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 Mary Whelan Pollock
Born: 09/01/1936
Died: 10/05/2016
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Mary Whelan Pollock

Mary Whelan Pollock, passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.  Born in Jersey City, Mary was very proud of her Irish heritage as well as her lifelong residency in Jersey City.  She was a retired travel agent from West Side Travel for many years.  Mary was as passionate in her work as she was of her heritage.  She was the first female recipient of the Silver Beaver Award in Hudson County.

Mary is the Beloved wife of Andrew "Kenneth" Pollock; devoted mother of Andrew K. Pollock, Jr,, (Grisel), Ellen Attanese, (Thomas) and George L. Pollock, (Yvonne); loving grandmother of Ian and Brianna Pollock; dear sister of the late Eileen Murphy.  Mary is also survived by three nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Friday, October 7, 2016, from 1:00  to 4:00pm  and 6:00  to 8:00 PM.  Family and friends are invited to assemble at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 10:00am pior to the funeral mass which will be celebrated at St. Aloysius Church at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. 

 

 
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I have known Mary since I was a little girl and I have been blessed enough to be like family to the Pollock's for many years. Mary was a very devoted, hard-working and caring mother not just to her own children but she was also a true,"neighborhood mother." Her pride in her family, home, St. Al's and, "good old Jersey City," was an intricate part of her life and personality. Mary's no-nonsense approach to life kept all of us in line and created hilarious stories and memories that will be cherished forever. The love and care that her husband, Kenneth as well as her children Andrew, Ellen and George gave to Mary throughout her illness was something to be admired. We will all miss Mary as she was one of those good ones where God broke the mold after creating her. Mary is now in her well-deserved place in heaven and I know she will continue to watch over those she loved. Godspeed Mary.
Kathy Pakulniewicz Menold
Mary was a very special woman to me. I transferred to St.Al's in the 6th grade and landed next to her only daughter, Ellen, who turned out to be my lifelong friend. I spent a lot time on Lexington Avenue at their house. She was always warm and welcoming. We developed our little friendship throughout the years, mostly talking about Ellen! But she did a wonderful thing for in my life - It was in the 80's before the Internet and I went to her travel agency and she planned my entire Elopement to my late husband Richie! Most important she kept it a secret even from Ellen. I am forever grateful for her beautiful wedding package she put together. I love her like my own! I know deep in my heart when Mary passed to the other side, Our God said: Mary, job well done! Enter the Kingdom of Heaven is yours­???
Margie Youmans Breitfeller
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