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AGE: 47 • Forked River
Matthew J. Ensor, age 47, of Forked River passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 surrounded by his family and close friends in Philadelphia, PA. Matt was born in Point Pleasant Beach, formerly of Brick moving to Forked River in 1971. Matthew was a graduate of Monsignor Donavan in 1982. He was a member of Troup 56 Forked River, and became an eagle scout in 1982, stayed actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America as an adult serving on the camp staff and as a senior patrol leader. He loved playing golf and attending basketball and Yankee Games with his brothers and nephews. Matt was a family service specialist with the New Jersey DYFS for many years. Prior to that he was employed at H&H Gas and Appliance Company in Hightstown, NJ.
He was predeceased by his father, Melvin in 1989. He is survived by his wife, Sherie L. Ensor (nee Endreson) of 15 years; son, Matthew John Ensor; mother, Mary E. Ensor (nee Short); three brothers, Richard and his wife Deirdre, Stephen and his wife Linda, and Andrew; two brother-in-laws, John and his wife Pamela Endreson, and Gary and his wife Kathy Endreson and his in-laws John and Virginia (nee Fisher) Endreson. He is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, Mary, Kaitlin, Colleen, Brendan, Kiernan, and Michael Ensor, and Tiffany, Katie, and Sarah Endreson, and Many loving Aunts and Uncles.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Route 9, Forked River. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Wednesday at 10 am at St. Pius X RC Church, 300 Lacey Road, interment shall follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Matthew John Ensor Education Fund.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Dec. 22 to Dec. 24, 2011