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Kathleen Plauski (nee Tupik) passed away at home in the presence of her husband Steve on May 15, 2018 after a lengthy illness.  Kathleen was 75 years old.

Kathleen was born in Elizabeth, NJ on August 17, 1942 to Catherine and Justin Tupik.  Growing up in Linden and Winfield Park she graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Elizabeth before attending All Souls Nursing School in Morristown, NJ where she earned her Register Nursing Certificate.  Following her graduation, she worked as an RN at a number of medical facilities throughout New Jersey, including Graystone and Lyons Veterans Hospital.

It was while working as a nurse at All Souls Hospital that Kathleen met Steve Plauski, her future husband.  Married July 5, 1965 they established homes in Linden and Oldwick, NJ, before settling in Beach Haven, NJ.  Together they had two children, Steven and Christine.

Kathleen was a devoted mother and homemaker.  She loved flowers, gardening and anything related to nature, such as visits to wildlife sanctuaries and flower shows.  She also loved aerobics, doing yoga on the beach, and traveling, whether going as a family with her son Steven to Europe where he participated in a soccer tournament, or accompanying her daughter Christine when Christine participated in a Star Power Vocal competition in Dallas, Texas.  She especially liked traveling to places related to nature, such as a trip she and her husband Steve made to Alaska.

Kathleen is pre-deceased by her: son Steven, brother Robert, her parents Catherine and Justin Tupik.  She is survived by her: husband Steve, daughter Christine, sister Pat Catullo, Pat’s husband Bob, brother Justin Tupik, his wife Anne, as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM on Thursday, May 17 at, Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Boulevard in Ship Bottom, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be held on 10 AM Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas, Roman Catholic Church, 2nd Street, and Atlantic Avenue, in Beach Haven, NJ.


Corinne E. Bennett (nee Dolt) age of 89 passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Seacrest Village, Little Egg Harbor. Corinne was born in Teaneck and moved to Haven Beach 41 years ago. She was the owner and operator of Edgewater Reality in Ship Bottom where she worked as a real estate broker. Corinne graduated from Packard Business School in New York City. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Brant Beach.

Corinne was predeceased by her husband of 46 years John “Jack” Bennett in 1994. She is survived by her daughter JoAnne Tallon and her husband Tom of Ship Bottom, her sons Dr. Robert Bennett and his wife Carolyn of Shrewsbury, NJ and David Bennett, Esq. of Jupiter, FL. three granddaughters Kelly and Courtney Tallon of Sydney Australia and Katie Merkley of  Broomfield, CO. She is also survived by her grand dogs and grand cats.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10am until time of Funeral Liturgy at 11am at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 13th Street & Long Beach Blvd. Surf City, Interment shall follow at St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery Beach View Avenue, Manahawkin. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Ship Bottom. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Southern Ocean County Animal Facility, 360 Haywood Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 or Stafford Twp. First Aid Squad 365 E. Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 in Corinne’s Memory.


Ernest W. Fix, 92, of Long Beach Township passed away on March 26, 2018 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. Ernest was born on September 3, 1925 in Orange, NJ and was raised in Roselle Park, NJ, where he met his beloved wife of 70 years, Audrey. He graduated from Roselle Park High School in 1943 and shortly thereafter he enlisted in the US Navy. He was assigned duty on a Destroyer Escort, where he saw action at Okinawa, along with other major Pacific battles and ultimately participated in the evacuation of Nagasaki after the war was over. Ernest returned to duty during the Korean War, stationed at Bainbridge, MD where he prepared troops for battle. Following the war, he and his parents established the American Surgical Company, a hospital supply business that operated in Newark for over 40 years. During his residence in Roselle Park, Ernest served as Commissioner and President of the Board of Health and was a committeeman for the 5th Ward Republican Party. He enjoyed most his leadership role in the Roselle Park Cub Pack 155.  

Upon his retirement in the early 90’s, Ernest relocated to Long Beach Island, where he worked for 20 years at Between the Sheets in Ship Bottom. He was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church where he ushered for many years and enjoyed swimming at the parish center - one of his favorite activities. He loved relaxing on the beach and travelling to Key West annually with Audrey and the family.  

