Marjorie Millicent Bertelsen
Marjorie Millicent Bertelsen, 91, of Red Bank, died on December 31 at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor. She was born in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Marjorie worked in Manhattan as the personal assistant of the manager of Travelers Insurance. She would often take her lunch break at “The Little Church Around the Corner” on East 29th Street. Marjorie met the love of her life, Erik Bertelsen in their beloved church on West 57th St. During World War II the Army Signal Corps assigned Erik to Murac Army Base on the Mohave desert in California (presently Edward’s Air Force Base). They continued to share their love through letters. In the spring of 1943, Marjorie packed her wedding dress and bid farewell to her mother and grandmother from Penn Station. Erik and Marjorie have been married for 68 years. After their first child, Kristan was born, they decided to pack up everything, including “Sookie”, the cat and return to their families on the East Coast. She and Erik had three more children, Karen, Erik, and Susan. Presently, she has 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Marjorie continued to work as an administrative assistant and staff administrator at a YMCA resident camp. Later, she worked as a home health aide, and volunteered for hospice and Riverview Hospital. Marjorie had many hobbies: knitting, reading, sewing, gardening, decorating, refinishing furniture, caning, dog training, rug braiding and bridge.
Marjorie’s main focus was her faith and family. She walked boldly in her faith, encouraging her loved ones through hard times and rejoicing with them through good times. She was dedicated to prayer and spiritual service. She was director of the Altar Guild at Trinity Episcopal Church and supervised many church rummage sales. To this day, those that work with her feel comfortable in her presence, impressed by her cheerfulness, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and strength.
Marjorie was predeceased by her granddaughter, Laura Downes; and a great-grandson, Desmond Singh Louis. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Erik; son, Erik and his wife Abigail Jones Bertelsen; daughters, Kristan and her husband The Rev. Richard M. Louis, Karen and her husband Ted M. Beal Sr., and Susan and her husband L. James Downes; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Front Street, Red Bank. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements.
Joan B. Brown
Joan B. Brown, 82, of Middletown, died on December 30 at her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in Middletown for over 50 years. Joan enjoyed crafting and often did needle point, knitting, and sewing for her children. Along with her late husband, Milton C. Brown, she was a founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Her family is blessed to have had such a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She was always there when you needed her and she will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her two daughters, Deborah and her husband Bill Bremer and Barbara and her husband Scott Westrich; four grandchildren, Lisa and her husband Richard Lieback, Danielle Bremer, Alexander Bremer, Amanda Westrich; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Lieback and Lucas Lieback; four nephews, Robert Bjornholm, Bruce Bjornholm, Edwin Carl, Seth Carl and niece Marylou Carl.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Milton C. Brown and brother, Robert Bjornholm. John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.
Pat V. Bruno
Pat V. Bruno, 79, of Little Silver, died at his home on January 2after a long illness. Born in Newark, Pat graduated from Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio with a B.S. degree. Pat served with the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War from 1952-1955, receiving the Purple Heart. He was a school teacher for the Hazlet Township Board of Education, retiring in 1994 after over 30 years of service.
Pat was predeceased by his parents, Giacomo and Giovanna Bruno and a sister, Adeline Pinelli. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy E.; a son John Van Velthoven and wife Laura, Shrewsbury; three daughters, Susan and husband Donald Miller, Middletown, Diane and husband Lawrence Buccheri, Little Silver and Debbie Van Velthoven, Tinton Falls; brother, Anthony Bruno, Hazlet; sister, Marie Bruno, Keyport; seven grandchildren, Kristen, Nicole, Brian, Brenna, Matthew, Brad and Alec and five nieces and one nephew.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.
Richard “Tiny” F. Colavechio
Richard F. Colavechio, “Tiny” of Red Bank, died on January 3. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1933. He graduated from Lincoln High School. Richard served in the US Navy for 32 years as a hospital corpsman and retired as HMCS. He served three tours in Vietnam, for which he was awarded two purple hearts and numerous awards and metals. While in the service Richard attended Jackson College, Hawaii, graduating magna cum laude with a B.S. in Education.
After his military retirement, Richard worked as a Champus/Tri Care Coordinator at Fort Monmouth and served as Treasurer of COURAGE. Richards’s passion was theater, old time radio and movies and he loved nothing more than heading into New York City for the shows. During his life he met and became friends with many stage and screen actors. A member of the Interscholastic Athletic Association from 1963, he umpired at local football, softball and basketball games. Richard was also an active member of the Fleet Reserved Association, Branch 308 of Colts Neck.
