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Patricia Mary Schneider
Patricia Mary Schneider [O’Dea], of Point Pleasant, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Wednesday, June 13.
Born on April 1st, in Irvington she grew up in the Vailsburg section of Newark and Hillside summering first in Green Island and then Mantoloking. She married and moved to Colonia, where she was PTA President of School No. 17. The family moved to Point Pleasant where Pat was active in the Band Boosters helping to grow the Annual Craft Fair which continues today and chaperoning many trips under the direction of Mr. Ellicks. She was a gifted seamstress, knitter and had an eye for interior design; on Sunday you could find her doing the NYT crossword puzzle in pen. She and her husband Ed retired to Cambridge, Hobe Sound, Fla. where she helped run the Fashion Show, organized the distribution of the community newsletter and the “lunch bunch”.
She was predeceased by her parents James and Beatrice Cunningham O’Dea, her siblings William, Reginald, Elizabeth and Joan and her husband of 55 years Edward.
She is survived by her daughter and son in law who cared for her for the last year of her life Lynn and Tony Faugno, Point Pleasant, her son James Schneider and his wife Kathy of Greer, S.C., grandchildren Katie, Bill and Dr. Anthony [TJ] Faugno and his wife Elena, and Elizabeth and Victoria Schneider. Loving nieces and nephews Bill and Susan O’Dea, Dee and Gary Fulton, Jessica and Michael Fulton all of Florida , Debbie Goodwin of New Hampshire, Lois and Jackie Lepore of Roselle Park and friends of 40 years Jim and Eleanor Henderson of Toms River.
The family would like to thank the staff of Liberty Royal Rehab and Nursing facility Tinton Falls especially the Nurses of Unit 1, Administrator Mary Cannon and Phyllis for their kindness, love and care as well as the nurses and support staff and volunteers of Grace Hospice, especially Joan, Judy, Cathy and Joy for their care, compassion and support in the last months of her life.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Grace Hospice, 101 Fieldcrest Avenue, Suite 304, Edison, NJ 08837.
For online condolences to the family visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com.
E. Virginia Smith Policastro
E. Virginia Smith Policastro, 87, of Point Pleasant, passed away, Sunday, June 17.
Born in Hillside, to the late John and Ethel Smith, she lived most of her life in Woodbridge and Avenel, residing in Point Pleasant since 2008.
Mrs. Policastro had worked as a clerk for the American Red Cross in Edison.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Peter and by her daughter Diane Jannerone.
Surviving are her sister, Danetta Juarez of Avenel, and several nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant was in charge of arrangements. Interment will be take place at Cloverleaf Memorial Park, Woodbridge.
For online condolences to the family, visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com.