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Herbert "Buddy" E. Bush
Age 90 - Rumson

Herbert "Buddy" E. Bush died on May 17, 2016, peacefully at his home in Rumson, where he lived for 72 years with his wife of 69 years. Gloria passed in 2013. He mourned for her everyday.

Buddy was predeceased in 1967 by his son Herbert R. Bush, "Skipper", who was member of the US Air Force. He is survived by his beloved daughters Bonnie Ciambrone (Joseph, deceased) and Jennifer Tobias and her husband Richard.

Buddy was a veteran of the US Coast Guard serving during World War II. He then worked as a machinist and manager with Bendix Corporation until his retirement.

He was a life member of the Rumson Volunteer Fire Company since 1946 and Chief in 1964. Buddy was the oldest living member at the department having served for 69 years.

Buddy's main focus was home and family. He is remembered by his neighbors for grooming his stone driveway daily with a gravel rake. He always enjoyed having a project. He built a ski jump and hand crafted water skis with his brother-in-law Raymond Eckhoff. A member of the Jersey Skeeters, he spent many happy hours boating on the Navesink River.

His most satisfying role was as Poppie to his beloved grandchildren, Anthony and Ann Ciambrone, Alicia Tobias, Joseph Ciambrone, Richard Jr. and Heather Tobias, Adam and Krista Tobias.

He was blessed to be a great-grandfather to Olivia and Cecila Ciambrone, twins Richard III and Jack Tobias, and Ellee and Danny. He will be greatly missed by his dear, devoted sister Joyce Eckhoff. He leaves behind as well cousins, nieces and nephews in the Eckhoff and Ott families.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 22nd from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Funeral Service will be held at Thompson Memorial Home on Monday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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Bruno Sama
Age 94 - Rumson

Bruno Sama, 94, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1921, in Sant'Andrea, Calabria, Italy to the late Nicola and Teresa Carioti Sama, and immigrated to the United States as a teen. Bruno proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a resident of Rumson, New Jersey for over 55 years.

Bruno Sama was the owner-operator of "Bruno's Barber Shop" for over 50 years with locations in Rumson on East River and Black Point Roads and in Long Branch on Atlantic and Ocean Avenues.

Bruno is survived and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of over sixty years, Vittoria; his children, Maria (Lawrence) Michaels of Novi, MI, Dina Sama Venero, and Lisa (Mark) Holmes of Pennington, NJ; his grandchildren, Marc Michaels, Michelle Michaels, Alexandra Venero, Gabriel Venero, Christopher Holmes and Matthew Holmes; his sister-in-law, Antoinetta, and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Domenick, Silvio and Louis, his sisters, Marta and Antoniette, and brothers-in-law, Mauro DiCarlo and Nicola Riverso.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, N.J. 07701. www.thompsonmemorial.net. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760. www.holycrossrumson.org. Entombment in a mausoleum will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport, NJ.

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William H. (Bill) Pennington, Jr.
Age 82 - Little Silver

William H. (Bill) Pennington, Jr., 82 of Little Silver, passed away on May 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Red Bank before moving to Little Silver in 1964. He graduated from Red Bank Catholic, attended St. Peters College in Jersey City and received a degree in Publishing and Printing from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. He served for two years in the US Army stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Bill worked for many years for the then Red Bank Register before owning and operating Pennington Printing Services in Eatontown.

Bill was known for his sense of humor, devotion to family and great faith. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. Bill enjoyed sailing on the Navesink River as often as he could and was a loyal fan of the NY Giants.

He is predeceased by his parents W.Harry and Kathryn V. Pennington and his sister Lois P. Gryson. He is survived by his wife Ann Deckert Pennington of Little Silver; his daughters Kathleen Stonaker and her husband Jim of Long Branch, Marianne Pennington of Hamilton Township, NJ, and Meghan Crow and her husband Todd and granddaughters Kathryn and Victoria of Bergholz, OH; a step-granddaughter Meagan Stonaker; and a great-granddaughter Peyton Austin of Belmont, NC. Bill is also survived by his niece Ann Gryson Jacoby , her son Michael Pennington Jacoby, his wife Dawnmarie and many loving family members.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 19th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 20th at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Renewal Ministries, PO Box 1420, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 or online at www.renewalministries.net.

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Mary Patricia Dougherty
Middletown

Mary Patricia Dougherty, 93, of Middletown, passed away at home on May 15, 2016. She was born and raised in Newark. She graduated from St Vincent's Academy in Newark and Georgian Court College in Lakewood. She her received her Masters in Education from Seton Hall. She taught elementary school in the Jersey City School system for over 40 years and retired in 1990. She moved with her sister Irene to Middletown in 1985, and has resided there since.

Patricia was a communicant of the Church of Saint Catharine in Holmdel. She was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the social concerns ministry. She volunteered with Birthright in Red Bank for many years.

She is survived by sisters Irene, Joan Montgomery, Josephine Ziegler, and Mary Bennett (Clay), a brother Henry (Sandy), and a sister-in-law Carol Dougherty. She was a devoted aunt to 32 nieces and nephews, over 40 grand nieces and nephews, and 4 great grand nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be Wednesday, May 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of Saint Catharine, 108 Middletown Rd, Holmdel, at 9:15 am on May 19, followed by internment at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Spring Lake. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Birthright in Red Bank, NJ or perform an act of kindness for another person.

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Michael Patrick Allingham
Age 18 - Holmdel

Michael Patrick Allingham, age 18, passed away in his home in Holmdel on the night of May 15, 2016. From the time he could walk and talk, Mikey was a special young man with the biggest of hearts. He had an unwavering devotion to animals throughout his entire life, being a dedicated worker for Little Bit Farms in Howell and Camp Bow-Wow in Eatontown, volunteering through the Monmouth County SPCA and Action for Animals at CBA, committing to being a vegan, and being a pet owner himself with his dog, Buster, and his four bunnies. Aside from caring for animals, the remainder of Mikey's time was usually spent working on the yearbook where he was Editor-in-chief for the past 3 years at CBA, volunteering at the Red Bank Charter School, participating on the Varsity Mock Trial, or listening to his favorite artist and role model, Katy Perry.

Mikey had a smile that lit up any room and such passion that anyone he met knew he would continue to change the world for the better.

Michael was a 2012 graduate of Oak Hill Academy in Lincroft, NJ and then went on to graduate in the Christian Brothers Academy class of 2016. He would have gone on to Loyola Marymount University to begin his first semester in the Fall of 2016.

He is survived by his loving parents, William and Andrea, older siblings - William and Lauren, grandparents, William and Patricia, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who has offered their love, support, and sympathies over the past week. Michael was laid to rest in a private family ceremony at Holmdel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Michael's memory to the Monmouth County SPCA, PO Box 93, 260 Wall St, Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org. This organization was very special to Michael.

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Lorraine B. Ayres
Age 93 of Little Silver

Mrs. Ayres., 93, formerly of Little Silver, died May 11, 2016, at Chapin Hill Nursing Home in Red Bank. She had been a resident of Little Silver for over 64 years. She was retired from the Little Silver Public Library after having worked there for over 40 years, after which she continued to volunteer. She served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Link Trainer Instructor. She was a member and active leader of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Red Bank.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bob and her brother Lyle. She is survived by her brother Richard Bjelland and his wife JoAnn of Portland Oregon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Adria of Little Silver, and Robert and Carol of Monmouth, Oregon; a daughter, Linda Ayres of Middletown; And 5 grandchildren, Courtney, Patrick, Liam, Katie, and Kayla and her husband Casey.

There will be no visitation gathering. A memorial service will be held on May 27 at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 150 River Road, Red Bank N.J., 07701.

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Virginia E. Watkins
Age 93 of Little Silver

Virginia E. Watkins, age 93, of Little Silver, passed away at her home that she made with her son, Frank "Dusty" Bublin on Friday, May 13, 2016. Virginia was formerly of Red Bank, Florida and then returned to Little Silver.

Virginia was predeceased by her husband Willard Watkins; two sons, Joseph Bublin in 2003 and William Weber in 2015. She is survived by two sons, Frank “Dusty Bublin, Robert and Joan Weber of Fort Mills, SC; two daughters, Patti and Richie Brister of Fair Haven and Terrie Weber Judd of San Bernadino, CA; seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren with #13 due in October. Family would like to give a special thanks to Moon Pak, Santos Gonzales and Ascend Hospice.

A graveside service will take place at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown on Wednesday, May 18th, 11:30 AM. Family requests memorial donations be made in her memory to the Fair Haven 1st Aid Squad, 645 River Rd., Fair Haven, NJ 07704 or Little Silver First Aid, 543 Prospect Ave., Little Silver 07739.

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George T. Brew
Age 88 of Sea Bright

George T. Brew, age 88, of Sea Bright. George was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Sea Bright for many years. George passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. George attended Holy Cross Church. He was an avid marathon runner, running many times with his friend , George Sheehan. He often spoke Latin. George was a history teacher for the Rumson School System at Forrestdale School. After his retirement he tutored many students.

