January 23, 2024

Mary Beth MacDowell

Mary Beth MacDowell, aged 39, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.  Mary was born July 6, 1984 in Dover New Jersey and lived in Morris County for her entire life.  She attended Mount Olive Public Schools.  Her son, Jaren Pabalan was born on June 30 2012.  She and Jaren’s father, Lester Pabalan were married on April 29, 2018.

Mary worked for several years at Daytop New Jersey in Mendham in the adolescent substance abuse program.  She truly loved helping adolescents as they navigated the path to recovery.  Being the beautiful spirit that she was, she was very gratified to be able to help these young women and guide them to a better path in life.  She was working toward her degree in Childhood Development.

Mary was loved dearly by her family and friends who will always remember her sense of humor, her flair for style, her taste for the finer things in life and above all else her love for her son.

Mary is survived by her son, Jaren Pabalan, her husband Lester Pabalan, her mother, Suzanne MacDowell, her three sisters, Brandy, Melody and Stephanie.

A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, January 28, 2024 at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 973-584-7264 (davishepplewhitefh.com) , 96 Main Street in Succasunna, NJ from 2 – 4 pm.

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