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                                    Michael John Riley 

                         

                                       

Michael John Riley, 72, LCPL United States Marine Corp, passed away August 12, 2022, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ after a long illness with his loving family by his side.  Born in Neptune, NJ  to the late John and Mary Riley. He was a communicant of St Rose Church in Belmar, NJ all of his life.

 

Mike was in the US Marine Corp and was a Machine Gunner on the front line in the Vietnam War.  After his return home he worked  for Lakehurst Naval Air Station Lakehurst, NJ. 

 

Mike is predeceased by his wife Connie Russo Riley, and his youngest sister Sharon Cory.    He is survived by his first wife Diane Janides, Wall, NJ, his three sons, Michael, Jr., Wall, NJ, John (Catherine) Wall, NJ, and Steven (Elizabeth), Brick, NJ.  His grandchildren, MacKenzie, and Johnny.  His sisters' Carol (George) Newman, Spring Lake Hgts, NJ, Barbara (Will) Bloodgood, Land O Lakes, Fl, and his brother in law, Glen Cory, Sr, Neptune, NJ.  His stepchildren; Denise Neri, Robert Russo and Richard Russo, and their children.  Also numerous nephews, nieces, and many cousins. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye.

 

Mike lived at the Shark River, Belmar, NJ all of his life.  He loved boating, fishing, snorkeling and hunting.  He loved his trips to St Thomas, Virgin Islands, enjoying the water there too. He had a heart of gold.  He would give you the shirt off his back and was a generous soul, much like his Dad, “Jack”.

 

Funeral Services will be held at William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, North Hanover Twp, Province Line Rd. on  August 19, 2022 at 10:30 AM.  

 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Mikes name may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America, at WWW.VVA.ORG, or VVA Chapter 12, PO BOX 276, Allenhurst, NJ, 07711, and would be greatly appreciated.

Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Rosemary Brooks, of Neptune City, passed away August 4, 2022 at home with her loving husband by her side. She was 75 years old. Surviving is her husband Peter Brooks, her son Paul Brooks, and sister-in-law Barbara.

 

A Memorial will be held Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 7pm-9pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.

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Lewis F. Campanile, of Neptune City, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old.

Lewis proudly served in the U.S Army during the Korean War. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park, he was a member of American Legion Post 346, Neptune, Knights of Columbus, Italian American Club, and Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune.

Lewis was predeceased by his parents Domenic and Ida Campanile. Surviving is his loving wife of 66 years Margaret Campanile of Neptune City, sons Domenic Campanile and wife Bina of Charlotte, NC, Vincent Campanile of Wall Twp., Lewis Campanile and wife Saveria of Denville, NJ. His sister Marie DeMaio of Neptune City. His loving grandchildren Vincent, Samuel, Sebastian, Louis, Elisabeth, Joseph and Cecilia, as well as many loved nieces and nephews.

 A 11am Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park. Interment immediately following mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School.

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On July 24, 2022, Devon Watson of Ocean Grove was suddenly taken from this earthly place, to live forever in a heavenly place.

Devon was born April 10, 2002, attended Neptune MS, Neptune HS and Manasquan HS. Devon was a loving stay at home mom.

Surviving is her loving son Traiden, parents Jim and Melody Watson, of Ocean Grove, her three sisters Jenn and her husband Dan of Neptune, Nikki of Brick, and Erin of Jackson, as well as nieces and nephews she adored.

 

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 4pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10:30am service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to Jersey Shore Dream Center in memory of Devon.

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William B. Tilton (Billy) passed away Tuesday, July 19 ,2022. He was 47 years old.

Billy, was born in Ft. Monmouth, NJ and was a lifelong resident of Belmar where he was a local painter.

He was preceded in death by his nephew Gary Tilton.

Surviving are his mother Linda Ivins Tilton, father and stepmother Ellis (Howard) Tilton and Gail, sisters Tina Apicelli and husband Joe, Keila Maccanico and husband Greg, 3 nieces Brianne Troiano, Kaitlyn Apicelli, Giavana Giglio, 2 great nieces, I great nephew, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 5pm-8pm. Interment will be private.

Elwood Raymond Eccles, aka Al of Neptune, New Jersey passed away at his home on July 14, 2022. 

 

A life long resident of the Jersey Shore with the exception of his service in the Unites States Marine Corps.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents Romaldo and Mildred Eccles, and his son Edward Eccles. 

 

He leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Karen Eccles of Neptune, NJ. Sons Steven Eccles of Neptune, NJ and Michael Eccles of Fort Wayne, IN. His daughters Paula Wilson of Parker, AZ, Debbie Ruggieri

of Brick, NJ and LeeAnn Failla of Howell, NJ, many grandchildren, along with great grandchildren.

 

Dad's favorite times were fishing out on the Captain Cal II Boat, cooking and spending time with his family.

His trust and faith in Jesus carried him through his last days here on earth.

 

Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home is handling all the arrangements. Please go to www.ftl-funealhome.com for additional information. 

 

In lieu of flowers, please send all correspondence to Paula Wilson at the following:

1516 S. Reata Avenue House B

Parker, Az 85344

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Our dear mother and wife, Dana L. Cortes, sadly passed away on June 21st, 2022 at the age of 43. She was a wonderful mother who fought fiercely for her children. She was a loved wife, daughter and sister. She worked in the community of Asbury Park and helped so many people through her advocacy work in helping domestic violence survivors. She had many friends and was so loved in the community.

 She was predeceased by her father, Bartolo Cortes, and is survived by her children Ariadne Cortez, Alexander Cortez, Brittany Cortez, and Arturo Cortez, her husband Julio C. Hernandez, her mother Maria C. Urbano, her siblings Alma Cortes Gutierrez and Enrique Cortes, and her nephews and nieces. She was a bright light and will be missed.

Visitation will be held June 27, 2022 from 4pm-8pm at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1201 Asbury Ave, Asbury Park, NJ.

 

A 12:30pm Mass of Christian Burial will be held June 28, 2022 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. Arrangements are under the direction of Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home.

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James Albert Stelluto of Spring Lake Heights passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 16. A lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, James was born in 1928 in Asbury Park to Anthony Dominic and Concetta (Pappa) Stelluto. James "Feet" graduated from Asbury Park High School where he excelled in mathematics and met the love of his life and the woman destined to become his wife of 70 years, Phyllis DeAngelis.  He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia and majored in engineering. He was an employee of the Asbury Park Post Office for 35 years where he retired as assistant postmaster. He also worked as a custom tailor at both his father's tailor shop, Dominic's, and The Fair in Ocean.

 

        James spent a lifetime taking care of those he loved. A talented chocolatier and baker, he enjoyed making many varieties of chocolate candy and desserts for his family and friends. James also enjoyed the beach, music – especially Italian opera and the "big bands," photography, and cheering for his favorite team, the Yankees. His greatest joy in life, however, was spending time with his family. James will always be remembered for his creativity, kind heart, generosity, and deep devotion to his family. 

 

        James was predeceased by his loving wife Phyllis; parents Anthony and Concetta; sisters Mary Brunetti and Lucille Bruno. He is survived by his daughter Donna of Spring Lake Heights; son Anthony and wife Karen of Las Vegas; granddaughter Jennifer of Manasquan; brother Anthony of Ocean; sister-in-law Lorraine DeAngelis; and many nieces and nephews.

 

        A viewing will be held at Francioni Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune City on Thursday, June 23, from 4:00 to 8:00. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Friday, June 24, at 11:00. Interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Barbara Barnes Brikowski 59, of Jackson, passed away the morning of June 10, 2022. 

Barbara is survived by her sons Anthony Zimerla Jr., Jamie Barnes II, daughter Kasie Beerman, son in law Thomas Beerman,  Grandchildren, Bradley, Jamison, and Daisie Beerman, Her brothers Vernon, Barry and Frank Brikowski, and her sister Deborah Brikowski. Predeceased by her mother Joan Cook Brikowski and her father Vernon Brikowski.

 

Although Barbara had many jobs throughout her life working as a dialysis technician was the one she was most proud of. 

 

Barbara was a free spirit she loved motorcycles gardening, cooking for her family, and doing arts & crafts with her grandchildren.  

Services will be held at Francioni Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home on Friday June 17, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm

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Carlyse Gladys Collier, 95, of Neptune City passed away at Jersey Shore Medical Center on Sunday May 22. She was born in Elizabeth NJ, the youngest of four girls.  She graduated from Wequoick High School and met her husband William Jack Collier at the age of 19 at a VFW dance in 1946 while he was serving in the US Navy.  He became the love of her life, marring in January 1947 and they went on to raise three children.  They lived in Neptune City for 71 years.

 

Carlyse was always so welcoming who spread love and kindness wherever she went.  Her employment included work at Jersey Central Power and Light Co; the family business which was the Allenhurst Car Wash, and her career concluded with a secretarial position at the Avionics Research and Development Activity, Fort Monmouth.  Carlyse was also lovingly involved in the Neptune City community.  She served as a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Girl Scout Leader and for 25 years was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Neptune City Fire Department.

 

She will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind, gentle and compassionate person.  She was a role model of the caring nature that the world desperately needs more of today.  Carlyse was predeceased by her beloved husband Jack in September 2009, her parents James Taylor, and Lillian Welch Taylor, sisters Frances Robinson, Virginia Flynn, and Margaret Taylor, her granddaughter Emily Collier. She is survived and missed more than words can say by her children Ron and Virginia Collier, Cathleen and John Heyn, and Garry and Janet Collier; her grandchildren Jeff and Christa Collier, Greg Collier, Kelly Heyn and Ryan Fregon, Kate and Brian Boeckel, Erin Collier and Michael Pietropollo, and David Collier, and her great-grandson Brody Boeckel.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 26th from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, and Funeral services will be Friday, May 27th at 10am, both at the Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753.  Memorial donations may be made to: Neptune City Ladies Fire Auxiliary, C/O Neptune City Fire Dept. P.O. Box 2002, Neptune City, NJ 07753.

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Linda Thornley, 65 of Whiting, NJ left us suddenly on May 18,2022. Linda enjoyed gardening and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by her mother Lorraine Parker, husband William Thornley, sons Michael Carter and Robert Carter (Kristin) and grandchildren Lucas and Kailyn, siblings Robert Wagner, Karen Wagner, Mary Azarian (Gary), Deborah Bachman (Ed), Ron Thornley (Liz), Carl Thornley, uncle and aunt Michael and Rose Betancourt, and many nephews, nieces and friends she considered family. Linda will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 4pm-8pm with a 7:30pm service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment is private.

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Russell B. Cole, life long resident of Ocean Grove, passed away May 16, 2022 at home. He was 74 years old.

He was a lifelong Teamster for Wakefern Food Corp.

Russell was predeceased by his former spouse Dixie (Cole) Masteller, and step-son Cortland Ender.

He is survived by his loving sister Susan Cole and husband Clifford, brother Kevin Cole and wife Fern, son Michael Cole and fiancée Samantha Lykes, and several nieces and nephews.

 

All services are private. Arrangements entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home.

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Anna K. Sciarappa also known as Mom, Nina, Snookie, and Annie, age 96, of Neptune City, NJ, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2022 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Monroe, NY on April 27, 1926 to Rosario Saitta and Angela Gulgiuza Saitta. Anna was a skilled bookkeeper employed at Imperial House, Fischer Cadillac, and Eatontown TV. She eventually moved to Bradley Beach in 1952 where she met the love of her life, Daniel. They married shortly thereafter making Bradley Beach their home where they happily raised their three daughters together with a house full of love, laughter, and family dinners. When her daughters were grown, Anna went back to bookkeeping at Belmar Fashion Corner, Freedman’s Bakery, Serano Oil, and The Asbury Youth Center. Beyond work, she enjoyed: sewing, knitting, reading, playing bingo, watching game shows/Hallmark, heart shaped sunglasses, Frank Sinatra, playing the slot machines in Atlantic City and going to the beach. Her passion was cooking the best meatballs ever and baking the most delicious desserts for all to enjoy. She would rather eat dessert than a meal anytime! Anna was truly a remarkable woman who was selfless, charitable, witty, humorous, and wise. She loved to laugh, sing, and play games with family, friends, and neighbors at 6th Ave. Apartments. Her heart was filled with the deep love she had for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren making her an incredible matriarch to the family, shaping generations to come. Loved and adored by everyone who knew her, her joyful spirit will live on through all of us as we share in the weight of this huge loss. Until we meet again, rest in peace.

Predeceased by her father Rosario Saitta, her mother Angela Gulgiuza Saitta, husband Daniel Sciarappa, along with her sister Amelia Jones, sister Mary and brother-in-law Thomas Flannery, and nephew Phillip Flannery. Anna is survived by her daughters Mary Ann Sciarappa, Nancy and Thomas (Chip) Shields, Joan and Rick Clink, niece Donna and her husband Andrew Cohen and their son Timothy, niece Kelly Flannery, and grandchildren Thomas and Alex Shields, Joshua and Maria Shields, Philip Shields and fiancé Kate Lonergan, Daniel Clink and fiancé Kristi Harrington and Rachel Clink, and great grandchildren Aiden Nunn and Shay Shields.

 

Anna was a communicant of the Catholic Church where she was a devout Catholic her entire life and dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Anna’s funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11am at the Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta (Ascension Church) on 501 Brinley Ave, Bradley Beach.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Anna’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Hospice.

Arrangements entrusted to Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 Tenth and Atkins Avenue Neptune NJ 07753

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John Magauran, 92, of Neptune City passed away peacefully on May 9th, 2022. Born June 11th 1929 to Thomas and Dorothy Magauran of Rochdale England. He was predeceased by is loving wife Catherine, his daughter Jane, and sister Margaret Mills. 

            He is survived by his sister Barbara, Niece Stephanie and her daughter Megan, Alison her husband David and her sons Jason and Ross.  His loving son John Paul, his wife Teresa and their children Sean and Catherine. His grandchildren Michael, Caity, her husband Sergio, Alyssa, Sara and his great Grandkids Alex and Annalise.  His Son in Law’s Michael Freeman and James Keleigh and his sister in law’s and brother in law’s.

John worked for the State of New Jersey for over 20 years. John was the head of the Liturgy and R.C.I.A lector of Ascension Church of Bradley Beach.  John was a long time Eucharistic Minister to nursing homes and homebound resident’s where he enjoyed writing reflections of readings and weekly bulletin inserts. John was the Head of St. Francis Society, he loved to serve on all fundraising committees and participated in all events associated with the parish of Bradley beach.

  Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, May 12th from 4-8pm at Francioni Taylor and Lopez Funeral home. The Family invites you to join them for Mass on Friday, May13th 2022, at 10:30am at Ascension Church, Bradley Beach, NJ In lieu of Flowers, Donations to be made to St. Francis Society at Asension Church. 501 Brinley Ave, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

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Ryan Randall Briehof passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022, after a courageous battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer.  He was 37.

 

Ryan leaves behind his wife of 12 years, Michelle, and two beautiful children – Ella Ryan, 10, and Zachary Ralph, 6. 

 

Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Biology in 2007 from Northeastern University, where his love story with Michelle began.  He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacological Sciences in 2011 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 

 

Ryan was an avid sports fan who cheered on his Yankees and Rangers until the very end.  He was a talented bowler who achieved his first perfect score of 300 at the age of 11 – becoming the third youngest person in the United State to do so at the time. To this day, a photograph of Ryan pitching for his high school baseball team is on display at a local restaurant near his hometown of Copake, New York.

