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Patricia A. Costanzo “Witchie”, 71 of Mays Landing, born on July 28, 1942, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Patricia was a retired bartender from Trump Plaza with 28 years of service and an animal lover.
She is predeceased by her son Christopher Van Horn.
She is survived by her husband Anthony F. Costanzo, daughter Jennifer Mareno (Steve) of California, sons Anthony Costanzo (Kathy) of Petersburg, NJ and Michael Costanzo (Joi) of California, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. Brother-in-law Gene Melvin (Linda) of Jim Thorpe, PA. Adopted children, Chole, Precious & Reds.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to AtlantiCare Hospice, PO Box 1626, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, any Animal Shelter or a Cancer Society of your choice.
Friends may gather on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from Noon to 2pm at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing. A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm.Read more →
Wood, Eloise M. of Hammonton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Born in Atlantic City, she worked as a manager at Giles and Ransome in Hammonton.
Eloise is survived by her husband of 39 years, Joseph; her brother, David Blaze and his wife, Leida; her two sons, David and Fred; her granddaughters, Brittany Hiller and her husband, Denny and Megan Weber and her husband, Bill; her great granddaughter, Peyton Renee Hiller; and many beloved friends.
Services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements entrusted to and condolences may be left for her family at: adams-perfect.comRead more →
Kathy McManus Kathy McManus (nee Holtze) of Pennsville, age 60, died suddenly on Tuesday, December 10. She leaves her husband… Guest Book Read Obituary
Burst, BettyMarie J. “Dolly” 72 of Beesley’s Point, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, she was raised in Keasbey, NJ and had lived in Warren County, NJ before moving to Beesley’s Point, NJ in 1973.
She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in South Amboy, NJ class of 1959, and Kean University, class of 1964.
Mrs. Burst worked as a Creative Writing and Drama Teacher at Warren Hills Regional High School in Warren County, NJ during which time she was attending Montclair State University working towards her Masters in Student counseling. She worked at Bound Brook High School teaching English as a second language.
She was an avid animal lover and contributed to many humane organizations. Dolly was a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, was a member of the Million Dollar Sales Club for many years and a member of the American Business Women’s Association.
Dolly was currently a Broker-Associate with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Ocean City. She began her real estate career with Century 21 had worked as a Manager for Grace Realty, Hager Realty on 34th Street and at Prudential Fox Roach Atlantic Avenue office. She returned to Sales working at the Battersea Road office of the now BHHS.
Surviving are her husband Paul Burst of Beesley’s Point, NJ, and a son, Paul Burst and his wife Joanne of Palermo, NJ.
A Mass of Resurrection will be offered Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Church of the Resurrection, 200 West Tuckahoe Road, Marmora, NJ where friends may call from half past nine o’clock until 10:45. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either the Ocean City Humane Society, PO Box 1254, One Shelter Road, Ocean City, NJ 08226 or Beacon Animal Rescue, 701 Butter Road, Palermo, NJ 08230.
For condolences, flowers and information, www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.
Leonard Ruppi, 89 of Holiday City South section of Berkeley Township, NJ passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Holiday Care Center, Berkeley Township, NJ. Leonard was born and raised in Paterson, NJ, moving to Holiday City South in 1991. He proudly served in the US Army during WWII. Later Leonard worked for Raybestos in Paterson, NJ as a machinist for 33 years. While residing in Paterson, Leonard was a member of the Elks in Totowa, NJ.
Surviving is his loving wife of 40 years, Angela (Antonucci) Ruppi and many nieces and nephews. Leonard is preceded in death by his parents and his three brothers, John, Joseph and Pat Ruppi.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, December 13, 2013 from 4:00 until 8:00pm with a 7:00pm prayer service at The Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd. Toms River, NJ. The graveside service and burial will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 10:00am at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Leonard’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com
Spotlight Rita Mae Cutler Rita Mae Cutler (nee Hines) of Dover, DE, age 70, passed away on Dec. 2, 2013 at her home. She leaves to cherish…
On July 21, 1988 God sent an angel to the earth to touch the lives and hearts of His people. The angel was born with the name Stephane Andrise Celestin, given to her by her earthly parents, Serge and Marie Eleonore Celestin . The Lord gave His angel one simple instruction- embrace the fullness of life. The angel took that instruction and ran with it. From the moment Stephane’s parents laid eyes on her they showered her with love. Her older sisters Farah and Sandhya Celestin saw the brightness in their little sister and quickly learned that they would be sharing the spotlight with her for years to come.
As a child, Stephane was very playful, energetic, curious, and inquisitive. She questioned everything. It was very hard to get anything past her. Stephane was very high spirited and optimistic. People were drawn to her magnetic personality. She loved others and she loved them with all of her might. If Stephane loved you, you felt it and if she wasn’t too fond of you, you felt that too. She was very transparent in her feelings. She did not hide anything, especially the love she had for her sisters. Stephane was known as the fiery Celestin sister because of her sassy sexy Diva attitude. Anyone that messed with her sisters had two options, fight or fight.
