In loving memory of

Mary Baricevich
July 3, 2020

Mary Baricevich, age 75, passed away on July 3, 2020 at Family of Caring in Montclair. Born in NY, Mary spent the first 34 years living in Queens with her loving parents,siblings, and later on her daughter. She then moved to Lyndhurst, NJ with her daughter and went on to have her 2 sons. In 1985, Mary moved to North Arlington, NJ where she continued to raise her three children and reside all these years. In 1990, Mary was hired as a teller at Kearny Federal Savings Bank in North Arlington. Through the years, she worked hard and was promoted to Assistant Head Teller and after 21 years of employment she retired in November 2011. Mary took great pride in her 3 children, son in law, daughter in law and her one and only grandchild. Mary was a loving mother who worked hard. The amount of adversity that she had to deal with and overcome in her life is more than anyone should have to endure. It was very difficult being a single parent with three kids but she persevered and made endless sacrifices always putting her children first. The joy she had watching her kids live their adult lives was reward in itself. When her grandson was born she was over the moon! She is predeceased by her most loving father John Baricevich and mother Carmela Baricevich. She is survived by her loving family, daughter Tiffany Caruso, son, Anthony Pettignano, son, Michael Pettignano, son in law, Rick Caruso, daughter in law, Ivy Pettignano, and her amazing grandson, Victor Caruso. She also loved her longtime 4 legged companions over the years,Tiny for 14 years, Holly of almost 14 years and just until summer of 2019 her precious Bella! She battled with serious health issues the last five years and her family can take great joy in the fact that she is at peace. She will be greatly missed and always loved!

All services were private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to POAC in honor of Mary's grandson Victor. To donate, please visit https://www.poacwalk.org/lakewood/Member/MyPage/3955375/Tiffany-Caruso?tab=MyPage

Tributes

Kris Rivers wrote on Jul 6, 2020:

"Such a loving and caring person. The world has lost a bright light. It was an honor knowing her and I am blessed that I did"