Our Dear Marge Corona
passed away at age 99
With great sorrow, on June 20, 2016, Marge Corona passed after 99 years of a fulfilling life. She was fundamental in starting many groups and organizations that still hold true with the School and Church today. Marge’s countless hours volunteering have been extremely beneficial to our parish and school, and without all of these programs, we wouldn’t be as successful and the type of parish and school we have become today.
Marge was a founding member of many organizations; she was a member of the book club, and took an early leadership role in many lasting groups. She was president of the 1st Mother’s Club (P.T.A.), St. Theresa Club (Little Flower), and the Finance Committee. She established and was president of the Golden Age Club, and Social Concern Ministry. Marge was Chairperson of the Lunch Bunch for Seniors and middle school students, she presided over the Altar Rosary Society, started our Bingo, planned many bus trips, pilgrimages and international excursions, faithfully counted and secured Sunday collections over a period of several decades, cleaned the church and occasionally cooked for the Rectory. Marge was an integral part of the operations of Festa, from its beginnings as the Festival of St. Rocco up until last year. She also co-chaired the committee of St. Ann Church 100th Anniversary.
For her dedication and impact, she was twice honored by the Diocese of Metuchen. She was appointed by the Bishop as a representative on the Diocesan Pastoral Council for a 2-year term and in 1992 was awarded the Salve Regina Nostra Medal for parish service.
Marge believed that “nothing loved is ever lost”.
She will be truly missed!
Marge has asked that any memorial contributions in her honor be made to:
The Catholic Church of St. Ann
45 Anderson Street; Raritan, NJ 08869