Maria Ann Baar
Maria Ann Baar

April 19, 1936 - October 22, 2019
Born in Ashley, PA
Resided in McKinney, TX
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Maria Ann Baar passed away on October 22, 2019 at the age of 83 in McKinney, Texas where she was surrounded by family.

Maria was born to Raymond and Angela (Mazzaccaro) Martinez on April 19, 1936 in Ashley, Pennsylvania. She lived her early childhood in Old Forge, Pennsylvania before her family relocated to Newark, New Jersey. After high school graduation, she worked at RCA where she met and married Louis Baar, and they raised their three daughters in Clark, New Jersey. She was dedicated to raising her children for many years before she went back to work at American Insurance Association and eventually moving to L’Oreal as an Executive Assistant where she worked until retirement. Living independently for many years in Edison and Lakewood, New Jersey, she eventually moved to McKinney, Texas and situated near two of her three daughters.

Maria was active for many years at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church where she had lifelong friends, sang in the church choir, taught CCD and published the church bulletin. Music brought her great joy and solace, and she had a beautiful singing voice. This saying was posted on her refrigerator:
Dear Music, thank you for always being there for me.

Maria is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Alex Cena, Susan and Michael Haney and Kathleen and Andrew D’Auria and grandchildren, Matthew Cena, Stephen Cena, Jillian D’Auria and Michael D’Auria. She especially loved and cherished her grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation on Monday, October 28th during the hours of 4 - 8pm at Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home.

The Funeral will begin on Tuesday, October 29th at 8:45 am, thence to St. Agnes Church, Clark where a Funeral mass will be offered at 9:45 am. Burial ceremony will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clark.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her favorite charity St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 (




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Monday, October 28, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Agnes RC Church
332 Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
9:45 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10:45 AM


St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959


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Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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