Mary A. Niederle Obituary

Mary A.  Niederle
Mary A. Niederle

August 15, 1929 - October 27, 2019
Born in Newark, New Jersey
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



Mary (Knowles) Niederle

90, died October 27, 2019.

The daughter of John and Marianna Knowles, she was born and raised in Newark. Mary is formerly of Plainfield and Watchung before moving to Martinsville in 1958. She was employed as a medical secretary at Schering in Bloomfield. Mary was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville and a member of the Catholic Youth Organization. She was also a member of the “Circle of Friends” and served as secretary and membership chairman. In her spare time, she enjoyed square dancing with her husband, reading, cooking, and spending time with her book club. She loved books and was literacy volunteer for 5 years. Mary will be sadly missed by all.

She is predeceased by her husband Maximilian who died in 2001, sister Elizabeth Stebbins, and two brothers John and Michael Knowles.

Surviving are her sons Maximilian, Mark and wife Jacqueline, and Stephen and fiancé Karen Charette, daughters Marian Blodgett and husband Alan and Valerie Gibson and husband Greg, a brother Thomas Knowles, three grandchildren Dylan, Alaine, and Alexandra, and four great grandchildren Michael, Sonia, Julia, and Riley.

Prayers will be 9am Saturday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by a 10am mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Martinsville. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

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

Donations can be made to the Midland School, 94 Readington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876. To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, November 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, November 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blessed Sacrament Church
1890 Washington Valley Road
Martinsville, NJ US 08836
Saturday, November 2, 2019
10:00 AM
Resurrection Cemetery
899 Lincoln Ave
Piscataway, NJ US 08854
Saturday, November 2, 2019


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