Mary Barna

Mary Barna

AGE: 101 •

Mary Barna, 101, died at St. Joseph's Nursing Home on March 14, 2012. Born in Perth Amboy in 1910 to Hungarian immigrants, Mary spent most of her childhood in the village of Gava, Hungary, returning to the States at the age of 16.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Barna in 1978; her daughter, Helen Melnick, in 2009; her son-in-law, Robert Melnick, in 2010; and her brother, Andrew Nagy, Sr. Mary is survived by her grandsons, Eric (Carol) and David (Susanne) Melnick; her great-grandchildren: Justin, Alexa, Nikki, and Zack; and her nephew, Andrew Nagy, Jr. Mary's life revolved around her family and her extended family at St. Joseph's Nursing Home. She was a gentle, gracious woman with strong spirit. She shared her love with her family every moment of her life.

A Funeral Liturgy is scheduled for Monday, March 19 at 10:30am at Our Lady of Peace Church, Fords, NJ. Interment will take place in Our Lady of Hungary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Avenue, Fords, NJ. To send a message of condolence, visit our website at

Funeral Home

Flynn and Son Funeral Home
23 Ford Ave  Fords, NJ 08863
(732) 826-0358

Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 16, 2012