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Maria Flesta

July 27, 1950 – May 23, 2022

Maria Flesta
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"Maria, You were the best mother in law, Nanny and friend. I will always remember chatting on the phone for hours about TV and shopping...."
— Stacey Kavanagh
"Mom, you have been my rock, confidant and best friend my whole life and now I don’t have that anymore. But know your strength, wisdom..."
— Shawn Kavanagh

Obituary for Maria Flesta

If you asked a hundred people who Maria Laporta Flesta was, you would get a hundred different responses. A Mother. A Wife. A Friend. A Grandmother. A QVC fan. But to Maria and her loved ones, her biggest role was that of a family woman, Mother, and much-adored Nanny.

Born in Jersey City, NJ on July 27, 1950, Maria raised her family to be strong people, both children who have careers in serving the community. Throughout her life, Maria loved spending time with her grandchildren, reading books, going to the clubhouse pool and playing pickleball or at least watching. She spent a large amount of time running a local deli in Jersey City and being a daily spot for many friends to visit and socialize.

Maria was always there to help her friends and family with household projects, looking after her grandchildren so their parents could relax, or anything else people needed her for. Maria is survived by her husband, John Flesta, son Shawn Kavanagh & wife Stacey, daughter Lisa Kavanagh Agnew & husband Edward, nephew Anthony Laporta and wife Elizabeth, brother Domenick Laporta and her loving grandchildren Kathryn, David, Matthew, Anthony and Luke. Maria was a loving Mother, Wife Nanny and friend to everyone.

Visitation is private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Interment Information

Rosedale Cemetery
750 E Linden Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
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