Mary D. Kovatch

Mary D Kovatch, 99, of Lakewood, New Jersey,peacefully passed away Monday, November 14, 2022 at Monmouth Southern  Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Lakewood. Born and raised in Linden, New Jersey she spent many years in Mountainside and Lakewood. Mary was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She was an active member of the Women’s Club of Mountainside and a member of the Rosary Altar Society at Holy Family Church, Linden and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Mountainside.


Daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Fedorchak) Vanco, wife of the late Andrew Kovatch, she is predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. The devoted mother of the late Joyce Marie Albers-Schonberg, grandmother of the late Eric Kovatch, Christopher Kuser, she is survived by a son and daughter in law Richard and Nancy Kovatch, 2 daughters and 2 sons in law  Joann and William Kuser, Andrea and Joseph Correia, 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.


The funeral will be held 8:45 am on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:45 am St. Paul’s Church 216 Nassau Street, Princeton.


Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery.


A Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Memorial mass intentions would also be appreciated.