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Obituary for Mary Gross

June 2, 2016
Bringatine, New Jersey

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Mary Gross of Brigantine died on June 2 at the age of 96 at home after a short illness. She was the wife of the late William Gross with whom she shared 31 years of marriage until his death in 1977. She is predeceased by her infant son Philip and her four brothers Jack, Lawrence, Billy and Michael. She is survived by her son, Mark Gross, her daughter Carol and her husband John Calcerano, two great grandsons Gavin and Carl, three granddaughters, Sara and Megan Calcerano and Kelly Gross. There are also three nieces: Merle Gross, Margo Spoolstra and Rhoden Vignavd.

Born in Slaton, Texas Mary was the daughter of Jessie and Jack Watkins. Mary graduated Texas Technological University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1941. She taught school in Texas and later in New Jersey. After retiring from the Brigantine Public School Mary spent many years traveling in Europe and exchanged homes in England and Ireland several times. Mary continued to be a scholar and attended college courses at Stockton University in her seventies and eighties.

Visitation will begin on June 11th at 10:00 at the Brigantine Presbyterian Church. The Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 led by the Reverend John Scotland. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Mary's life.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to her church where Mary was a charter member since 1953.

Our deepest appreciation to the Brigantine Police and Fire Department, who provided care, companionship kindness to Mary. Arrangements entrusted to Keates-Plum Funeral Home, 609-266-3481.

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