 

Perhaps most importantly, Ryan was a loving family man who devoted his life to his wife and children.  Michelle became pregnant with Ella just as Ryan was scheduled for the first of many brain surgeries he would endure over the next 11 years, and it was his desire to see his children grow up that allowed him to face his diagnosis so bravely.

 

Ryan had a smile that could light up a room and a laugh that was utterly contagious.  He was a beloved friend to so many, was quick with a joke or a story, and could make even a stranger feel at home.  He lived a full and joyous life, and many did not know about his prognosis until his final days.  His kind, gentle spirit and wicked sense of humor lives on in his children.

 

In addition to Michelle, Ella, and Zachary, Ryan is survived by his grandmother, Nancy Briehof; his father and step-mother, William and Paula Briehof; his mother and step-father, Christine and Joseph Byrnes; and his siblings, Sean Briehof, Jordan Byrnes, and Tristan Byrnes.

 

A celebration of life will be held at the Watermark in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

 

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Glioblastoma Foundation at https://glioblastomafoundation.org/get-involved/donate. 

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John Falco, 69, of Asbury Park, passed away peacefully on Monday May 2nd surrounded by his family.

 

Born on December 7, 1952 at Monmouth Medical Center, he grew up in Asbury Park and raised his family in Interlaken.  He was a beloved husband, father, uncle and Nonno.

 

John worked in the food business for his entire life.  He was the owner of A & J Produce (Neptune City), Inc., Nonno’s Ristorante (Bradley Beach), Johnny’s Good Food & Games (Deal), the Deal Pharmacy Luncheonette, and the concession stand at the W. Stanley Conover Pavilion (Deal).

 

John was predeceased by his parents, Anthony “Duke” Falco and Elizabeth Brown and beloved pets Gino, Mikey and Nellie.  He is survived by his wife Marsha; three sons, Rudy (and Susan) Falco, Nick (and Ashley) Falco, and Michael (and Nicole) Falco; grandchildren Sophia and Michael; brother Joe; goddaughter Nicolina; many cousins and friends. 

 

The most important thing to John was his family.  He loved them, and they loved him.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM on Thursday, May 5th at Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 Tenth and Atkins Avenues, Neptune.  A funeral mass will be held 10:30 AM On Friday, May 6th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Asbury Park.  Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Neptune.

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Harry P Alikas, 94, of Deal, died Sunday at Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Mr. Alikas was born in Highland Park, graduated from Keyport High School and lived in Deal since 1955.

He began a restaurant career in his family’s business, the Keyport Diner, then joined his father-in-law at the Miramar Grill in Asbury Park’s Convention Hall where he appeared as a grille performance chef through 1976. Harry worked at Monmouth Park Race Track for more then 30 years before retiring.

Harry was an avid golfer, he played numerous Pro-Am celebrity events in CA, including the 1976 Los Angeles Open with Arnold Palmer.

Harry is predeceased by his beloved wife Anastasia (“Becky “). He is survived by his daughter, Diana Alikas of Deal.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 5pm-7pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 11am service will be held Friday, April 29,2022  at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Wayside. Interment will follow at St. George Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Neptune. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. 

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Otto A. (Jack) Kruger, 91, of Neptune City, passed away March 21, 2022. He was born in Willow Lake, South Dakota on December 21, 1930, and was a graduate of Plainview High School, Minnesota in 1949.
 
Otto was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and bravely fought in the Korean War. He was awarded for his honorable service with 2 Purple Hearts as well as other medals, badges and 2 Bronze Service Stars. In 1952, he completed his service stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey where he met and married Frances on September 21, 1952. They purchased their Neptune City home in 1953 where they resided for the rest of their lives.
 
Otto worked for 38 years at Consolidated Laundry in Bradley Beach and for 26 years as an upholsterer until he finally retired in 2016 at the age of 85. Otto was a member and usher of Atonement Lutheran Church in Asbury Park. He was also an Honorary Life Member of the Asbury Park – Wall Elks, Lodge 128 since 1973, was Exalted Ruler in 1979, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter NJ 28 since 1984, Past Commander of VFW Post 2226 in Oakhurst, and American Legion Post 346 in Neptune.
 
He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Elsie Kruger, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, son Jack (Jocko) Kruger and beloved wife of 66 years, Frances Kruger.  
 
Surviving are his daughter Patricia and husband John Sarian of Toms River; son James Kruger of New Orleans; grandchildren Richard Crocker of Neptune, Erica Royael of Toms River, Taylor Kruger of Manasquan, Jack Kruger Jr. of Neptune City, Ben Kruger, T.J. Kruger and Julia Kruger of Michigan; and his special great grandson David Garcia of Toms River as well as many nieces, nephews and other family members.
 
Otto was a diehard Vikings and Mets fan. He also loved to golf, read, watch Western movies, spend time in his garden and at the club where he had many friends.   
 
Interment will be private for family and close friends.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Otto Kruger to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Bob Johnson, 50, of Neptune, passed away Friday morning, March 11th, 2022. He lived and was raised in Bradley Beach, New Jersey, with his mother, father, and younger brother Eric. He worked as a diesel mechanic with Coca Cola. He is survived by his loving wife Jessica; his loving daughters Rayven and Emily, and; his loving grandchildren, Marley and Nahla. He also leaves behind a host of relatives; uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews. 

Friends and Family are invited to visit from 2pm to 6pm March 26, 2022 at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Avenue, Neptune Township, New Jersey.

    In lieu of flowers donations are being accepted directly to ONLY Jessie, Krista, or Mama Fran to help during this tragic time. 

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Angela J. “Marge” LaMontagne

September 2, 1945 – March 12, 2022

 

[Middletown] - Angela “Marge” LaMontagne passed away on March 12th at home surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer.  She was a homemaker, an amazing grandmother to her four grandchildren Amanda, Kaitlin, Nicole, and Brianna. She was a crafting extraordinaire and enjoyed everything from sewing, to baking, to knitting, and painting. Her talents were many, and she was always happy to give her crafts to friends and family.

 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Carl R. LaMontagne, and her two daughters and sons-in-laws, Michele and Dominick Piccolo, and Stephanie and Dan Shaffery. She also has an abundance of extended family who love and cherish her.

 

Visitation will be held at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 Tenth Ave., Neptune, NJ on Friday, March 18th 1-4PM.

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Donald W. Leonard Jr.

of Neptune, passed away February 26, 2022 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was 50 years old.

He was predeceased by his father Donald Leonard Sr.

Surviving is his mother Enise Leonard of Lakewood, grandson of the late Glady’s I Lott, Helen and Robert M. Leonard Sr., sister and 1st friend Kimberly D. Leonard; Aunts Carol Gunther late Diane Chunn; Uncles Kenneth Leonard Sr. and late Robert M. Leonard Jr; Uncle to Sierra, Julian Jackson, Marquise Leonard, Kavon Imer Simmons; great uncle to Zoe Jackson, and a host of 1st cousins.

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Jean Anne Jaslovsky, Asbury Park- Jean Jaslovsky, 80, long time resident of Asbury Park and Fort Lauderdale passed away on February 25th, 2022. Jean was predeceased by her brother Richard Jaslovsky and her parents William Jaslovsky and Anne Egel-Jaslovsky. Surviving are the love of her life for 52 years Vincent Gifford, brother Gary Jaslovsky of Illinois, and many loving Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews. Jean was a Middle School Teacher at The Lincoln School in Kearney NJ for 38 years ending her career as their beloved principal. Jean was known for her amazing ability to entertain and was a gracious host.

 

Visitation will be March 9th, from 2pm- 6pm and will include a Catholic Service at 5:00 PM. Graveside burial at St. Catherine Cemetery- Sea Girt, NJ at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave Neptune, NJ 07753. In lieu of flowers, Jean would have most appreciated a donation made in  her honor to: The Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County, 1201 Monroe Ave. Asbury Park, NJ 07712.  

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Raymond Anthony Dahrouge of Neptune, New Jersey passed away at home on Saturday, February 26, 2022. He died of natural causes. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Teresa of Calcutta, 501 Brinley Avenue, Bradley Beach, NJ on Thursday, March 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held immediately following mass at St. Anne's Cemetery, 501 Allenwood Road, Wall Township, NJ. Services are private and under the direction of Francioni, Taylor, and Lopez Funeral Home.

Born in Newark, Ray spent his life at the Jersey Shore. He attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Belmar Elementary Schools, graduated from Neptune High School, and graduated from Murray State University in 1966. Ray's life work and passion was singing and writing music, beginning with his Doo-wop group, Ray and the Darchaes in the early 1960's, his work as songwriter and solo artist in the 1970's, and as a songwriter for various artists across musical genres for decades to come. Ray's songs are still being recorded today.

Surviving are Ray's beloved wife of 55 years, Michele Dahrouge; his five beloved children;

Stephanie Solomon and husband Ben Solomon of Oakhurst, Raymond Dahrouge Jr. of Neptune, Daryl Dahrouge of Neptune, Renee Walsh and husband James Walsh of Oakhurst, and Richard Dahrouge of Neptune; his beloved grandchildren, Emily Regan, Julienne and William Walsh; his sister, Linda Brandtjen of Jackson, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Veronica Cimino and David Dahrouge, and his brothers, Alan Cimino and Dave A. Dahrouge.

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Linda S. Pierce, 71, of Neptune City, passed away Friday, February 25 at home surrounded by her loving family. Linda was born at Jersey Shore Medical Center. She was born to the late William & Mary Glassford.

Linda worked for Wilson Grammar School in Neptune City, Alphabets Day Care in Asbury Park, and Growing Corner Meridian Early Childhood Education Center for over 25 years.

She is survived by her husband Charles of 54 years and her two daughters Christina and Jennifer; her sister Mary Ann and husband Dennis, brother Mark and wife Ellen, and their 2 sons Jason and Joe, and also her 4 cats Caroline, Mally, Stormy and Gingie.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 5pm-8pm. A 10am service will be held Wednesday, March 2,2022 at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park.

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Madeline T Fiorillo, of Asbury Park, was born on December 23, 1929 and passed away peacefully at Jersey Shore Medical Center on February 7, 2022.  She was 92 years old.  Madeline was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt.  


 

Madeline was preceded by her husband Arnold, her brother Shay, and her sister Phyllis Bruno.   She is survived by her son, Micheal Fiorillo; her Daughter Donna and her husband Pat Focerelli; her grandson Michael and his wife Laura; her great grandchildren Ava and Luca Fiorillo; as well as many nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her sister Gene West and her husband Harry as well as her sister Angela and her husband Jimmy faulkenberg

 

Visitation will be held Monday, February 21,2022 from 3pm-7pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. 

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Josephine Vetrano,95, of Neptune, passed away February 18,2022 at home.

She was part of the Top Hatters.

Josephine was predeceased by her husband Stephen Vetrano and son Carl. Surviving are her loving son Joseph Vetrano and wife Grace; 3 grandsons Stephen and wife Anna, Joseph Jr. and wife Gina, and Daniel; 2 granddaughters Beth and Katie; 4 great granddaughters, 1 great grandson, and many nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 22,2022 from 4pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10:30am mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, February 23,2022 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune.

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Agostino “Gus” Ardolino, 96, died peacefully at home on February 16, 2022. Born in Neptune to Agostino & Philomena (DiSarno) Ardolino, Gus was one of 10 children.

Gus is preceded in death by his wife, Georgiana (Makris) in 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Virgina Clark-Renehan & his son, George & wife Susanne (Luz) Ardolino. He is also survived by his grandson Lawrence Clark & wife Jessica; granddaughter, Bridget Ellerman & husband Tonni and granddaughter Alison Ardolino. He also leaves behind 5 great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Gus is also survived by a son, Ted and predeceased by a daughter, Suzanne.

He loved golf, crooning classic tunes, crosswords, solitaire, & good food but most of all, Gus loved his family.

 

Services are private and under the direction of Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune.

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Dolores A. Bianchi (nee Scalzi)

6/14/1941 – 2/12/2022

 

Dolores Annabelle Bianchi passed away on February 12, 2022 at Arista Care Rehabilitation in Whiting, NJ.

 

Dolores was born on June 14, 1941 and grew up in Bradley Beach with her parents and sister.  She then raised her four children, Detra, Teddy, Denise and Matthew in the same town she grew up in. 

 

She was predeceased by her parents, James and Pauline Scalzi.  She is survived by her children; Detra Morrissey, Theodore (Mary) Bianchi, Denise (Josef) Kifner and Matthew Bianchi.  She has 10 grandchildren; Jonathan and Jessica Bennett and Rachel Morrissey, Theresa, Brendan and Lindsey Bianchi, Josef C. Kifner, and Vincent, Julia and Gianna Bianchi and two great grandsons, Colton Bianchi and Myles Kifner.  She is also survived by her sister, Shirley (and Ron) Ferrier and her cousins.

 

Her sense of humor will be missed by all!

 

Memorial will be held on 2/27/2022 from 2pm – 4pm with a service commencing 3pm

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Wayne Jackson, 77, peacefully entered eternal life with Jesus on February 14th with his daughter by his side and while being held in the love, thoughts, and prayers of his family and friends.  He passed after a complicated heart surgery.

 

Wayne was born in Neptune, New Jersey at Fitkin Hospital (now Jersey Shore University Medical Center). He grew up in the Wayside section of Ocean Township on his family’s dairy farm with his parents and siblings. Wayne joined the Army in 1961 and honorably served his country in Vietnam.  Upon his return home, he began his 42-year career with Sears Roebuck & Co in Neptune & Ocean Twp where he worked in many departments in the store.  After getting married to the love of his life, they moved in next door to the house he was raised in and lived there for the remainder of his life.

 

Wayne enjoyed time with his family, eating out, cheering his grandchildren on in their various activities, and traveling with his family and friends.  He volunteered in many capacities at church and with his scout troop.  He was a proud member of the VFW in Neptune and served as the Vice Commander at his VFW Post.

 

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Sheila, his parents, Wilbur and Mary Jane Morris Jackson, and his siblings, Doris Weisendanger, Robert Jackson, and Lyle Jackson. He is survived by his son Rev. Wade Jackson and his wife, Megdon and his daughter Stephanie and her husband, Rev. Todd Huff. He is also survived by his grandchildren Taylor Jackson, Elizabeth Huff, and Daniel Huff; his loving sister-in-laws, Betty Palumbo and Sandra Bland, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

A viewing will be held Friday February 18th from 3:30pm until 7:00pm, and Saturday February 19th from 10:00am until 11:00am.  His funeral will be on Saturday February 19th at 11:00am. Viewing and Services will take place at Wayside United Methodist Church, 1229 West Park Ave., Ocean Twp.  (Masks are required).

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Francioni, Taylor, & Lopez, Neptune, NJ.  The internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wayne & Sheila Jackson Memorial Fund at Wayside United Methodist Church.

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Imogene “Jean” Brown, was a mother, sister, wife, and friend. She was the daughter of the late Leonard William and Lillian Lena Diehl Van Arsdale. She survived the loss of three husbands and raised their combined families along with her own. She passed away on the morning of January 30, 2022 at the age of 87. 

 

Imogene was born in Neptune New Jersey. She later moved to New Providence, Pennsylvania and lived out her life surrounded by her children.

 

In her youth, she was an avid horseback rider. She bred and showed German shepherds, and always kept a house with a cat. Of all of her pets, her dog Bitsy held a special place in her heart. 

 

Imogene worked at the Conestoga View Nursing Home and acted as a nurse's aide. She volunteered at The Office of the Aging, as well as the Art Museum of Strasburg Pennsylvania.

