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Obituaries and Condolences for Our Current Funeral Services

Michael N. Wyman


Michael N. Wyman, 84, of Belford, NJ, passed away on November 11, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. He was born in Orange, NJ to Anita and Joseph Wyman. Mike served his country in the U.S Marines at the end of the Korean War. He worked in the Telecommunications field for 45 years. Mike met his future bride at the Jersey Shore. They lived in Jersey City after they married, then moved to Middletown to raise their family. Mike spent many years volunteering for his children’s sports teams. He volunteered for the Boy Scouts of America for 65 years earning his Wood Badge Beads and he was a Vigil member of the Order of The Arrow. Mike was a longtime and faithful parishioner at St. Mary’s Church where he ushered the noon Mass for many years. Mike and his wife loved to travel and visited all 50 states and parts of Canada. They also enjoyed snowbirding in their home in Florida.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Joan (Mikulak) Wyman; three sons, Michael (Kelli) Wyman, Robert (Joann) Wyman, David Wyman; daughter, Susan (Robert) Caggiano; granddaughter, Kayla Wyman; brother Robert Wyman; niece, Dawn Meredith (Greg); two grand nephews, JT and Dean Meredith; uncle, Nicholas Perrini; and an extended family of brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mike was preceded in death by his sister in law, Ann Wyman; nephews, Mark and Bobby Wyman; brother in law, Peter Gallagher; and nephew, Peter Gallagher.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9:15 at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Michael ‘s name to the Monmouth County Boy Scouts of America, 705 Ginesi Drive, Morganville, NJ, 07751 or Mary Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., Middletown, NJ 07748.

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Katherine Farrell

Katherine Farrell, 86, of Middletown, NJ, passed away on November 12, 2019 surrounded by her family at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. She was born in Linden, NJ and has lived in Freehold, then Middletown for the last 10 years. Katherine worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for Endeavor House, Keyport, NJ. She was a devoted and active member of Keansburg Pentecostal Church.

Katherine loved spending time with her family. Nothing gave her more pleasure than sitting and talking with her children, grandchildren, siblings, and wide network of extended family. She brought joy, togetherness, games and usually cake to everyone she met. She was devoted to making sure that everyone she encountered was happy, healthy and cared for. She always put others before herself. Katherine was generous with her prayers, and was unwavering in kindness to others. She excelled at giving excellent and healing advice. She was slow to anger, quick with a joke or loving prayer, and sported a sparkly hat and adventurous spirit. She brought laughter and love with her wherever she went. Katherine’s enthusiasm for life was contagious. She was a natural born leader who never backed away from a challenge. She easily became the most important person in many peoples lives. Well done my good and faithful servant!

Surviving are her five daughters, Judy (Tom) Guarino, Barbara DeLecruz, Laura (Jay) Kenny, Penny (Fred) Horstall, Gina (Craig) Palmer of ; son, William (Tammy) Terhune; grandchildren, AJ (Sarah), Renee (Bill), Jason (Laura), Holly, Keith, Christopher (Cary) Melissa, Nicole (Nate), Billy (Emily), Noah, Carley (Joe), Christian, Morgan, and Daniel; two sisters, Virginia MacKenn, and Dorothy Bray.

Katherine was preceded in death by parents, John and Margaret Carley, sons, Kenneth Holloway, and Gene O. Iannicelli, granddaughter, Alexis M. Ayers, sister, Margaret (Peg Peg), brother, John Joseph Carley, sister, Elizabeth Volpe, sister, Jacqueline (Margi) Markavitz, sister, Barbara, and sister, Eileen.

There will be a private memorial service for Katherine at Keansburg Pentacostal Church on Saturday November, 16, 2019. In lieu of flowers, Katherine’s family asks that you make a donation to the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation at www.g1dfoundation.org.

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John Gilligan, M.Div.

John Gilligan, M.Div., 61, of Middletown, NJ, died peacefully on November 7, 2019. He was born in Red Bank, NJ to the late David and Geraldine (nee Nesbihal) Gilligan. John devoted 30 years of service to Middletown Twp.. He was a mainstay and constant at St. Catherine Laboure Church in N. Middletown.