George was predeceased by his first wife Ellen and their son George and second wife Carol; two brothers, Thomas 'Jean' and John Brew. He is survived by his sister Mary Brew Deegan of Perth Amboy and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16th, 6-8 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 17th, 10:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson.

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Joseph T. Slavin
Age 58 of Rumson

Joseph T. Slavin died suddenly in his office May 10, 2016. He was 58 years old. Joe was a graduate of Bergen Catholic High School and Belmont Abbey College. He had a 35 year long career as a sales trader and stock analyst on Wall Street beginning with E.F. Hutton, L.S. Rothchild, Fahnestock, Oppenheimer and was currently employed at Legends Securities. Joe is survived by his three children, Joseph Kenney 22, of West Chester, PA, Thomas Edward, 21 of San Francisco, CA, Isabelle Marie, 18 of Rumson; his ex-wife of 19 years, Kathleen Kenney of Rumson; his father Joseph Nickolas Slavin and stepmother Veronica Delgado Slavin of Nova Scotia; siblings Norah Laliberte, of Moosup, CT, Anne Marie Tomaszewski of Jupiter, FL, Kelly Broking of Warwick, NY, Robert Slavin of Boston, MA, and JoAnn Schottman of Howell, NJ and many nieces and nephews who adored him. Joe was predeceased by his mother Ann Slavin of NY, NY.

The greatest love of his life were his three children and coaching them in Pop Warner Football and soccer. Joe was a child actor with the Dorothy Loman Agency in NYC throughout his childhood and was a SAG member throughout his life. Joe was a master sailor and boatsman and raced sailboats from the Larchmont Sailing Club. He also taught an Options class at NYU and played basketball every Tuesday night with a crew of Rumson friends. He ran the NYC marathon in 1993 and was an expert carpenter. Joe loved entertaining friends and family and traveled the world. His infectious laugh and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation is Tuesday, May 17th, 6-9 PM at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. The Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, May 18th at St. George's by the River, 7 Lincoln Ave., Rumson. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Slavin Childrens Educational Fund, c/o PO Box 8097, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

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DOLORES SHEA MacCONNACHIE
Age 89 of Monmouth Beach

Dolores S. MacConnachie, 89, died on Monday, May 9, 2016, at Monmouth Medical Center.

Dolores was born in Rahway, NJ and moved to Rumson. After raising her 7 children in North Caldwell, NJ, she went to work at TECO Electric Company in Caldwell and then to Hobart Corporation in Fairfield. She retired after 15 years and moved to Monmouth Beach to spend summer days on the beach with her family.

Dolores was predeceased by her parents, James and Catherine Shea; her sister Margaret Connor; and her two brothers Jim and Jack Shea. She is survived by her sister Elizabeth Anderson, Locust; son, Ian and his wife Linda of Monroe, NC; daughters Dolores, Rumson; Pegeen Patton, Little Silver; Linda Ward and her husband Tim, Little Silver; Susan Cavanaugh and her husband Dave, Highland Lakes; Laurie Bassett, Clermont, FL; Kerry Obado and her husband Fred, Spotswood; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 7-9 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank, NJ, at 10:00 AM on July 2, 2016.

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Karl B Litzelman - Age: 97 - Middletown

Karl Burns Litzelman, 97, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. He was born in Blakely, Pa. on April 6th, 1919. He was proud to have been a Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout and being in the AV club in high school. He always loved gadgets, "new technology" and music - he started organ lessons when he was 65. He met the love of his life, Marjorie, while attending college at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was a loving and devoted husband for 74 years. Karl was in WW II and served in the Pacific theater where he received a Purple Heart. He was ultimately stationed at Ft Monmouth with the Signal Corp, was active in the NJ National Guard and retired from the Army Reserve as a Lt. Colonel. He then worked on the private sector and retired from Shrewsbury State Bank as a Business Development Officer in 1992.

He is remembered as a true gentleman with a friendly loving spirit and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie, their three daughters - Mary Mortier and husband Alain, Janne Nemyo, Linda Curry and husband Mike. Please join us for a Celebration of his Life on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11am at The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 352 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ. Interment and reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation to the church's Organ Fund. Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Daniel Louis Terpening, Age 75 - Eatontown

Daniel Louis Terpening, 75, suddenly passed away Friday, 22 April 2016, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center of complications from a stroke with his family by his side.

Dan graduated from Galesburg High School in Illinois and from Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa. While there, he met Sharon at a local church. They married and just celebrated their 54th anniversary the day before his stroke.

After his college graduation and with the draft looming, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and took his training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. His 23-year Army career took him around the world with assignments in Nebraska, France, Kansas, Viet Nam, Washington, D.C., Germany, New York and South Korea. His last assignment was with the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Monmouth, NJ. He retired as a Master Sergeant in May 1986, then worked at Telos Corporation in Shrewsbury and for JStor, Portico and the Princeton University Library system, fully retiring in 2011.

His new-found time was devoted to his life-long passions of family, music, reading and walking. Dan's latest musical involvement has been with the Tower Hill Choir and the Ocean Grove Great Auditorium Choir. He sang in Ocean Grove for 35 years and served as choir vice-president and president in the 1980s. Currently, he was the vice-president of the Tower Hill Choir. Always ready with a joke and recognized for wearing suspenders, "Dan the Man" was known by many and will be missed by all, especially his family. They would like to thank the Neuro Trauma team of doctors and nurses at JSUMC for their kind, attentive care and concern during Dan's last 24 hours. They took good care of him and us.

Dan was predeceased by his parents Smith Daniel and Esther Lindgren Terpening; an infant brother, Paul; sister Naomi Marie; sisters-in-law Avonna and Sheryl; niece Sharalee; and cousins Dillon and Louise Terpening.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Nyswonger Terpening; three daughters Danielle (Scott) Miller, Darcy Terpening and Delaine (Steven) Sarraf; and granddaughters Stella Anne and Sofia Astra Miller. Also left to remember him are three brothers Philip J. (Sandra), Stephen A. (Darlene) and Timothy M. (Vicky) Terpening; nephew and nieces Nathan (Rachel) Terpening, Stephanie (Greg) Kephart, Aimee Terpening and Lynelle (Michael) Nelson; cousins John Potter and Alice (Brian) Rubin; and 12 great nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his 102-year-old father-in-law, Wayne O. Nyswonger; sister-in-law Kathy (Bill) Wishman; nephews and niece Todd (Stephanie) Wishman, Eric (Kara) Wishman and Heidi (Nick) Adams; and 10 more great nieces and nephews.

Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, is entrusted with the arrangements. Dan's memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, 30 April 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701. In remembrance of Dan, those who wish may make contributions to First Presbyterian Church (Tower Hill), 255 Harding Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, ORGAN FUND, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

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Marilyn M. Tukis - Age 81 - Fair Haven

Marilyn M. Tukis (Cerny), of Fair Haven passed away on April 18, 2016. Marilyn was born in Brooklyn, NY, and resided in Fair Haven for the last 52 years before recently re-locating to Arbor Terrace Senior Living, Middletown.

In addition to raising four children, Marilyn was employed by the Fair Haven Public Schools as a lunchroom aid and crossing guard for more than 25 years, retiring in 2007.

Marilyn took great pleasure in sitting on the beach, reading and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoyed 35 summers at Ship Ahoy Beach Club where she made many long time friendships both on and off the beach. She was an active member and Treasurer of the Fair Haven Seniors and enjoyed weekly card games, luncheons and bus trips. For the past few years she could be seen volunteering at the local election polls. After re-locating to Arbor Terrace in September, Marilyn quickly became engaged in bingo, luncheons and outings with the other residents. She loved being active no matter the circumstances.

Marilyn is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Joseph, her parents, Rudolph and Magdalena Cerny, and her sister Eleanor Barrett. Surviving are her four children Jeannette and Bob Watson of North East, MD; Larry and Deb Tukis of Mechanicsburg, PA; Michele and Tom Famulary of Rumson, and Mary Beth and John Coleman of Neptune. She also leaves behind her grandchildren Ashley Watson and fiancé Chris Hasse, Rebecca Watson and fiancé Ryan Gibson, Thomas and Jennifer Famulary, Maria and Zachary Tukis and great-grandson Ryan Watson.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 23 at 11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 1:30 PM at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Fair Haven First Aid Squad, 645 River Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704.

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Gayle Ballard
Gayle Townley Ballard, 73, of Atlantic Highlands, died April 15, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center after a brief illness. She was raised in Green Brook and lived in Piscataway for many years before relocating to Atlantic Highlands eight years ago. She graduated from Dunellen High School and Muhlenberg School of Nursing. Upon graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at Overlook Hospital in Summit until the birth of her children. Later, she returned to work at United National Bank, retiring after 25 years.

Gayle was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Alice Lisle Townley and her brother, Craig Townley. She is survived by her son and his wife, David and Tracey of Little Silver, her daughter, Lori of Manasquan, her grandchildren Kelsey and Cameron and numerous loving cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, New Jersey. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Oncology Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, New Jersey, 07701.

