Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Services for Lisasue McLaughlin Horrigan will be held at the Higgins Funeral Home and will begin on Wednesday, April 3.
Wednesday, April 3
Lisasue McLaughlin Horrigan, 37, of Cockeysville, Maryland died Sunday, March 31, at Gilcrest Center, Maryland. Horrigan was born and raised in Freehold, she graduated from Freehold High School in 1993. Horrigan married Robert Horrigan in 2006 and was a loving mother of Sean Joseph Horrigan, 5, and step-mother to Amy Rita Horrigan, 21. Horrigan was a very accomplished gymnast who began practicing at the age of 6. Within 10 years she had become Team Captain at her high school and had become one of New Jersey's standout gymnasts. At the age 16 she became an "Elite Gymnast" and was nationally ranked in the top 50. During her junior year at Freehold High School, Horrigan had a career ending injury that kept her from trying out for the USA …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Services for Lawrence J. Pullen will begin on Sunday, March 24 at the Higgins Memorial Home.
Saturday, March 23
Lawrence J. Pullen, 84, of Toms River, died Thursday, March 21 at Manchester Manor, Manchester. Pullen was born in Hightstown and had resided in Freehold before moving to Lakewood in 1983. He later moved to Toms River. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947 and was a mechanic for Nestle Company for 39 years before his retirement in 1991. Pullen was a member of American Legion Post No. 54, an Ex-Captain of Engine and Hose Company No. 1 of the Freehold Fire Department where he served for over 25 years, Freehold Exempt Fireman's Association; Freehold Fire Fin and Feather Club; the Nestle Quarter Century Club; and a life member of the Deborah Hospital Auxiliary. Pullen was predeceased by a son. Surviving are his wife, Irene Alexander …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Services for Marcial Santos will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the Higgins Memorial Home.
Friday, March 22
Marcial Santos, 36, of Freehold, died Monday, March 18 at home. Santos was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he lived in Freehold most of his life. He was an auto body worker for Branning Auto Body, New Brunswick. Surviving are his mother, Ana Maria Rivera, Haverhill, Massachusetts; his stepfather, Jose Cisco, Freehold; a son, Joshua Dea, Howell Township; his companion, Leticia Ortiz and her children, Anthony, James and Maritza, all of Freehold; two brothers, Carlos Rivera, Haverhill, Massachusetts, and Carlos Santos, Puerto Rico; three sisters, Ana N. Rivera, Manalapan Township, and Geraldine Rivera and Denise Santos, both of Haverhill, Massachusetts; and two stepbrothers, Ricky and Tony Cisco, both of Freehold. He is also survived by two …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Services for Robert A. Antonuccio will be held on Friday, March 22 at the Higgins Memorial Home.
Thursday, March 21
Robert A. Antonuccio, 72, of Freehold Township, died Saturday, March 16, at CentraState Medical Center. Born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, he lived in Hamilton Township prior to moving to Freehold Township 40 years ago. Antonuccio was a U.S. Army veteran of the National Guard. He was a self-employed tax accountant. Prior to that, he was employed by Sears Roebuck & Co., Philadelphia, PA and Neptune Township, as a controller. Antonuccio was a member of the Monmouth Battleground Chorus and the Sounds Familiar Barbershop Quartet. He was also a former coach and supporter of the Freehold Soccer League. Antonuccio was predeceased by his wife, Joy Ann Antonuccio, in 1992. Surviving are his son, Jeffrey R. Antonuccio of Freehold Township; his two …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Services for Barbara L. Nelson are private and will be handled by the Higgins Memorial Home.
Wednesday, March 20
Barbara L. Nelson, 86, formally of Freehold, died Sunday, March 17 at her home. Nelson was born in Elmira, N.Y. and had lived in Freehold before moving to Brick seven years ago. She was a Certified Nurses' Aide for The Manor before her retirement in 1992. Nelson was predeceased by her husband, John in 2003. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-laws, John, Freehold, Ralph and Bonnie, Brick, and Martin and Nina, Freehold; one sister, Gloria Yarger, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held privately. The Higgins Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Forman Barkalow passed away after a car accident last week, he was a lifelong Freehold.
Thursday, March 14
Forman D. Barkalow, 73, of Freehold, died Tuesday, March 5 in Freehold after his car was involved in a four-car crash on Rt. 9. Barkalow was born in Freehold and was a lifetime resident. He was a farmer for Reid Sod Farm, Freehold since 1955. Barkalow is predeceased by his parents, James Everett and Mary Helen Barkalow; and his brother, James Everett Barkalow Jr. Surviving is his sister, Joyce Okerson and her husband Henry of Freehold, and many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. Friday, March 15 until the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at the Higgins Memorial Home. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to the Jerseyville Methodist Church, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Services for Kathleen Frances McMahon Abbatiello will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at the Higgins Memorial Home.
Monday, March 11
Kathleen Frances McMahon Abbatiello, 78, of Colts Neck Township died on Saturday, March 9 following a brave fight against lymphoma. McMahon was born and raised in Freehold and graduated from Freehold Regional High School. In 1960, she married Standardbred horseman Anthony Abbatiello and moved to Five Point Farm in Colts Neck. McMahon is a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and was also active for many years in the harness women's non-profit organization, the Speedy Fillies. Kathleen is survived by her loving husband Anthony; her daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Craig Sardoni, Christine and John Whelan, and Lisa and Jim Locke; her adoring grandchildren, Ava and Michael Sardoni, Shane and Jack Whelan, and Abigail and Ian Locke; …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Services for Joseph G. Baird will begin on Friday, March 1.
Thursday, February 28
Joseph G. Baird Jr., 75, of Freehold, died Tuesday, Feb. 26 at home. Baird was born in Neptune Township and had resided in Englishtown for many years and later in Freehold. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Baird, Gowanda, N.Y.; a daughter, Tiffany Preuss and her husband, Rudolph; Mount Holly; a brother, Gregory Baird, Englishtown; a sister, Pamela Bulvid, Hightstown; and four grandchildren. Viewing hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1 at the Higgins Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at the funeral home, followed by interment at Old Tennent Cemetery, Tennent.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Services for Buonocore will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Higgins Memorial Home.
Tuesday, February 12
Rose Buonocore of Freehold died on Feb. 8, 2013 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune Township after a brief illness. She was a beloved mother, a devoted friend and a shrewd businesswoman to all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Born in Hoboken, Buonocore and her family moved to Freehold in the late 50's. She was a community and political fundraiser. She was most proud of her contribution for the development of CentraState Medical Center. Employed as a pari-mutuel worker at the age of 35, she was one of the first women to work at Freehold Raceway, the oldest racetrack in the country. She loved her job and worked until she retired in 2002. Buonocore and her husband Philip, who died in 1976, enjoyed owning racehorses. …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Joel Ira Ellis worked at the American Hotel and was the “Greeter” at Sam’s Club in Freehold.
Saturday, February 9
Joel Ira Ellis, 83, of Freehold, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at The Manor. Ellis was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and had resided in West Orange before moving to Freehold 26 years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ellis was known to all throughout New Jersey for his service at Coronet Caterers, Irvington, Snuffy's Pantagis, Scotch Plains and at the American Hotel. He spent the past 12 years as "The Greeter" at Sam's Club in Freehold. His warmth, kindness, and caring was known to all. Those who met him were left with a smile, whether in their hearts or on their receipts. Ellis will forever be loved by his family. Surviving are his wife, Lettie…