Lottie Canada

Mrs. Canada, 86, of Freehold, died Aug. 10 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Born in Fort Valley, Ga., she had lived in Englishtown before moving to Freehold more than 55 years ago. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Canada was a packer for the Apache Tomato Co., Colts Neck. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Canada, in 1991, as well as a daughter, Anne Davis. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Willie and Olivia Canada, and Edward Canada; four daughters and a son-in-law, Dorothy, Rosella and Lottie Canada, and Marie and Samuel Williams; a brother, Charlie Davis; a sister, Lizzie Cattle; 21 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.

Gertrude Bramson

Mrs. Bramson, 92, a longtime Freehold resident, died Aug. 11 of complications resulting from a fall. Born in Newark, she was raised there and in Irvington before moving to Freehold in 1961. Prior to retiring in 1982, Mrs. Bramson taught home economics at Freehold High School, Freehold Borough, and Manalapan High School. She had also previously taught home economics in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a member of the Freehold Jewish Center, Freehold. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Pratt Institute in New York City and a master of arts degree in guidance from New York University. As a retiree, she became a member of the Freehold Township Juvenile Parole Board, in which she was active for 25 years, and served as its secretary. She also started a volunteer reading tutoring program in the Freehold schools for elementary school students. In addition, she was an avid opera, ballet and theater fan. Mrs. Bramson was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Oscar Bramson. She is survived by four children, Ginger, Phil, Paul and Bob; an older sister, Nettie; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held at Bloomfield Cooper Funeral Chapel, Manalapan. Memorial donations may be made to the YMCA of Western Monmouth County, 470 East Freehold Road, Freehold 07728; or the Freehold Jewish Center, 59 Broad St., Freehold 07728.

Katherine Finnegan-White

Mrs. Finnegan-White, 50, of Red Bank and Hobe Sound, Fla., died Aug. 8 at home following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a lifelong resident of the Red Bank area. She was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and the University of Florida, Gainesville. She was active with the American Cancer Society, Clean Ocean Action, ARC of Monmouth, the Fresh Air Fund, and other charitable groups. Mrs. Finnegan-White was predeceased by her father, John J. Finnegan; a brother, Richard A. Finnegan; and her mother-in-law, Marilyn J. White. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Kevin R. White; her mother, Joan S. Finnegan of Atlantic Highlands; three brothers, John H. Finnegan of Middletown, Michael J. Finnegan of Millstone, and Stephen C. Finnegan of Rumson; six sisters, Jane F. Kennedy of Keansburg, Jean F. Tureaud of Tinton Falls, Nora F. Brennan of Levittown, Pa., Mary F. Young of Shrewsbury, Susan Finnegan-Andersson of Sweden, and Margaret E. Finnegan of London; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, Atlantic Highlands. Arrangements were made by Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad St., Shrewsbury 07701; or Libertae Inc., 5245 Bensalem Blvd., Bensalem, PA 19020.

Linda J. (McClure) Nehil

Mrs. Nehil, 51, of the Clarksburg section of Millstone, died Aug. 18 at Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center, Somerset. Born in Jackson Heights, N.Y., she had lived in Kendall Park before moving to Clarksburg 28 years ago. She was a 1973 graduate of South Brunswick High School. A registered nurse, she received her nursing degree in 1976 from the Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing, Perth Amboy division, and had worked for Princeton-Windsor Pediatrics in Princeton Junction; The Lawrenceville School in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence; and The Peddie School in Hightstown. Mrs. Nehil was predeceased by her father, John McClure, in 1974. Surviving are her husband, James; a son, Derek Nehil, at home; a daughter, Lauren Nehil, also at home; her mother and stepfather, Ingrid and Edward Skurla of Lakewood; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Toby McClure of Doylestown, Pa., and David and Linda McClure of Hamilton; and six nieces and three nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 185 Applegarth Road, Monroe. Boylan Funeral Home, New Brunswick, is in charge of arrangements, which are private.

Grace Ann Burzi

Mrs. Burzi, 55, of Manalapan, died Aug. 8 at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she had lived there before moving to Manalapan 25 years ago. For the past five years, she was employed by the township of Manalapan, where she worked in the finance department. Surviving are her husband, Peter Burzi; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Vincent and Karen Burzi of East Windsor, and Peter Luke Burzi of Manalapan; a daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Jerry Green of Manalapan; her mother, Jean Bono of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, James Bono of Buffalo; a sister, Anna Bono of Cortland Manor, N.Y.; and four grandchildren. Interment took place at The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, Manalapan, was in charge of arrangements.

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