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Caroline Calabrese, age 95, peacefully passed away on May 1, 2020. She was born in New York City and raised in Yorkville, NY. Caroline moved to New Jersey after marrying Wesley Calabrese and raised their three children. She worked in sales, enjoyed her home, cooking and entertaining, making home the hub of get togethers. Her cooking skills were amazing, and her baked ziti was the best. Her greatest love and pride was her grandson, Sean, watching him perform on stage.

Nancy Citarella, 82, born May 7, 1937, passed away at the Chelsea Assisted Living, Tinton Falls, on May 1, 2020. Nancy was born in Red Bank, NJ.  She was the youngest of 8 children.  She grew up in a loving family, surrounded by sisters, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.  Nancy was proud to be from Red Bank, and was a self-proclaimed “Jersey Girl.”  She fell in love with a young man named Vincent Citarella, and remained married to him for 51 years, until his passing.  They had the happiest of marriages, and were completely focused not on the material, but on the joys of raising a family.  Nancy worked part-time as a waitress in various locations, the last being Bahr’s Landing.  She loved her work and her work friends very much.  In her younger days, Nancy enjoyed bowling, cards, games, puzzles, days at the Middletown Swim Club, and meals with her family.  She will always be remembered for her infectious laugh and sense of humor.  She loved her church, the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, and had tremendous faith in our Lord.

Gloria Palihnich Farrell, 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 25, 2020. Gloria’s life was one filled with celebration, love, and family. 

Born in Weehawken New Jersey, Gloria grew up in West Orange, NJ, where she met the love of her life, John J (Jack) Farrell. They raised a family in Millburn, NJ, traveled the world, celebrated life and remained happily married for 50 years until Jack’s passing in 2002.

New York City was always a part of Gloria’s life. From traveling in to see a young Frank Sinatra perform, to her time as a secretary at Fred Astaire’s Manhattan studio, the museums, the theaters and the energetic pulse of the city were a lifelong attraction.

Gloria’s passion for the arts led her to develop her own talents as an artist. Her works still hang today in the homes of her adoring family.  She danced her way through life with an artist’s eye. She had a gracefulness that reflected the beauty within. 

James M. Corcoran, 78, of Middletown, passed away on April 29, 2020.

The Irish would describe Jim as a ‘grand man’.  Always kind and compassionate, treating all with the utmost respect.  In that same Celtic tradition, he was among the best of storytellers.  His legacy is that he lives on in those his life touched with his love. 

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine (Geri), son James S. (Jane Amery), daughter Lenore Larson (Jennifer Godoski) and his two grandchildren, Christian and Paige, who were the light of his life and made him very proud. Jim’s brother, Patrick Corcoran (Anne) of Michigàn and sister Anne Baker (Thomas) of Virginia will also miss him dearly. 

Margaret Emily Borden passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the age of 93.  Margaret was born on July 30, 1926 in Shrewsbury, NJ, the youngest child of the late Charles F. and Helen R. Borden. She is also pre-deceased by her brother Francis R. Borden and sister, Helen L. Close.   

Margaret is survived by 4 nieces and spouses: Helen B. Spencer, Deborah M. (Gary) Shilling, Abagail M. (David Coolican), and Cynthia L. Close.  Additionally, Margaret is survived by 3 great nieces: Lauren (Chris) Deford, Dr. Lindsay (Dr. Cyprian Broodbank) Spencer-Broodbank, Megan L. Hoffman, and 5 great great nieces and nephews:Annabel and Hunter Deford, Aurora and Edmund Broodbank and Maddox Hoffman.