 

In her own time Imogene loved to draw, paint, and write. Her stories and poems were occasionally published for others to enjoy. 

 

Imogene passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her family. She is survived by her eleven children: Walter Stimax, Edward Brown and wife Donna (passed away), Richard Brown and wife Betty Ann, Cathy Sirota, Debora Meñez and husband George, Timothy Brown, Stephen Brown and wife Cheryl, Theodore Brown and wife Tammy, Robert Brown and wife Tamara, David Brown, John Brown and wife Lynn. Imogene also leaves behind 23 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.

 

Services will be held at Francioni Taylor & Lopez in Neptune New Jersey, on March 26, 2022, from 9am-11am. 

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George Metz, 79, of Neptune City, NJ, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2022. George was born on March 8, 1942 in Newark, NJ. After graduating from Manasquan High School in 1960 as a future Hall of Fame member for Football, he joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve.  While serving for 9 years he began a career in automotive repair and carpentry and was an owner operator of George’s Auto Garage. He then retired from Barry D. Neighbour Builders in 2006. After meeting on the dance floor George and his wife Margaret married 60 years ago in 1962.  George was predeceased by his infant son Matthew.  He is survived by his wife Margaret; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Tricia Metz; daughter and son-in-law Gretchen and Rich Reinhardt; and his six Grandchildren, Hailee, Remi, Seth, Aiden, Asher, Heath. Some of George’s happiest moments were coaching his children in sports, watching his Grandchildren play sports and catching a New York Yankees game.  Ultimately his family meant more to him than anything else in the world which is something he often mentioned.  George will be missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers please direct any donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

A memorial visitation will be held Friday, February 18, 2022 from 5pm-7pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.

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Philomena T. Peluso, (84), of Neptune born March 2, 1937 passed away peacefully Saturday, February 5, 2022.  She was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

 

She was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Frances Perrotto, her loving husband, Paul J. Peluso, Sr, son Paul J. Peluso, Jr and brothers Santle, Vito and John.

 

Philomena leaves behind daughter, Theresa Wojaczyk (Charles), grandchildren, Charles (Veronica) and Christina (Franki), great grandchildren, Natalie, James, Emily and Ava, daughter-in-law, Sherri, sisters Frances and Anna, and nieces and nephews.

 

A 10am mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Asbury Park followed by private interment.  Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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EATONTOWN -Robert Keehn, 72, passed away unexpectedly Sunday February 6th at Bayshore Hackensack Meridian Rehabilitation in Holmdel.

Robert was raised in Sea Bright before moving to Eatontown over 50 years ago. He proudly served in the US Navy 1968 -1972 aboard nuclear sub tenders around the world.

Robert retired from Wolleyhan Transit in Jersey City and was a member of Teamsters Local 461. After his retirement, he joined the family business which owns and operates Checkers Drive-In Restaurants throughout New Jersey.

Robert is predeceased by his mother, Maria, whom he cared for over the last 22 years, and his father, Robert F. Keehn, who proudly served in the US Navy for 30 years.

He is survived by his children: Robert Keehn Jr and his wife, Kris; CDR Kerri Keehn, USN (Ret.) and her husband, Timothy Hayes; Bryan Keehn his wife, Kristin; and Shanna Doyle. Grandchildren: Lauren Wienges, Ryan and Alexis Cutignola, James and Riley Keehn and Payton Harrison.

He is also survived by his brother, Bruce Sr. and his wife, Lisa, as well as his nieces and nephews: Staci Force and her husband, Jeffrey; Bruce Keehn Jr. and wife, Christine; Evelyn Keehn; and great nieces and nephews Bruce III, Salvatore, Domenica Keehn, Annemarie and Abigail Force.

Visitation Thursday February 10th from 3pm to 6pm service at 3:30pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune

Interment to be determined at a later date

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We are saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Frank Douglas Cole, 79 of Neptune NJ. on February 7, 2022 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. He was born in Dover, NJ to Frank Robie and Ada Marie Cole, and grew up in Nutley, NJ. 

 

Frank attended Nutley High School and joined the United States Airforce. When he was a child he would go to a dude ranch with family, ride horses, go out in row boats, dance, hayrides and have marshmallows by the campfire. He looked forward to that every year.  He was quite the entertainer.  Singing to family and friends, he especially loved singing Elvis Presley. Frank was an amazing dancer, loved tending to his flowers in the yard, his turtles, dog and spending time with family and friends. 

 

Frank was predeceased by his parents Ada Cole, Frank Robie and stepfather Edward Cole. He is survived by his daughter Bridget Radice, son in-law Christopher Radice and step grandson Frank, his sisters Helen Duerr, Patricia Cole and Frank's significant other Karen Banik for 35 years. 

 

Frank had many cherished family and friends that are too numerous to list (you know who you are) and he loved each and every one of them.

 

We will ALL miss your sense of humor, laugh and love. Enjoy dancing and singing in heaven.

 

Arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Parkinsons Foundation.

https://www.parkinson.org/ways-to-give

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Joseph Kicak , 66, of Wall Township passed away on January 29th, 2022 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.

He was born in Japan to John J. Kicak and Kimi Hoshi Kicak, and came to the States as a child.

Joseph attended Wall Township High School and left school to work for his father's construction business before joining the United States Navy.

He enjoyed playing cards, going to flea markets and loved to fish. At the end of life, he was cared for by the Visiting Nurses Association.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents John Kicak Jr. and Kimi Hoshi Kicak. He is survived by his brothers Michael Kicak, John J. Kicak, George Kicak, Robert Kicak and wife Wendy, Charles Kicak, sister Kimberly Mohwinkle and her husband Mark, along with Aunts, Uncle, nieces and nephews.

There will not be any arrangements or services. Please make any donations to Visiting Nurses Association.

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Eugene L Vekony, 93 passed away peacefully on January 20th, 2022. He is proceeded by his parents Eugene and Mary Vekony, He is survived by his son William and his 5 grandchildren Chase, Morgan, Lauren, Elizabeth and George. Eugene was a commercial welder and a member of Union  Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 9 and was an avid fisherman, also serving as a petty officer in the U.S Navy on the U.S.S Columbus. Originally born and raised in New Brunswick, he became a lifelong resident afterwards of Neptune NJ. Memorials service to be determined,

 

Visitation will be Wednesday  February 2nd from 3pm to 5pm at Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home.

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Anna Virginia Thompson, of Ocean Grove, passed away Wednesday, January 19,2022 at Allegria at Ocean Grove. She was 98 years old.

Anna was a Teacher at Neptune High School for 40 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Arnold Bud Thompson.

Surviving are her son Thomas Thompson and wife Julie; two grandchildren Alicia Oliveira, Caroline Taylor; and two great grandchildren Hannah, and Harper.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 22,2022 from 9am -11am at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune with a 11:30am graveside service at Monmouth Memorial Park Mausoleum, Tinton Falls.

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Leon T. Hazen, of Neptune City, pass away Monday, January 17, 2022 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was 78 years old.

Leon was a School Bus driver for Seamen Tov, and was an exempt Firemen from Neptune City Fire Department for 30+ years.

Leon is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Fran Hazen; his children Tommy Hazen, daughter Kimberlin Hazen, Mark Hazen and wife Kristen; 7 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 21, 2022 from 4pm-8pm with a 7pm Firemen’s service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Neptune City Fire Department .

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James (Jimmy) Brown, of Neptune passed away December 31,2021 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was 68 years old.

Jimmy worked for Neptune Township Public Works for 42 years, and was an exempt Firemen from Shark River Hill Fire Department to which he served for 40+ years. Jimmy enjoyed fishing, hanging out at the Fire House telling stories, playing pool and enjoying time with family and friends.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Patti; his children Shannon Kulthau, Courtney Brown, Tim Brown and wife Julienne; and his five grandsons, Cory, Ryan, Tim, Liam, and Ryder.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 7, 2022 from 4pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will be private.

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We are saddened to announce the passing of our father Walter Bird of Ocean Township, NJ at the age of 94.

Walter was born in Berwick, Pennsylvania to George Bynoth Bird & Mary Alice Frantz Bird as the youngest of 4 children. Always a patriot, he left high school to enlist in the Army during World War II. Walter attended Virginia Military Institute until he was old enough to officially serve and the war ended as Walter was finishing boot camp.  He returned to Pennsylvania to attend Bloomsburg University where he studied education and played on their championship football team.  He graduated in 1950 and started his teaching career at the Dow Avenue School in Ocean, New Jersey and soon moved on to Neptune High School where he taught science, coached football and where he met his wife Ann of 69 years.

Walter earned his Master’s degree from Rutgers College and worked as an elementary school principal for both the Bradley Park & Green Grove schools in Neptune, NJ.  In retirement he enjoyed spending winters in Florida playing golf, tennis, sailing his model sailboat, attending hymn sings & playing his trumpet.

Throughout his life Walter was very active, enjoying skiing, golf, biking, and traveling all over Europe to over twenty-five countries. He was proud to be a veteran & an Eagle Scout.  Walter was an educator by nature and never passed up an opportunity for a teaching moment, from teaching sailing and tennis to teaching his great grandson to play the trumpet. He believed teaching & learning never stopped. 

A devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Walter was predeceased by his wife Anna Jane Bird nee Battjer.  He is survived by his son Thomas Bird, his daughters Phyllis Morehead, Kathy FriedmanAli Friedman and Patty Collins, his grandchildren Christopher Bird, Anne Marie Burgos, Charlie Bird, Ashley Zanetell, Daniel Friedman, Ian Friedman, Alex Friedman, Connor Collins and Nicole Collins and his great-grandchildren Alex, Jackson, Wally, Noah and Calista.

A funeral service will be held at the Wayside United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 8th at 2:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation https://www.jdrf.org/newjerseymetro/

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Philip George Dahrouge (TUT), 83 of Spring Lake Heights, NJ passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at CareOne at Wall. Phil was born and raised in West Belmar, NJ and lived in Shark River Hills, Neptune, NJ before settling down in Spring Lake Heights, NJ.

Phil was a loving father, in his free time he enjoyed driving his Chevy Corvette Stingray. Phil owned and operated several businesses in Neptune City, and Asbury Park, NJ. Dahrouge’s Auto Body, Greenwood Auto Sales, and also Phil’s Golddigger Bar and Grill.

Phil is predeceased by his parents George and Phoebe Anna Dahrouge sister Natalie Weinstein (Snookie), son George Philip Dahrouge. He is survived by his sister Isabel Pallone of Tampa Bay, FL, his sons Philip George Dahrouge Jr and wife Marilyn of West Belmar, Henry John Dahrouge of Spring Lake Heights, and his grandson Philip George Dahrouge III of Bricktown.

A 10:30am graveside service will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Hamilton Cemetery, Neptune. Please no flowers, make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Phils memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune.

Katherine Bruno, 93 of Toms River, NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 21,2021. She was born on December 3, 1928 in Jersey City to the late John & Margaret Hansen.

Mrs. Bruno was a stay at home mom until her children were grown and then was a crossing guard for Neptune Township for many years.

Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved her home where she enjoyed entertaining.

She was predeceased by her parents John & Margaret Hansen, her husband Anthony, daughter Karen, son-in-law Fred, grandson Freddy and brother John.

She is survived by her children Cheryl Cottrell (Dennis), Toni Miller (Rich) and her son John and his partner Samantha, Lisa Marino someone very special to her, her grandchildren Kate, Dennis, Sarah, Samantha, Morgan, Jeana, Anthony, John and Tori, her great grandchildren Madison, Mason, Aiden, Lilly, Noah, Amina, Hunter and Talia, and another expected in February, and several nieces and nephews.

A 11am mass of Christian burial will take place Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Holy Innocents Church. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. Donations would be appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Margaret Ella Miller (Gibbons) passed away Friday, December 17th after a brief illness. Predeceased her parents William Gibbons and Elizabeth (Neaves). She married her high school sweetheart, the late Richard M. Miller. She is survived by her children Gail Temple (late Robert) Richard (Toni), and Lois Hillwig (Steve), grandmother to her 7granddaughters Danielle Davis (Clint), Kyleigh Wristbridge (Matt), Samantha Rivera (Jorge), Jessica Slivinski (Steve) Morgan Miller, (Carlos Rodriguez), Jenna Raftery (Sean), Nicole Hillwig, great grandmother to Aiden Rodriguez, Sawyer Davis, Noah Rivera, Lukas Wristbridge, Hunter Rivera, Sutton Davis, and one due in April. Beloved aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews. A proud graduate of Neptune High School, 1953.

She worked at the phone company and a longtime employee of Neptune Township Board of Education, mainly the transportation office. Margaret was a pillar of her community, lifelong cheerleader, and sports enthusiast. The biggest fan of the Yankees, Notre Dame, and Neptune Fliers. A founding member of the Neptune Red and Black Booster Club.  She had special seats at many basketball and football games over the last 70 plus years. Many athletes knew her as Mrs. Miller or grandma and would stop her years after graduation to say hello. She frequented Carmela’s Luncheonette, Perkins Restaurant, Pete and Elda’s, and Kelly’s Tavern. Margaret was extremely proud of her family both extended and immediate. If she welcomed you into her world, she considered you family.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 20, 2021 from 2pm to 8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10:30am service will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at the funeral home, burial will follow at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Neptune.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to the William J. Eckart Scholarship Fund.

Philip Edward “Eddie” Giambalvo, 79, of Neptune NJ, passed away on December 9, 2021, in Lincoln University PA.

Philip was born on December 6, 1942, to Philip and Antionette Giambalvo in Brooklyn NY.

 In 1963, he met Sue Ann Fry, and they wed on September 11, 1965, going on to have 3 children, Andrea, Danielle, and Thomas.

After graduating from Neptune High School in 1961, he served his country as an electronics technician during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. After proudly serving his country, he worked for the US government as a logistician for 40 years.

After retiring in 2004, Philip spent his time bowling, watching baseball, and working with computers. He was also active with the Knights of Columbus.

Philip was predeceased by his parents, brother Gary Giambalvo, and grandson Sam Giambalvo. He is survived by his wife Sue Giambalvo, his children Andrea McCollum, Danielle Radecki, Thomas Giambalvo, and their families.

A celebration of Phillip’s life will be held at the Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune NJ on December 19, 2021, from 2-4pm followed by a repast at the West Grove United Methodist Church also in Neptune NJ.

 In lieu of flowers family and friends are asked to donate to their favorite charity.

Yvonne Prodan-Pasuco, 64. was reunited in Heaven with her son Nicholas Prodan on December 2nd 2021.

Yvonne was predeceased by her loving parents Nicholas and Yvonne Prodan.

She is survived by her loving husband Vinnie Pasuco, 5 Grandchildren. Nicholas, Tristan, Makayla, Harper and Charlotte. All whom she loved dearly.

Yvonne leaves behind her siblings that were Blessed to have her as a big sister. They will forever treasure the memories they made together as children and adults. Linda DeFalco, Thomas Almeyda, Dianne DiMauro and her husband Rick, and Nancy Prodan Johnson and her partner Greg Grabow.

She also leaves behind her daughter in law, Cindy Prodan, her stepson Currey and his wife Kristen, her stepdaughter Kylie and her husband Mario.

 

Yvonne also leaves behind many heartbroken Nieces and Nephews that loved her immensely and she loved being an aunt to every one of them.

Yvonne loved spending time with her grandchildren who were the greatest treasures of her life. When not spending time with them she enjoyed crafting, crocheting and other needle point crafts.

She was loved by all.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2021 from 12pm-3pm with a Service at 2:30pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.  Interment is private.

