In Memoriam: Obituaries for the Week of February 3 – 10, 2012

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Patricia Artiglere, Middletown; Nancy L. Bettel, Middletown; Rosa M. Bruno, Tinton Falls; Jill Lehman Feist, Palm Beach, Fla.;  Richard Michael Ferguson, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Helen A. Gettings, Middletown; Mark Stephen Gibson, Red Bank; Thomas J. Grennan, Jr., Holmdel; Stanley J. Koski, Jersey City; Ann Falvo Mihlon, Little Silver; Ann Marie Miller, Neptune; Joseph A. Mollica, Sr., Middletown; Dolores H. “Lorrie” Saling, Monmouth Beach; Lucille E. Simplicio, Red Bank; Josephine B. Trezza, Middletown

Patricia Artiglere

Patricia Artiglere (nee Siccone) 83, of Middletown, died on January 30 in Neptune. She was born in East Orange and grew up in Newark. Patricia earned her LPN degree from St. Barnabas Nursing School in 1972 and went on to work as a nurse at St. Barnabas Medical Center. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her two daughters, Joyce Cangelosi and her husband Frank, and Christine Antonacci and her husband Joe; her step-daughter, Judy McNally and her husband Tom; and her two step-sons, Jody Artiglere and his wife Deby, and Frank John Artiglere. Patricia is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren, Mary Pat Fastiggi and her husband Mike, Jacqueline Keenan and her husband Artie, Samantha Cangelosi, TJ and Julia McNally, Rachael Artiglere, and Leah Artiglere.  She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Natalie, Lauren, Daniel, and Avery; her sister, Angela Barbera; and her many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent Ritorto in 1970 and her second husband, Frank Artiglere in 1985. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas, Robert and Nicholas (Junior), and sisters Florence and Marion whom she loved dearly.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A funeral liturgy will be offered Friday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Bridge Ave., Red Bank. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, East Orange.

Nancy L. Bettel

Nancy L. Bettel, 76, of Middletown, died on February 2 at Care One at King James in Middletown. She was born in Newark and lived in Newark before moving to Middletown in 1961. Nancy worked as a crossing guard for Middletown Township from 1987 to 1999.

Surviving are her daughter and companion, Kathy Woods and Robert Welsh of Middletown; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Sam Rivello of Matawan; daughter and son-in-law Sherri and Gene Farwell of Middletown; grandchildren Jason Woods and his wife Lea Hornig-Woods, Eric Farwell, Santino Rivello and his fiancé Carina Contreras, Dana Rivello, Samantha McCloud and her husband Paul, Brittany Shepherd, Justin McCloud, Jamie Rivello and Bill McGrath, Billy McGrath Jr. and Nicholas McGrath; great-grandson, Jason David Woods; two longtime friends,  Dorothy McDonnell of Middletown and Dorothy Brooks of Little Egg Harbor. .

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Val E. Bettel in 1986, parents, Walter and Lillian Eckert, and son-in-law, Walter A Woods in 2003.

Nancy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Steven and Dr. Harry Swartz and the staff, nurses and aides at Care One at King James in Middletown for their neverending compassion and kindness.

Visitation will be held Feb. 3, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Shoreland Memorial Park, Hazlet.

Rosa M. Bruno

Rosa M. Bruno, 77, of Tinton Falls, died on January 28 at her home in Tinton Falls. Rosa was born in Long Branch and lived in Little Silver before moving to Tinton Falls in 1993. She attended St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in Red Bank, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Little Silver Fire Department.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Fred Bruno. Surviving are her two sons, Thomas Bruno and James Bruno and his wife Sally; her brother Albert DeGano and her sister Viola Vacca.  Also surviving are two grandsons, Brian and William Bruno.

Visitation will be held on Thursday Feb. 2 from 2-4 and  7-9 p.m. at the John E. Day Family Center, 33 Allen Place Red Bank. A funeral liturgy will take place on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in Red Bank. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown.

Jill Lehman Feist

Jill Lehman Feist of Palm Beach, Fla. died at home on February1. Born January 21, 1943 in New York City she was a longtime resident of the Rumson area.  She was daughter of the late Margaret (Peggy) Hornthal Lehman and Jack H. Lehman, Jr.

