Mary Adams
Born: 07/16/1922
Died: 11/28/2016
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Mary Adams

Mary Adams, (nee Rutkowski), 94, of Berkeley Township, NJ, formerly of Jersey City, passed away on November 28, 2016.  Before her retirement, she was employed as an executive assistant for nineteen years at the Wall Street firm of Dean Witter & Co., now Morgan Stanley, and then for the executive search firm of Ward Howell in New York City.

Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Felix in 1977, who served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and then employed by the Colgate Palmolive Company in Jersey City, NJ.

She was also predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Rutkowski, her sisters, Helen Rutkowski, Eugenia Zaduszewski, Rita Makowski and Theresa Krupinski; brothers, John and Joseph; brothers-in-law, Al Krupinski and Ted Makowski; son-in-law, George Griffin; nieces, Helen Rumsey, Karen Makowski, Marian Cogshall and Carol Singer; nephews, Mark Krupinski, Robert Rutkowski and Richard Jablonski.

Mary is survived by her children, Clifford Adams and his wife Eileen of Bayonne, NJ; Melanie Griffin of North Wales, PA; and Pamela Adams of Toms River, NJ; six loving grandchildren, Jenna Egan, Veronica Kustowski, George Kaminski, Jonathan Adams and Joseph and Ian Griffin; seven great grandchildren, Jan Patrick III and Michael Egan, Brian and Sarah Kustowski, William, Thomas and George Kaminski and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at McLaughlin Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM.  Family and friends may assemble at the funeral home on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 9 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church, 457 Monmouth, Jersey City, NJ, 07302  at 10 AM.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make memorial donations to St. Anthony's Church, 330 Sixth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302; The Felician Sisters Community, 206 Main Street, Lodi, NJ, 07644, or to a charity of your choice. 

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"Cioci Mary Downtown".. You will be truly missed. We always had fun with you either on Third Street or at the shore in Bayville. You had a full, wonderful life and I am grateful to have been a part of it!
Theresa Jakubowski
To the family of Ms. Mary, Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. Psalm 34:18 tells us that God is close to those who are brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit He saves. May this give your family a measure of comfort to know that God is aware of the unbearable pain you are going through and that He is near you to strengthen and help you through this difficult time of sorrow.
Dear Pam, I am sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family the strength to carry on, knowing your mother is at peace and without pain back home in God's kingdom.
Francine Rudden
To Melanie and family, Sorry for your loss, especially during the holiday season. May she rest in God's loving arms. Lucretia O'Reilly
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