Obituary of Teresa M Mayewski
Teresa Mary Mayewski of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2022. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Larry who passed away in 1989 and her brother Joseph Mizia, and dear friends, Eleanor Russo and Jane Madara.
Teresa is survived by her two sons, Larry and his wife Pam of Naples, FL and Paul and his wife Paula of Boyertown, PA, her dear grandchildren, Emily, Lauren and husband Michael Pugliese, Matthew and Bryan, her dear Sisters-in-law Carol Butchko (husband John), Mary Ellen Noss (husband Paul), and Louise Mizia and many nieces, nephews, cousins and her dear friends, Betty Gara and Joe Russo all of whom she loved deeply.
Teresa was born in Glen Lyon, PA to Joseph and Josephine Mizia on October 7, 1933. She graduated from Newport Township High School in 1951. She went on to earn a degree in Medical Technology from Pennsylvania State University in 1953 and a certification from Doctor’s Hospital/Hunter Labs in Washington DC in 1954. She began her career at Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Teresa and Larry were high school sweethearts who married on May 12, 1956, and moved to Somerville then Raritan, NJ where they raised their family and lived for 60 years. Teresa worked for Ortho Diagnostics Division of Johnson and Johnson for over 50 years in various positions of increased responsibility in Quality Assurance. Even after she retired, she went back to Ortho to work part-time as she loved the company, co-workers, and contributions she could continue to make.
Teresa “Terry” was a devout Catholic woman who gave her time and talents to St. Ann’s Church coordinating the blood drive and working at the Festa for many years and was a member of the Alter Rosary Society. She became a member of ASLF, a religious organization whose members wanted to live out their Catholic faith in the spirit of St. Lucy. She treasured special times with her family and friends at summer and holiday gatherings, watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and school programs, watching Penn State sports, gardening, traveling and vacations on Long Beach Island. Terry’s strong sense of faith guided her everyday life. Those who love her will uphold the memory of her warm smile, listening ear and her kind spirit. Terry will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022 from 4:00–7:00PM at the Branchburg Funeral Home at 910 US 202 S, Branchburg, NJ (908) 526-7638. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 12, 2022, with visitation from 8:30-9:45AM at the Branchburg Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30AM at St. Ann’s RC Church, 45 Anderson St. Raritan, NJ. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum in Bridgewater, NJ.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bongiovi Funeral Home Raritan, NJ (908) 725-1887 utilizing the Branchburg Funeral Home facility.
Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Metuchen at ccdom.org. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Avalon at Bridgewater for their loving care, especially in the final months of her life.
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