Mary Rae Gilroy
May 23, 1937 - January 27, 2020
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Mary Rae Gilroy, formerly of Bedminster NJ, residing at Bayside Manor Assisted Living passed away January 27th, due to a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was 82 years old. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Constanza (Highlands) and Debra Rennick (Arizona); her son-in-law Michael Constanza and her three grandsons – Kyle Edward Constanza, …
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J. Paula Pierce left a message on February 25, 2021:
I am very late receiving this news, but wanted her daughters, son-in-law and grandsons to know how much I thought of Mary Rae. She was an absolute joy! We worked together at Commodities Corporation and with Paula Belcher, spent a long night into the wee morning hours putting documents together for our Legal Department for over a decade. Mary Rae was a light in the darkness, a joyous, kind, witty, perceptive,. hard working and very capable delight who made all or our lives easier. A life well lived and lived to the fullest. I am confident she is enjoying rewards with her Lord. Much love to you all. Paula Pierce Beazley
sally bartnik left a message on May 7, 2020:
I met Mary Rae on a ski trip to Jackson Hole Wyoming. We instantly connected as friends. She almost missed the bus on our return trip to the airport because of her desire to stay at a dance. The last trip we did together was a walking tour of Tuscany with another of my friends. I lost track of her the last few years much to my dismay. She was a wonderful and dear friend and so much fun to be with I am so very sorry to hear of her passing.
Tom Fava left a message on February 14, 2020:
I am so very sorry to hear of Mary Rae's passing. Heaven truly gained an angel and diehard Giants fan. I knew Eileen as well. We had a saying..."On the G" at the stadium. She and I spoke every game after we both gave up our season tickets. It just won't be the same. May God keep her in his Grace. Until I sit behind you once again in heaven...Tom Fava, section 138.
Joan Leslie left a message on February 6, 2020:
Kathy and family I just learned of the passing of your Mom from my nephew, Danny Grillon. I am so very sorry and tearing at the moment. My wonderful friendship with your Mom goes back to skiing and tennis days. We met at the Central Jersey Ski Club, and the rest is history. We skied together, and played tennis together. Had some wonderful ski trips to your family ski lodge in Vermont with your Mom n my husband when not skiing with the ski club. I tried calling her on her 80th birthday in May that year, and got recording phone number was disconnected. My sincere condolences to you and your family. She loved her children and grandchildren so very much. She was a wonderful lady, and a dear friend. Sincerely, Joan & Gordon Leslie Atlanta. GA
Mike Tusay left a message on February 1, 2020:
I am very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Mary Rae over many years at CC. She always had a smile and had a great seance of humor.
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Lisa Vitale left a message on January 31, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of Mary Rae's passing. We worked together at CC and kept in touch for many years after I moved to Florida. M.R. is a big part of my many fond memories of working at CC. I will always remember her for her wonderful sense of humor, vibrancy, and her love for her family. She was always speaking of family, especially her grandsons, and all of her cards and notes to me in recent years were always full of pride for her family. I will miss her immensely but will remember her always exactly how she looks in the beautiful picture posted in this Tribute. Rest in Peace M.R.
Maria Alves left a message on January 30, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss. It was my great pleasure to have worked with Mary Rae at CC. She was a funny, kind and vibrant woman. I can hear her now sharing stories about her grandsons always with a smile and joy in her voice. I hope they know how much she adored them. Rest In Peace Mary Rae.
Don Johnston left a message on January 30, 2020:
My deepest sympathies on Mary Rae's passing. I enjoyed working with her at CC.
Vickie Sheppard left a message on January 30, 2020:
I'm so sad to hear about this. I had the pleasure of working with Mary Rae at Commodities Corp. What an incredible, funny, loving woman who definitely adored her family and grandsons and would speak often of them. We shared many laughs and looking back I just smile thinking of her. May she rest in peace.
Maire left a message on January 29, 2020:
Oh Kath, what a beautiful tribute. I am heartbroken for you, Kyle, & Colin. There is not a childhood memory I have that doesn’t include your mom. She was an incredible person, and when I was growing up I always thought of her as the most “put together” mom. She always looked just so. And I waS in awe that she could always ROCK a short hair style. May it bring you peace to know she is with Gran & Leen and in their loving arms. I Love You, Kath.
Paul M Hickson left a message on January 29, 2020:
Kathy your tribute to your incredible Mother is beautifully penned and ever so loving. We all have been enriched by her friendship & benefited greatly by her caring . We are thankful to have been a part of MaryRae's life circle & for all the wonderful memories that she created for us to hold in our hearts.Loved M.R. . love you . Thank you. Mrs. Hickson 28YNa
Marcie left a message on January 28, 2020:
Kathy and Debbie. I loved your mom so much. I have so many great memories of your mom. The house on Hill Terrace. Skiing in Vermont. And so many more. My heart goes out to you all of you. Love to you and your family. Marcie (mouse)
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
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