2004-06-16 / Obituaries


Marie M. Olivieri
Obituaries Marie M. Olivieri

Mrs. Olivieri of Howell died May 31 at Holmdel Convalescent Center, Holmdel. Born in Fairview, she had lived in Old Bridge before moving to Howell 13 years ago. She had worked in the purchasing department of Revlon Inc., Edison, and was also a former millinery model in New York City. She was a past president of the Surrey Downs Ladies Auxiliary, Howell, and was active in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) administration at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Farmingdale. She was predeceased in 1989 by her husband, John J. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, J. Chris and Kathie Olivieri of Matawan, and Craig and Barbara Olivieri of Old Bridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy O. and Miley Bull of Fairfield, Conn.; and seven grandchildren. The Rite of Committal will be held at 8:30 a.m. on June 5 at the C.H.T. Clayton & Son Funeral Home, 958 Adelphia Road (Route 524), Adelphia section of Howell, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Church, with the Rev. Michael Vona officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 31 Asbury Road, Farmingdale 07727; or the Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield, CT 06824.

Grace B. Cabaniss

Miss Cabaniss, of the Lincroft section of Middletown, died June 2 at Sunrise Assisted Living, Lincroft. Arrangements were by John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

James B. Golding

Mr. Golding, 38, of Westfield died June 11 following a lengthy illness. Born in Long Branch, he resided in New York City and Middletown before moving to Westfield three years ago. Mr. Golding was an assistant district attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, where he was employed for more than 16 years. He was a member of the Bayshore Saltwater Flyrodders Fishing Club. Mr. Golding was predeceased by a brother, Edward Golding. He is survived by his wife of four years, Linda Maguire; his parents, Edward Golding and Ann Cleary Golding of Middletown; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Michael and Kelli Golding of Middletown, John Golding of Atlanta, Thomas and Tara Golding of Middletown, and Daniel Golding of Red Bank; a sister and brother-in-law, Annmarie and James McCarthy of Middletown; his grandmother, Agnes Cleary of Keansburg; his mother- and father-in-law, Jean and John Maguire of New Hampshire; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral gathering will be held June 16 at 8:30 a.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown. A funeral liturgy will follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, New Monmouth section of Middletown. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

Robert N. Ferrell

Mr. Ferrell, 76, of Freehold Township, died June 4 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Matawan, he had lived in Freehold for most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church of Freehold. A graduate of Freehold High School, he had also attended the Newark School of Fine Arts. Mr. Ferrell was the owner of Freehold Sign Service, now known as Ferrell Signs, and Bob Ferrell Scoring Systems, both in Freehold Township. He traveled extensively to various golf tournaments to supervise his patented scoring system and designed tournament scoring systems with Jack Nicklaus. For more than 25 years, Mr. Ferrell was the Freehold Township tax collector. He was the executive director of the Monmouth County Heritage Committee and the Monmouth County Historical Commission; superintendent of Monmouth County Elections and commissioner of registration; chairman of the Freehold Township Republican County Executive Committee and the Freehold Township 275th Anniversary Celebration; a member of the Monmouth and Ocean County Collectors and Assessors Association, the New Jersey State Tax Collectors Association and the Monmouth County Men’s Affiliated Republican Club, where he had served as president for two years; past president of the Freehold Township Republican Club; chairman of the Monmouth County Statue of Liberty Gala; a close adviser to former Monmouth County Republican Chairman Benjamin H. Danskin; a member of the Battleground Historical Society, the Freehold Township Historical Society and the Freehold Rotary Club, where he was named a Paul Harris fellow; former member of the Western Monmouth Exchange Club; an honorary Monmouth County deputy sheriff; former chairman of the Freehold Area Hospital (now CentraState Medical Center) Charity Ball; and member of the Bricktown Power Squadron, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla No. 22. Mr. Ferrell was predeceased in 1998 by his wife, Caroline A. Ferrell. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert N. Jr. and Nancy Ferrell of Raleigh, N.C., and Thomas Jon and Deborah Ferrell of Freehold Township; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin Lee and Paul Lemesevski, and Lori Lynn and Bruce Walck, all of Freehold; his mother-in-law, Pearl E. Zbranak of Freehold Township; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, New Jersey Chapter, P.O. Box 214, Elizabeth 07207.

Brenda F. Pitts

Mrs. Pitts, 43, of the Cliffwood Beach sec­tion of Aberdeen, died May 31 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy. Born in Nep­tune Township, she was a lifelong resident of Cliffwood Beach. She was a member of New Light Baptist Church, Cliffwood Beach. She is survived by her father, James O. Pitts of Clif­fwood Beach; a son and daughter, Fareed Pitts and Zayzeyha Pitts, both Cliffwood Beach; two brothers, James Pitts of Newark, and Corey Pitts of Aberdeen; and five sisters, Jane Brown of Neptune, Judy Pitts of Asbury Park, Nor­maree Pitts of Cliffwood Beach, Gloria Pitts of Matawan, and Cortice Pitts of Keansburg. A funeral service was at New Hope Baptist Church. Interment was at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet. Arrangements were by Hig­gins Memorial Home, Freehold.

Diane Lipka-Montella

Mrs. Lipka-Montella of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and formerly Keansburg, died June 7 at home following a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she resided in Keansburg for several years prior to moving to Deerfield Beach recently. Mrs. Lipka-Montella was a dietitian at Beachview Nursing Home, Keansburg, for several years. She was predeceased by a son, Gary, in 1999. She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Lipka of Deerfield Beach; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Vincent and Gail Montella of Deerfield Beach, Patrick and Carol Lipka of Bradley Beach, and Joseph and Francine Lipka of Coral Springs, Fla.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Doreen Schaub of Middletown, and Theresa and Robert Koop of Middletown; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church, Middletown. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. The Day Funeral Home, Keyport, was in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Armenti

Mrs. Armenti, 70, of Hazlet died June 10 at home. Born in Jersey City, she relocated to Hazlet in 1961. She was employed at ARA Food Service for more than 20 years. Mrs. Armenti was also a cook at St. Benedict’s School, Holmdel. She was predeceased by her husband of 22 years, Leo Armenti; a brother, Daniel Norton; and two sisters, Catherine Kalinowski and Helen Norton. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Ann Armenti of the Leonardo section of Middletown; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jack France-Beaton of Point Pleasant, Kathleen and Henry Glindmeyer, and Sheila and Vincent Spatafora, all of Hazlet; six grandchildren; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, Keansburg. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

William "Pete" McClelland

Mr. McClelland, 57, of the Leonardo section of Middletown, died June 9 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Blue Ridge, Ga., he was a longtime resident of Leonardo. Mr. McClelland was a patrol sergeant with the Middletown Township Police Department, where he was employed 26 years before retiring. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Middletown Police Benevolent Association, Local 124, and the Masonic Lodge, Atlantic Highlands. He was an exempt member of the Brevent Park Fire Company, Leonardo; and member of American Legion Post No. 338, Leonardo, where he also was a bartender. Mr. McClelland was predeceased by his father, William McClelland; his mother, Virginia Mae Carroll; and a brother, John S. McClelland. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Catherine Whelan McClelland; three sons, Al McClelland of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Liam McClelland and Shamus McClelland, of Leonardo; a brother, Ron McClelland of Middletown; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. The John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Middletown, was in charge of arrangements.

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