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Gina Cesario, Age 81 - Shrewsbury

Gina Cesario, 81 of Shrewsbury, passed away on April 18, 2016. Gina was born in Chicago, IL. She lived in Indiana prior to moving to Shrewsbury in 2004. Gina was the current President of The Rumson Seniors and an active parishioner of Holy Cross Church in Rumson.

She was known to everyone as "Nonna" and her heart belonged to her eight grandchildren Bianca, Sam, Christopher, Chelsea, Haley, Samantha, A.J. and Oliviannah. Her pride and joy was her family and she could be heard by all cheering on her grandchildren at their many activities and school shows.

Gina was predeceased by her husband Santo R. Cesario and her son Dino Cesario. She is survived by her sons Salvatore and his wife Carol of Matawan and Anthony and his wife Lauren of Monmouth Beach, and her daughter-in-law Kathy Cesario of Rumson.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 20th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 21st at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 30 Ward Avenue, Rumson, NJ. Interment will be private. In celebration of her life, memorial donations may be made to the Dino Cesario Memorial Foundation c/o Holy Cross Church 30 Ward Avenue Rumson, NJ 07760.

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Maureen Mansell, 69, of Fair Haven died peacefully April 15, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center.

Born in Jersey City, Maureen attended Star of the Sea Academy and worked at AT&T Bell Labs for several years where she met her husband Jim. An active parishioner of the Church of the Nativity (Fair Haven), she was a key member of the Basic Needs committee and delivered Meals on Wheels which helped many members of our community in their times of greatest need. She was always proud to be an active member of the Fair Haven community.

She is predeceased by her loving husband Jim Mansell and her parents Bill and Eleanor Beirne. She is survived by her daughters, Katie and Alex Shanley of Rumson and Janice and JP Peluso of Fair Haven, and siblings Kate and Bill Wigginton, Claire and Bob Fitzsimmons and Kevin and Patty Beirne, all of Atlantic Highlands. She will always be Aunt Moe to her many nieces and nephews in New Jersey, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Her pride and joy were her six grandsons Alex, Jack & Brendan Shanley and Jimmy, Teddy, & Tommy Peluso. She loved summer days at Ship Ahoy Beach Club watching them swim in the pool and play in the surf and sand. Every Saturday and Sunday she could be found on the sidelines of one of their many activities. They will always remember her love and support - and chocolate chip cookies.

A memorial gathering will be held Thursday April 21, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, New Jersey and a Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday April 22, 10am at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Basic Needs Committee of the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Susan Taylor Byren, 77, of Rumson NJ and Jensen Beach,FL passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 14,2016, in Jensen Beach,FL. Susan spent her life raising her children and living close to her friends and family, never far from the shores of the Atlantic.

Susan was the daughter of HF Taylor, Jr, who founded Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park,PA. and Mimi Taylor, and grew up in Media, PA. She attended Mary Washington University, class of 1960, moving to New York City after graduation to work for Chase Manhattan Bank. She shared summers with family and friends in Ocean City, NJ where she met her husband, John Byren.

Susan and John began their family in Medford,NJ before settling in Rumson in 1974. Always know to be outgoing, Susan spent her years enjoying tennis, the beach, and being part of her local community.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, John, their loving children john F. and his wife Arleen and Elizabeth Kelleher and her husband John. Also surviving are her adored grandchildren Drew, Will, Taylor, Kyle, Jack, Grace and Nicole.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Susan's life at Rumson Country Club from 2:00 to 5:00pm on Saturday April 23rd. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harbor School, 240 Broad St, Eatontown NJ, where her grandson Kyle is a student. Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St Red Bank is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gladys M. Shripka, 91 - Red Bank

Gladys M. Shripka, 91, of Red Bank, passed away on April 9, 2016, at her beloved beach cottage in Cutchogue, NY with her loving son Harold by her side. Born in 1924, in Brooklyn, New York and resided there until 1993 when she moved to Red Bank, NJ. She dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys was always omnipresent in the lives of her family and friends. Her love for her family and friends will not soon be forgotten.

Gladys was pre-deceased by her husband Lieutenant Harold F. Shripka (US Navy) in 1954 and her daughter, Susan M. Wieczerzak, in 1996. She is survived by son, Harold Shripka and his wife Donna of Fernandina Beach, FL, her grandchildren, Thomas Wieczerzak (Diana), Timothy Wieczerzak (Tracy), Suzanne Mahan (Brian), Amy Taylor (Brandon), Fred Murray, Brian Shripka, Allison Shripka, Theresa George, Christine Saggese, and her nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank on Thursday, April 14th from 5 to 8 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank on Friday, April 15th at 10am. Interment to immediately follow at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Memorial donations may be made to Gold Star Wives of America, Washington DC Office, 200 North Glebe Road, Room 425, Arlington, VA 22203-3755 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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Daniel J. McGuire, Age 57 - Eatontown

Daniel McGuire, 57, of Eatontown, formerly of Little Silver, passed away on April 7, 2016, in Red Bank. Dan was a long-time resident of Little Silver. He graduated from Rutgers University and was an insurance salesman at Dane Mihlon & Assoc in Shrewsbury. Dan was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Little Silver, a life member of the Little Silver Fire Department and served as Ex Chief and past President.

Daniel was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Geraldine, and his brother, Terrance. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Melissa Troy McGuire; his children, Thomas and Katherine at home; his brothers, Edward of Worcester, MA, Kevin and his wife Maureen of Downington, PA, and Joseph and his partner, Gustavo Cam of Asbury Park; his sisters, Mary Ziegler of Ithaca, NY and Ann Murdock and her husband Thomas of Rumson; his mother-in-law, Sybil T. Greening; brother-in--law, Michael Troy and his wife Jackie; and his loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 11th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 325 Little Silver Point Rd, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund.

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Anne G. Anderson, Age 99 - Ocean Grove

Anne G. Anderson, 99, of Ocean Grove, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2016, at the Francis Asbury Manor in Ocean Grove. Anne was born in Red Bank and was a 1934 graduate of Red Bank High School. She married Earl A. Anderson and was a homemaker. Anne was an active member of the Red Bank United Methodist Church and was the church treasurer for 22 years, as well as a member of the United Methodist Women's Group. She was also a former member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star of New Jersey.

Anne was predeceased by her husband, Earl, who died in 1976. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and great-great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, April 8th from 11:30 to 1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Anne's memory to the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, 247 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or the Francis Asbury Manor, 70 Stockton Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756.

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Robert James Nelson, Age 83 - Oceanport

Bob Nelson passed away on April 3, 2016. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ. At age 18 he joined the elite Navy SeaBees as a hardhat salvage and rescue diver during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged in 1954, he joined the Elizabeth Fire Department where he served for 25 years before retiring in 1986. Being good with his hands, he could build or fix anything and soon after retiring from the fire department, Bob became a proficient and accomplished carpenter, locksmith and plumber.

Bob loved the outdoors and had a deep understanding of weather and ocean conditions. He expressed this knowledge as a fisherman, pilot, boater, and as a camper.

Bob and his loving wife of 48 years, Phyllis, enjoyed many adventures together, traveling all over the US, Canada and the Caribbean.

Mr. Nelson loved his family and is survived by his wife Phyllis, his sons Ron and his wife Cheryl, Jim and his wife Leeanne, his youngest son Robbie and his daughter Laura. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Archer and sister Frances. Sadly he was predeceased by his brothers Harvey Nelson and Richard Nelson as well as his sisters Eleanor Gallagher, Jackie Marsden and Frances Sylvester.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 7th from 5 to 8 pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 8th at 11am at the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, 4 East River Rd, Rumson. At the request of Mrs. Nelson, and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your local volunteer fire department or toward Alzheimer's research.

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Marion L. Quartararo, Age 99 - Red Bank

Marion L. "Dolly" Quartararo, 99, passed away at her home, surrounded by family, on March 21, 2016. She previously lived in Roselle Park, NJ and worked as a seamstress in the garment industry, where she met her husband, Jacob Quartararo. They shared 56 years of marriage and had a daughter, Elizabeth.

Marion was the petite but feisty matriarch of her extended family. She never forgot a birthday, and was there whenever anyone needed a hand or a home-cooked meal. She showed her love by sharing countless pots of "gravy" and meatballs with family and friends. At Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park, she sang in the choir and was involved in the Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She later joined St. James Church, Red Bank, and belonged to the St. James Seniors club. After her retirement from Gibson Associates, Cranford, Marion began baking for her daughter and son-in-law's food store, Readie's Fine Foods in Red Bank, and was famous for her coffee cakes. She was a lifelong Yankees fan, loved Dancing with the Stars, reading, and trips to the Dollar Store.

