OBITUARIES

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IONA E. GRENGER, 93, of Eatontown died Jan. 11 at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Red Bank. Born in Matawan, she lived in Union Beach prior to moving Eatontown 20 years ago. She was a teacher with Marlboro Board of Education for 40 years, retiring in 1968. She taught Sunday school at Community Church, Leonardo section of Middletown; and was a member and corresponding secretary for Meadowbrook senior citizens association. She was predeceased by her husband, William Grenger in 1972; and her daughter, Susan J. States, also in 1972. She is survived by two sons, William J. Grenger of Union Beach, and Robert B. Grenger of Atlantic Highlands; her daughter, Judith A. Poulos of Weatherford, Texas; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was at Rosehill Cemetery, Matawan.

FREDERICK D. "TORCH" STATEN JR., 56, of Long Branch died Jan. 13 at Monmouth Care Center, Long Branch. He was born in Long Branch and was a lifelong resident. He served as a Lance Corporal with the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. He was predeceased by his parents, Frederick D. and Queenie E. Wright Staten Sr. He is survived by his son, Cory; three daughters, Bethany, Kihalea and Crystal; five brothers, Benjamin, Solomon, Chauncey, Samuel and Donald; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

LEE LAURINO, 82, of Long Branch died Jan. 7 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in Long Branch, she lived in Oceanport prior to moving to Long Branch in 1975. She was the owner and operator of Lorraine Sanitation, Oceanport. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. She was predeceased by her husbands, Anthony Laurino and Joseph Tardiolo; her sons, Anthony J. Laurino and James Tardiolo; and her sister, Frances Titi. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Govoni of Long Branch; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.

JOHN MONTEFINESE, 78, of Long Branch died Jan. 9 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, Pa. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he lived in New York City prior to moving to Long Branch 40 years ago. He was a locksmith at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, for 37 years, retiring four years ago. He was predeceased by his sister, Rose Bastita in 1948. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Tosto Montefinese of Long Branch; his son, Nicholas Montefinese of Eatontown; his daughter, Lisa Boggs of Asbury Park; two brothers, Joseph Montefinese of Bloomingberg, N.Y., and Mario Montefinese of Providence, R.I.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. Entombment was at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport.

WINIFRED LOUISA SUTTON, 91, formerly of Long Branch, died Dec. 11 at her daughter’s home in Bicker, England. Born in London, she spent most of her life in England, and lived in Long Branch 12 years, up until 1999. She was a communicant and member of the folk choir of St. Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church, West Long Branch. She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Irene Ellis of Bicker, England; and Annette and Ed Borgia of Long Branch; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be offered Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Jerome’s Roman Catholic Church, West Long Branch.

JAMES C. WALKER SR., 63, of West Long Branch died Dec. 23 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. Born in New York, he had lived in West Long Branch since 1952. Mr. Walker was the owner and operator of the Eatontown Amoco Service Station from 1976 to 1986. He also worked for Coast Office Supply, Shrewsbury, for eight years, and was a security guard at Monmouth Park Race Track, Oceanport, for 15 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a communicant of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, West Long Branch, where he was a member of the choir for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Red Bank Barber Shop Quartet. Mr. Walker is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lenora "Jeanne" DeSantis Walker; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Christine Walker of Jewette City, Conn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Stephen Ferraro of Middletown; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Joanne Walker of Eatontown; a sister, Carolyn Walker of Colts Neck; three grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Dorothy C. DeSantis of Long Branch; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Susan DeSantis of Middletown; four nephews; and one niece. A funeral Mass was offered at St. Jerome Church, followed by interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.

TIFFANY J. KELL, 22, of Long Branch died Dec. 26 at home. She was born in Long Branch and was a lifelong resident. Miss Kell was employed by Jersey Mike’s Sub Shop, West Long Branch. She was predeceased by her father, Michael Kell. She is survived by a daughter, Destinee DaVilla of Texas; her mother, Cathy Okupski Kell of Ocean Township; a brother, Michael Kell of West Long Branch; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Letters of condolence may be sent via e-mail to damianofh@aol.com.

MARIE DALTON VINCELLI, 91, of West Long Branch died Jan. 11 at Monmouth Care Center, Long Branch. Born in Philadelphia, she lived in Long Branch and Florida prior to moving to West Long Branch 18 years ago. She was a clothing trimmer for Podell Manufacturing Company, Long Branch, retiring in 1970. She was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. She was a member of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent "Jim" Vincelli in 1982; a daughter, Rose Grandinetti in 1992; an adopted son, James in 1997; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by two daughters and three sons-in-law, Dorothy and Donald Goettle of Spokane, Wash., Joan and Robert Day of West Long Branch, and Phil Grandinetti of Neptune; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rosemary and Ollie Parris of Jackson; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch.

DOROTHY M. MELVIN WALSH, 78, of Middletown died Jan. 7 at Meridian Nursing and Rehabilitation, Red Bank. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she lived in New York prior to moving to Middletown 15 years ago. She was a retired bank teller for National Bank of North America, Port Washington, N.Y. She was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank. Her activities include playing bridge. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert S. Walsh in 1991. She is survived by four sons, Robert S. Walsh Jr. of Wales, Mass., Stephen C. Walsh of Long Branch, Joseph M. Walsh of Bradley Beach, and Daniel M. Walsh of Northport, N.Y.; her daughter, Barbara J. Blauvelt of Middletown; two sisters, Grace Ann Guarnera of Sacramento, Calif., and Jeannie Tonjes of Espanola, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, Red Bank.