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Ms. Maryann Bardys, 68, of Linden, New Jersey entered the arms of the Lord surrounded by His heavenly angels on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway, New Jersey.
We respectfully request that no one arrive at the funeral home prior to the posted visitation times, so as not to intrude on the family’s private time.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Monday, May 1st., from 3:00-6:00PM and Parastas Services will begin on Monday at 4:00PM in the funeral home. On Tuesday, May 2nd. at 8:30AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will begin at 9:00AM, followed by the Divine Liturgy to be offered in St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Elizabeth at 10:00AM. The prayers of committal will precede Maryann’s burial in the family plot in Hazelwood Cemetery in Colonia, New Jersey.
Maryann, the daughter of the late Helen Polifka Bardys and the late Joseph Bardys was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey and in 1986, the family decided to settle in Linden, New Jersey.
Maryann was in charge of doing the payroll for the Linden Roselle Sewerage Authority in Linden for twenty five years prior to taking her well-deserved retirement in 2012.
She enjoyed living a simple life; some would even call Maryann a “homebody”. Every now and then she and her sister, Irene, would take day trips to various destinations on their own, enjoying a ride in the car or joining with the travel group, New Beginnings for a day of fun and activities in and around New Jersey and the adjoining states. Maryann liked to keep her mind sharp by doing word search and word puzzles and every night at 7:00PM, her ritual of watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune would begin. Maryann’s joy in life was spending quiet time with her family and friends and puttering around the house.
Predeceased by her parents, Maryann is survived by her sister, Irene Bardys, with whom she made her home; her brother, George Bardys and his wife Maria; her nephew, Peter Bardys; her niece, Christina Bardys and her many other family, friends, former co-workers and neighbors.
Maryann was a wonderful example of being happy with the little things in life and taking the time to enjoy each day that is given to us. Maryann will be deeply missed by all those who loved her quiet spirit and kind soul.