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Rose M. Broccoli, 74, of Red Bank, NJ has sadly left us after a year long battle with congestive heart failure. 

Rose was born in the Bronx, NY and graduated from Washingtonville High School in NY. She worked for World Subaru, Lincroft NJ, and was a very long time member of the Red Bank Elks #233. Rose “broke the glass ceiling” when she became the very first female Exalted Ruler in the state of NJ for the Red Bank Elks #233. She served in this role for 2.5 years but remained very active even after stepping down from her role as ER, she remained on the Board of Trustees for the last 3 years. She was a fierce woman with so many friends and family who loved her dearly. She truly loved her family at the Elks. 

We are heartbroken to announce that Dennis Bulmer passed away on December 16th, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was a lifelong resident of Keansburg and Middletown, NJ. Dennis was born on September 12, 1950, 16 years later he met the love of his life, Linda, where they would spend the next 65 years building their wonderful family with 3 children, which would grow into 8 grandchildren.

Dennis graduated from Middletown HS North in 1969 and then enlisted in the National Guard during the Vietnam Era. Dennis worked as an Operating Engineer out of Local 825 in NJ for over 40 years. During this time, he also began building his smaller businesses that eventually led to the creation of B&D Equipment rentals.

Marion Irene Marrazzo (Bennett) passed away on 12/16/2022.

Marion was born at home in Middletown, NJ, the daughter of Mary and Benjamin Bennett. Her childhood was during the Great Depression and World War II. Some of her fondest childhood memories include attending movies at the Carlton Theatre (especially those with Roy Rogers), swimming, boating and crabbing in the Shrewsbury River, swimming in the ocean at Sea Bright, and attending school in Red Bank. She was on of 10 children – 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

Marion worked at Eisner’s factory (now the Galleria in Red Bank) at the end of WW II making uniforms for the soldiers. She later relocated to Staten Island and raised her family there. She worked in her and her husband’s restaurant business and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a respected member of the community. She was known for her sense of humor, culinary skills, love of reading, writing poetry, telling jokes, doing crossword puzzles, listening to country music, being a valued friend and confidant and enjoying the simple things in life including a good cup of coffee.

On December 14th, 2022, Joyce Jablonski passed away at the age of 85.  She was born and raised in Jersey City NJ.  She met and married her high school sweetheart George Jablonski and together they had 4 children and raised them in Matawan NJ.

Both Joyce and George lived most of their married life in a neighborhood called Cheesequake Woods. This neighborhood provided precious memories, lifelong friends and a wonderful life for her family.

Margaret Mary Brennan (nee Corbett) passed away on December 15, 2022 after a month’s long battle with cancer.  She was 84 years old. Margaret was born on November 28, 1938 on Staten Island, NY, the youngest child of Michael J. and Mary D. (nee Walsh) Corbett.  Margaret was raised on Staten Island, as a member of Sacred Heart parish, and graduated from St. Peter’s High School for Girls in 1956. She worked as a secretary for the S.N.Eben Corporation, a Manhattan insurance brokerage, until her marriage to Edward T. Brennan on May 14, 1960. The couple had four children and resided in the Westerleigh section of Staten Island, in St. Teresa’s parish, for over 25 years. 

Patrick Brian George, 41, of West Palm Beach passed away peacefully on December 13, 2022. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon and grew up in Rumson, NJ. A graduate of The Marine Academy of Science & Technology high school on Sandy Hook, Patrick excelled academically and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Engineer. He graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science & Technology. An avid outdoor lover, he later moved to West Palm Beach, FL to work for the South Florida Water Management District as a Cyber Security specialist and later received his MBA from Florida International University.

Horace Guenter Hagen, 83, of Red Bank, NJ died suddenly on December 14, 2022 at home. He was born on February 4, 1939 in Schleswig-Holstein, a rural area of Northern Germany on the Baltic Sea. In 1953, at the age of 14, Horace and his family immigrated to the United States, coming through Ellis Island and establishing a home in New York City. He attended Evander Childs High School in the Bronx (Class of 1957) and then obtained a degree in Engineering from the Academy of Aeronautics at La Guardia, studying aircraft electrical system design. In 1960, he began his professional career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey. His work would span both government and commercial projects, including development of the first video phone. He would remain at the company through several corporate restructurings and retire from there 41 years later in 2001.

Patrick Moran, 91, of Red Bank passed away peacefully on December 10th. He led a full life, starting from simple beginnings to achieve great success both in his career and personal life. Patrick was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He attended St. Vincent High School, John Carroll University, and Cleveland Marshall Law School. He was the tax director at General Tire Company in Akron, OH.

In 1972, a new job as the tax director of Merck & Co., Inc. brought Patrick to Rumson, New Jersey. The highlight of his career was when he worked with a group to help write the Tax Reform Act of 1986. In 1991, he retired and began to split his time between New Jersey and Fort Myers, Florida. Patrick was an active member of the community culminating in his election to be a councilman in Rumson, a position he held for ten years.

In 1956, Patrick married Ethel McBride. Theirs was a 59-year love affair. They raised four kids, traveled the world, enjoyed playing golf together, and were each other’s best friend. Ethel passed away in February 2016.

Sally Ellen Vogt of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away on December 3rd 2022 at the age of 73. Sally was born on March 3rd in Long Branch to her parents Sarah and Edward Johnson and grew up in Red Bank in a home built by her grandfather Matthew Power. 

Sally had a very accomplished nursing career, graduating from St. Peters School of Nursing and getting her Master’s Degree from Monmouth College. Her first nursing job was at New York University Hospital in NYC followed by many more including St. Peters Hospital as a Nurse Anesthetist and ending in the Mental health field at Community Care in Freehold. She loved being a nurse and it was her calling to help others. 

Vincent J. Soviero III peacefully left his body surrounded by his family on December 3, 2022, after experiencing a heart attack nearly two weeks prior. 

"Vinnie the Guinea," as he liked to introduce himself (sometimes interchanged with "WOP Cop"), lived his life fully and always on his own terms.  He was a big personality, inarguably the life of any party, including another's funeral.  Some may have found his jokes at times to be offensive and off-putting, but his sole intention was to entertain and share a laugh, laughing at himself especially and expecting others to do the same.
Vinnie was born September 20, 1944 in Red Bank, NJ where he was a life-long resident. He was the eldest son of Vince & Ann Soviero, themselves life-long Red Bank residents. Despite his Italian American and Roman Catholic upbringing, growing up he was continuously getting into mischief and enjoyed his status as class clown throughout his education within the Red Bank public school system.  He graduated from Red Bank High School, Class of 1963.

Jean W. Wotton passed away peacefully on December 2, 2022. One of eight children, Jean was born in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts in 1926. She resided in Lincroft, NJ for 50 years, and most recently in Tinton Falls, NJ for the past 17 years. She is survived by one brother, Kenneth Gunnerson of Keene, NH, her two sons, David Wotton and his wife Marvetta of Ennis, TX, Brian Wotton and his wife Toni of Ocean, NJ, and daughter in-law Patricia Wotton of Fair Haven, NJ. She was blessed with six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Stewart Wotton and her son Rodney J. Wotton.

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