Marion T. Conway, 76

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Marion T. Conway died on Thursday, February 29, 2024 under the care of Journey Hospice in Crane’s Mill. She was 75 years old.

Visiting will be in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Gould Street, Verona on Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m., with a reception of friends after. The Service on Saturday will also be livestreamed via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85153379293
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Via telephone: (646) 876-9923
Meeting ID: 851 5337 9293

With either the Zoom link or the telephone link please check with Holy Spirit Church, Prout Funeral Home or the family if you need the passcode.

Born and raised in Newark, Marion graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in Newark in 1966, received her Bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the Newark College of Engineering (NJIT) in 1970 and her Masters degree in chemical engineering from NCE in 1973.

She started her career in engineering at NJ Bell in 1971 and retired after 30 years at director level in engineering and strategic planning at Verizon in New York City.

Marion was managing editor of the Literary Magazine while at NCE, served as the outreach chair of St. John Episcopal Church in Montclair and was a long-time volunteer at the North Porch Women & Infants’ Center in Newark. She was a major supporter of the summer program in financial literacy offered to high school students at NJIT. In 2019 she received the Edward F. Weston Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Marion and Hugh met early in her first year of college and married upon her graduation in 1970. They lived in Cedar Grove for several years before moving to Verona in 1984.

She is preceeded in death by her parents Francis X. Toohey and Gloria G. Toohey.

Marion is survived by her loving husband, Hugh T. Conway; her children, Frances Schroeder (Joshua) and Hugh W. Conway (Isabel); her grandchildren, Zachary Schroeder, Justin Conway, Juliet Conway and by her brother, Leonard Toohey.

In lieu of flowers, donations to North Porch Women and Infants’ Center would be appreciated.

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