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In Memoriam: A Look Back at Longtime Fair Havenite Jeanette Choma, 88

Fair Haven has lost another longtime resident. The lady who countless people saw year after year manning the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair’s Grab Bag Booth, affectionately known by many as “the balloon lady,” Jeanette Choma, passed away on Nov. 20. She was 88.

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His Beat Goes On: Saying Goodbye to Rich Chandler

“It’s the honesty you apply to your playing that makes music enjoyable. The style of the music has little to do with it. It’s only honesty that makes it beautiful.” 

Elvin Jones

That stark, shining, honest beauty straight from the heart is what emanated a bright light to countless people from the soul of Richard Chandler. The 60-year-old professional drummer, husband, dad, uncle and friend, who was known to never skip a beat when generously giving his love and talent, lost his years-long battle with cancer on Sunday, Oct. 4.

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In Memoriam: Rumsonite, Volunteer, Business Women’s Advocate, Mentor, Dorothy T. Bailey, 63

Longtime Rumsonite and volunteer with the borough’s PTO, Education Foundation, Holy Cross and Red Bank’s Lunch Break, Dorothy T. Bailey, lost her five-year fight against cancer on Oct. 3 at New York Tish Hospital. She was 63.

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In Memoriam: Rumsonite, Sea Bright Resident, Volunteer, Nurse, Anne W. Lee

Former Rumsonite, Sea Bright resident, volunteer and former substitute nurse at Forrestdale School, Anne Whitney Lee, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29.

Born in Passaic, Anne graduated from Saint Vincent’s Nursing School in New York City, where she was a nurse for a number of years. She lived in Rumson and then Sea Bright, where she and her husband, Timothy Patrick, raised their three daughters.

Anne W. Lee … Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

“Known as a ‘caring mother and beloved friend,’ Anne was very active in her community.  In addition to Nursing at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, she was a member of the Junior League, volunteered at multiple community health and wellness organizations in Monmouth County, and was a substitute Nurse at Forestdale School in Rumson. Anne touched many lives and will be dearly missed by her friends and family. “

Loved ones of Ann Whitney Lee in her obituary

Anne is survived by: her children, Mary Pat Molke and husband Richard, Connie Fox, and Susan Lee; her grandchildren, Krista, Joanna, Richard, Conor, AJ, Brendon, Cody, Alexis, and Whitney; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Caroline and Quincy.

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. Burial will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family and Children’s Services (FCS) of Monmouth County.

In Memoriam: Raymond Carey, Author, Businessman, Sailor, Creator of ‘Carey Center for Democratic Capitalism, 93

Area businessman, author, sportsman, self-proclaimed democratic capitalist, husband, father, grandfather and friend, Raymond Bernard Carey passed away on Sept. 22. He was 93.

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