Lenora "Lee" Merlino
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AGE: 89 • Brick
Lenora "Lee" Merlino, 89, of Brick, passed on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at her home. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she lived in Passaic and Wayne before moving to Brick in 1986.
Lee assisted managing her husband Ed's business, Alba Fashions, in Clifton for many years, she retired in 1985. She was a loving mother and homemaker as well and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She loved doing for others and it gave her great joy. Lee was a member of the Lions Head South Lionettes, Choir, Club House Committee and the Social Club. Lee & Ed gave many performances at shows and events at LHS and also known for their ball room dancing.
Lee is predeceased by her daughter, Lori Ann Merlino who passed in 2007. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Edmund; two daughters, Robin Merlino and Suzanne and her husband Paul Kozlowski; and her beloved grandchildren, Madeline Barkley, Kristopher & Konner Kozlowski.
Visiting will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Road, Toms River. Funeral Services 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at the funeral home; arrive 10:30 a.m. Interment Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. www.silvertonmemorial.com
Silverton Memorial Funeral Home
2482 Church Rd. Toms River, NJ 08753
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 22, 2014