Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Mary T. Previte , New Jersey assemblywoman from Camden County who recently passed away.
Mary T. Previte, who served four terms as an assemblywoman from Camden County, died on November 16. She was 87.
Previte had been hit by a car earlier this month.
As a nine-year-old child, Previte spent more than three years in a Japanese concentration camp. She was separated from her parents, who had been serving as missionaries in Shandong, China when World War II broke out.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media by
Sad news: Mary T. Previte, a former Camden County assemblywoman, has died.https://t.co/Bv7Y6UwkqI
— David Wildstein (@wildstein) November 18, 2019
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Assemblywoman Mary Previte’s resilience and advocacy on behalf of women and children were an inspiration to all those who knew her. The NJ Assembly extends our condolences to her family and recognizes her decades of dedicated service to the people of New Jersey. pic.twitter.com/C4Il4Bh9LN
— Speaker Craig Coughlin (@SpeakerCoughlin) November 18, 2019
.@pamlampitt1 Statement on Passing of Late Assemblywoman Mary Previte: “Mary was a true servant of the people and her legacy will continue to live on.”https://t.co/ljMuCYO70z pic.twitter.com/uyam69pEZb
— NJAssemblyDemocrats (@njassemblydems) November 18, 2019
Assemblywoman Mary Previte experienced the worst of human behavior as a prisoner in a WWII concentration camp, but survived and rose to do so much good. Tammy and I send our condolences to her family and friends.https://t.co/ZHyy4N7LHO
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) November 18, 2019
Wow! @HaddonfieldHS neighbor, author, former @njassemblydems assemblywoman and survivor of the Weihsien Concentration Camp Mary Previte came to speak to @HaddonSchools students today in our CP 10 classes. A tremendous honor to hear her story. Article coming soon! @bdawgbulletin pic.twitter.com/NRZ7jdjgmg
— Jessica Fingerman (@jessicafing) October 31, 2019