Mary Patricia Stafford Obituary – Burlington County Times

Marie Patricia Stafford

Ponte Vedra, Florida – Mary Patricia Stafford died on December 29, 2021 in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Mary was born to her beloved parents, the late Joseph and Grace Stafford, on March 29, 1940 in Mount Holly, New Jersey. She attended St. Paul’s Elementary School and Burlington City High School in Burlington, NJ. She worked for many years in the Burlington City Clerk’s Office. She was transferred to the Burlington City Police Department from where she eventually retired. She is survived by her sister Kay Gross (Andrew), her brother Joseph A. Stafford (Barbara). Affectionately called Aunt “MeMe” by nephews Andrew Gross (Maureen), Joseph Gross (Helen), Patrick Gross (Lisa), Daniel Gross (Angelica) and nieces Mary Kathryn Rogers (Tom) and Theresa Garber (Cecil) and many great-nieces and nephews. Words of gratitude to Barbara Stahl and Terri Osborne MacIntosh for Mary’s love and presence over the years. The family thanks the staff and caregivers at Starling in Nocatee, Florida for their care for Mary. A Celebration of Life Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 223 E. Union St., Burlington. Internment will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Jacksonville Road, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or St. John Paul II Catholic Church’s Capital Campaign in Nocatee, Florida. Messages of sympathy can be sent to the family by www.pagefuneralhome.com

Posted on January 15, 2022

Published in the Burlington County Times

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