He was a proud member of the Destroyer Escort Sailor Association- NJ Chapter and Historical Foundation along with the American Legion Post #60 Roselle Park and VFW Post #3729 of Long Beach Island.

Surviving Mr. Fix is his dear wife of 70 years Audrey Fix, daughter Virginia Franklin (Paul), son Michael Fix (Luz) and daughter Patricia Tikku (Arvind) along with 4 grandchildren, Douglas, Cherie, Dhruv, and Devon.

A Viewing will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of the Funeral Liturgy at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ 08008. A Chapel Service will be offered on Monday, April 9th at 2:30 pm at B/G William C. Doyle Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ernest’s memory may be made to the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, USS Slater DE-766, P.O. Box 1926, Albany, NY 12201. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008, (609) 494-2565.  


Patricia L. Dengler, "PAT," (8-1948 to 3-4-2018). Pat succumbed to metastatic breast cancer on Sunday evening, March 4th, 2018 at home, with her best friend, loving partner, and beloved spouse of 39 years, Dr. Sharon Dailey, at her side. Pat was born in Harrisburg, PA, to Betty (Tobias) and Ralph J. Dengler in August of 1948. She lived in various small towns in central PA and graduated from Cedar Cliff HS. Pat graduated from Mary Washington College, VA, before moving to Philadelphia to attend Temple University. Pat received her master’s degree and stayed on at Temple as Director of Career Planning and Placement. She was then recruited by Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the Human Resources Department, where she quickly rose through the ranks and was in consideration for partnership before deciding to leave and start her own business. Pat’s experiences with her elderly and ill mother led her to a “better idea of care,” and she established CareMore In-Home Services. Under her leadership and vision, CareMore was known in southern NJ as a quality, dependable, and principled organization for over 25 years.  During her tenure as CEO she was often inspired by her nurses and caregivers and wanted to learn and contribute more to those who were at a vulnerable time in their lives. At the age of 54, Pat returned to school and earned her RN from Burlington County College while managing the business and working part-time at Southern Ocean County Hospital. Pat later sold her business but continued nursing, until cancer forced her retirement.

Pat was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Carol Neideigh. She leaves behind her spouse Dr. Sharon Dailey, brother Ralph Dengler, “special” nieces and nephew Ann Fones, Casey Fletcher, and T. J. Hale, plus several other nephews. Pat also leaves a multitude of valued, supportive, and caring friends that she has made over the years from all her life experiences and volunteer efforts.

Pat was known for her kindness, drive, commitment, generosity, empathy, humanitarianism, integrity, and love of politics, as well as for championing the underdog, doing the right thing, and endlessly cheering for the Eagles. She will be dearly missed by all those she has known and touched over the years.

Cremation was private and under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 12th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom, (609) 494-2565. Family and close friends will be invited to a memorial/celebratory service in the near future.


Jeannine M. Arrigo, age 62, of Ship Bottom passed away surrounded by her loved ones on February 23, 2018 at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. Jeannine was born and raised in Union City before moving to Long Beach Island in 1997, where she and her parents vacationed regularly. She loved the sound of the ocean, relaxing on the beach and visits from all of “her kids". The loves of her life were her cats, Boots and Smokey. 

Jeannine earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pace University, New York, from where she retired after 35 years of service. In 2009, after a brief retirement, Jeannine served as an Executive Administrative Assistant and a Board Liaison at Stockton University. She is remembered for the impact that she made to both universities, which are better places due to her dedication and commitment to her work. Jeannine enjoyed traveling to Atlantic City with family and friends and frequently visited her "west coast cousins" in California.

Jeannine is predeceased by her parents, John and Marguerita Arrigo and her sister, Lorraine Arrigo. She is survived by her cousins; Debra Suarez (Julio), Patricia Rossi-Figaro, Cordia Rossi-Melofchik, Stephen Rossi (Mary), Stephen Meehan (April), Joan Meehan-Warner, Timothy Meehan, Barbara Gibson (Michael), Patricia Cobb-Meehan, and Salvatore Amendolia along with extended family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be offered on Saturday, March 10th from 2:00-5:00 pm at Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd. (corner of 12th St.), Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Stockton University Foundation, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. Galloway, NJ 08205 in memory of Jeannine Arrigo. 


