Mary Rose Weiland, 86


Skillman, NJ – Mary Rose Weiland died peacefully on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, after a long illness. She was 86 years old.

Mary Rose was born in New Haven, CT. on May 23, 1935 to Dr. Paul and Mrs. Esther McAlenney. Mary Rose was an accomplished scholar at Wellesley College and at Yale University where she earned a Masters degree in 1957. She taught school for several years, both before her marriage in 1960 and after. When she was blessed with children she devoted her life to them and their achievements are testimony to her effectiveness as a loving mother. She was unswerving in her dedication to them and her ready smile when they came to visit was always evidence that they were her most treasured accomplishment. Mary Rose’s intellectual curiosity was unlimited. When she and her husband moved to New Jersey in 1994 she reveled in auditing undergraduate courses at Princeton University. She was an avid reader and even studied the Chinese and Japanese banking systems because, in her words, “I knew nothing about them.”

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Peter Weiland, three sons and their spouses, Peter and Shannon, Paul and Marcy and Stanley and Heather, seven grandchildren, Liam, Maddy, Kate, Abby, Eva, Teddy and Hunter, her sister, Katherine Lazo and her husband Ted and and their children and grandchildren.

All who knew Mary Rose respected her and she will be sorely missed.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Hillsborough Funeral Home, Hillsborough, NJ.