He is survived by his brother, Robert “Cal” Colavechio, CSCM (SS) Ret.; his sister-in-law, Linda; his nephew Robert J. Colavechio, STS2 (SS) currently stationed in Groton, Conn.; his aunts Marge Kasyan and Laura Durovsik; numerous cousins and many dearly loved friends .
Viewing will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, 4 -7 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, Broad Street, Red Bank. Richard will be buried with his mother Helen W. Colavechio, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. The family asks that instead of flowers, friends donate to their favorite charity.
Diana C. Dunn-Graves
Born in New York, Diana grew up in Marlboro, later living in New York City and Amherst, N.Y. and moving back to Monmouth County in July, 2011. Diana graduated from Marlboro High School and was a 1984 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Diana was predeceased by her father, Frank Dunn in 2009. She is survived by her husband of thirteen years, Andre Graves and their two beloved children, Carson and Victoria. She is also survived by her mother, Virginia Dunn of Red Bank; her three sisters, Kathleen and husband Neal Carney of Los Gatos, Calif., Patricia Dunn of Atlantic Highlands, Judy and husband John Horan of Fair Haven; her brother, David Dunn of Aberdeen; her mother and father-in-law, Katie and William Graves of Inman, S.C.; sister-in-law Ingrid and husband Renato Vasconez of Brooklyn, N.Y. and her adoring nieces and nephews Rachel, Colin, Alexis, Jack, Sean, Julia, Liam and Michael. A life cut too short, Diana was also blessed with many other cherished family members and dear friends.
Diana had a storied professional career in the toy industry, beginning in licensing for plush toy manufacturer, Eden Toys. While there, she expanded the reach of such well-known characters as Paddington Bear, Madeline and Thomas the Tank Engine. While at Eden, her responsibilities grew to include marketing, product development and sales in the US and the Asia/Pacific Rim. Following her time at Eden Toys, she joined Gund, Inc. swiftly moving to the position of vice president of marketing. Diana oversaw all aspects of marketing for such well-known licensees as Classic Pooh, Rugrats and Harry Potter. In addition to managing these licenses, she launched the Baby Gund line. In 2001, she moved to Fisher Price in East Aurora, N.Y. where she began as the director of marketing for the girls division, later moving to manage their newborn line. Early in 2011, Diana moved back to New York City as the vice president of marketing for Fischer Price Brands. Throughout her career she was known for her exceptional leadership, management skills and creativity.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 6, 11 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St., Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, Diana and her family request that donations be made in her honor to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundations, PO Box 204, Norwood, NJ 07648 (www.tnbcfoundation.org).
Richard S. Ellwood
Richard Ellwood, 80, of Rumson died at home due to complications from a fall on December 29. Ellwood was one of the first real estate investment bankers on Wall Street. He began at JP Morgan in 1955, joined White Weld as a general partner in 1968, left upon its merger with Merrill Lynch in 1978, joined Warburg Paribas Becker as a managing director and was again acquired by Merrill in 1984 where he was a senior vice president and senior banker. He left Merrill in 1988 to form his own firm based in Rumson, R.S. Ellwood & Co. Incorporated, where he continued to work with clients he had on the Street. He closed it up in 2005.
He was elected a vice president of the Morgan Bank in 1963; at the time he was the youngest person so elected in the bank’s history. Over his career he had responsibility for arranging several billion dollars in property and corporate financings. He began working with REIT’s at the inception of the industry in the 1960’s. He was instrumental in putting together Property Capital Trust in 1969 and was on its board until 1978. He also helped organize REIT’s for Bank of Hawaii and Mass Mutual. At his death he was a director of Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO), Denver, which may be the largest owner of rental apartments in the US. He joined it at its inception in 1994.
He was active also in hotel financings, which included properties for Embassy Suites, Holiday Inns, Hyatt Regency, La Quinta, Marriott and Westin. He was a founder of Hotel Investors Trust and served on its board from 1970 until its acquisition in 1987 by another REIT, which became the foundation of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Through his work for Embassy Suites he became a director of Fel Cor Lodging Trust, Dallas, 1994 to 2010.
