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Wednesday, June 19, 2024




LAYTON, MARYANN T. Maryann Theresa Layton passed away in the comforting embrace of family on May 18, 2024. Born in Roxborough-Manayunk, PA on September 6, 1937, Maryann's journey through life was characterized by her kindness, loving nature, and the joy she found in the company of family and friends. In her 86 years, Maryann touched countless lives with her friendliness and compassion. Shortly after moving from Wildwood, she settled in Villas, NJ, and called it home for over six decades. Her career began at Murphy's Mart in Wildwood during the 1960s, where she formed many enduring friendships. Subsequently, she took on the role of a customer service representative at Acme in North Cape May, where she continued to warm the hearts of those she served with her amicable and helping nature. She also managed the Galaxy and Monte Carlo motels, where her adeptness in hospitality was evident, and was a member of St. Raymond's Church. Away from work, Maryann, best known as MOM MOM, greatest pleasure came from spending quality time with her cherished grand-children and great-grand-children. She enjoyed watching Lifetime movies, snacks and sweets, shopping at Boscov's and Macy's, the beach and sunsets, and traveling; some of her favorite destinations included Lancaster, Hawaii, Florida, and the Virgin Islands. Daily conversations on the phone with loved ones and dining with friends and family were also some of her simple joys. Maryann is survived by a loving family: daughters Debbie Layton-Kelleher (John), Sherry Layton (Nick), and Maryann Layton-Stankiewicz; her adoring brother, Frank Schmidt, and loving sister, Laura Kelly; grandchildren Tommy (Alice), Matt (Jill), Michael, Carlie, Robert, Steven (Jessica), Brian, Nicole (Andrew), Kirstie (Justin), Nick and Sean; great-grandchildren Cameron, Sawyer, Meena, Trevor, Thorsten, Brantley, Danika, Lane, Brody, Bryce and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her grandson Justin and siblings Joannie, Barbara, Stella, and John. She was also predeceased by her mother Rose Lare and father John Lare. Maryann Layton's legacy is one of love, service, and friendship. Her memory will continue to be a beacon of light to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her spirit, forever imprinted on the hearts of her family and friends, ensures that her warmth and kindness will never be forgotten. She was an inspiration to all who knew her; her friends became family. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, NJ, where visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692. Condolences at

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