Marija "Mara" Babich

Marija "Mara" Babich, 94, of Rutherford, died Monday, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018 in Elizabeth Manor Health Care and Rehabilitation, Elizabethtown.

She was a member of Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, Steelton and the daughter of the late Juro and Francika Babich and the widow of Tomo Babich. She is survived by two daughters, Katica Valentic of Rutherford and Marija Bertovic and her husband, Ivan of Bressler; one son, Djuro Babich of Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren, Vladimir Bertovic and his wife, Celina, Dominick Valentic, Valentina Bertovic Jelica and her husband, Martin, and Daniella Valentic Hrdalo and her husband, Robert; five great grandchildren, Phillip and Sophia Bertovic and Sebastian, Ilena and Fabian Jelica; one step great granddaughter, Maya Hrdalo; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 am in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 815 S. Second St., Steelton with Very Rev. David L. Danneker, her Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 9:30 am until 10:30 am in Wiedeman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 357 S. Second St., Steelton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Croatian Mission Center, 239 Anderson Ave., Fairview, NJ 07022.