James J. Murphy

Mr. Murphy, 79, of Freehold, died Jan. 20 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lyons. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1942 and served with distinction in the Atlantic and Pacific before being discharged in 1946. He then entered the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he served for 20 years, and later worked as a stationary engineer for the borough of Freehold. An avid reader, Mr. Murphy was predeceased in 1994 by his wife, Mary. Surviving are a daughter, Dian McLaughlin; a son, Justin Murphy; a sister, Francie Wilkinson; two granddaughters, Tara McLaughlin and Meghan VanArsdale; and a great-granddaughter, Brittany McLaughlin. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis I. Philben

Mrs. Philben, 66, of Freehold, died Jan. 21 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Neptune Township, she was a lifelong area resident and had been employed for the past 30 years as a certified nurse’s aide at The Manor Care Center, Freehold Township. Mrs. Philben was predeceased in 2003 by her husband, Michael Philben Jr. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, William F. and Carol Wilson, and Michael J. and Heidi Philben, all of Freehold; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Liz and Tommy Robertson of Freehold, Mary Ann Wright of Texas, and Debbie and Billy Marlow of Virginia; a brother, Rudolph Ivins of Florida; a sister, Violet, also of Florida; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of the Tri-State Region, 84 Park Ave., Flemington 08822.

Joseph L. Ciaglia

Mr. Ciaglia, 78, of West Long Branch, died Jan. 11 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. Born in Red Bank, he was a lifelong resident of the Shore area. Mr. Ciaglia was a painter at National Lead, Perth Amboy, and Bendix Corp., Eatontown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. Mr. Ciaglia was predeceased by two brothers, John Ciaglia and Vincent “Jimmy” Ciaglia; and a sister, Carmela Garguilo. He is survived by a sister, Nancy Congro of Freehold; seven nephews; three nieces; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Star of the Sea Church, followed by entombment at Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport. Arrangements were by Damiano Funeral Home, Long Branch. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville 07834-1365; or the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07701.

Agnes T. (Tomasiello) Riggio

Mrs. Riggio, 70, of the Morganville section of Marlboro, died Jan. 18 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge division. Born in Matawan, she had lived in Aberdeen before moving to Morganville six months ago. A homemaker, she had previously worked in Matawan as a teacher’s aide and as a secretary to the president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank. In addition, she had helped run Tomasiello Restaurant, her family’s business, and was a member of the Matawan Italian-American Association. Surviving are her husband, Vincent J. Riggio; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph V. Riggio and Lisa Amendolla of Keyport; a daughter and son-in-law, Santa Riggio and Todd Smith of Keyport; four sisters, Philomena DeNardo of Matawan, Lucy Maiorano of Spring Hill, Fla., Carmella Howard of Lakewood and Angelina Wicks of Point Pleasant; six brothers, Joseph “Rocky” Tomasiello of New Port Richey, Fla., Sylvester Tomasiello of Manchester, Laurence Tomasiello of Morganville, John Tomasiello of Marlboro, Paul Tomasiello of Spring Hill and Louis Tomasiello of Keyport; and two granddaughters. A Mass was celebrated at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, Matawan, followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, Keyport. Day Funeral Home, Keyport, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Winslow B. “Bud” Hagman Sr.

Mr. Hagman, 79, of Keyport, died Jan. 17 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Chartley, Mass., he resided in various Monmouth County towns prior to moving to Keyport 40 years ago. He was a machinist at Alloy-Fab, South Plainfield. He served with the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class during World War II. He was a member of the Cliffwood Beach First Aid Squad, and the Keyport Seniors. He was predeceased by two grandsons, Ronald Cusumano in 2004, and Keith Tormay in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Judith Lautieri Hagman of Keyport; six sons, Peter Hagman of Riverside, Calif.; Bradley Hagman of Orlando, Fla.; Richard Hagman of Upper Blackeddy Pa.; Wayne Hagman of Marlboro; Winslow B. “Bud” Hagman Jr. of Union Beach; and Joseph Hagman of Keansburg; five daughters, Judith Cusumano of Hopelawn, Doreen Tormay of Aberdeen, Ginlia Morris of Keyport, Cheryl Hagman of Charleston, W. Va.., and Rhea Savage of Marlboro; a sister, Connie Pinnigan of Plymouth, Mass.; a brother, William Hagman of Kingston, Mass.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Keyport. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport.

Dorothy Ann Livezey

Mrs. Livezey, 70, of Englishtown, died Jan. 15 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Jamesburg, she had lived in the Englishtown area all her life. Prior to retiring 10 years ago, she was a school bus driver for Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools. She was a member and past president of the Englishtown Fire Department Auxiliary and had also served on the Board of Elections in Englishtown. Mrs. Livezey was predeceased in 1980 by her husband, Charles C. Livezey. Surviving are three sons, Charles E. Livezey of Beachwood, John Livezey of Willingboro and Andrew Livezey of Englishtown; three daughters, Patricia Kirkland of Englishtown, Judi Gillespie of New Hampshire and Linda Soto of Pottstown, Pa.; two brothers, Charles Warshany of Manalapan and Edward Warshany of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, with the Rev. Frank Jacobs officiating. Interment followed at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent section of Manalapan. Memorial donations may be made to the Englishtown Fire Department, Englishtown 07726; or the Samaritan Center, 3 Harrison Ave., Englishtown 07726.