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Dorothy Griffin

Jul 18, 1947 - Sep 19, 2023

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Matawan, NJ

Dorothy Griffin 76 of Perth Amboy, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the Atrium Post Acute Care at Matawan. Services to be announced.

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Dennis Maher

Jun 28, 1950 - Feb 03, 2024

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Matawan, NJ

"Dennis was born on June 28, 1950 in New York, to John J. \u0026amp; Alice M. Maher of the Bronx, NY. The family moved to the Madison Park section of Old Bridge, NJ in 1956. Dennis was the second oldest of seven children: Jackie, Tommy, Peter, Bobby, Billy, and Mary Alice. Dennis attended St. Mary\u0027s Catholic School in South Amboy, and then Madison Township High School. It was there he became a stand-out member of the track team, devoting himself to running, and perfecting his god-given talent. This devotion was evident in the school records he set and countless awards he received. From 1965-1968 he earned county, conference, and state championships. In 1967 he was named All-American and set the still-unbeaten Madison Township High School Record in the 880y. Upon graduation he accepted an athletic scholarship to Seton Hall University. There he earned All-Conference and SHU All-American accolades. Additionally, he qualified for an invitation to the 1972 Olympic Trials, for the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. Along with these athletic achievements, Dennis also had many academic accomplishments. At Seton Hall, he received his Bachelor\u0027s Degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Dennis took a position at AT\u0026amp;T. During his years at AT\u0026amp;T he held many positions, starting in the Stocks \u0026amp; Bonds Division in Piscataway, NJ, then to Training and Development, and ultimately receiving a promotion to Director of Law \u0026amp; Government Affairs in Trenton and Newark, NJ. During this time he continued his education at Seton Hall, receiving his MBA in Finance. It was here, while working at AT\u0026amp;T, that Dennis met his beloved wife, Cindy. Dennis and Cindy were married for 42 years. They had 4 children, Greg, Allison, Kristen \u0026amp; Brian. Dennis loved his children more than life itself. He was a family man first and everything else came second. Dennis could be found on the sidelines, of all of his children and grandchildren\u0027s sports teams, dance recitals, cheerleading competitions, and more. He was the founder of the Old Bridge Challenger League, in the early \u002790s to give all kids access to the game of baseball. While raising a family Dennis was asked to run for Old Bridge Town Council, and did so following in his dad\u0027s John \u0026quot;Jack\u0026quot; Maher\u0027s footsteps. Dennis served 12 years on Council, 1 term as Council President. During his term as Council President, his proudest accomplishment was organizing the solicited-efforts from local YMCA\u0027s to run the Old Bridge YMCA. Dennis was also a member of the Friendly Sons of The Shillelagh, Old Bridge Chapter, a member of the Knights of Columbus, at St. Bernadette\u0027s Church, and a trustee for Most Holy Redeemer Church. Dennis leaves behind his wife Cindy, son, Gregory, with wife Joanna, and grandchildren Julia, Mary \u0026amp; Luke; daughter, Allison Gilmartin, with granddaughters Giuliana Marie and Mackenzie Alice; and son, Brian, with wife Shannon, his five brothers, sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. He will also be deeply missed by his loving Labrador Retriever, Riley. Dennis is predeceased by his parents, his sister Mary Alice, and his beloved daughter Kristen. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Old Bridge Funeral Home, 2350 Route 516, Old Bridge, NJ, 08857. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2024, 10:30 am at the Most Holy Redeemer, 133 Amboy Road, Matawan, NJ, 07747. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Burial Park and Mausoleum, 840 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. In lieu of flowers, please make checks out t to Margaret Maher to be put in a trust for Dennis\u0027 grandchildren. Venmo: Cindy-Maher-6 Online condolences can be given at www.oldbridgefh.com."

