Obituary of Mary (Catanese) Allan
C. Mary Allan (nee Figurelli and formerly Catanese), 93, of Lyndhurst died on Friday, November 18, 2022. Mary, as most people knew her, was born and raised in Jersey City and has been a resident of Lyndhurst for many years. Mary worked as a sales associate for Stern's and Macy's in Paramus. She was a passionate animal lover who enjoyed line dancing, crossword puzzles, spending afternoons by the pool, and endless rounds of Scrabble. Mary loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, especially every weekend this past summer down the shore with them which she described as "the best summer ever."
Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fred Allan and by her former husband, Matt Catanese. She is survived by her loving son, Matthew Catanese and his wife Nancy as well as her loving daughter and best friend, Lori Frisina and her husband Anthony. Mary, best known as Mee Ma, is also survived by her cherished grandchildren Nicole, Anthony, Michele and her husband Matt, Danielle, Christine and her husband Matt and their children Cole, Logan and Brynn, as well as caring nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her dear brother, Frank Figurelli, and survived by his wife Patricia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Nazare Memorial Home, Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst, NJ on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 4 - 8 PM. All will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 23 at 9 AM then to Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst where at 10 AM a funeral mass will be offered. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Mary's love for animals to the Humane Society of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 or to the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 100 United Lane, Teterboro, NJ 07608. You may express your condolences to Mary's family by using our tribute wall.
Gathering at the Funeral Home
Committal and Interment
In Loving Memory
Mary (Catanese) Allan
1929 - 2022
Three generations of a family that took root in Lyndhurst and have created a legacy to be the people you know with respect, dignity and compassion for all those who pass through our doors. For close to 90 years the Nazare Memorial Home has been a pillar of service to the people of Lyndhurst and its bordering communities.