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Obituary for Monica Lang (Kelly)

Monica Lang nee: Kelly died April 9, 2019 at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains, NJ. She was 94.
Monica was born in Newark, NJ, on May 31, 1924, to the late Bridget (Connolly) and Michael Kelly. She was a proud graduate of St. Vincent Academy in Newark, NJ. She went on to work for both the Archdiocese of Newark and the County of Essex as an administrator.
Monica then married Walter W. Lang and resided in Livingston for over 60 years, devoting herself to her family as a homemaker. She was a devout Catholic and daily communicant at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Newark, then St. Philomena RC Church, Livingston, and often St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Stirling, NJ.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Walter W. Lang and their son, Walter L. Lang. She was also pre-deceased by nine siblings.
Monica is survived by her daughters, Bridget Lang and her husband Mark E. Ortolani, and Monica Lang Fernandes and her husband Raymond. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Timothy M. and Jane M. Ortolani, and Megan K. and Christopher R. Fernandes.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5 - 8 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home, 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:30 AM at St Philomena RC Church in Livingston, NJ. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery in Stirling, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to Seton Hall Prep, 120 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 or the Sisters of St. John the Baptist, 150 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. For more information and online condolences visit