Margaret M. Plesa Obituary

Margaret M.  Plesa
Margaret M. Plesa

January 28, 1919 - July 4, 2017
Born in Raritan, New Jersey
Resided in Raritan, NJ



Margaret M. Plesa

98, passed away July 4, 2017.

Margaret was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. She was employed as an assembler working at RCA, Timex and Thomas and Betts, retiring in 1978. Before her marriage, she worked for JCPenny in NYC, the Laceworks, and Johns-Manville. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Raritan where she was a member of the Senior Citizens Organization, the Altar Rosary Society and the PTA. She was also involved with the Raritan Seniors. Margaret was an accomplished seamstress, knitter and crocheter, who also enjoyed cooking and baking Slovak specialties. Attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, was the highlight of her later years. Margaret will be sadly missed by her family.

She is predeceased by her husband Michael who died in 2002, and her brothers Joe, Vinny, and Adolph Masler, and her sisters Helen and Theresa Masler.

Surviving are her daughters Debbie Bernardo and her husband Mario, Sandy Vega and her husband Mike. She is also survived by her four grandchildren Kevin and Matthew Bernardo and Nicholas and Alexandra Vega. Also is one surviving sister, Dot Russo and her husband Larry.

Prayers will be said 8:30am Saturday at the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 No. Gaston Ave. Somerville followed by a 9:30am mass at St. Joseph's RC Church in Raritan. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Friday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to Somerville First Aid and Rescue Squad or St. Joseph Church in Raritan. To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville,, NJ US 08876
Friday, July 7, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, July 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
16 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ US 08869
Saturday, July 8, 2017
9:30 AM
St. Bernard Cemetery
551 State Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Saturday, July 8, 2017


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