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Maurice “Recie” Grzelak, 89, of Wall, died peacefully Tuesday, May 7, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.
Born in Jersey City, Recie was a graduate of St. Bridget Grammar School, St. Aloysius High School and Jersey City State Teachers College. She taught at Our Lady of Victories School, Jersey City, for 26 years and loved it.
Recie was an avid reader. A few years ago she started a log of the books that she had recently read. At last count it was 2,201 and one half.
She was predeceased by her husband, William, in 1979.
She is survived by her loving children, Michael Grzelak and his wife Sherry Stieve, W. Timothy Grzelak, and Ellen Grzelak and her companion James Johnson. She is also survived by her cats Kerry, Clare and Stephen.
Arrangements have been entrusted to O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local ASPCA [www.ASPCA.org], the American Heart Association [www.heart.org], or the National Brain Tumor Society [www.braintumor.org].
For further information or to send condolences to the family, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Joann Schlesinger Clark
Joann Schlesinger Clark, of Sea Girt and then Lakewood, widow of the late Lt. Col. [Ret] Allison Paul Clark, died Thursday, May 9, at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood. She was born in San Antonio, Texas; graduated from Hood College, Frederick, Md., Class of 1951; and worked in book publishing in New York before her marriage.
Her husband’s army career took them to live in many states and countries. They returned to this area in 1972, and she lived in Sea Girt until 2000. As a Sea Girt resident, she was a communicant of St. Mark’s Church and since residing in Lakewood she had attended St. Mary of the Lake Church.
Joann was very active in her Sea Girt community and later in the Lake Ridge Community of Lakewood. She was a member of the Gardening and Antique Clubs of Lake Ridge. She was also an expert quilt maker and had taught classes in quilt making at the Wall Township Vocational High School.
Joann was an avid reader, gardener and world traveler. She had also served as a Docent at Allaire State Park.
She is survived by her devoted children and their spouses; Col. [Ret] Allison P. Clark III and his wife Janet, Timothy S. Clark and his wife Shawn, Susan Dorigatti and her husband Dr. Thomas, Joann Mahoney and her husband Gerard Jr., Maureen Romanello and her husband William, and Mary Catherine Paternoster and her husband Dr. Rick.
Joann is also survived by her 11 loving grandchildren Emily, Kelly, Debra, Allison Paul and Hannah Clark, Maura and Paul Paternoster, and Meaghan, Gerard III, Tricia and Allison Mahoney and two great granddaughters Savannah and Arianna Clark, her dear sister Molly McLaurin, and former son in law Donald Miller.
Arrangments were entrusted to O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, [envelopes will be available at the funeral home].
For further information or to forward condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome. com.
Victor Franco, 87, of Atlantic Highlands with family in Sea Girt passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank with his family by his side.
Victor was born and raised in Bogota, Columbia. He pursued a degree in Land Surveying from the University of Toronto. He became a surveyor and worked on many projects including Interstate 81 in New York State. He started his own business in 1968 called Alpha Pre Cast and owned it until 1977.
Victor moved his family to the Jersey Shore in 1979 and was a building inspector for Howell Township for many years. He was a member of the Lions Club, the Shriners and was also a 32-degree Mason.
Victor thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a special passion for capturing the lives of his children and grandchildren through videos and pictures, creating memories that will be forever cherished.
Victor is survived by his wife of 59 years Ana Franco. They lived together with their loving daughter, Catherine Franco of Atlantic Highlands.
He is also survived by daughter and son-in-law, Pilar and Robert Kowitski of Sea Girt and three sons; Philip Franco of Atlantic Highlands, Leonard Franco, Sr. and wife Jennifer of Jersey City and Victor Franco, Jr. of Maryland.
He is also survived by 15 beautiful grandchildren Ana, Daniel, Catherine, Adeline, Kristin, Lorenzo, Leonard Jr. and wife Lani, Peter and wife Holly, Brian and wife Amy, Natalie, Olivia, Veronica, Jennifer, Cory and Victor III; and five great grandchildren Lola, Leo, Luke, Peter and Mason.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Victor’s memory to Meridian Hospice, 1340A Campus Parkway, Neptune 07753.
To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.
Janyce Kilborn Cook
Janyce Kilborn Cook, with family in Spring Lake, passed away quietly surrounded by family in Norfolk, Va. where she had been recovering from surgery.
She is predeceased by her husband, Harold Cook; her parents Elizabeth Clark Kilborn and Lawrence Kilborn, and her sister Betty.
