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6050 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: 609-625-2324
Fax: 609-625-9141
Marian Patak

Marian E. Patak

Monday, April 3rd, 1939 - Saturday, September 12th, 2020
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Marian Patak (nee Gonyon) of Mays Landing, NJ was called home by the Lord on September 12, 2020. After a valiant fight of 11 months, Marian lost the battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in NYC, NY on April 3, 1939 to Edward and Marian Gonyon. She was raised in Queens where she graduated from high school. Marian subsequently moved and spent most of her life in New Jersey. During her life, she worked for the Army, NASA and FAA. Marian was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She was very high-spirited and outgoing, loved going on cruises, and enjoyed walking the boardwalks along the Jersey shore. Marian is survived by her beloved husband Lowell (Pat) Patak, and her loving children Tony Oddo, Diane and her husband George Highsmith, Steven Oddo, Tina Oddo, Michael Patak and his wife Sandy, and her life-long friend Steve Turczyn. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren Jessi Schmitz, Justin Harrington and his wife Robin, Judi and her husband Lance Ferguson, and Nick Patak.
A viewing will be held at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing from 9:00 – 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Mass will be celebrated 11:00 AM, at St Vincent de Paul Church, 5021 Harding Hwy., Mays Landing. Marian will be interred at the Atlantic County Veteran’s Cemetery, Rt. 50, Estell Manor, NJ.
Contributions in Marian’s memory may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Boakes Funeral Home
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Vincent de Paul Church
    5021 Harding Highway
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Ted Heintzelman
  • Interment

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 12:00pm
    Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
    109 Blvd. Route 50 (Lat. 39.3878, Long. -74-7380)
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Justin Harrington

Posted at 07:54pm
A proud and strong woman who said what she meant and meant exactly what she said. She was not just my nana banana but she was also my "big mama to the rescue" because she was always there for me as a child and as an adult, always coming to my rescue. I love you so very much nana and I know you are such a beautiful angel up in Heaven.

Diane Highsmith Posted at 02:14pm

Thank you Justin That was a beautiful sentiment 💜 Love you

Megan Mosley-Mick

Posted at 10:59am
I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your precious mother. If you are any reflection of you, she must have been the most radiant woman. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Diane Highsmith Posted at 07:39am

Thank you so Megan What a beautiful sentiment Love you Diane

Jolene Bethune

Posted at 10:40am
Condolences from my family to yours. May your mother's memory be for a blessing.

Diane Highsmith Posted at 07:51am

Thank you so much Jolene Her memory will definitely be a blessing

Diane Highsmith

Posted at 04:24pm
We will always love you to the moon and back and then some 💕💕💕💕 Our Mumsie Wumsie
Love Tina and Diane

Robin Harrington

Posted at 12:05pm
From the very first moment I met Marian she welcomed me in to her Grandson’s life & this family with open arms. She was vibrant, strong & very loving. The kind of woman that marches to the beat of her own drum & lives her life to the fullest. Although my time & interactions with her were few, I am forever grateful that I was able to know her. She always reminded me of my roots & that I’d always be a “Colorado gal”. My love, thoughts, prayers & condolences go out to the family & friends that cherished her. She will forever be loved. Possa La sua anima riposare in pace.

Diane Highsmith Posted at 07:56am

So beautiful Robin. Thank you for sharing that beautiful sentiment Love you bunches

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