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Cecelia M. Murtha

AGE: 85 • Toms River

Cecelia M. Murtha of Toms River passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at home. She was 85.

Born in Newark, she lived in Bloomfield before moving to Toms River 30 years ago.

Cecelia was a Communicant of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Toms River. She was very active in her community and belonged to the Holiday City South Ladies Club, the Singles Club and the Red Hats. Cecelia loved her Italian life style, her cooking and above all her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 1988, her sister Carol DeFazio and her loving companion Patrick Fitzsimmons.

Surviving are 3 daughters: Marilyn Marchese and her husband Stephen of Port Orange, Fl., Patricia Rubino and her husband Dan of Toms River and Laurie Giltner and her husband Danny of Clark, NJ. A brother Pat Petracco and his wife Isabel of Toms River. 10 Grandchildren: Stephen, Christopher, Matthew, Michael, Todd, Stephen, Jackie, Dayja, Gabriella & Luke. And by 7 Great-Grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday 9:30 am at St., Maximilian Kolbe Church, Toms River. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield , NJ

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Foster & Adoptive Family Services (Dreamer & Believers Program), P.O. Box 518, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 26, 2017
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