Jill is survived by her two doting sons, John Feist and Jeffrey Feist and his wife Lauren, by her adorable grandsons Wyatt and Trevor, by her affectionate grand dogs Stanley and Easton, by her grateful brother Jack H. Lehman III and his family, and by her loving friend William Sider.

The funeral is private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice by the Sea, 1531 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33486 or the charity of your choice.

Richard Michael Ferguson

Richard Michael Ferguson, 62, Port St. Lucie, Fla., died on January 23  after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born to Richard and Maryjane Thomas Ferguson on October 12, 1949 in Freeport, Ill.

He was married to and is survived by his wife of 40 years, Glenna Wagoner Ferguson. Together they lived and raised their precious son, Jason Michael Ferguson in Hopatcong.  Jason, his wife Martina Rodgers Ferguson and their two daughters, Emma Grace (6) and Ryleigh Ann (3), reside in Middletown. He is also survived by his father, Richard Ferguson of Jackson and his brother John Ferguson, of Stroudsburg , Pa. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Maryjane Thomas Ferguson and his adored sister, Carol Ann Ferguson Pearce.

Mike was a graduate of Elmhurst College in Illinois, served in the Navy Reserves as a Seabee, and together with two business partners created his own company, Sienna LLC, with offices in Florida and Hong Kong.

He will always be remembered for his strength and courage during his trials and for his unwavering dedication and devotion to his family. He loved his wife and son with all his heart and his main goal in life was to provide for them. His daughter-in-law, Martina Rodgers Ferguson, was loved like a daughter and his two grandbabies, Emma and Ryleigh, were the delights of his life.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen A. Gettings

Helen A. Gettings, 92, of Middletown Township, died at home surrounded by family on January 28. Helen was born in North Bergen to Fredrick Simons and Della Acker Simons. She attended the College of New Rochelle. She traveled extensively supporting her husband’s Army career. She was a member of the Officers Wives Club at every station. She was always devoted to making a home for her family at every station. She considered her family’s home at Lake George, N.Y. her true home.

Helen was predeceased by her parents and in 1997 her husband of 51 years, Col. (Ret) James J. Gettings.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Gettings of Ohio and James Gettings of Florida; daughters, Ellen Busler and husband Nelson of Watertown, N.Y. and Claire D. Glover and husband Peter of Middletown; her sister, Dorothy McDonald of Lake George, N.Y;, grandchildren, Samantha, Scott, Maryclaire, Ann, Jane, Cecilia, Peter Jr., and James and great-grandchildren, Rylie and Jaden.

John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Donations can  be made in Helen’s memory to Meridian Hospice, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

Mark Stephen Gibson

Mark Stephen Gibson of Red Bank died at his home on January 27. Mark was born in Minneapolis, Minn. To Ronald and Margaret Gibson. He was raised in San Francisco, Calif. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, San Francisco, where, among many activities, he was on the varsity swim team and lead saxophonist in the band.

After high school, Mark immediately joined the Navy. During his three-year stint on active duty, he was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center where he completed his training as an electronics technician. Subsequently, he was stationed at a Naval telecommunications relay site in Moron, Spain. After his Naval service, he joined AT&T Communications as a communications technician and later was a staff manager.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Mary Gibson, stepmother Janice Ann Gibson and his brother Kevin. He is survived by his loving father, Ronald Gibson and wife Carol; his siblings: Carol Rogers (Robert); Connie D’Aura (Joseph); Dan Gibson (Mercie); Katherine Gibson-Swing and Ronald Gibson (Kelly) as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service is being planned for a later date. Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was entrusted with Mark’s care.

Thomas J. Grennan, Jr.

