Marie Elena Stesner, wife of Deacon Patrick Stesner, died Feb. 10 at age 74.

Funeral services will begin Feb. 15 with a viewing from 1 to3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carmona-Bolen Home for Funerals, 412 Main St., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River.

Born in 1948, in Browns Mills to Harold and Mary Foley, Mrs. Stesner was raised in a military family and lived in Hawaii and Alabama before arriving to New Jersey and settled in Jersey City. Following her marriage, she then lived in Bayonne and then moved to Bayville in 1976.

Mrs. Stesner is a graduate of Ocean County College and she worked as a registered nurse in Community Medical Center, Toms River, and TallWoods Care Center, Bayville, for 40 years.

In addition to Deacon Stesner, to whom she had been married for 55 years, Mrs. Stesner is survived by two daughters, Tracey Stesner and Cheryl (James) McNally, and a son, Patrick, Jr. (Danyelle), and four grandchildren.