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Shirley E. (Anderson) Mara

Born: Thu., Dec. 9, 1943
Died: Thu., Mar. 12, 2020


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 18, 2020
Location: Pemberton

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., Mar. 18, 2020
Location: Pemberton

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      Shirley E. Mara (Anderson) of Browns Mills passed away peacefully on March 12, 2020 after a courageous battle with Cancer.  She was 76 years old.
      Shirley was born in Staten Island, New York, and moved to Browns Mills in 1969 with her husband and children.
      Shirley was retired from the New Lisbon Developmental Center after dedicating 26 years in Direct Care.
      Daughter of the late James and Elsie Anderson of Staten Island, New York.  Wife of the late James Mara Sr. and beloved mother of the late James Mara Jr. (Janet) of Browns Mills and John of Browns Mills, Deborah Dennis of Browns Mills and Lisa Ross (Brian) of Browns Mills, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, sisters; Peggy, Elsie, Pammy, brothers; Billy and Charlie. Predeceased by her brothers; Jimmy, Michael and Bruce, sisters; Elona, Charlene and Janice.  Shirley will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
      Shirley was loved by all who knew her, but most important to her was her family.  She was very proud of all of her grandchildren and loved spending time with them. Shirley was kind and generous, she enjoyed reading and crocheting. 
     Relatives and friends of Shirley's  family are invited to her viewing and visitation 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Wednesday afternoon March 18,2020 at The Lankenau Funeral Home, 31 Elizabeth St., Pemberton Borough where her funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM.  
The Lankenau Funeral Home, 31 Elizabeth St., Pemberton Borough
Stephen Lankenau,Director

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Michael Link
   Posted Sat March 14, 2020
Love you Aunt Shirley. Rest In Peace with Gods Love. May all find peace and love in this difficult time. Michael and Suzanne Link

JUlius & Patricia Ertler
   Posted Sat March 14, 2020
To John, Debbie &Lissa And Family So sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grand Mother, She was a great Lady please know that even though we can not be with you all at this time are thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will remember her as the kind of love caring woman that she was. May god's love Bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. love you all Jule & Pat Ertler

Patricia Storm
   Posted Sat March 14, 2020
Years have passed so quickly but through them all the memories I hold of you as my Mom; my home away from home, still till this day brings a smile to my heart. I am so thankful for you being a part of my life and welcoming me to be a part of your family. You are loved more than you know and I cherish you and the memories. Words will never express how much you mean to me. Forever and always you will hold a place in my heart. Thank you for blessing me with your love and warmth. Thank you for making me feel like family.
My heart goes out to all your family who will feel the void of your daily absence. I love you all and I am so sorry you are having to experience the loss of your Mother. I pray you find peace in knowing she is now comfortable. All my love!

Joanne harrison
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
To lisa,Johnny and rest of the family, lm so sorry to her about your mom,and my aunt shirley she was the best aunt and mom u could ever have sending my prayers to everyone in the family