Clare Frances Mayer

| 19 Oct 2020 | 04:59

    Clare Frances Mayer passed from this life into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, and her beloved husband, Joe, on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

    Clare was born in Teaneck, New Jersey.

    She and Joe (Joseph Charles Mayer, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2000) welcomed into this world seven children: Joseph Mayer (Robin Mayer); Robert Mayer (deceased 2019); Gary Mayer (deceased 1983); Kathy Flynn (Michael Flynn); Susan Gangi (Michael Gangi); Diane Mayer (Charles Deighton); and Thomas Mayer (Carlos Goncalves). Clare and Joe had 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Clare graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Passaic, New Jersey. Her ability to care for others was felt by patients throughout her career at St. Mary’s Hospital.

    Her love and caring was felt most by her children, their spouses, their children and grandchildren.

    Clare was a dear neighbor and friend to many while raising her family in Wood Ridge, New Jersey, and during retirement among the residents of Cedar Glen Homes in Toms River, New Jersey.

    No relation was more important to her or more central to her life than her bond with her husband, Joe, who surely has longed to be reunited with the love of his life since his passing more than 20 years ago.

    We, her family and friends, rejoice in her life; she has blessed each of us. And now she is at peace.

    A viewing was held Oct. 19 at Richards Funeral Home in West Milford.

    A Mass of Remembrance was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Hewitt on Oct. 20.

    Interment followed at George Washington Memorial Cemetery in Paramus.

    In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Clare’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at

    Funeral arrangements were made by Richards Funeral Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480 (973-728-8989).