Mary Ann Kaufmann, 84, of Freehold passed away at home on October 27, 2020. She was born and raised in Union, lived in Edison and Old Bridge, before she settled in Freehold in 1998. Mary Ann worked for Sears in the Freehold Raceway Mall for 13 years as a retail associate, and as a waitress in many banquet halls across New Jersey including the Forsgate Country Club & East Brunswick Chateau. She was a natural saleswoman and possessed a charm about her that put her customers and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her at ease. In her retirement Mary Ann joined the family business Quality Irrigation. She was your typical Italian mom whose family and friends could always count on her to bring a classic dish whether it was to a backyard barbeque or a traditional Sunday family dinner, Whatever she cooked, she cooked it with love. Mary Ann adored her family, especially her precious grandchildren, with whom she would spend time with teaching and playing with every chance she had. She will be missed dearly and remembered by the memories made at home alongside family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Kaufmann in 2016; and cherished daughter, Vicki Stewart in 2019. Mary Ann is survived by her children, Alan Kaufmann and his wife, Deborah of East Brunswick; Daren Kaufmann and his wife, Kristine of Freehold; and six grandchildren, Nicholas Kaufmann, Alexis Kaufmann, Lucas Kaufmann, April Stewart, Audrey Stewart and Mason Stewart.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 2, 2020 for her Funeral Service at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. Entombment will follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, 169 West Main Street, Freehold Township. For information, directions, or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com