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Russell M. Celli

AGE: 52 • Oakhurst

Russell M. Celli, age 52 of Oakhurst entered eternal rest after a courageous fight with cancer with his family at his side on May 19, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Born in Long Branch, he had lived the past 25 years in Oakhurst. Russell was a postal clerk for 19 years with the US Postal Service and working 11 years in the South Bound Brook facility. He was a parishioner of St. Jerome Church in West Long Branch.

Russell was predeceased by his father, Russell A. Celli. Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Barbara Celli; 2 sons, Michael DePonte and Russell A. Celli; his daughter, Maria Celli; his mother, Maria Celli; his sister, Lucy Hussey; and his nieces and nephews, Kristina, Joseph and Alyssa Julian and Michael and Jenifer Hussey.

Visitation will be held Wednesday May 24 from 4-8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue, Long Branch. Funeral, Thursday; 9:30 am from the funeral home with a 10:30 am Mass at St. Jerome Church in West Long Branch. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, West Long Branch. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rutgers University Foundation-CINJ, 120 Albany Street, Tower, One, Suite 305, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Please make checks payable to CINJ-RUF. Letters of condolence may be sent through the web at
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2017
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