Aniello (Neil) A. Califano
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AGE: 81 • Long Branch
Aniello (Neil) A. Califano, 81, of Long Branch died peacefully with family by his side on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Born in Long Branch, Neil was a lifelong resident. After high school he served his country honorably as a Staff Sgt. in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He later worked at RCA Corp, IT & T and then Ft. Monmouth where he worked as a Technical Writer for the U.S. Army Cecom Command Division for 45 years retiring in 2011. He was a communicant of Saint Michael's R.C. Church, Long Branch. A member of the Catholic War Veterans, the former Holy Name Society of St. Michael's R.C. Church, and a Third Degree Knight with the Long Branch Knights of Columbus, Council # 335, Long Branch.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Rosaria A. (Trifari) Califano; sons, Neil Califano, Brian Califano and Paul Califano and wife Carol; brothers, Anthony Califano and wife Catherine, Lou Califano and wife Marlene; sister, Judy Banichar; brother-in-law, Frank Trifari and wife Elizabeth; sister-in-law, Carolyn Sulaitis and husband Craig.
In lieu of flowers donations to St. Michael's, St. Vincent DePaul, 800 Ocean Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740 in Neil's memory would be greatly appreciated. A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10th at the Hoffman Funeral Home, 415 Broadway, Long Branch from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am Friday at St. Michael's Church, Long Branch. Entombment Woodbine Mausoleum, Oceanport.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 9, 2013