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Dolores Marlene Hotaling

Shrewsbury - Marlene Hotaling (82 years old) of Shrewsbury passed away on June 12, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, before moving to Long Branch, New Jersey, as a teenager. She graduated from Long Branch High School and later married Robert "Sonny" Hotaling. Together they had three beautiful daughters: Dawn, Lori, and Christie. After raising her children from home, she went on to work for Shrewsbury as a Borough Clerk. After retirement, she was elected as a council woman.

Marlene's huge adventurous spirit fit her birth-state of Texas. She truly experienced all that this earth has to offer, including stops in all fifty US states, Canada, and multiple European countries. She had countless stories of traveling the world with her family by her side. Marlene was a proud member of the St. James RC Church, where she devotedly attended services and served as a member of several committees. She spent many hours volunteering at Birthright in Shrewsbury. Marlene was the number one fan at all her grandchildren's sporting events and all other activities. She always provided endless support. Marlene journeyed to Canada each winter with her family. Marlene did not ski herself, but she could always be found working through whichever difficult 1000-piece puzzle she got for Christmas that year. Her grandchildren constantly argued over whose house she would be staying at because she would give warming hugs and she would make, by far, the best porkroll, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich of all time. She was a true "Jersey Girl".

Marlene was predeceased by her husband of 55 years: Robert "Sonny" Hotaling. She was survived by her daughters: Dawn Hukkinen, Lori Patton, and Christie Milano, their husbands: Dr. Chandler Dean Patton and Vincent Milano, and her grandchildren: Kari and Gunther Hukkinen, Chandler and Alexander Patton, and Calvin, Carly, and Caty Milano.

Visitation will be TODAY, Thursday, June 14th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Birthright of Shrewsbury, 175 Patterson Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07701.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 14, 2018
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