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Mary E. Iula

AGE: 96 • Peahala Park, NJ

Mary E. Iula (nee Rovella), 96, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Meridian Healthcare and Rehab in Brick. Mary was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She summered on Long Beach Island from 1942 until the year her and husband, John, permanently moved there in 1966. Mary owned and operated the A&W Root Beer Drive-In of Beach Haven Crest from 1942 to 1981. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Brant Beach. She was a loving mother and friend to many. She touched many hearts with her kind and compassionate words, along with being funny.

Mary is predeceased by her husband John J. Sr., in 1996, two sisters, Pauline Alleva and Rose Carroll and her brother Louis Alleva. She is survived by her son, John J. Jr., granddaughter Rose Killmer and her husband, J.C., grandson Arthur and great granddaughter, Lucy Killmer. Also surviving are Susan And Calvin Kidd, Cabrina Hernandez and Charlena Kidd-Ryan.

A Funeral liturgy was held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4700 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach, NJ 08008. Burial followed at St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, Manahawkin. Arrangements were under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Mar. 31 to Apr. 6, 2017
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