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On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Michael E Mascone, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at age 51.

Michael was born to John V and Mary T (Ryan) Mascone in Tarrytown, NY.  He graduated high school from Christian Brother Academy in 1986, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St Joseph’s University in 1990.  Michael was National Execution Manager for Nestle Water, N.A. having worked for Nestle for nearly 20 years.  On Sept 20, 1997, he married Victoria (Tory) Donnelly, with whom he has 2 daughters, Elizabeth (Bess) and Caroline.

Michael was a selfless man who possessed an unwavering sense of optimism that defined all aspects of his life.  A four-year letterman for St Joseph University’s varsity men’s soccer team, Mike was a leading figure in youth soccer for Middletown and Central New Jersey.  He had a deep love and passion for youth soccer and for helping kids develop their skills on the field as players and off the field to become better people.  He was a coach and executive board member for the Middletown soccer club; most importantly he was Bess’ and Caroline’s biggest supporter on the sidelines.  A tireless advocate for children, Michael was also a former member of the Middletown, NJ Board of Education. 

Margaret Elisabeth Hennin of Old Bridge, New Jersey left this Earth on June 4th, 2019. For over 20 years she battled fiercely with illness yet demonstrated a strength and tenacity few could muster. She was a highly passionate woman and was extremely devoted and loyal to family and friends alike. Her “live and let live” attitude made anyone she came in contact with feel instantly at ease and as if they were connecting with a friend they had known for many years.

Margaret was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Franklin K. Lane High School in 1976 and later lived in Queens before finally settling in Old Bridge, New Jersey. She was employed as an administrative assistant at Neuberger Berman in Manhattan, at Marketware International in Red Bank, NJ, and at Allister Business Solutions in Freehold, NJ, before devoting herself full time to family life.

William French Overman, (Bill) of Red Bank, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Born in South Orange, NJ, to Courtenay and Margaret French Overman,  Bill lived most of his life in Fair Haven, NJ.

Bill married his wife Patty vom Lehn in 1961 and had been married 58 years. He is survived by his wife, Patty and three children: William, Steven, and Kristin. He was a Navy veteran who served on the Destroyer Escort Heiliger based out of New London, Ct. After the Navy, Bill went on to work at the American Stock Exchange for George Bondbright and E. F. Hutton. He then left Wall Street to sell heavy construction equipment for various brands including: John Deere, International, Fiat Allis, Bobcat, and Mack Trucks.

Benjamin A Bailey, aged 68, passed away on May 10, 2019 after a short but heroic battle against an aggressive cancer.  Originally from Alpine, NJ, he had resided in Rumson for over 37 years.

He leaves behind three families: his cherished home family, as a dedicated husband (married 47 years), father, brother, grandfather, uncle, son-in-law, and best friend; his work family, as President of Bailey Refrigeration Co., Inc; and his car enthusiast family, as a member of the Porsche Club of America. Ben gave so much positive intensity and knowledge to everything he loved. He was a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Society of Marine Port Engineers. He graduated Lehigh University cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 after serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War. As an engineer, Ben helped build the foundations of his industry and continued the legacy of the Bailey family with a unique dignity.

Doris Becker Crow, 89, of Rumson and Marco Island, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, May 31, at home in NJ, surrounded by her three boys. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School. She then went on to work for Mellon Bank and Continental Can, before marrying the love of her life, relocating to New Jersey and raising a family.

Always an active woman, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. A lover of life and people, she was known for her quick wit, incredible sense of humor and wonderful story telling. She left a mark on all of those she touched. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed time basking in the sun and floating in the pool.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank W. and Olive (Crawford) Becker; and her beloved husband of 43 years Thomas Seberry Crow. A caring mother especially devoted to her family, she is survived by three loving sons, Thomas Seberry Crow, Jr. of Rumson, Frank Crawford Crow and his wife Stacey of Little Silver and William Becker Crow and his wife Jennifer of Rumson. She is also survived by her beloved grandchildren, the lights of her life, Thomas, Taylor, Abigail, Jackson and Grace.

Ann Elizabeth Weber Mulcahy passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019 surrounded by family.  Ann was born in Newark, NJ.  She is predeceased by her parents, Dr. Francis C and Kathryn Weber, and her sister, Kay Oberlander.  She is a graduate of Marylawn of the Oranges and Marymount College in Manhattan.

Ann was a nurse at Monmouth Park Racetrack for 20 years.  Prior to that she was a school nurse at the Fairlawn School in Middletown.

