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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Royalda Theresa (Boadway) Parany on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, New Jersey at the age of 95. During her final day, Royalda was surrounded by her loved ones, including her children and their families, including talking to family members via Facetime.

Royalda was born in Malone, New York on August 4, 1925 and she graduated from Franklin Academy in 1944. While visiting her sister in Passaic, New Jersey, she met the love of her life Michael K. Parany through a blind date. They were married on December 27, 1947 during the Great Blizzard of ‘47. Mike and “Roy” as they were affectionately called,by their many longtime friends, were very active in the Boy’s club of PassaicClifton, hosting many trips and Christmas Parties for the boys, they were also very active in the Local VFW often volunteering for fundraisers throughout the year, and were active in the local Democratic Party Organization helping with campaigns and on election night Mike assisted people to get polling places and Roy helped at the polls. She was also very active in the Rosary Society at St Claire’s Church in Clifton, New Jersey.

Patricia Grignard, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 11, 2021, after a 3-year battle with Leukemia.

Pat was born in Worcester, Mass, to the late James Patrick Loughlin and Annette Amy Dubuc. She was the oldest of six children. She went to St. Peter’s High School and attended Clark University. She shared her father’s passion for the democratic party as he was a long-time labor leader.

She married Emile Grignard and moved to Colts Neck, NJ in 1969 but never lost her Massachusetts accent. She was a great mother, wife, sister, and friend to many. She cherished family time above all. She loved preparing holiday dinners. She was a great listener and was therefore the first person many would call. She had a very keen sense of intuition and provided great advice. She always kept up on current events in the daily paper and on CNN, MSNBC and loved a good political debate.

Dorothy A. Dalton (Dottie), 75, passed away unexpectedly on 10/10/21. She grew up in Red Bank, NJ and was a graduate of Red Bank Regional HS in 1964 and Monmouth County Vocational School for practical nursing in 1965.

In her 50-year career as a dedicated nurse she first worked at Riverview Hospital, Red Bank, and then in the CCU at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Before retiring from MMC in 2015, she worked as a Heart Monitor Tech there.

Carmel DeFabio (nee D’Alessandro), 97, previously of Short Hills, NJ, and Sanibel, Florida, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver Beach, NJ, on October 6th.

Born in Newark, NJ, she was the eldest daughter of Orazio and Aida D’Alessandro. She attended Westside High School and graduated from Douglas College in 1945.

She married her husband of 69 years in 1948 and together; they raised their four sons in Short Hills.

Affectionately known as Nana by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she loved sharing pictures from her college yearbook, telling stories about her summers in Massachusetts, and watching old movies. She was a talented baker, wonderful bridge player, avid theater fan, loved reading, and she always saved room for dessert! She was a parishioner of St. Pio in Lavallette.

John Oliver Byren, 88, of Rumson, NJ and Jensen Beach, FL died peacefully at home on October 1st, 2021, surrounded by his family in Rumson, NJ.  “Pop Pop”, as he was known to his grandchildren, was raised in Germantown, PA and Ocean City, NJ.  He attended the William Penn Charter School and Lehigh University before serving in the United States Army, where he was a company commander in Germany. 

After returning home from the Army in 1957, John attended Wharton Business School, and upon graduation began his career in business management.  He met his beautiful wife, Susan Taylor, in New York City, marrying in 1963 and moving to Medford, NJ to start their family. He held executive positions at RCA, Ultronics and BTSI before being named Executive Vice President of the American Stock Exchange in 1978.  Eventually, his close friends in Ocean City, NJ told him of a beautiful seaside town within a short commute to Wall Street, and in 1974, John and Susan moved their children, John and Liz, and two Gordon Setters to Rumson, NJ. to begin the next chapter of their lives.

