2007-01-04 / Obituaries
Florence Raneri Nugent
Mrs. Nugent, 76, of Old Bridge, died Nov. 17, 2006, in Saint Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick. A son, Thomas Nugent Jr., died in 2004. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Nugent Sr.; her mother, Josephine Baker of Elizabeth; four sons, Robert Nugent, Kevin Nugent, Mark Nugent and David Nugent, all of Old Bridge; three daughters, Susan Curran of Old Bridge, Debbie McCauley of Marlboro and Linda Nugent of East Brunswick; a sister, Grace Raneri of Newark; a daughter-in-law, Beth Nugent of Helmetta; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Mass was offered at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Old Bridge. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
Patricia Catherine Petersen Ellis
Mrs. Ellis, 67, of Freehold, formerly of South River and Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Dec. 3, 2006, in Madison Care and Rehabilitation Center, Old Bridge. Prior to her retirement in 1991, she was employed for four years as a legal secretary at Roselli and Roselli, South River. Before that, she was a legal secretary at Rafano and Wood, South River, where she worked for three years. Her husband, Harry J. Ellis, died in 1984. Surviving are two sons, Harry J. Ellis Jr. of Midlothian, Va., and Deacon Kenneth E. Ellis of Freehold; a daughter, Patricia C. Morton of Midlothian; two sisters, Barbara Hughes of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Joan Colton of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Mary of Ostrabrama Church, South River. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church Building Fund, 24 Burke Road, Freehold, NJ 07728.
Sharon Craney Kirkman
Mrs. Kirkman, 61, of the Parlin section of Sayreville, died Dec. 9, 2006, in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Prior to her retirement, she was employed in the medical records department at Roosevelt Hospital, Edison, where she worked for 15 years. Surviving are her husband, Thomas; two daughters, Christine McFeeley of Manalapan and Sandra Hines of Sayreville; a sister, Veronica McGloan of the Morgan section of Sayreville; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass was offered at St. Mary’s Church, South Amboy. Interment was in Christ Church Cemetery, also South Amboy.
Mr. Shapiro, 78, of Freehold, died Dec. 8, 2006, at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived in Oakland before moving to Freehold in 1981. He received a master’s degree in psychology from Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University), Jersey City. Prior to retiring in 1999, he was employed by the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District for more than 25 years. He was also a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Kathryn Shapiro; a daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Charles Marraccini of Mantoloking; a stepson, John Oesmann of Mount Olive Township; two stepdaughters, Cathy Layden of Fremont, Calif., and Nancy Oesmann of Hilton Head, S.C.; and four grandchildren. Interment was private, with the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07702-4201.
Mrs. Ricci, 84, of Howell, died Dec. 8, 2006, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Covington, Ky., she had resided in Freehold before moving to Howell two years ago and had previously lived in Detroit. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A talented artist, she enjoyed painting in her spare time. Mrs. Ricci was predeceased in 1989 by her husband, Aborio. She is survived by a son, William Ricci of Howell; two daughters, Marina Ricci of Augusta, Maine, and Regina LaBella of Howell; a brother and sister, William Barker and Elizabeth Decker, both of Orlando, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Florence “Flossie” Sirutis, 92, of Freehold, died Dec. 3, 2006, at John L. Montgomery Home, Freehold Township. Born in Freehold, she was a lifelong resident and worked as a seamstress at Eisner’s Coat Factory for more than 20 years prior to retiring in 1979. Florence was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church and a member of the former Lithuanian Club of Freehold. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent J. Sirutis in 1973; her brother, Edward J. Leshinsky; and two sisters, Sophie Walker and Margaret Olsen. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Stanley J. and Mary Ann Leshinsky of Freehold; three nieces; and seven nephews. Services were held at the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township.
Leona May Marshall
Mrs. Marshall, 72, of Freehold, died Dec. 8, 2006, at home. Born in Long Branch, she had resided in Freehold for most of her life. Prior to retiring in 1993, she was employed as a certified nurse aide at the John L. Montgomery Medical Home, Freehold Township, for more than 20 years. She was a former member of the Pocahontas Auxiliary of the Red Man’s Lodge, Freehold, and a former den mother and Brownie leader for her children’s troops. Mrs. Marshall was predeceased by her husband, Robert H., in 2002, and a son-in-law, the Rev. Russell S. Rowe. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Dana Marshall of Freehold Township; two daughters, Marjorie Rowe of Frackville, Pa., and Roberta Marshall of Freehold; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sandra Taylor of Freehold; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold, with the Freeman Funeral Home, also Freehold, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 31 Throckmorton St., Freehold 07728.
