Wharton: Maryann Jennings (Ryan) passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at St. Clare’s Hospital, Dover Hospice. She was 78 years old.
Maryann was born on February 15, 1943 at Dover General Hospital. She grew up in Wharton and attended St. Mary’s School and Morris Hills High School.
She worked at Picatinny Arsenal for many years and retired in 1990. After retiring, she moved to Florida where she lived for 29 years before returning to Wharton in August 2019.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Jennings, in 2017, sister Rita Boyle and brother Raymond Ryan.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Smartt and her boyfriend, Kenneth Brand, of Franklin, and her son, Thomas Smartt, of Clinton, granddaughters Emily Taylor and her husband, Justin and Lauren Van Hook. She is also survived by her sister, Kathleen MacGirr and her husband, Gordon, of Jamison, PA and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will be held 5-8pm on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton. A Funeral Service will be held at 7:30pm. A memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate Maryann’s life.
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