Marguerite Conover Ciallella
(Asbury Park Press)

Marguerite Conover Ciallella, "Mrs. C", 85, of Sea Girt, NJ died peacefully with her family at her side Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Born in Manasquan, Marguerite lived in Sea Girt for the past 68 years. She was a Crossing Guard for Sea Girt Elementary School. She had 3 favorite things which were traveling, her "boys' (members of the Sea Girt Police Department), and her "kids" (every child that ever went through Sea Girt Elementary School).
She was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Ciallella in 2004 and her two sons, John W. Ciallella USMC, and Steven A. Ciallella USN Retired. Surviving is her daughter, Christine D. Ciallella of Bayonne and three grandchildren, Derek, Steven Thomas, and Noelle all of Virginia Beach, VA.
Visiting will be Thursday from 3-8 pm at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. A funeral service will be offered at 7 pm at the funeral home. Committal will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to: Sea Girt Educational Foundation, 451 Bell Place Sea Girt, NJ 08750 for the establishment of the "Mrs. C." award. For more information or to send condolences please visit

Published by Asbury Park Press on May 12, 2010.
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It is hard to imagine a school day in Sea Girt without Mrs. "C" waiting to assure a safe crossing. She brightened my day with the greeting, "Marvelous Marjorie - how are you today?" She was a gift to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Marjorie Kane
May 14, 2010
I will never forget Mrs. Cialella's voice. "Michelle, my love, how is everyone?" I always loved stopping and talking to her. She loved life as much as life loved her. She will be truely missed.
Michelle Saito Pendergist
May 13, 2010
You will be missed. Years later, after SGES (class of 87) she would greet me with "Hello Beautiful Brendan", whenever I drove by and waved. She was an icon...Brendan O'Donnell
Brendan O'Donnell
May 13, 2010
Your warmth, upbeat personality and caring heart as a parent and friend to everyone who crossed your path will be a lasting legacy to those you leave behind. We will not forget!
Shirley Norby
May 13, 2010
Dear Mrs. C, There was never a day when I saw you that you didn't ask me about my children. Your interest and concern was truly genuine and heartfelt. Your beautiful presence will be greatly missed.
Sharp Family
May 13, 2010
Dear Mrs. C, Thank you for keeping an eye on all the kids. We appreciate all of the love and compassion you gave to Shane, Kelli, and Dylan over all these years. God bless you in Heaven.
Dan & Donna Finn
May 12, 2010
Mrs. C, I will miss your smiles, your laughter, hugs, and most of all your support! You can never be replaced!
Robert Melendez
May 12, 2010
I will always remember how Mrs.Ciallella greeted everyone each and every day at Sea Girt Elementary School. She had such a positive way about her. Mrs. "C", as we fondly called her, truly cared about each child. She tried to find a way to reach out to them. She knew who needed a little humor or who needed some motherly advise. Mrs. "C" enriched my life and all who were lucky enough to know her. Mrs. "C" you will be missed.
Nanci McCormack
May 12, 2010
She will be greatly missed, she was my favorite patient in the office, always a joy to see her and speak with her. Mary from Dr Sy's Office.
Mary Hernandez
May 12, 2010
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