Mary Ann (Donella) Beck passed away on 1-23-21 at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry “Eddie” Beck in 1986.
She is survived by a son, Richard Beck, daughter-in-law Deborah and two grandsons Michael and Dylan. She also leaves behind a sister-in-law Janet Donella and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Brooklyn,NY, she married her sailor “Eddie” and moved to Staten Island. After his death she relocated to Pheasant Run of Barnegat in 1996, where she remained until her death.
A diehard Brooklyn Dodger fan, she followed the Yankees after they left for the west coast.
She was a member of the Frank Sinatra Fan Club, was active in her church, taught sewing and crafts at the afterschool programs, and was a retired International Ladies Garment Worker seamstress.
Mary loved to camp and continued to travel as she got older. She was a “killer” at card games, liked to play the slots and scratch offs and had a pretty good set shot for basketball into her 80’s. She was a proud member of the Barnegat Silver Liners and the Pheasant Run Singles.
She will rest eternally with her husband at The Cemetery of the Resurrection, in Staten Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.
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