October 18, 2017

Mary Ann Crater

Netcong, Mrs. Mary Ann Crater died suddenly at home on October 18, 2017. She was born in Dover, grew up in Randolph, and attended Dover High School. She married Warren Crater, the love of her life, and raised their family of five children in Wharton before moving to Netcong in 1978. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, collecting, and square dancing in her free time. She also loved the New York Yankees.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 64 years, Warren, who passed away December 3, 2016. She is also predeceased by a great grandson, Tallyn Matthias.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: Diane (and Marvin) Heiskanen of Hopatcong; Susan Helfrich of Hopatcong; Karen (and David) Boyle of Alva, Fl.; Scott Crater (and his fiance Marc Paolella) of Succasunna; and JoAnn Matthias of Kenvil. She also leaves 8 grandchildren: Kelly; Kristin; Lauren; Kari; Meagan; Brian; Jeremy; and Dylan; as well as 6 great grandchildren: Morgan; Austin; Gage; Katelyn; Alexander; and Trenton. She was recently the “flower nanny” at her granddaughter Kari’s wedding.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Rogers, who she considered her lifelong sister; and her long time friend, Jeannette Koehler, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

Friends may visit at the Davis and Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Succasunna NJ 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) on Friday, November 3 from 6-9 p.m. Service will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m. Her ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Millbrook Cemetery in Randolph after the service. A repast will follow at the American Legion, 391 Maple Ave., Mine Hill.

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