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Ljiliana Chalian

Jan 10, 1947 - Jan 30, 2024

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Matawan, NJ

"Ljiliana Chalian, a beacon of kindness and generosity, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2024, in Matawan, NJ, at the age of 77. Born on January 10, 1947, in Pancevo, Serbia, to Sima and Julia (Jakoviev) Zoric, Ljiliana\u0027s early years were steeped in the rich culture of her homeland. She carried the traditions of her Serbian roots throughout her life, sharing it generously with all who had the pleasure of knowing her. In 1972, Ljiliana embarked on a new chapter of her life when she moved to the United States, settling in Fort Lee, NJ. Her spirit of adventure and resilience shone brightly as she adapted to her new home. In 1975, she married the love of her life, George Chalian, and together they built a life founded on love, respect, and shared joy. The couple moved to Matawan, NJ, in 1980, where Ljiliana would continue to reside and create a lifetime of memories. Ljiliana was a talented seamstress, her hands skillfully bringing fabrics to life, each stitch a testament to her meticulous craft. She also had a love for cooking, as she took great delight in preparing meals for her family from a vast collection of recipes she had lovingly accumulated over the years. Her kitchen was a place of warmth, laughter, and the irresistible aroma of home-cooked meals. A woman of simple pleasures, Ljiliana found joy in the daily rituals of life. She was an avid fan of game shows, her keen mind always ready for a challenge. Her love for travel took her to her cherished time share in Mexico, where she basked in the sun and the company of loved ones. She also made frequent trips back to Serbia, rekindling connections with family and her roots. Ljiliana\u0027s love for her family was immeasurable, her most cherished moments were the times she spent with family. She is survived by her cousin, Sam Dopud and his wife Sue Ellen; her cousin Mike Dopud; her niece Jill Rosen and her husband Jeff; her nieces Gloria and her husband Marc and Chrissy; her nephew David and his husband Justin; her sister-in-law Carol and her husband Lloyd; and many great-nieces and nephews who will miss her deeply. She was predeceased by her parents, Sima and Julia Zoric, and her loving husband of 37 years, George Chalian, who passed away in 2012. Those who knew Ljiliana will remember her as the kindest of souls—a deeply caring and loving woman who embodied generosity in every action. She had the unique ability to make everyone around her feel cherished and important. Her absence will leave a void in the hearts of many, but her legacy of love and kindness will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have been touched by her spirit. As we bid farewell to Ljiliana, we take solace in knowing that her life was a journey filled with love, laughter, and the simple joys that make life truly meaningful. Services will be held privately."

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Teresa Kubis

Oct 07, 1939 - Jan 28, 2024

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Matawan, NJ

"Teresa Kubis October 7, 1939 - January 28, 2024 (84 years old) Matawan, NJ Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, formerly of Bayonne, NJ. It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Teresa Kubis (nee Czapla). Teresa passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Teresa was born in Poland on October 7, 1939. She immigrated to the United States and resided in Bayonne, NJ. She graduated from Bayonne High School and married the love of her life Stanley and raised their four children. Teresa was active in the PTA at our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Marist High School, and Holy Family Academy. Over the years, she worked at Pride Bakery, the Villa Nova, H\u0026amp;R Block, Pepe Jeans, and Tommy Hilfiger. Upon retiring, Teresa moved to Smithville, NJ with Stanley and enjoyed visiting Atlantic City Casinos. They recently relocated to Matawan, NJ. Teresa was fondly called Babci (Polish for grandmother) by her grandchildren. Teresa is predeceased by her parents, Julian and Mary Czapla and sister Francis. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Stanley and her four children: Edward Kubis and his wife Joanne, Stephen Kubis and his wife Karen, Richard Kubis and Susan Roake and her husband Brian. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Walski, and her husband John and brother Teddy Czapla. Teresa was blessed with eight grandchildren she adored: Lauren Kubis, Edward Kubis and his wife Kathleen, Dylan Roake, Joseph Kubis, Andrew Kubis, Shaye Roake, Kyle Kubis and Julia Kubis. Teresa was a devout Roman Catholic and dedicated to her patron Saint Theresa and Pope John Paul II. She will be sorely missed and forever loved by all. Teresa\u0027s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 10 AM at Saint Benedict\u0027s Church 165 Bethany Road Holmdel, NJ. Entombment will be at Holmdel Cemetery 900 Holmdel Road Holmdel, NJ. In memory of Teresa, donations can be made to the Alzheimer\u0027s Association.act.alz.org (http://act.alz.org)http://act.alz.org)"

