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Mary C. Pershyn

AGE: 87 • Martinsville

Mary "Moira" C. Pershyn 87, of Boca Raton, FL, previously of Martinsville, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2014 at Hospice by the Sea. She was born on October 1, 1926 to the late Leonard and Catherine Devlin. Moira married the love of her life, the late John Pershyn, on May 29, 1948. She raised her children while working alongside her husband at their numerous businesses, including Pershyn Construction, Canal Lumber and Middlesex Lumber. Moira and John traveled extensively. She enjoyed playing golf and was a member of Raritan Valley Country Club in NJ and Pine Tree Golf Club in FL. Moira rejoiced in the Lord and was a faithful communicant at Saint Join of Arc RC Church in Boca Raton. She was active in her church including serving as a Eucharistic Minister.

Surviving are a daughter, Barbara; a son Brian and his wife Nancy; a brother Gerald; five grandchildren: Blair, LaReina, Roderick, Steven and Nora; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, a brother and sister.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Saturday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville preceded by visitation at 9am. Interment will be at Saint Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery, South Bound Brook, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation ( To send condolences to the family, visit

Published in Courier News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2014
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