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Mary Alice Chechelo

November 9, 1950  –  April 21, 2023

Mary A. Chechelo, 72, of Blairstown, passed away Friday April 21, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 9, 1950, to the late John & Alice (Theobold) Healy in Newark, NJ.

Mary was a manager of the beauty department at A&P in Mansfield, NJ. She had several other jobs in her life, but her most important was being a wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes, ceramics, and painting. Her most favorite thing to do was to decorate her home for the holidays and season that time of year. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved them dearly.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, John “Chip” Chechelo, a son John Jr., her daughters Dana Chechelo, and Erin Zabriskie, husband Bryan, her children, Ashley, and Tyler Zabriskie. She is also survived by her sister Ann Fox husband Thomas, and nephews Anthony & Tommy Fox. Mary was predeceased by a sister Patricia Healy, and two brothers, Jiggy and Michael Healy.

Friends and family may visit from 2-4 & 6-8PM on Thursday, April 27th at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ. A funeral mass will be held at 11AM on Friday, April 28th at St. Jude RC Church, 9 Eisenhower Road, Columbia, NJ, interment will follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Blairstown.

After her burial her celebration of life will be held at the Post Time Pub located on Main Street in Blairstown. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Blairstown Ambulance Corps. PO Box 389, Blairstown, NJ, 07825.


APR27 Visitation Thursday, April 27, 2023 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rt.94 , P.O. Box 224
Blairstown, NJ 07825

APR27 Visitation Thursday, April 27, 2023 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rt.94 , P.O. Box 224
Blairstown, NJ 07825

APR28 Service Friday, April 28, 2023 11:00AM – 12:00PM

St. Jude RC Church
7 Eisenhower Rd
Columbia, NJ 07832