Raymond Francis Pavia, age 87, of Beach Haven Park passed away on Saturday February 24, 2018 at Southern Ocean Center, Manahawkin. Born in Manhattan and formerly of Staten Island, he was a weekend and summer resident of Long Beach Island from 1978 until moving there permanently in 2012. Raymond served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War, spending time in the Far East, Mediterranean and Caribbean. Mr. Pavia was a 1954 graduate from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science, he went on to become a Columbia University graduate, receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in 1962 and Master of Architecture in 1975. Raymond had worked for CUNY schools in the New York area from 1969 until his retirement as Dean of Administration in 1996. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Parish, Brant Beach and a member of Spray Beach Yacht Club, in his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, traveling, home carpentry projects, and sailing.

Mr. Pavia is survived by his wife of 61 ½ years JoAnne (nee Adams), three children, Mark and his wife Barbara of Staten Island, Eugene and his wife Jane of Anchorage, AK, and Clare and her husband John of Juneau, AK, along with eight grandchildren.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 from 11:30am until the time of the Funeral Liturgy at Noon at St. Thomas Aquinas, Beach Haven. Cremation was private and under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Ship Bottom. In lieu of flowers his family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity in his memory.


Madeleine J. Walt (nee Melvin), age 85, of Beach Haven passed away on February 11, 2018 at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. Mrs. Walt was born to Joseph and Katherine Melvin in Philadelphia, PA. She was formerly of Bucks County, Fort Washington and Ambler before retiring to Long Beach Island in 1996. Mrs. Walt held various managerial positions, later in life, becoming a part-time Sunday School teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Brant Beach. She was also a parishioner. Mrs. Walt enjoyed the shore life and liked to take regularly walks on the beach.

Mrs. Walt was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Watt in 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Larrell R. Brown and her husband Christopher.

A Funeral Liturgy was celebrated on February 20, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Burial followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Philadelphia. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. In lieu of flowers, donations in Madeleine’s memory to either the American Cancer Society, 2310 Rt. 34, Suite D, Manasquan, NJ 08736 or American Lung Association of NJ, 1660 Rt. 22 East, Union, NJ 07083.


Edward F. Reilly, Jr., 74, of Peahala Park, NJ passed away peacefully with his family at his side on February 3rd, 2018 at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. Ed was born in Passaic and formerly of Rutherford before moving to Long Beach Island in 2001. Ed worked for over 30 years for Sequa Inc. in East Rutherford. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war and continued to support his country with his involvement in his local VFW Post and American Legion #109, Rutherford.

Mr. Reilly is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda Reilly (nee Nelson) and his 3 children, Edward F. Reilly, III of Rutherford, Kathleen Shannon and her husband Matthew of Rutherford and Cynthia and her fiancé Brian Smith of Little Falls. He is also survived by his sister, Eleanor Oudshoorn and her husband Bert of Lewes, DE along with many nieces and nephews and friends.

A Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 1 pm until the time of the service at 3 pm at the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd., (corner of 12th St.) Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. Private cremation. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to a Military charity of your choice.  


Scott R. Beriont of Long Beach Island passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, January 28, 2018 at the age of 55. Scott was born to Gregory J. Beriont and Doris McNair Beriont on March 23, 1962 in Linden, NJ. He graduated from Linden High School where he excelled on the school varsity football team, as did his father before him and all of his brothers. After graduation, he attended college in Florida, moving on to live for brief periods in California and Houston, Tx. On his return to New Jersey, Scott was employed as a Color Matcher for Selective Coatings and Inks, Inc., working his way up to Quality Control Manager.

Scott was predeceased by his father, Gregory and brother, Kyle Beriont.