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Hilda Esther Ortiz, age 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at CareOne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  She was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico and was raised in Neptune Township, N.J.  She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Ortiz of New Haven CT, and Linda L. Domena from Englishtown NJ,  her sons Antonio Ortiz Jr., of Howell, NJ, Andres Domena of Winston-Salem, NC, and Edwardo Ortiz of Charlotte, NC, as well as eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

 

Visitation and service will be held at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune, NJ on Monday, November 29, 2021 between 10 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  Flowers can be sent to Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 Tenth Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753. 

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Donald B. Dellett, of Neptune City graduated to glory to be with his Lord & Savior Christ Jesus on November 22,2021 at the age of 75 at Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune, NJ. Don was born of the body in Neptune in 1946 and born of the spirit 1958. He was predeceased by parents Norman & Alicemay Dellett, of Neptune City. He was a lifelong resident of Neptune City and the Jersey Shore. Don spent every summer since he was born on the Washington Ave. Beach in Avon body surfing, tanning or snorkeling & scuba diving in the Shark River Inlet and indicated that when he suffered a cut would bleed saltwater & as a good Jersey Shore kid had remnants of pork roll, egg and cheese on every tee shirt during the summer until graduating from high school to attend Trenton State College.

Don was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church and West Grove United Methodist Church for over 60 years serving as trustee for many years and a member of the chancel choir singing low tenor so low you couldn’t hear him.

Don graduated from Neptune High School and Brookdale Community College. He retired from the 78th Tng Division USAR as a Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the 1st Bn 1st Brig 309th Regt serving 21 years retiring in 1986. He graduated from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy located in Fort Bliss, Texas in 1985 as well as the 78th Division Leadership Academy in 1969 and served on the staff as an instructor until 1980 when he assumed the position of CSM of the 1st Bn 1st Brig 309th Regt until retirement. Don was active with Monmouth Council BSA for over thirty years as a scout, scoutmaster and adult trainer and was a councilman in the boro of Neptune City for 9 years. As a Drill Sergeant & Scout leader was known as a trainer to admonish his students’ mistakes with a positive “You’ll learn”.

Don was married to & is survived by wife Linda (nee) O’Hagan and sons Brian & Scott (Sharon (nee) Cooperstein) as well as 2 granddaughters Maddy & Avary, 2 grandsons Ridge & Lochlan Dellett, 4 nieces and 2 nephews. Don is also survived by his brother David and wife Donna of Neptune, sister Patricia Giampietro and husband Richard of Neptune City & by his good friends Kathi & Dave Marone of Shrewsbury Township.

Don worked for Frequency Engineering, Interdata, Perkin Elmer, Concurrent Computer Corporation, United Methodist Homes, Meridian Health Systems, Monmouth County Park System, & finally West-ward Pharmaceuticals retiring in 2016 in various materials management positions.

Don and his wife Linda were known around the Jersey Shore as the deejay team of Double D Productions providing Country Western music & line dancing instruction since 1993 and Tuesday nights during the summer on the Bradley Beach boardwalk since 1995 backing up Linda who did all the instruction and Don played the music.

Don wishes to leave this message to all who knew him. “Happy Trails to ya all and I’ll see ya all on the other side and please practice daily acts of random kindness, its good karma and watch the results it will amaze and surprise you”.

A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 2pm-5pm with a 4pm service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune, with private interment at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the West Grove United Methodist Church, trustee’s fund, 102 Walnut Street, Neptune, NJ 07753, St. Jude Children’s Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, Florida 32256

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Nicholas James Coakley

August 22, 1996 – November 19, 2021

 

Nicholas passed away suddenly on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was his mother’s pride and joy and biggest protector. If you knew Nick, you knew he was a stranger to no one. His smile could light up a room like no other and his hugs were like a security blanket. To know Nick was to love him. He loved being around his family and friends and brighten up the darkest of rooms. Nick loved enjoyed watching any and all sports.

 

Nick was born in Neptune and attended St. Rose elementary school before moving to Jackson where he attended Switlick elementary School. Nick moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC in 2010 where he attended and graduated Wando High School and went on to further his education at the University of South Carolina. He was the biggest S.C Gamecocks and Yankees fan known to man. He studied them like it was his professional job.

 

Nicholas was predeceased by his father, Michael Coakley and his grandfather Arthur Coakley. His maternal Grandparents Albert and Lorraine Zara and his aunt Lisa Zara. He is survived by his loving mother Lorraine Zara-Russo, his step–father Richard Russo his brother Michael and his wife Michelle, the man who raised him Leonard Allen, his Uncle Dominick Zara and his wife Susan, James and Lisa Coakley, Tim and Genessa Coakley, Angela and Anthony Russo, paternal grandmother Patricia Coakley, Nonna Caterina Russo, niece Ella and nephew Logan, his Siblings Jeffrey, Jill, Mike and Kevin, along with all their children, many aunts, uncles and cousins. And his loving companion dog Koda.

 

Visitations for friends and family will be held at Franzione, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home on Friday,

November 26, 2021 from 4pm to 8pm with a 10:30am mass on Saturday November 27, 2021 at St. Rose in Belmar

 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite animal shelter in his name.

Karen M. Schanck, of Toms River, passed away peacefully November 7, 2021 at CareOne at Wall, she was 69 years old.

 Karen had been a waitress for many years at local restaurants, currently Karen worked at Neptune Board of Education as a Paraprofessional.

Karen was predeceased by her father Anthony Bruno, beloved husband Fred J. Schanck Jr., son Fred J. Schanck III, and her dog Samson.

Surviving is her loving mother Katherine Bruno, brother John Bruno and Samantha Fujimoto, sisters Cheryl Cottrell and husband Dennis, Toni Miller and husband Richard, grandson Mason, many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, her loving dog Beauty, sister -in-law Lisa, and the many members of her extended Schanck family. Karen cherished her time with her family and friends especially her nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 12,2021 from 10:30am -11am at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune with a 11am service, entombment to follow at Monmouth Memorial Park.

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Raymond (Murphy) A. Hoenge, born November 8, 1942 Cedar, Grove NJ, and died November 7, 2021 in Wanamassa, NJ. He was 78 years old.

Raymond worked for the city of Asbury Park, NJ as a carpenter and mason, and for Asbury Park Fire Dept. He was a US Army Veteran from the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was also a long-time parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Asbury Park, and an active member of AA and sponsor for 31 years. Raymond was married in 1965 to Kathleen nee Guilfoyle for 24 years.

He is predeceased by his parents Lillian and Carl, sisters Marilyn Hoenge, Fran Wright, Jean Reynolds, and son Michael.

Surviving is his daughter Marilyn, named for his sister, ex-wife Kathleen, brother Bob Reynolds Sr., nieces Tammy and Christine and nephews, Michael, Shawn, Colin, Bobby Jr. Steven, and Tim.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 11,2021 from 5pm to 8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10am service will be held Friday, November 12,2021 at the Funeral Home, Christian burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local AA organization. https://www.ftl-funerlhome.com

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Patricia M. Persinger, passed away on Friday, October 29,2021 at Jersey Shore Medical Center due to complications from Covid 19. Patricia was 59 years old, She was born in Trenton, NJ and grew up in Wanamassa, NJ, before moving to Tinton Falls. She graduated from Ocean Township High School and attended Monmouth College. She was a Manager at Super Foodtown of Ocean for nearly 40 years. She loved attending to all of her customers and friends. She was the sweetest person, so caring, so loving, she lived life to the fullest.

She is predeceased by her parents, Phillip P. Carrino and Marie L. Cairns Carrino. She is survived by her husband of almost 20 years William Persinger of Tinton Falls, NJ, her brother Phil Carrino and his wife Gail of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, her nephew and godson, Phillip A Carrino of Wayside, NJ, and her niece and goddaughter Christina A. Carrino Sarlo and her husband Nick of East Windsor, NJ, and  many relatives, friends and loved ones. 

 There will be a 12pm service and interment on Friday, November 5,2021 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations if you wish to Patti’s favorite charity,

Holiday Express Charity Eatontown NJ. She would be so happy if you did.

Arrangements are under the direction of Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.

Luis Jaime Sanchez Rodriguez passed away at Jersey Shore University Hospital on October 18, 2021 at the age of 61. He was born in Bogota, Colombia and came to the United States at the age of 6. He grew up in Bradley Beach, NJ and was a graduate of Neptune High School where he played on the soccer team. Shortly after High School he traveled across the country and made his home in California working on the Queen Mary ship and having many great adventures! 

Lou also lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he studied Taekwondo and eventually became a Black Belt. Later on, he lived in Las Vegas, Nevada where he worked in the food service industry.  He came back to NJ in the early 90's and was a pantry chef for years at PIancone's restaurant in Bradley Beach. He loved his job there. He also worked with many local pubs and clubs throughout the Jersey Shore including La Cantina, Tropical Pub, Bar A and more. 

Known to many as “Sweet Lou”, and best known for his love of music and people was legendary. As a well-known musician and Bass player on the Jersey Shore music scene, he was best known for his work with the band "Blonde on Blonde" and traveled the country playing his bass and living his dream. One of his favorite Jersey Shore memories was sitting in with Bruce Springsteen at the Stone Pony playing along with him to Stand by Me. 

He is survived by his father Ruben Ortiz, his daughters Heather and Helen Sanchez, siblings Peter, Morris, Kenny, Patty, Ruben and Maria. His many grandchildren will always remember Papa Louis’s awesome bear hugs! Xavier, Bella, Catt, Layla, Shaylla, Jordan, Nah’viel, legend, and Adonis.

His beloved mother Rosa "Mema" De Sanchez passed away in June. His love for her was boundless and she was sorely missed by him.  

In 2012 he re- met an old friend Laura Lella-Smith of whom he spent the last 10 years helping her to raise her sons Thomas and Joseph.Together, they shared much love and laughter making countless memories together.  Laura and the boys are so grateful for all the love that he gave them.

Lou had so many cherished friends and family that are too numerous to mention (you know who you are) and he loved each and every one of them with all of his heart and soul.

We will ALL miss your wicked sense of humor, crazy laugh and boundless love for family and friends. You gave us so much- 

One thing is for sure, we know that heaven will never be the same now that you've arrived.  Enjoy playing your bass and dancing in the sky with mema. Watch over us until we meet again! 

A viewing is scheduled for 4- 8 pm Friday, October 22,2021 at Francioni, Taylor, Lopez Funeral Home 1200 Tenth Ave. Neptune. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced later.

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Robert E. Oliver passed away on October 19, 2021 at the age of 82 in Neptune, NJ. 

He was the oldest of 3 children to his parents (William & Lucille Oliver). 

Bob was born in the same hospital as his wife (Josephine) and even shared the same nursery with her back in November 1938.


At the age of 21, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army and operated an armor personnel carrier. He was stationed in Germany. 

After serving the U.S. Army, he worked as a Foreman for the Township of Neptune City for over 40 years. 

Bob enjoyed going to the track & fishing. He was a big NY Yankees & NY Giants fan as well.

 

Bob was predeceased by his parents (William & Lucille Oliver) and his brother (Lawrence Oliver). 

He is survived by his son (Russ); daughter-in-law (Anne); grandson (Nicholas); his sister (Dorothy); brother-in-law (Sam); sister-in-law (Sharon); cousin-in-laws (Anna & Bertie); and many loving family members & relatives.

 

Viewing services will be held from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, October 23,2021 at Francioni Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home located at 1200 All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear face masks and don their favorite sports team's jersey or flannel (which were Bob's choice of attire)".

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Alfonso Carlos Uriarte, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born on August 31, 1937, in Concepcion, Peru. Alfonso had two girls in his first marriage named Susan and Lidia. Alfonso then came to the United States in 1970, where he met and married his soulmate Flor. They had two beautiful children named Carlos and Richard. Alfonso retired at the age of 65 and then spent his time devoted to his family. Alfonso loved working on cars, dancing, singing, hanging out, making people laugh, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Alfonso would have parties at his house where he would make his guests feel at home by cooking delicious Peruvian cuisine. Those who knew him well will remember him for his unique way of making them feel valued and loved.  Even through his final days he still managed to prioritize family.  He will be greatly missed and will be in our hearts today, tomorrow, and forever.

Visitation Wednesday October 20th from 4pm to 8pm

Funeral Service Thursday October 21st at 10:30am at the Funeral Home Burial to follow at Monmouth Memorial Park Tinton Falls NJ

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Matthew Tomo Jr., the husband of Susan Delonardo Tomo, passed away unexpectedly on October 15, 2021. A resident of Ocean Township, Matthew was born June 21, 1949, to Matthew Tomo Sr. and Rosaria Matthes in Jersey City. The Tomo family moved to Ocean Township, where Matthew was a star football player. He went on to a career in teaching and coaching in Middletown, and taught for 38 years.

Matthew is survived by his wife, Susan; his children Matthew (wife Shannon) and Marc (wife Linda); his grandsons, Lucky and Gunner; his mother, Rosaria Matthes; sister Lucille Severino; his beloved dog Gucci and his many nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Matthew Tomo Sr.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, October 21,2021 from 4pm-7pm with a 6pm religious service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.

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Gregory Rodriguez, 64, of Lake Como, passed away on October 7,2021 at home.

Greg grew up in Neptune and was a graduate from Neptune High School, later moving to Lake Como with his wife and daughter. Greg worked for Walgreens for 48 years before retiring. On his spare time, he loved going to the marina to watch the boats come in.

Greg was predeceased by his mother Rosa Rodriguez, his loving wife Deborah Rodriguez, and his brother Felix Rodriguez Jr.

Surviving is his father Felix Rodriguez, brother Albert Rodriguez, daughter Melissa Rodriguez, and his loving grandchildren Gianna and Benjamin. He was the best pop pop loved his grandchildren more than anything.

Visitation will be from 4pm-7pm on Thursday, October 14,2021 at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 15 at 10am, Christian burial will follow at St Catharine’s Cemetery in Sea Girt.

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William Gerald Farrell, Jr.  “Big Bill,” passed away in his lifelong home, in Neptune, NJ, on October 6th, 2021, at the age of 69 years old. He was born in Patterson, NJ, on June 22, 1952.  Bill married his soulmate Donna (Chickie) on September 20, 1975.  They enjoyed 53 beautiful years together, 46 married.

Bill graduated and went into the U.S. Army, then became an Infantryman in the Army National Guard and an instructor at Fort Benning.  He retired with an honorable discharge after 32 years of service.  Bill was also a Neptune Reserve Police Officer and retired from the Teamsters Local Union #560. 

Bill enjoyed his family, music, playing the drums, golfing, softball, hunting, fishing, BBQing/cooking and “saling.”

Predeceased by son William G. Farrell, III; Granddaughter MaKayla Shields; parents Dorothy & William G. Farrell, Sr.; and sister Kathy Hyland.  Lovingly remembered by his children: Kelly Farrell, Jennifer & husband, Chris Becraft, and  Debra Farrell; Extended Children: Jon Geese, Anthony Mercogliano and Tegan Byers.  Grandchildren, Gia, Carrie, Billy & Justin Jr.; siblings Robert & Sharon Farrell, Sr., Karen & William Greenwood, Linda & Ted Alexandrou and Gary & Sally Chicarello; as well as many other nieces and nephews and loved ones.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 10th from 4-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez in Neptune and the Funeral will be at 10:30am on Monday, October 11th at Holy Innocents Church in Neptune.  Entombment at Monmouth Memorial Park.

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Matthew John Calafiore, 66, of Avon-by-the-Sea, passed away with his loving wife by his side on October 2, 2021, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center after a brief illness.

Matt was born in Newark, NJ, and spent much of his childhood in Ocean Grove. He attended Neptune Senior High School. Matt served in the U.S. Navy for two years. He worked in the auto body industry for almost 50 years, most recently as an adjustor at Compact Kars, Clarksburg, NJ. Matt was a proud member of the Eatontown Elks #2402 and the Central Jersey Rifle and Pistol Club.

Matt enjoyed playing golf, the beach, and reading. He proudly achieved one hole-in-one in his golf career. He very fondly remembered spending his childhood summers body surfing on the Ocean Grove beach. He loved to trade and discuss Clive Custler and Robert Parker books with his late mother-in-law.

Matt will be deeply and forever missed by his devoted wife of nine years, Kimberly Fahey-Calafiore of Avon-by-the-Sea. Matt was a gentle giant, a “mush,” when it came to Kim. “My wife is not spoiled, she is lovely” he would say, when accused of spoiling her too much. Although he was a relatively quiet person, Matt could make his “Sweeeety” laugh until her sides ached, and he loved her and protected her like only he could do.

Matt is also survived by his cherished daughters and sons-in-law Christine Etoll-Calafiore Stratton and her husband Brad; and Keim Elizabeth Micucci and her husband Andy;

his precious grandchildren Xander, Aidan, and Owen Stratton; and Makaela and Joseph Micucci;

his beloved brothers and sister-in-law Bobby and Linda Guzinski, Peter James Calafiore, and Jim Calafiore; his adored cousins Jerry and Sue Curcione, Karen Carroll and Tom Lyons, and Kathy and Frank Brock; his dear brother-in-law and sister-in-law Tom and Maryann Fahey; and his forever brother-in-law Artie Emken and his wife Kim;

his cherished nephews Edward J. Fahey IV, Arthur John Emken III, his wife Tracy, and their children Ryan and Tyler, and Nick Emken;

a long list of deeply loved and supportive friends with whom he would play golf, enjoy a cocktail, and share many, many laughs.

Matt was predeceased by his beloved mother Susan (McDonnell) Calafiore Guzinski, his father, and his step-father; his dear cousin John Carroll; his adored mother-in-law Elizabeth “Bet” Fahey and his father-in-law, Edward J. Fahey, and his deeply cherished nephew Blaine Richard Emken.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Avon First Aid Squad, 515 Main Street, Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ 07717, in Matt’s memory, would be greatly appreciated. Kim will never be able to express her love and gratitude to them, as well as the Avon-by-the-Sea Police Department, for all of their care, concern, and service throughout Matt’s many health crises. Kim is also eternally grateful to Dr. Angelo Chinicci and Dr. Pedro Escandon and their staffs, and the doctors and nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, who did everything in their power to sustain Matt’s health and well-being throughout his illnesses, and his life, in general.

Kim would also like to thank her and Matt’s many friends, relatives, and colleagues who have offered immeasurable amounts of love, prayers, and support throughout this most difficult time. You will never know how much it is appreciated and how profound its impact.

Matt was truly a miracle, enduring 28 hospitalizations over the past six years, including two massive heart attacks and a carcinoid tumor in his appendix. He fought with steadfast determination and would get back up and continue to fight against all odds. His courage was unmatched and will be a source of comfort and inspiration to his wife forever.

Please remember Matt with smiles and laughter, whether it be on the golf course, when you hear a corny joke (like the ones he always told, some more than once!), or when you see a classic Cadillac drive by. He will be truly and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are through Francioni, Taylor, and Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune, NJ.

Memorial Service Monday October 11th from 3pm to 8pm at the Funeral Home with service starting at 7pm

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Deborah Jean Rodriguez 67 of Lake Como passed away on October 2,2021 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She was pre deceased by her parents Roland and Elizabeth Fritz. Deb is survived by her husband Gregory Rodriguez and her daughter Melissa Rodriguez, three brothers Buddy, Johnny and Albert and her sister Nancy. Deb leaves cherished memories to her grandchildren Benjamin and Gianna as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

 

Deb was born in Monmouth Medical Center Long Branch, grew up in Shark River Hills and graduated from Neptune High School. She was a life long member of the Shark River Hills Ladies Auxiliary. After living in Shark River Hills, she and her family relocated to Belmar.

 

 

Deb worked for Neptune Vital Statistics, Walgreens and The Rag Shop before her retirement . Enjoyed making crafts and candy, most of all she adored her grandchildren and spending time with them.

 

 

Visitation will be from 4 o'clock to 7 o'clock on Tuesday October 5th at the Francioni,Taylor & Lopez Funeral home 1200 10th Ave Neptune. A service will be held on Wednesday October 6th at 10am, Christian burial will follow at St. Catharine's Cemetery in Sea Girt.

Beverly B. Kaiser, of Lakewood, passed away September 27,2021 at Fountain View Care Center. She was 85 years old.

Beverly was a member of the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Jackson for many years. She worked as a secretary for the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.

She was predeceased by her husband George Kaiser, her parents Daniel and Blanche Taylor, and son Steven St. Amand.

Surviving is her loving daughter Diana Stanford, and three sons David St. Amand, Greg St. Amand, and Joseph St. Amand, eight grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held October 1, 2021 from 2pm-4pm with a 3:30pm service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune. Interment will be private.

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Ann Gabriele, 100, beloved daughter, sister, mother, and friend, passed away peacefully in Ocean Grove, NJ on January 1, 2021. Born September 28, 1920 in Neptune, NJ, she devoted her life to her faith, her family, and her profession.

A dedicated employee of Jersey Shore Medical Center for fifty years, Ann began her career as a Nurse’s Aide and soon became a founding member of the Cardiology Department, assisting Dr. Louis F. Albright in his pioneering work. She was the first technician to take EKGs and transcribe them, and was an integral part of the department as it grew with the arrival of Dr. Klaus J. Schulz, Dr. J. Gordon Boak, and the many other talented Cardiologists and staff who joined the department in the decades that would follow.

Over the years, she assisted in the critical and lifesaving care of countless patients, always taking care to provide comfort to each patient in their time of need. This dedication continued when she joined the Medical Transcription Department as the lead Cardiology Transcriptionist, a role she treasured until her retirement in 2015. Ann established a level of excellence in her work and was an inspiration to her many colleagues. She had the pleasure, the honor, and the distinction of concluding fifty years of service to her beloved Jersey Shore Medical Center at the age of 95.

Ann was a devout, lifelong Catholic and a founding member of Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church in Neptune, NJ. She joined Father James A. Reilly, the first pastor of the new parish, in his tireless efforts to build a church and school. She was also one of the original founders of the Holy Innocents Ceramic Group, lovingly known as “the Ceramies,” who joyously raised thousands of dollars for their beloved parish, and in doing so became lifelong friends. Her love of knitting and crocheting, which she shared with many of her fellow Ceramies, allowed her to donate many items to local charitable organizations well into her nineties. For over forty years, she was also a devoted and beloved member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Avon-by-the-Sea.

Her Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Parish of St. Teresa of Calcutta, in Avon-by-the-Sea on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation, Holy Innocents Church, or Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Elizabeth #1486, Avon-by-the-Sea.

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Arthur Fritzinger, of Howell, passed away at home on September 18,2021. He was 52 years old.

Arthur worked in Angel Inn Mobile Park for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents Aaron and Mary Fritzinger.

Surviving is his loving wife Denise Fritzinger, daughters Denise Fritzinger, Emily Cotrell, sons William Fritzinger, Sean Nicholl and wife Missy, stepsons Christopher Nicholl and son Christopher Jr., Michael Calderin and wife Elizabeth, brothers George Isaacs, Aaron Fritzinger, sisters Marion Isaacs, Mary Fritzinger, Ida Fritzinger, 11 grandchildren, and a father figure to Kristen Kell her children Raylan, Ava, and Liam, and to Sean Atkinson.

Visitation will be held Sunday, September 26,2021 from 4pm-7pm with a 6pm service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will be private.

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Peter Edward King, 62, of Lakeland, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 peacefully at home. He was born July 10, 1959 in Jersey City, New Jersey, and previously resided in Newport News, Virginia before moving to Lakeland 16 years ago.

Peter was a graduate of A. Harry Moore High School in Jersey City. He was a Civilian Traffic Management Specialist for the US Army at the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne and later at Fort Eustis in Virginia, before retiring.

Peter was predeceased by his parents, Gerard and Marie (nee Puccio). He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and his wife Patricia of Manalapan, NJ and Mark and his wife Linda of Lakewood, Colorado. He is also survived by 4 nieces, Katherine, Danielle, Alyssa Schneider and her husband Matthew, and Annamarie Makovsky and her husband Samuel.

A prayer service and interment will take place on Thursday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM, at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington. For those wishing to honor Peter, a donation in his name can be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Euligio Reyes, of Ocean Grove, passed away Wednesday, September

15,2021 at Meridian Nursing & Rehabilita%on. He was 85 years old.

Euligio worked as a Chef for many years at Fort Monmouth.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Sabina Reyes, 2 sons Orlando

Figueroa, and Luis Reyes.

Surviving is his son Jose Reyes, daughter Gloria Torres and husband

Ramon, and 14 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 21,2021 from 10am until the time of the service at12:30pm

 at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral

Home,1200 10th Ave, Neptune NJ. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to American Diabetes Association

Linda A LaPointe of Little Egg Harbor formally of Staten Island

Pre deceased by her 2 brothers Maurice LaPointe and George LaPointe her granddaughter Carissa she is survived by Mother Mary E LaPointe 2 sisters Mary T LaPointe and Theresa Kennedy 1 brother Turner, Olsen and his wife Deana 6 grandchildren Chris and his wife Kelly. Michael and his wife Geannie. Susan and her Husband Jay Donna and her husband Lorenzo' Eddie and his wife Erica and Linda. Grandchildren Joseph and his girlfriend Amanda, Jay-Jay, Tyler,Victoria' Samantha, Mckayla, Ciara, Michelle, Ray-Ray, Mariah, Alvia,, Sofia Belle Marissa, Amanda, Chris, Eddie, Krystal 4 great grandchildren 

Visitation Sunday September 12th from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm

Services Monday September 13th at 10 am at the Funeral Home Burial at Monmouth Memorial Park Tinton Falls NJ

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Our beloved Daniel Ramos (Danny Boy), 53, of Neptune, NJ, left us Friday, September 3rd, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

Danny was born in Paterson, NJ and lived in Belmar & Neptune, NJ.  He graduated from Passaic County Technical & Vocational High School, Wayne, NJ - “Go Bull Dogs”, and a BA degree from Temple University.  Danny was predeceased by his father Marcos Ramos, survived by his mother Consuelo Ramos, sister Connie Ramos Farhat (Richard), three brothers Alfredo (Ana), Samuel (Olga), & Emmanuel.  Nephews and nieces Christopher Ramos,  Helen Vazquez, Jordan Ramos Farhat, Isabella Ramos, Tiffany Ramos, Jonathan Ramos, Olivia Ramos, Sebastian Ramos aunts, uncles and too many cousins.

Danny was known for his kind heart and hard work ethic.  He was well love by everyone and always willing to help anyone.  Danny loved watching and going to football and baseball games, an avid Cowboys and Yankee fan.  Although a less than average life span, Danny laughed inappropriately at every chance, and loved who he wanted to love.  Most of all Danny loved his family, hanging out with his brothers, sister, nephew Jordan & his friends, he loved to surprise his mom weekly with goodies.  He had an amazing circle of friends from PCT, Temple and Walmart. 

Although we know Danny has gone to a place of peace, all of us whose lives has enriched by his life will miss him sorely.  We are genuinely bereaved

A celebration of Danny’s life will be held Friday, September 10, 2021 at funeral home Francioni, Taylor & Lopez, 1200 10th Avenue, Neptune, NJ from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

 

Danny will be interred at Pepino Memorial Park & Funeral in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico along with his father Marcos.

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Joseph Allegro Sr, 80, a life-long resident of Neptune, NJ passed away on September 4th peacefully at home. Joe graduated from Neptune High school in 1959 as a three-letter athlete, excelling in baseball, basketball, and football.  Following high school, Joe enjoyed a long career with the teamsters union Local #469 working for DTA, Clayton and ultimately Monmouth Park Racetrack where he retired in 2008. A lover of all sports, Joe enjoyed playing golf well into retirement and attending NY Giants games where he was a season ticket holder for over 55 years.  He was a man who took great pride in his family, and enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren on multiple trips to Disney. Survived by Joanne Allegro his loving wife of 55 years, his daughter Theresa Demarco and husband Carl; son Joseph Allegro Jr; son Vincent Allegro and wife Rebecca; six grandchildren: Tori, Carl, Nicholas, Alexis, Joseph III, and Michael; sister Lena Pryor and husband Donald; brother James Smith and wife Priscilla as well as lots of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends; he was predeceased by his mother Lillian Curto Smith. Visitation will be held Wednesday September 8th 2021 between 4-8pm at Francioni Taylor and Lopez funeral home in Neptune, NJ. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Asbury Park NJ on Thursday September 9th at 11:00 am Entombment at St. Anne's Cemetery Wall NJ . 

Audrey J. (nee Smith) Brauer, 96, of Ocean Grove, NJ, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 25,2021. Born in Lakewood, NJ to her parents, Wilbur Z. Smith and Gladys V. Johnson Smith, she was a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore living in Neptune, Neptune City, and Ocean Grove.

Audrey enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, reading and cats. She was a homemaker in the 1950’s and 1960’s and was active and held offices in the Reserve Officers Association League, the Junior Women’s Club of Asbury Park, the Untied Methodist Women of Memorial United Methodist Church in Neptune City, was a secretary for the Neptune City Planning Board and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1945. Audrey also volunteered as a Gray Lady at Fitkin Hospital (now Jersey Shore Medical Center). She was employed as secretary to the principal of Wolf Hill School, Oceanport, NJ, and retired as secretary in Special Services for the Ocean Township Board of Education.

Audrey was predeceased by her husband, Col. Charles H. Brauer, her son, Jeffery L. Brauer, and son-in-law, W. Richard Pomphrey. She is survived by her daughters, Ellen J. Pomphrey, and Fern A. Cole (husband Kevin), as well as grandchildren Jason C. Pomphrey (wife Heather), Patrick K. Cole (wife Kaitlin), Kathryn M. Allgor (husband Andrew), and great grandchildren Connor, Caroline, and Emily Cole, Aidan and Meara Allgor, and Lily Pomphrey.

Audrey’s family thanks the staff at Allegria of Ocean Grove and the wonderful nurse and aides of Grace Hospice Services for their care during her journey home.

Services will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune. Memories and condolences may be shared at http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Marjorie J. Long, of Neptune City, passed away August 14, 2021 at Manor by the Sea. She was 91 years old.

Marjorie was a graduate of Manasquan High School. She was part of many organizations with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, she was also a CCD teacher, and Pantry volunteer.

Marjorie was predeceased by her loving husband of over 50 years William H. Long, daughter Joyce Bartis, 3 brothers Edward Britton, Robert Britton, and Thomas Britton.

Surviving are her daughter Linda Cleary and husband Doug, her brother Ronnie Britton and wife Pam, granddaughter Jillian Berry and husband Ryan, Rachel Spinelli and husband Dereck, and two great grandsons Gavin and Colin Berry, several nieces and nephews, and her longtime friend Alberta Rinaldi.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 18,2021 from 4pm-7pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10am mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, August 19,2021 at Holy Innocents Church, entombment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her name.

