In Memoriam: Longtime Red Bank Resident, Rose Marie Lister Tomaino, 90

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.  Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:8-9

Longtime Red Bank resident, Rose Marie “Re” Lister Tomaino passed away “peacefully from natural causes” on Sunday, Nov. 19. She was 90.

“Rose spent most of her life on Leighton Avenue in Red Bank. She worked for many years at the A&P on Monmouth Street in the meat department. She finished her working years at Foodtown on Broad Street in Red Bank. Rose retired early to devote more time to family. She was a third generation Italian-American whose family hailed from Southern Italy. Their surnames were Tomaino and Mazza. Rose was a devout Catholic who attended Saint Dorothea Church in her later years. She was a religious woman who was also modest, polite, fiercely loyal, cautious, and proud of others. Rose enjoyed knitting, chocolate ice cream, provolone cheese, and spaghetti with clam sauce. She always had a piece of hard candy for the children. She is with the angels now.”

Loved ones of Rose Lister Tomaino in her obituary

Rose was predeceased by: her daughter, Joanne Carhart, and eight of 11 siblings, Joseph “Chubby”, Jenny, Bruno, Angie, Jimmy, Nate/Junior, Bobby, Mary, and Patty.

She is survived by: her brother, Richard Tomaino; her son, Michael Lister, and son-in-law Jeffrey Carhart; her grandchildren, Billy Lister, Maria Wolf, Michael J. Lister, Jimmy Carhart, and Jonathan Carhart; her great-grandchildren, Brittany Wolf, John Michael Wolf, Danielle Lister, Lauren Lister, and Penelope Lister, and her great-great granddaughter, Aubrey Wolf.

A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Dorothea’s Church, 240 Broad St, Eatontown. Entombment will follow mass at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via Thompson Memorial Home