Ellwood was dedicated to the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. He thoroughly enjoyed being a trustee of the Diocesan Investment Trust (DIT) to which he was elected in 1982 and served to his death. He was on the finance and budget committee and chairman of the audit committee although he noted his understanding of accounting was shallow. He even served a brief term as treasurer (non-stipendiary) of the diocese. He was elected to Diocesan Council for two 3-year-terms and retired as its president pro-tem in 2005. He was a member of the Investment Committee of The Evergreens, an Episcopal Life Care Center in Moorestown. He was a vestryman of Trinity Wall Street for 14 years and his own parish, Christ Church, Middletown for six years. He was a trustee of Rumson Country Day School, 1975-85 and was chairman of its finance committee.
He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, with the Class of 1953. His college class was another of his dedications. He was senior prom chairman and then on every reunion committee after the 5th, including chairman of the 40th. He was class vice president for oversight of class mini reunions held periodically in various cities. He ran one in Berlin which worked. Dick loved being the class president, 2003-08. Then he went back to being a vice president.
The day after he graduated from Princeton he was reclassified 1-A and inducted in the US Army. On his 22nd birthday he became a private E-1. After 21 months he was discharged an artillery sergeant, having been stationed at Fort Ord, Calif.; Fort Sill, Okla. and FlakKerserne, Kitzengen, Germany.
He was born in Chicago, 1931, raised in Crete, Illinois until 8th grade, then Ridgewood, where he was an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. He was class of 1949, Ridgewood High School. His late parents were Leon and Mildred Ellwood of Ridgewood. His father was a dean of the real estate appraisal profession and the author of Ellwood Tables. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Charles Russell I, who was ten years older and Thomas who was ten years younger. He was a member of the Seabright Beach Club where he was a governor, 1970-1986. His other clubs were Seabright Lawn Tennis, Nassau Club of Princeton, The Fat Men, Admirals Club and Rumson Country Club.
Ellwood is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth. He is also survived by his children, Deborah Ellwood of Highlands; Alexander Ellwood and his wife Leslie, of New York City and Sarah Ellwood Opler and her husband, Edmond, of Hinsdale, Ill. as well as three grandsons and four granddaughters.
The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank was entrusted with his arrangements.
Grace A. Gentilucci
Grace A. Gentilucci, 75, of Hazlet, died on December 28. She was born in Patterson and lived in Hazlet for over 53 years. Grace worked as owner and operator of Johnny Gent’s Deli in Red Bank from 1976 until 1994. She was a communicant of Holy Family RC Church in Union Beach and was a member of the Hazlet Garden Club.
Surviving are her two daughters, Gisella Summerer of Middletown, and Grace LaMontagne of Sebastian, Fla.; her three grandchildren, Christopher, BriAnne, and Dustin and her two great-grandchildren, A.J. and Gisella.
Grace was preceded in death by her husband, John Gentilucci in 1982; a son, John Gentilucci in 1996; and a brother, James Taylor in 2009.
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society 801 Broad St. Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
Viola Mae Grenier
Viola Mae Grenier, 95, died on December 27 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H..
Vi was born in Bath, N.H., October 8, 1916, a daughter of Arthur and Leona (Noyes) Young. She was a graduate of Bath High School, Class of 1934 and from the Concord College of Business in 1939. Vi worked as a bookkeeper at the Laconia State School and as a stenographer for the Exeter, N.H. Manufacturing Company. During World War II, she served with the WAVES and was stationed in San Pedro, Calif., where she was in charge of personnel records for enlisted men. She served from May 1944 to March 1946 receiving her honorable discharge as a yeoman first class. For many years following, Vi was a legal secretary for the former Harold K. Davison Law Firm and later at Dearth Insurance Agency, both in Woodsville.
Vi was married to Frederick J. Grenier on June 12, 1948 and he predeceased her on February 25, 2010. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Isabelle White, Elsie Willis and Zellene Burt.
Survivors include a daughter Cheryl Garside and husband Jeffrey of Fair Haven, and a son Michael Grenier and wife Delia of Concord, N.H.; four grandchildren, Timothy, Christopher, Kimberly, and Amie; and four great grandchildren Emily, Ashley, Logan, and Olivia; half sisters, Florence Ruggles of Littleton, N.H. and Irene Breault of Ryegate, Vermont; and a half-brother, Alfred Young of Concord, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, N.H. was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Guimaraes, 90, of Middletown, died on December 28 in Lincroft. He was born in Tacoma, Wash. and lived in Elizabeth before moving to the New Monmouth section of Middletown 54 years ago. Joseph worked as a tinsmith for Singer Sewing Machine Co. in Elizabeth from 1947 to 1983. He served his country as a member of the US Navy Seabees during World War II. He was a member of the VFW, Post 2179, in Port Monmouth.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Renee Guimaraes of Atlantic Highlands; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and George Essig of Alton, N.H.; daughter, Lynn Bagarozy of Toms River; sister, Rose Shaffer; grandchildren, Michelle, William, Adrienne, Wendy, Pamela, Christopher, Cassie and Kenneth; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie (nee Kozub) Guimaraes in 1991.
