Mary Jane Nightlinger of Edgewater, Florida, lovingly known to all as “Janie,” at the age of 89 was called home to Heaven and into the arms of her husband on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 4:31 PM. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at her bedside, at home.
She is survived by her daughters Carol Kilkenny and Julie (Joseph) Rocco and her dog Princess,
Janie was preceded to Heaven by her husband Jack, her middle daughter Gayle McAden, and her sister Helen McIntosh.
She also leaves behind a legacy in the form of 8 grandchildren: Marnie Brown; Erin Brown (Eric) Sloan; Barrett Brown; Ryan McAden; Eric McAden; Kristen McAden (Paul) Fields; Stephanie Fisher; Keri Fisher (Brian) Mulvan; 11 great grandchildren; a great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Janie was born December 20, 1928, in Vineland, NJ, of the late Augustus and Myrtle (Davis) Badaracca. She was a Vineland High School Cheerleader, as well as a igh School Cheerleader, as well as a member of the Vineland Jayceettes. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in both Vineland, NJ and New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Early in life she had owned The Candle Cupboard store, and later became proprietor of J&T Seafood of Vineland, NJ, and Minotola Bank before retiring and moving to Florida with her husband. To this day the family still tells stories of the fun they all had working with her in that fish market. She was a proud Italian who celebrated her heritage with fine Italian recipes that she passed down to her children, as her mother had passed them down to her. She was an amazing invisible re-weaver and seamstress. She loved family gatherings of all types, and enjoyed having such a large family around at every holiday celebration. Her family was her pride and joy, and she will be dearly missed by them.
Janie did not wish to have a memorial service, but a Mass will be scheduled so that family and friends can join together to mourn her passing and celebrate her life.