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Thomas Vincent Kennedy Jr., age 56, of Barnegat passed away on Thursday February 22, 2018. Born in Edison, he was most recently of Barnegat. Thomas had worked for many years with Muscle for Hire Moving, Waretown, was a member of the Holiday Harbor Beach Club and was a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan.

 Thomas was predeceased by his father Thomas Vincent Kennedy Sr., his mother Grace Kennedy (nee Garris), his step-father John Murray and his brother Frank Kennedy. Surviving are his sister Graceann Rhodenizer and her husband Paul of Barnegat, his brother Bernard Kennedy and his wife Diane of Lanoka Harbor, his son Michael Suite of Irvine, CA, eight nieces; April, Jackie, Rachel, Jillian, Heather, Olivia, Danielle and Jennifer, three nephews; Frank, Dustin and Dylan, along with several great nieces and nephews.

 A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 from 3-5pm at Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 335 South Main Street, Barnegat. Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers Thomas’ family has asked donations to be made in his name to the Riggs Funeral Home, PO Box 363 Forked River, NJ 08731 in order to defray the funeral cost.


Kimberly A. Moehring, age 51, of Barnegat passed away peacefully on February 4th, 2018. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00 pm until the time of the service at 2:00 pm at the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 335 South Main Street, Barnegat, NJ 08005. Private Cremation.


Orlando H. Dato Jr. , age 96 of Barnegat WW II Veteran: Orlando H. Dato, Jr. died February 2, 2018, at home. He is survived by his beloved wife Mary (nee Ledbetter), his daughter Gloria of CA and son Orlando ( Landy) of NV, sister Barbara Taylor of Egg Harbor, special sisters-in-law Beatrice Dato of Atlantic City, and Jean Byrd of Newark. Also surviving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 10am until time of service at 11am at Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home 335 South Main Street (Route 9), Barnegat interment will follow at Barnegat Memorial Cemetery.


Peter A. Prachthauser, age 74 of Manahawkin, passed away on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.  Peter was born in Newark and had lived in Elizabeth and Roselle Park before moving to Manahawkin in 1999.  He was a supervisor for Elizabethtown Gas of Union for 39 years retiring in 1999.  Mr. Prachthauser was a communicant of St. Mary’s RC Church where he served as an usher and he also delivered food for Ken’s Kitchen.  He was a member of the NJ Renegades, Rods and Customs, he enjoyed his poker club, playing 50’s music and was an avid boater.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Otilia, one daughter Deborah Murphy and her husband Michael and one son Peter F. and his wife Michelle.  He is also survived by six grandchildren Kailey, Patrick, Danielle, Nicholas, Michael and Bob.

A viewing will be held at the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 335 South Main Street, Barnegat on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and Saturday from 11:30 – 12:00.  A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, January 13, at 12:30 pm at St. Mary’s RC Church, 747 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat, NJ 08005.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery, Manahawkin.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Peter’s name to the St. Vincent dePaul Society c/o St. Mary’s Church.


Jeffrey Allen Poissant, age 56 of Barnegat passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Jefferson Hospital in Washington Township, NJ. Jeff was born and raised in Manchester New Hampshire he graduated from Central High school in New Hampshire before moving to Barnegat in 1992. He is the founder of YoBuck Landscaping of Barnegat. In 1985 Jeff enlisted in the US Army where he became a helicopter Crew Chief while being stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad and the Barnegat First Aid Squad. Jeff enjoyed Fishing along with painting and wood working.

Jeffrey is survived by his companion of 31 years Marty Weber, his stepdaughter Jennifer Tyus, four brothers: Christopher, Gregory, John and Anthony, his two cats Jacob and B. He is also survived by many loving family and friends.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 11:30 until time of Funeral Liturgy at 1pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ. Cremation will be private and under the direction of the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Barnegat. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Jefferson Hospital, 445 Hurfville-Crosskeys Road, Sewell, NJ 08080 in Jeffrey’s Memory.


Keith E. Carson of Barnegat, NJ died on October 21, 2017.  Mr. Carson was born at St. Francis Hospital, Trenton, NJ, was reared in Hamilton Square, NJ, and summered on Long Beach Island, NJ.

Predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth Hamann, and Clarence “Kit” and Charlotte Carson, all of Hamilton Square, NJ, and his beloved soulmate, Dean J. Dahl of Churchville, PA, he is survived by his parents, Joyce and Elmer Carson of Beach Haven Gardens, NJ, a brother Christopher and his wife Karen of Spray Beach, NJ, a niece Heather N. Carson and Matt Maffei of Burlington, NJ, and two great nieces, Tegan Maffei and Adrina Maffei. He is also survived by his aunts, Elizabeth Gaiser-Rogers of Arizona, Elma C. Scott of Hamilton, NJ, and Susan Fanella of Chesterfield, NJ in addition to many cousins.

Mr. Carson attended Hamilton Square Elementary School and Reynolds Middle School prior to enrolling at the Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ, from which he graduated cum laude in 1983. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Gettysburg College, a Certificate in Legal Assistant Technology from Ocean County College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies with a certificate in African American studies from the Richard Stockton College, and a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies from Rutgers University – Camden. 

Mr. Carson was an initiate of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Gettysburg College where he served as Worthy Master (president).

He worked in numerous fields during his career including market research, restaurant and hospitality services, HIV/AIDS services, education, and human services. He taught history at Atlantic Cape Community College from 1997 to 2014, eventually serving as Senior Adjunct Faculty member in the History Department. Mr. Carson was an accomplished author whose credits include numerous articles for the Great Events in History, Great Lives in History, and The Decades Series for Salem Press, publisher of high school, college, and university reference books.

Mr. Carson was a member of the Trenton Donauschwaben Association, a parishioner at the First United Methodist Church of Beach Haven Terrace, and a lifetime member of the World History Association.

Mr. Carson was also a passionate advocate of HIV/AIDS services. He established the first state-funded HIV education and prevention program for gay men, the Safe Space Program, in southeastern New Jersey while working at the South Jersey AIDS Alliance. He was also instrumental in establishing the HIV/AIDS Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brant Beach, Long Beach Island along with Fr. Bill Bried, OFM. Mr. Carson was committed to comprehensive history education and the humanities at the college and university level. A lover of history, ideas, culture, art, and society, Mr. Carson believed in active citizenship, civic education, and was a patron of public history parks and programs.

Cremation and burial is private. Mr. Carson’s family and friends are invited to a Christian Memorial Service on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at The First United Methodist Church of Beach Haven Terrace, NJ, 101 E New Jersey Ave, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. A repast shall follow the service. Donations may be made in Mr. Carson’s memory to The First United Methodist Church of Beach Haven Terrace at the above address. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 335 South Main Street, Barnegat.