Marie R. Keyak Obituary

Marie R.  Keyak
Marie R. Keyak

August 16, 1935 - April 9, 2018
Born in Bayonne, New Jersey
Resided in Flemington, New Jersey



Marie R. Keyak

82, passed away April 9, 2018.

Marie was born in Bayonne, NJ and formerly of Raritan Township and Iselin before moving To Flemington in 2008. She graduated from Holy Family Academy, in Bayonne, with a distinguished certificate of merit. Marie started her career as a secretary working at Western Electric in Kearney and then for United Van lines in Edison. She then finally became office manager at Kimoto in Edison. She married her husband Walter in 1956 and they built a house and raised their family in Iselin, NJ. She and Walter later built a shore house in Forked River, NJ, joining her parents George and Mary Zafian, and siblings Evelyn, Florence, Eugene, George, Raymond and their children, enjoying many beautiful beach days, seafood, and her favorite, apricot sours. In her spare time, Marie enjoyed watching her favorite soap opera General Hospital, sewing, traveling, going to Raul Malo concerts, and was an avid reader. She attended services at her residence from Calvary Episcopal Church in Flemington.She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

She is predeceased by her husband Walter who passed away in 1993.

Surviving are her son Gary and wife Paula, a daughter Nancy K. Simpson and husband Neal, and a brother Raymond Zafian and wife Gertrude, and numerous nieces and nephews, including Heddy Bartell and Rita and Richy Kakascik.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Fridayat Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 North Gaston Ave. Somerville. Interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.

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

Donations can be made to a charity of your choice. To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Thursday, April 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, April 13, 2018
10:30 AM
Saint Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ USA 07067
Friday, April 13, 2018


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