Mary Silengo's family highlights mental illness and breast cancer awareness in Mary Silengo's obituary 

MIDDLETOWN, NJ - It's a sad day Middletown as officials confirm that Mary Silengo passed away. She was found in the waters of Shadow Lake on Thursday. A marine unit was called on Thursday morning to Shadow Lake in Middletown, to investigate a body floating in the reservoir. The body was suspected to be then missing woman Mary Silengo, age 62. She was missing from the area since September 22. There had been a search for Silengo, who disappeared without taking her cell phone or medication she needs to take regularly. Her family and the community had been searching and hoping to find Silengo and bring her safely home.  

A bevy of resources sprang into action to try to do their best to locate Silengo, including divers, drones, a helicopter and tracking dogs. Sadly, according to police, a couple of fishermen "observed a body floating near the water's edge on the south side of the lake."

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Officials confirmed that they had found Mary Silengo.

Mary Marshall Silengo was deeply loved by her family as evidenced in her obituary:

Middletown - Mary (Babo) Marshall Silengo, 62, daughter of Barbara C. Marshall and the late John R. Marshall, passed away on October 1st after her lifelong struggle with mental illness. Mary is survived by her brother John R. Marshall Jr. (Carol Roberts) of Farmingdale, NJ, sister Ann M. Ureneck (Bill) of Red Bank, NJ, sister Dorothy M. Bowser (Rick) of Seneca, SC, niece Devon A. Bowser (Mitchell Fullerton) of Queens, NY, and nephew John A. Bowser (Grace) of Greenville, SC. Mary also leaves behind a longtime boyfriend, Carl Gauerke of Red Bank, NJ. Mary spent her life surrounded by the company of her loving and supportive family and will be dearly missed by them all. The family has chosen to have a private memorial for Mary. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Mary's honor to Breast Cancer Alliance, 48 Maple Avenue, Greenwich CT 06830 or online www.breastcanceralliance.org. Mary was a recent breast cancer survivor.

Arrangements are under the direction of John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.