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Stephen Santa Maria

AGE: 99 • Lakewood

Stephen Santa Maria, 99, of Lakewood, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Ocean Medical Center.

Mr. Santa Maria was born in Sicily, Italy. He came to the U.S. in 1926, settling in Brooklyn. After marrying, he lived in West New York and Maywood, before moving to Lakewood in 2015. He served in both the Navy and Coast Guard Auxiliary. After starting his career as the manager of a Safeway Supermarket in Brooklyn, he went into Food Brokerage and Sales with Ferolie Corp., of Englewood Cliffs. After retiring from Ferolie, he worked part-time for both Kraft and General Foods. He enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, the Shore and wine-making.

Mr. Santa Maria was predeceased by his beloved wife Catherine in 2002. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Basil and Connie Santa Maria of Howell, his niece, Carol Cleveland, of Maywood, and her sons, Brian and Thomas. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary Teresa, and his brother, John Basil Santa Maria, who was killed in WW II.

Visitation will take place at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick, on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 4-7 PM, with a funeral service to be held at 7 PM. Entombment will take place at Madonna Cemetery, Ft. Lee, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ocean Medical Center Hospice Program, 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, NJ 08724. Condolences may be left at www.obrienfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 4, 2017
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