Loretta Verdi Asaro

Obituaries Loretta Verdi Asaro

Mrs. Asaro, 86, of Ocean Township died Dec. 19 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived in Staten Island for 50 years before moving to Ocean Township nine years ago. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Design, she was a seamstress for Gembar Associates in New Dorp, Staten Island, for 25 years until she retired in 1983. For 50 years she was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church, New Dorp, where she was also a volunteer. The great-great-grandniece of the Italian operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi, she enjoyed home cooking and creating clothing and costumes for her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased in 1999 by her husband, Charles. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank and Carol Asaro of Jackson and Joseph Asaro of Arrochar, Staten Island; a daughter and son-in-law, Camille and Al Lambert of Staten Island; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, Marlboro, followed by entombment at Marlboro Mausoleum, Marlboro.

Virginia "Ginny" Martin

Mrs. Martin, 71, of Long Branch died Dec. 23 at home. Born in Long Branch, she had been a lifelong resident of the Shore area. Mrs. Martin was a salesperson for Macy’s, Eatontown, before retiring several years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Martin, in 1998; and a son, Michael Martin, in 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Kaylynn Martin of Long Branch and Adriane Martin of Bloomfield; a daughter-in-law, Mary Martin; a granddaughter; a niece; a grandniece and a grandnephew. The Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch, was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond E. Dumas

Mr. Dumas, 84, of Long Branch died Dec. 25 at home. Born in Cherubesco, N.Y., he had been a longtime resident of the Shore area. Mr. Dumas was a chemical engineering technician at Fort Monmouth, Eatontown, for 32 years before retiring in 1970. He was a life member of the North Long Branch Community Club and the Long Branch Elks Lodge 472. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. He served in both the U.S. Army and Navy. Mr. Dumas was predeceased by a son, Raymond Dumas, in 1976. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jennie Arabia Dumas; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Kathleen Dumas of North Carolina; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Bates of Long Branch; a brother, Gilbert Dumas of Arizona; two sisters, Cecilia Donahue of Kingston, N.Y., and Theresa Monroe of Brasher Falls, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Dumas Kingsley; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral Mass was offered at Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch, followed by interment at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. The Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 19 Schoolhouse Road, Somerset 08873.

Janet K. Huxley Kwasniak

Mrs. Kwasniak, 58, of Long Branch died Dec. 21 at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. She was employed at Welsh Farms convenience store, Long Branch. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2140, Long Branch. She enjoyed football and was a Green Bay Packers fan. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Frances Banks, in 1996; and her father, Francis Huxley. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Walter F. Kwasniak of Long Branch; a son, Robert F. Kwasniak of Augusta, Ga.; a daughter, Melissa Ann Kwasniak of Long Branch; her mother, Marion Huxley of Massachusetts; a brother, William Huxley of Middle Borough, Md.; three sisters, Carol Huxley and Mary Ellen Huxley of Middle Borough, Md., and Gerie Huxley of Florida; and one grandchild. Arrangements were by Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch.