It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marie "Mimi" Brummer, a cherished wife, mother, sister, aunt, loving grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend. Mimi, born and raised in Paterson, NJ, was surrounded by the love of her older brother Roger and sister Yvette during her formative years.
On September 7, 1957, Mimi embarked on a beautiful journey with her beloved husband, Herman F. Brummer Jr. Together, they built a life filled with love and joy. Their family expanded with the birth of their son Glenn in 1958 and daughter Debbie in 1960, who, though departed, remains forever in their hearts.
The Brummer family resided in Upper Saddle River, NJ, where Mimi dedicated herself to creating a warm and welcoming home. In 1979, they relocated to Mahwah, NJ, continuing to nurture their family bonds. Mimi's love extended beyond her immediate family, as she cherished the close relationships with her brother, sister, and their families.
Known for her generous spirit, Mimi delighted in hosting gatherings at her home, creating lasting memories with extended family and friends. Family vacations on Long Beach Island were a special tradition, providing moments of joy and relaxation.
Mimi's passion for life was evident in her love for shopping, long phone calls with family members, and the thrill of driving her orange Corvette. Mimi was loved for being able to strike up and hold a warm conversation with anyone and was a joy to be around. In her earlier years, Mimi enjoyed being a Cheerleader in High School and as a devoted member of the Catholic Church, Mimi shared her faith by teaching Catechism Classes to elementary-age children.
Mimi was preceded in death by her parents, Yves and Marie, her beloved husband Herman, her sister Yvette, and her daughter Debbie. She is survived by her brother Roger, son Glenn (Lisa), and son-in-law Dr. John Pogoda.
Her legacy lives on through her five grandchildren: Jessica Pogoda , Matthew Pogoda (Julie Rouisse), Taryn (Matt Cifichiello), Kurt Pogoda (Lexy Madkour), and Haley Pogoda. Additionally, she leaves behind eight great-grandchildren, three nieces, three nephews, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
In her final years at Bright Side Manor, Mimi continued to radiate joy, dancing in the halls and sharing heartfelt stories with friends. The family expresses deep gratitude to the staff at Bright Side Manor for their loving and gentle care.
Friends and relatives are invited to, Raritan Bay Funeral Service, 241 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy, NJ 08879 on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a celebration of Mimi's life. From 10:30 to 11:00 AM a service will be held with burial immediately to follow at the Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy, NJ. (Please note that the name of the funeral home has recently changed to Aftercare Cremation Service. If you see this sign outside, you are at the correct building).
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests considering a donation in Mimi's name to Bright Side Manor at 300 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ. Let us remember Mimi for the love she shared, the joy she brought, and the indelible mark she leaves on our hearts.