Mary Ann Avello, 88, of Flanders, NJ passed away on February 13, 2017 in Morristown, NJ. She was born on October 17, 1928 in New York, NY, and lived in North Arlington, NJ and Vero Beach, FL, before moving to Flanders 10 years ago. Mary loved cooking, reading, playing cards, and was a past member of the Italian-American Club. Her passion in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary is survived by her devoted children, Angelo Avello and his partner Cathy Dodd, Patrick Avello and his wife Laura, and Jacqueline Fink; and by her six grandchildren, Christopher, Steven Katherine, April, Lauren, and Shawna. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Vito W. Avello in 1989. A Celebration of Mary’s Life will include a visitation from 9AM – 11AM on Friday February 17, 2017 at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (Corner of Rt. 206), Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Service will begin at 11AM immediately following the visitation at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery in Franklin Lakes, NJ. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Atlantic Homecare and Hospice, 465 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.