Mary Gifford, 73, of Kendall Park passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Born in New York City, NY, she resided for most of her life in Rockaway Park in Queens, NY, and was a resident of Kendall Park since 1978. Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was very adventurous and loved to travel and was a fan of the New York Jets. She was a teacher, a member of Greater Brunswick Area Womans Club, and was active in Christian Family Movement (CFM) at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church.
She is the daughter of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (McGrath) O'Connell, sister of the late Elizabeth Bielosky, and mother-in-law of the late Robert Martinazzi II. She is survived by her husband, of 48 years, John C. Gifford, daughter Allison Martinazzi, grandchildren Emily and Robbie Martinazzi, sisters-in-law Maureen Balas, Sharon Forkey, and Eileen O'Neil, and brother-in-law Tom and wife Charlotte Gifford.
Visitation will be on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 3-7pm at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10am at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 45 Henderson Road Kendall Park, NJ 08824. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Outreach Ministry of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, 45 Henderson Road Kendall Park, NJ 08824.