Margaret S. Hreha, 96, of the Edison area, died on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Mc Auley Hall Health Center, Watchung.
Born in Czechoslovakia, she came to the United States in 1940. She had lived in Carteret, the Poconos, Edison (from 1980-1991), Tuckerton, 5 years in the Clara Barton section of Edison, and most recently the last 7 years at Mc Auley Hall Health Center in Watchung.
She worked as a seamstress for Novelty Dress Company in Carteret. She had been parishioners of Guardian Angels in Edison, serving on the Altar Rosary Society & comfort/bereavement group, St. Teresa’s in Tuckerton, & St. Cecelia’s in Iselin. She was an extremely religious woman living her life surrounded by her faith. She loved to knit and crochet but her family and grandchildren were the most important things in her life.
She is predeceased by her husband Michael (d. 1989); a daughter-in-law, Maureen; & 7 older siblings.
She is survived by her three children, Mary Ann Leon & her husband Glen of Iselin, Michael of Edison, & Margaret Altman & husband Randall (Randy) of Tuckerton; 7 grandchildren, Adam Hreha & Candice (Candy) of Orlando, FL, Michele Hilarczyk & husband Ken of Iselin, Eric Hreha & wife Kate of Westfield, Kathryn Mollica & husband Eric of Kendall Park, Greta Taraboccia & husband Joseph of Metuchen, & Abigail & Rachel Altman both of Tuckerton; 9 great-grandchildren, Logan & Brooke Hreha, Shelby & Sophie Hilarczyk, Kai & Elkie Hreha, Eric Joseph, Hailey, & Tyler Mollica; & many nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews, & great-great-nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 10:15am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen 08840 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. Cecelia’s RC Church in Iselin. Interment will follow at Resurrection Burial Park in Piscataway.
Visitation will be on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 3-7pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mc Auley Hall Health Center, 1633 US-22, Watchung, NJ 07069.