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Monmouth County, NJ (03.08.07)

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Patricia A. DiMarsico

Wall resident Patricia A. DiMarsico died on Monday, March 5, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune..

She was 67 years old.

Mrs. DiMarsico was the food service manager at Wall High School for many years before retiring in 1985. She was a communicant at St. Mary’s RC Church in Colts Neck.

She was also a member of the Pride of Wall Seniors and was on the board of directors of the North Wall Little League and for Wall Pop Warner. She also volunteered her time and skill of cooking for Wall High School Athletic teams.

Mrs. DiMarsico was a talented singer and once sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Born in Jersey City, she lived in North Bergen for many years before moving to Wall in 1962.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas in 1986.

Surviving are two sons, Patrick and his wife Jennifer, Michael and his wife Gina; daughter, Barbara McDermott and her husband Kevin of Wall and Annette Doyle and her husband Shawn of Manahawkin.

She also leaves her brother, Philip Seneke of Point Pleasant; sisters, Ronie Seneke of Jackson and Rosemary Grimalsi of Lakewood; and nine grandchildren, Shawn, Philip, Meaghan, Kaitlin, Mackenzie, Bailey, Hannah, Thomas, and Nicholas.

Visiting will be today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, Highway 35 at New Bedford Road in Wall.

The service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be private.

Donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, PO Box 399, Watonville, CA 95076 or to the Wall Excellence Foundation, PO Box 1613, Wall, NJ 07719.

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Vincent W. Bonner

Wall resident Vincent W. Bonner died on Tuesday, March 6, at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

He was 73 years old.

Mr. Bonner was a police officer for the Bayonne Police Department for many years, rising through the ranks before retiring in 1986 as Captain.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War. He also was a member of the Police Benevolence Association PBA in Bayonne.

Born and raised in Bayonne, he moved to Wall 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Nanette F. [Roman] of 47 years; son, Vincent M. of Howell; daughter, Terri-Ann Pontolillo and her husband John of Wall; sisters, Mary Alice Foley of Virginia Beach, Va. and Theresa Cavanaugh of Bayonne; and five grandchildren, John Luke, Taryn, Brittany, Vincent and Kyle.

Visiting was yesterday from 7 to 9 p.m., and will also be today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, Highway 35 at New Bedford Road in Wall.

The service will begin tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Denis RC Church in Manasquan.

Burial will be at the NJ Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown. Donations may be made in his name to the St, Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Brian R. Clancy

Spring Lake Heights resident Brian R. Clancy passed away Friday, March 1, after a courageous battle with cancer..

He was 65 years old.

He was employed as a salesman for over 35 years. He grew up in Spring Lake and Sea Girt before moving to Spring Lake Heights 34 years ago.

Mr. Clancy graduated from St. Catherine’s Grammar School, Manasquan High School and Monmouth College.

Mr. Clancy had many lifelong friends. He dedicated every aspect of his life to being with his wife and raising his children. His family was everything to him.

Mr. Clancy also enjoyed athletics as an athlete, coach and spectator. He coached all of his children in various recreational programs such as Little League and soccer. He was an avid competitor and a devout Dodger fan.

He was also a communicant of St. Catherine’s and St. Margaret’s Parish, Spring Lake.

Mr. Clancy was predeceased by his parents, Gerald J. and Edna Cooney Clancy; and his brother, John P. Clancy.

Surviving are his wife and best friend, Mary Lee Burlington Clancy; his children of whom he was extremely proud, Laura Clancy Lang and her husband Sean Lang of Brick; his son, Michael Clancy of Wall; his daughter, Jill Clancy of N.Y.; his brother, Gerald J. Clancy Jr. of Princeton Junction, his brother, Paul J. Clancy of Manasquan; and his grandson, Jack Clancy Lang of Brick, who lit up his life.

Visitation was held Sunday, March 4, at O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A funeral service was held Monday, March 5 at 8:45 a.m. at O’Brien Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Catharine’s Roman Catholic Church in Spring Lake.

Donations in Brian’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.

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Margaret Quinn Savage

Spring Lake Heights resident Margaret Quinn Savage died suddenly, while on her way to a Broadway show, on Sunday, March 4, at St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital in New York. Her three children were with her when she passed away peacefully.

She was 84 years old.

Born in Kearny, she was a 1939 graduate of Kearny High School and was graduated from the Newark Comptometer School. She was employed for many years by DuPont and later by the Joseph Davis Plastics Company of Kearny. She was active in the West Hudson Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Roosevelt School P.T.A.

Mrs. Savage retired to Spring Lake Heights in 1986 after spending most of her life in Kearney. She loved the Jersey Shore and spending time on the beach and boardwalk with her friends and family.