Ann is survived by her husband Paul, whom she was married to for 57 years; her five children, Michael, Long Branch, NJ, Diana Webster (Robert), Doylestown, PA, Charles (Laura), Ottawa, ON, Paula O’Grady (Kevin), Ardmore, PA, and Robert (Kathleen), Wall, NJ; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Theresa, Tara, Emily, Owen, Kiera, and Brady Webster, Conor, Evan, Griffin, and Molly Mulcahy; her niece, Karen Oertly, grandniece, Jennifer LeDuc, and great grandnephew Remy LeDuc.

Nancy Rineberg passed away peacefully at her home in Little Silver, NJ on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.  She was 69 years old.

Nancy was born in Jersey City, NJ, to Rose Marie & Edward Jannicola. Nancy spent the early part of her childhood in Jersey City before moving to Metuchen, where she attended high school. Nancy received her B.S. in education from The College of New Jersey, and briefly taught elementary school before becoming a full time mother and homemaker.  

She was an avid skier and traveled extensively with her late husband and daughter, but golf was her passion.  Many of Nancy’s fondest memories were golfing with friends and family at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton.

Amely Patricia Raff Elliott, age 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 27th, at Acorn Glen, Princeton, New Jersey where she had resided for the past five years.

Pat was born in Long Branch, NJ on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1929 and thus acquired her middle name by which she was known throughout her life. Her parents were Harry Pound and Amely Erbe Pound, immigrants to the United States from England and Germany respectively in the early 20th century. Pat also had a brother, Alfred, ten years older than herself to whom she looked up with affection and admiration. The Pound family raised and showed Airedale and Wire-haired Fox Terriers and Pat became a life-long dog lover.

Thomas P. Downing, 89 of Oceanport, NJ, passed away on May 28, 2019, peacefully surrounded by his family.

Tom was born in Brooklyn, NY to his parents Richard and Margaret who were second generation Irish immigrants, originally from the West Village in Manhattan.  Tom’s parents relocated to rural Great Kills in Staten Island when he was very young.  His mother raised him, his sister Catherine, brother Richie and four foster brothers and sisters during the great depression.   Tom graduated St. Peter’s Boys High School and was a proud veteran of the US Army.  Upon returning from the service, he worked a few years for Con Edison before joining the New York City Police Department where he worked for 28 years in Greenwich Village and at Staten Island’s 122 Precinct.  He met and was married 58 years to the love of his life Eileen with whom he raised six children on Staten Island before locating to Oceanport 40 years ago.

David Leo Godvin passed away at the age of 90, on May 21, 2019.

He was born in New Jersey in 1928, to the late John and Barbara Godvin. He resided in New Jersey for most of his life, raising a family in Rumson and eventually moving to Monmouth Beach in later years.

He is the beloved husband of 59 years to Annamarie Helsper Godvin, and loving father of Mark David Godvin and his wife Susan Martin Godvin of Dallas, TX, Michele Louise Godvin Deysine and her husband Gaston Deysine of Seattle, WA, Gregory John Godvin and his wife Lise Christensen Godvin of Rye, NY, Regina Marie Godvin de Gersdorff and her husband Stephen de Gersdorff of Little Silver, NJ, Christopher Gerard Godvin and his wife Marne Wells Godvin of Diablo, CA, John Robert Godvin and his wife Karen Leyh Godvin of Scottsdale, AZ. He is also known as “Pop-Pop,” grandfather to thirteen grandchildren. He is predeceased by his brothers and sister John Godvin, Paul F. Godvin, Mary Godvin McGillicudy, and Gerard B. Godvin.

Arthur Francis Parent of Middletown, New Jersey, passed away on May 6, 2019. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1938 and resided in the Rumson area with his wife Leslie and two children for over 40 years. After graduating from Ithaca College in 1961, Art served full time in the army while attending law school. He received his law degree from Seton Hall University Law School in 1966.  He practiced law after graduating and fulfilling his military commitment, but found his passion in finance. During his career on Wall Street he worked for Morgan Guarantee Trust Co., Goodbody, Dominick & Dominick, and as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at U.S. Filter.  After U.S. Filter, Art became the Chairman of the Board of Allsteel.  In 1998, he founded Cornerstone Management Solutions with several other investors and served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He was the past Chairman of NJT Holdings, Inc and its subsidiary New Jersey Title Insurance Company.

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