Mary Dunbar

Mary A Dunbar

1933 - 2022

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South Plainfield – Mary A. Dunbar, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Overlook Hospital in Summit.


Born and raised in Dunellen, Mary resided in Westfield and Plainfield before settling to South Plainfield in 1956.  She was a devoted communicant of Sacred Heart RC Church in South Plainfield and Mary taught CCD for a short time in St. Mary’s Church of Plainfield. 


She worked in Acme for 27 years retiring in 1994.  In her younger years, Mary played the organ and enjoyed crocheting and cross stitching.  She also thoroughly enjoyed bowling and walking with her friend group around Spring Lake Park.


Predeceased by her husband who passed in February 2001 and son, Patrick “Chip” Dunbar; surviving are her five children, Kevin Dunbar and wife Cathy, Cher Brower and late husband John, Ann-Marie Markus and husband Michael, John Dunbar and wife Daria and Michael Dunbar and wife Debbie; twelve grandchildren, Travis, Kit, Alex, Sean, Rian, Caitlin, Owen, Karissa, Jordan, Triana, Jessica and Nicole as well as her three great grandchildren, Olivia, Kamden and Ginny.


Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 9AM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield NJ followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart RC Church at 10AM.


Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains.


Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 4-8PM in the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Mary's memory.



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Sacred Heart RC Church
149 South Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Family and friends may gather in the funeral home at 9AM.

Hillside Cemetery

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Hillside Cemetery
1401 Woodland Avenue
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States