Richard D. "Bubby" Acerra, Sr,
AGE: 85 • Lakewood
Richard D. "Bubby" Acerra Sr. age 85 of Lakewood, died peacefully on Friday July 19, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick with his family at his side. He was born in Long Branch and raised his family in the house he built in Oakhurst before moving to Lakewood 18 years ago. Bubby was a 62 year member of the brick layers Union. He was a member of the famous Acerra Brother Baseball Team which was honored at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 1997. He was also a two time inductee into the Long Branch High School Hall of Fame. Bubby enjoyed playing golf and bocce at Leisure Village. Bubby was predeceased by his first wife, Audrey D. Acerra in 1986.
He is survived by his second wife, Agnes Clark Acerra; his children and their spouses, Thomas and Lori Acerra of Eatontown; Joseph and Julie Acerra of Long Branch; Joann and Rodney Walsh of Stamford, CT and Richard Acerra Jr.; 2 brothers, Fred Acerra of Long Branch and Edward Acerra of Long Branch; a sister, Frances "Babe" Christopher of West Long Branch; 4 grandchildren; TJ and Cassie Acerra and Maren and Rodney Walsh III and a step son, Gary Clark of Toms River.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 3-7 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave., (corner of Third Ave.), Long Branch. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a 10:30 am Mass at Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Long Branch. Burial to be private at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice
. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence at www.damianofuneralhome.com