Mary R. Vacula, 92, of Cedar Knolls, formerly of Wayne, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at her home.
Born and raised in Kearny one of ten children, Mary helped to raise two younger siblings before settling in Wayne for 42 years where she raised her children, she then moved to Cedar Knolls to help raise her grandson Matthew. An avid gardener, Mary possessed the ability to nurture plants that were almost impossible for anyone else to grow. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting and cooking.
Predeceased by her husband Ralph, Mary is survived by her children Ralph D. Vacula, Elaine M. Hickey and her husband Steve, and Robert J.Vacula; grandchildren Matthew Vacula, John and Amanda Hickey, and Sean Vacula. Loving daughter to the late Stephen and Elizabeth Hallaway,
A Celebrant Service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11am at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany. There will be a memorial gathering on Friday from 10am until the start of the service at 11am.