Irene Matulis DiLeo

Mrs. DiLeo, 71, of Freehold Township, died Feb. 5 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., she had lived in the area for most of her life. She was a bank manager and loan officer for more than 40 years at the Central Jersey Bank & Trust Co. in Freehold. Mrs. DiLeo was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, and a sister, Adele McNeill. Surviving are a sister, Wanda Wilder of Freehold Township; two brothers-in-law, Vincent DiLeo of Marlboro and William McNeill of Pemberton; four nieces, Wanda Lewey of Pemberton, Donna Treney of Little Egg Harbor, Cathy Cahill of Freehold Township and Connie Krischik of Manchester Township; three nephews, James McNeill of Pemberton, Fabjan Wilder of Howell and Ron Wilder of Freehold Township; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral liturgy was offered at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Esther Fay Kurman

Mrs. Kurman, 77, of Silver Spring, Md., and Delray Beach, Fla., died Jan. 30 at Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C. Born in Perth Amboy, she had lived in Freehold and Ocean Township before moving to Silver Spring five years ago. Mrs. Kurman was a past president of the Sisterhood of Congregation Agudath Achim, Freehold. Surviving are her husband, Jerome T. Kurman; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Patricia Hoff Kurman of Rockville, Md.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Kenneth Rubin of Bethesda, Md., and Judith and Kevin Henry of Fort Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Morton Lindner of Martinez, Ga., and Howard Lindner of Langhorne, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Renee Lavitz of Winchester, Va.; and six grandchildren. Graveside services were held at Workmen’s Circle Cemetery, Freehold. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20902. The Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Goetke

Mrs. Goetke, 75, of Jackson, died Jan. 31 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Connecticut, she had lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., and in Freehold since 1964 before moving to Jackson 10 years ago. She was employed by Monmouth County, where she had worked in the treasurer’s office for Ted Narozanick and later in the surrogate’s office. Prior to retiring in 1991, she was a bookkeeper for the federal government in the personnel department at Fort Monmouth. Mrs. Goetke was predeceased in 1963 by her husband, Peter. Surviving are four sons and a daughter-in-law, Peter Goetke of Howell, Jack and Alice Goetke of Indianapolis, Paul Goetke of Sarasota, Fla., and Tom Goetke of Jackson, and his fiancée, Johanna; two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Dave Tatninov of Mount Holly, and Susan and Chuck Medlin of Jackson; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Central Jersey Hospice Program, 141 Bodman Place, Red Bank 07701-9978.

Mary Jeanne Cerra

Mrs. Cerra, 49, of Howell, died Feb. 3 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. She was a secretary at accounting firm Kelson & Merves LLC, Howell. Prior to that, she was an office manager at Johnson and Johnson, Hightstown, for several years. Mrs. Cerra was a communicant of St. Veronica’s Roman Catholic Church, Howell. She was active in the PTA and the Boy Scouts of America, both Howell. She was predeceased by her father, Vincent J. Cerra Jr., in 1994. Mrs. Cerra is survived by a son, Robert Thomas Pullen, and two daughters, Amy Mae Pullen and Chelsea Pullen, all at home; her mother, Irene Toye Cerra of Wall; a brother and sister-in-law, Vincent J. and Kim Cerra of Keyport; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lucy and Gerald Melillo of Manalapan, Patricia M. Cerra of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Irene and Joseph Kerber of Neptune City. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Veronica’s Church, followed by burial at Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan. Arrangements were by O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall. Memorial donations may be made to the Pullen Children, c/o Lucy Melillo, 214 Pease Road, Manalapan 07726.