2003-11-19 / Obituaries

Obituaries

Giovannina "Janis" Bonanno Bianchi
Obituaries

Giovannina "Janis" Bonanno Bianchi

Mrs. Bianchi, 82, of Middletown died Oct. 22 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in New York City, she resided in Newark before moving to Middletown 42 years ago. She was a beautician and cosmetologist at Harbour Island Spa, Long Branch, for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She also worked at several beauty salons in the area. She was a member of the Middletown Senior Club. Mrs. Bianchi was predeceased by two brothers, John and Luke Bonanno. She is survived by her husband, Ugo P. Bianchi of Keansburg; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Leonard Bianchi and Jean Howson of Atlantic Highlands, Howard Bianchi of Oakland, Calif., Hugo and Randi Yaffee-Bianchi of Tinton Falls, Timothy and Mary Cooper-Bianchi of Fair Haven, and Geoffrey and Judy Bianchi of Duluth, Minn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Josiana Bianchi and Peter Blum of Red Bank; two brothers, Anthony Bonanno of Shrewsbury and Humbert Bonanno of Las Vegas; four sisters, Anne Motycka of Sparks, Nev.; Rose Scotti of Little Silver; Mary Moseley of Seattle, Wash.; and Loretta Powell of El Paso, Texas; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

Eleanor A. Craggan Mahon

Mrs. Mahon, 73, of Keansburg died Oct. 22 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Newark, he resided there prior to moving to Keansburg 40 years ago. She was employed in quality control at Charles of the Ritz, Holmdel, and at 3M, Eatontown, retiring in 1985. She was a communicant of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg. She enjoyed time with her family, bingo and Atlantic City. She was predeceased by two sons, Francis Mahon in 1999, and John Mahon in 1982; eight sisters; and two brothers. She is survived by her husband, Francis Mahon of Keansburg; two sons, Thomas Mahon of Hazlet, and Jeffrey Mahon of Keansburg; her daughter, Elizabeth Mahon of Keansburg; and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg. Burial was at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Doris Louise Pietrewicz Mancini

Mrs. Mancini, 66, of Keyport died Oct. 23 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Keyport, she was a lifelong resident. She was a quality control inspector at Freedom Electronics, Tinton Falls, for 30 years, retiring recently due to illness. Mrs. Mancini is survived by a daughter, Christina Mancini of Keyport; two sons, Leon Mancini of Morganville and Alex Mancini of Hazlet; a sister, Francine Argentino of Union Beach; a brother, Alex Pietrewicz of Toms River; and two grandchildren. A memorial Mass was offered at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Thomas DiCapua

Mr. DiCapua, 69, of the Belford section of Middletown, died Oct. 22 at home. Born in Long Branch, he resided in Middletown before moving to Belford 25 years ago. He was a longshoreman with Local ILA No. 901-1, retiring in 1998. He was also the owner-operator of Playtime Boys, and Four Sons and Lisa, both in Keansburg. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a commu­nicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. He was a member of the Middletown Elks No. 2179. He was predeceased by his parents, Jerry and Angelina Cagnoli DiCapua; and three sons, Steven DiCapua, Thomas DiCapua Jr., and Brian DiCapua. He is survived by his son, Gye DiCapua of Hollywood, Calif.; his daughter, Lisa DiCapua of New Orleans; six broth­ers, Jerry DiCapua, Michael DiCapua and Louis DiCapua, all of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Joseph DiCapua and Frederick DiCapua, both of Keansburg, and John DiCapua of Jackson; three sisters, Margaret Salerno of Howell, Eleanor McManus of Hazlet, and Angelina DiCapua of the Leonardo section of Middletown; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth sec­tion of Middletown. Entombment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. Ar­rangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Mona Silverstein

Mrs. Silverstein, 94, of Lakewood died Oct. 23 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Russia, she resided in New York before moving to Lakewood 31 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin, in 1980. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Sorena Silverstein of Middletown; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Steven Gelber of Freehold Township; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, N.Y. Arrangements were under the direction of Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold.

Barbara J. Meshkowitz

Mrs. Meshkowitz, 58, of Eatontown died Oct. 29 at St. Barnabas Hospice, Long Branch. Born in Plainfield, she resided in the Lincroft section of Middletown prior to moving to Eatontown 32 years ago. Mrs. Meshkowitz was a homemaker. She was a communicant of St. Dorothea’s Roman Catholic Church, Eatontown. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Lawrence "Larry" P. Meshkowitz; a son, Michael D. Meshkowitz of Eatontown; and two cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Dorothea’s Church. Interment was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. The Braun Funeral Home, Eatontown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Barnabas Hospice, SBHPCC at MMC, CW6, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch 07740.

Theodore A. Wathington

Mr. Wathington, 62, of Aberdeen died Nov. 5 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in Long Branch, he was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He was a shift superintendent at Bayway Oil Refinery, Linden, retiring in 1968. Mr. Wathington served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Mark’s AME Zion Church, Cliffwood section of Aberdeen. He was a member of the Mason Butler Lodge, Cliffwood. He enjoyed playing golf. He was predeceased by his father, Otis Wathington Sr.; and a brother, Alonzo Wathington. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Annie Evelyn Wathington; four sons, Kevin Parrish, Edward Parrish, Philip Wathington and Alfonzo Jason Moore; three daughters, Yvonne Parrish, Sonia Cross, Almeta Wathington and Melissa Wathington; his mother, Melissa Russell Wathington; four brothers, Otis Wathington Jr., Charles Wathington, William Wathington and Alphonso Wathington; four sisters, Lillian Parrish, Beverly Jackson, Mary Jane Johnson and Patricia McGowan; and eight grandchildren. A funeral service was held at St. Mark’s AME Zion Church, Cliffwood. Interment was at Holmdel Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements were by Bedle Funeral Home, Matawan.

Phyllis M. Cowie Stephens

Mrs. Stephens, 95, died Oct. 30 at Avante Nursing Home, Red Bank. Born in New York City, she resided in Hazlet and Ridgefield Park before moving to Red Bank. She was a secretary/bookkeeper at Stephen Lawrence and Co., Hackensack, for 11 years, retiring in 1980. She attended Faith Reform Church, Hazlet. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Ridgefield Park. She was predeceased her husband, William Stephens, in 1969; and a sister, Victoria Ettell, in 2002. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Marshall of Hazlet; a sister, Caroline Anderson of Florida; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Interment was at George Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, Paramus. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Udell "Larry" Evans

Mr. Evans, 79, of the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, died Oct. 22 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge Division. Born in West Monroe, La., he resided in Jersey City before moving to Cliffwood Beach 40 years ago. Mr. Evans was a security guard at Con Air, Edison, for five years. Prior to that, he was a terminal operator at Texaco Oil Co. for 23 years, retiring in 1983. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Evans, in 2002; a sister, Shirley Owens; and one grandchild. Mr. Evans is survived by his wife, Antoinette Spedalieri Evans; a son, Robert Evans of Lakeville, Pa.; a sister, Catherine Floyd of Louisiana; a brother, Sammy Evans of Louisiana; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Holmdel Mausoleum. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Mary G. Andriani

Mrs. Andriani, 84, of Middletown died Oct. 31 at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel. Born in New York City, she resided in Middletown for the past 20 years. She was a member of St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Belford section of Middletown. She was an avid bingo player. Mrs. Andriani was predeceased by her husband, James Andriani, in 1979. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Irene Crotty of Lakewood; two daughters, Irene Halzack and Grace Crotty, both of New York City; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Belford. Burial took place at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Argentia Miccio Murena Stevens

Mrs. Stevens, 90, of Middletown died Oct. 31 at home. Born in Avialina, Italy, she relocated to the United States in 1919 and resided in New York City and Hazlet before moving to Middletown four years ago. She was a draper in the garment industry in New York City for 30 years, retiring in 1970. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Walter Q. Stevens, in 1994. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Elizabeth Miccio of Aylett, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Reins of Middletown; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, North Middletown. Entombment was at Holmdel Mausoleum. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

Abraham I. Rosenzweig

Mr. Rosenzweig, 94, of Middletown died Nov. 5 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Lutz, Poland, he resided in Jersey City before moving to Middletown 11 years ago. He was a retired foreman at Welin Davitt Boat Corp., Perth Amboy, where he was employed for more than 30 years. He enjoyed music and was a member of an area musician’s union. Mr. Rosenzweig is survived by his wife of 67 years, Josephine Vesneski Rosenzweig; two daughters, Helen Feindt of Forked River and Shirley Corcoran of Middletown; a sister, Helen Slater of New York; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Entombment was at Holmdel Cemetery. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown.

John Edward Benbow

Mr. Benbow, 73, died Nov. 6 at Laurel Bay Nursing Home, Keansburg. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he resided in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown for 35 years. He was employed at the New York Transit Authority for 35 years, retiring in 1996. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of the Disabled War Veterans and the American Legion. Mr. Benbow is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dolores McQuade Benbow; three sons and two daughters-in-law, George L. and Bonnie Benbow of the Lincroft section of Middletown, Scott J. Benbow of Port Monmouth, and Lee J. and Jackie Benbow of Middletown; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. Burial was at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown. Arrangements were by John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. Donations may be made to Meridian Hospice, 615 Hope Road, Bldg. 4, 2nd Floor, Eatontown 07724.

Eileen Patricia Whitty Pape

Mrs. Pape, 78, of Freehold died Oct. 29 at Monmouth Crossing, Freehold. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and lived in Matawan before moving to Freehold one year ago. Mrs. Pape was predeceased by her husband, Ken­neth Pape Jr. in 1992; and two sisters, Loretto Laverde and Helen Whitty. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Pape III and his wife, Caryn, and David Pape and his wife, Nancy, all of Millstone; three daughters, Debra Pape Hartmann, and her husband, James, Mer­cerville; Barbara Pape Aaron, and her hus­band, Andy, Ardsley, N.Y.; and Diane Pape, Freehold; six sisters, Mary Whitty, Joan Hemsworth, Dolores Connolly, Jean Ka­vanaugh, Anne Brandefine and Kathleen Polomene; and nine grandchildren. Arrange­ments were held at the Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold. The funeral liturgy was of­fered at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Free­hold Township, followed by entombment at Holy Cross Burial Park, East Brunswick. Memorial dona­tions may be made to the Vitas Hospice Chari­table Foundation, 100 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500, Miami, FL 33131.


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