Claire Jean Kessler

July 17, 1921June 23, 2018

Claire Jean Kessler, 96, of Brielle, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Leisure Park Care Center in Lakewood, NJ. Claire was born & raised in Lakewood and lived most of her life in Brielle. She was a parishioner and member of the Rosary Alter Society at St. Denis Church in Manasquan. She loved her home and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Claire was predeceased by her husband, John T. Kessler, in 1974. She is survived by her 5 children, Judy Accisano and her husband Francis of Brielle, Katherine Surgent and her husband Robert of Manasquan, Patricia Curran and her husband James of Lutherville, MD, John T. Kessler, Jr. of Brielle and Diane Trugman and her husband Leonard of Middletown; 9 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South St., Manasquan, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Claire’s memory to Big Heart to Little Hearts at P.O. Box 597 Spring Lake, NJ 07762 or online at


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Achilles Schiano

June 26, 2018

Dianne and Len, I was so sorry to hear the news but we rejoice in the eternal happiness she now has. Dianne, please extend my condolescenses to your sisters and family. Prayers and thoughts for all of you, Love, Archie