Mary Ann Smith, 78, of Union Beach, New Jersey, passed away surrounded by her loving family at home on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was born Mary Ann Kowalski on August 8, 1943, in Jersey City, New Jersey, and grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey. On February 22, 1969, Mary Ann and her beloved husband, Bernard, were married and began their life together in Secaucus, New Jersey and eventually settled in Union Beach, New Jersey, where they remained to raise their family. Mary Ann was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She adored her family, children, and grandchildren and loved spending as much time with them as possible. She will be deeply missed and never forgotten
She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Katherine (Vukovich) Kowalski and her siblings, Judith Kosky and Walter Kowalski. Mary Ann is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of 52 years, Bernard Smith, her loving children, BJ Smith and his wife, Stacy Horne, of Brick, Kellie Lloyd and her husband, Matthew, of Summit, and Jennifer Alford and her husband, Stuart, of Summit, her dear brother, Dennis Kowalski and his wife, Susan, and her cherished grandchildren, Zachariah, Hannah, Sloane, Reed, Gibson, Sutton, Finn, and Lochlan.
In respect of her family’s wishes, Mary Ann will be privately cremated. In lieu floral arrangements, the family asks that donations be made in Mary Ann's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. To donate please visit, stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-memorial-giving. A memorial service for Mary Ann will be held at Saint Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, N.J. 07901 on Oct. 16, 2021 at 9:30 AM. Arrangements were entrusted to Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. For information, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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