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Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ

OBITUARY

Matthew P. Gerrity

February 5, 1934July 17, 2020
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Matthew P. Gerrity, 86, of Toms River, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday July 17, 2020, at the Deborah Heart & Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ. Born and raised in the Ironbound section Newark, NJ, where he was a member of the Ironbound Irish American Association for 70 years. Matthew met his future wife in Newark where they married and started their family before moving to Toms River in 1971. He was a lifetime member of Teamsters Local 478 for more than 30 years working for M&M Trucking Transportation and Emery Express and then worked for Dover Township Parks & Recreation where he then retired. Matthew was a hardworking family man all his life and he always watched out for his kids. Matthew took great pride in his Irish heritage and enjoyed reading about Ireland’s history while listening to and singing along to his favorite Irish songs. He also loved watching his NY Giants and Notre Dame Football and the Boston Red Sox. Predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Julie, Michael, Alice, Florence and Joseph, Matthew is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Rosemary (nee Frino), his loving children Kevin and his wife Cindy, James, Maureen, John and his wife Dawn, Joseph and his wife Alison, his sisters Mary Winter and Dolores Hayes, his adored grandchildren Erica, Joseph, Matthew and Kaylynn and great grandchildren Michael, Kaiden, Carter and Ava. Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 22, 2020 from 4-7 pm, at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Rd., Manchester, NJ 08759. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday July 23, at 10:30 am, at St. Luke’s RC Church 1674 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755. Entombment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 56 Cedar Grove Rd., Toms River, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Matthew’s memory to the Deborah Heart & Lung Center. Please visit andersoncampbellmanchester.com to offer condolences.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Ronald Rizzolo

July 24, 2020

My condolence to the entire family, another one of the BEST Generation has fallen. Just meeting him and shaking his hand, you knew you were dealing with a proud, honest, and a "give you the shirt off His back " Person!....I really don't think they make em like him anymore!!!Again my sympathies......

Sharon Fryson

July 23, 2020

Love and prayers go out to you all..
We will miss seeing Mr Gerrity riding through the neighborhood in his truck..
May he now rest in eternal peace...

Love from the Fryson family 💚
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Kathleen Genna

July 20, 2020

Dearest Aunt Rosemary, Kevin, Jimmy, Maureen, John and Joe, my heart is breaking with the fact that Uncle Matty has passed. Having him in my life was so important. I am deeply sorry for our loss.

I will treasure every memory of Uncle Matty, so many and I am so grateful for them. He was the Best Uncle and wonderful family man. God Bless Uncle Matty on his journey. All our love Tom, Kathleen, Mike and Kevin

Dan Mackin

July 20, 2020

Rose I am so sorry for your loss my condolences to your whole family Matty was a great guy to have known he will be missed . Dan Mackin

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