We are truly heartbroken to share the news that our dear and precious Catherine Arline Connelly Goldberg passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27, 2020 at her home in Middletown, NJ. She was in the loving presence of her husband, Dan, and her adoring family. Cathy was 67 years old. Born December 3, 1952 in Denver, CO to Colonel Frank P Connelly, Jr, and Phyliss Marshall Connelly, she was wife of Daniel B Goldberg, MD since 1976, and mother to their 2 sons, Adam of New York, NY and Jeffrey of Arvada, CO. She was a devoted sister to Frank P Connelly III of San Antonio, TX, sisters-in-law with Helen Crouse of Raleigh, NC, and Julie Goldberg of Brookdale, CA, and brother-in-law, David Goldberg of Madison, CT. She was a loving grandmother to Logan Alexander Goldberg (son of Jeffrey and Tracy) and Emerson Grace Goldberg (daughter of Adam and Nicole).

Sheila Egan Haese passed away at Riverview Medical Center on April 25, 2020, from multiple medical complications and cancer. Sheila was born in 1946 and was 73 years old. She lived with her family in Little Silver, NJ, until her marriage to Craig Haese in 1971, when they began their longtime residency in Fair Haven.

During Sheila’s youth, she was an avid tennis player, swimmer, sailor, and enjoyed drawing. At Red Bank High School, her alma mater, she was chosen for the twirling squad and was a member of the art club.

Because Craig was a proud Fair Haven fireman, Sheila often assisted the Ladies’ Auxiliary on the food preparation for the annual fair. Her adult passions were her many friends at the firehouse, The Sitting Duck, and The Pour House; her caring neighbors; and her many cats, the last of whom are Sassy and Sadie. She loved hearing and telling great stories and was a supporter of many animal charities.

Lawrence Douglas Kerrigan, 87, of Indianapolis passed away on April 21, 2020. He was born in Atlantic Highlands, NJ and graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, NJ and Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ. He was a Navy veteran who served during the Korean War. Larry spent his career working in the metal finishing industry as an engineer and successfully owned and operated his own company for 25 years before retiring.

Francis X. Gilhool (Frank) left us on 4/19/20.  He was born in Carbondale, PA and had 5 brothers and 5 sisters.  Frank and his wife Ann lived in Rumson, NJ for 30 years before moving to Shrewsbury, NJ for the past 20 years. 

An avid runner Frank completed 8 marathons including NYC which was his favorite.  In high school he was a newspaper carrier and a Soda Jerk at McCawleys Drug Store.  After high school Frank moved to Washington, DC and joined the FBI.  He served in battle in the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.  After the war he went to college at East Stroudsburg Teacher's College.  Frank also was a bible salesman and impressed one of his customers so much that he had him come to work for him at NY Life Ins. Co.  Frank then opened his own insurance company G.F. Financial along with his partner Ed Foster. 

Francis (Fran) Gorey, beloved father, grandfather and great–grandfather, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2020, two months short of his 98th birthday. He was at home in Shrewsbury, NJ under the loving care of his son and daughter-in-law. Born on June 18, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he grew up in Edwardsville PA. He also lived in CT and CA before settling in Montville, NJ, where he raised three children with his wife of 64 years, Renee.

Fran had a lifelong love of music, tap dancing as a young boy and taking up the trumpet at an early age. He went on to play trumpet professionally with the Johnny Menko Orchestra, performing live on stage and on a weekly radio show for several years. He had the opportunity to join a big band at the height of that era but by then had met and married the love of his life, Renee Boulay, and he wasn’t willing to leave her behind to perform on the road. He continued to play the trumpet throughout his life, including in the choir at St. Pius X Church in Montville and with the Presbyaires choral group that entertained at nursing homes. He especially enjoyed playing “Happy Birthday” for family and friends on their special days, including his jazzed-up trumpet version.

Patricia R. MacLaughlin, age 86, of Neptune, NJ peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 16th, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, NJ. Born in Orange, she lived in Tinton Falls for more than 50 years. She attended St. Elizabeth’s Academy, Convent Station and graduated from the School of Education at Fordham University, NY.  She went on to teach for 35 years and retired from St. Mary's Elementary School in Deal. Pat had a strong religious faith and was a parishioner of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank.  

Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740