In Memory of
Mary Jo Kearney
November 1, 2019
Mary Jo Kearney, age 86, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed
away peacefully with family by her side on Friday,
November 1, 2019. Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, PA,
she was a resident of Radburn for 56 years, where she
and her husband Tom raised their family.
A devoted mother and wife, she took great pleasure in
creating a warm and comforting home, complete with
delicious meals, homemade cookies and a menagerie of
animals to rival a small petting zoo. Every other
Wednesday was bridge night, where Mary Jo and friends
would gather for cards and conversation, a tradition
that lasted for nearly 50 years. She loved animals,
cooking, baking, decorating, antiquing and watching
Notre Dame football. But most of all, she loved spending
time with her family, which included hosting most
holidays and presiding over the annual Cape Cod vacation
with the entire Kearney clan. Mary Jo and her husband
Tom enjoyed 71 years together, having met at a high
school Christmas dance as sophomores. There are no words
to truly describe how much Mary Jo will be missed.
Beloved wife of Thomas J. Kearney Sr. Loving and devoted
mother of Kristen Kearney, Laurie Nash and her late
husband Terry, Karen Kearney and husband Duncan MacRae
and the late Thomas J. Kearney Jr. Cherished grandmother
of Mike and wife Kerriann, Ryan and wife Alyssa, Keleigh,
Joe, Kearney, Colin and Kasey. Dear great grandmother of
Mikey, Hailey, Tommy and Maverick.
The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday,
4-8 pm at
Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ
07410. A Funeral Mass is planned for Wednesday, November
6, 2019, 10:30 am at St. Anne RC Church, 15-05 St. Anne
Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Interment will follow at
Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Fair Lawn.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary Jo may
be made to Valley Hospice, 223 N Van Dien, Ridgewood, NJ
07450 or Alzheimer’s New Jersey, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue,
Suite 203, Roseland, New Jersey 07068.