Harry D. Morey Jr.
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AGE: 83 • Bayville
Harry D. Morey, Jr., passed away in his sleep at home in Bayville where he and his family resided for the past 38 years. Harry was born in Staten Island and raised in Perth Amboy, where he graduated high school. He later graduated from Ocean County College. Harry retired after serving 26 years from the United States Navy, where he met his beloved wife Mary. Together stationed at the Pentagon, they were later married.
Harry was preceded in death by his mother Debra and father Harry Morey Sr., his brother James and sister-in-law Peggy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Mary, sisters Clara Nolan and Debra Ballaratto; his six children; son Richard, Daughter Mary, husband Tom; son Harry Douglas III, wife Dawn; daughter Diane, husband Mark; son Steven, wife Lynne; son James, wife Patricia. He was greatly loved by his 14 grandchildren Melissa, Christopher, wife Katie, Timothy, Michael, Patrick, Zachary, Samantha, Steven, Adam, Christian, Mateo, Catalina, Steven, and Mandi.
After serving in the Navy for 26 years, Harry then worked for Ocean County College for 20 years. He also served as Committeeman from 1979 to 1983, and was Mayor of Berkeley Township in 1982. He was chairman on the NJ Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug abuse. He was an avid partner and mentor of the local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse as well as the Ocean County Advisory steering committee on Alcohol Substance Abuse, and Senior Advisory Committee. He was a partner of Aging Mental and Substance Abuse Association of New Jersey. Also, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6063, the VFW War Action Team, Vietnam Veterans of America, and a lifetime member of the Seabee Veterans of America. He was well loved and will be dearly missed.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, Oct. 27th, from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Funeral Monday, 10am at the funeral home, before celebrating an 11am Funeral Mass at St. Barnabas Church, Bayville. Interment will follow to New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 26, 2013