Mary Margaret (Coloney) Pubchara, 63, of Clark, N.J. died peacefully on October 19, 2021 at St. Barnabas Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and grew up in Kenilworth N.J. She resided in Clark after marrying her husband Joseph Pubchara in 1995. Mary worked in hospice care for over 20 years, dedicating her energy to the quality of end-of-life care. She was a loving and doting mother to Elizabeth, her daughter. Even though she suffered with some chronic illnesses her entire life, she was a go-getter, and held zeal and passion for life. She enjoyed going down the shore, particularly to eat at Wharfside in Point Pleasant. She loved the holidays, exchanging gifts, baking, and spending time with her family. You might have found her snuggled under a blanket enjoying some HGTV.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, of 19 years; her mother and father Jack & Peggy Coloney, her brother John Coloney, and her sister Maureen Forrester. Mary is survived by her daughter Elizabeth, her sister Ann Henn & her husband Kevin, her brother Bob Coloney & his wife Diane, her in-laws Morina (Pubchara) & Jim Chmielak, nieces Kelly & Shannan Henn, Bridget Walter, Mary Coloney and nephews Brian Henn and Robert & Sean Coloney.
Mary will be remembered for her tender heart, her perseverance during adversity, and her deep love for her family.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 3-7pm at the Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave, Westfield, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021, at St. John the Apostle Church, Valley Road, Clark, N.J., at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J.
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