She was predeceased by her parents, Antonio and Elizabeth Rego; husband, Jacob Quartararo; brothers, James and Louis Rego; and sister, Josephine Scaturo. She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Jack Readie; and her granddaughters and their husbands, Lisa and David Mayer, and Jill and David D'Agostino. She was beloved "Naunie" to four great-grandchildren, Emily, Mark, Hannah, and Julie; and "Aunt Doll" to a host of cherished nieces and nephews. Her family is grateful to her physician, Dr. Lizett Marza, and her loving caregiver, Eugenia Konecka.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad Street, Red Bank, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Donations in Marion's memory may be made to Jason's Dreams for Kids, www.jasonsdreamsforkids.com, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

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Genevieve Maniscalco, 89 - Middletown

Genevieve Maniscalco, 89 years old of Middletown, NJ, died on Thursday, March 24, 2016. She was born in 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. She was one of a family of eight children, a twin sister and an additional five sisters and one brother.

Genevieve married Salvatore Messana on April 13, 1952. Sadly, he passed away 13 years later at the age of 37. She raised her two children on her own until she married the late Charles Maniscalco in 1972.

Genevieve was a NYC Public School Secretary for many years before moving to New Jersey in 1987 with her daughter Adelaide, son-in-law Frank, and their children.

She was active in St. Catherine's Church 50+ Club and a member of the Red Hats. Genevieve spent the last two and a half years of her life at Arbor Terrace Middletown enjoying her days with her dear friend Beverly. Genevieve is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Valerie Messana, Adelaide and Frank Reda, and Marianne and John Murphy.

Her most prized possessions and greatest joy in her life were her grandchildren, Christopher Messana, the late JJ Messana, Brenna Messana, Matthew Reda and his wife Ashley, Amanda Reda, Alyssa Miranda, and Frank Miranda.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 31st from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 1st at 9:15 a.m. at St. Catherine's RC Church in Holmdel. Interment will follow at St. Charles Cemetery in Long Island. If you would like to make a donation to the Friends of JJ, in honor of Grandma Gen, please send to Friends of JJ, P.O. Box 163, Lincroft, NJ 07738.

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Downie E. Stuart, 92 - Middletown

Downie E. Stuart, 92 passed away peacefully on Wed. Mar 23, 2016 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was predeceased by her parents Zora (Kuzmanovich) Elich and Samuel Elich, her husband of 52 years, Joseph P. Stuart, brothers John Elich, Sam Elich, and Stanley Elich, sister Mildred Todorczuk and nephew Stanley Elich.

Surviving are her children, Jeffry Stuart (Lorraine) of Key Largo Fl., Ann Babeuf (Toby) of Rumson, NJ, and Gregory Stuart (Coleen) of Naples, ME, grandchildren Emily and Chris Babeuf, step-grandchildren Robert and Matthew Foley and many nieces and nephews. Downie was raised in Eldersville Pa., graduated Burgettstown High School, Duffs Business School, Pittsburgh and attended Columbia University Teachers College when Dwight D. Eisenhower was university president. When the United States entered World War II, she joined the war effort beginning in 1944 as a Navy Yeoman, continued in the Naval Reserve after the war and was honorably discharged in 1953. During that time, she met Photographers Mate, Joseph P. Stuart (Joe) in Pensacola, FL and they were married after dating for four years. They moved to New York City learning to fly private airplanes at Teterboro, even before owning a car. Their son Jeff was born during hurricane Barbara a few years later. Joe's job with Fairchild required them to leave New York and travel by car across the continental US. They eventually visited 49 of the 50 United States, traveling north of the Artic Circle in Alaska before the Al-Can highway was completed and Hawaii to celebrate 50 years of marriage. They visited and photographed multiple National Parks with Downie as Joe's able photographer's assistant and Jeff in tow. Fairchild brought the family to Japan where they lived for 2 years. Luck would be with Downie when she went to a military hospital to deliver Ann, narrowly missing a riot enroute. When Joe's Air Force contract ended and he returned to the US, she flew home to the states via a connection in Fairbanks, AK with 4 year-old Jeff and toddler Ann. Joe, Jeff and Ann finally settled in Red Bank, NJ in 1958. Greg surprised everyone a few years later, arriving during a snowstorm in 1962.

Prior to joining the Navy, Downie worked for an accounting firm in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, B&O railroad and the Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad. While attending classes at Columbia University, she worked at IBM, New York City. Later, she was one of the original employees of Bamberger's when the store opened in Eatontown, NJ, was a private secretary for Elizabeth Thomas, Holmdel, NJ, and secretary to the Chief of Staff at the VA Hospital, Washington, DC. Her proudest job was that of wife, mother and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Downie Stuart's memory to the Navy Marine Corp Relief Society, 201 State TD, Colts Neck, NJ 07722.

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Myron "Bill" Berry, Rumson

Myron "Bill" Berry of Rumson passed away peacefully on March 10th, surrounded by his family and devoted friend, Nancy Kochanski after a long battle with cancer. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Suzanne "Sue" Lucking Berry, who he met while attending Ramsey High School. After graduation, Bill went on to obtain a degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Upon finishing college, Bill and his wife moved to Amberg, Germany during Bill's two years of service in the United States Army. In 1978, Bill and Sue moved to Rumson, NJ where they raised their two sons, Darren and Max. Bill was proud to have imparted his love of fishing to his sons with whom he spent many cherished memories on the Navesink River. Bill retired from AT&T Lucent Tech and Avaya Communications in 2006. He had the privilege of working at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel during the companies' most innovative years.

While living in Rumson, Bill made many close friends. He enjoyed spending time with his long time golf partner, Richard Warga and his family; his most trusted friends, David Wilson, Doug and Marylou Greely and family; his work partner of 30 years, Marvin Weitzler; and his favorite comic relief, Janice Brennan. He also enjoyed sharing good spirits with all at Val's tavern and fishing with his children.

Perhaps most of all, Bill enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who gave him strength to enjoy his last years.

Bill is survived by his sons, Darren Berry and his wife Jennifer of Fair Haven, and Max Berry and his wife Vanessa, also of Fair Haven; his grandchildren, Sadie, Henry, and Riley; his brother-in-law, Jeff Lucking and his wife, Gloria; his sister-in-law, Toni Cook and husband Alan; his nephews Grant, Gregory Lucking, Chris and Brett McGonegal; his sister, Nanette Albano and her husband, Vincent of Hertford, NC and his brother, Ken Berry and his wife Gail of Sunderland, Idaho.

There will be a Memorial Gathering on Sunday April 3rd, from 2-4 pm at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers contributions in his name may be made to the Rumson Volunteer Fire Department, East River Rd, Rumson, NJ 07760

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Mary Flanagan Rigaut, Age 90 - Fair Haven

Mary Flanagan Rigaut, 90, of Fair Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23rd after a brief illness. She was born in Meath Hill, Ireland and graduated from St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, NY.

Mary was a retired elementary school teacher and an active volunteer. She was a Dame of the Order of Malta and made five pilgrimages to Lourdes. Mary was also an active member of the Church of the Nativity and Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, as well as past President of the St. Joseph College Alumni Association and past PTA President of Holy Cross School. She was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered her time visiting the sick and homebound. Mary enjoyed traveling extensively, tennis, golf, theater and the beach. She had a generous spirit and was devoted to her faith, family and friends.

She is predeceased by her loving husband, Eugene P. Rigaut and son, Eugene M. Rigaut and five brothers. She is survived by her sons, Michael Rigaut (Kate); John Rigaut (Eleanor); a daughter, Kathy Ramirez (Ignacio) and daughter-in-law, Linda Harrington and six granddaughters, two grandsons, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 7-9pm Monday, March 28th at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Tuesday at Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's College Convent, 232 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205.

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Stella Dancey, Shrewsbury

Stella Dancey, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, Yaya, and friend departed this life on March 24, 2016. She displayed the same strength, grace, and courage in her death as she did in her long and beautiful life.

Stella was born in 1922 in New Brunswick, NJ to Vassillios Gitantzides and Kalliope Tsoukaladakis, who both emigrated from Greece. Her father, who was known as "Bill the Barber" at Curchin's Barber Shop in Red Bank, was a proud patriot of his adopted country. Her mother was a seamstress and the daughter of olive farmers on the island of Samos.

Stella graduated from New Brunswick High School in 1940 and was trained soon after as a secretary. She started work at Camp Evans in Belmar during WWII, where she met her husband Frank after his service in Africa and Italy in the Army Air Forces. Soon after her marriage in 1948 Stella was employed at Ft. Monmouth where she supported our military members during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During her career she had three children, John, Michael, and Kathy and raised them in Shrewsbury where she and Frank made their home. She retired from Ft. Monmouth in 1981, where she was able to work for many years with her sister, Catherine "Casey" Ross. After retiring, Stella enjoyed spending time with Frank, her family, and friends and attending reunions with Frank's WWII Bomber Group.