Ryan Patrick Martin of Shrewsbury, NJ, passed away suddenly on September 28, 2021. He was born in Red Bank, NJ, and resided in Shrewsbury for most of his life. Ryan was a graduate of Shrewsbury Boro School, Red Bank Regional High School and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Ryan was employed as Director of Recruiting for Fusion Recruiting Labs in Middletown, NJ. Prior to that Ryan acquired his Series 7 and 66 licenses and was a financial planner for Merrill Lynch in Baltimore, MD.

Ryan leaves behind his parents, Kenneth and Cathy Martin of Shrewsbury; his sister Katelyn Moliver and brother-in-law Harrison Moliver of Atlantic Highlands, NJ; his sister Kelly Martin and future brother-in-law Austin Dam of Neptune City, NJ and his younger brother Corey Martin, also of Shrewsbury; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his longtime girlfriend Sharon Zitzman.

Anne M. Duncan, 91, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday September 28, 2021. 

She was born in Jersey City in 1929. She was graduated from St. Aloysius High School. Anne married George M. Duncan in 1951 and started raising a family in Jersey City before moving to Hazlet, New Jersey. There she continued to lovingly raise her eight children. She would often say that her time at home with her “babies” was the happiest of her life. She worked in a wide range of occupations that included being a switchboard operator in New York City as a young woman, and later in life as an executive secretary for four consecutive presidents of Saint Peter’s College (now Saint Peter’s University) over the span of three decades. It was there that she had established many life long friendships and was known as a trusted and steadfast professional in the “Saint Peter’s family”.

Longtime Rumson resident Phyliss Amses died on September 25, 2021 in Riverview hospital in Red Bank. The cause of death has not been determined.

Phyliss was born on November 6th, 1931 in Bayonne, New Jersey, to Irvin and Sophie Gershman. She graduated from Bayonne High School in1948. After that she worked as a supply clerk for the U.S. Army, a switchboard operator, and then as a seamstress at Flora’s Dress Shop after she moved to Rumson to raise her family.

Anne M. Dugan passed away peacefully in her sleep in her apartment at the continuing care center of Seabrook Village in Tinton Falls, NJ on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the age of 93.

Anne was born on March 23, 1928 to Fred Taylor Dugan and Ethel Burroughs Dugan of East Orange, New Jersey. She was active as a camp counselor in New Hampshire during both her high school and college years, which formed the foundation of her interest in teaching. Anne graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Education and, following internships, she became a full-time elementary school teacher in Red Bank, NJ, where she taught for 42 years before her retirement.

Anne was an avid and excellent golfer. While her drives may not have been the longest, they were always down the middle of the fairway, and she was notorious for her stellar short game around the green. She simultaneously belonged to multiple country clubs, including Old Orchard Country Club in Eatontown, NJ, where she organized and won several club championships. Anne developed her love for the game of golf at a young age through learning from and playing with her father.

Just a few hours after coming into this world, Jackson Thomas Hardesty passed away in his parents’ arms at Jersey Shore University Medical Center on September 24, 2021. 

Jackson spent only a moment in this world but he is forever in our hearts. He leaves behind his loving family: Parents, Victoria and Aaron Hardesty; Siblings, Kaydence, Noah, and Lucas Hardesty; Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday September 29, 2021, at Saint James RC Church, 94 Broad Street, Redbank, NJ 07701, at 9:30AM.

Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers a donation in Jackson’s honor may be made to Michael’s Feat at This non-profit organization provides comfort and eases the burden for parents carrying and caring for seriously ill newborns. 

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” - A.A. Milne



Winifred Steinthal Svikhart passed away peacefully on September 20, 2021, at her home in Little Silver, NJ, surrounded by her loved ones.

Winifred was born in Manhattan to Martin and Winifred Steinthal on October 27, 1932. After attending the Convent of the Sacred Heart, she graduated from Manhattanville College in 1954 with a degree in Economics. She was a research librarian for the Rockefeller Foundation until her marriage to her great love, Clifford Miles Svikhart on September 13, 1958. They moved their growing family to Rumson, NJ in 1964 where they raised their 6 children. Winifred was very active at Holy Cross Church and School where she was the treasurer of the Antique Show for many years, among other roles.

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