Mary Ellen Schon

Obituary of Mary Ellen Schon

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Mary Ellen Schon, 81, of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Morristown Medical Center. She resided in Union and South Plainfield before moving to Basking Ridge with her husband and three children in 1977. Mrs. Schon was a beloved and utterly devoted mother, grandmother, wife, and a cherished friend. She was an avid tennis player, and enjoyed playing golf and softball. Mrs. Schon also spent many years coaching her children’s youth sports teams in the Basking Ridge area. She was a lifelong fan of the New York Giants, Yankees, and Rangers. Mrs. Schon was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Otto Schon; her parents, Joseph and Natalie Trainor; her sister, Rosalind Trainor; and her brother, Robert Trainor. Survivors include her three children, Paul Schon and his wife, Cynthia, of St. Louis, MO; Lori Patterson and her husband Andrew, of Jacksonville, FL; and Ed Schon and his wife, Caren, of Basking Ridge; and her five adoring grandchildren, Madison Schon, Avery and Brady Patterson, and Ryan and Jack Schon. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Gallaway & Crane at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Basking Ridge. For further information or to light an online condolence candle for the family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gcfuneralhome.com.
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Monday
13
September

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, September 13, 2021
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
14
September

Funeral Service

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Tuesday
14
September

Burial

11:30 am - 11:45 am
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Holy Cross Cemetery
Mt. Airy Rd.
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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