2004-08-04 / Obituaries


Lynda Massey
Obituaries Lynda Massey

Mrs. Massey, 92, of Hazlet died July 25 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she resided in Keyport prior to moving to Hazlet in 1947. She and her husband were owner/operators of Rollo’s Charcoal Grill, Keyport, from 1949-87. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. She was a member of the North Centerville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Hazlet. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, George W. Massey Jr. in 1983; and a daughter, Patricia Pease in 1997. She is survived by three sons and one daughter-in-law, George W. and Gee Massey III of Morganville, and Frank T. and Thomas H. Massey, both Hazlet; two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara and Bob Monahan of Keansburg, and Joan Massey of Union Beach; a son-in-law, Ed Pease; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be July 28 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, Keyport. A funeral service will be July 29 at St. Joseph’s Church, with interment to follow at the church’s cemetery.

Linda G. Boyette

Mrs. Boyette, 54, of Freehold, died July 29 at home. Born in Neptune Township, she was a lifelong area resident. She was a safety deposit receptionist for Midlantic/Merchants National Bank in Asbury Park and Neptune, and a member of the Blue Knights, Central Jersey Chapter XV, Freehold. Mrs. Boyette was predeceased in 2000 by a granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Boyette. Surviving are her husband, Richard Boyette of Freehold; two sons, Michael J. and Kevin Boyette, both of Jackson; a brother, Glenn Sakker of Brick; and a granddaughter, Michelle. A funeral service was held at C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, Adelphia section of Howell, with the Rev. Harvey Kelley officiating. Interment followed at Ardena Cemetery, Howell.

Marsha Haimson

Mrs. Haimson, 57, of Marlboro, died July 23 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived there all her life before moving to Marlboro 19 years ago. Surviving are her husband, Neil Haimson; a son, Ryan Haimson of Marlboro; two sisters, Roz Lisabath of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Adele Levine of Brooklyn. Services were held at Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Manalapan, followed by burial at New Montefiore Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Development Office, 195 Little Albany St., New Brunswick 08901.Stella Nappi

Mrs. Nappi, 85, of Freehold Township, died July 26 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New Orleans, she had resided in Brooklyn, N.Y., before moving to Freehold Township 17 years ago. A former bus attendant for the New York City school system in Queens, she was a volunteer for the Ladies Auxiliary at CentraState for many years. Mrs. Nappi was predeceased in 1986 by her husband, Jack, and in 1970 by a son, Peter. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony and Barbara Nappi of Manalapan, and Jack and Katheline of Cape Cod, Mass.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, followed by interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens, N.Y.

Dr. Joseph A. Vona

Dr. Vona, 83, of Westfield, died July 26 at Colts Neck Village assisted living community. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived in Westfield for 48 years. He received a doctoral degree in chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and later founded his own chemical company, Jasonals, located in Brooklyn. Dr. Vona was commended by the U.S. government for his work during World War II with Drs. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi on the Manhattan Project at New York City’s Columbia University. He also worked for 30 years as director of marketing and development for Celanese Chemical Co., Summit, where during his tenure he was granted 12 patents for new chemical processes. After retiring from Celanese, he was a stockbroker and consultant for the Environmental Protection Agency. Surviving are his wife, Rita Vona; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marieantoinette and Joseph Ward, and Cynthia Vona and Alan Zbik; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were private, with Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville 07834.

Emilia Silvestre Vieira

Mrs. Vieira, 85, of Long Branch died July 28 at Kensington Manor, Toms River. Born in Barreira de Agua, Portugal, she came to the United States in 1967, and resided in Long Branch. She was predeceased by her hus­band, Manuel Mendes Vieira. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Amadeu and Ana Maria Vieira of Fatima, Portugal, and Manuel and Isabel Vieira of Colts Neck; a daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Manuel Guiomar of the Oakhurst section of Ocean Township; a sister, Adelina Gomes of Ocean; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchil­dren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. Interment was at Woodbine Ceme­tery, Oceanport. Arrangements were by Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch.

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