Eleanor Conforti

Miss Conforti, 77, of Millstone, died March 6 at home. Born in Passaic, she had lived in Carlstadt before moving to Millstone in 1998. Before her retirement in 1984, Miss Conforti was an assembler at Western Electric, Kearny, for 25 years. She was predeceased by two brothers, John Conforti Jr. and Frank Conforti; four sisters, Jean Maiorano, Margaret Dunsheath, Rose Bohacik and Louise Riola; and a nephew, Ian Alspaugh. Surviving are two sisters, Lucy Cook of Clifton and Yolanda Cataldo of Nutley; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral service was held at United Presbyterian Church of Millstone, followed by interment at the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Memorial & Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; or United Presbyterian Church of Millstone, 211 Millstone Road, Perrineville 08861. The Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, was in charge of arrangements.

Loriann Cassera

Mrs. Cassera, 43, of Millstone, died March 10 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived in Staten Island, N.Y., before moving to Millstone 14 years ago. Mrs. Cassera worked part time as a financial adviser. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Millstone, where she was a teacher in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine program. She was also a Boy Scout leader. Mrs. Cassera is survived by her husband, Thomas, and four children, Matthew, Marissa, Nicholas and Thomas, all at home; her parents, Patrick J. and Concetta Murphy of Barnegat; and two brothers, Patrick Murphy of Old Bridge and Michael Murphy of New York City. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by interment at the parish cemetery. The Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

John Charles Butch

Mr. Butch, 61, of Millstone, died March 10 at home. Born in New Brunswick, he was a longtime resident of North Brunswick before moving to Millstone 16 years ago. Before his retirement in 2004, Mr. Butch was an electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 456. He was also the owner of Bright Meadows Farm. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Millstone Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Mr. Butch is survived by his wife of 36 yeas, Patricia Leppert Butch; his parents, John J. and Nancy (Goodwin) Butch; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Chris Morris; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Erin Butch; a sister, Nancy DiPaolo; a brother, Donald Butch; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service was held at the Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, Hightstown. Cremation was private. Memorial donations may be made to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapid, MI 48827 (

John F. Agosta

Mr. Agosta, 81, of Manalapan, died March 11 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he moved to Manalapan 11 years ago. Before his retirement, Mr. Agosta was a member of the International Longshoremen’s Association. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Agosta was predeceased by a sister, Agatha. He is survived by his wife, Catherine; four sons and daughters-in-law, Salvatore and Shirley Agosta of Millstone, Horace and Elizabeth Agosta of Florida, John and Loretta Agosta of Hazlet, and Joseph and Joann Agosta of Manalapan; three brothers, Carl, Frank and Joseph; two sisters, Mary and Tina; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral liturgy was celebrated at Scared Heart-St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn, followed by entombment at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, N.Y. The Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.