Mary Elizabeth Burkard, 68, a 29 year Eatontown resident, passed away on July 31, 2021 at Riverview Medical Center surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Newark, NJ to Frederick and Elizabeth (Murphy) Martin and was raised by Elizabeth and her second husband, James Turner, after her father’s early death.
For many years, Mary and husband attended St. Jerome’s RC Church in West Long Branch where their son also educated.
She will be remembered as a loving and caring woman who raised her son while James worked shift work. In addition, her love of cooking and beautiful meals inspired her son to become a chef.
Mary was predeceased by all of her parents, her brother, Matthew and her sister-in-law, Kathy Martin.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 29 years, James Burkard, her loving son, Michael James Burkard, his fiancée, Marley Bonilla and their daughter, Jillian all of Harrison, her siblings; Daniel Martin (Patti) of DE, James Turner and companion Marci of VT, Joseph Martin of NC and Luke Turner (Danielle) of UT, and longtime friends Barbara Guarino, Nancy Weaver, Barbara Richardson and Carol Rommel.
Family and friends may visit on Thurs., Aug. 5th from 11am to 12:30pm at the Braun Funeral Home. A service will commence at 12:30pm with entombment immediately following at Woodbine Cemetery Mausoleum in Oceanport. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.braunfuneralhome.com.
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