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Mary Margaret Churley (nee McMahon),of River Edge, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. She was 93 years young. Mary, the cherished daughter of Anna and John McMahon, was born and raised in New York City. She had been a resident of River Edge since 1951 where she and her husband, Mike, raised their family. A devoted  Catholic, she was an original member of the St. Peter the Apostle congregation, and she attended Mass virtually in the last few years.

Gardening was Mary’s passion. Every spring and summer, she looked forward to the blooming of the perennial flowers in her rock garden from the bulbs planted over the years. She loved nurturing her plants and greenery. Also a lifelong dog lover and owner, she felt a home was not complete without a furry canine companion, a belief passed on to all of her children.

Mary was the devoted wife of the late Michael. She is loved beyond measure by her daughter Margaret, her son Michael (Linda), and daughter Cecilia (Bill) Bennett. Doting grandmother of Sean Bennett, David Bennett, and Geoffrey Churley, all of whom will treasure her memory. We take comfort in knowing that our beautiful mother was met in heaven by her husband, parents, brothers, and the many relatives and friends who predeceased her. 

Visiting Sunday, April 16th, 2-5 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge. Funeral Mass Monday, April 17th, 10:00 AM at St. Peter the Apostle Church, River Edge. Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.


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