Stella was vivacious and driven. She made sure to get every last bit that this life has to offer. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John, as well as her husband of 63 years in 2011. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Ross, her three children: John Dancey and wife Denise, Michael Dancey and wife Liana, and Kathy Boyle and her fiance' Tom. Stella is survived by a host of "grands" and "great grands" on whom she and Frank doted. Grandchildren: Lisa, Stephen, Kate, Geoff, Allison, Alyssa, Jennifer, Meghan, Adrienne, Colin, Gregory, and Frank. Step-grandchildren: Michael, Kristin, and Matthew. Great grandchildren: Hannah, Elizabeth, Maya, Tziporah, T.J., Avrahaim, Jacob, Emma, Sarah, Mordecai, Samuel, Kenzie, Gwynneth, Shimon, Nia, Parker, Braxton, and Esther. Step-great grandchildren: Leah and Odin. Lastly, Stella is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, as well as her loving caregiver, Maryann Marquez, whom she was blessed to be with for almost four years.

Stella was a beautiful soul. She will be remembered in every mother and child embrace, fresh air smell in sheets on the clothesline, and handwritten letters, all of which she was so fond.

The Dancey family will receive friends at the Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank on Wed, March 30th, from 6 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Ocean, on Thurs, March 31st at 10 a.m. Interment service to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers the Dancey family requests donations be made to St George's Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean or St Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stella's favorite charity.

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Marguerite (Peggy) Salmon, 89, of Vero Beach, FL and Fair Haven, NJ died peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Born and raised in Ludington, Michigan, a small town on the shore of Lake Michigan, Peggy attended Ludington High School and graduated from Wayne State University and the Grace Hospital School of Nursing.

Her first marriage to Richard (Pete) Schmittling in 1948 ended tragically when he died 3 years later leaving 2 sons, Bill, age 3, and Ray, 6 months.

It was during her time working as an operating room nurse at Wayne County General Hospital in Westland, Michigan she met Louis R. Salmon, a resident in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. They were married in 1956 and settled in Rumson, New Jersey; close to the shores where Louis spent his summer months as a child.

While busy raising her 5 children, Peggy served on the boards of several community service agencies, co-owned and operated Brigadoon Opticians in Middletown, NJ and became a breeder of Boston Terriers and Chinese Shar-Peis. Following Louis' retirement in 1994, they divided their time between New Jersey and Florida.

Peggy always felt fortunate to have travelled the world with Louis. Together, they became internationally certified scuba divers exploring the natural wonders of the sea and sailors chartering boats and touring with great friends the Caribbean and South Pacific. Peggy so appreciated the many trips she took while young and felt equally fortunate to have found the game of golf and her later passion in life; duplicate bridge.

She was an active member for more than 45 years of Rumson Country Club and Seabright Beach Club in NJ and, since 1994, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida.

Peggy was ever thankful to her maternal grandparents, Fritz and Nellie Johnson who raised her, for their love and direction in life. She proudly kept the promise she made to Grandmother to never forget her relatives by making repeated visits to Arild, the small Swedish village of her grandmother, as well as visiting her many cousins throughout Skane County.

Peggy was a loving wife, caring mother, adoring grandmother and wonderful friend. She was predeceased by her son, William, in 1987. Surviving are her husband of nearly 60 years, Louis, her son Raymond and his wife, Dagmar, of Hailey, ID, her son Robert and his wife Lise of Mill Valley, CA, her daughter Kathryn Carter, and her husband Buddy of Rumson, NJ, her daughter Janet Wilson, and her husband James of Fair Haven, NJ; her 9 grandchildren, Leah, Brianna, Connor, Brian, Victoria, Nick, Louis, Joseph and Benjamin; and her sister Beverly Gaines of Hillsborough, CA.

A private mass and interment will be held by the family. A Celebration of Life Gathering is scheduled for later this spring in New Jersey. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, NJ is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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Kathleen T. Costigan - 96 - Shrewsbury

Kathleen T. Costigan, 96, of Shrewsbury went home to God on March 21, 2016 between her high holiday of St. Patrick's Day, the first day of spring, her birthday, and Easter. She was born the third of seven children to Irish immigrant parents Francis H. and Mary Sheridan Ward.

Kay was a most compassionate and competent nurse who worked at Massachusetts General and Boston Children Hospitals. She served, along with all of her siblings, in World War II as a charter member of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp.

She married another navy veteran in 1947 and enjoyed 53 wonderful years of marriage to Joseph G. Costigan. They moved to NJ in 1955 and enjoyed their lives running a business, traveling the world, playing golf, and making dear and lasting friends. She certainly had the luck of the Irish and used it well at Monmouth Race Track and Atlantic City.

Kathleen was the matriarch of her extensive clan and was beloved as a sister, wife, mother, aunt, and dear friend. She had a terrific sense of humor and kept everyone on their best behavior including her son Thomas (deceased 2011); her daughter Kathleen and husband Frank; her grandsons Brian and wife Amanda; Riley and wife Fabiana; Kevin and wife Emily; Timothy and fiancé Jenny; Michael and wife Nicole; Brian and wife Tami; and granddaughter Kalene and husband Matt.

Nana, who never met a child she did not instantly love, was blessed with nine great grandchildren: Matt, Colby, Olivia, Patrick, Paola, Julia, Thomas, Quinn, and Owen. She made dear friends too in the last years of her life in Emmanuel, Hilda, and Belinda.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart School, 1739 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104.

Do a jig for us in Heaven, Kay, and sing Molly Malone.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 23rd from noon to 1 p.m., with a funeral service at 1 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.

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Myron Berry
Date of Death: March 10, 2016
Arrangements Pending
Dr. John D. Powers (Jack) - 92 - Little Silver

Dr. John D. Powers (Jack), 92, passed away on March 19, 2016, after a full and wonderful life.

He was born in Red Bank, NJ, attended Red Bank public schools and later graduated from Colgate University where he studied pre-med. This was interrupted by three years of duty in the US Navy. After graduating from Midshipman School at Northwestern University in Chicago and sub-chaser school in Miami, he was deployed to the Pacific theater during the latter part of World War II just after the Iwo Jima invasion aboard the USS LSM 141. After discharge from the Navy and completing college he went to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia followed by an internship in Lansing, Michigan. He returned to Fair Haven with his wife, Eleanor (Clayton) 'Arny' Powers whom he had married during junior year of medical school.

Dr. Powers was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and for fifty years conducted his practice with an ever present sense of joy and compassion. He was dedicated to his patients both during office visits and regular house calls. Upon retirement in 1993, he became medical director of the Riverview Medical Center Outpatient Clinic which he served for four years.

Dr. Powers was devoted to his wife and family of five children and their many activities including camping, sailboat cruising and extended family reunions. He was an active competitor in squash, tennis, sailboat racing and golf (the last being the most humbling). He also enjoyed sailboat cruising with friends and family. He logged many memorable sailing voyages including regular family vacations to Block Island aboard his several sloops named ‘Spray’ and most notable, a trip with several friends on a 65 foot sloop to Florida where they narrowly escaped disaster sailing through a rogue hurricane off the Carolinas.

Jack was a member of the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church for over 50 years which had a profound and positive influence on him and a long-time member of Monmouth Boat Club.

Left behind are his four sons, Jack (and Jan), Tom (and Sally), Jim (and Megan), Stephen and daughter Bonnie Banahan (Jim), his Laotian son, Thowpaou 'Bruce' Bliatout; thirteen grandchildren (Brittany, Andrew, Kelly, Robert, Buddy, Johnny, Kitty, Joseph, Stephen, Michael, Nikki, Sean and Jane) and many loving nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his wife Eleanor Powers, parents Ellwood and Christine Powers, his sisters Marjorie and Jane; his daughter-in-law Terry and three grandchildren, Joshua, Grace and Kathleen.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Thursday, March 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 29th at 11 a.m. at the Tower Hill Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank. Charitable donations can be made to Hospice-VNA or the Parker Health Clinic.

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Margaret Lamb Maguire - Rumson
Margaret Lamb Maguire passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the comfort of her home with the complete love of her family. Margaret was born in the Bronx. Her family moved to North Plainfield, NJ when she was five years old. She was a Fair Haven resident for over 50 years.

She was an extremely bright woman, skipping two grades and graduating North Plainfield High School at 16 years old. She graduated Seton Hall University with her Bachelors in Nursing. Margaret began her nursing career at the VNA in Plainfield as a Public Health Nurse. While she was both a part time and full time school nurse at Monmouth Regional High School, she pursued her Masters in Social Work. She began her Social Work career at MRHS in 1977. In 1989 she retired to spend more time with her family.

Margaret was an avid bridge player and loved the daily challenges of crossword puzzles. She loved to embed herself with current events in great detail; thus, creating intriguing conversations with her favorite son-in-law. She loved her special Sunday night dinners. She had complete knowledge on so many topics.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Teresa Cecilia McDonald Lamb and James Francis Lamb, and her sister Dorothea Lamb Bailey. She was also predeceased by her husband of forty years Philip E. Maguire Jr. She is survived by her loving daughter, Ann Maguire Lawes and son-in-law, William D. Lawes, Rumson. Also surviving are the apples of her eyes, her devoted grandchildren, Katelin Lawes Tanzi and husband Christopher Tanzi, Fair Haven; Teresa Lawes Phillips and husband Keith Phillips, Rumson; Coady Ann Lawes, Rumson; and William D. Lawes Jr, New York City. Margaret knew how extremely fortunate she was to enjoy her three darling great-grandchildren, James Tanzi, Paige Phillips, and Charlotte Phillips.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11am at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Lung Association or VNA of Central Jersey. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is in charge of arrangements.

