June 28, 1966 – June 6, 2018
Ernal “Ernie” Herrera, 51, passed away June 6, 2018 at his home in Lakewood. Mr. Herrera was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He raised his loving family in Brooklyn before settling in Lakewood, NJ for the past 30 years. He is a graduate of the Eastern District High School in Brooklyn. Ernie also attended exterminating certification course. He worked as a landscaper for many years and as a manager of Dagistino Supermarket in Manhattan. Mr. Herrera was an avid fisherman, chef, and gardener and loved his walks with his beloved Pitbull, Macho. He was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and husband and will be greatly missed by all. Mr. Herrera is predeceased by his grandmother Betty Santiago and grandfather, Francisco Gonzalez. Ernie is survived by his children, Jasmine Herrera, Jelissa Herrera and her wife Nicole, Angelic Herrera and Ernie Herrera, grandchildren, Benjamin Johnson, Jymanine Lee, Jahiem Montgomery, Leo Montgomery, Hassan Baker, Messiah Hart and Jyssan Whittaker, mother, Gladys Maldonado, brothers, Rafael Herrera and Alex Herrera and wife Mary Beth Rivera. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 4-8PM at the D’Elia Funeral Home 1300 Vermont Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10AM at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Toms River, NJ.
- Visitation Thursday, June 14, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, June 15, 2018
- Graveside Service Friday, June 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018
I'll never forget growing up with my nieces and nephews. What intrigued me most was not only being surrounded by them . but also how our parent's were also alongside one another . and i am glad to have witnessed this as a child into an adult . the bond they had was something not only special but it was unique and spectacular . i remember Ernie and my father Rene always chatting laughing and always smiling and i admired that Because our family always had a great bond . Ernie was always making us laugh. He always had a funny story to tell which to my acknowledge when it came to telling us kids stories it seemed they'd always had a lesson to teach us at the end . and that is what made him such a great man he was always willing to teach someone in hopes that they will do better in life . he was a good person and father . he always seemed to be simple and full of laughter thats how i will always remember my brother in law . Ernie Herrera may your beautiful soul rest in gods hands and may you rest in peace .
June 10, 2018
Daddy you left behind 4 kids 7 grandsons your mommy & 2 brothers forEva be missed 💔😢 watch over us daddy
June 10, 2018
I remember spending summer days with you , you use to try n feed me everything because how skinny I was . You use to make sure I was having fun weather It was taking walks with you or being in the pool you just wanted to make sure I was having fun before going back to ny . We didn’t speak everyday but when we did it was all love , you use to tell me you was coming to stay with me for a week n now that you gone you going to be staying with me forEva I love you daddy n I wish I had more time with u , ❤️😢