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Peter J Befano, Sr.

AGE: 93 • Lacey Township

Peter J. Befano, Sr., 93, of Lanoka Harbor died peacefully in his sleep on April 27, 2017. Mr. Befano was born and raised in Newark, NJ. He was a decorated World War II Veteran who served in the First Ranger Battalion in the North Africa and Italy campaigns. He received a purple heart and silver star for valor. He was a founding member of American Legion Post #471. He retired as Vice President of the Education Department for Newsweek Magazine. An active community member, he served on political campaigns, community councils, adult and children's athletics as a coach and player, and homeowners associations where he loved to organize community activities.

He is predeceased by his wife, Frances Ciffelo Befano, parents Natale and Frances Befano, sister Mary Bode, brother Arthur Cutillo and granddaughter Dawn Befano. Surviving are his sons Louis Befano and wife Jeanne, Peter Befano and wife Francine and Andrew Befano and wife Michelle. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sister Linda Magnano, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A viewing will be held at Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ on Friday May 5th from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Funeral Services will be held in the funeral home at 12:00pm with the Rev. Jeanne Befano presiding. Burial will follow to the B.G.W.C.D. Veterans Mem. Cemetery in Wrightstown. Committal Service will be held at the cemetery at 2:00 pm.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 30, 2017
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