Maryann Vella, 79, of Jackson passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Bartley Healthcare, Jackson. She was born and raised in Jersey City, retired to Toms River in 2009, and settled in Jackson in 2012. Maryann worked as a clerk for J & A Insurance in Jersey City, retiring in 2007. She liked to play bingo and watch her shows. Most of all, Maryann loved taking care of her grandchildren and was a proud Babchi.
Maryann was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore Vella in 2010; and sisters, Bette Lazorko and Ruthie Sramowicz. She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Fossetta and her husband, Frank of Howell, Annette Aceti and her husband, Jerome of Basking Ridge, and Debra Ann Vella of Plainsboro; son, James Vella of Howell; seven grandchildren, James Fossetta and his wife, Robin, Stephanie Kelly and her husband, John, Bianca Aceti, Angelica Aceti, Jerome R. Aceti, Gabrielle Vella, and Nicholas Vella; four great grandchildren, Frankie, Dominic, Emma, and Samantha; special cousin, Lily Maday and her husband Bill; sister-in-law, Patricia Vella; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 10:30 AM Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. Interment will follow in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. At the family’s request please omit flowers. Donations may be made in Maryann’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.