Mary L. Lawrence of Lakeland, Fl. formerly of North Branch, NJ. age 93 passed away quietly at her home with her daughters by her side on September 23, 2020. She was born March 3, 1927 in Whitman Massachusetts to the late Beulah and Bernard Hamelin. She is survived by her 2 daughters Pat (Mervyn) Rego, Mary Ann (Bruce) Noordzy, 5 grandchildren Kim(Mel) Kolba, Stacey Yauch, Christopher (Meaghan) Noordzy, Rebecca (Paul) Lizura, Cody (Allee) Noordzy and 6 great grandchildren, Cassie Yauch, Zachary Yauch, Nicholas Lizura, Payton Lizura, Audree Noordzy and Avaree Noordzy. She is also survived by loving sisters Helen Turner Collins, Carol Cox and brother Bernard Hamelin. She was predeceased by her husband of almost 74 years Stanley (Ken), a daughter Christine, son Kenneth and son Richard.
Mary was well known in the Antiquing community and operated River Edge Farms Antiques with her late husband Ken in North Branch, NJ for many years before retiring to Florida. She was an avid gardener, a collector of all things Christmas and a member of Golden Glow Christmas Past. She shared her enthusiasm and love of antiques, gardening and Christmas with family and friends.
Mary was a parishioner at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.
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