Students called her Mrs. B. She was Jeannie to fellow teachers. She was Jean Burgess — Nellie Jean (Badida) Burgess. She taught in the Fair Haven schools for 33 years. She passed away peacefully on Jan. 28 in Chester, VA. She was 73.Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Longtime Fair Haven Teacher, ‘Jeannie’ Burgess, Mrs. B.
Longtime Fair Havenite Thomas N. Brounley passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 14. He was 82.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Fair Havenite, Tom Brounley, 82
Longtime Rumsonite Jeffrey B. Lown, most recently of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 17. He was 79.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Jeffrey B. Lown, 79
Edna J. (Pomphrey) Ruscio, who spent 87 years of her 92-year life in Rumson, passed away peacefully at the home she loved on Feb. 12. She had just celebrated her 92nd birthday on Jan. 29.Continue reading In Memoriam: 87-Year Rumsonite, Edna J. Pomphrey Ruscio, 92
Former longtime Little Silver resident and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High (RFH) School Class of 1952 graduate Phyllis Ann Darragh passed away on Feb. 10 at her son’s home in Windham, NH. She was 87.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Little Silver Resident, RFH Class of ’52 Grad, Phyllis Darragh, 87
Longtime Rumsonite George Cuje Jr. passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Wednesday, Feb. 10. He was 90.
Born in Fair Haven, to his parents George and Leola, George was raised in Red Bank along with his sisters Sissy, Evelyn and Marjorie, and brothers Sonny, Leonard, Robert, Walter and James. He married the love of his life Mary Elizabeth Friscia of Rumson on July 18, 1953, and they moved to Rumson shortly thereafter.
George served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was in the 2nd Motor Transport Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and was Honorably Discharged at the rank of Sergeant Feb. 18, 1954. He served his term alongside his childhood buddies William Thorpe and James Braney, hence, sharing many worldly adventure stories with friends and family.
George was preceded in death by: his mother, Leola; his father, George; his loving wife, Mary; and his sons, James and William.
He is survived by: his daughters, Patti Hensler, of McLeansville, NC, Mary Jane Beaubreault and her husband Michael, of Rumson; sons, Douglas and his wife Judy of Marathon, FL, George III, of Port Monmouth, John and his wife Eileen, of Fair Haven, and David and his wife Claire, of Oceanport; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. Following a private service, family and friends are welcome to attend George’s committal service, and wear your best ski outfit, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Rumson PBA Local 345, PO Box 231, Rumson, NJ 07760 or Rumson First Aid, PO Box 89, Rumson, NJ 07760.
In keeping with the current state mandates regarding COVID-19, face coverings must be worn by all visitors before entering the funeral home and visitors are also asked to observe social distancing. Visitors are asked to greet the family and then exit the funeral home so that others may also visit due to the limited, allowable capacity.
— Edited obituary prepared by loved ones via Thompson Memorial Home
Rumson resident Irene Adele Mansfield (née Zeidler) passed away at home on Jan. 24. She was 96.Continue reading In Memoriam: Rumson Resident Irene Mansfield, 96
Longtime Rumsonite Patricia Harvey Buchsbaum, affectionately known as Pat, passed away in the early hours of Jan. 30 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 93.Continue reading In Memoriam: Longtime Rumsonite, Garden Club Member Pat Harvey Buchsbaum, 93
Longtime Fair Havenite Lynn Brager Phelan passed away after a short illness on Jan. 30.Continue reading In Memoriam: Fair Havenite Lynn Brager Phelan
Monmouth Beach resident and Sea View Jeep and Sea Breeze Ford owner, Steven James Schmelz, passed away on Jan. 24 after a two-year fight against terminal cancer. He was 63.Continue reading In Memoriam: Monmouth Beach Resident, Sea View Jeep & Sea Breeze Ford Owner, Steven Schmelz, 63
Longtime former Fair Havenite Theodore J. Stieve, most recently of Tinton Falls, passed away on Jan. 14. He was 92.Continue reading In Memoriam: 50-Year Fair Havenite, U.S. Navy Vet, Volunteer, Ted Stieve, 92
Former Fair Haven business owner Catherine “Kay” Cooney O’Brien, of Shrewsbury, passed away on Dec. 21 of COVID-19 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was 88.Continue reading In Memoriam: Former Fair Haven Business owner Kay O’Brien, 88