Mary Jean Wingerter
March 7, 1927 – February 15, 2021
Mary Jean Wingerter, 93, of East Hanover, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Fredon.
Mary was born in West Orange to the late Daniel and Matilda (McCrea) Fittin. She graduated from West Orange High School, attended Caldwell College and studied religion at College of St. Elizabeth. Mary moved to East Hanover in 1957. She worked as a payroll/administrative assistant and taught CCD for many years. She enjoyed painting, sculpting, sewing, restoring furniture and dolls, playing tennis, as well as volunteering for Morris Museum festival of trees, as a docent for the Etruscan Exhibit, Patriots Path, school librarian assistant, and PTA fundraising.
The beloved wife of the late Harry Charles Wingerter, Sr., she is survived by her children; Harry Wingerter, Richard Wingerter, Jeanne Wingerter, Tracey Baxter, twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
All funeral services are being held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithmccraackenfuneralhome.com
- Harry Charles Wingerter, Sr., Beloved Husband (deceased)
- Harry Wingerter, Son
- Richard Wingerter, Son
- Jeanne Wingerter, Daughter
- Tracey Baxter, Daugher
- 12 Grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice
99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, New Jersey 07860
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Mary Jean Wingerter
February 20, 2021
My mother-in-law was an amazing mother. She has to be so proud of the her son Richard because he is one of the kindest sweetest and intelligent man I have ever met. Only loving parents could raise such an amazing man. His mom has touch my heart in so many ways. She is so artistic and creative. She would spend hours with my children working with sculpey projects for school . We also made adorable gifts for the children I taught . She helped me become a better mom because she always had so much patience . She especially taught distractions and books help create intelligent young people. I love mostly all the holidays she made special by creating beautiful table settings . We love you more is an expression she always said and my family and I will keep that tradition because she taught us how to love
February 20, 2021
My grandma was such an amazing person. She was always so kind and funny when I visited her. I remember when she took my older dog snuggles and I to McDonald’s. As simple of a trip that is, I will remember it for life because it was so fun. She was so creative. I remember getting unique birthday and Christmas gifts all the time. Everything she made was from her heart. I am lucky to have her as my grandma and to have her support me and always check in on me to see how I was doing. I loved making her laugh in the living room working on my pitching mechanics. Checking on the invisible runner in my head. I just could always be myself around her. When she heard I liked ice tea the next day it was in her fridge. She was always looking to make me happy in any way she could. The creativeness and intelligence that she had always inspired me. I love my grandma and I hope God takes care of her. I know she will definitely make heaven look even more beautiful with her art.
February 19, 2021
My Grandma was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Always said she loved you and gave the best hugs. We were always laughing and you always had the best words of wisdom. From zoo trips to letting me watch the same movie over and over again we always had fun. You and Granddad always made the best gifts. Always made great heart necklaces aprons you name it ! I used to collect seashells for you and you always pretended to be impressed with what I brought for you. Always had coffee or tea ready. Endless games of scrabble which you always had the best words. Then would help me with one just as good. There was always room for desert! One of my many favorite memories with you growing up was Grandparents Day ! I was so lucky to have you and my Grandpa that day. I never laughed and smiled so much. Grandma we love and miss you more than you will ever know !I hope that I am half as good as a Grandma that you are one day.