Mary Frederick

(Jul 24, 1917 to Sep 3, 2011)

Mary set priorities in her life: her first was God followed by family and then her Church family. She gave her best to each. At Bethesda U-M Church in Swedesboro Mary gave over 40 years as a Sunday school teacher and 50 as President of the Tri C class. Not all functions were serious. Mary was known to pull off a “come as you are” party. That meant just that. If you were still in nightwear come that way. If a lady had her hair in curlers so what. She was a true believer with a bit of fun in her nature. When Kings Things opened Mary of course volunteered and coordinated the store for 9 years. In her spare time she waitressed at the Howard Johnson restaurant on the NJ turnpike for 23 years. She never spoke unkind words of anyone.rnrnA blind date where the man was a substitute for the first turned into a true love affair. The late Merritt, aka The Boy, told Mary on that date they would marry. He was right. They were blessed with a son, William and his wife, Charlotte and a daughter Judith Senske, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. rnrnCome celebrate 94 Jesus centered years Wednesday from 9:30 to 11AM at Bethesda U-M Church, 1435 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro where the Service will be at 11AM. An Order of Eastern Star service will be at 10:30 AM. Burial Eglington Cemetery.rnDonations to the above named Church will be appreciated.

7 thoughts on “Mary Frederick

  1. Carol & Al Senske

    We will miss Mary’s sweet smile and generous heart. Her presence always brought a special light into the room. I’ll always remember how she brought rubber gloves to family dinners so she could wash dished after the meal was done. A gracious lady has gone to rest; the world is a little poorer without her in it.

  2. Janice Weatherby Roncace

    Judy and Bill, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a nice person to know. Always helping and kind to all. I have pictures of my Grandmother’s birthday party when my son Clay and Judy’s son were little. It was in the summer outside at my Aunt Verna’s. Your Mom and Dad and Grandfather, all were there with your families. I have often thought of your Mom since my parents passed away. Just wanted to let you know my prayers are with you and your families. Janice

  3. Dawn Stevenson

    I most remember a plaque that hung in Grandmom’s kitchen, “A house is made from brick & stone, a HOME is made from Love alone.” I always loved that saying and still do. She treated me as if I were one of her family, I was and always will be.. she will be missed. Someday will we all meet again, and enjoy a nice family dinner at God’s table.

  4. william turner

    Dear Judy and Bill,My condolences are we you and your family. I enjoyed caring for your Mother,it was a pleasure to have met all of you.She was a sweet lady who touched my heart. God bless you all. William J Turner (Porter) At the Pitman Manor

  5. Albertine Senske

    Judy, Bill–what a wonderful mother you had. Hers was the unique gift of making everyone feel welcome. I experienced this from the day I met her at Rich and Judy’s wedding. On Saturday Mary was the one to be welcomed. I wonder if she’s gotten to the end of the line yet.

  6. Pat Dixon

    Judy, and Bill, my deepest sympathy, I loved Aunt Mary with all my heart. She was my favorite Aunt. I will definitely miss our visits. I will cherish forever the shopping time, which one of Aunt Mary’s favorite was the dollar tree, our trips to the Bay, and the how Aunt Mary always laughed at my southern accent. I really wished I could have been there with you all. I love you both. Hope to see you all next year. May God be with in the days to come. Love your cousin, Pat Dixon

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