Mary Krisanda (Ovat)
Mary J. Krisanda, 89, of Columbus, NJ entered into God’s eternal rest on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Compassionate Care Hospice Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton. Born in Czechoslovakia, she emigrated to the United States at the age of 3 in 1931. She resided in the Trenton area for most of her life, only moving to Columbus 15 years ago. She was a graduate of Trenton Central High School. Mary was a lifetime parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Trenton and most recently of St. Anthony’s Church in Trenton. She was a wonderful mother, sister, aunt and friend. Her enjoyment came from her family. Mary was always there to help raise her precious grandchildren. She was always a kid at heart, who loved games, gadgets and her sweets. She will be sadly missed.
Daughter of the late John and Mary (Hrubovcak) Ovat; beloved wife of the late Joseph B. Krisanda; Mary is survived by her 2 daughters, Joyce Krisanda with whom she resided and Eileen and husband Larry Fritsch; 3 grandchildren, William Speakman, Chrissy and husband Chris Frascella, and Rachel Fritsch; 2 sisters, Anna Latshaw and Elizabeth “Betty” Hawrylo; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and 4 very special friends, David and Helen Bradbury, Ann Hegner, and Mary Dargay.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, 626 So. Olden Ave., Trenton, NJ. Burial will follow in St. Mary of the Assumption Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Family and friends may call Sunday from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Please visit Mary’s tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com