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Maureen (Meaney) Ferejohn Connolly passed away peacefully on April 8, 2021, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lincroft, New Jersey. Maureen was born on April 4, 1926, to Anna (Stewart) and Martin H. Meaney in Brooklyn, New York where she formed lifelong memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers. She lived many years in Elizabeth, New Jersey before moving to Garden City Long Island and finally settling in Middletown, New Jersey.

She was predeceased by her husbands, John William Ferejohn and Gerard Connolly; her brother Martin Meaney; sisters Anne Meaney and Grace Brophy; as well as her beloved grandson, Eric Dirmann.

Maureen is remembered for her generous spirit and willingness to help those in need. She learned to operate a hemodialysis machine when her first husband developed kidney failure just as she met all of life’s challenges with grace and courage, serving as an inspiration to her children and grandchildren to whom she was devoted.

She is survived by her children: Maureen Dirmann, Ellen Maziekien, Susan (Peter) Pizza, John (Beth) Ferejohn, Christopher(Joyce) Ferejohn, Michael (Kathy) Ferejohn, and Virginia (Dominic) Osborn; and step children: Eileen Giaquinto, Patricia Quain, Gerard Connolly Jr., Gail Connolly, Peggy Gannon, and Mary Flynn as well as grandchildren Anna, Christopher, Jeffrey, Michael, Peter, Nicole, Joseph, Steven, Teresa, Emily, Guy, Morgan, Edmund, Lee, Jake, Tara, and Felix and fourteen great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank on Sunday April 11, 2021, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  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.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday April 12, 2021, at St. James RC Church in Red Bank at 10:00 a.m.


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