Eileen J. Vellinga
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AGE: 78 • Neptune
Eileen J. Vellinga, 78, of Neptune, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mrs. Vellinga was a 1953 graduate of Neptune High School. She worked at the Criterion Candy Shop in the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, where she met her husband, Ronnie. They moved to Neptune where she enjoyed her life as a wife, mother and homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Neptune Senior Center and loved to travel with them. Eileen loved being with her family and friends, and will be greatly missed by many people. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of her many plants and flowers. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Ronald Vellinga in 2008, by her parents, George and Edna Dabney, by her brother, George "Dick" Dabney, in 2013 and by her daughter-in-law, Carole Vellinga in March 2014. She is survived by three sons, Michael of Reinholds, PA, Keith and his wife Ann of Newark, DE, and Christopher and his wife Cindy of Brick, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, with funeral services beginning at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Ave., Ocean Grove. Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 25 at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. To e-mail a condolence message, please visit www.oceangrovememorialhome.com.
Ocean Grove Memorial Home
118 Main Ave Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 23, 2014