Dorothy May Hargreaves

Mrs. Hargreaves, 85, of Jackson, died May 16, 2007, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. She was born in Great Britain to Charlotte and John Bullock on March 13, 1922. She was married in May 1945 in Heigham, Great Britain. After her husband completed his tour of duty with the U.S. Army in London in March 1946, the couple moved to Cranford before settling in Howell several years later. Mrs. Hargreaves became a U.S. citizen in September 1954 and worked for 3M, Freehold Township, for 36 years. She was a member of St. Veronica’s Roman Catholic Church, Howell, until 2002, when she moved to an assisted-living facility. Mrs. Hargreaves was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Hargreaves, in 1977, as well as two brothers, Charles and Herbert. She is survived by a sister, Gwen Marchant of Pontefract, Great Britain. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Veronica’s Church, followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to St. Veronica’s Church, 4215 Route 9 north, Howell 07731.

Carol Dare Thorne

Mrs. Thorne, 70, died May 19, 2007, at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she and her husband moved to New Jersey in the late 1960s. Mrs. Thorne is survived by her husband of 52 years, Gerald; three daughters, Lynn Reynolds and Cheryl Arvidson, both of Old Bridge, and Audrey Lotti of Freehold; two sons, Scott Thorne of East Brunswick and Jeff Thorne of Jackson; and 13 grandchildren. A celebration of her life was held June 2 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold.

Lillian Mae Romanelli

Mrs. Romanelli, 88, of Jackson, died May 24, 2007, at CareOne at Jackson. Born in Staten Island, N.Y., she had lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., for most of her life and had resided in Old Bridge for 13 years before moving to Jackson two years ago. Mrs. Romanelli was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Old Bridge. She was a member of the St. Ambrose Seniors and the Old Bridge Seniors. She was also an active volunteer for Catholic Charities in Brooklyn. She was predeceased by her husband, James Romanelli, in 1994, as well as a brother, Albert Martin. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Lynn Romanelli of Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., and James and Ingrid Romanelli of Massapequa Park, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Jack Fecht of Jackson; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Rita Martin of Mahwah; a brother-in-law, Gennaro Romanelli of Tennessee; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Michael Hegarty Funeral Home, Old Bridge, followed by a funeral Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Interment took place at The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Memorial donations may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 1 Meridian Road, Suite 5, Eatontown 07724.

Dorothy K. Nimick

Mrs. Nimick, 79, of The Villages, Howell, died May 30, 2007, at Jersey Shore Center, Eatontown. She was born in Freehold and was a lifelong area resident. Prior to retiring in 1990, Mrs. Nimick was the court clerk for the borough of Freehold for 17 years. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Freehold. She was predeceased by two brothers, Edward O. Kirby and Arthur Kirby, and two sisters, Jeanetta K. Treat and Sarah Huber. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George Nimick; two sons and a daughter-in-law, George E. Nimick of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and fiancée Peggy, and Craig J. and Antoinette Nimick of Freehold; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley A. and Thomas Cook, also of Freehold; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral liturgy was celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church, followed by interment at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold Township. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, was in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne Schreck

Mrs. Schreck, 87, of Silvermead, Freehold Township, died May 25, 2007, at The Manor Care Center, Freehold Township. She was born in Wilmington, Del., and had lived in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, N.Y., and Marlboro before moving to Silvermead. Prior to retiring in 1987, Mrs. Schreck was the director of volunteers for Freehold Area Hospital (now CentraState Medical Center) for 17 years. She had previously been the hospital’s first secretary to the administrator. She was a member of the American Society of Directors of Volunteer Services and the New Jersey Association Directors of Volunteer Services. She was also a founding member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Company, Marlboro, as well as a member and past president of the Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Schreck was predeceased by her husband, Vincent A., in 2000; a son, Vincent George, in 2001; two brothers, Edward and Robert Beauchamp; and a sister, Betty Dilks. Surviving are a daughter, Lynda Jeanne Curcio of Freehold Township; six grandchildren and their spouses, Cynthia and Dr. Allen Ongsiako of Holmdel, Andrea and William Clauser of Point Pleasant, Ellyn and David Dobson of Howell, Debra and George Leonge of West Windsor, and John Curcio and Leanne and Brian Cook, all of Freehold; and 13 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold, with the Rev. Frank Hebert officiating. Internment was private, with the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2550 Route 1, North Brunswick, 08902; or the American Lung Association of New Jersey, 1600 Route 22 East, Union 07083-3407.

Donald D. Tanner

Mr. Tanner, 66, of Englishtown, died May 29, 2007, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township, after a long illness. Born and raised in Englishtown, he had lived in Newark for more than 25 years before entering Pine Brook Care Center, Manalapan, in June 2004. He worked in construction. Mr. Tanner was predeceased by a brother, Herbert R. Tanner; two sisters, Arline D. Tanner and Gail M. Tanner-Copeland; and his longtime companion, Grace Pittman. Surviving are two brothers, Charles C. Tanner Jr. of Lakewood and Bobby J. Tanner of Monroe; four sisters, Shirley J. Johnson and Patricia D. Simms, both of Freehold, Sondra P. Little of Asbury Park and Jerri D. Tanner of Trenton; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at Freeman Funeral Home, Freehold, followed by interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold Township.

Dorothy Ann Kastner Groh

Mrs. Groh, 71, of Matawan, died May 24, 2007, at Frances Georgeson Hospice House, Naples, Fla. Born in Jersey City, she had resided in Towaco before relocating to Matawan in 1968. Mrs. Groh was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Keyport. She is survived by her husband, Herman J. Groh; two sons and daughters-in-law, William H. and Denise Groh of Jackson, and Charles J. and Rachel Groh of Brick; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy A. and Tom Reddington of Jacksonville, Fla.; and six grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Arrangements were by Day Funeral Home, Keyport. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Naples Inc., 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

Alan W. McCormick

Mr. McCormick, 76, of Freehold Township, died May 9, 2007, at Bartley Healthcare Nursing & Rehabilitation, Jackson. He was born in Red Bank and had lived there, in Middletown and in Port St. Lucie, Fla., before moving to Freehold in 1999. Prior to retiring in 1985, Mr. McCormick was a program analyst at U.S. Army CECOM (Communications Electronics Command) at Fort Monmouth for more than 30 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in Korea. He was a 1948 graduate of Red Bank High School. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Patricia Noonan McCormick; four sons and three daughters-in-law, David A. and Maureen McCormick of Hackensack, Keith J. and Denise McCormick of Howell, Paul H. McCormick of Zionsville, Pa., and his companion, Debra, and Patrick J. and Sheila McCormick of Farmingdale; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard S. Jr. and Frances McCormick of the Adelphia section of Howell; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, William and Elna Robinson of Port Orchard, Wis., and John Noonan Jr. of Fair Haven; and seven grandchildren. A funeral service was held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. Inurnment took place at Holmdel Cemetery Mausoleum.