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Margaret E. Baxter, Age 97 - Middletown

Margaret E. Baxter, 97, of Middletown, passed away on March 12, 2016. Margaret was born to William and Edith Cooper in Orange, NJ. She was a Secretary for the First Baptist Church in Red Bank. She retired in 1995 after many years of service. Margaret was a member of the Church for over 60 years and was the longest living member of the Church.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1995 and her son Frank in 2014. She is survived by daughter Marilyn Siemons of Wall, NJ, and her sister-in-law.

There will be a memorial gathering on Wednesday, March 16th from 4 to 6 p.m., with a service at 6 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the First Baptist Church of Red Bank, 84 Maple Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or to a charity of your choice.

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Noel Kennedy
Memorial Mass on April 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ

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Ole Pedersen, Age 76 - Fair Haven

Ole Pedersen, 76 of Fair Haven, passed away on March 12, 2016. Ole was born to Knud and Inger Pedersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1960, Ole served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965. He was a Sales Manager for Pan American Airlines and DHL before retiring in 2005. A long-time resident of Fair Haven, Ole was a member of the Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club in Oceanport and the Polly's Pond Sailing Group. He was also a member of the Root Beer and Checker Club of Fair Haven.

Ole was predeceased by his parents, a sister and brother. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Anni W. Pedersen; his sons Christopher Pedersen and his wife Ann of Lexington, KY and Søren Pedersen and his wife Meghan of Shrewsbury; his sister Kirsten Hansen of Denmark; and his four grandchildren Isabel, Andrew, Emma and Jack.

There will be a memorial gathering on Friday, March 18th from 4 to 7 p.m., with a service at 7 p.m., at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in loving memory of Ole Pedersen to SSYC's Junior Program "Buy a Bow Program", PO Box 34, Little Silver, NJ 07739.

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Frederick A. Jardine, Sr. - Age 86 - Red Bank

Frederick A. Jardine, 86, of Red Bank, died at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank on March 12, 2016. He was born in Kearney, New Jersey. He moved to Schenectady, NY in 1945 and Westfield, NJ in 1966.

Mr. Jardine served in the United States Navy from 1948 to 1949 and received an Honorable Discharge. He worked in the printing industry for 50 years. He was with Bench, Inc. of Schenectady, and vice president of sales with Niagara Systems of Buffalo. He became fundraising marketing manager at Webcraft Technologies, Inc. of North Brunswick and retired in 1999. He married Dorothy Kathan of Little Silver in 1999 and moved to Shrewsbury in 2004.

Mr. Jardine enjoyed boating and wildlife, especially bird watching. He and his wife spent summers at their vacation home on the Great Sacandaga Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.

Mr. Jardine was predeceased by his first wife Susan Chequer of Schenectady who died in 1998. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Kathan); his son Frederick A. Jardine, Jr. and his wife Susanna (Sullivan) of Hightstown; grandson Cooper of Irvine, CA; stepdaughter Sandra Blakelock of Little Silver; stepsons Donald Blakelock of West Hartford, CT, and David Blakelock of Needham, MA.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 18th at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury, 351 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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Marie Guoba - Lincroft

Marie Guoba, a proud, longtime resident of the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her adoring family, on March 9, 2016.

She was also loved and cared for by the many compassionate aides at Sunrise Assisted Living of Lincroft, where she resided for almost two years.

Marie was a religious woman who gave selflessly to others. No job was ever too big or too difficult for her. She was an active member of the Hennessey-Baione Post 712 Ladies Auxiliary and the Knights of Lithuania C-29 in Newark.

Cooking and entertaining for her family and friends was her passion. Her home was always open to all for dinners and celebrations.

She was a woman ahead of her times, starting her own catering company in the 1950’s while raising her family with her husband of 37 years.

Marie's sharp wit and great sense of humor brought many laughs to the dinner table and will continue to do so for years to come.

She is predeceased by her husband Pius (Pete). Marie is survived by her devoted family, son Pius (Peter) Guoba and his wife Sheryll, daughter Bernadette Ruane and her husband Brian, daughter Diane Pettineo and her husband Bruce, five loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and she will be missed dearly.

There will be a memorial gathering on Sunday, March 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank.

In lieu of flowers donations made to Challenged Youth Sports at CYS c/o Sferra, 15 Mayfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837 or online at www.cysp.org would be greatly appreciated.

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John T. Noonan, Jr. (Putt-Putt), 81 - Fair Haven

John T. Noonan, Jr. (Putt-Putt), 81 of Fair Haven, passed away peacefully at Riverview Medical Center on March 9, 2016, of Acute Leukemia and Metatastic Melanoma. John was the son of John T. and Daisy Noonan, he was raised in Rumson and was a resident of Fair Haven for 55 years. John was a parishioner of Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven and a member of the Sandlass Beach Club.

John was a graduate of Rumson High School, playing varsity football and track, and competing in championship events. John Served his country in the 644th Tank Battalion of the New Jersey National Guard.

John was employed as Chief Lineman at Jersey Central Power & Light and retired after 42 years of service. John was also employed for many years at Fort Monmouth. In retirement John was a starter and ranger at Bamm Hollow Country Club.

He enjoyed spending time with family and playing golf with his lifelong friend Trigger Lane of Oceanport. John was a lifelong golfer and NY Giants Fan.

John was predeceased by his wife Carol Smith Noonan in 2005. He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Stangler & husband Robert M. & Kathryn Hines & husband Gregory all of Neptune City & his son John T. Noonan III of Fair Haven; Karen Perry of Toms River; his grandchildren James Noonan of Fair Haven, Kathryn Stangler Knight & husband Robert J. Knight III of Rome, NY, Jack Stangler & Heather Healy of Neptune City, Lindsay, Ken & Taylor Hines; great-granddaughter Elise V. Knight of Rome, NY, & great-grandson Liam Hines; & sisters Elna Robinson, Wisconsin, & Patricia McCormick of Freehold.

There will be a memorial gathering on Monday, March 14th from 4 to 7 p.m., with words of remembrance at 6:30 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Fair Haven Fire Dept or the Fair Haven First Aid Squad.

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Arline F. King, Age 90 - Keeseville, NY

Arline F. King, 90, of Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville, and more recently of Prospect Avenue, Plattsburgh, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Meadowbrook Healthcare, Plattsburgh, NY.

She was born in Teaneck, NJ, the daughter of William and Jacqueline (Brosnan) Feste.

Arline grew up in New Jersey, living near the Jersey shore. In 1945 she met Robert King in the local post office of Highlands, NJ. In July of the same year she and Robert married and Arline was introduced to the North Country, when Robert brought her to his family's summer house in Port Douglas, NY near Lake Champlain, for their honeymoon.

During the early years of her marriage, her husband Robert spent much time at sea as he sailed as Captain for the U.S.Lines Steamship Co. Arline was a natural homemaker. She loved her husband, 66 years of marriage, and enjoyed raising their three children. Arline was gifted in being a loving and caring person to her family and enjoyed having the family around her, especially all the children. She enjoyed the beauty of the North Country and spending summers at camp. Her family has wonderful memories of visiting Arline at camp for summer vacations.

It was in 1963 that Arline moved from NJ to Keeseville. She and her husband purchased the Mace Farm on Mace Chasm Road. Together they learned the apple business and expanded the farm that is known today as King Orchard. As Robert continued to sail and was not able to spend full time on the farm until his retirement from the sea, Arline saw to it that home and business ran smoothly.

Arline was an active member in the Episcopal Church and her church family consisted of members of St. Paul's in Keeseville, Trinity in Plattsburgh and The Church of the Good Shepherd in Elizabethtown. She served on various councils and committees locally and throughout the Diocese of Albany.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Marguerite Gapp and husband Joseph of N. Greenbush NY, daughter Roberta Sullivan and husband Rev. David of Peru, NY and her son Jonathan King of Truckee, Calif. Her brother Henry Feste and wife Helen of Porter, TX and her sister Alice Clark of Little Silver, NJ; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. King, February 9, 2012.

There were no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by The Right Reverend William H. Love, Diocesan Bishop of Albany, on Tuesday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Elizabethtown, NY.

On Saturday, March 12th there will be visitation from 11 to 11:30 am and a funeral service at 11:30 am at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, with interment to follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

Donations in memory of Arline may be made to the University of Vermont Health Network, CVPH Foundation, mailed to The Foundation of CVPH, 75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

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William S. "Bill" Henderson
Age 67 - Omaha, Nebraska

William S. "Bill" Henderson, 67 of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Middletown, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016. William was a graduate of Middletown Township High School and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He had a 40 year railroad career, working for the Central Railroad of New Jersey, the Norfolk Western, the Kansas City Southern/Louisiana Arkansas, the Missouri Pacific and the Union Pacific. William served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Transportation Corps in Ft. Eustis, VA and Saigon, RVN.