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Michele Lynn Finley

Died : Jan 24, 2024

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Matawan, NJ

Michele Lynn Finley, age 60 of Matawan, NJ passed away on January 24, 2024. Michele was born in Jersey City, NJ and later raised in Bayonne, NJ than moved on to Cliffwood, NJ. Michele received her education from Old Bridge Public School System. After graduating high school she went to work at Pathmark Corp. where she remained employed until the Corporation closed their doors, later she worked for Quik Chek until she became ill and had to retire from the workforce. Michele is predeceased by her parents Arrie and Shirley Finley; brothers Kevin and David. Michele leaves to cherished her memory sons Dante and Dontrell Finley; daughter Rebecca Cross (James Jr.); brothers Arrie III and Derek (Doreen); sisters Stephanie, Sharon Finley and Lisa Postell (Eddie Jr.) and 14 grandchildren.

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David "Dave" Greban Sturt

Jun 11, 1944 - Jan 24, 2024

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Matawan, NJ

"David \u0026quot;Dave\u0026quot; Greban Sturt, age 79, of Matawan, passed away on January 24, 2024. He was born on June 11, 1944 to Frederick and Mary Sturt in Long Branch, NJ. David was a resident of Matawan NJ for the majority of his life. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan where he acted as an elder, choir member, bell-choir director, and served on the property committee. He was passionate about playing guitar, outdoor photography, and spending time within the Matawan community. David is survived by his loving fiance, Beth Hopkins; his four children, Patrick, Michael, David, and Brooke; and his five grandchildren, Samantha, Remy, Trystan, Gia, and Juliana. Memorial services are to be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Matawan on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Presbyterian Church are welcome."

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Jean Bruno

Jul 04, 1927 - Jan 15, 2024

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Matawan, NJ

"Jean Bruno, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024, in Matawan, New Jersey. She was born on July 4, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, to Charles and Louise Dilegame. Jean and Alexander raised their family in Queens, New York, before moving to New Jersey. They were married for over 50 years, building a strong and loving foundation for their children and grandchildren. Aside from her dedication to her family, Jean was an active member of her community. She volunteered at Raritan Bay Hospital, where she spent countless hours working in the gift shop, brightening the lives of patients and staff with her warm smile and caring nature. In her free time, Jean enjoyed indulging in her hobbies and interests. She loved playing bingo and cards, attending meetings in the assisted living where she voiced her opinions with unwavering determination. Cooking, especially her famous eggplant parmigiana, brought her great joy. Jean also enjoyed trips to Atlantic City, where she tried her luck at the casino, and reveled in the magic of the theater and music. Above all, she treasured attending her grandchildren\u0027s little league games, cheering them on with pride and love. Jean Bruno will be remembered as a woman who lived life to the fullest, spreading love and kindness to everyone she encountered. She had a heart of gold and a contagious spirit that brightened the lives of those around her. Jean will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Jean was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Louise Dilegame, beloved husband, Alexander Bruno, and her brother, Frank Dilegame. She is survived by her loving sons, Richard, and his wife, Cynthia Borgese-Bruno, Robert and Eileen Bruno. Jean also leaves behind her dear siblings, Rae Gula, Theresa and James Sanborn, Anna Napolitano, and Julie Montano. Jean cherished her role as a grandmother. She leaves behind her adoring grandchildren: Richard and Sarah Bruno, Matthew and Jacqueline Bruno, Robert and Larysa Bruno, Dayna Bruno, Corey Bruno, and Christopher and Danielle Bruno. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews who will forever remember her warm heart. Also by her adored great-grandchildren, Ciara, Chase, Connor, Jaxon, and Ellie, who brought immense joy to Jean\u0027s life. She cherished every moment spent with them, creating lasting memories and sharing her love. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children\u0027s Research Hospital, an organization that was close to Jean\u0027s heart. www.StJude.org/donate The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Michael Hegarty \u0026amp; John Vincent Scalia Home For Funerals and Cremation Service, 3377 US Highway 9, Old Bridge, New Jersey. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Friday at Most Holy Redeemer Church located at 133 Amboy Road Matawan, New Jersey 07747. Interment will be in Holmdel Cemetery, Online condolences may be made to the family at www.HegartyScaliaFuneralHome.com"

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David A. Metz Jr.

