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10:00am September 16, 2020
Mary Catherine Monaghan Lucas, 90, of Poquoson, VA, formerly of Belmar, NJ. The daughter of Catherine and Aloysius Monaghan, Mary was born and raised in Newark, NJ, lived in Irvington, then Belmar and Ocean, before moving to Virginia 2 years ago. She is pre-deceased by her beloved, Arthur Saunders, and her two sisters, Grace Butler and Claire McCarthy. She is survived by her son, Donald Torrenti, and his wife, Lynn, of Poquoson, VA., 5 grandchildren, Michael Torrenti and his wife Jane, Jason Torrenti, Jeffrey Torrenti, Matthew Torrenti and Andrea Romine and her husband Mike, and 15 great-grandchildren. Nieces Kathy McCarthy, MaryGrace Butler, Clare Weiner, Theresa Tucker, and Joanne Touchette. Nephews, Robert McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Richard Butler, James McCarthy and Kenneth McCarthy, 24 great-nieces and nephews and 30 great-great nieces and nephews. Mary worked at the Newark Star-Ledger, then owned and operated Kit-Kat Custard in Newark and Stewart’s Root Beer in Parsippany, ultimately retiring from Jersey Shore Area Dunkin’ Donuts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10 am at Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church, Cedar Knolls, NJ. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Wednesday morning from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at the Bradley Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd. Whippany, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s name may be made to The American Diabetes Association.