She is survived by two sons, Christopher and his wife Paula of Norfolk, Va.; Larry and his wife Leeann of Spring Lake; her stepson Tom Cook of Nashville, Tenn.; stepdaughter Marilyn Kolas and her husband John of Piscataway; eight grandchildren; her sister Laurette of Sheepscot, Maine; and many nieces and nephews, who always loved their “Auntie Janyce.”
Born in Philadelphia in July of 1925, Janyce attended New York University at the age of 16, majoring in journalism, and later reported for the New York Herald Tribune. She met her husband Harold while she worked at a public relations firm in New York. Thereafter, she devoted her life to her family.
In the past decade she found a loving church home at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manasquan, where among other ministries, she served as a Stephen Minister, providing comfort and companionship to seniors, most her junior of many years.
She lived independently, and on her own terms til the end. Her passion for politics, gardening, good food, good wine, and unflappable sense of humor touched everyone she knew. She maintained her grace, charm, beautiful smile and sense of humor till the end.
One favorite life long daily activity was the New York Times crossword, which she did in ink everyday. When recently asked by her son Chris if she could still complete it in twenty minutes, she sported her wry smile and replied, “Good Lord, I never taken twenty minutes.”
A memorial service celebrating Janyce’s life will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Manasquan. A reception will follow at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in her name to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 6 Osborn Ave, Manasquan 08736.
Arrangements are being handled by HD Oliver Funeral Apts, Norfolk, Va. Online condolences may be made at HDOliver.com.
John Nielsen, 60 of Manasquan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, surrounded by his loving family at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
John was born in Point Pleasant, grew up in Brielle and graduated from St. Denis Grammar School and Manasquan High School class of 1970. After graduation he moved to and became a lifelong resident of Manasquan, where he and his former wife, Colleen raised their three children.
As a young man John worked in the electrical field. He also worked as a mechanic for the Boro of Manasquan before leaving to begin his own business endeavors. In 1986 he started the Shore Transportation service which began as a 25 cent jitney ride to the beach and successfully grew in to a fleet of taxis and limousines. Before selling that business he began J.C. Nielsen & Son Power Washing. After that he was employed by the Monmouth County Bridge Department. He operated both the Glimmer Glass and Shark River bridges. For 11 years he truly enjoyed the peacefulness of working by the water. During those years John also worked part time for the Manasquan Beach Dept., driving the tractor on the beach. Several years ago he returned full time to Manasquan Public Works where at the time of his death, he was employed primarily with the water department. John was past president of Manasquan Municipal Workers Association and had also served as Manasquan's OEM Director.
In his youth John enjoyed playing tennis, basketball and football. He especially excelled as a baseball player with Manasquan-Brielle Little League. Each summer John enjoyed participating in the annual coaster derby races. He also loved spending summer days in the water on his longboard and as a teenager he was instrumental in having the town dedicate the inlet beach specifically for surfers.
As an adult he took up golf, enjoyed playing pool, surf fishing, attending NASCAR races, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling and camping in his RV. John enjoyed learning about all of the newest electronic devices. He especially enjoyed "Face Timing" his friends, sister, children and grandchildren. John had a talent for remembering and singing all of the old "doo-wop" songs, but mostly he just enjoyed being around friends and family, laughing and telling jokes. He will be missed!
John was a life member of the Manasquan Volunteer Engine Co. #2. He proudly served in many positions including captain, assistant chief and chief. John was recently awarded his 40-year pin for his service. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Denis Parish. John was a member of The Knights of Columbus and received the honors of Fourth Degree.
John was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Dorothy Nielsen, as well as his brother-in-law, Bill Wolfe. He is survived by his children, Shawn J. [Debra], Brett C. [Flora] and Erin Kate [Mark], and their children, Magnus Nielsen, Finley and Brody Nielsen, and Penelope Roth. John also leaves behind his wife of 11 years, Patricia Archer Nielsen and her children, Tammy and Tony Ploskonka, Tina and Bob Newman, and Richard "Scott" Archer, Jr. as well as their children, Morgan, Emily and Anthony Ploskonka and Cortney, Bobby and Kayla Newman.
He is also survived by his loving sisters Catherine Wolfe, Manasquan and Mary Nielsen, Neptune; his former wife Colleen Nielsen and many cousins and friends.
Arrangements were entrusted to O'Brien Funeral Home, Wall. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, at St. Denis Church, Manasquan. Interment will follow at St. Catharine Cemetery, West Chicago Blvd. Sea Girt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Manasquan Volunteer Engine Co. #2, 111 Parker Avenue, Manasquan, 08736.
