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John Vitrano, 94, of Howell, formerly of Red Bank, passed away on May 2, 2018.  John was born in Red Bank to Giovanni and Frances.  He was a self-employed carpenter who loved racing pigeons.  John was a member of the of the Rod and  Gun Club in Bayonne.  He was also a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church. John is predeceased by his wife Helen.  He survived by his son John M. Vitrano of Howell.

Visitation will be Monday, May 7th from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, 121 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

 

Elizabeth Mary Meara, age 103, passed away at home among family on Tuesday, May 2, 2018.  Born in Knochlough, Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland on August 5, 1914, Elizabeth was the last survivor of 13 children born to Patrick and Kate McGrath.  Elizabeth came to the United States at age 16, lived in New York and in 1939 married her late devoted husband, Stephen Meara, a veteran of World War II, and became a citizen of the United States in 1953.

Elizabeth worked at sundry jobs and retired from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1979.  Elizabeth was devoted to her three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Elizabeth and Stephen relocated to Red Bank, New Jersey in 1980 and became communicants of St. James RC Church. 

Calvin Miles Bell, 91, formerly of Little Silver and Scottsdale AZ, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday April 28, 2018.

Born in 1927, he lived as a child in Matawan NJ and continued to reside there thru the early years of his marriage while running his family business. Cal had been a resident of Little Silver since 1995. Previously he had resided in Holmdel for 27 years. He also was a long time resident of Bay Head NJ.

He was a devoted husband of 67 years to Pearl, loving father to Nina and Scot (Barbara), grandfather to Brooke, Christine, and Jeffrey, and great-grandfather to Jack and Elizabeth in addition to many cherished relatives and in-laws. He was predeceased by his grandson Craig.

William Boccellato, 91, passed away on April 29, 2018, at home.  He was born in Long Branch.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II and he was a civilian employee at Ft. Monmouth until his retirement. After his retirement from the Fort, he was a bus driver for many years for Murphy Transportation in Middletown. William was a member of the River Plaza Fire Co for over 40 years and was a member of the Rumson Seniors.  He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Robert Hughes Meyer of Little Silver, NJ, died peacefully at his home, on April 29, 2018, with his wife of seventeen years, Mary, by his side.

Oldest son of Anita Hughes and August Bernard Meyer of Greenwich, CT, he is survived by his wife, Mary Seaman Meyer; his brother John A. Meyer of Naperville, IL and Fort Mill, SC; his sister, Jacqueline Saunders of Burke, VA; his sons James of Darien, CT, John of North Port, FL, Matthew of Hoboken, NJ, and Thomas of Durham, NC; his eleven grandchildren and his twenty-two nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-three years, Sara Dixon Meyer, his brother Edward (Ted), sister Judith Lamborn and his granddaughter Hannah.

Nicole Sandra Ashkar (nee Casale), 35, died unexpectedly on Friday April 27, 2018, at Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. Nicole was born in Belleville NJ, the daughter of Nicholas Casale and Sandra Stellato. She graduated from Lacey High School in 2001 and began her career at the Lacey Township Zoning Commission, where she remained for 11 years before moving on to become a Zoning Officer for Manchester Township in 2013.

Angelina "Angie" Fedor, born in 1928 in Red Bank, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at age 90 on April 28, 2018 in Jersey Shore Center, Eatontown, New Jersey.  Angelina is survived by her loving children, son, William Fedor; daughter, Deborah Fedor and special friend Terry Jones; brothers, Robert Tomaino (Karole) and RIchard Tomaino (Carolyn); sisters, RoseMarie Lister, and Patricia Serafino, sister-in-law Betty Tomaino and many nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her brothers, Joseph, Bruno, James and Nathan Tomaino, and her sisters Jennie Rowe and Mary Tomaino. 

Ruth A. Sonnichsen Binaco of Fair Haven, aged 88 years, passed away on April 24, 2018 at Bayside Manor Assisted Living in Keansburg, New Jersey.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Philip Binaco, in May 2017; her devoted sister Grace Millstone, and her first grandson, David Daniel Binaco.  She is survived by her three sons, Philip Andrew, David (and his wife Kristine), and Matthew. She is also survived by her grandsons Raymond A. Binaco and Russell L. Binaco. In addition, Ruth is survived by her dear sister Marjorie Woods of Florida and her loving brother Thomas Sonnichsen of Virginia, her brother-in-law Raymond Binaco (Terri) and her sister-in-law Flora Deady (Russell), and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret Barry, age 87, formerly of Red Bank, Middletown and Old Bridge, passed away at the Gardens at Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls on April 19, 2018.  Born in Renfrew, Scotland in 1931 she and her family came to the United States when she was five years old.  She was a graduate of Matawan High School.  On June 1, 1952 she married William (Bill) Barry and was his beloved wife of 58 years until the time of his passing in 2010. Margaret worked as a secretary for General Cable in Perth Amboy and the Hess Corporation in Woodbridge where she met life-long friends. Her second career was in real estate at Caldwell Banker in Middletown. While there, she loved going on Tuesday Open House tours with her dear friends. Margaret was a member of Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church at Red Bank. After moving to Seabrook Village, she joined the Tower Hill Church Hope Circle and enjoyed the friendship and support of the group. 

James D. Burns, Age 95, passed away on April 23, 2018, at home.  He was born in the Bronx, NY to John and Beatrice Burns. Before moving to Middletown, Mr. Burns was a member of the Junior Vets Tennis Association, was active in Scouting and a charter member of the Hillside Swim Club in Staten Island.

Mr. Burns was a Supervisor for the NY Telephone company and also a bus driver for the Ranney School.  He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua in Red Bank.

He served his Country during World II in the US Marine Corp.

Elizabeth C. Coyne (Betsy), formerly of Lincroft, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 22, 2018. Born in 1951 in Staten Island, NY, she was a resident of Monmouth County since 2006. Betsy enjoyed gardening and was an active member of the Church of St. Catharine.

Daughter of George Coyne, Sr, and Elizabeth Coyne, she is survived by three sons, Christopher, Stephen, and Scott Baldassano and their families. Her greatest pride was her seven grandchildren and being "Nana" brought her joy. She is also survived by three brothers, George Coyne, Jr, Robert Coyne, and Jack Coyne.

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