He is survived by his mother, sisters Kathleen Wesson (Robert), of Bellingham, WA, Lynne Beriont Virginia (Joseph), of Tuckerton and Kelley Beriont (Paul), of Andover, NJ, brothers Walter Beriont of Maynard, MA., Gregory D. Beriont (Susan), of Colts Neck, Kevin Beriont, of Long Beach Island, Kerry Beriont (Nancy), of San Diego, CA, and Chris Beriont (Rosa), of Westfield. He was a proud and loving uncle to three talented nephews, Henry, Patrick, and Max, as well as three bright and accomplished nieces, Jane, Kate, and Lydia.

Scott was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He was passionate about football, especially the Dallas Cowboys, and loved skiing, golfing, fishing, and travelling - both here and abroad.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a Celebration of Scott's Life from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, P.O. Box 100, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. Scott, you will be missed.


Billy Andrew Reed, 93, of Holgate passed away at home on January 26, 2018. Billy was born and raised in Kenvil, NJ and formerly of the Berkshire Valley section of Jefferson Township. He summered in Long Beach Island with his family since the 1960’s. In 1988, Billy and his wife Lorraine purchased that summer home and permanently retired to Holgate. He worked as a painter foreman for both Hercules and Morris County Park Systems.  Billy was a member and past Trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley where he pitched for the Berkshire Valley Softball Team for many years. Billy was also a member of the Musconetcong Lodge #42 F&AM of Budd Lake, NJ and Shriners International. Billy enjoyed traveling to Florida, hunting and fishing.   

What he was most proud of was his service during World War II in the U.S. Army, he served in the Solomon Islands and the Philippines, after 18 months of active duty he was shot in the head and spent a year in the Hospital recovering. He was the recipient of 3 purple hearts, the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge.  

Mr. Reed was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine Reed in 2009 and his grandson, Reed Goldsmith in 2006. He was the youngest and last surviving member of his siblings, Elmira, Harry, Rodman, Jack and Clifford.

Surviving Mr. Reed is his daughter, Debra Goldsmith and her husband Tom and son, Terry Reed, grandchildren Mallory Goldsmith, Wesley Goldsmith and his wife Melissa, Ali King and her husband Rob and Misty Reed along with two great-grandchildren, Eva and Reed Goldsmith.

A Viewing will be offered on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 from 3-6 pm at the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd (corner of 12th St.), Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 1st at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley, 635 Berkshire Valley Road, Wharton, NJ 07885. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Billy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice. 


Alice Marie Feather (nee Endriss), age 90, of Manahawkin, passed away on January 15, 2018. Alice was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and formerly of Abington, where she raised her family. She spent many summers in Beach Haven Park, NJ permanently retiring to Long Beach Island in 1996. She worked for 25 years as a Court Manager for Montgomery County Court System. When she was younger, Alice spent many years leading the Girl Scout Troop and participated in the local bowling league.

She was a member of the Beach Haven Park Yacht Club and a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Brant Beach. She volunteered at the parish and enjoyed her responsibilities as a Eucharistic Minister. Some of her other activities included relaxing on the beach and gardening.

Mrs. Feather was predeceased by her husband, Albert Feather (1973), son John (2004) and sister, Elaine Dietz. She is survived by her children, Eileen Knight and her husband Kip, Mariann Slickers and her husband Al III., James Feather and his wife, Kathleen, grandchildren Christine Sanchez (Jeremy), Albert Slickers IV (Kim Pellom), Jamie Payne (Charles), Rachel Cusick, John Feather (Angela) and 11 great-grandchildren. 

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:30 am until the time of the funeral liturgy at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ 08008. Inurnment later at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery, Langhorne, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alice’s memory may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish at the above address. Cremation was private and under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Ship Bottom.


Anita C. Young, age 86, passed away on January 11, 2018. A Viewing will be held on Monday, January 15th, 2018 from 10:30-12:30 pm at Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 12th St & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s of the Pines, Bishop Lane, Manahawkin. Cremation is private.


