Mary Jean Pizza

Celebration of Mary Jean's Life

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 22, 2022
Scotch Plains Italian American Club
1976 Valley Avenue
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, United States
(908) 322-6868

Final Resting Place

Forest Grove Presbyterian Church - Memorial Garden
1856 Forest Grove Road
Forest Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
(215) 794-8575

Obituary of Mary Jean Pizza

Mary Jean Pizza, age 56, passed away at her home in Plainfield on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  Born in Orange, NJ, Mary Jean had grown up in West Orange and had resided in Westfield before moving to Plainfield four years ago.

Mary Jean had received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and later went on to earn her law degree from Rutgers Law School.  She most recently had been consulting for Lite, DePalma, Greenberg, & Afanador in Newark.

Mary Jean had a passion for music and enjoyed going to concerts big and small with her friends and husband.  She also loved going to watch plays and musicals on Broadway, especially her favorite, Hamilton.  She was a strong advocate for people and animals that were less fortunate, and devoted many hours and monies to those in need.  Most of all Mary Jean loved rescuing dogs. She was a volunteer for All-Star Pet Rescue in Linden, NJ. 

She is predeceased by her mother, Natalie Pizza.

Surviving are her loving husband of ten years, Robert J. Hartman, her adoring father, Patrick Pizza, a brother, John Pizza, a sister, Cheryl Oss, and her dogs, Guinness, Klondike, and Bugzy.

There will be a celebration of Mary Jean’s life on Friday, April 22, at the Scotch Plains Italian American Club from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Mary Jean’s name to the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church – Memorial Garden where Mary Jean’s ashes will be scattered with her mother. 

Forest Grove Presbyterian Church – Memorial Garden Fund

1856 Forest Grove Road

Forest Grove, PA 18922


Abandon Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue Group, Inc.

P.O. Box 545426

Flushing, NY 11354

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