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Marie (nee Fitzpatrick), 98, of Newport, NY, formerly of Closter, NJ, passed away comfortably at home on February 25 with her family by her side. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Thomas P. Rowan; two sons, Hugh and Thomas; and sister, Margaret Horan. Marie is survived by her beloved children: Kathy Jones, Dan Rowan (Barbara), Pat Abeliotis (Nick), Gina Simpson, Barbara Myers (Dave), and Sheila Fedynich (John). Marie was a loving grandmother to Justin (Lisa), Nicole, Tara (Michael), Bruce, Erin, Steve (Elisa), Kelly, and Andrew; and a great-grandmother to Brenden, Madison, Tyler, Greyson, Cooper, and Kyle. Marie was a member of the Altar Rosary Society at the Church of St. Mary, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels as well as many other organizations. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM on Saturday at the Church of St. Mary, Closter, NJ, with burial to follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visitation will be 4-9 PM on Friday at Moritz Funeral Home, 348 Closter Dock Rd., Closter, NJ. A memorial service will be held in Newport, NY, at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice & Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13412 (315-735-6484).
Published in The Record/Herald News on Feb. 27, 2014
Moritz Funeral Home
348 Closter Dock Rd. Closter, NJ 07624