Margaret T. Clarke
Margaret T. “Peggy” Clarke [nee Barry], 78, of Wall, passed away on Sunday, May 12, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, with her loving family by her side.
Peggy was born and raised in Manhattan. She married Buddy Clarke and raised five children. They lived in the Bronx, and in Sayreville, and then in 1992, Peggy and Buddy moved to Wall.
Peggy loved the beach, especially in Spring Lake, but they also spent winters in Jupiter, Fla., from which she had just returned after three months with many close friends. Peggy was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Manhattan.
She worked in a number of roles before joining Eastern Airlines where she worked in Reservations and Vacation Planning for many years before retiring in 1988. Peggy had a passion for travel and saw the world. She also volunteered at the Stella Maris Retreat Center, Meals on Wheels, and at St. Catharine’s Church, where she was a daily communicant. She was a woman of strong Catholic faith, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents, John and Eileen [O’Mahoney] Barry, her grandson, James John Clarke, and her brother, James Barry. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John P. “Buddy” Clarke, as well as her children and their spouses, Sean and Mary Clarke, of Brick, Eileen Clarke, of New York, N.Y., Kieran and Edie Clarke, of Darien, Conn., Kate Clarke, of Greenwich, Conn., and Denis and Jennifer Clarke, of Maplewood.
In addition, she is survived by her grandchildren, Sean Clarke, Jr., Michael and Michelle Ressalei, and Emily, Jack, Andrew, Tyler, Eleanor and Cecelia Clarke. Peggy is also survived by her sister, Nancy Cashman, of Lakewood, her brother and sister-in-law, Denis and Kathleen Barry, of Sloatsburg, N.Y., many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends, both here and in Ireland.
Peggy was eternally generous — she loved showering them all with gifts, celebrating life’s big and little moments. They each have a special memory of Peggy in which she always left them feeling loved and special. And they all loved her back. Peggy was truly the life of the party and the best grandmother a child could ever hope for.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, at New Bedford Road, Wall, on Thursday, May 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Catharine’s Church, Spring Lake, on Friday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m., followed by entombment at St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Wall.
Donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to the Stella Maris Retreat Center, 981 Ocean Ave., Long Branch 07740, or to the American Heart and Stroke Association, 1 Unit St., #301, Robbinsville 08691.
For further information, or to send condolences, please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Robert John Carroll
Robert John Carroll, 66, of Fairway Mews in Spring Lake Heights, died Saturday, May 11, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, with his loving family by his side.
Born in Scarsdale, N.Y., Bob was a longtime resident of Hartsdale, N.Y., before moving to Spring Lake Heights in 2006.
Bob retired from Con Edison in 2007 after 38 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Catharine’s Catholic Church, Spring Lake.
He was an avid chess player, loved movies, and music of the 1950s. He and his family enjoyed the beach and summered at the Jersey Shore, particularly Spring Lake, for many years.
He was the devoted brother of Edward Carroll, Pocono Pines, Pa., Elizabeth Mahon, Spring Lake Heights, James Carroll, Bakersfield, Calif. and his twin sister, Kathleen Smyth, Spring Lake. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Meridian Hospice by visiting www.meridianathome.com.
For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Lou Barrett
Shirley Lou Barrett, 85, of Wall, passed away May 9, with her friends by her side at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.
She was born March 30, 1928, in Tarentum, Pa. to Lawrence and Edna Barrett.
Shirley moved to New Jersey in 1965 and worked at Lab-Volt Systems as an executive assistant for over 40 years. She loved to travel, spend time at Manasquan Beach, reading and watching sports.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan, 16 Virginia Ave., Manasquan on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are encouraged in support of the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. Checks may be made payable to “UPMC-HVI” noting Shirley Barrett in memory of her father Lawrence A. Barrett in the memo line, and sent to UPMC-HVI, Attn: Jim Olsen, 3600 Forbes Ave Suite 8084, Pittsburgh PA 15213.
Jersey Shore Cremation Service, 36 Broad St., Manasquan is entrusted with the arrangements.
Raymond F. Johnston
Raymond F. Johnston, 92, of Manasquan passed away on Thursday, May 9, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick.
He was a US Navy Veteran during WWII from 1942-1946. Mr. Johnston was a Manasquan Police Officer from 1946-1976. Following his career in law enforcement, he owned and operated Sea Girt Window Cleaning for many years. After his retirement, he also worked as a realtor for the Wood Agency in Manasquan.
