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John Candiano

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John Candiano

- - John Candiano "Jack Candy", 76, a local entertainer, died Monday, January 22, 2018, at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune.

Jack Candy grew up in Asbury Park, attended Holy Spirit School, and graduated Asbury Park High School.

Jack was a piano prodigy at age 6 and was playing gigs at age 13.

He was an extraordinary piano player, organist, and vocalist!

During the 60s he moved to Wappingers Falls, NY, and performed for many years throughout the Hudson Valley, where he also gave piano lessons to hundreds of students.

During the 80s Jack returned to performing all along the Jersey Shore, spending 8 years entertaining at Anthony's in Brielle.

Jack spent a lifetime sharing his talent, charissma, and music with live audiences everywhere!

Surviving are his life partner, Karen A. Hedden, a sister, Patricia Candiano, a daughter, Lisa Perantoni and her husband, David Perantoni, two grand-daughters, Caitlyn Perantoni and Nicole Perantoni, and a step-son, Robert MacDonald.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 5-8pm in Buckley Funeral Home 509 Second Ave. Asbury Park NJ 07712. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Asbury and Pine St., Asbury Park. Cemetery Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers consider a donation in John Candiano's name to the Rogosin Kidney Institute, Dev. Off., 504-505 E 74th St. Suite 1W, New York City, NY 10021. For Condolences please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 24, 2018
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