John J. McLoughlin
Bradley Beach - John J. McLoughlin was born on July 26, 1945 in Bronx, NY to father John and mother Eleanor. John moved to Dumont, NJ at the age of 5 where he attended the St. Mary's Catholic School. He graduated from Bergen Catholic High School.
John joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war and served as a sergeant in the 52nd Artillery. In 1974, he moved to Bradley Beach, NJ and started John McLoughlin General Contractor, a small business that will continue to operate and provide the impeccable quality service that its loyal customers expect.
He was a volunteer firefighter for 38 years, a member of the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. John was a devout Catholic and an active member of Ascension Roman Catholic Church.
John is survived by his lovely wife of 52 years, Eileen, four children Diane (Charlie), Susan (Glen), Megan and John (Rebecca) and 14 grandchildren that he adored, Britni, Sarah, Felicity, Dylan, Joshua, Chloe, Liam, Seamus, Honorah, Alec, Brandon, Declan, Aria and Jude. He was the loving brother of Anne Marie Upton and Joan Dedovich. Predeceased by his sisters, Eleanor Puccio and Margaret O'Meara.
John had a big handshake, a giant hug and an enormous heart. RIP Johnny, Uncle Johnny, Daddy and Poppy.
A viewing will be held on May 25th, from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm at Ely Funeral Home, Rt. 33 Neptune NJ. Funeral Mass will be held 10 am Saturday, May 26th at Ascension Church, 501 Brinley Ave, Bradley Beach. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bradley Beach Food Pantry.
Published by Asbury Park Press on May 24, 2018.