Surviving are his half sister, Patricia Gilligan and his cousin, George Ruf.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 8:15 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:30 am at St. Catherine’s Church, 110 Bray Ave., N. Middletown. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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Gary B. Engelmann

Gary B. Engelmann, 67, of Lincroft, died on November 8, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of Keansburg and the Bayshore Area. Gary attended Raritan HS and graduated in 1971 and began his career as a mechanic for Hazlet Twp Public Works where he worked for 38 years until his retirement.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Joanna Engelmann and his brother, Donald Engelmann, Jr..

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Hazlet.

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Catherine Calamanco


Catherine Calamanco (nee Bauba), 77, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2019 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Bayonne, NJ on June 28, 1942 to the late Mary (nee Sugzda) and Adolph Edward Bauba. She was a longtime resident of Bayonne until relocating to N. Middletown.

Mrs. Calamanco was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Calamanco, Jr.. She is survived by her loving children, William Calamanco III; Lisa Gorski and her spouse, Joseph; Catherine Calamanco; and Corey Calamanco and his spouse, Susan; her cherished grandchildren, William Calamanco IV, Eric Calamanco, Robert Simmonds, James Calamanco, Michael Calamanco, Isabella Gorski, and Sophia Gorski; her 3 great-grandchildren; her dear siblings, Carol Bauba, Joan Fischer, and Edward Bauba; her loving aunt, Ann Szyskowski (nee Sugzda) and uncle, Joseph Sugzda (Michelina); as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Catherine was a graduate of Bayonne High School. She married William Calamanco II on September 3, 1960 at St. Vincent’s Church in Bayonne. Catherine, along with her husband, managed their own business, Aries Maintenance Company, for over 25 years until their retirement. Catherine was very devoted to her family and was known as a diligent and hard worker. She touched the lives of all that knew her and will be greatly missed by those that loved her.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 8, 2019from 3-7 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A prayer service will be held during the visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Catherine’s name to the Monmouth County ASPCA, 260 Wall St., Eatontown , NJ 07724.

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Edward Golding


Ed Golding, 84, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2019 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank NJ.

Ed was born on Feb 26th 1935 in Newry, County Down, Ireland to John and Ellen McAteer Golding. Ed was one of 4 children and is predeceased by his brother Bernard and sister Mae and is survived by his sister Kathleen of Kinsale, Ireland.

Ed emigrated to America in 1957, settling in the Bronx, New York City. Soon after, Ed met the person who would become the love of his life, Ann Cleary.  Ed proudly served his newly adopted country in the U.S. Army. Ed and Ann were married in 1959 and went on to raise a family of seven children, relocating the growing family to Middletown, NJ in 1964.

Ed spent over 40 years working in the commercial baking industry with for such companies at Sunshine Biscuits, Drakes, Mrs. Fields and Delicious Orchards.

In his spare time Ed had two major passions, coaching soccer and racing pigeons. He was one of the founding members of the St. Mary’s Soccer Athletic Association. He was also a successful pigeon fancier, serving as President of the Bayshore Pigeon Club and a member of The Central Jersey Combine.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Ann Golding, Michael and Kelli Golding, Annmarie and James McCarthy, John and Elizabeth Golding, daughter-in-law Linda Maguire, Thomas and Tara Golding, Daniel Golding, grandchildren, Nora, Kerrin, Grace, Tara, Brendan, Emily, Erin, and Meghan.

Edward was preceded in death by his sons, Edward and James Golding.

Ed was a faithful parishioner of St Mary’s Parish. He was totally devoted to his faith and family. Ed was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, godfather, uncle, brother-in-law  and friend to all, especially his dog Ben.

Tiocfaidh ar la (OUR DAY WILL COME)

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 2-4 &7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday November 9, 2019 at 9:15 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 am at Saint Mary, Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown, N.J. 07748. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Edward’s name to the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor at www .barnforthepoor.org. For more information, to send condolences or for directions, please visit www.pflegerfuneralhome.com.

