Margaret L. Tomaini|
AGE: 89 • Long Branch
Margaret L. Tomaini, of Long Branch, passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, with her sons vigilantly by her side. She was born Feb. 22, 1924 in Annapolis, Maryland to Alfred and Elizabeth Romero. Raised in Maryland, she later married Julius E. "Papa Bear-JuJu" Tomaini, who affectionately called her "Gigs." Margaret was a great track star in high school and loved sports, even watching football and baseball games on TV. She was an avid Washington Redskins fan. She worked for many years at the West End Manor in Long Branch, after which she and Julius purchased the Nip and Tuck Bar, Long Branch which they operated for 30 years before retiring in 1990. Margaret was a special Mom and and dedicated Wife. She tirelessly cared for her husband and attended to his every need. She always gave her all for her sons and took care of them, their families and friends, no matter what the situation. Margaret loved all animals especially their cat "Putty". She will always be remembered as a small but strong woman with a big heart and gentle soul. She always gave a warm welcome and sweet smile to everyone.
She worked hard throughout her life and devoted herself to her sons and loving granddaughter Tiffany. She always saw the positive in what they did. Both Bobby and John were blessed to have had Margaret as their mother. She was a very special lady.
Mom, we will never forget the sweet, beautiful woman you were and how your love made us feel. Lovingly, Bobby, John and Tiffany.
She was predeceased by her husband, Julius E. Tomaini; two daughters-in-law, Karen and Cheryl; and her sister, Betty Wheaton. Surviving are her sons, Robert "Bobby" Tomaini and John Tomaini; her granddaughter, Tiffany; and her brothers-in-law, Mickey and Hugo Tomaini.
Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell St., Long Branch. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at St. Michael's R.C. Church, Ocean Avenue, Long Branch. Interment will follow on the Tomaini family plot in Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. To place messages of condolence in Mrs. Tomaini's Book of Memories, please visit www.woolleyboglioli.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 19, 2014