79, passed away surrounded by her family on January 15, 2016. MaryAnn was born in Jersey City and was a lifelong resident until moving to Bayonne in 1995. A wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was also a retired teacher’s aide for The Play and Learn Nursery School in Jersey City for many years and a former long time communicant of St. Aedan’s Church. MaryAnn was predeceased by her husband, William Robert Kruse. She is survived by her children, Laurie Kruse, Robert (Bobby) Kruse and Cheryl, Donna Ambos and Chip, Debra Webster and David, Jeanie Fazio and Angelo, MaryAnn LaGrassa and Carl, Diane Veltre and Federico, John Kruse (JCFD) and Kim Kruse-Joy; grandchildren, Brielle, Robert, Erica, Brian, Jacquelyn, Zachary, Alexis, Carly, Carl, Cade, Justin, Federico, Lauren, John, Christopher, Natalie, Julia and Sean; great grandchildren, Sabriyah, Kaylie, Layla, Sadaiah, Ariyannie and Wisdom; and father-in-law, Henry (Henny) Frey. In lieu of flowers, donations in MaryAnn’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements by McLAUGHLIN Funeral Home, 625 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City.