William H. Rickards died on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 at his home surrounded by his caring family at the age of 87. William was a loving son of his parents, Benjamin and Marie (Cratin) Rickards and always enjoyed laughing with his siblings (all deceased) Mary Ester, Benjamin, Margaret, James, Elizabeth, and Dolores. William is survived by his sons (daughter-in-laws), Matthew (Sharon), Christopher, Timothy (Kimberly), Gregory (Jennifer), Jerome (Nadine); and nine wonderful grandchildren; Michael, Grace, Ryan, Ava, Jillian, Jane, Allison, Summer, and Jake.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, William moved to Ship Bottom, NJ 27 years ago where he enjoyed many years with his family and friends. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University and went on to work for the Federal Government within the Internal Revenue Service as a manager. After retiring, he served as a Councilman for the Borough of Ship Bottom and was the unofficial Mayor of the How You Brewin’ Coffee Shop.

A Viewing will be held on Saturday, January 13th from 11am until the time of mass at 12pm at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. Private cremation under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 12th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom.


Robert Cramer, 92, of North Beach Haven, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2018 while being cared for at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, NJ. A WWII Veteran, Robert enlisted in the Navy and was selected to join the Submarine service and served aboard the USS Charr from 1943 to 1946. His service included wolf-pack patrols in the North Atlantic as well as operations in the South Pacific. A natural born salesman, he served as a territorial sales manager for The Otis Elevator Company as well as Atlas Screw & Specialty Co., retiring in 1988. A man of the community, and resident of Montgomery Township, NJ for over 30 years, Robert supported such organizations as The Boy Scouts of America. As a coach, umpire, and manager, he enjoyed his time with the local youth basketball program. He was a charter member of The Dunellen Blue Streak Sports Athletic Club, as well as The Little Lads and Lassie Basketball Organization, which was later adopted by The Montgomery Township Recreation Committee. Serving as an Assistant Director, he helped with the Annual Montgomery Day in May Program. He served as director of Central Jersey Civil Defense. Robert volunteered his time at the Old & New Shop for Southern Ocean County Hospital. A proud veteran, he was a lifelong member of The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 35, Manahawkin, NJ, was a Life Member of Submarine Veterans, WWII, Gudgeon Chapter, and a lifelong member of US Submarine Veterans, Inc. A man of faith, Robert served on the Board of Governors for the Spray Beach Chapel, and a past deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton, NJ. A member of the Spray Beach Yacht Club, He proudly serving as Commodore in 1998.

He was married to the love of his life Nancy Schmeyer in 1949 and had four children (three sons and a daughter). He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Florence and Austin L. Cramer of Dunellen, NJ, brother Austin B. Cramer of VA., son Jeffrey T. Cramer (Amy) of Bedminster, NJ, and granddaughter Kaitlyn E. Cramer of Hanover, VA. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, daughter Nancy K. Miller (Robert) of Hopewell, NJ, son Col. Robert A. Cramer (Beverly) of Ringoes, NJ, and son Daniel W. Cramer (Susan) of Hanover, VA, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton, 210 East Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087. A Memorial Service at The Spray Beach Yacht Club will be arranged in the spring. Time and date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Cramer’s memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Tuckerton, 210 East Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087 or the Special Olympics, check payable to Area 31, P.O. Box 28554, Henrico, VA, 23228.

 


Bernard Daniel Sheplin of Budd Lake, New Jersey passed away peacefully on January 1st, 2018 at age 93 surrounded by his loving family. He was born and lived in Jersey City before moving to Budd Lake over 70 years ago.

Mr. Sheplin enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 at the age of 18. He was a radio operator and gunner on the B-17 bomber in northern Italy and was shot down on his last mission and captured in January 1944. He was a POW at Camp Chumen, Bulgaria. He escaped in September of 1944 and, at the time of his discharge, he had earned the rank of Technical Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. 

He went on to become an educator and principal for over 35 years for Boonton Public Schools. Known as “Shep or Sheppy,” he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid fisherman and spent summers on Long Beach Island and wintered in the Florida Keys.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Gloria. He is survived by his son, Daniel and his wife, Kathy; grandsons, Justin and his wife Paige, and Matthew and his wife Chloe; great grandchildren, Rhea and Brayden; sisters-in-law, Edna (Patricia) Anderson, and Mildred Smith and husband, Richard; nieces and nephews, Anne Dutton and daughter Maureen, Maureen Mertz (MacDougall), Edna Boone Temaner, Tricia Trinite’, David, Joe, and Mark Anderson, along with many loving great-nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Bernard’s Caregiver, Patricia. A Celebration of his Life will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on January 13, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to St. James Episcopal Church, 214 Washington Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840, or to the VFW, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 12th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom.


