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

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.

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


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.

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.

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