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Alice Marie Killeen

AGE: 96 • Middletown

Alice Marie Killeen, 96, of Middletown, NJ, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2017 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. She was born in Jersey City, NJ and followed her first husband Paul Harnett around the south during World War II, spending time in Louisiana while he was instructing troops as a camouflage expert in the service of the US Army and she was fighting racism on city busses. After the war Alice returned to Jersey City and raised her two children Arlene and Paul Jr. after the passing of Paul Sr. In 1954 Alice would marry Deputy Mayor William Killeen and have her second daughter Kathy. After 65 years and the passing of William, Alice moved to Middletown with her daughter Kathy and her family. Alice worked for many years with the Jersey City Police Department as head of payroll, meeting all kinds of people and being a character in all manner of stories, like the time she unknowingly aided in a bank robbery. She loved bingo and summer days at the beach and pool club, becoming a presiding grand matriarch for the children there. In her 96 years, Alice witnessed horse-drawn carriages and a man walking on the moon. Alice enjoyed a long life of spending time with family and friends, filled with laughter and love.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and John Russoniello; daughter-in-law, Kathy Harnett; grandchildren and their spouses, John K. and Elizabeth Russoniello, Allison Duffy, née Russoniello, and Kevin Duffy, Susan and Bruce Ionno, Ricky and Beth Popovitch, Paul and Donna Popovitch, Paul Harnett, Michael Harnett; 4 great-grandchildren, Durin, Gabrielle, Madeline, and Olivia. Also surviving are many beloved nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Harnett Sr., her second husband, William Killeen, her son, Paul Harnett Jr., and her daughter, Arlene Harnett.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 4-7 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road , Middletown. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:15 am at St. Leo The Great RC Church, 550 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft. Entombment will follow at Fair View Mausoleum, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Alice's name to Middletown Helps Its Own POBox 105 Port Monmouth, NJ 07758.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 29, 2017
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