Mary Carol Samaras, 78, of Tinton Falls, NJ formerly of Eatontown, NJ passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband of 39 years, Nick Samaras. She was the loving mother of Suzanne M. Carey-Serio and her husband, Lewis Serio. She was a caring sister to Jane Michaud and her husband, Robert Michaud, Caren Flynn and her husband, Charles Flynn, Cathy Delano and her late-husband, Anthony Delano, and Richard Klingman and his wife, Julie Klingman. Born in Middletown, NY, Mary grew up in the Bronx, NY. She graduated from Cathedral High School in Manhattan, NY. Later, Mary relocated to Eatontown, NJ, where she became a mother and waitressed at the former Monmouth Queen Diner in Eatontown. She became a Licensed Practical Nurse and Certified Alcoholism Counselor after completing Brookdale Community College's Nursing Program. She had worked for Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital's addiction treatment center, New Hope, CPC Behavioral Healthcare, and Monmouth County Park System's Historic Longstreet Farm. Mary loved to travel, and one of her favorite destinations was Lake George, NY. She had previously traveled to Ireland twice with her daughter. Mary enjoyed shopping, going out to dinner, and spending time with her family. A lover of animals, Mary was devoted to her pets. She will be remembered as a loving, strong, and loyal woman. She loved the Lord, her family, and she will be truly missed.
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