Life Story: Mary ‘Dolly’ Varga, 85; Founding Church Member, Helped Run Family Oil Business

Mary “Dolly” Varga passed away late Friday evening at her daughter’s home in Franklin Park. She was 85 years old.

Mrs. Varga was born in New Brunswick to Andrew and Mary Juhasz. She lived in Dayton for many years and resided in Franklin Park for over 60 years.

She was a founding parishioner of St. Augustine of Canterbury Church in Kendall Park. She was a member of the Rosary Alter Society and the Columbiette’s at Saint Augustine’s and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis.

She helped run the family business – Varga Oil in Franklin Park – for many years, but retired from Federal Express as a Customer service Representative. She loved her family and helping out with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Varga was pre-deceased by her husband, Julius, in 1985. She was also pre-deceased by her brother, Andrew Juhasz.

She is survived by her children, Julius “Dusty” Varga and his wife Elizabeth of Cranford, Gregory Varga and his wife Frances of Middlebush, Andrea “Andi” Heideman and her husband Wayne of Allentown, and Audrey Nelson and her husband James of Franklin Park; her siblings, Agnes Cookson of Virginia, and William Juhasz and his wife Gertrude of South Brunswick and seven grandchildren, Wayne Julius, Andrea, Alyssa, Thomas, Alexis, Damian and Grace.

Services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton St.,  followed by a 10 a.m. funeral mass at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Henderson Road in Kendall Park. Committal services will follow at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick.

Friends and family may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the funeral home.


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