April 28, 1928 - September 16, 2016
Mary Angelou (nee Metas) of Nanuet, NY passed away on September 16, 2016 at the age of 88. Mary was born in Corona, Queens, NY to parents Demosthenes George and Fannie Metas. She was a graduate of Newtown High School, Queens, class of 1947. She began her working career as a secretary in the insurance industry in Manhattan NY. During this period, she met her future husband Alex at an army dance event and began a long distance relationship, corresponding via mail during his military service. After marriage she and Alex became longtime residents of Jersey City NJ. Besides being a full time homemaker and raising her two children, Mary also supported her husband in his various business ventures including several restaurants in the Hudson County area. Mary was a well known person in the neighborhood, always smiling and getting involved with the activities of the children on the block. She was also an animal lover who always made room for pets in the household. She was an avid fan of big-band and swing era music. After retirement, Mary spent several years in Toms River NJ and finally in Nanuet NY Mary is pre-deceased by her beloved husband Margarites (Alex) Angelou, her brother George Metas and sister Anna D'Agrosa, She is survived by her daughter Helen Gaber of Suffern NY and son Alexander Angelou of Tinton Falls, her son-in-law Bart Gaber and daughter-in-law Georgia Kirman-Angelou, her brother Nick Metas and sister-in-law Barbara Metas, her grandson David Gaber and his wife Meghan Gaber, and granddaughters Alyssa Gaber and Allison Angelou. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the Bongarzone Funeral Home, 2400 Shafto Road, Tinton Falls. A funeral service will begin at 7:15 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation family site at www.komennyc.org/site/tr/race/rftc?team id=55550&pq=team&fr id=1551.
Mary Angelou (nee Metas) of Nanuet, NY passed away on September 16, 2016 at the age of 88. Mary was born in Corona, Queens, NY to parents Demosthenes George and Fannie Metas. She was a graduate of Newtown High School, Queens, class of 1947.... View Obituary & Service Information
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