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Maurice A. Picard

AGE: 86 • Long Branch

Maurice A. Picard, 86, Lovingly known as "Pic" to his family and friends, of Long Branch, passed away, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Monmouth Medical Center. Mr. Picard was born in Waterbury, Ct. and had lived in Madawaska, Maine in 1930. He moved to Long Branch in 1952. He was drafted into the Army in 1951 and trained in the Radar School at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. He was sent to Redstone Arsenal in Alabama to start the first course in surface-to-air guided missiles. After his discharge in 1953, he was hired by the Fort Monmouth Signal School as an instructor and equipment specialist. He was promoted to Branch Chief in 1962 and retired from Fort Monmouth in 1982. He was a communicant of Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Long Branch, The Long Branch Elks and the Long Branch Old Guard. Mr. Picard was an Exempt member of the Independent Engine & Truck Company No. 2 of the Long Branch Fire Department.

He was pre-deceased by his wife, Ann Nolan Picard in 1985 and their daughter, Anita in 1962. Surviving is his wife, Maxine Frease Picard; his children, John Picard, Long Branch and Suzie and Ronnie Gironda, Oceanport; Maxine's children, Cheryl and Harry Mulliken, Eatontown and Elise Mac Donald, Long Branch; his brother and sister, Lucille and Gerald; five grandchildren, Kyle and Lianne Gironda, Michael and Katleyn Mulliken and Suzanne Kriessler.

Visitation Thursday, March 6th, 3 to 7 pm at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Mass of Christian Burial, 12 noon, Friday, March 7th at Star of the Sea RC Church, Long Branch. Interment Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Independent Truck and Engine Co. No. 2, 201 Union Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740. To place a message of condolence in Mr. Picard's Book of Memories please visit www.woolleyboglioli.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 4, 2014
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