BARNEGAT, N.J. — Virginia Betty Mariani, 85, of Barnegat, N.J., passed away on Feb. 11, 2014, in the loving arms of her sister Rose Marie, who was her caregiver and best friend.
She retired from Macy's in Toms River, N.J., after 22 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; mother and father, Joseph and Elizabeth Surack; sister Mary Schwartz Vedor; brothers Joseph, Francis and Bernard Surack.
She is survived by her son, Bruce, and his wife, Debbie; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Rose Marie Mesaris, Exeter, with whom she resided the past five months; brother Robert Surack and his wife, Carol, Big Bear Lake, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dr. Ronald Nardell and John Heinz Rehabilitation Services for the loving and compassionate care that was given to her.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Barnegat Funeral Home, Barnegat, and Frank Gubbiotti Funeral Home, Exeter. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Manahawken, N.J.