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Gerald J Goncalves

December 27, 2018
Gerald J Goncalves
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Obituary for Gerald J Goncalves

Gerald J. Goncalves, 79, passed away December 27, 2018. Born in Newark, he lived in Cranford since 1965.

The funeral 8:45 AM Thursday from the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West in Cranford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM at St. Joseph’s Church in Roselle. Friends are invited to visit 4-8 PM Wednesday. Entombment will be in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union.

A graduate of Roselle Park High School, he had been a longshoreman with ILA Local 1235 in Port Newark for 47 years.

He was a US Navy veteran, a member of the Newark Bait and Fly Casting Club and a volunteer at Runnells Specialized Hospital.

Surviving are, his wife of 57 years Marie (Pritchard) Goncalves; three devoted daughters, Jane Greberis and her husband John, Donna Maire and her husband Charles, and Christine LeGlise and her husband Brian; six beloved grandchildren, Melissa De Santis and her husband Jeremy, Jessica Maire, Christopher Maire, Nicole Greberis, Bridgette Melendez and her husband Christopher, and Anthony Maire; two beloved great-granddaughters, Rosemarie and Vera DeSantis; and a brother, John.

Donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to the Cranford First Aid Squad.

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