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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Mary Jane Welz 81 years old , born on January 1, 1937 and passed away on December 24, 2018. We will remember her forever.


Friday, December 28. 2018

6-8 p.m.

DiCostanzo family owned, Lakewood Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 29, 2018

10:30 a.m.

DiCostanzo family owned, Lakewood Funeral Home


Harmony Methodist Cemetery

Jackson, NJ

December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019
We will be thinking of you today and forever! Your rice recipe will be in the menu tonight to remind us of all the times you fed us! You will always be in our hearts! We miss you!

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December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019
We will be thinking of you today and forever! Your rice recipe will be in the menu tonight to remind us of all the times you fed us! You will always be in our hearts! We miss you!
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Grandma Mary Jane

January 1, 2019

My grandmother,Mary Jane Welz, was a person who brought more good to the world than can be described in words. She told us good stories at times. And other times she told us stories of her childhood and the struggles her and her family endured. 

In 1960 Mary Jane met and married my grandfather, Anthony (Tony) Welz, and together they raised 4 daughters, a son and they eventually took part in raising 9 grandchildren.

Most of my childhood was spent living with my grandmother, MJ. My grandparents committed to making sure that none of their family went without shelter or food. When we were in need, they were always there for us. Holding to that commitment, me, my siblings and many of my cousins indeed grew up in Grandma and Poppy’s house. 

We are all very grateful, and forever indebted to the memory and legacy of our grandparents Tony Welz and MaryJane Welz.

Even-though our childhood circumstances were not perfect, we always knew we had a place to rest our heads at night. It goes without saying that this was extremely important for our development as children. And without that we might not be where we are today.

Living at grandma and Poppy’s house also meant that we were lucky enough to spend incredible amounts of time with them and we were able to glean the lessons of their more mature lives early on in our lives. I remember Poppy encouraging us to work hard and steady, and Grandma talking us out of being angry about insignificant things by telling us it’s better to be pissed off than to be pissed on. And she did her best to make sure we at least had an idea of what it meant to use respectful language by telling us “ain’t ain’t a I ain’t gunna say it and I ain’t gunna use it. And if we said “hey” in a rude way, she would tell us; “Hay is for horses.”

When I, my siblings or cousins were home sick from school sick we would either lay on the couch or sit in my Grand fathers chair watching “Price is Right” while sneezing or coughing away. Grandma would sit on her chair and bring us toast, soup and robatussen or dimetap.

Matthew 6:19-21 says: Do not lay up for yourself treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.

My grandmother MJ Welz laid up many treasures in heaven through her life of compassion, caring and charity toward all of us and those who had the pleasure of knowing and spending time with her. We will be forever grateful for all that she has done for us and for the lessons she taught us.

December 30, 2018

I miss walking into the house and saying what’s up grandma and you saying something sarcastic in return. I’d steal some candy and lay on the couch and ask you about your shows. There was so many things about your life I wish we got to talk about more. I’ll miss calling you and singing happy birthday in the worst voice tomorrow night. I wish we got to keep you longer. I miss your humor, laughing with you. I miss eating the whole container of those chocolate chip cookies we both loved. They were always a “2 for”. Thank you will never be enough, miss ya lady. Love you


December 28, 2018

OH where to begin --- An amazing kind hearted woman who was there for everyone and anyone . A very , very strong woman as well , her door was always open and spoke to all like they were important and always wanted to hear what you had to say ! I enjoyed every moment that I was able to spend time with her --- 

Auntie MJ was very particular on what she watched on tv , and always sat in " her chair " Until the one day my son Phillip ( was about 2 years old at the time ) decided he was going to challenge Aunt Ma Jane . He went and sat in her " chair " and changed her channel to Blues Clues ! Oh boy --- it was on like donkey kong --- They argued , they laughed , Grams was just laughing , and Aunte MJ was just impressed  . No one ever messed with my " chair " or remote when I was watching tv ! Ever since then when I would visit , Aunt Ma Jane & Phillip would just argue and mess with each other ! it was awesome ! Phillip made her & Dakota pictures ( Blues clues mail ) and before we went in we would put them in the mailbox and Phillip would tell her she got mail --- just so she would get out of her "chair " and check the mail ! Aunt Ma Jane did it everytime just so they argue ( lol ) Great times .

Rest east Auntie MJ --- You will truly be missed . But the heavens will be in their glory and happy sounds of laughter will be flowing through the skies when You , Momma & Aunt Nancy meet up again ! 

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