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Obituaries and Condolences for Our Current Funeral Services

Theresa “Terry” Denehy

Theresa (Terry) Denehy, 89, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving children on October 17, 2019. She was born in Bronx, NY and lived in Old Bridge, Toms River and Middletown for many years. Terry was a proud 1952 graduate of the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing and was a Registered Nurse for over 55 years working until she was 76. She worked for years in the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital NYC, subsequently various nursing facilities throughout her career and finally retired from The Central Jersey Blood Bank after 20+ years. Terry had a passion for decorating her home for all holidays, loved shopping and so cherished the thrill of a good deal. She enjoyed cruising the world with her beloved husband Jack. Above all else, Terry prided herself as the ultimate mother to her children as well as loving aunt to her nieces and nephews.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Thad and Ann Denehy; Paul and Ellen Denehy; daughters and son-in-law, Jackie and Matt Higgins, and Kathy Denehy; nine grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Also surviving are her dear Hanley nieces/nephews and sister in law Dorie.

Terry was preceded in death by her husband Jack (Cap’n Jack) Denehy in 2009.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 2-6 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday October 21, 2019 at 9:15am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will follow at 10:30 am St. Mary’s Chapel, 23 Leonardville Rd. Middletown. Burial will follow at Old Tennent Cemetery, Englishtown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Terry’s name to the Cure  Alzheimers Fund at

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William W. Horton

William W. Horton, 66, of Ocean Township, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in New Britain, CT, to the late Robert G. Horton, Sr. and Jean Heyer Horton Jones. He was a graduate of Monmouth Regional High School Class of 1972.

Mr. Horton was employed at Mulberry Metal in Union for the past 28 years and prior to that was Plant Supervisor with Estey Metals in Tinton Falls. He was Scout Leader of Troop 71 of Oakhurst, was an adult member of the Royales Jr. Drum and Bugle Corp. of Eatontown, and was Deacon at First Baptist Church of Long Branch.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert G. Horton, Jr. and several aunts and uncles. Surviving are his beloved wife of 44 years Susan Horton (née Oka) ; his children Nathaniel W. Horton (Lauren Santos) and Elizabeth J. Horton (Mark Hink); his grandson Graham C. Horton; sister Deborah Horton Marshall (Dwight); brother in-law Norman Oka (Gayle); sisters in-law Diane Dalton (John) and Roxanne Oka (Neil Fleischman); as well as many nieces, nephews, and great- niece and great- nephews.

Family and friends will gather on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Long Branch 499 Bath Ave., Long Branch. Visitation will be from 3 – 4 pm with services beginning at 4 pm. Repast will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Long Branch (note: Sanctuary Beautification Fund) 499 Bath Ave. Long Branch, NJ 07740.

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Robert A. Stulb

Robert A. Stulb, 91, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2019 after enduring many years with Alzheimer’s. Bob was born on November 12, 1927 and was raised in the Greenville Section of Jersey City. He was the son of Joseph Albert Stulb, Sr. and Gabrielle Ahlbach Stulb. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Margaret (Peg) O’Neill, his siblings Marguerite Loftus, Reverend Joseph Stulb, and Therese Kuhles. During his lifetime, he resided in Maywood, Hillsdale, Cherry Hill, and for the last 50 years in Middletown, NJ. He is survived by two daughters – Barbara Stulb-Heffner, husband Jerry Heffner (Beach Haven) and Peggy Mack (Middletown), Tom D’Arcangelis and four grandchildren, Sarah and Luke Heffner and Kyle and Brian Mack.

Bob enjoyed his employment at NJ Bell/Bell Atlantic for 40 years. He started as a coin box collector, moved into sales, worked on corporate staff and held different management positions throughout the state. Many people came to him for professional and technical assistance. Bob enjoyed travel, golf, reading, crossword puzzles and keeping busy. Spending time with family and helping others was an important part of his life.

He was an active member of Saint Mary, Mother of God Parish, Middletown, NJ. Bob was well known there as he ran the annual church fair for many years and was an actively involved parishioner. Bob received the New Jersey Bell Good Citizen Award for his many community service efforts. He was a member of the H.G. McCully Downstate Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers and volunteered at Riverview Medical Center. He also served his country as a member of the 104th Armored Engineers Battalion in the New Jersey National Guard, based in Teaneck.

Bob was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Former District Deputy and Past Grand Knight of the Red Bank Council #3187 where he achieved the 4th Degree. He was a Past Faithful Navigator of the Bishop McFaul Assembly #646. Bob joined the K of C when he was in high school, and it became an integral part of his life. This organization became the core of his strong faith and life-long service for God to others.

The family is most grateful for his compassionate caregivers Jennifer, Debbie, and Ann for their many years of dedicated service and for his daughter Peggy, whose caregiving enabled him to remain at his home throughout his illness.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. On Thursday at 10:30 am, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name may be made to the Knights of Columbus Red Bank Council #3187, 200 Fair Haven Rd., Fair Haven, NJ 07704.

