosity to all her loved ones who will miss and remember always the warmth and goodness of such a beautiful person.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Tuesday, November 26, at Incarnation Church, Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ. Entombment will be in the mausoleum in St. Mary’s cemetery, Hamilton Township, NJ.
Calling hours will be Monday, November 25, 5 to 8 pm and Tuesday, November 26, at 9:15 am at M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Avenue, Ewing NJ. Visit www.murphyfh.com.
Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to the Catholic network EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210 or Priests for Life, PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 by MFH