John Alfred Woolley

August 16, 1930June 20, 2019

John A. Woolley, 88, of Brielle, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Manor by the Sea in Ocean Grove. Born and raised in Manasquan, John (known as Jack) was a graduate of Manasquan High School in 1948. After High School, Jack joined the United States Marine Corp in 1951 during the Korean War.

During his time in the Marines, Jack was a skilled rifleman and sharp shooter and would go on to represent the US Marine Corp on the National Rifle team. After his service in the Marines, Mr. Woolley moved to Brielle where he raised his four children with his first wife, Betty Woolley. He lived in Brielle for over 60 years and during his younger years, he was active in the Brielle Fire Company serving as Chief of Fire Department in 1971.

Jack owned and operated Jack Woolley Masonry in Brielle for 45 years before retiring in 2010 at the age of 80. Jack was known as a master of stone work; a true artist of his craft, and as such, his work is seen in many homes of prominent individuals in the Monmouth and Ocean County area and as far west as New Mexico.

Mr. Woolley was pre-deceased by his second wife Pamela Shin in 2008. Survivors include his children, Timothy of Manasquan, Mark of Farmingdale, John of Warrington, PA; daughter, Victoria Vakiener of Port Murray, NJ; 6 grandsons and 6 granddaughters, 2 great granddaughters, and sister, Constance Bell of Summerfield, NC.

Cremation was private. Interment service for family and close friends will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle. The Neary Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Brielle Fire Company in John Woolley’s name can be sent to 509 Longstreet Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730.


  • Brielle Fire Company


  • Committal Service Saturday, June 29, 2019


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John Jansen

June 28, 2019

To the Woolley Family just want you to know I thinking about your Dad. He is in my prayers.
John H. ) Jack ) Jansen Jr.

Michael Morris

June 28, 2019

Fair winds and following seas Mr. Woolley. You will be missed as a neighbor. Semper Fidelis.

Diane Plasko

June 26, 2019

Dear Tim and Family:

So sad to read of your dad's passing. I always enjoyed chatting with him and Pam. My smpathy to you and the family.


David and Maxine Laird

June 24, 2019

Jack shared his love of fire fighting and work ethic with me in our time of friendship in Brielle. I treasure that memory and the time we shared. To his family Maxine and I send deepest sympathy and prayers.
Dave Laird

Debra Dickson Spering

June 24, 2019

Dear John,
I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diana Marrone Bolick

June 22, 2019

Dear Tim and Family, We are saddened to hear of your dad's passing. All of us have fond memories of him. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Diana Marrone Bolick and Family