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 or at www.dav.org.
Margaret Hyatt, 83, of Red Bank, died on December 24 in Trenton. She was born in Camden and lived in Tennessee and Massachusetts, but lived most of her life in Middletown. Margaret worked as a demonstrator for Price Club and Costco in Hazlet for nine years before retiring in 1999.
Surviving are her two sons, Wayne G. Hyatt of Red Bank and Scott W. Hyatt of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; her two daughters, Linda and her husband Larry Kranert of Tallahassee, Fla. and Sherry and her husband Chuck Reeder of Boca Raton, Fla.; her two sisters, Lorraine Thompson and Doris Bodine both of New Jersey; as well as her 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne G. Hyatt in 1988.
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241 or to a charity of your choice.
Thomas S. Joyce
Thomas S. Joyce, 92, of Tinton Falls, formerly of West Long Branch, died on December 21at Renaissance Gardens at Sea Brook Village. Thomas was born in New York City. He was a 1938 graduate of Asbury Park High School where he was captain of the football team. He then went on to Colgate University from 1939-1942 where he was a member of the glee club, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and the college football team.. He proudly served our country in the Army Signal Corp from 1942-1946 where he served in the Pacific Theatre and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. Later, Thomas became a member of the Knights of Columbus in Lincroft, was formerly associated with Lincroft Little League, a member of Bamm Hollow Country Club, member of the St. Joseph’s Society and a communicant of St. Leo the Great RC Church, Lincroft.
Thomas retired from Allstate Insurance Company in Red Bank in 1994 after 38 years of dedicated service where he was nationally recognized as a leading insurance agent.
He is predeceased by his parents, Stephen and Anne (Flynn) Joyce. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lynn Muller Joyce; sons, Thomas A. and companion Cindy Hubeny of Eatontown, Douglas S. and his wife Bonnie of Glenn Allen, Va., daughters, Linda S. Standley and her husband Michael and Kimberly J. See and her husband Robert, all of Eatontown; five grandchildren, Alexa, Nicholas, Brendan, Connor and Meghan and a sister Alice George of Middlesex.
John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.
James E. Kelly
James E. “Jim” Kelly, age 66, of St. Louis, Missouri, who was the loving son of the late Lena and Edward Kelly of Little Silver, died on December 24, due to complications of cancer. Loving husband to Maryann (nee Donner), dear father of Christine (Craig) Deneau, and Scott (Aimee). He was the beloved PaPa to Taylor, Connor, Lauren, Mason, Clancy, Katie and Tucker.
Jim was an unforgettable man. His love of humor, good times and good friends was his priority in life. He loved to tell a story and many of them will be remembered always. He was in the HVAC business for most of his life, most recently with Trinity Warranty out of Lombard, Ill., where he was one of the partners. Jim was a world traveler, especially when he was with Nordyne, Inc. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in business administration. He traveled 49 states with his family, friends and business associates. The only state he didn’t get to was North Dakota. He was intelligent and well read in a variety of subjects, especially, math, HVAC, history and the stock market. He loved music, but especially dancing with his wife, Maryann. He was a faithful fan of the evening news, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Rams.
Other relatives include his five brothers, Brian (Julie), Christopher (Debbi), Eddie (Lou Ann), David (Peggy) and Donald (Kate); his stepfather John Schuster (Jack), stepbrother Jack; stepsister Jill Starkey and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. He lived a life of making others happy, sharing a drink or two while telling a story, and his generosity to his family.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 6, 4-7 p.m. with a service at 6 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Jim’s memory to either the Juvenile Diabetes or the American Lung Association.
William Ronald Kennedy
William Ronald “Ron” Kennedy, 76 of Brick and formerly a resident of Rumson, died on December 25 at Brick Memorial Hospital. Ron was a circulation zone manager for the Asbury Park Press until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed playing tennis, walking, reading and actively keeping himself physically fit.