Her favorite past times included travel, visiting New York and Broadway shows, meeting with new friends on the boardwalk at Spring Lake and reconnecting with old friends from Kearney who also retired to the Monmouth County area. Mostly, she enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Savage was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Savage. She was the only child of William and Josephine McCarthy Quinn.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Denise Savage Goodwin and James D. Goodwin of Upper Montclair; son, Kerry J. Savage of Manhattan, N.Y.; and son, Paul and daughter-in-law Judith F. Savage of Carversville, Pa.

In addition, she leaves behind four grandchildren, Cara G. Lesperance of Upper Montclair, James K. Goodwin of Hoboken and Caleb and Julia Savage of Carversville, Pa.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at O’Brien Funeral Home, Highway 35 at New Bedford Road in Wall.

A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Margaret suggests donations be given to the following organizations: The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753, or Epiphany House, 1110 Grand Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

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E. Virginia Case

Manasquan resident E. Virginia Case died Saturday, March 3, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

She was 87 years old.

Mrs. Case was born in Point Pleasant Beach and was a lifelong resident of Manasquan. She was a graduate of Manasquan High School.

She was a member of the Manasquan Women’s Club, a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, a life member of the Manasquan Historical Society and a member of the Christian Science Reading Rooms in Asbury Park.

Mrs. Case was also a former Brownie and Girl Scout leader in Manasquan and a volunteer at Point Pleasant Hospital.

She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Case, Sr. [1979]; and an infant daughter, Mary Jean Case.

Surviving are her son, William R. Case, Jr. of Manasquan; daughter, Cathy Moen-Clarke and her husband Richard of Land O’Lakes, Fla. and Goshen, N.H.; grandchildren, Richard Moen, David and Janette Moen, Christopher and Sherri Moen, Michael Moen, Gary Case, Holly Case, John Case and Lindsey Case; and great-granddaughters, Allison and Elizabeth.

A graveside service was held yesterday on Wednesday, March 7 at noon at Atlantic View Cemetery in Manasquan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Manasquan First Aid Squad, 65 Broad St., Manasquan, NJ 08736, in her memory.

Neary-Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan is in charge of the arrangements.

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Sabina P. Siwek

Sea Girt resident Sabina Patricia Siwek, formerly of Jersey City, passed away at her residence on Thursday, March 1.

She was 86 years old.

Mrs. Siwek had been employed as a clerk for Chase Manhattan Bank in N.Y. many years ago. She was a former parishioner of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jersey City and St. Mark’s Church in Sea Girt. Born in Jersey City, she had lived there until moving to Sea Girt in 1976.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Siwek in 1995; her granddaughter, Jessica Siwek in 2000; and her two sisters.

Surviving are her son, Stephen and his wife Marilyn Siwek of Alexandria, Va.; her two granddaughters, Andrea and Jane Siwek; and her sister, Lorraine Tomaszewski of Jersey City.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 6 at 8:45 a.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s RC Church in Sea Girt.

Visiting was held Monday, March 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. only. Interment is at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.

Flowers will be accepted or donations to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 120 Sussex St., Jersey City, NJ 07302, in her memory

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Catherine Downey

Brick Township resident Catherine Lindsay Downey died Saturday, March 3 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She leaves behind many loved ones, including family in Manasquan and Sea Girt.

She was 92 years old.

Mrs. Downey was born and raised in Jersey City and had lived there until moving to Brick Township 30 years ago. She was a faithful Communicant of the Church of the Epiphany in Brick and was a member of the Church choir and active in the various Seniors groups of the Parish.

She was also a member of the Beehive Seniors Group at St. Martha’s Church in Point Pleasant. Mrs. Downey had a love of all animals and especially her beloved little cat Twiney.

She was predeceased by her husband Thomas J. Downey Sr. in 1990, her sister Anna Lindsay Slaski and her son-in-law Joseph Szabo Jr.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Thomas J. Jr. and Nancy of Fort Worth, Texas, Robert F. and Jamie of Marysville, Wash., Daniel W. and Rassmei of Howell, Maryann Szabo of Clark, Kathleen and Kenneth Kraus of Manasquan, Maureen and Charles E. Christianson of Sea Girt; her sister Mary Lindsay Joynes of Pleasant Plains, 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, March 6, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered yesterday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany in Brick.

Interment followed in St. Catharine’s Cemetery in Sea Girt. Flowers will be accepted. Donations can be made to the Missionaries of Charity, 144 Ridge Ave., Asbury Park, NJ 07712 in memory of Catherine.

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Marian T. Urciuoli

Clark resident Marian T. Urciuoli [nee Ciampa] died Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune. She leaves behind many loved ones, including family in Manasquan.

She was 84 years old.

