Mary Ann Sparano

Mary Ann Sparano, 71, of Holmdel, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 1, 2018 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Middletown for 35 years before moving to Holmdel 6 years ago. Mary Ann was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, friend, and grandmother. She especially cherished the time she spent with her six grandchildren.


Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Emil Sparano, three daughters and sons-in-law, Gina and Paul Dorozynski, Stephanie and Michael Cron, and Emily and David Sologuren; grandsons, Vincent and Robert Dorozynski; granddaughters, Abigail and Jillian Cron, and Liliana and Annabelle Sologuren; and brother, Fred Tagliarini.


Mrs. Sparano was preceded in death by her parents, Santo and Eva Tagliarini.


Mary Ann wanted to publicly acknowledge the loving care she received from her doctors and their supportive staff including Drs. Tatyana Ponti, Kenneth Laughinghouse, Ernest Savransky, Shaddy Younan, and Richard Mercurio, as well as, the nurses and staff at Riverview Medical Center.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:15 am at St. Leo The Great RC Church, Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Mausoleum, Holmdel.


In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Mary Ann's name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at


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