Mr. Johnston was born in Spring Lake and was a lifelong resident of Manasquan.
He was predeceased by his parents Raymond Johnston in 1967, Alice Johnston in 1977 and by his brother Richard Johnston in 1993. Surviving are his loving wife of 49 years Marjorie Johnston [nee Newman]; son Michael Johnston Sr. of Brick; daughter Virginia Crowell and her husband Thomas of Caldwell; grandchildren Michael Johnston Jr. and his wife Christie, and Beth Crowell; and a great granddaughter Alexia Johnston. He also leaves a niece and a nephew.
A graveside service will be held privately at Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle.
Donations may be made in his name to a charity of choice. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Joseph “Bud” Moglia, 80, of Spring Lake Heights, passed away on Thursday, May 9, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.
Born in Newark, he graduated from Bordentown Military Institute, attended John Hopkins University, and graduated from Lycoming College.
He moved to Spring Lake Heights in 1963. He and his wife were owners of the Red Ranch, Wall from 1963 to 1984. He loved sports and antique automobiles.
He is predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Moglia. Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Barbara Solomon Moglia; his children, Marise Galgano, Allenhurst; Jay Alan Moglia, Washington, D.C.; Robin Moglia, Catonsville, Md.; Stephen Moglia, Hollywood, Fla.; two granddaughters, Gina and Elise Galgano, Allenhurst; and a sister, Gladyce Cahill, Point Pleasant.
Memorial contributions in Joseph’s honor may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood.
Margaret F. Zborovan
Margaret Frieda Zborovan [nee Janssen], affectionately known as “Maggie Z,” passed away on May 11 at home in Spring Lake where she lived with her only child and best friend Lynn Smith, son-in-law Brian Smith and her beloved granddaughters MargaretAnne and Katherine Smith with whom she engaged in lively and happy talks even on her final day. She was 91.
Born in New York City and raised in Elmhurst, she earned a degree in Art & Design at Pratt Institute. She entered the field of advertising for McCann Erikson. While working there she was asked to be the maid-of-honor at a colleague’s wedding where she met her future husband, the best man, Joseph Zborovan, then a recent World War II veteran.
She was a homemaker for several years before re-entering the workforce in the Art and Production departments at Simon & Schuster. She loved her Rockefeller Center office overlooking the ice rink and telling stories about the good old days of publishing from which she retired after 23 years.
In retirement, she was active in the Spring Lake Walking Club and clocked over 200 miles, traveled with friends throughout Europe, and the Caribbean, and took an active role in the lives of her granddaughters.
She could often be seen picking them up at Sandpiper School, playing and going shopping with them, and watching them in performances of Shakespeare in the Park and other plays, dance recitals, swim meets, and tennis matches. The girls were the joy of her life.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Zborovan, parents Julius and Marie Janssen, her four brothers Henry, Herman, Eric, and Arthur Janssen and one sister, Mary Wolf.
Besides the Smith’s, she leaves behind her devoted nieces Marie and Laura Hackel, and Barbara Albach of New York, Karen Pejsach of New Orleans, and Anne Hawkins of Connecticut, as well as their children and grandchildren who will remember her as their wonderful Aunt Margie with her positive attitude, ready smile, and gift of knowing the right thing to say.
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall, will be held privately in New York.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her name to The Humane Society. She will be deeply missed.
Herbert V. Milza
Herbert V. Milza, 84 of Brielle passed away Tuesday May 7 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick with his family by his side.
Herbert was born and raised in Jersey City. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines. Herbert moved to Brick in the mid 1950s and then lived in Rancho Cordova, Calif. along with his family from 1976 to 1988.
Herbert and his family returned to New Jersey and had lived in Waretown before moving to Brielle nine years ago.
He was the owner and operator of H. Milza Construction for over 50 years. Herbert’s company was credited with the reconstruction of the Grenville Hotel in Bay Head and Tuscany House at Renault Winery in Little Egg Harbor to name a few of his projects.
Herbert loved fishing and playing poker. He also would do anything for the benefit of children, i.e. coaching Babe Ruth Baseball and organizing the end of the year parties for the teams he coached. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially the grandchildren.
Herbert was predeceased by his parents Giuseppe “Joseph” and Michaelina Milza; two brothers and four sisters; a son-in-law Russell K. MacDonald, Sr. in 2005.
He is survived by his wife Rai Milza of Brielle; a son Michael Milza of Brielle and a daughter Kelli Milza-MacDonald of Forked River.