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Carl Martin Reichenbecher (73) Howell, NJ

(11/2/47-8/12/21)

 

Carl passed away on August 12th after a battle with COVID.  He was born in Newark, NJ to Martin and Helene Reichenbecher, and grew up there while spending his summers at the shore in Bradley Beach. He graduated from Newark’s Barringer High School in 1965 where he lettered as a swimmer.  Eventually, he relocated to Monmouth County, living in both Howell and Bradley Beach.

 

He was a loving father and grandpa.  Playing with kids and grandkids always brought out the kid in Carl.  As a dad, he was “Mr. Video” and prided himself on his witty commentary whether filming Christmas morning or a high school football game.  He was a diehard Mets, Jets, and Ranger’s fan.  He loved complaining about the wave at Shea, tailgating at the Meadowlands, and seeing the Rangers hoist the cup at the Garden.  He was generous when it came to children and animals; he donated to charity and fostered dogs when no one else would.  He loved conspicuous cars, from his Orange Volkswagen Thing (The Pumpkin), to his Green Jets Jeep, and his beloved “Baby Blue” Cadillac. 
 

In 2002, he married Nancy and enjoyed the last decades of his life by her side.  Together they enjoyed taking road trips, spending time with family, and Jets tailgating. 

In addition to his wife Nancy, Carl is survived by his son Derek Reichenbecher (Sarah), daughter Katie Jane Autry (Dennis), son Jeffrey Reichenbecher, stepsons Brian Rosson (Lisa) and Robert Rosson, his brother Kurt Reichenbecher (Kathi), grandchildren June, Margaret, and William Reichenbecher, and Emily and Abby Rosson.  He will be remembered and loved by his nephews, niece, friends, and family.

Carl lived a full life… passionate in his beliefs and on his own terms.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune.

Claire Jamison , of Howell, passed away on August 9th after a brief illness at the age of 77. She was predeceased by her parents Nick and Cecilia Sasso, her niece Cindy Atchison, her Grandson Nih’mere Jamison. She is survived by her Devoted Husband Steven Jamison, her only sister JoAnn Hamm, her children Mary Berardesco and husband Ronnie, JoAnn Moore, Joseph Moore and wife Kira, William Jamison JR and Jessica Jamison, 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, her closest friends Sue and Bill. Claire enjoyed many things in life especially time with her Family, reading, bingo and of course Atlantic City with the Golden Girls, herself, JoAnn H and Mary Q.

 

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday August 22nd from 2-4 service starting at 3pm at the Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home , 1200 10th Ave, Neptune 

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Joseph D. Barrett of Marietta, PA formerly born and raised at Jersey Shore, passed away peacefully surrounded by 26 members of his loving family on August 3,2021.

From a young age Joe was God’s helpers at First United Methodist Church, Bradley Beach. Joe was an extremely hard worker who treated his co-workers as family. He was a die-hard Yankees fan and was always ready to play a game of basketball. Joe spoke fluent sarcasm and always had a big smile on his face and would also put a smile on everyone else’s face.

Joe was a loving father, brother, uncle and husband who loved his family more than words.

Joe was predeceased by his loving mother Rosemarie, father, beloved sister Donna Pollock, his best friend and older brother John Barrett, and two baby boys.

He leaves behind his wife of almost 20 years, Anna whom he adored. His children who he lives his life for Jessica and husband Kurt Meyer, Ashley and husband Jon Murrin, Kira Barrett, Joseph Barrett, and Carly Barrett, two adored grandsons Noah and Kurt. As well as his sisters Debbie O’Neil, Kathy O’Neil and brother Scott. Joe loved his siblings deeply.

Joe also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who he loved so much and would do anything for.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 10,2021 from 4pm to 7pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment is private. Please come as you are when you come to pay your respects.

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Anna Jane Bird nee Battjer, of Ocean Township at the age of 91. Anna passed away July 27,2021.

Anna was born in her parent’s house on Bowne Road in Wayside. She attended Oakhurst School, Asbury Park High School and is a graduate of Trenton State Teachers College. Anna started her teaching career at Neptune High School in 1950 where she met her husband of 69 years. After raising five children, she returned to school to earn her Masters degree and teach Business Administration at Brookdale Community College. Throughout her life Anna stayed very active, enjoying horseback riding, tap dancing, tennis, skiing, golf, biking and traveling all over Europe. Anna was always ready for an adventure. Some of her favorites were swimming with dolphins, rappelling, and riding in a hot air balloon. She also spent much of her time trying and sharing new recipes. Anyone she met was touched by her kindness and loving nature. Her friends admired her for her strength and perseverance to overcome any obstacle that came her way.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, Anna is survived by her husband Walter Bird, her son Thomas Bird, her daughters Phyllis Morehead, Kathy Friedman, Alice Friedman and Patty Collins, her grandchildren Christopher Bird, Anne Marie Burgos, Charlie Bird, Ashley Zanetell, Daniel Friedman, Ian Friedman, Alex Friedman, Connor Collins and Nicole Collins and her great-grandchildren Alex, Jackson, Wally, Noah and Calista.

A funeral service will be held at Wayside United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 12:00pm. This is the church where she was married and attended with her family. She has always maintained a strong faith in God. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

 June Harriet Hurley, 85, of Neptune NJ, passed peacefully on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune NJ. June was born in Belleville NJ. She traveled extensively as a dedicated military spouse with her loving husband, Larry and children, later settling in Wall and Neptune Township, NJ. June became a teacher's aide for the Wall Township School District, enjoying an early retirement to spend time with her cherished family and friends. June loved feeding her birds, lunch dates with her besties, Pat and Carol and sitting in the sun chatting with her neighbors.

June was predeceased by her husband, Austin L. Hurley in 1999 and a son, William L. Hurley in 2013.

June is survived by her loving daughter and sons; Brenda Lee Cottrell and husband, Richard of St. Augustine FL, David S. of Hickory NC, Christopher J. and wife, Marilyn of York SC and Stephan T. of San Diego CA. June is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, July 26, 2021 between 4pm and 7pm at the Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home 1200 10th Ave. Neptune, NJ. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be a blessing in June's memory.

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Thomas Vincelli Immigrated in 1961 from Cicala, Italy with his family Giuseppe(father), Luigina(mother) and Adelina(sister). He was a lifelong resident of Long Branch, N.J. Thomas left high school and became a self employed Master Carpenter and Cabinet maker. He extremely enjoyed snow skiing as a hobby as well as mountain biking and he loved making homemade wine as well. 
Thomas is predeceased by father Giuseppe Vincelli, mother Luigina Vincelli, sister Adelina Penta and wife Janann Vincelli.
Thomas leaves behind his daughter Sheri Vincelli as well as his son Thomas J. Vincelli, daughter in-law Cristine Vincelli  and his two grandchildren Tommy J. Vincelli and Brenna Vincelli

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Diana Saluto Lusardi, 75, of Bradley Beach passed away peacefully at home in Spring Lake surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 24,2021.

Diana, known as Diane, met her husband Steve while he was performing at The Pillow Talk in Asbury Park. They were married in May of 1969. They resided in Bradley Beach for many years where they raised their family. Diane was the ultimate caregiver taking care of family, friends and those in need. She enjoyed her jobs as Secretary at the Bradley Beach School, Director of the Bradley Beach Public Library and Officer of the Court at Monmouth County Superior Courthouse working closely with Judge Michael T. Farren.

Diane is predeceased by her parents Andrew and Virginia Saluto, her daughter Stephanie, her sister Adele and Ginger; her nephew Ronnie and her grandnephew Drew. Diane is survived by her husband Steve, devoted sons, Jason and Christian, as well as her five cherished grandchildren Christian Jr., Victoria, Carolann, Isabel and Tea. She is also remembered by all of her nieces and nephews who loved her very much.

Services are private for the family at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune, NJ 07753.

A mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00am Wednesday, June 30,2021 at The Parish of Saint Teresa of Calcutta (formerly The Church of The Ascension) in Bradley Beach where all are welcomed.

Mary M. Glassford, passed away on June 19, 2021 at Atria Senior Living, Tinton Falls at the age of 96.  She resided in Wanamassa for more than 63 years and worked at Foodtown in Wanamassa for 15 years before retiring in 1980.  She was a past member of the Women's Auxiliary of Asbury Park Elks Club, Daughters of America, Neptune City and Ballard Methodist Church, Asbury Park.

 

She was predeceased by her husband, William T. Glassford, Jr. who passed away in 1965.  She was also predeceased by her second husband, Harold Cook who passed away in 2009.  Mary is survived by her daughter, Maryann Haase and her husband, Dennis, Toms River; her daughter, Linda Pierce and her husband, Charles Pierce Neptune City; her son Mark Glassford and his wife, Ellen Manasquan and 4 grandchildren Christina, Jennifer, Jason and Joseph.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. 

 

The funeral service is private. Arrangements have bee entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home.

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Maria Keehn, 92, passed away on Friday, June 18th at Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehabilitation - Shrewsbury after a courageous battle with COVID-19.

Born July 4, 1928 to Filomena (Vetrano-Vacchiano) & Vincenzo James Rutigliano in Neptune, N.J.

While Maria was a young girl, her father Vincenzo returned to Italy to serve as a Customs Officer during WWII; she and her mother, Filomena, remained in the United States. During a battle in Matera, Vincenzo sustained multiple wounds which claimed his life while helping to save his comrades. In recognition of Vincenzo’s heroism, he received several awards. In 1990, the Italian government held a dedication ceremony to honor Vincenzo. Maria was invited to the dedication of a new customs barracks that were built in Matera and named the “Vincenzo Rutigliano Customs Barracks.” A roadway in Matera was also named in his honor.

Maria lived in the Asbury Park - Neptune area before marrying Robert Keehn and moving to Sea Bright. While in Sea Bright she was active in the town and supported her husband Robert as he served on the Borough Council as Police Commissioner, a member of the fire department and later had a 25-year career as a “Sea Bee” in the U.S. Navy.

Maria worked at A&P before joining Shop-Rite Foodarama as a meat wrapper where she retired after 25 years of service working throughout the company.

Maria resided at Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing & Rehabilitation - Shrewsbury for the past five years. She served on the resident council and offered care and compassion for her fellow residents throughout her extended residency.

Maria was an incredible caregiver who always put others before herself. She was the matriarch of the family with an open door for all those who needed assistance. She was a spirited woman who referred to herself as always being “fat and sassy.”

Maria is predeceased by her husband Robert Keehn and significant other Frank Baron, as well as her sisters: Rose Vacchiano; Mary Vacchiano; Julia Vacchiano; brothers John Vacchiano and his wife, Marie; Frank Vacchiano and his wife, Millie; James Vacchiano and his wife, Rose.

She is survived by her sister, Vincenza Amicucci and husband, Fernando. Sons, Robert Keehn &  Bruce Keehn, Sr. and wife, Lisa. Grandchildren: Robert Keehn, Jr and wife, Kris; CDR. Kerri Keehn, USN (Ret.) and husband, Timothy Hays; Staci Force, EdD and husband, Jeffrey; Bruce Keehn, Jr. and wife, Christine; Evelyn Keehn; and Bryan Keehn and wife, Kristin.  Great-grandchildren: Lauren Wienges, Ryan and Alexis Cutignola; Bruce III, Salvatore, and Domenica Keehn; Annemarie and Abigail Force; James and Riley Keehn. Nieces and nephews: Dolly Gubitosa, Dolly Tate, Johnny Vacchiano, Frank Vacchiano, Nick Vacchiano and wife, Carol; Daniella Amicucci; Gaia Carloni and husband, Milo; as well as many great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend  a viewing  Wednesday, June 23, 2021  from 4pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10am service will be held Thursday, June 24,2021 at the funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.come

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Rosa Eunice Desanchez, born April 18th, 1941 in Bogota Colombia, passed away on June 19th 2021. She is survived by Husband Rubin Ortiz, Daughter Patty Sanchez, Sons Louie Sanchez, Peter Sanchez, Morris Sanchez, & Kenny Ortiz, Grandchildren Carlos, Heather, Helen, Vanessa, Marissa, Michael, Jenna, Tiffany, Melanie, Nestor Jr, Katie, and Casidy. Rosa known to everyone as “MEMA” was a mother to all who walked through her door. She welcomed all with open arms and made them feel like one of her own. She was funny, strong, independent and always on the go. Her presence and love will always be felt by everyone’s heart she has touched and will painfully be missed.

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Anne Marie O’Connor age 74 passed away at home on June 8th, 2021. Anne was born in New Milford. She graduated from Neptune High School class of 65’. Anne worked as a pharmacy technician at JSMC for over 25 years. Anne is survived by her two daughters Sheryl and Michele O’connor and her granddaughter Keirsten. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. “ 

Edna B. DeAngelis, 83 of Neptune, passed away peacefully on June 16,2021. Edna was born to Edwin and Dorothy Burke in Neptune NJ. She was a life-long resident of Neptune and graduated Neptune High School in 1956. Edna retired in the Neptune school system and also worked as a banquet waitress for over 30 years.

She was predeceased by her parents Edwin and Dorothy Burke, her brothers Bill and Bud Burke, and her beloved husband of 59 years Vincent DeAngelis Sr. She is survived by her son Dr. Vincent DeAngelis Jr.,daughter Stephine McAnee and her husband Jimmy, daughter in law Patricia DeAngelis, sister in law Nancy Burke, her grandchildren Glenn Little and wife Rhona, Vincent DeAngelis III, Anthony DeAngelis, Seamus McAnee, Aidan McAnee, two great grandchildren Dylan and Lucy Little, as well as many nieces, nephews and Kathy Heckel who is like another daughter.

A memorial visitation will be held Monday, June 21,2021 from 4pm-8pm with a 6pm service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Associated Humane Society of NJ or the Monmouth County SPCA.

Many thanks to the staff on Brennen 6 @ Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

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Kenneth F. O’Donnell, 71, of Brielle, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at his home peacefully. Ken was born to Jean and Herbert O’Donnell in Neptune, NJ.   He grew up in Neptune City, NJ where he could always be found playing sports, especially baseball and basketball.  Being signed to the Kansas City Royals Organization out of high school, Ken began a very successful career.  He traveled playing minor league baseball for 5 years before returning back to his hometown.  Ken graduated from Monmouth College and went on to become a teacher, coach and mentor at the Neptune Middle and High Schools.  He married the love of his life Karen (Kratson) on August 26, 1973.  They were married for 47 years and raised 3 wonderful children.  Throughout Ken’s career at Neptune he accomplished several feats.  As a player, he was selected as All-Shore and All-State in baseball and basketball.  As a coach, he left a legacy with his leadership, dedication and passion for all his players.  Throughout his 43 year career with Neptune he coached several sports including boys soccer, Varsity baseball, and Girls and Boys Varsity basketball.  In 1984 his girls basketball team won their first NJSIAA Group championship.  In 2002 and 2009 his boys basketball teams won NJSIAA Group championships.  He was inducted into the Neptune High School Hall of Fame as a coach and a player, as well as the New Jersey State Sports Hall of Fame.  Ken is the only Jersey Shore coach ever to win state championships as a boys and girls Varsity basketball coach, and one of the only coaches in the state to accomplish this feat.  After his retirement Ken went on to coach the Hillel Yeshiva Boys Varsity Basketball team where he led them to successful seasons.

