William "Sweets" Nevins
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William 'Sweets' Nevins Coached freshman basketball at St. Patrick's in Elizabeth William "Sweets" Nevins passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway. He was 78 years old. Born in Elizabeth, He resided there all of his life. Mr. Nevins was employed as a warehouseman with Supermarkets General in Avenel for 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Rev. Dean Martin Gessner Council 3310, Knights of Columbus in Elizabeth and was a longtime basketball coach for the freshman team at Saint Patrick's High School in Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Appice Nevins, in 1999; parents, Francis and Mary Caffrey Nevins; and a brother, Francis Nevins. Surviving are his daughter, Annmarie Avila, and her husband, Eddy, of Woodbridge; son, William Nevins, of Boca Raton, FL; sister, Maureen Nevins, of Elizabeth; his brother-in-law's Lawrence Appice and his wife Rosemarie of Old Bridge and Matthew Appice and his wife Nancy of Florida; and his grandchildren, Jacqueline Avila, Brooke Nevins, Matthew Avila, Christopher Nevins and Nicholas Avila. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Costello-Greiner Funeral Home (www.costello-greiner.com), 44 Green Street at Barron Avenue, Woodbridge. Interment will follow in Saint Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions to The American Heart Association in Mr. Nevins' name would be greatly appreciated by his family. Costello-Greiner Funeral Home 44 Green St. Woodbridge, N.J. 07095 (732) 634-0264

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Published in The Star-Ledger from Jun. 7 to Jun. 8, 2021.
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June 10, 2021
I knew Bill back in the early 1980's. We had a lot of fun together, along with Jackie! He was my Membership Chairman at the Knights, and brought in over 100 new members. His personality was infectious, and was always a friendly spirit. He was always optimistic. Sad to hear of his passing, but I will bet he has a few jokes to tell others where he now resides.
Kevin J Kennedy
June 9, 2021
I knew SWEETS for a long time , I worked with him at Super markets general, I too was a member of KofC #253, HE was ONE of the BEST, Jim McCall& Family.
Jim Mccall
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June 8, 2021
Maureen:

Our sincere condolences to you & your family on the passing of your beloved brother William.

You are in our thoughts & prayers.

May he RIP!

Ginny & Richie Griffith
Virginia Griffith
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June 8, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
June 8, 2021
My condolences to the family. I knew 'Sweets' from our younger days. He was a good lad. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. God bless and rest his soul.
Joe Doherty
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