Richard D. "Bubby" Acerra Sr.
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Richard D. "Bubby" Acerra, Sr,

AGE: 85 • Lakewood

Richard D. "Bubby" Acerra Sr. age 85 of Lakewood, died peacefully on Friday July 19, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick with his family at his side. He was born in Long Branch and raised his family in the house he built in Oakhurst before moving to Lakewood 18 years ago. Bubby was a 62 year member of the brick layers Union. He was a member of the famous Acerra Brother Baseball Team which was honored at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1997. He was also a two time inductee into the Long Branch High School Hall of Fame. Bubby enjoyed playing golf and bocce at Leisure Village. Bubby was predeceased by his first wife, Audrey D. Acerra in 1986.

He is survived by his second wife, Agnes Clark Acerra; his children and their spouses, Thomas and Lori Acerra of Eatontown; Joseph and Julie Acerra of Long Branch; Joann and Rodney Walsh of Stamford, CT and Richard Acerra Jr.; 2 brothers, Fred Acerra of Long Branch and Edward Acerra of Long Branch; a sister, Frances "Babe" Christopher of West Long Branch; 4 grandchildren; TJ and Cassie Acerra and Maren and Rodney Walsh III and a step son, Gary Clark of Toms River.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 3-7 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave., (corner of Third Ave.), Long Branch. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 am Mass at Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Long Branch. Burial to be private at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence at

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July 29, 2013
To The Acerra Family,

I am so sorry for your loss.
Janet Clemente-Adams
July 25, 2013
Joann , Joe and families
So sorry for your loss. Send my most sincere condolences and love.
Rosie Woolley Camoosa
Rosie Woolley Camoosa
July 24, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Our mother was Emily Annecchini White, she was the cousin of Antoinette Acerra. She spoke very fondly of Richard and all the family. May God Bless the family during this difficult time
Susan White-Dickenson
July 24, 2013
To all the family,

My prayers are with you at this sad time. Glad I got to know him..even for a short time.

Daria Monica
July 23, 2013
To Tommy, Joe, Joann, Richard, Jr. "Bubby" was a person that was always larger than life on every level. His kindness, his incredible personality, his wonderful smile, his quick wit and great sense of humor always brought joy to your heart. Your dad was a friend to all and to me personally. His passing is a huge loss to all who knew him. My husband, Hiram, and I extend our loving condolences to all of you.
Valerie Brown
July 23, 2013
I'm sorry for the passing of your dad
July 22, 2013
Sorry for your loss Tom
Tom Goodman
July 22, 2013
I wish to light this candle in memory of Bubby, who was a friend to everyone he met.
Belinda Bradley
July 22, 2013
An Oakhurst Legend. Sympathies to the children and family. Don Vineburg
Donald R Vineburg
July 22, 2013
I'm very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. God Bless
William McKeon
July 22, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Bubby passing. He was always so friendly and always making jokes. He never failed to make me smile or laugh. He loved working in his garden, which always looked beautiful and manicured. He will be greatly missed by all in OLV. He was a beautiful person.
Belinda Bradley
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