Herbert is also survived by eight grandchildren Morgan and Brianne Milza, Alexis, Russell, Celeste and Karissa MacDonald, Marissa Burns and Vincent Elliott; a sister Irene Morone of Palm Beach, Calif. and a brother-in-law Charles Magnifico of Brick; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale Memphis, TN 38105.
To send condolences or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.
George H. Drawbaugh
George H. Drawbaugh, of Little Silver with family in Manasquan, passed away on Wednesday, May 8.
He was born in Red Bank and graduated from Rumson High School. He then went on to Dartmouth College and graduated in 1959, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
He worked for NJ Bell Telephone and in 1962 went into the insurance business at the former Connecticut Mutual Life now known as Mass Mutual.
Subsequently, he formed George H. Drawbaugh and Associates, an insurance brokerage firm.
George was currently a member and past commodore of both the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club and the North Jersey Yacht Racing Association. He was also a current member of the Root Beer & Checker Club and the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club. He was a former member of the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club. George volunteered with the former United Way and was currently a member of the Little Silver Planning Board where he served for four decades. George was also a former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank-Tower Hill. He was active on the Little Silver Fire Police.
George was predeceased by his parents, George W. and Winifred "Betty" S. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gail; daughter, Lisa Barnes [Gene]; sons, George Charles "Chuck" [Mary Beth], and David B. [Holly]; and eight grandchildren, Devon, Bryce, Brylin, Bridia, Kaela, Kellen, Lexi and Hunter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in his memory to The Seeing Eye, Inc., PO Box 375, Morristown 07963 or American Parkinson Disease Assoc., Inc., PO Box 2026, Edison 08818 or online at www.apdaparkinson.org.
Arrangements were entrusted to Thompson Memorial Funeral Home, Red Bank.
Frederic Clinton Grigg
Frederic Clinton Grigg, 85, of Spring Lake, passed away on April 9 at the home of his son in Brielle.
He was born to the late Arthur and Gertrude Grigg, May 18, 1927 in Bordentown. Fred graduated from Bordentown High School in 1945, before entering into the United States Navy at the end of WWII, where he was an Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class on a mine sweeper in the Pacific Ocean.
He went on to receive his BA degree from Lehigh University, and his Masters in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
He married the late Patricia Grigg in 1965 where they lived together in Brielle before relocating to Spring Lake in 2000.
Fred retired as an Engineer with the Passaic Valley Sewage Commission after 27 years of service at the age of 75.
He was passionate about sailing on the Barnegat Bay with his closest friends and family. He was Commodore of the Island Heights Yacht Club during 1962 and 1963. He was a member of the Island Heights town Council, and served on the board of the Island Heights Methodist Church. Because of his love for sailing and the Ensign Class Association he was instrumental in making technological advancements in the Ensign Class which is a National class and are used to this day.
Fred is survived by son Ford, daughter-in-law Jennifer and three grandchildren, Kaeleigh, 14, Declan, 12, and Liam, 9, from Brielle and a brother Roger Grigg from Toms River.
A Memorial Service will be held at Island Heights Yacht Club on Saturday, June 1.
O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall is handling the arrangements. For further information or to forward condolences to the family please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Bernardine Duffy [nee Clancy], 87, died on Friday, May 10, peacefully in her sleep with family by her side.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the only child of Carolyn Reilly and Kenneth Clancy. Bernardine married Beauvais [Jack] Duffy in 1951 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and later moved to Point Pleasant Beach in 1957, where they raised their eight children.
Her family took great pride in her many achievements in life. A 1947 graduate of Hunter College in New York City, she earned her J.D. at New York University’s School of Law in 1950, where she was one of three women in her graduating class. Later, while in her forties, Bernardine returned to school to obtain her second advanced education degree in Library Science and went on to enjoy a fulfilling career at the Brick Branch of the Ocean County Library system, retiring in 2001. She was an avid reader, enjoyed the theater, and loved to travel.
Bernardine was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 1977 and her grandson, Christopher, an Iraq War hero, in 2004. She is survived by her children Sean Duffy and his wife Lynda, Brendan Duffy, Michael Duffy and his wife Joan, Kieran Duffy, Anne Duffy Bayliss and her husband Jay, Maura Duffy Vergari and her husband Antonio, Brian Duffy, and Megan Duffy Appleby and her husband Kevin. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Saint Martha on Herbertsville Road in Point Pleasant.
In lieu of flowers contributions to the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter, 185 Brick Blvd., Brick 08724 [www.jerseyshoreanimalshelter.org] would be appreciated.
Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home in Point Pleasant Beach was in charge of the arrangements.