Lillian (Branson) Tanski, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, peacefully in her sleep at Bayshore Health Care Center, Holmdel, where she was a resident. She was born October 19, 1921 in Belford. She lived most of her adult life in Keyport. She was a stay at home mom and enjoyed her close knit family.
Lillian was predeceased by her loving husband, Anthony Tanski, Sr.; a daughter, Lillian Mae (Tanski) Budd; her parents, Harold and Olive (Sherman) Branson; two sisters, Dorothy (Branson) Tanski and Barbara (Branson) Llewallen; and three brothers, Thomas, Charles and Joseph Branson. She is survived by a son, Anthony Thomas Tanski, Jr. and his wife Susan L. (Depolo); a daughter, Irene O. (Tanski) Wyckoff; a brother, Frank Branson and wife Martha. She was blessed with many grandchildren, Donna Marie (Budd) Scheffel, Donald Lee Budd, Jr., Patricia (Wyckoff) O'Dwyer, Barry E. Wyckoff, Jr., Dawn Wyckoff, Toni Marie (Tanski) Simone, Suzanne L. (Tanski) O'Dwyer, Tammy L. Tanski, Lori M. (Tanski) Horan, and Anthony T. Tanski III; her great grandchildren, Denis Foley, D.J. Budd, Destany Budd, Dakota Budd, and twins, Jordan Budd and Alexis Budd, Brittany Engler, Jessica O'Dwyer, Krystina Engler, Scott John O'Dwyer, Michael O'Dwyer, Matthew O'Dwyer, Kyra E. Simone, Kayla E. Simone, James A. Simone, Alexis Belle Topoleski, Nathan Horan, Haley Wyckoff, Johnathan Wyckoff, Amanda C. Wyckoff, Kevin McKeirnan and Brianna McKeirnan; two great great granddaughters, Judith Foley and Ava Iziar; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Family and friends are invited Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 2-4 & 7-9PM, at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735; and Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:30AM at the funeral home, with a 9:15AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph RC Church, Keyport. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Parlin. To post an online condolence to the family or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com