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Louis J. Martinelli


Louis J. Martinelli, 70, of Middletown, passed away on November 2, 2019. Lou fought a long 3 1/2 year battle with A.L.S. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by the family he loved. Lou was born in Newark, NJ and lived his childhood in Summit, N.J. He is a graduate of Monmouth University. After his marriage to Marie Voli in 1973 they relocated to Charlotte N.C. to begin work in Boro Wood Company. In the 80’s the family moved to Ohio where Lou served as Vice President of Sales for KraftMaid Cabinets. Coming full circle, they re-located to Middletown in 2001 as the Director of Sales for Zack Painting in Fords, N.J. until his retirement in 2015. Lou enjoyed his home and family; he was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time at his beach home in Sunset Beach N.C.

Surviving are his beloved wife Marie (nee Voli), two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Brian Regiec; Lynann and Jonathan Vukusich; granddaughter, Abigail Regiec; two grandsons, Alexander and Tyler Vukusich; two brothers, Ralph (Ellen) Martinelli, Donald (Elaine) Martinelli; sister, Mary Ann (Donald) Voorhese, and many nieces and nephews.

Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Carmella Martinelli, and his sister Judy Mausser.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 9:30 at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Louis’s name to Joan Dancy and Pals at www.joandancyandpals.org.

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Patricia Ann Swanson

Patricia Ann Swanson (née Ryan), 78, of Keansburg, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY she has resided in Keansburg since 1982.

Mrs. Swanson was a CNA for over 25 years bringing comfort and aide to patients at various stages of life. She was a very active parishioner of St. Catherine’s R.C. Church in Middletown, teaching CCD, singing in the choir, and was a member of the Rosarians. She enjoyed cooking, singing. arts and crafts and was an avid reader. Her greatest joy was time spent with family, especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her husband of 31 years Ronald Swanson in 2010, her parents William and Elizabeth Ryan, her brother James Ryan, her niece Tracy Przybylowsky, and her sister in-law Linda Ryan. Surviving are her beloved children and their spouses: Kim Vining and Gladys, Kelly Fazzino and Michael, Valerie Vining, Robert Vining and Barbara, Lori Murphy and Michael, Donna Willoughby and Tom, Ronald Swanson, Jr. and Alicia, and Carolyn Howerton and Hoyt; her 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; her brother William Ryan and his wife Lia, her niece Kristen Rinehart; as well as her nephews and niece.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A funeral Liturgy will be offered at 9:30 am Monday, November 4 at St. Catherine’s R.C. Church 110 Bray Ave., Middletown. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown.

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William Howarth

William Howarth, 73, passed away on Monday October 28, 2019.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 3-6 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown.  Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in William’s name to Wounded Warriors at https://secure.uso.org/Donate

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Mary Eileen Theall

Mary Eileen Theall, 82, of Middletown, NJ, passed away on October 28, 2019 at her home. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 1, 1937 to Mary and George Bliven, she lived in North Jersey prior to moving to Middletown in 1961. Eileen graduated from Queen of Peace H.S. in North Arlington, NJ, attended Seton Hall University, and Brookdale Community College and received her Nursing Degree from the University of the State of NY (Excelsior College). She was employed at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold for over 20 years and then De LaSalle Hall in Lincroft for 6 years. She was a wonderful nurse who loved her job and the people she worked with and took care of.

Eileen was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Middletown, a member of the Perpetual Adoration Group, was the organizer of the Parish Nursing Ministry, and was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s, Riverview Medical Center, and to the homebound.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Robert. She is survived by her children, Laurie (Brent) Scarano, Robert (Betsy) Theall, Patty (Bill) Schroeder, and Susan (Dave) Rosenberg. She was a grandmother to 12 and great-grandmother to 4 beautiful children who will all miss her so very much. Also surviving are her sisters, Laurie (Jim)Howell, and Kathy Hart; 3 nieces and a nephew. Eileen dearly loved her close friends, Susan, Kathy, Irene, Cindy, and Barbara; she also loved her dear friends from the “knit wits.” Her loyal dog, Bailey, will miss her dearly.

Thank you to all the lovely people at The Visiting Nurse Association who took such good care of her, especially Bessie.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Mary’s name to the ASPCA of Monmouth County.

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