With Haitian blood pumping through her veins, Stephane was fearless. She refused to let anyone stop her from pursuing her goals and dreams. Shortly after graduating from Sayreville War Memorial High School in 2006, Stephane graduated to a new level of independence and experienced living on her own at the tender age of 18. She was ready for all that life had to offer- love, a career, and family. With her new found independence, Stephane sought out to develop herself as a professional young adult. She purchased her first car by herself and became certified as a medical assistant at Lincoln Technical Institute in 2010.
In the midst of coming into adulthood, Stephane fell in love with Thomas Merlino. The two were inseparable. He became her rock and she became his everything. In May of 2011, the two became one and married in an intimate ceremony. Stephane Andrise Merlino became a wife in addition to being a dedicated Godmother, aunt, and best friend. This new chapter in her life pushed her to achieve even more. Stephane became certified in phlebotomy and began working as a phlebotomist. She was a Clinical Care Technician at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where she enjoyed the time she spent with her patients.
With a natural hunger for achieving more, Stephane was accepted into Delaware State University’s nursing program where she planned to begin classes in January 2014. When Stephane was not busy pursuing her goals she was being a nurturing wife, loving sister, and endearing daughter. She loved music and enjoyed shopping. Many who knew her were captivated by her bright smile and her ability to light up a room just by flashing those pearly whites. Stephane embraced life and took advantage of her blessings.
Unfortunately, Stephane suffered throughout her life with sickle cell anemia so on December 9, 2013 the Lord called His angel back home.
Colonia – Carolyn J. (Tellison) Nietzer, 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Elizabeth, Carolyn settled to Colonia in the early 1950′s, where she has been a resident ever since.
She initially worked for Public Service and later chose to stay home, raising and caring for her family for most of her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be missed.
Carolyn had been active for many years with the First Baptist Church in Elizabeth and enjoyed being a part of the Women’s Circle. She also enjoyed spending time doing crafts and making ornaments.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Robert E. Sr., daughter, Kathy Spataro and husband Rick of Howell, two sons; Robert E. Jr. and wife Janis of South Plainfield and Kenneth and wife Dawn of Howell, and a sister, Betty Wood of Michigan. She will be missed by her eight grand children; Kristen Gati and her husband Chris, Jesse and his wife Nicole, Kyesha, Sean, Justin, Alissa, Brian and Samantha and a great granddaughter, Faith.
Funerals services will begin on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the First Baptist Church of South Plainfield, 201 Hamilton Blvd., South Plainfield NJ 07080.
Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery of Samptown, South Plainfield.
Family and friends may attend visitation on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 3-6PM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield NJ 07080.
Donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church.Read more →
Sol L. Friedman, 88 a lifelong resident of Long Branch, passed away, Saturday, Dec. 7th, at the Barnabas Hospice, Long Branch. He was the owner of Delta Security Bureau, Long Branch, and formerly owned Eagle Men’s Shop, Long Branch.
Mr. Friedman was a 1943 graduate of Long Branch High School and a 1953 graduate of Rutgers University, majoring in Political Science and History. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force Air Technical Service Command.
He was a former Post Commander and Life Member of the Jewish War Veterans, Long Branch Post 316. Past Department Commander , Jewish War Veterans, State of New Jersey and National Quartermaster of JWV. In 2002 he and his wife Virginia published a pictorial history of the Long Branch JWV Post 316, encompassing the years, 1945 to 2002. The book received top awards at the national JWV Convention in Nashville as well as the NJ Department’s Convent in NYC. He was a Charter Member of the Holocaust Museum, Washington DC and a member of the World Jewish Congress. Mr. Friedman was Chief of the Long Branch Police Reserves for 25 years and a life member of Congregation Brothers of Israel, Long Branch. He received the Legion of Honor Award from the Chapel of the Four Chaplains, Philadelphia, the Man of the Year Award, numerous other civic awards, and received a Papal Blessing from Pope John Paul II for his many charitable works.
He was predeceased by his son, Marc Friedman in 2010 and his parents, Mary and Morris Friedman.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Virginia Cranmer Friedman; son Steven (Danny) Friedman, Long Branch, his wife Kathy and grandson, Daniel Morris; daughter, Shayna Friedman, Dover, Dl, her husband, Harmen Hoogenhout, two grandchildren, Heather Ferreira Gatto and her husband Michael and Matthew Ferreira and his wife, Shannon; two great granddaughters, Leah Marie Ferreira and Meredith Anna Virginia Gatto.
Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 8th , 1 pm, at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Interment will follow at Brothers of Israel Cemetery, West Long Branch. Please visit Mr. Friedman’s Book of Memories at www.woolleyboglioli.com.Read more →
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