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Josephine D'Agostino, age 97, passed away peacefully at her apartment in Millbrook, NY on December 3, 2022. Josephine was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 18, 1925 to Giuseppe and Antonietta (née Bonsignore) Gioia. Growing up with her parents and two siblings during the Great Depression years imparted a life-long appreciation of the value of hard work, frugality and practicality. She first met her husband-to-be, Frank D'Agostino, while her family was considering moving to a property owned by his family. Several years later, while in college, their paths crossed again and thus began a life-long love affair. World War II intervened in their plans with Frank being called to duty in the military. They were married in 1945 while he was stationed in Abilene, Texas.

After his military service was completed, they moved to Memphis, Tennessee where Frank attended dental school. Jo put college graduation on hold and worked at the local telephone company to help put Frank through school. Following his graduation and postgraduate training, the couple returned to Brooklyn where Frank established his 41-year dental practice. Jo graduated from dental assistant school and they worked together in the earlier years of his practice, even while raising their three children. Always one to finish a project, she returned to college after the children were in school and completed her BA degree in Anthropology.

Thomas E. Hintelmann passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 2, 2022. One of four brothers, Tom was born in Red Bank, New Jersey to Lavinia and Joseph P. Hintelmann on Jan.13,1937. He graduated from Saint James Elementary School and Red Bank Catholic High School (Class of ‘54). He continued his Catholic education at Fairfield University. Upon graduating he began his teaching career at Red Bank Catholic High School where he taught, alongside his brother Joe, for the next 40 years. Tom taught US History, but was also known for giving his students a few good lessons about the weather. He was RBC’s biggest sports fan, and loved attending football and basketball games. While teaching at RBC, he spent his summers working at Sea Bright Beach Club where he met the love of his life, Maureen Dougherty. Tom later married Maureen and raised their 2 children, Tom and Nancy in Red Bank, the town he loved so well. 

Tom served his country, his community and his parish. He was a member of the US Army Reserves. He was elected to the Red Bank Boro Council in 1974 where he would serve the town for the next 30 years in many capacities including Police Commissioner. Tom was a parishioner at Saint James Roman Catholic Church.

Tom’s greatest passion was his family. He loved his wife, children, their spouses, and his grandchildren with all his heart and loved nothing more than spending time with them. In his free time he enjoyed many summers at Chapel Beach Club, watching Notre Dame football and enjoying a Coors Light with friends. 

Raymond Leo Cunneff III, 66, of Oceanport, passed away peacefully on December 1st. Ray was an avid skier, surfer, cyclist and music enthusiast. He dedicated his 30 year career as a medical sales consultant for McKesson Corporation.

Ray is survived by his wife Lisa, daughter Erin, son Raymond, daughter-in-law Jessica, and grandson Leo. He is also survived by his four brothers, Joseph, Thomas, David, and Carl, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.

Salvatore F. Salerno, age 78, of Red Bank, NJ peacefully passed away on November 20, 2022.

He was predeceased by his parents Frank and Anne Salerno, and his two siblings, John Loori and Joseph Loori. Salvatore is survived by his two children, Francis and Michelle Salerno, and his two grandsons Micheal and Aidan.

Geraldine Robinson was born on April 11, 1934, in Fernandina Beach, Florida to her parents Samuel and Annie Robinson.  Geraldine was educated through the Peck School in Fernandina and after graduation she worked as a Domestic Homemaker and later moved to New Jersey where she worked for a private family for over 50 years.  She passed on November 6, 2022.

Geri was a child of God who loved the Lord.  She was a dedicated and faithful member of Fisk Chapel AME church.  She served as President of the Usher Board and President of the Culinary Committee.  She was a long-time Trustee and President of the Senior Choir.  Geri also orchestrated the many Gospel Extravaganzas held at the church. 

Lorraine Mary George, 95, passed away on Sunday, November 20th after a long illness. She was born in Newark to Almaza and Louis Scaff. She graduated from East Orange High School. She married for 62 years to Ferris George of Danbury Ct.

Lorraine was the mother of Donna of Albuquerque , New Mexico, grandchildren Chiara and Jessie; Gary of Williamsburg, Virginia, grandchildren, Darrell, Audrean and Courtney; and Brian of Little Silver, grandchildren: Patrick, Mary and Christian.