Amy Sharp, of Manahawkin, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2017. Amy is predeceased by her grandparents, Frank and Hilda Dwyer, Robert and Nancy Sharp, and father, Robert J. Sharp. She is survived by her mother Diane Sharp, sister Jennifer Sharp, and niece Lauren Neach (Bryan), Her loving partner Mark Harrigan and his family, mother Mary Harrigan-Hines, and sisters Kelly Harrigan, Erin Garrabrant, and Shannan Harrigan.  Amy was also survived by her Wonderful aunts and uncles, Richard Dwyer, Nancy Moyer (Jack), Mary-Beth Alchin (Richard), Joseph Sharp, and many other loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Amy was a registered nurse and known for her kindness and generosity to all. The services will be a mass of Christian Burial held at St. Mary’s of the Pines Church, 1 Bishop Way in Manahawkin, NJ 08050, at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Followed by a burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 283 Beachview Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Amy’s name to the American Liver Foundation at www.liverfoundation.org. 


Shirley Margaret Ryan, 84, of Ship Bottom, NJ, Deerfield Beach, FL, and formerly of Rahway, NJ, died unexpectedly on December 28, 2017. She was born May 5, 1933 in Albany, New York.  She is survived by her husband of 50 years James Ryan, Jr.; daughter Peggy Devitt (Alan), Westfield, NJ; daughter Amy Rideout (Scott), Triangle, VA; son James Ryan, III, Littleton, CO; three grandchildren Nicole, Shannon and Tyler Devitt; brothers Thomas and Donald Groat; and sister Barbara Lutey.

Mrs. Ryan graduated from Albany High School and worked at New York Telephone Company for 18 years. She was active in mahjongg groups on Long Beach Island, NJ and in Deerfield Beach, FL, and most dearly loved spending time with her family.

The family will receive friends at Bugbee–Riggs Funeral Home, 12th Street & Long Beach Boulevard, Ship Bottom, NJ on January 2, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM, and January 3 from 10:00-10:30 AM with a service to follow. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Run, NJ.  Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ryan’s memory can be made to: The American Heart Association (www.heart.org).


John “Jack” Raymond Gavigan of Beach Haven passed away peacefully on November 28, 2017. He was 73. Jack was born on July 24, 1944 in the Washington Heights section of New York City to Peter and Ann (O’Brien). He graduated from Fordham Prep and Holy Cross College. He married Lenore (Mazzucca) in 1969, and they had 4 children. Jack was a lover of all things Irish and enjoyed sitting on his porch in the sun.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Peter and James, and by his son Christopher. He is survived by his children Tara Smith and her husband Sinclair, Sean, and Mary Beth Rispoli and her husband Paul, grandchildren Meghan and Justin Smith and Isabelle and Sydney Rispoli. He is also survived by many cousins and friends.

A Viewing will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 3-5 & 7-9 pm at the Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4700 Long Beach Blvd, Brant Beach, NJ 08008. Cremation will be private. 


Dorothy M. Bonelli (nee Hall), 95, of Beach Haven Crest passed away on November 1, 2017 at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. Dorothy was born in Atlantic Highlands on November 1, 1922 to Frank and Thelma Hall. She was formerly of Atlantic Highlands and Cherry Hill where she resided with her husband, William Magee. They also enjoyed traveling to Florida. Dorothy was a member of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society and a huge cat lover. She had resided since 1993 in Long Beach Island with her second husband, James Bonelli. Dorothy was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Brant Beach.

Mrs. Bonelli was predeceased by her first husband, William Magee in 1990 and second husband, James Bonelli in 2011. She is survived by her dear friends.

A Funeral Liturgy will be offered on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach, NJ 08008. Burial will follow at All Saints Memorial Cemetery, 202 Navesink Ave., Atlantic Highlands. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory to your local Humane Society would be appreciated. Arrangements are under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, 1119 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom.