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Alba M. Brunetto

Ocean Grove - Alba M. Brunetto, 96, of Ocean Grove, died Wednesday February 14, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. Mrs. Brunetto was a teacher last working for the Essex County Board of Education at the Essex County Vocational school. Also she taught at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament. She received her teachers certificate from St. Elizabeth College in 1971. Music was her life. She was a professional level singer, having sung at the 1964 World's Fair and at Carnegie Hall. She played the Harp, Organ and Piano and was a member of the Hall of Fame of the Bloomfield Federation of Music. Alba belonged to many choir groups and she was the resident harpist for many years at the Van Tassel Funeral Home, Bloomfield. Born in Belleville, she summered in Ocean Grove for over 50 years before retiring to her home on Stockton Avenue 12 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband Anthony Brunetto in 1985. She was a devoted mother to her son David A. Brunetto. Also surviving are her brother and his wife, Elmo and Ella Pascale, her sister in Law, Rose Brunetto, her nieces Martha Weston and her husband, Richard, and Phyllis Crowell, her nephew, Nick Brunetto and his wife Donna, her cousin Lois Corbo, her friends, Mary Martin, Al and Joyce Dawson, Nancy Paugh, Rose and Sal Geraci and Fran McLaughlin and many other friends and family. Relatives and friends may call on Friday February 23, from 3:00 - 8:00 PM at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 80 Embury Avenue, Ocean Grove. Interment will follow at Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Paul's United Methodist Church or the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, 54 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, would be appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 21, 2018
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