Ken was predeceased by his parents Jean and Herbert O’Donnell and brother Herbert O’Donnell Jr.  He is survived by his loving wife Karen O’Donnell; sister Barbara Johnson; children Kevin O’Donnell and wife Amy, Sean O’Donnell and wife Beth and Lauren Behnke and husband Greg; his grandchildren Katherine, Matthew, Ava, Maya, Jack and Finnegan; and many other family members.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to the American Heart Association https://www.heart.org

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Wednesday, June 16,2021 from 2pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10:30am mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday ,June 17,2021 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park. Interment will be private.

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Richard K. Hemi Hempsted, February 7,1955 to May 25,2021, of Howell, NJ formerly of Wanamassa, NJ passed away peacefully at home. Richard was born February 7 1955 in Toms River, NJ and lived in Wanamassa before moving to Howell after his marriage to Dona Fisher Hempsted.

He graduated from Ocean Township High School, after graduating he joined the Navy and did boot camp in Great Lakes Michigan and was a air plane mechanic stationed in Brunswick Maine .  He was Head Custodian at Dow Ave and Wanamassa School in Ocean Township for 28 years. He was also a Boy Scout.

Richard was a member of the Sunrise Rod & Gun Club. He was an avid bass fisherman spending most of his free time enjoying his boat and favorite fishing holes, The Swimming River, Manasquan Reservoir, & Sunset Lake. He loved nature and being outside fishing, hunting and tending to his yard and garden. He had so many talents some of them are he loved playing the harmonica with his friends and their bands at Sudsy Mug and Mr.Blus and also enjoyed woodworking

Richard was predeceased by his father Robert Hempsted and mother and step father Alice and Louis Woida, sister Eva Mae VanNote. Surviving is his loving wife Dona Fisher Hempsted of Howell, brothers Raymond Hempsted and wife Rosemary of Wanamassa, Robert Hempsted and wife Madonna of Neptune City, sisters Clara Clementi and husband John of Ocean, Eileen Brown of Portage Wisconsin, and a boat load of nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Interment will be private.

Please make donations In Richard's Name to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Judes Place

Memphis, TN 38105

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JoAnne F.(Kolb) Dailey, 86, formerly Neptune, passed away May 25, 2021 at Bartley Healthcare and Rehab in Jackson.

JoAnne was a nurse for 38 years before retiring, and a devoted Catholic.

She was predeceased by her parents Philip and Angelina Simplicio, sister Frances Kruger, brother Philip Simplicio Jr, and her three husbands. Surviving is her daughter Linda Shields and husband Robert of Howell, her brother Joseph Simplicio and wife Joan of FL., her two grandchildren Alexis Shields and husband Brian Shaprio of Westfield, NJ, and Austin Shields and wife Melanie of Howell.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Thursday, May 26,2021 from 6pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 10am service will be held Friday, May 27,2021 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

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Natalie F. Gellington, 88, of Bradley Beach passed away peacefully at her home on

May 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Neptune to Wassily (William) and Olga Novick.  She was raised in

Tinton Falls on her parent’s farm, where she developed her love of fowers and

gardening.

Natalie worked for many years at Windsor Card Store in Seaview Mall, Ocean and

later at Kelly’s Hallmark Store in Middlebrook Shopping Center, Ocean.

In her re/rement, she enjoyed traveling with her son and his family, loved

working in her garden and tending her many plants and watching the Game Show

network.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 year, Jack Gellington and her brother,

William Novick. She is survived by her sister, Kay Tavis, her daughters, Susan

Tedeschi and her partner, Kevin Howland, Linda Gellington and Jackie

Stri4ma4er, her son, David Gellington and his wife, Tracy, She is also survived by

her beloved grandchildren, Michael Tedeschi, Danny Strittmatter, Adam Strittmatter and Chase Gellington and her 2 great grandchildren, Amelia and James Strittmatter, who brought her much joy.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Thursday, May 13,2021 from4pm-7pm with a 5:30pm service at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will take place 11:15am, May 14, 2021 at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

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Frank J. Lineberry was a retired administrator from the Middletown Board of Education.  He was a resident of Neptune, NJ.  He passed away on April 22, 2021 at his winter residence in Boynton Beach, Fl. 

He was born in Newark, NJ on May 20, 1947.  Son of Frank and Catherine Lineberry.  He grew up in Shark River Hills, Neptune.

He was a graduate from Kean University (formerly Newark State College), earning a bachelor’s degree in early education and later his Master’s Degree in Education Administration.  While at Kean, he was a varsity baseball player, class officer, Brother, and officer of Sigma Beta Tau fraternity.  He was known by his brothers and others as a great person, liked and loved by all. 

Frank dedicated his life to education and spent most of his career in Middletown.  He began as a sixth-grade teacher at Fairview Elementary School, and then was a principal at River Plaza, Nutswamp, and Thorne Middle School.

The last 10 years of his career were spent as a clinical supervisor mentoring future educators from Kean and Georgian Court Universities where he observed student teachers in several NJ school districts.  A post that brought him much joy and happiness.  However, his greatest treasure in life was his family.

Frank loved skiing with his wife Sydney and their yearly trips to Cape Cod.  He also enjoyed fishing, golfing, umpiring, going to the beach, and being outside.  But most of all he loved watching his grandchildren be them, whether it was playing in the band, dancing on stage, singing and acting in a play, hitting baseballs, shooting hoops or catching lacrosse balls, Pop was always there cheering them on. 

When Frank spoke, everyone listened.  He could captivate an audience with his quick wit and charm.  He had a twinkle in his eye and his smile could light up a room.   Everybody that knew him was thankful to be a part of his life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Sydney Lineberry, his daughter Erin & husband Brian Kennedy, his son Jamy & wife Bethany Lineberry, his stepchildren Scott Atkins, and Chris & Sandi Atkins.  His 6 grandchildren Connor, Alyssa, Brandon, Liam, Ella, & Maddy; as well as his sister Nancy & Mike Hoey, and nephew John Rosinsky.

 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory to The Make a Wish Foundation would be greatly appreciated by his family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home.

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Theodore M. Newcomer Sr. 

 

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Theodore Martin Newcomer Sr.  Theodore was born on August 25th, 1949 in Fitkin Hospital, Neptune NJ.  He grew up in Neptune with his five siblings, where he graduated from Neptune High School, he attended the Missouri University of Science & Technology, in Rolla MO.  He resided and raised his family in Bradley Beach, NJ where he lived for forty-five years.  Ted was a Master Electrician and a Master HVACR Licensee, where he learned the electrical trade from his father Abram, who was also a Master Electrician Licensee.  Ted, in his earlier years, was a skilled painter and creator of custom hand painted signs, where he usually was found on weekends at flea markets and craft shows throughout NJ.  In recent years, Ted was a Licensed Real Estate Agent with the State of NJ, at Patrick Parker Realty.  He was an avid fisherman, from surf casting to long runs out to the canyon with his buddies fishing for tuna and mako shark.  Ted was well known for an unparalleled sense of humor for any occasion, in any environment and usually at an inappropriate time, along with a relentless and endearing sarcasm of “busting people’s chops” that found its way into many conversations with his most beloved family, friends, and associates.  He is also known as Ted, Teddy, Uncle Ted, Dad and most importantly Pop Pop to 4 of his most cherished and adored individuals, his grandchildren.  He was a collector of many great artifacts, possibly the lost parts of the Dead Seas Scrolls, tools, and still brand-new office supplies, enough to stock the Empire State Building for a month, that he had a hard time letting go of through the years.

 

He passed away on Wednesday April 21st, 2021 at Jersey Shore Medical Center with his immediate family at his side.   He was preceded in death by his parents Abram D. Newcomer & Doris A. Newcomer, a brother James M. Newcomer, and his in-laws Walter C. Rummel and Janet R. Rummel.  Theodore is survived by his loving wife and caretaker of 49 years, Cathi H. Newcomer, his beloved children, his daughter Tara M. Buckley, his son Theodore M. Newcomer Jr., along with his beloved and cherished grandchildren, Ashley J. Trottier, Lily P. Newcomer, Alex R. Buckley, Kodiak M. Newcomer, his son-in-law Ryan M. Buckley and his daughter-in-law Kristen A. Newcomer. His siblings, A. Dave Newcomer, Ronald A. Newcomer, Patricia A. Rusca, and Carol A. Albanesi.  He is also survived by a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins who he loved dearly.

 

No services will be held at this time, a Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later, yet to be determined date, that will be announced by his immediate family.  In lieu of flowers, we would like to ask for a donation in his name and loving memory, Theodore Martin Newcomer Sr., to any of the following organizations.

 

The American Lung Association

https://action.lung.org/site/Donation2?df_id=31272&mfc_pref=T&31272.donation=form1

 

Monmouth County SPCA

https://monmouthcountyspca.org/tribute-donation-form/

 

Wall United Methodist Church

https://www.umc.org/en/how-we-serve/umcgiving/donate

 

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Tangerine Ann Schoch Richardson of Wall, NJ passed April 26, 2021.

She is survived by daughter, Katherine Perry, son Thomas Richardson, grandchildren; Carter & Kayla Perry, and Thomas & Jeremy Richardson and sisters; Orangee Moser and Sherrie McConaughey and too many friends to name.

Tangee was brilliant. She independently passed the NJ Real Estate Board then went on to secure a job as a computer programmer for Continental Insurance Company. She had a great sense of humor and was able to find ways to laugh through even the most trying times. She was eager to share a story or two and could talk literally for hours. Tangee was an amazing cook and enjoyed hosting gatherings of friends and family for holidays and celebrations. Her attributes surpassed others’. Her high cheekbones and contagious smile were stunning. Her physical strength afforded her the ability to handle most anything, including a remodel of the 3 story Victorian home where she lived for numerous years. She loved animals and would rescue them, often having a menagerie at home.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy do so by donating to the John Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center at https://secure.jhu.edu/form/lymedisease in Tangerine Richardson’s name.

A celebration of life will be held at Shark River Park, School House Road on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 2 to 6 PM. Please wear bright colors and bring stories and memories to share. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home.

Michael and Dolores Ballerino

Memorial Service Saturday April 17, 2021 10am at Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home 1200 10th Avenue Neptune NJ 07712

 

Inurment Mt. Calvary Cemetery  Neptune NJ following Memorial Service


Ryan Richard Zahlmann, of Neptune City, passed away suddenly at his home on April 3, 2021. He was 44 years old.

Ryan was a graduate of Wall High School Class of "95". After High School, he and his brother, Kevin started "KR Lawn Service" which they still actively own and operate.

Ryan was passionate about art and created many paintings. He loved watching football and was an avid Jets and Notre Dame Fan. He was an animal lover and adored the many Boxers his family had as pets throughout the years. Some of his favorite memories were of summers their family spent on vacation to Lake George, NY.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, and uncle Wayne (Mooch).

Surviving are his loving parents, Laurie and Richard, his brother, Kevin, his Aunts and Uncles; Mary and Paul, Denise and Alan, Carole, Karin and Herbie, Susan and Jimmy, Peggy and John, Debbie and Jim, and his many cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2pm-4pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Angelina Rose Chasey, of Eatontown, passed away April 3,2021 at Monmouth Medical Center. She was 93 years old.

She was predeceased by her brother Anthony, sisters Rose, Viola, Jenny, and Mary.

Surviving is her daughters Kathy and husband Tom, Diana, Joan and husband Randy, her four grandchildren Jason, Lindsay, Sarah, Heather, as well as her two great grandchildren Lilly and Peyton.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 11am-12:15pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune

A 12:30pm mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Out Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park. Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls.

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit http:/www.ftl-funeralhome.com

Peter DePonte, of Howell, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at home. He was 64 years old.

Peter and his brother Anthony owned and operated P DePonte Construction for many years. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed watching the Yankees, Giants and the Boston Celtics. He also sponsored numerous softball leagues.

He was predeceased by his parents Anthony Sr. and Florence DePonte.

Surviving is his daughter Lauren DePonte McConnell and husband Ryan, his sons Daren DePonte, Kross DePonte, his sister Theresa Whitley, his brother Anthony DePonte Jr. and wife Kathie, grandchildren Gianna DePonte, Mickey McConnell, Leila-Jade McConnell, and his nieces and nephews Tracy DePonte, Patrick DePonte, Brian Crammer, Lexxi Crammer, and Jill Whitley.

Interment will be private for the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, Neptune. http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Michael Barone, passed away March 26,2021 at the age of 45.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 11am-3pm at the Francioni Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home 1200 10th Avenue Neptune NJ

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing

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Mauricio Tirado, of Asbury Park, passed away Thursday, April 1,2021 at the age of 85.

Surviving is his wife Juanita, children Jessica, Baneza, Diane (Tata), Carmelo (Jr.), Ivette, his grandchildren, Leticia, Xzavion, Anastacia, Emily, Elyus, and his siblings Margarita, Antonio Tomas, and son in-law Jessie.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Wednesday, April 7,2021 from 4pm-8pm at the Francioni Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home 1200 10th Avenue Neptune NJ . A 11:30am mass will be held Thursday, April 8,2021 at Holy Spirit Church, Asbury Park.  Interment will follow at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. NJ

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.


 Mary (Cazella) Webb, 86, of Ocean Township, passed away peacefully March 7, 2021 at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa Kansas.
She was predeceased in 2008 by her husband Louis in Daytona, Florida and by her second husband Melvin 2019 in Kansas.
Mary is survived by her children Michael (New Jersey), Louis (Florida), Jamie (Wisconsin), Gordon (Florida), Mary (Florida). She leaves 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune is entrusted with the arrangements.
Interment will take place privately at Monmouth Memorial Park

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Doris C. McGrath, 96, of Ocean Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 4, 2021. She was 96 years old.

Doris lived life to the fullest, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends during the holidays, trips to Atlantic City with her girlfriend’s, and making arts and crafts.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Charles McGrath, her son Robert McGrath, and her sister Jean Hafner.

Surviving are her devoted daughter Chris Grant and husband Bitsy,  her granddaughter Dawn Quinones and husband Alex, her grandson Steven Grant and wife Jamie, her daughter-in-law Laurie Webster and husband Keith, her great granddaughter Samara Quinones, her great grandson Nolan Grant, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 6pm-8pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wanamassa Fire Compnay.

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

Josephine Camooso, 98, of Brick Township, passed away peacefully on March 1,2021. Josephine, was born in Neptune, to Louisa and Giuseppe Curto. On September 2, 1945, she married the love of her life, Carmen “Nuch” Camooso. Being an only child, she was thrilled to become part of the extraordinary and very large Camooso family of Asbury Park. Josephine loved her family and friends. She enjoyed entertaining and was the life of the party, always donning her fashionable turtleneck of the day.

Among her happy memories was her participation in church and school activities at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Asbury Park and summers on Avon beach. She was a proud member of the Top Hatters Auxiliary of Asbury Park.

Josephine is predeceased by her husband Carmen. She is survived by her loving daughters, Linda and her husband Richard, Seaside Park and Carol and her husband Ted, Stuart, Florida, her granddaughter Christina, and her grandson Joseph and his wife Abby and Coco, Pierre and Frankie B.

Because of the Covid pandemic a celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, C/O Sister Jude, 1220 1st Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

Arrangement are under the direction of Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home in Neptune.

Patricia L. Ordino, of Neptune, passed away February 23, 2021 at her home. She was 68 years old.

Patricia was a self-employed hairdresser for many years.

Surviving is her loving husband Salvatore Ordino, her son Michael Clare, her step daughter Gina Ordino, her sister Kathleen Patti and husband Joe, and her two grandsons Devon and Christopher. Patricia enjoyed online shopping.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Wednesday, March 3,2021 from 4pm to 7pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune, NJ. A 10:30 mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, March 4,2021 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury ParkNJ. Entombment will follow at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt.

