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Mary L. Sonta

AGE: 70 • Mantoloking

Mary L. Sonta (née Lombardo), 70, of Mantoloking, NJ, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016, peacefully at home with family at her side.

Born in Jersey City, she grew up in Tenafly and lived in Closter before moving to Curtis Point 25 years ago.

Mary attended Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, NY, and worked as a researcher for ABC News in Manhattan before devoting her life to her beloved family.

Family meant everything to Mary. She is survived by John, her husband of 49 ½ years, and three dear sons, John Sonta and his wife Eden of Morris Township, Jarret Sonta of Charleston, SC, and Justin Sonta and his wife Alyson of Middletown, as well as two brothers, Robert Lombardo of Lavallette, and Jerome (Rosanne) Lombardo of Wyckoff. Her greatest joys were her seven grandchildren, Katherine, Emma, John, Christian, Andrew, Justin, and Nina. She was predeceased by her beloved parents C.J. and Louise Lombardo.

A woman of unquestionable faith, she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Bay Head and a member of the Toms River Chapter of the Deborah Hospital Foundation.

The family will receive friends Tuesday 3:00-8:00pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday 10:00am at Sacred Heart Church, Bay Head. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Downey Side,, or the charity of one's choosing.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 23, 2016
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