Mary Ann Gallagher, 81, of Holmdel, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. She was born Mary Ann Manenti on March 12, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, where she grew up and met her beloved husband, James. On May 29, 1960, Mary Ann and James were married and began their life and family together in the Bronx. In 1968, they settled in Hazlet, New Jersey, where they remained to raise their family.
Mary Ann enjoyed entertaining for her family and friends whenever possible; her home was always open for those she loved. She was the hostess of countless holidays and loved to cook. Mary Ann made many delicious dishes, but she was most well known for her excellent eggplant parmesan. Everything Mary Ann did came from her heart; whether it was cooking, hosting, or decorating for the holidays, you could feel the love she poured into everything she did. Most importantly, family was everything to Mary Ann. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, cousin, and friend to many.
She was predeceased by her adoring parents, John and Agrippina (Ferrari) Manenti, her devoted husband, James Gallagher, and her beloved daughters, Jennifer and Jeannine Gallagher. Mary Ann is survived by her loving daughters, Lisa Gallagher of Colorado, Laura Allan and her husband, Terrance, of Hudson Valley, New York, and Jaime Scarfi and her husband, Jason, of Holmdel, New Jersey, and her dear brother, Thom Manenti and his wife, Brigitte, of Colorado. Mary Ann also leaves behind her cherished granddaughter, Alexandra Shostrom and her husband, Shane, her adored great-granddaughter, Parker, and her treasured cousin, Mary Ellen Heuser and her husband, Charles, of Holmdel. Mary Ann will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday morning, June 5, 2021, from 10:00 to 10:45 AM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10:15/10:30 AM. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 100 Chapel Hill Road, Middletown, New Jersey 07701. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Mary Ann to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of her daughter, Jennifer, who passed away due to cancer, would be greatly appreciated. To donate, please visit, www.stjude.org. For information, directions, or to send condolences to Mary Ann’s family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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