Thomas J. Grennan, Jr., 89, of Holmdel, died on January 31. He was born in Newark and lived in Keansburg and West Palm Beach, Fla. before moving to Holmdel 10 years ago. Thomas was a veteran of the US Navy having served during World War II and Korea. He worked as a telephone system repairman for T.J.G. Phone Repair in Keansburg for seven years, retiring in 1992, and formerly worked as a telephone installer for NJ Bell and Lucent for 38 years. He was an avid bowler.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Jean Grennan of Holmdel; son, Thomas and his wife Joanne Grennan, III of Keansburg; daughter, Judi and her husband Anthony Pasquale of Sea Girt; sister, Rosemary Domino of Livingston; five grandchildren, John, Lucianne, Steven, Scot, and  Jessica; and his two great grandchildren, Charles and William. Thomas was preceded in death by a brother, John Grennan and by his parents, Thomas and Anna Grennan, Sr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3 at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home. A funeral liturgy will be offered at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Church, 110 Bray Ave., North Middletown. Burial will follow at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet.

Stanley J. Koski

Stanley J. Koski, 96, died on January 31 at Bayshore Health Care Center in Holmdel. Stan was born in Jersey City and lived there most of his life. He served as a corporal with the Army in the Pacific during World War II. He worked for the Boyle Midway division of American Home Products his entire career and retired with over 40 years of service. In his younger days Stan played semi-pro baseball with the company team.

Stan was a faithful communicant of St. Aloysius RC Church in Jersey City for most of his life. He was a loving and faithful husband to his beloved wife Gertrude. He was a doting father and grandfather.

He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Stella (Orzechowska) Niedzialkowski and his brother and five sisters. He was also predeceased by his beloved wife Gertrude in 2004. He is survived by his son, Richard Koski and wife Antoinette of Middletown and daughter Judy Koski of Holmdel, and grandchildren, Patricia and Matthew.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, Red Bank.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

Ann Falvo Mihlon

Ann Falvo Mihlon, 76, a 47-year resident of Little Silver, died on January 28 at Riverview Medical Center after a brief illness. Born and raised in Red Bank, Ann was predeceased by her parents, Peter W. Falvo (1962 Mayor of Red Bank) and Viola Fichter Falvo of Sea Bright. She was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and worked for several years as a dental hygienist.

Ann was an active member of the Little Silver Woman’s Club as well as the local Board of Health and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Little Silver.

She began her career as a dispatcher for the Little Silver Police Department in 1980 and served with distinction until her retirement in 2010. She spent the majority of her childhood in Sea Bright with her family at the Sea Bright Bathing Pavilion. It was there that she developed a lifelong appreciation for the shore and made that her well-known decorating and gift theme. She loved animals and shared her life with dogs great and small, including becoming a dog trainer and an AKC award winning handler. Ann’s artistic talents took the form of seascapes and portraits in oils and pastels.  Her work was often requested for private paintings and retirement tributes.

She was predeceased by her former husband, Lawrence F. Mihlon of Ocean Grove.  Surviving are her two sons, Little Silver Councilman Dane Scott Mihlon and his wife, Lauren Dwyer-Mihlon, and West Long Branch Police Captain Lawrence L. Mihlon and his wife, Susan Marco, of Long Branch; and her daughter, School for Children Principal Dana Ann Giblin-Guest and her husband, David Guest, of Little Silver. She had seven grandchildren to whom she was cherished as “Mum-Mum”; Little Silver Police Patrolman Peter Shannon Giblin and his fiancée, Elizabeth Ann Uliano; Kaitlyn Ann Mihlon and her fiancée, Ryan Patrick Kennedy; Julie Anne Milillo and her husband, Michael; Dane Scott Mihlon Jr., Christopher Blaise Mihlon, Mitchell John Mihlon, Taylor Michelle Giblin, and her beloved dogs, Alana and Ricky.

John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s name to the Little Silver EMS, 480 Prospect Ave, Little Silver, NJ  07739, or, Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ  07724.

Ann Marie Miller

Ann Marie Miller, 78, of Neptune, died on January 28 at home with her family by her side. Born in Lakewood, Ann lived in Neptune for 48 years and was an active member of Community Baptist Church in Neptune, which was her extended family. Ann worked for UTE and was still working up until this past December. Her life passion was her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and loved spending time with friends.