William was predeceased by his parents Everett G. and Mary Elizabeth Henderson. He is survived by his brother Richard E. of Philadelphia, PA and several cousins.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, March 12th at 10:30 a.m. at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, NJ. The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Alice V. Flanagan, Age 90 - Fair Haven

Alice V. Flanagan (nee Feighan), 90, of Kearny and Fair Haven, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2016. Alice, the daughter of Michael and Catherine Feighan, who emigrated from Ireland, was born and raised in Kearny and was a resident of Fair Haven for 45 years. Her family included her brother Peter Feighan, who was killed in action in World War II, and two sisters Catherine Franz (deceased) and Anita Miller of Long Island, NY.

Alice attended St. Stephens primary school in Kearny and graduated from Kearny High School in 1943. She worked 25 years for the Social Security Administration in Neptune before retiring in 2002.

Alice was married to her beloved husband and life-long friend, Arthur J. Flanagan, Sr. in St. Stephen's Church in 1948.

Alice is predeceased by her parents, her brother Peter, her sister Catherine and her grandson. She is survived by her husband Arthur Sr., her four children Arthur J., Jr. of Red Bank, Dr. Michael J. and his wife Palmina of Woodbury, CT, daughter Jeryl Mara of Keansburg and Timothy J. of Red Bank; grandchildren Sean Patrick Burney, Jr., Elizabeth Anne, Michael J. Jr., and Catherine Allysa Flanagan.

Visitation will be private. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 4th at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Ave, Red Bank. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to St. Anthony of Padua RC Church or to the Alzheimer's Association. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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William E. Ether, Jr., Age 72 - Oakhurst

William E. Ether, Jr., 72 of Oakhurst, passed away on February 29, 2016. William was a 1961 graduate of RFH High School. He worked at the Atrium at Navesink Harbor in Red Bank. William was an avid reader and enjoyed sailing and kite flying.

William is predeceased by his wife Anna Marie, his long-time companion Angie Giambra and his sister Dorothy McAndrew. He is survived by his sisters Louise Whitfield of Rumson and Betty Obermann of Newport, VT; his nephews and nieces Ron, Jim & Sarah Whitfield, Kate Fessler and Mike Karbo; two great nieces and one great nephew; and two great-great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, March 6th from 4 to 5 pm with a memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.

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William F. Philburn, Age 92

William F. Philburn, Jr. was born in Irvington, NJ, in 1923 to William F. Philburn, Sr. and Louise. He lived in Belmar, NJ, graduated from St. Rose High School, was a proud veteran of the US Navy and a Seton Hall graduate Class of 1948. William was an avid alumni supporter and devoted Pirates Men's basketball fan. He was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, Red Bank, NJ and sang in the Church choir, was an usher and Eucharistic Minister. William was a member of the Diocese of Trenton church choir and volunteered for numerous church activities. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a Volunteer at several local organizations-ARC, Meals in Wheels, The Barn and annual Knights of Columbus corned beef & cabbage dinners. William was a Boy Scout troop leader and volunteered at Forestburg Scout Reservation, NY. He was a generous donator to charities such as Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Boys Town, and the St. Labre Indian School, Montana.

William worked at Sancor, US Steel, Esso, Hess Oil, Metropolitan Life, and the Monmouth County Park System. His biggest joys were his family, friends and singing and dancing with the love of his life, Marion, who predeceased him in 2015.

William is survived by his brother, Robert of MD, sister Kathleen Bushka of CT, son Thomas Philburn and Patti; daughters Laura Krug and Tony and Helen Philburn Irwin and Rick; 5 granddaughters, Amanda and Bill Walsh, Allison Krug, Tina Philburn, Jessica Krug & Lauren Krug; 1 yr old great-grandson, Owen William, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

His spirituality, positive nature, and optimistic view on life gave him the strength to endure and inspire everyone he came in contact with.

Visitation will be Friday, March 4th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5th at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Gerry Marengo, Age 59 - Tinton Falls

Gerry Marengo, 59, of Tinton Falls died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. He was born in Lares, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City as a child. He obtained a Bachelors degree from the University of Staten Island and a Masters of Computer Science from Stevens Tech. His career began at Bell Labs in Piscataway, NJ and then he went on to work at AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent and most recently Nokia. Gerry was very active in his church where he was Treasurer for the last three years.

He is predeceased by his mother, Iluminada Marengo. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lynn Marengo; sons Kevin Marengo of Harrogate, England and Robert Marengo of Washington, DC.; father, Geraldo Marengo; brother Jose Marengo and wife Tina; sisters Helene Marengo and Lucy Rivera and husband Freddie. He will be dearly missed by his niece and seven nephews, all his in-laws and extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 noon at Christ Church of Shrewsbury, 380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ, followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Church for use in the refurbishing of the memorial walkway.

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Marie A. O'Connell, Age 86

After a 13 year struggle with Alzheimer's disease, Marie A. O'Connell 86 years old passed away peacefully at home on February 25, 2016 surrounded by her loving husband of 62 years and family.

She was predeceased by her parents William and Rhoda Allen and brother William Allen and survived by her devoted husband Daniel D. O'Connell, her six children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. Marie's children and spouses including Diane (Dee) West and Rich West of Tinton Falls, NJ; Kevin and Katie O'Connell of Yardley, PA; Carol O'Connell and Ran French of Eatontown, NJ; Tom and Christine O'Connell of East Greenbush, NY; Katie and Mark Schultz of Rumson, NJ; and Peter O'Connell of Rumson, NJ. Marie's grandchildren include Bill and Jeff West of Philadelphia, PA; Kaelyn O'Connell of Boston MA; Caroline Schultz of Rumson, NJ; Liam and Erin O'Connell of Yardley PA; and Mackenzie and Kieran O'Connell of West Long Branch, NJ.

Visitation will be held Monday February 29, 2016 from 4pm to 7pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ. On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00am a Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Marie's life will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 94 Broad Street, Red Bank NJ.

She raised her six children before attending New York School of Interior Design and worked as an Interior Designer, retiring from Brielle Furniture in 1996. A kind and gentle person with a sense of style and grace, cleaver sense of humor, a love for history and art, a New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers fan, a fabulous cook and elegant entertainer for family and friends that created a happy, welcoming, and loving home for all.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Regional Office, 3 Eves Dr, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053.

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Ernestina Alicia Meulener, 96

A long time resident of Red Bank, Ernestina (Wawi) died in her sleep on February 25th. . She was born in Santa Clara, Cuba 1919, the youngest child of Armando and Alicia Radelat. She was loved and protected by her three older brothers Armando, Adolfo, and Felipe.

Ernestina came to the United States in 1961 with her two boys to find freedom and liberty and to give them a chance to reach their full potential. She was a kindergarten teacher, an artist, a dietitian but most of all a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed organizing her monthly luncheons with her close group of ladies and helping anyone who needed advice or someone to listen. It was important to her to keep her culture alive by serving her wonderful Cuban cuisine during her favorite holiday Christmas Eve (Nochebuena).

Her legacy will be that of someone who was willing to give up everything she knew and possessed for the good of her children. She went far beyond what was expected of her. She was a loving and giving person who always saw the best in others. That was her example.

She is preceded by her husband, Dr. Jesus Gonzalez Meulener. She will be missed by her children Rafael and Carol Meulener (Florida), Carlos and Patricia Meulener (Rumson, NJ), nephew, Jorge Radelat (Florida) as well as her grand children, Brian, Sarah, Neil, Marc, Elena and her 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass in her honor will be held on Saturday, February 27th at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers please send donations to her favorite charity, St Jude Children’s Hospital. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Elvira V. DeFrancis
Age 86 - Middletown

Elvira V. DeFrancis, 86 of Middletown, passed away on February 24, 2016. Elvira was born to Rocco and Gertrude Sicuranza in Brooklyn, NY. She was a communicant of St. James RC Church.

Elvira was predeceased by her husband Michael in 2003. She is survived by her sons Michael, Anthony, Richard and Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon, Feb 29th at 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church in Red Bank. Interment will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank.

Joan Pillsbury DeVoe

Joan Pillsbury DeVoe passed away peacefully on February 21, 2016. Daughter of the late John M. and Mary Loux Pillsbury, Joan was raised in Atlantic Highlands and Middletown, NJ. She attended The Beard School in Morristown, NJ and graduated from Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
Joan was an active volunteer in her community. Her service included The Junior League; Rumson Community Appeal; Rumson Historical Society; and St. George's Canterbury Fair, Altar Guild and Vestry.

Public service was a very important part of Joan's life and she believed that serving as an elected official was a public trust. Joan was elected to the Rumson Borough Council in 1996 and served for eighteen years. The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Joan with a citation on the occasion of her eightieth birthday in honor of her many years of government service on both the local and county level.
Rain or shine, spending time at the beach with family and friends was anticipated all winter and filled her with happiness all summer. Joan was a member of the Seabright Beach Club.