Kathy was born on February 25, 1948 in Joliet, Illinois. She graduated as the Salutatorian from Lockport Central High School in 1966, and went on to Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL, graduating in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Music History and minor in Education. From 1970-1973 she taught fourth grade at the Milne Grove School in Lockport, receiving tenure. In June 1973 she married David Bennett, who she met at Lake Forest College. The couple then moved to Evanston, IL for Dave to pursue his MS at Northwestern. Between 1973 and 1975 she served as assistant to the Chair of the Program in Hospital and Health Services Administration at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. The couple moved to Rome, NY in 1975 where her two daughters Carol and Diane were born. In 1981, the family moved to Lincroft, NJ. Kathy was a member of Tower Hill, The First Presbyterian Church of Red Bank, NJ.

Kathy used her experience in education to support her daughters’ educations. While the girls were preschool age, she served as President of the Tower Hill Nursery School Board. As the girls grew older, she was an active volunteer in the Lincroft School PTA, becoming Treasurer both of the Lincroft School and the Thompson Middle School PTAs. During the “empty nest” years, she worked part time as an administrator at Meridian At Home, a provider of home health aides.

Kathleen (Murphy) Brounley passed peacefully in her sleep on October 14, 2022. She was 81 years old. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Matthew Murphy and Dorothy Gehlhaus Murphy. Kathy was a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School and a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank. As a teenager, Kathy attended the United Methodist Youth Fellowship where she formed lifelong friendships. It was also at the church where she met her husband, Thomas N. Brounley.

After their marriage, Kathy and Tom lived in Red Bank and then Fair Haven where they raised their two daughters, Laurie and Amy. Kathy was devoted to her family and friends and loved her 52 years in Fair Haven. She worked at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional for more than 10 years as an aide and ran the school store. Kathy looked forward to spending two weeks on Lake Winnipesaukee every summer for 49 years. She considered herself blessed to share this special place with her husband, daughters, grandchildren and the other families that became long standing friends. In their later years, Kathy and Tom remained devoted to one another until Tom's passing in 2021.

Fred Mazzucca passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at the age of 91. Born in Red Bank, Fred graduated from Red Bank Regional High School, where he was an outstanding baseball and basketball player and ultimately chose the Jersey shore to be his lifetime home.

Fred graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1952 earning three varsity letters in baseball. After his service in the Army, he played against Whitey Ford and singled off him in his first at bat. When asked how he did on his second at bat, he laughed that Whitey struck him out on three pitches!

While stationed in Chicago during his service, Fred met Donna who would become his wife. They married and settled in Little Silver where Fred pursued his career in accounting and enjoyed being a CPA for over fifty years.

Phyllis Mae Feiring (née Green) passed away peacefully at home on November 12, 2022, at the age of 94.  Born on February 5, 1928, in Point Pleasant, she was the only child to parents Jane and Leighton Green.

Thanks to her father's encouragement, who wanted her to live life passionately and thoroughly, Phyllis married the love of her life, Bruce Clifford Feiring, on January 31, 1948.  Once having reined in her husband, a Naval Air Corps veteran in World War II, she was thereby affectionately known as “The Lion Tamer.”  At only nineteen years of age, her strength and wisdom were well beyond her years.

Together, Phyllis and Bruce lived in Plainfield, summered in Bay Head, and raised their children in Fair Haven. She was one of the last surviving “River Oaks Moms.” Following their time in Fair Haven, Phyllis and Bruce lived in Monmouth Beach, Long Branch, and, most recently, Phyllis lived in Middletown.

Tracy Bruce Thompson, age 64, of Oakhurst, NJ peacefully passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2022 after a brave battle with cancer surrounded by his family and friends. Tracy was raised in Spring Lake, NJ. He graduated from Manasquan High School and the Audio Institute of Technology in New York City. He enjoyed his career as an audio and recording engineer working with many well-known artists. Later, he became the owner/operator of Allaire Argent where he designed and built speaker cases/cabinets for many musicians. 

Tracy always enjoyed a good meal, surrounded by good company. He loved to relax at home watching his favorite TV shows with his wife Robin and their fur babies. Tracy and Robin loved to go to the Poconos to spend time in the cabin with their dogs. He was always supportive and proud of all his nieces and nephews accomplishments. 

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