AGE: 91 • Toms River
Jean Gilroy (nee Patton), 91, of Toms River, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Jean worked for the Ocean County Visiting Nurses as a home health aide for many years. She was a communicant of St. Justin's Catholic Church where she was a member of the St. Justin's Seniors and the Rosary Society. Born in Newark, she grew up in East Newark. She then lived in Bloomfield before moving to Toms River over 40 years ago.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years, Thomas R. Gilroy, in 2011; and a son, Paul Gilroy, in 1984. Surviving are her son, Timothy and his wife Doreen of Port Republic; two daughters, Gloria Rallo and her husband Ron of Whitehouse Station, and Linda Gilroy of Nutley; granddaughter, Allison Frasca and her husband Robert; two great-grandsons, Sean and Mitchell Frasca.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 at Kedz Funeral Home, 1123 Hooper Ave., Toms River. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at St. Justin's Catholic Church, 975 Fischer Blvd., Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jean's memory be made to St. Justin's Church. Letters of condolence may be sent by visiting www.kedzfuneralhome.com