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Mauro W. Papa

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Mauro W. Papa

AGE: 95 • Toms River

Mauro W. Papa, 95, a 49 year resident of Toms River, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at home. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he worked for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Upon the closure of the Navy Yard, he transferred to Lakehurst Naval Air Station, NJ. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's R.C. Church, Toms River and was an Army veteran of WWII.

He is predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Florence since 2005. He is survived by his son, Stephen Papa and his wife Christine of Old Bridge; daughters, Kathleen Bonventre and husband Michael of Waretown, and Arleen Reilly and husband Edward of Toms River; sister, Marie Nickel of Douglaston, NY. He is also survived by four loving granddaughters, Diane Johnson and husband Robert, Samantha Papa, Heather Papa and Nicole Papa, who like other close friends affectionately knew him as "Poppie".

Visiting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Mass to celebrate his life will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18 at St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 685 Hooper Ave. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. Family and friends are invited to visit to send tributes for the family.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 15, 2014
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