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John J. Desmond

AGE: 81 • Rumson

John J. Desmond, 81, of Rumson passed away on November 11, 2016 at Jersey

Shore Medical Center. He was born in Rumson to Francis and Madelyn (Bond)Desmond.

John retired after 23 years as a heavy construction laborer for Local 472. After retirement he started D & D Landscaping. John was a member of the Fireside Club, He lived a happy and blessed life; John had a great sense of humor and enjoyed his sports (NY Mets), race horses and German chocolate cake. John's greatest love was spending time with his family and friends. He was especially proud of his 8 grandchildren who he always supported and encouraged to do their best in all their endeavors.

John was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Frank, Raymond and Thomas, also, by his sister Madelyn. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 58 years Rita Mattson Desmond, His loving daughters Lorraine Oakes (Robert) of Rumson, Linda Simone(Vincent) of Lincroft, and Kathleen O'Connor(Thomas) of Fair Haven. Also, his grandchildren Anthony, Danielle, Joseph, Shannon, Kevin, Michael, Johnny and Tommy.

Visitation will be on Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Red Bank. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Middletown.

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 13, 2016
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