FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Longtime Fair Lawn resident Esther A. (McGowan) Mackrell died on Saturday, May 21. She was 86.
A resident of Fair Lawn since 1968, Mackrell was a parishioner of St. Anne's Church, in Fair Lawn. Before she retired, she was a Teletype operator with Solomon Brothers and Reuters. She "will be remembered for her devotion to family and friends, whom she always put before herself," information from the funeral home noted.
Mackrell is survived by her children, Esther Crawford and her husband Anthony, Tommy Mackrell and his wife Eileen, Patrick Mackrell and his wife Briege, Matthew Mackrell and his wife Angela, and Edmund Mackrell; and grandchildren Briege, Ciara, Patti, Roisin, Thomas and Angela.
She was predeceased by her husband, Tom Mackrell, and her brothers, John, Bill, Alec and Tom McGowan.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Rd., in Fair Lawn. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Anne's Church, 15-05 St. Anne's St., in Fair Lawn. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, in Valhalla, New York.