Theresa McLaughlin Jancola

May 7, 1925 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 95)


Catherine Theresa Leonard McLaughlin Jancola, 95, of South Amboy died on Sunday January 24, 2021 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in South Amboy she lived there all her life. Before retiring she was employed for 35 years by NJ Bell. A member, lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, South Amboy, she was active with St. Mary’s School Caring Listeners. She was also a member of the Pioneers of Bell Telephone Company.

Daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia Harvey Leonard she is also predeceased by her first husband Harold W. McLaughlin in 1972; her second husband Peter E. Jancola in 2005; her son Harold W. “Mac” McLaughlin in 2011; her siblings John and Joseph Leonard, Mildred Lutz, Leona Jankowski and MaryLou Peterson and her stepson Peter J. Jancola. She is survived by her daughter-in-law Nancy McLaughlin; her grandchildren Brian and his wife Amy and Kate; her great-grandchildren Stephen, Alison, Sarah and Cassidy; her stepchildren Thomas M., John and Joseph Jancola, Sr. Dorothy Jancola, RSM, Patricia Albany, Barbara Wyatt and Mary Jane Beebe and many step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 27, 2021 at 10:45am from The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by an 11:30am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin. Visitation will be on Wednesday morning only from 9:30 to 10:45. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to South Amboy First Aid Squad, PO Box 328, South Amboy, NJ 08879 or Covenant House.

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January 27, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
The Gundrum Service
237 Bordentown Ave.
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Mass of Christian Burial
January 27, 2021

11:30 AM
St. Mary's Church
256 Augusta Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879

January 27, 2021

New Calvary Cemetery
Washington Road
Sayreville, NJ 08872


South Amboy First Aid Squad
PO Box 328, South Amboy NJ 08879

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