Josephine B Golas, 88, of Hazlet, passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2021 at the Hackensack Meridian Health Nursing And Rehab facility in Shrewsbury, NJ. She was born Josephine Gallagher in County Mayo, Ireland, and moved to the United States when she was 13. After meeting the love of her life, Ralph, and getting married on May 31, 1958, they moved together to East Orange, and shortly after, to Kearny, before settling in the Bayshore area in 1963, where they remained in Hazlet since. Josephine was an employee for Prudential Insurance company for many years before retiring. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who brought her so much joy.
Josephine is predeceased by her parents Patrick and Margaret Gallagher, and her siblings Kathleen Lacey, Patrick Gallagher, James Gallagher, Ann O’Dougherty, and Eileen Vierbuchan. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years Ralph Golas, her caring children Ann Lunney, of Keyport, Karen Young and her husband Robert, of Fredricksburg, VA, Elizabeth Swope, and her husband Douglas, of Shamong, NJ, and Lynn Snook and her husband Jeffrey, of Elon, NC, her grandchildren Joseph, Timothy, Daniel, Heather, Jeffrey, Megan, Patrick, Kathryn, Erin, and Claire, her great-grandchildren William, Lucas, Caleb, and Nora, her sister Margaret O’Connor, and many extended family, relatives and friends. She will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Friends and family are invited to visit on Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM and Thursday, July 8th, 2021 from 8:45AM to 9:30AM at Shore Point Funeral Home, 3269 Highway/ State Route 35, Hazlet, NJ, 07730. A mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday morning at 10:00AM at St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, 165 Bethany Road, Holmdel, NJ, 07733. Interment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, 456 State Highway 35, Middletown, New Jersey 07701. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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