Ella Valentine Rutledge, 92, of Freehold, died Dec. 27, 2006, at Monmouth Care Center, John L. Montgomery Division, Freehold Township. She was raised in Freehold and had lived in Harlem, N.Y., before moving back to Freehold. Mrs. Rutledge worked for Macy’s department store in New York until her retirement. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Rutledge; her sisters, Hester Richardson, Lillian Dobson and Marguerite Warrington; and two brothers, Edward Valentine and Nathaniel Valentine. She is survived by her nephew, Robert (Babe) Warrington and his wife, Sheryl, of Howell; a niece, Judith Valentine of Neptune; and many great-nieces and -nephews. Services were held at the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.
Louis Joseph Horaneck, 77, of Englishtown, died Dec. 27, 2006, at home. Born in Newark, he resided there before moving to Englishtown in 1964. Mr. Horaneck was an operating engineer for Local 825 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Springfield, and was founder of its booster club. He served as a merchant mariner during World War II and survived a torpedo attack outside Murmansk, Russia. He was a member of the American Legion, Molly Pitcher Post 434, Manalapan. He was a special deputy sheriff for Hudson County and sergeant-at-arms for Council of Wisdom, Englishtown. Mr. Horaneck was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, in 1998. Surviving are two sons, Louis J. Horaneck III and John Paul Horaneck; three daughters, Patricia Firestine, and Kathleen and Margaret Horaneck; and nine grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were private and under the direction of the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold.
Harriet Jeanette Leahy
Mrs. Leahy, 75, of Howell, died Dec. 26, 2006, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Plainfield, she had resided in Freehold Township before moving to Howell 20 years ago. She was a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Colts Neck, and the Mary and Martha Guild. Mrs. Leahy was predeceased by a brother, Henry Carolus. Surviving are her husband, Richard; two sons, Richard Leahy Jr. of Washington, D.C., and Robert Leahy of Maple Shade; two daughters, Susan Birk of Westport, Conn., and Patricia Witte of Northville, Mich.; two sisters, Margaret Sferra of Bound Brook and Mabel Ventriglia of Plainfield; and a granddaughter, Gillian. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Church. Interment was private, with the Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160; or the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
Larry C. Krayn
Mr. Krayn, 75, of Freehold, died Dec. 26, 2006, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in New York City, he had lived in Massapequa, Long Island, N.Y., before settling in Freehold in 1966. He was a graduate of New York University. Prior to retiring in 1986, Mr. Krayn was a credit manager for Mobil Chemical, Short Hills, for 20 years. He also owned and operated many successful business ventures and financial services. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Korean War. Mr. Krayn was predeceased in 1987 by his wife, Nancy. Surviving are a son, Larry Krayn of Freehold; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and John Matlosz of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and his companion, Kitty Lapatin, along with her sons and grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan.
Mr. Gorbich, 89, of Howell, died Dec. 24, 2006, at the Geraldine L. Thompson Care Center, Wall Township. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was raised in Freehold Township, settling in Farmingdale in 1943 before finally moving to Howell in 2000. He worked as a salesman for the Philco Co., and prior to retiring in 1985, he worked as a corporate alliance salesman for the Fedders Corp., Edison. Mr. Gorbich was a member of First United Methodist Church, Farmingdale, and the Howell Township Senior Citizens. He was a delegate to the Monmouth County Senior Citizens Council. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn Gorbich. Surviving are his wife, Mary Gorbich of Howell; four sons, Robert and Ronnie Gorbich of Howell, Richard and his wife, Connie Gorbich, of Quarryville, Pa., and Roger and his wife, Cheryl Gorbich, of Twin Mountain, N.H.; one brother, John Sperry of Laurelton; two sisters, Olga D’Lia of Spring Lake and Mary Kasprzak of Pine Brook; and one grandson. Arrangements were under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. The funeral service took place at First United Methodist Church, Farmingdale, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan.