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Michael Robert DeSimone

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Michael Robert DeSimone

AGE: 74 • Manchester

Michael Robert DeSimone, 74, of Manchester passed away peacefully at home on May 31st. Born in 1942 in the Bronx to parents Anthony DeSimone and Catherine Caffarelli, Michael lived in the Bronx and Long Branch, New Jersey before settling with his family in Toms River. An educator for 36 years with Jackson Memorial High School, he taught History and Social Studies, as well as serving as Vice Principal. After retiring in 2001, he moved to Manchester and continued to work part time as an adjunct professor and clinical supervisor for Georgian Court University. Outside of work his passions were classical music and opera and spending time with family, most of all his grandchildren. Michael is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth, two sons Michael DeSimone & his wife Karen (Lanoka Harbor, NJ) and Matthew DeSimone and his wife Bridget (Queens, NY), and grandchildren Ella, Noah, and Strummer, and sister Lydia Pazienza (Interlaken, NJ). Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues and friends also honor his memory. A viewing will be held at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester on Sunday, June 4th from 4pm - 8pm. Funeral Liturgy is June 5th, 10AM at St John's Church, Lakehurst with entombment to follow at St Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to the Michael DeSimone Student Council Scholarship C/O Jackson Memorial High School Scholarship Fund 101 Don Connor Boulevard, Jackson, NJ 08527. For directions, or to send online condolences, please visit our website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 2, 2017
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