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Maureen ("Mo") Mary, formerly of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, peacefully passed away on October 7, 2011, in Deer Island, Florida, at the young age of 49, after a two year battle with metastatic breast and bone cancers. A 1980 graduate of Elmwood Park High School, where she was captain of the basketball and softball teams. Mo graduated from Kean College of New Jersey and worked primarily in the health care industry, living in New Jersey, Atlanta, and California. A strong advocate of organic, natural, and environmentally-friendly living, nothing pleased Mo more than camping, fishing, and motorcycling.
Predeceased by her father, Ronald Knight Sr. of Clifton, Mo is survived by her mother Myrna Knight of Wyckoff; her 14-year old dog Zena; and her siblings, Patricia Knight of Mahwah, Michael Knight of Whitehouse Station, Ronald and his wife Kathy of Mahwah, Jeff and his wife Michelle of Bedford, MA; and most specially, her brother Gary of Deer Island, Florida who selflessly spent two years caring for his big sis.
Aunt Mo will be missed by Jake, Mike, Nick, Andrew, Kelly, Natalie, Ryan, and Luke Knight but she promised to be their guardian angel always. Also missed by Aunts and Uncles Donna Lamela from Florida, Paula and Larry Scartozzi of Pennsylvania, Dee Dee and Bob Hofmann of Middletown, and cousins.
As Mo requested, her body has been donated to research. Visit Maureen's Facebook to leave memories and condolences. A special Mass will be held at St. Leo's in Elmwood Park on October 29th. The Knights will be having a celebration of Maureen's life on October 29, 2011, contact Gary for details -

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Published in The Record/Herald News on Oct. 14, 2011.
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February 12, 2017
i have finally found you Mo, god bless, i hadnt heard for years. God bless you mo, god bless you. Too family , i am so sorry. We all know she was a strong willed person, i admired her individuality, good heart!
paul pape
January 11, 2012
My deepest condolences to all of you. I wish your fond memories will give you peace & joy.
Darlene Kish
October 29, 2011
Dear Family and Friends of Maureen - wish i could be there with you to celebrate Mo's life and the joy that she brought into ours. She was a wild spirit, now flying free. Sending you thoughts of love and comfort. Ellen Lomega
Ellen Lomega
October 25, 2011
My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the Knight Family. God Bless.
~Debbie James~
Debbie Gibbons
October 24, 2011
Mo, may the door you have walked thru find you running freely, laughing loudly and having a dog by your side. Peace, sister. MD
October 19, 2011
Dear Knight family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of Maureen. We remember all the children from St. Leo's School and high school. our love goes out to you. Joseph and Mary Ann Faustina
October 18, 2011
Hi Sweetheart, I know you are looking down at all of us. We all remember the fun times we had with you and that cute laugh of yours. You and Marylou were like sisters. We will miss you so much,... but thank God for memories! We hold them in our hearts. Rest in peace sweetheart. We will see you again some day. Love, Rose and Frank Trotta
Rose Trotta
October 18, 2011
Maureen, I'm so glad that you made it to the reunion last year. I know it was hard and you had to be there. This verse is who you are for me. Peace be with you and your family.
“To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
? E.E. Cummings
Michael Giambrone
October 17, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to the Knight family.
Fond memories of Maureen and Karen playing basketball for E.P. Kinda like Mutt and Jeff..Maureen always stood out. A sweet and wonderful lady.
October 16, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Knight family. Maureen's strength and kindness will live on forever. She will be greatly missed.
Nancy Sroke Heil
October 15, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. Maureen was an inspiration to all and leaves a legacy of which you can all be proud.

Nancy Fallon Rogers and Family
Nancy Rogers
October 15, 2011
Knight Family,

I was saddened to hear of Maureen's passing. She was taken much too soon. My thoughts & prayers are will you all.
Kathi Brancaccio-Barna
October 14, 2011
Mo, I look forward to the day when I see you again in the heavens, together with your father, my dearest uncle. We can visit those national parks in that RV you were going to buy. We miss your sense of humor and will never forget you. Our deepest sympathies to your brothers and sister.
Uncle Larry, Aunt Paula, Jimmy and Larry
James Scartozzi
October 14, 2011
Good-Bye my friend; God Bless you "Mo". I thank you for such wonderful memories...memories I will cherish forever! Now I thank God for taking you in his arms and re-uniting you with Dad. I'm sure it's beautiful...and you hurt no more! Until we meet ya!
Mary Lou (half-pint)
Mary Lou (Trotta) Mannino
October 14, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire Knight family for your loss.

Louis and Linda (Riggi) Cannizzo
October 14, 2011
The next time you hear thunder and see lightning, imagine Mo riding her motorcycle and lighting off fireworks through heaven! She is loved and missed so dearly by family and friends.
Boston Knights
October 14, 2011
Maureen will be missed by all of us. A special Mass will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 2:30pm at St. Leo's Church in Elmwood Park NJ. A Celebration will be held that evening. Contact Gary for Details
October 14, 2011
Mo and Family
Maureen will be missed by all of us. A special Service will be held at 2:30pm at St. Leo's in Elmwood Park on Saturday, October 29th. Contact Gary Knight for details -
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