Inez Keller, 85, of Freehold Township died at CentraState Medical Center with her husband of 63 years at her bedside on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Keller was born in Hillside, and resided in Freehold for the last 26 years. She was an IBM Keypunch Operator for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Jersey until her retirement. Inez was a parishioner and member of the Rosary-Altar Society at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. She was an active member at the Freehold Township Senior Center, the Silvermead Community Club, and the Red Hat Society.
Keller is survived by her husband, Jack; three daughters, Joanne Riker and her husband, John of Forked River, Janice Trapanese and her husband, Joseph of Charleston, SC and Joyce Thompson and her husband, Richard of Port Monmouth, Middletown; seven grandchildren, Michele, Joseph, Maureen, Jeanine, Rick, Jennifer and Kelly; fourteen great grandchildren; her nieces and nephews who adored her; and a brother, Richard Ruggiero and his wife, Sylvia of Deerfield Beach, FL.
Visiting will be at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home in Freehold Township on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for the procession to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township for her 11:30 a.m. funeral mass.
Interment will to follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle NJ Veteran’s Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Inez may be made to American Cancer Society, 2310 Route 34, Suite 1D, Manasquan, New Jersey 08736. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.