Ron was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn in November, 1980 and a sister, Lois Klotzin. He is survived by his longtime partner, Carolyn Atcheson; a son William R., Jr. of Bethlehem, Pa.; daughter Senga Lynn Passaro of Atlantic Highlands; brother Howard Kennedy of Barnegat and five grandchildren Brittanni, Ronald, Rachael, Jessica and Colleen.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.
Russell Felix Lambert
Russell Felix Lambert, 86, of Port Monmouth, died on December 26 at Care One at King James in Middletown. He was born in Putnam, Conn. Russell worked as an oil burner service man for Eastern Fuel Oil in Jersey City. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Army, member of American Legion, Post 338, Leonardo and a Teamster.
Surviving are his daughter, Denise Stone; two sons, Howard Smith and Dennis Smith; six granddaughters, Melissa Mueller, Jennifer Boyle, Natalie Turner, Danielle Parker, Marianne Smith and Karyn Liloia; four grandsons, Joseph Klimaszewski, Dennis Smith Jr., Damien Smith and Steven Smith and nine great-grandchildren.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Lambert in 1997.
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Eastern Div. 801 Broad Street Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.
Joseph Lockman, 73, of Middletown, died on December 23. He was born in Newark and lived in Irvington moving to Middletown 37 years ago. Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. Surviving are his daughter, Donna McGovern of Middletown; a brother Ronald Lockman; sister Shirley Morris; and brother in law Jerry Iorio; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Joseph was preceded in death by his wife Josephine Anecki Lockman (2004) and a daughter Debbie Reed (2005).
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.
Laura M. Scurci
Laura M. Scurci, 94, of Middletown, died on December 31 at Regency Park Rehabilitation Center in Hazlet. Laura was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and formerly lived in Buffalo, N.Y. and California. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s RC Church in Middletown. Laura loved visiting Atlantic City. She was vibrant, extremely giving and enjoyable to be around at any age.
She was predeceased by her parents; Dominick and Rose (Agostinelli) DiBlasio, husband, Edward Scurci, sister, Connie Scurci and brothers; John, Albert, August, Rocco, Sylvio and Richard.
Laura is survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a host of friends in California and New York.
John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas W. Thatcher, Jr.
Thomas W. Thatcher, Jr., age 91 of Shawano, Wisc., died on December 21at a local nursing home. Thomas was born on November 5, 1920 in Mississippi, City, Miss. to the late Thomas William and Madge Alice (Mendenhall) Thatcher. He spent much of his childhood in Independence, Missouri. He later attended Graceland College, now known as Graceland University, and received his electrical engineering degree from Iowa State University. Thomas spent his entire professional career working as an electrical engineer for Bell Telephone Laboratories, achieving 44 years of service. While working for the U.S. Army on loan from Bell Labs, he met Lt. j.g. Lois Maxine Constance in Washington D.C. The couple married on September 12, 1946 and remained together until her death in February of 1994. Thomas was very active throughout his life in the Community of Christ, achieving the office of High Priest which he held until his Superannuation in 2010. He also served on the Board of Outreach International of Independence, Missouri and was active with the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Shawano County Historical Society, the Friends of the Library, in amateur radio and as a hospice volunteer.
Thomas is survived by three sons, John (Sandra) Thatcher of Kenosha, Dr. Gregory (Patricia) Thatcher of Shawano, David (Vickie) Thatcher of Riverside, Missouri; a daughter, Constance Thatcher of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Lee) Beckwith of Rapid City, S.D.; and a brother, David Thatcher of Blue Springs, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Lois; his parents; his brother, Ellis; and his sister, Doris Lee (Gene) Beckwith.
Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano, Wisc. was in charge of arrangements.
Yolanda A. Ciambrone Ursino
Yolanda A. Ciambrone Ursino, 88, died at her home on December 24 after a short illness. She was born in Red Bank and had lived in Little Silver for the past forty years. Yolanda worked as a hand sewer for the Highlands Manufacturing Company for 15 years and also for Adams Brothers in Red Bank.
She was a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church. Prior to her marriage, she was a member of the Children of Mary Sodality and then, a member and past president of the church’s Altar Rosary Society.
Yolanda was predeceased by her parents: Joseph and Maria (Cappelupo) Ciambrone; her husband of 47 years, Vincent J. Ursino and two sisters and three brothers. Surviving is her loving daughter, Maria Ursino of Little Silver and several nieces and nephews.
John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.