Joan is survived by her three children: John P. DeVoe, Dale D. Leach (Jeffrey), Susan D. Sandlass (Henry); grandchildren: Kristin C. Devoto (James), Aimee M. Chandler, Gregory D. Leach, Frank J. Leach II and her great granddaughter, Ava S. Devoto; her sister, Mary Loux (Dubie) McDonnell and her nieces and nephews. Joan was predeceased by her sister, Susan P. Kyle.

Visitation will be Friday, February 26th from 4-7pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ. A funeral service will be held at St. George's by-the-River, Rumson, NJ on Saturday, February 27th at 11am. Interment following the service will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Shore House, 279 Broadway, Suite 400, Long Branch, NJ 07740 or St. George's by-the-River, 7 Lincoln Ave., Rumson, NJ 07760.



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Anna E. Ciampoli
Age 94 - Red Bank

Anna E. Ciampoli, 94, of Red Bank, died Saturday February 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Red Bank and was a lifelong Red Bank resident. Anna attended Red Bank High School and worked as a seamstress at Eisner’s in Red Bank during the war effort She was a member of Independent Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary and the River Street School PTA.

She was a devoted wife and mother who found great pleasure in putting out the welcome mat, having a place at the table for everyone. Her home was always open to family and friends. She will be tremendously missed by all who knew and loved her.

Anna was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Gerald M. Ciampoli, who died in 2010. She is survived by a son, Michael Ciampoli and his wife Diane of Ocean Twp, five daughters ; Rose Marie Demos and her husband Jeffrey of Middletown, Geraldine of Red Bank, Dolores of Shark River Hills, Michele of Red Bank, and Elizabeth of Eatontown, one sister, Edith Mangarelli of Wall Twp., and two grandchildren, Brianna and Jeffrey John and his wife Christy.

Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9pm Feb 23, at The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St. Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am Wednesday, Feb 24, at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank. Interment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery, Holmdel. The family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to St. Anthony of Padua Church, or the American Heart Association P.O. Box 417005, Boston MA 02241-7005 www.heart.org.



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Robin Austin Dunn
Age 69 - Fair Haven

Robin Austin Dunn, 69, of Fair Haven, passed away on Wednesday, February 10th at home from complications arising from C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Robin spent her early years in the Somerville area before transferring to Rumson-Fair Haven High School her junior year. She became a member of the Color Guard, the Daisy Chain and was a finalist for Homecoming Queen in 1963.

After graduating Rumson-Fair Haven High School in 1964, Robin worked for Princeton University and as a travel agent in NYC before settling into her long career in health care. As a long-time patient advocate, she worked at Red Bank Medical Associates, Red Bank and then at Professional Orthopedic Associates, Tinton Falls until retiring in 2010. Robin ran the soccer program for many years in Fair Haven in the '80s and coached girls' softball as well.

She loved the family's annual trip to Lake George, New York where she was a fixture on the lake floating on her huge raft, drinking coffee and reading her favorite book. She was an avid reader of Stephen King and other novels of mystery and the occult. She also enjoyed writing poetry and drawing Disney characters for the grandchildren. Always an animal lover, Robin spent the evening hours watching TV with a series of dogs in her lap.

Robin is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bruce Dunn of Fair Haven NJ, their son Eric and his wife Erica of Branchburg NJ, their daughter Lori and her husband Drew of Ocean NJ and 4 grandchildren; Brandon, Allison, Jake, Hailey and, of course, her latest lapdog, Hawkeye. She is also survived by her brother, Michael and his wife Carol of Fair Haven NJ, her brother Henry and his wife Jo of Freehold NJ and her sister Brooke of Bradenton, Florida.

The fact that they lived as close as they did enabled the families to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special events on a regular basis.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank on Sunday, February 21st from 2 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the Monmouth County ASPCA, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724.

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Ann C. Meyer
Age: 77 - Rumson

Ann C. Meyer, 77, of Rumson passed away on February 16, 2016. She received her degree in Fine Arts from Monmouth University and continued her appreciation of art throughout her life. Ann began her career as publisher of Homes Magazine, then at Chase Manhattan as a mortgage broker for 13 years. She then moved to Arlington Capital for another 8 years, retiring in 2007. Ann was involved with the Red Bank Borough Education Foundation and helped work on the first gala to raise money for STEM at the primary school. Ann's deep love for animals was evident by her faithful 42-year support of the Monmouth County SPCA.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, George J. Meyer; her daughter, Georgina Sullivan and her husband Casey and their daughters Hallie and Cleary; her son Jonathan Meyer and his wife Judy; and her sister Georgina Bak and her husband William; and her beloved dog J'adore.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday February 20 from 2 to 5pm at Thompson Funeral Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. In Lieu of flowers, donations in Ann's memory made to the Monmouth County SPCA, PO Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724, would be greatly appreciated. Per her wishes, there will be a celebration of her life planned this Summer at the beach – date and details to follow. Ann was a bright light that illuminated so many of our hearts and souls and is going to be so terribly missed.

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Henry R. Orndorff
AGE: 92 - Fair Haven


Henry R. Orndorff, a resident of Fair Haven since 1961, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2016, at The Chelsea, Tinton Falls. Born in Ridge Farm, Illinois to the late Blanche Bunting and Frank Orndorff, he lived in Boston and grew up in South Amboy. He graduated valedictorian from Hoffman High School and received a BS from Newark State College of Engineering night school after serving in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He attended the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and participated in the convoys to Murmansk, Russia. In 1943 his Liberty ship was torpedoed off the coast of South Africa and he spent 6 days adrift in a lifeboat before being rescued near Durban. He spent 40+ years as a chemical engineer at NL Industries in Sayreville. An avid golfer, he played most of the Monmouth County courses and was 52 year member of Tower Hill church.

Henry is predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Woodruff, in 2013, his sister Virginia Estelle, and his brothers Verlyn and Warren. He is survived by his daughters, Deborah Duffy, Eatontown; Barbara Creech, Springfield; his grandchildren, William Duffy and his wife Suzanne, Fair Haven; Jonathan Duffy and his wife Kimberly, Lawrenceville; Kristin Schroeder and her husband Thomas, Summit; John Creech, New York City, and 4 great grandchildren, Addison, Reagan, Charles Henry, and Owen Henry and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff of The Chelsea and to the people of Grace Hospice for their compassionate care. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Saturday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at Tower Hill Church, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank, 255 Harding Rd, Red Bank, NJ 07701, or to Grace Healthcare Services, 105 Fieldcrest Ave, Suite 402, Edison, NJ 08837. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Norman David Jacobs Age 88 - Red Bank

Mr. Norman David Jacobs, aged 88, passed away on February 10, 2016 and joins his beloved wife Pat who passed away on May 11, 2011 and his only child, Craig who passed away April 17, 2015.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he served four and a half years as an engineering officer in the Royal Navy after which he entered the merchant marine serving as an engineering officer with Cunard Steamship Company. In 1952 he became engaged to Patricia Gallagher who was to be the love of his life for sixty years and to whom he was happily married for fifty-six of those years. He immigrated to Canada to accept his first job ashore in 1954 with Davis Rowan, Marine Engineers. Following two years in Quebec, he accepted an offer from Babcock & Wilcox in Barberton, Ohio who offered to sponsor them. They immigrated to the US and proudly became US citizens in 1962. In 1967 he joined the Foster Wheeler Corporation as Chief Staff Engineer in their construction division.

In 1975 he joined the Northrop Corporation to take over as president of a troubled subsidiary company in Chicago, Illinois. By 1977 he had successfully turned the company around. He returned to Foster Wheeler in 1977, retiring in 1990 as chairman and CEO of Foster Wheeler Constructors Corporation.

Outside of his family and career, Mr. Jacobs had many other interests over the years including his lifetime involvement in boating and stamp collecting. In 1990, along with two close friends, Mr. Jacobs founded North Sea Yachts Inc. to build the Monk 36 in Nova Scotia, Canada with a sales office in Point Pleasant, NJ. During the period 1991 through 2008, the company built and sold eighty-seven yachts. He was a member of the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club for over thirty years where he made many cruising and social friends.

He is predeceased by his two younger siblings, Eric Jacobs and Zelda Carr. He is survived by his grandchildren Paige and Christopher Jacobs of Morris Plains, NJ, his daughter-in-law Lisa Jacobs, his sister-in-law Esther in Vancouver, Canada and many nephews, nieces and grandnieces in Canada, Scotland and South Africa.

"So many friends from the Yacht Club and the Atrium have been so good to me and they know who they are but I must mention particularly Lou and Theresa Maresca of the Atrium and Mark Lockwood and Ronney Subarsky who each or together visited me every day to make sure I had everything I needed."

Viewing will be this Saturday Feb 13 at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street in Red Bank from 2pm to 5pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in memory of Norman Jacobs to: Morristown Medical Center - ICU, 475 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960.
Memorial Service for Lillian Alexander
Saturday, February 13th at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill, 244 Harding Rd, Red Bank, NJ.

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