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Sandra L. Seeley

Sandra L. Seeley, 80, of Keansburg, NJ, died on October 11, 2019 at Riverview Medical Center. She was born at home in Keansburg to the late Edward and Leola (nee Horner) Westondorf. Sandy was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Keansburg where she was very active and involved in many parts of the Church especially the Youth Group. She enjoyed skiing and visiting Vermont. She was a wonderful cook and baker. Sandy also loved to knit for her family and members of the Church.

Surviving are her beloved husband of 64 years, Bill Seeley; her two daughters, Lynn Van Buren, and Jeanne (Rick) Howe; her granddaughter, Elizabeth Howe; and her sister, Kay Sinclair.

Sandy was preceded in death by her siblings, Phyllis Horn, Caroline Burkhard, and Willis Westondorf.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown.  A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church, 21 Church St., Keansburg, NJ. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sandy’s name to the Riverview Medical Center’s Infusion Center.

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Barbara M. Hughes

Barbara M. Hughes, 81, of Port Monmouth, NJ, died on October 7, 2019 at Riverview Medical Center. She was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Andrew and Margaret (nee O’Connor) Dana. Barbara was a bookkeeper for many years. She was an avid reader and she loved babies. She enjoyed shopping and being with her family. Barbara was a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish.

Surviving are her six children, John J. (Pat) Hughes, Pat (Frank) Paradiso, Eileen (John) Weir, Kevin G. (Lisa) Hughes, Maureen Kadash, Christine (Joe) Dudek; her 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; her brother, Charles Dana; and her sister-in-law, Jenny Dana.

Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George J. Hughes, her son-in-law, Kenny Kadash, her grandson, Tyler James Dudek, and her brother, Andrew Dana.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 11, 2019 from 4-8 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, October 12 at 9:30 am at the funeral home. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:30 am at Mary, Mother of God Church, 19 Cherry Tree Farm Rd., New Monmouth. Burial will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

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Allan F. Cofield

Allan F. Cofield, age 86, of Derby, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Allan was born on February 3, 1933 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Frank and Mary Castner Cofield. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rosemary (Shea) Cofield, his brother, Kevin, and his sisters, Miriam and Carol. He grew up in Keansburg, NJ and graduated from Middletown Township High School (Leonardo, NJ). From there, he joined the United States Air Force in 1951 where he earned his Airframe and Powerplant License and served as a helicopter mechanic in Germany and France. He was honorably discharged in 1955. He worked at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT for 39 years and returned as a contractor for an additional 5 years after retiring.

Mr. Cofield is survived by his four beloved children, Joe, Paul, Peter, and Michele Cofield; two brothers, David and Tommy Cofield; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Friends may call on Monday, October 7th, from 4 to 7 PM at the Edward F. Adzima Funeral Home, 253 Elizabeth St., Derby, CT or on Wednesday, October 9th , from 4 to 7 PM at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Thursday at 9:15 AM at St. Mary’s Chapel, 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown, NJ. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, NJ.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2911 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. Friends may leave condolences at or at

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Margaret Morin

Margaret Scott Morin passed away at the age of 68 on October 2, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 19, 1951 to Arthur and Margaret (Patterson) Scott. Margaret, also known as Peggy to her close friends and family, was a devoted wife, caring for her husband for over fourteen years during his battle with cancer. She was also a loving mother, supporting her children unconditionally in everything they did.

Margaret’s passion in life was teaching. She taught for over forty years at River Plaza Elementary School in Middletown and was well known for going above and beyond for her students. She loved creating special projects, such as the annual Dr. Seuss Day, and worked tirelessly to spark a love of learning in all of her students. Margaret, known as Mrs. Morin to her students, supported them not only in the classroom, but in their extracurricular activities as well, often attending games, talent shows, plays, and other special events.

Margaret’s laugh was contagious and her smile lit up any room. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Thomas Morin; her father Arthur Scott; and her brother Charles Scott. She is survived by her son Thomas Morin Jr.; her daughter Ashley Morin; her mother Margaret Scott; her siblings Arthur Scott, Mary McCauley, and Barbara Blume; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, October 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ 07748. A funeral mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church, Red Bank, NJ at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 7th.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to the Francis Foundation (8 Bryce Road, Holmdel, New Jersey 07733), an organization committed to helping children battling cancer.

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Doris Stransky

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4-7 pm.  A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10 am at St Agnes RC Church, Center Avenue, Atlantic Highlands.

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Patsy Gagliardo

Patsy Gagliardo, 91, of Middletown NJ, passes away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 3, 2019. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Middletown since 1968. Patsy worked as a Long Shoreman for various ports. After his retirement he loved to keep busy gardening, reading, doing puzzles and playing cards. He was an avid sports enthusiast especially a fan of the NY Mets.

Surviving are his children, Teresa and Bradford Behrman; Cathy and Ralph Aquino, and Nick Gagliardo; two grandsons, Trevor and Matthew Behrman, and his beloved cat, Presley.

Patsy was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline in 2007.

A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 121 Bridge Ave., Red Bank. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown.

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Evelyn J. Layton

Evelyn J. Layton, 80, devoted daughter of the late Ralph and Jean (nee Pope); cherished sister of Ralph (Sheila); loving aunt of Michael. Passed away September 26, 2019.

Friends may call at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown, NJ on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 4-7 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to: Hospice-Bayada, 503A Birchfield Dr., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7017, Merrifield, VA 22116-9704.

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