Shirley I. Vena, fondly known as “Babe”, 99, of Oceanport, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Hackensack Meridian Health Care Center in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. She was born Shirley I. McCormack on August 17, 1921 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and was raised in Milltown. On October 19, 1946, Shirley and her husband, Salvatore, were married and began their life together in Cliffwood Beach and shortly after settled in Cliffwood to raise their family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Daisy Mae (Crenning) McCormack, her beloved and devoted husband, Salvatore Vena, her brothers, William, Vance, and Sherwood McCormack, and her sisters, June Dzielak and Clair Bruen. Shirley is survived by her loving children, Lynne Hayes and her husband, Jim, of Mission Viejo, California, Charles Vena and his wife, Maureen, of Holmdel, Jill Vena of Ithaca, New York, Peter Vena of Brick, and Tina Schwartz and her husband, Mike, of Oceanport, her cherished grandchildren, Salvatore, Jason, Christopher, Ryan, Shannon, Lyndsey, Jimmy, Alyssa, Kate, Kristen, Ian, Adam, and Ryan and 21 adored great grandchildren. Shirley will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Monday morning, August 24, 2020 from 8:45 to 9:30 AM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday morning, August 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Parish/St. Joseph Church, 376 Maple Place, Keyport, New Jersey 07735. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 360 Broadway, Keyport. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of 50 persons allowed in the funeral home at one time. In order to accommodate all of Shirley’s family and friends, we ask that you please be brief while visiting in order to make room for additional guests to pay their respects; we thank you for your understanding during this time. Face protection is required as per state regulations.
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