SOUTH RIVER - MARIANN (née LASTOCZY) FARRELL passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at home, after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with brain cancer. She was 50 years old.
Born in Edison, she resided in Old Bridge before moving to South River 24 years ago.
Prior to retiring in 2018, Mariann was a nurse at Kindred Pulmonology, which was part of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway for 10 years. She also worked for Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy for 15 years.
Mariann was predeceased by her father, Edward Lastoczy, in 1992, and her brother-in-law, Alan Preston in 2020.
Surviving are her husband of 27 years, Michael; their sons, Sean and Ryan, both of South River; her mother, Dolores (née Wilson) Lastoczy-Adams of Toms River; her sisters, Maureen Preston of Parlin, and Michele Rieth and her husband, John, of Morganville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:00 am, at Corpus Christi R.C. Church, 100 James Street, South River, under the direction of The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, East Brunswick. The burial of cremains will immediately follow Mass at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick. Cremation was private. For directions or to leave a message of condolence, please visit the 'Services' page.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research & Information Inc., 1100 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, NY 11557 (www.virtualtrials.org/Donate.cfm)
Dear Michele and John and Family,
So sorry to hear about Mariann. Hopefully someday there will be a cure.
(John Rieth's, cousin, Sharon).
Dear Michael, Sean & Ryan,
Aunt Dolores, Michele, Maureen & Family,
Mariann was a beautiful & caring soul. She touched the hearts of many & she will be greatly missed.
May the memories of her be a comfort that will live in our hearts forever.
With Sympathy you are in Our Thoughts & Prayers,
Kathy & Ed Capik & Family
Rest In Peace Mariann…she was much too young to leave us. All the things to be said about keeping her in your heart are true… but so sad right now.
The strength of life …in this family grows so deep…Mariann fought her battle to the last moment, she spent time with those she loved and made memories that will stay close in all their hearts forever. All those moments… Keep them…remember those last times you laughed and made fun of each other…In time, remember her smile.
There is no word for a parent that loses a child… the horror of it is nameless…unspoken…that beating heart that was given life by that mother… it’s gone…just gone…
The quiet grace of Michele’s mom, Dolores, is second to none…she has taught them so much.
Love…love…love… her…every day.
Hoping you all find God’s peace for your hearts some day… it’s what Mariann would want for you all…and for her Michael, Sean and Ryan.
Rest In Peace…
Many hearts are very heavy today🙏
Our Deepest Sympathy to all Family and Dear Friends of Marianna a precious and beautiful person.
Our hearts and Prayers are with you.
Helen Nolan Rende (in Kahnawake) and Family in USA
A candle is burning for Mariann now at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine
Thinking of you all at this sad time, sending love and prayers from England to our cousin Michael, Sean and Ryan. RIP Mariann.
My deepest condolences to the Farrell and Lastoczy families. Sending love and hugs and peace to you at this difficult time.
Sending prayers, sympathy and hugs to the Farrell and Laztocy families. Mariann will forever be in our hearts and has forever been a kind inspiration to her friends. Her smile and calm approach will always be how I remember her. She fought courageously and is at peace now.
My beautiful cousin Mariann . You have fought the could fight. Now rest in the arms of the angels . The wonderful memories that I have of you will live with me forever . Sending love and prayers to Mike, Ryan and Sean. Aunt Dolores, Michelle, Maureen .
Rest in Peace, Mariann. You are a BEAUTIFUL human being.
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