Born and raised in Plainfield, Mrs. Urciuoli resided in Clark for th past 60 years. She was a homemaker most of her life and she worked several years at the J. Winthrop & Company of Westfield.

She was an ardent volunteer for the Clark Project Club and the N.A.M.I. Society of Union County. She was an avid Scrabble player who loved spending time with her family and friends.

Beloved wife for 43 years of the late William L. Urciuoli [1988]; loving mother of Joseph of Matawan; Donna Urciuoli-Laird and her husband Robert of Manasquan, and Diane Dabulas and her husband Joseph of Westfield; devoted sister of Mary Rubinetti of North Plainfield; Angie Ferrara of Scotch Plains; Andrew Ciampa of Moorestown and Tony Ciampa of South Plainfield; treasured grandmother of Kyle Laird, Christina and Joseph Urciuoli, Michael, Jack and Grace Dabulas.

Relatives and friends were kindly invited to attend the funeral on Monday, March 5, at 8:30 a.m. at the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home in Clark, with a mass of Christian Burial that followed at St. Agnes R.C.C. at 9:45 a.m.

Interment was at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield. Visitation was held Sunday, March 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, kindly offer memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or the Marian T. Urciuoli Memorial, NAMI Society of Union County, PO Box 724, New Providence, NJ 07974.

For further information or to send condolences, please visit the funeral home’s website at www.krowickigorny.com.

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Janet Lea Marks

Spring Lake resident Janet Lea Marks died Thursday, March 1 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was 74 years old.

She was born in Spring Lake and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Marks was employed as a waitress at Dave’s Seafood in Belmar and the Sand & Sea Restaurant in Asbury Park before retiring. She was also a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Spring Lake.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Raymond E. Marks; her son, Robert A. Marks; and her sisters, Nanette Norris and Ruth Flynn.

She is survived by her sons, Raymond E. Marks, Jr. and Lewis R. Marks and his wife Susan, with whom she lived.

She also leaves her grandchildren, Lyndsey, Cheyenne, Matilda, Lewis R., Jr., Sharon, Robert and Terence; and her sister Elizabeth Baily.

A funeral service was held at the O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall on Tuesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. followed by committal at the Atlantic View Cemetery in Manasquan.Visiting was held Monday, March 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spring Lake First Aid, 311 Washington Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762, for their care and service over many years, or Spring Lake Fire Company #1, 5th Ave., Spring Lake, NJ or Goodwill Fire Company, 311 Washington Ave. ,Spring Lake, NJ.

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Bernard Patrick Neary

Spring Lake resident Bernard Patrick Neary died Sunday, March 4, in his home.

He was 80 years old.

Mr. Neary was born on November 7, 1926 in Jersey City, to Bernard and Nora [Murray] Neary. He graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Jersey City.

Mr. Neary served his country in both the air force and the army during WW II in the Pacific theatre. He married Betty Jane Kenny on August 7, 1948, and then graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City in 1950, with a degree in economics.

Mr. Neary and his wife were longtime members of St. Paul’s, Greenville and later moved to Bayonne. In 1981, they moved to Spring Lake.

Mr. Neary retired from New York Life in 1992 after 30 years. He was assistant vice-president of the Pension Trust Department and a Certified Life Underwriter.

He was also a communicant of St. Catharine’s Church in Spring Lake and served as an usher for 25 years. Mr. Neary also served as the treasurer of the Spring Lake Democratic Club for 15 years.

Mr. Neary was predeceased by his wife, Betty Jane in 1999; his brother, Jack in 1999; and his sister, Margaret Moloney in 2007.

He is survived by his children, Brian Neary, Esq. and his wife Lisa of Ridgewood; Dr. Beth Neary and her husband William Bula of Madison, Wis.; and Bernadette Macko and her husband William of Brielle; eight grandchildren, Claire, Justin and his wife Andrea, Christine, Aedan, Buddy, Liam, Victoria, and Brett; great-granddaughter, Madison; sister, Patricia Witterschein; and brother, Thomas and his wife Pat.

Mr. Neary cherished his family, especially his brother Thomas and Cousin Ellie Wolfe. His Belmar boardwalk gang and Connie Labate were a source of great friendship. He was passionate about Notre Dame and his Irish heritage.

Mr. Neary was a member of the Notre Dame Club of the Jersey Shore and was a recipient of their annual Loyalty Award. He fulfilled his lifelong dream to visit his father’s home in Ballyhaunis, Ireland, in 2000, and meet his Irish cousins, Margaret and Bridgie.

Visitation was held yesterday on Wednesday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Neary-Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan.

A mass of Christian burial is today at 9:30 a.m. at St. Catharine’s Church in Spring Lake. Interment will be in St. Catharine’s Cemetery in Wall.

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