Mary Anne Biernbaum

Mary Anne Biernbaum

Tuesday, April 4th, 1933 Thursday, August 8th, 2019

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Obituary for Mary Anne Biernbaum

Biernbaum, Mary Anne-86, of Egg Harbor Township, peacefully arrived home on August 8, 2019. Angels celebrated her return as she was welcomed by loved ones, including her soul mate and partner, John M. Biernbaum (Jack). She will be missed by many whose lives she touched. Knowing she is home with God, surrounded by peace and joy, comforts us.

Mary Anne was born and raised in Elkins, West Virginia. She grew to be a strong, loving women, wife, mother and friend to many. Mary Anne spend most of her life as a caregiver. As the oldest of five children, she raised her siblings while her mother, Anne Dropplemas, was traveling the mountains of West Virginia as a Social Worker. She met and married Jack while both were students at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. Mary Anne and Jack lovingly raised six children to be strong, independent, successful adults. Mary Anne’s love for gardening quilting and incredible cooking created a warm, comfortable home for family and friends.

Mary Anne was very active with St. Bernadette’s and St. Katherine Drexel Roman Catholic Churches. She taught religious education classes for many years. Mary Anne’s faith was shared with so many as she volunteered with the bereavement teams supporting Church members, hospice services and Contact Atlantic, a 24-hour emergency hotline.

Mary Anne was predeceased in death by the love of her life, Jack; her parents Andrew and Anne Droppleman; her sisters Sue Wagner and Clara White. She leaves behind to carry on her legacy of faith, love and family, her six children, Joanne Waters of Front Royal, VI, Mimi Biernbaum of Mays Landing, NJ John A. Biernbaum (Patti) of Haslett, MI, Elizabeth UTH (Mark) of Vincentown, NJ Robert Biernbaum of Egg Harbor Township, NJ and Dorothy Biernbaum Stefano of Jacksonville, FL, 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Mary Anne is also survived by her sister, Peggy Paparella (Vince) and brother, David Droppleman.

The family would like to thank all who visited and cared for Mary Anne, especially members of St. Katherine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, Ascend Hospice and Somers Place Assisted Living Community.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 4th, at 11:00am at St. Katherine Drexel Roman Catholic Church, 6075 W Jersey Avenue., Egg Harbor Township. Visitation prior to the Mass from 10:00 to 10:45am at the church. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Katherine Drexel Roman Catholic Church or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, 1650 New Road, Northfield, NJ. To share your fondest memory of Mary Anne, please visit

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saint Katharine Drexel Parish
    6075 West Jersey Avenue
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    Friday, October 4th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 |
    Saint Katharine Drexel Parish
    6075 West Jersey Avenue
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    Friday, October 4th, 2019
  • Interment

    Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery
    109 State Blvd 50
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Bonnie Scott

I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Biernbaum & her husband because many times they would wait for their grandchildren to get off the school bus in the afternoon. The Biernbaum family were the most loving, caring family. May Mrs. Biernbaum Rest In Peace. Sending prayers out to her loving family.
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Terry Perkins

Mary Anne would not remember me, but I always remembered her. I attended one of her grief counseling classes 15 years ago after a tremendous loss in my life. She was comforting and informative and I never forgot her encouragement and love for everyone. Her support instilled in me the inspiration to share it with others in need. It appears her life was filled with peace and love. To her family,. please accept my condolences and I am certain there would be many, many others with the same response as mine.
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