She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Edward; her parents, William and Elizabeth Anderson; four brothers and one sister. She leaves behind a son, Edward Miller and his wife Wendy of Las Vegas, Nev,; three daughters, Linda and her husband Kevin Sheehan of Neptune, Laura MacInnes of Neptune, and Lisa Miller of Millburn. Also surviving is her brother David Anderson and his wife Pam of Brick Township; sister-in-law, Lois and her grandchildren, Chris, Jenny, Kelli, Patrick, Catherine, David, Calandra, Devon, Chrissy and Sheila; as well as her nine great grandchildren, all of whom will miss her deeply.

Ely Funeral Home, Neptune, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to LADACIN Network, 1701 Kneeley Blvd., Wanamassa. Att: Cathy Claps.

Joseph A. Mollica, Sr

Joseph A. Mollica, Sr., 73, of Middletown, died on January 26 in Red Bank. He was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and lived in Middletown since 1966. Joseph worked as a telecommunication engineer for AT&T for 35 years. In retirement he worked as a bus driver for Academy Bus Lines for the past eight years. He was a communicant of St. James RC Church in Red Bank. He was an avid golfer and numismatist as well as a proud grandfather. He served in the 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 242nd Artillery of the National Guard from 1960 – 62 and was a graduate of the RCA Institute and Monmouth University.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Lou Boyle Mollica of Middletown; his three sons, Joseph Mollica Jr. of Red Bank, Jay Mollica of Castle Rock, Colo., and Scott Mollica of Red Bank; his two sisters, Antoinette Sapione and Janice Mollica, both of Port Chester, N.Y.; his brother, Ronald Mollica of Shelton, Conn. and his grandson, Jake Mollica. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Margaret Mollica.

John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NJ, 1031 Route 22 Suite 203, Bridgewater NJ 08807.

Dolores H. Saling

Dolores H. “Lorrie” Saling, 81, of Monmouth Beach died at home on January 29. Born in Newark, she was raised in Avon. Lorrie met her beloved husband Henry J “Bud” Saling and they settled in Atlantic Highlands. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her life was always centered around her family. Lorrie was a communicant of The Church of The Precious Blood, Monmouth Beach, and a graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y.

Lorrie was predeceased by her husband Henry J. “Bud” Saling who died in 1982. She is survived by her three sons Henry Joseph Saling, Jr. and his wife Lindsey of Glen Ridge, Peter H. Saling of Monmouth Beach, and Timothy J. Saling and his wife Maureen of Rumson; her daughter Mary C. Schof and her husband John of Montgomery, N.Y.; her brother Robert Harris of Vero Beach, Fla. and 11 grandchildren, Chris, Brian, Danny, Gorsha, Katya, Jake, Bud, Peter, Joey, Timmy & Willie.

Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille E. Simplicio

Lucille E. Simplicio, 72, of Red Bank, died on January 26 at Jersey Shore Medical Center. She was born in Long Branch and was a lifelong resident of Red Bank.

Lucille was predeceased by her parents Gabriel Simplicio and Maria Tropiano Simplicio. She is survived by her loving sisters, Teresa Simplicio of Red Bank and Linda Simplicio-Dorn of Gaithersberg Md., her cousin Michael R. Maier of Red Bank and his wife Eileen and several other cousins.

John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorial donations can be made to St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church 121 Bridge Ave. Red Bank, N.J. 07701.

Josephine Trezza

Josephine B. Trezza, 88, of Middletown, died on January 26. Born in the Bronx, she moved to Monmouth County over 60 years ago, living 38 years in Shrewsbury. She was a garment industry seamstress for over 50 years and member of the ILGWU.

She was predeceased by her parents Charles and Rose DeCarlo, her husband Frank Sr. in 1996, her brothers Fred DeCarlo of Oakhurst and Arthur (Nick) DeCarlo of Ocean and her grandson Anthony Trezza. Josephine is survived by her loving sons Frank and his wife Denise of Middletown and Michael Trezza. She is the dear grandmother of Melissa Trezza and fond cousin of Florence DeFazio of Long Branch.  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, many grand nieces and nephews, many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donation may be made to Bayshore Senior Health and Recreation Center, Main St Keansburg, NJ 07734 or Mount St. Mary Academy of 1645 US Route 22 Watchung, NJ 07069.


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