Former Rumsonite and Fair Haven Dell’s Pharmacy owner Pauline Graff Dell’Omo passed away at her Long Branch home on May 14 after a brief battle with cancer. She was 84.
Born in Long Branch, Pauline lived in Red Bank and Rumson before moving to Long Branch. A graduate of Red Bank High School and Monmouth College, Pauline and her husband Louis owned and operated Dell’s Pharmacy at 598 River Rd. in Fair Haven from 1953 to 1979.
After the pharmacy, she worked at United Counties Bank in Tinton Falls and Red Bank. She was also a badge checker during the summers at Spring Lake Beach.
Pauline is survived by: her daughter, Barbara Ann Dell’Omo of Wall Township, RN; and her son, Gregory G. Dell’Omo, of Pittsburgh, PA, Ph. D, president of Robert Morris University to assume presidency of Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ in August, and his wife Polly Evans Dell’Omo; five grandchildren, Lara B. Brooks, of Oakton, VA, Nicholas E. Dell’Omo, of Washington, DC, Vincent B. Dell’Omo, of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeffrey M. Dell’Omo, of Atlantic Highlands, and Robert H. Dell’Omo, of Atlantic Highlands; and two great-grandchildren, Amelia (Mila) C. Brooks and Vivienne D. Brooks.
She was predeceased by: her husband, Louis M. Dell’Omo; and son Michael L. Dell’Omo.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. , with a service being held during the visitation hours at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank.
The family requests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., 2nd Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814.
— Obituary, courtesy of Thompson Memorial Home