Grace Mary (Papa) McNamara
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AGE: 90 • Brick
Grace Mary (Papa) McNamara, age 90, of Brick, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at home. Born in Hoboken, she lived in Bogota prior to moving to Brick in 1984. She was a cafeteria worker and crossing guard for Bogota High School before her retirement. Grace volunteered for the Brick Hospital Gift Shop and Ocean Medical Center Thrift Shop. She helped count offerings after Sunday masses at St. Dominic's RC Church in Brick where she was a parishioner. Grace was a member of the Lady Guard of Point Pleasant, the Golden Age Club, the Golden Key Club, and Senior Happenings all in Brick. She also served as past vice president and treasurer.
Grace was predeceased by her husband, Daniel in 1998; her daughter, Rosemary Leon, and her son-in-law, Frank Ghibesi. Surviving is one son, Daniel McNamara and his wife Gail of Brick; one daughter, Bernadette Ghibesi of Howell Townhsip; one sister, Angie Carfagno of Bogota; seven grandchildren, Jason, Shawn, Ryan, Brandon, Anthony, Daniel, and C.B.; and three great-grandchildren, Chase, Alexa and Rachel.
Visiting hours are Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 3-7 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday at 10 am at St. Dominic's Church, Brick, followed by entombment at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace's name can be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Dominic's Church, 250 Old Squan Rd., Brick, NJ 08724.
Colonial Funeral Homes - Brick
2170 Highway 88 Brick, NJ 08724
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 9, 2013