Maryon Jean Maher, Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister and Aunt
Maher, Maryon J., 77, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 19th with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 23rd at 10 am at St. Patrick Church, 85 Washington Ave, Chatham. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 pm at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St, Chatham. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Maryon grew up in Allendale and Ridgewood, New Jersey. She attended high school at St. Luke’s School in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. She received a full academic scholarship to William Paterson Teacher’s College where she obtained her BA. She later obtained her Masters in Early Education from Seton Hall. She taught at Stony Lane School in Paramus, and later at Weekday Nursery School in Livingston, New Jersey. Maryon married John Maher in 1960 and moved to Livingston in 1963, where she lived until her death. She was a lifelong active member of St. Raphael Church. She always found time to help others and tried throughout her life to instill the values of honesty, compassion and kindness in her children.
She was an outstanding teacher who shared her creativity and joy for learning with hundreds of students throughout her career. She loved to travel and vacation with her family. She enjoyed baking and will always be remembered for the many happy gatherings she hosted over the years. Maryon had a wonderful sense of humor and generously shared her time and insight with her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first and especially cherished the opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Surviving are her husband John of 52 years, her children John Maher and Kathleen Townsend, grandchildren Christina and Johnny Maher and Harry, Jack and Victoria Townsend, sister Jane Van Tassel of Ridgewood, New Jersey, brother Thomas Farley, of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey and many other loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to either St. Barnabas Hospice, 95 Old Short Hills Rd, 1st Floor, West Orange, NJ 07052, or St Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.