LYNDHURST, N.J. — Marie C. Mion, a lifelong resident of Lyndhurst, died Jan. 16 at Brookdale Deane Hill in Knoxville, TN, where she recently moved to be close to her niece Diana. She was 88.
She dedicated earned her teaching degree later in life, in 1970, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and taught elementary school children for over 20 years at the Jefferson School in Lyndhurst. After retirement, she volunteered for many years at Clara Maass Hospital and was also a member of the Gray Lady Society in her younger years.
Marie was predeceased her sister Yolanda Gerard, brother-in-law Major General Francis R. Gerard and sister-in-law Judy Mion.
She is survived by her devoted companion of many decades, Cliff Oxland also formerly of Lyndhurst and his daughter Barbara Ruggiero (Frank) of Waretown, NJ; her lbrother Roy Mion (Georgene) of Gibsonia, PA; eight nieces and nephews, David Gerard of Newark; Diana Lobertini (Steve) of Knoxville, TN; Donald Gerard (Margo) of Wall Township; Daria Gerard (Michael Onorato) of Burlington; Cathy Mion (Chuck Baleno) of Export, PA; Tina Chutz (Michael) of Sewickley, PA; Lisa Kushner (Rich) of Wexford, PA ; and Laura Dougherty (Rob) of Wexford, PA. She is also survived by grandnieces and nephews, Stacey, Brian, Adam, Jeremy, Haley, Maggie, Buck, Jenna, Danny, Ben, Kearsie, Calene, Kevin and Christopher.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choosing or click here to donate to Catholic Relief Services . Checks and money orders can be mailed to Catholic Relief Services, PO Box 17090, Baltimore MD 21297-0303.
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