 

 

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Lynn D. Moody, 56, of Ocean Township, New Jersey, peacefully passed away on February 19, 2021 surrounded by loved ones, after a difficult battle with Covid-19.

Lynn was born on May 15, 1964 to Raymond and Juliette Simon in Long Branch, New Jersey. Lynn graduated from Ocean Township High School in 1982. After graduation, she worked as a Dental Hygienist for a number of years before dedicating her life to raising her two beautiful children and many others along the way.

In November of 1992, she met Miles Moody III, the love of her life. Lynn and Miles raised two children, R.J. DApolito and Miles Moody IV.

During her life, she became an avid boater, dog lover, and the perfect mom and wife to her family. She was amazing home chef and always made sure that guests left the house stuffed, whether they liked it or not. Lynn was and still is the heart of soul of her family.

Lynn was predeceased by her parents, Ray and Juliette Simon. She is survived by her husband, Miles Moody III, her children, R.J. DApolito and Miles Moody IV, as well as her sister, Joy.  

Services will be held at Francioni, Taylor, and Lopez Funeral Home, in Neptune on Tuesday February 23 from 4-7pm. There will be a church service held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Asbury Park on Wednesday, February 24 at 10:30 am.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the SPCA of Monmouth County.

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Michael Lombardi Sr., age 69, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2021.  He was born and raised in Highlands, NJ. He graduated from Henry Hudson in 1970.  He worked in retail management until he retired.  Michael is survived by his ex-wife Darlene, children  Mandi (Dave), Sarah (Frank), and James (Ashley) and Grandchildren Michaylin, Shannon, Frankie, Dominick, Bella, Jaydin, Trinity, Auria and Caius and brother Bobby (Carol). He was predeceased by his son Michael, parents Bill and Betty, and brother Jimmy.  Services will not be held at this time.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Scholarship that is dedicated to Mr. Lombardi’s son- The Michael Lombardi Jr. Memorial Scholarship – http://gf.me/u/ziarfu

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Sean died unexpectedly on January 21st at the age of 32. Sean was known for his contagious smile, his love of cooking, and life in general. He was not afraid to go after what he wanted and explore new beginnings. He will be greatly missed by his family, and loved ones, but is now in his mother's loving arms along with his grandmother.

He was predeceased by his mother Diane Timpani in 2003 and his grandmother Carmen Timpani in 1999 survived are his family members his grandfather Frank Timpani, his uncle Frank Timpani and aunt Robyn his aunt Sylvia Timpani Polito and Uncle Ben his aunt Cathy Timpani his aunt Jean Dolly and uncle Peter his uncle Michael Timpani and aunt Laura and his cousins PJ, Julian, Michael, Nicholas, Angelo, and Luciano he is also survived by his partner Steven Spady and his pets Allison his cat and his two Geico's lemon and Lego who loved him dearly.

 A memorial visitation will be held February 6th from 11am to 1pm at Francioni, Taylor and Lopez Funeral Home 1200 10th Avenue, Neptune NJ. Please respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

 Due to covid-19 the burial will be private in lieu of flowers donations could be made to the Fulfill Food Bank in Neptune NJ. Thank you all for being such an important part of his life.

 

For more information visit Http://www.FTL-Funeralhome.com

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Bruce John O'Neil SR , 60 passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. Bruce was born and raised in Belmar, NJ and loved the beach. He was a huge yankee fan and loved watching his children play sports especially his daughters travel softball league. He worked for AJ produce. Bruce is predeceased by his father John O'Neil , mother Sandra O'Neil and brother Scott O'Neil. Bruce left behind a huge family including the mother of his children, Debra O'Neil. His children Bruce O'Neil Jr, and wife Nikkole, Joseph O'Neil and wife Briauna, Sandra O'Neil and husband John, John O'Neil,  Summer O'Neil and husband Luis, Autumn O'Neil, Faith O'Neil and Tara Barrett. His grandchildren George, Amberlyn, Savannah, Noelle, Wynter, Mya, Ayven, Gabriella, Jax, Emma, Max and Callie. His sister Terri, nieces Tara, Stephanie and Joycelyn, his nephews Shawn and Christian and great nieces Chelsea, Aurora and Priscilla and Great nephew  Sage. Viewing will be held at francioni funeral home Feb 3rd 3-7 and burial Feb 4th at Neptune Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers and typical Bruce,

 Place a bet at Monmouth Race track!

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit

http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Andrew Sirna, 73, passed away on January 15th. In loving memory of the most honest, loving, and caring friend, father, uncle and brother an email has been created, andrewasirna47@gmail.com, to share photos and memories. He will be dearly missed but always fondly remembered.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Francioni, Taylor & Lopez.

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Helen Camooso, of Asbury Park, passed away peacefully Monday, January 25,2021 at Sunrise Assistant Living of Wall. She was 100 years old.

Helen was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park, she was a member of the Italian American Senior Club of Mt. Carmel, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, and Belmar Elks.

She was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Maria Lucia, her loving husband Benjamin Camooso Sr., sisters Elsie Duncan, Rose Brycki, Florence Robbins, Yolanda Voglino, Frances Smeriglio; brothers Tony Lucia, Peter Lucia, and Rocco Lucia.

Helen leaves behind to cherish her memories, her son Benjamin Camooso Jr. and wife Anna, her brother Joseph Lucia Jr. and wife Maryann, her sister-in-laws Rita Camooso, Rose Lucia, Josephine Camooso, Ida Holmes and husband Oliver as well as many nieces and nephews. Helen enjoyed music, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Friday, January 29,2021 from 9am to 10:30am at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. A 11am mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, January 29, 2021 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Asbury Park. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Neptune.

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Charlotte (Tilton) O’Hagan Matthews

 

            Charlotte H. (nee Tilton) O’Hagan Matthews of Neptune City went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 22nd, 2021 on a beautiful sunny Friday morning at the age of 95 of natural causes.

 

Charlotte was born Nov 20th, 1925 in Manasquan NJ & was a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore living in Manasquan, Neptune City, Leisure Village in Lakewood & Neptune Township. She attended Manasquan Grammar & High School graduating in 1944.

 

            Charlotte worked for the Acme Markets during WWII, where she met her future husband George. They were married in 1946 and celebrated 41 years of marriage until his passing in 1987. She was a homemaker in the 1950s & 1960s, during that time she was active with Memorial United Methodist Church in Neptune City, singing in the Chancel Choir for over 70 years, local girl scouts and the Wilson School PTA. 

 

In 1968 Charlotte began working in the borough clerk’s office of the Borough of Neptune City, retiring in 1988 after 20 years of service to Neptune City. Her bubbly personality & friendliness will be missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, camping, traveling and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

            She was predeceased by her first husband George Joseph O’Hagan in 1987 & sons Robert in 1984 & George Jr in 2014.  She was also predeceased by her parents, Frank & Charlotte H (Brothwell) Tilton of Manasquan, second husband Jacob Matthews, and siblings Peter, Frank, John, Milton, William, Charles, Rebecca, Myrtle, Mary, Sarah, and Anna. She is survived by daughter Linda Dellett & husband Don of Neptune City, as well as grandsons Brian Dellett (wife Janet) Middletown, Scott (wife Sharon), Neptune City, 2 granddaughters Laura & Cara O’Hagan, 2 great granddaughters Madelyn & Avary Dellett, Neptune City & 2 great grandsons, Ridge & Lochlan Dellett, Middletown, son-in-law Ron Black, Sea Girt, plus many nieces and nephews of the O’Hagan & Tilton families.

 

            Friends may call between 5pm & 8pm on February 10th for a family visitation at the Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home located on Atkins & Tenth Avenue in Neptune, with a short memorial tribute & celebration of Charlotte’s life at 6:30pm.  Please remember to follow all Covid-19 guidelines & social distancing. The wearing of masks is mandatory for your safety & health.

 

            Private interment will be at the Brig General William C Doyle Veterans Memorial cemetery, Wrightstown NJ with her husband George O’Hagan Sr.

 

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Building Fund of the West Grove United Methodist Church, 102 Walnut Street, Neptune NJ 07753 or a charity of your choice.

Charles G. Magrino of Cresskill, NJ, formerly of Avon, passed away Tuesday, January 19,2021 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He was 97 years old.

Charles proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He was predeceased by his wife Vera Magrino in 2018. Surviving are his children, Lorraine Palmateer, Charlene Ciongoli and husband Greg, Louise Magrino, Charles Magrino and wife Michelle along with 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 1pm -3pm at Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune. Interment will take place at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown,NJ, on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:30pm, with Military Honors

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. For more information visit http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Michael Frances Maccanico went home to be with the lord on Sunday January 3,2021. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey to Nick and Ruth Maccanico predeceased and grew up in Asbury Park. Mike was an accomplished guitar player and song writer. He played music with many talented musicians throughout his life who would seek Mike out because of his many talents on the guitar. He was known as, “The Man of a Thousand Cords.” Mike mastered artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and The Like. His life passion was music. Talented beyond words Mike recorded soundtracks in the studio with many musicians, record promoters, and song writers such like Ray Dahrouge.

Mike will be remembered not only for his musical talents, but for his friendly demeanor, funny sense of humor. A kind gentle giant, Big Mike had a soft spot in his heart for animals and children. His passing will leave an indelible memory on all who knew him.

Mike is survived by his wife Sherry Guidetti Maccanico, daughter Denisha, step sons Tod and Ronny. Siblings Terry Archer, Marie and Ernie Grove, Lorraine Maccanico, Moran and LaVon Maccanico. Grandchildren Madison, Dominic, Joey, Brandan, Matthew, and Ronny. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Mike loved his dogs Queen and Jackson who he nicknamed “Fats”.

 

 

“In loving Memory of Music Mike”

I never meant to cause you any sorrow

I never mean to cause you any pain

I only wanted one time to see you laughing

 In the Purple Rain

                                    Forever in my heart

                                                Shay Mac

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Carmen M. Pacheco of Neptune City
Carmen Milagros Pacheco, 81 of Neptune City passed away battling pancreatic cancer on Friday, November 27th, 2020.
She was born in Canto, Puerto Rico on November 27th, 1939 to the late Alberto Castro and Marina Davila. In her teenage years, Carmen lived in the Bronx, New York to persue a career as a beautician before relocating to New Jersey in 1982,becoming a CNA.Carmen enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and telenovelas along with dancing and cooking but she especially loved spending most of her time
surrounded with family and friends.
Carmen was a loving and proud wife,
mother and grandmother. She was
predeceased by her husband Irving
Pacheco and daughter Marrie Luz Aird.
She is survived by her brother Jose Manuel Davila in addition to her loving children Lydia Ingram, Moses Pacheco, Elvira Furey and
Jovani Thomas. Among the other survived are her grandchildren Blaine, Brianna, Alex, Isaac,
Mateo, Jordan, Angelina, Savannah, Christian, Enzo, Dominick, Isabella, Alexia, Austin, Jayden
and 2 great grandchildren, Blaine iii and Blake.
A memorial service will be held on January 30, 2021 from 2 to 4pm at Francioni Taylor & Lopez
Funeral Home located at, 1200 Tenth Avenue, Neptune NJ. Condolences to the grieving family may be offered and gratefully appreciated. Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing 

John William Barrett IV

John William Barrett IV, 62 passed away suddenly on 12/29/2020 surrounded by his family. John was born and raised in Bradley Beach, NJ and was a self employed painter. He loved to help others and his heart was bigger than his smile. John lived his life the way he wanted and he wouldn't have it any other way. John is predeceased by his father John Barrett, his beloved mother Rosemarie Barrett his sister Donna Pollock and Brother in law Scott O'Neil. John leaves behind his siblings Joseph Barrett and his wife Anna of Marietta PA, Debra O'Neil and John Harris of Wall, NJ, Kathy O'Neil of Neptune, NJ, Scott Barrett of Marietta, PA, Bruce O'Neil of Neptune, NJ, Steve Pollock of South Carolina and many nieces and nephews. Rest in peace cool dude, we love you. A private service for the family will be held on 1/6/2021.
 

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Thomas A. Chowning, Peeps

Age 73, passed away on December 8th, 2020 at his home in Ocean Township, New Jersey.

Tom was born on July 10th, 1947 in Gary, Indiana to Catherine and James Chowning. After graduating high school he joined the army, serving four years in Korea. After returning from service, Tom married the love of his life, Judy Chowning on May 5th, 1969. Soon after, Tom began working at the Windmill club and retired in 2015. His entire life he was an avid Disney fan, always having a trip planned. He loved Classic cars and on weekends you could often find him at a Classic car show, showing off his “Baby”. Tom was a Big kid and enjoy life as such.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Chowning, his kids Thomas Chowning, wife Mary Jo and kids Joseph and Michael of Ocean Township, Jennifer Chowning and son Bradly of Ocean Township, John Chowning, wife Melissa and kids Parker & Elliot of Flower Mound. Countless family members and friends who will dearly Miss him. He is predeceased by his son, Michael Chowning. 

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, for more information visit

Http://www.ftl-funeralhome.com

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Lillian (Cutaia) McCabe

November 3,1931-December 13,2020

Beloved mother to Brenda, Clara, and Michael. Gramma to Daniel, Alex, Christine, Amy, Zachary, and Evan. Great gramma to Brooke, Alexandra, and Juniper. Former wife of Gilbert McCabe.

Born in Enfield, Ct. Lilly moved to Neptune, NJ as a young girl.

Lilly loved living by the beach. She also enjoyed dancing (especially disco), music (especially Johnny Mathis, Bette Midler, and Barbara Striesand). She was very artistic, and loved working as a teacher’s assistant. She had an immense love for children. Her greatest joy and passion by far, was her family. She was always selfless and compassionate, and she tried her best to give what she could to those in need.

Lilly will always be remembered for her fun-loving bubbly personality. She will truly be missed by her family, but they are comforted knowing that she is now out of pain and on the other side carried by the angels to her loved ones that went before her.

Her viewing will be on January 3, 2021 from 11am until 2pm at the Franconi, Taylor & Lopez Funeral home located at 1200 10th Avenue, Neptune, NJ 07753

We will adhere to strict Covid protocol. Everyone who visits must wear a mask and social distance with limited visitation.

Phyllis Bruno

Neptune City - Phyllis Bruno, of Neptune City, passed away Thursday, December 17,2020 at Meridian Nursing & Rehabilitation at Ocean Grove. She was 87 years old.

Phyllis worked at Hollywood Golf Club for 55 years before retiring.

She was predeceased by her husband Michael Bruno in 1999.

Surviving are her sons Michael Bruno and wife Jacquline, Richard Bruno and wife Michelle, and her grandchildren Michael, Gary and Mackenzie.
All services are private. Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral home is handling the arrangements.

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Gloria J. Turetzkin, of Neptune City, passed away Monday, December 7,2020 at home. She was 62 years old. She was born in Plainfield, NJ. Gloria grew up and resided in Garwood, NJ before moving to Neptune City in 1985. Gloria worked for New Jersey American Water Company for the last 30 years.

Gloria enjoyed flea market and auction shopping, spending time at Belmar Beach and quality time with her children.

Gloria was predeceased by her parents Andrew and Anna Harchar. She is survived by her loving sons, James and Benjamin, and her sisters Carolyn and Maryanne.

 Memorial service will be held Monday, December 14, 2020 from 5pm-7pm with a 6pm religious service at

Francioni, Taylor & Lopez Funeral Home, 1200 10th Ave, Neptune.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please be respectful of all in attendance by wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.