Elizabeth Maurer

Obituary of Elizabeth M. Maurer

Elizabeth M. (Betty Bonanni) Maurer, of Montville, NJ, peacefully passed away at home on September 19, 2019.  She was 82.


Born in Morristown, NJ to Louis and Mary (Marhefka) Bonanni, Betty grew up in Boonton, NJ.  She married John Maurer (from Czechoslovakia), and they raised their family in Boonton Township.  About five years after John’s passing in 1995, she moved to Montville.


After high school, Betty worked as a secretary at the Yanowski law firm in Boonton.  After raising her children, she worked for many years with Shoner & Company, also in Boonton, until she retired. 


Spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren, were her favorite moments in life.  She had an infectious smile and laugh.  She was kind, generous, smart, strong, independent, and fun-loving.  She was also very talented and creative at landscaping, gardening, interior decorating, cooking, and many different arts and crafts.  Everyone loved Betty, and she will be forever missed.


She was predeceased by her husband, John, her son, Ronald of PA, and her niece, Stephanie Gonda of CT. 


Surviving are her daughter, Christine Odabashian and her husband, Barry, and their daughters, Rachel and Sarah Odabashian of CT; daughter-in-law Wendy Baer and her children Ian & Lauren Maurer of PA; a cousin, Joseph Barlak of Boonton;  a nephew, David Bonanni of VA; and nieces, Michelle Mayhood and Lynann Galuska of NJ, and Judy Bonanni-DeSaye of NY.


Services were private in care of the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home of Boonton.  Please visit codeymackeyfh.com to share a condolence or memory.


For decades, Betty’s greatest hope was for the discovery of an effective treatment or cure for ALS.  The family would like to help fulfill her wish for the next generation by kindly asking that memorial donations be sent to:  ALS Therapy Development Institute, 300 Technology Square, Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02139 (www.als.net/donate/).

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