Mary Theresa Citarella, 92, of Monroe Twp., passed away peacefully at Chelsea at Forsgate, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Born in Jersey City, Mary was a graduate of St. Dominic’s Academy. She resided in Presidential Lakes before moving to Monroe 8 years ago.
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Mary was a member of St Anthony of Padua RC Church in Hightstown. She retired after many years working as a receptionist for Dr.’s Swiney, Hall and Luna in Jersey City. Before her time working in the doctor’s office she cherished her time working as a crossing guard.
Predeceased by her husband, Carmine in 1997 and her sister Bernadette; she is survived by her three sons, Vincent, John and Joseph; one daughter, Bernadette; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Riley.
Calling hours will be held from 5pm to 8pm, Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 251 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. Burial will follow at Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers the family has requested for donations to be made in Mary’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.