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Elizabeth Josephine "Jo" McWilliams


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Elizabeth Josephine "Jo" McWilliams Obituary
Elizabeth Josephine "Jo" McWilliams

AGE: 100 • Lavallette

Elizabeth Josephine "Jo" McWilliams, 100, of West Point Island, Lavallette, NJ, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at home.

Born in Motherwell, Scotland in December 1915, she lived in Kearny for over 45 years before moving to Lavallette in 1985.

Jo was a Kindergarten Teacher at St Joseph Elementary School in East Rutherford, NJ, then at Holy Cross Elementary School in Harrison, NJ for many years, retiring in 1985.

She was a parishioner of the Parish of St. Pio, Lavallette, and was a former member of the church's Rosary Altar Society.

Jo was predeceased by her husband Andrew McWilliams, who passed away in 1945 while serving in World War II, and her daughter Catherine McWilliams Marren in 1998.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Andrea and Dr. John Smith of Lavallette, NJ, three granddaughters and their families; Christine & Rob Stewart of Whippany, NJ, Caryn & Michael Parlavecchio of Short Hills, NJ, Andrea Smith of Chatham, NJ and four great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Rose, Savannah and Luke.

The family will receive family and friends Sunday 2-5pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 809 Central Ave, Seaside Park, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday 10:00am at the Parish of St. Pio, Lavallette, NJ. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Toms River, NJ.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 12, 2016
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