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 - email@example.com.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Oct. 14, 2011.