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Charles Finnerty

Neptune City - Charles Finnerty, 77 of Neptune City, passed away Monday November 27 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brooklyn NY and joined the US Marines Corps in 1957 at age 17. After returning home from proudly serving in the Marines he joined the Merchant Marines where he traveled the world for a few years. After seeing most of the world with the merchant marines, this lifelong leatherneck moved to Avon-by-the Sea in 1964 and fulfilled another lifelong dream; he became a police officer for the town of Brielle. In 1969 he moved to his present home in Neptune City. He received his associates degrees from Brookdale college and soon he became a Brielle detective. After a few years Charlie went to Monmouth County as a detective to further his career. He was promoted several times serving in homicide and narcotics. Prior to his retirement in 2005 this respected Captain of Detectives was asked to be acting Police Chief for Keansburg. Charlie was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Helen Finnerty his nieces Mickey McGurk, Patty Petruzzi and nephew Kevin Finnerty. He is survived by his loving sisters Joan Faughnan, Cathy Hovck, brother Frederick Finnerty, sister in law Adele Finnerty, nieces Debbie Bibber, Barbara Cosentino, Cathy Farley, Jennifer Petri, nephews Edward Faughnan, Fred Finnerty II, and many great nieces and nephews Sean McGurk, Erin Henderson, Dr. Bernadette Bibber, Christopher Bibber, Sgt. Alex Bibber, Kevin Bibber, Chelsea Finnerty, Fred Finnerty III, Daniel Finnerty, Robert Farley, Daniel Cosentino, Kelleigh Bilms, Liam Petri, Kate Petri, Rocco Petruzzi, Anthony Petruzzi and Jacqueline Petruzzi. Charlie was a great man who took care of his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Charlie enjoyed going to spring training with his nephews and going on road trips with them Charlie may not have had his own children but he certainly took care of his nieces and nephews and their children and everyone loved "Uncle Charlie". Friends and family are invited to view from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Thursday November 30 2017 at Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. A funeral mass will be held at 10AM Friday, December 1, 2017 at St Elizabeth Church Avon by the Sea. The final interment will follow at St Anne's Cemetery Wall Township. Condolences may also be offered online at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 29, 2017
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