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George Cuje Jr., 90, of Rumson passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Wednesday February 10, 2021.

He was born in Fair Haven, to his parents George and Leola and was raised in Red Bank along with his sisters Sissy, Evelyn and Marjorie and brothers Sonny, Leonard, Robert, Walter and James. He married the love of his life Mary Elizabeth Friscia of Rumson on July 18, 1953, and they moved to Rumson shortly thereafter.

George served in the USMC and was in the 2nd Motor Transport Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Sergeant February 18th 1954. He served his term alongside his childhood buddies William Thorpe and James Braney, hence, sharing many worldly adventure stories with friends and family.

After his service with USMC, George owned and operated a successful landscaping business, which included the employ of his sons and many of their friends from town. Eventually all who knew and respected him knew him as “Poppa Cuj”. “C’mon let’s go!” became his adage, which amused everyone.

Dedication to his family was never ending. We’ll always remember the ski excursions with him and mom during his winter hiatus. The memory of his laughter at family gatherings will always be with us. You will be sadly missed “Daddy Dear”!

His Mother Leola; his Father George; his loving Wife Mary; his Sons James and William preceded George in death. He is survived by his daughters Patti Hensler of McLeansville, NC, Mary Jane Beaubreault and her husband Michael of Rumson, NJ, and sons Douglas and his wife Judy of Marathon, FL, George III of Port Monmouth, NJ, John and his wife Eileen of Fair Haven, NJ and David and his wife Claire of Oceanport, NJ. He also has Fifteen Grandchildren and Five Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, February 15th from 4 to 7 pm at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. In keeping with the current state mandates regarding COVID-19, face coverings must be worn by all visitors before entering the funeral home and visitors are also asked to observe social distancing. Visitors are asked to greet the family and then exit the funeral home so that others may also visit due to the limited, allowable capacity. Following a private service, family and friends are welcome to attend George’s committal service, and wear your best ski outfit, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 11 am at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rumson PBA Local 345, PO Box 231, Rumson, NJ 07760 or Rumson First Aid, PO Box 89, Rumson, NJ 07760.



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