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Donald L. Zeni

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Donald L. Zeni

AGE: 75 • Matawan

Donald L. Zeni, 75, of Matawan, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, after a brief but courageous battle with mesothelioma. Don was the owner and operator of Aberdeen Light Truck Service since 1979. Don was born in Red Bank, raised in Morganville and resided in Matawan for over 50 years. He graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School before proudly serving in the United States Air Force. Don was very well known and beloved in the Matawan-Aberdeen area, he was a very generous community minded man. Don was an avid fisherman so much so he acquired his captain license, was often referred to as Captain Don and spent many memorable days fishing on his boat the Zenith with family and friends. He also was a very accomplished snow skier and enjoyed spending time skiing in Colorado and Utah. Don loved the game of baseball, which he played from Little League through his time in the service and was a huge Yankees fan. He left an indelible mark on those who knew him and will be fondly remembered.

Don was predeceased by his parents Adam and Rose (Falco) Zeni. He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 20 years Dana Nolet-Zeni; his three children, son, Donald C. Zeni and his wife Deirdre, daughter, Donna Zeni-Bolen, son, David A Zeni and his wife Annemarie; six grandchildren, Allyssa, Matthew, Taylor, Tara, Lauren and Nicholas; sister Sally Cornell and husband Thomas, brother Joseph Zeni and his wife Kathleen and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 2 PM to 6 PM at Waitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 501 Highway 79, Morganville, NJ. A funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph Church in Keyport on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM. The family requests donations to be made in his name to the by visiting To share stories, photos or to send it on condolence please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 25, 2017
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