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Donald J. Cafarella

June 30, 1949June 27, 2021
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TOMS RIVER - Donald J. Cafarella passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at his home. He was 71.

Born in Hoboken, he resided in Jersey City before settling in Toms River over 25 years ago.

Prior to retiring, he was a Long Shoreman and most recently worked for Preston in Kearny. Donald loved spending time in Atlantic City and Monmouth Racetrack. A sports fan, he especially loved the Giants and Celtics. He also enjoyed spending time in the sun to start the day. Most of all, he loved spending time with his friends and family. He was a very special man with a kind-hearted spirit, known to many as "Uncle Donnie." To know him was to love him and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Sophie Cafarella; his sister and brother-in-law, Nora and John Glover; and his best friend, William Pletchon.

Surviving are his cousins: Donald, Patty, Barbara, Mark, Donna, Lorraine, Barbara, and Robert; his aunt, Eileen Cafarella; and his Goddaughter, Theresa McCaffrey.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 from 1-5PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Road, Toms River. A funeral service will be held in conjunction with the visitation at 4PM. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 3, 2021

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Laraine George

July 2, 2021

Donnie was one of the nicest person to know. I meet him years ago in the news hut. He was wearing his Giants jacket and I had on a Giants sweatshirt. We became friends right away. I had many great times with him. Donnie Told me when he hit the big lottery he take me to Las Vegas. We never got there, but someday will meet again and go. I will miss his smiling face and his dry humor. Sending to heaven to you πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ» Your friend Laraine I miss you! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Donald DeAngelis

July 2, 2021

Don was a good man and will be missed by many. He loved sports , especially basketball.

Rita Walsh-Fallon

July 1, 2021

I've known Donald all of my life. Through our parents in Hoboken. We were all connected through life, love, laughter, and belonging.
I will miss you, Donald, as will many, But it brings me great solace to know that all that have gone before us are rejoicing to see you again in heaven.

Lori DeFilippi

July 1, 2021

From first street in Hoboken on the fire escape & motts .Then to franklin st and every weekend at your house and our yearly trips to the boardwalk.We always had a blast you will be missed!! But now you are altogether. much love Lori Smith Fallon DeFilippi

mark cafarella

July 1, 2021

Donald was a great great guy.He would do anything for you.He was very generous and loved his family.When I worked with Donald at preston alot of the guys on the job use to affectionately call him Uncle Donnie.When I first started working with Donald they use to ask which caf does he work like because my brother was there also and they use to say somewhere in the middle because Don my brother was bell to bell and Don my cousin lets just say he liked to work at his own pace.Haha...Cuz I'm gonna miss you,till we meet again.There all waiting for you with a cold one.You really were the greatest.

Joan Futterer

July 1, 2021

Don,
We go back a long time. You always treated me so nice. I'll always remember all the laughs and good times we had hanging out in Frankie's Tavern. You were kind to everyone and would always go out of your way to help anybody in need. I will never forget you my friend. Rest In Peace.

Karen Pletchon

June 30, 2021

Our Uncle Donnie…

Karen Pletchon

June 30, 2021

Happy days.

Jane Pletchon

June 30, 2021

My Dear Friend Donnie,
I well miss you very much, I will miss our tea sessions we had every Saturday. You were always there when I needed a friend . Please rest in peace my old friend say hello to Paul and Billy.

Karen Pletchon

June 30, 2021

Many happy memories

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