Aug 11, 1965 - Dec 23, 2023

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Matawan, NJ

"David A. Metz Jr., known to friends and family as \u0026quot;Dave,\u0026quot; the man who could build a computer with his eyes closed and fix anything with duct tape, has logged off for the last time. Born in Rahway, NJ, on August 11, 1965, and departing on December 23, 2023, in Matawan, NJ, Dave left us as mysteriously as he lived, with his cause of death undetermined, probably because he was too complex for mere mortals to figure out. A proud graduate of Keyport High School, Dave served as a Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. Navy, where he learned that not all submarines are yellow. Post-service, he welded his way into our hearts at East Coast Panel Board. He leaves behind a legacy of laughter and a family tree that includes his sister Lorraine, brother Jacob, brother-in-law Celestino, and his proudest creations, sons David III and Brian. Wise, intelligent, and courageous, Dave could outsmart Jeopardy contestants and outwit would-be computer hackers. His humor was as infectious as his curiosity, and he\u0027ll be remembered as the man who could make even a Vulcan chuckle. Beam him up, Scotty; he\u0027s ready for the next adventure. Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 8th, 2024 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Bedle Funeral Home, 212 Main St, Matawan, NJ 07747."

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Gerard Conrad

Jul 24, 1961 - Dec 18, 2023

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Matawan, NJ

"A full obituary will be posted shortly. Gerard Martin Conrad, 62, of Matawan, passed away on December 18, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Family and friends may visit on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 3:00 to 8:00 pm, at Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Route 79, Morganville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:30 am, at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church, 172 Freneau Avenue, Matawan. Interment will take place the following week at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illinois. "

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Darya Ciardiello

Died : Dec 16, 2023

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Matawan, NJ

"A full obituary will be posted shortly Darya C. Ciardiello of Matawan, passed away on December 16, 2023 at her home. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Waitt Funeral Home, 501 Route 79, Morganville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 28th, at 10:00 am, at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 727 NJ-36, Union Beach. Entombment will follow at Forest Green Park Cemetery, Morganville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Darya\u0027s honor, to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at www. mskcc. org or to 3 Hearts 4 Paws Animal Rescue at www. 3hearts4paws. com"

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Isolina Caraballo

Jan 05, 1926 - Dec 15, 2023

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Matawan, NJ

Isolina Caraballo, 97, of Matawan, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 15, 2023. Isolina was born on January 5, 1926, in Patillas, Puerto Rico, where she grew up. After marriage, Isolina and her belove husband, Ferdinand, raised their two children in South Bronx, before moving to North Bronx, New York, where they resided for approximately 40 years. In 1986, they returned to Puerto Rico, where they remained until 2006 when they moved to New Jersey to reside with their cherished granddaughter, Lisa, and great grandson, Matthew. While living in Puerto Rico, Isolina was extremely dedicated to her church. She was also very involved with her parish, Our Lady of Grace in Bronx, New York, for over 20 years while she was living there. Isolina was an extremely giving and loving person, and she always had a smile on her face in everything she did. She especially enjoyed cooking and loved feeding all her family and friends whenever possible. Above all else, Isolina was a loving wife, daughter, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to many. She will be deeply missed, forever loved, and never forgotten. She was predeceased by her beloved and devoted husband, Ferdinand Caraballo, and her siblings, Andrea DeLeon Santiago, and Charlie Santiago. Isolina is survived by her loving children, Amalia Caraballo and her previous husband, Ted O'Connell, of Oakland Park, Florida, and Ferdinand Caraballo Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Moreno Valley, California, her dear sisters, Juanita Erwin of Washington State, and Flora Santiago, of Puerto Rico, and her sister-in-law, Esther Santiago. Isolina also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Lisa Luecke, David Caraballo, Janet O'Connell, Rachel O'Connell, Dana Haywood, and Manuel Caraballo, and her treasured great grandchildren, Matthew Luecke, Lydia Isolina Caraballo, Alex Caraballo, Isabella O'Connell, Ariela Arias, Armani Arias, and Joell Ferdinand Haywood. Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. , 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday morning, December 22, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 727 Highway 36, Union Beach, New Jersey 07735. Interment will follow at St. Raymond's Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, New York. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, .

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