OBITUARY

John E. DiStefano

October 25, 1940July 6, 2019
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John E. DiStefano “Johnny D” age 78 of Toms River passed away peacefully at home on Saturday July 6th. He was a loving man with a faithful heart who touched so many lives through his ministries. He was born and raised in Brooklyn moving to Jackson in 1965, where he raised his family, before moving to Toms River 3 years ago. He was predeceased by his daughter Susanne Opdyke and his son in law Lenny Weg. Surviving is his wife of 57 years Rose Marie, his children Toni Ann Cannavo and her husband Tom, Diane Moir and her husband Gene, Patti Ann Weg, John Michael DiStefano and his fiancee Dawn, Laurie Ann Connell and her husband Steve, son in law James Opdyke, 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and his brother Paul DeStefano. Visiting will be Friday from 2-4 & 6-9 pm at the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Rd. Toms River. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 9 AM Saturday at St. Joseph R. C. Church, Toms River. Burial will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood.

Services

  • Visiting Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Visiting Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Mass Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, July 13, 2019

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Susan Johnson-Selph- Carpenter

July 8, 2019

So many memories with Mr. D., over a span of a lot of years. Conversations with Mr D. that included interesting stories about family, family issues, his work....

Rest in peace Mr. D., if you see my Dad give him your great big smile for me...

To Mrs. D. , Toni and all your family please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Love to you all.

From the Selph, Johnson and Carpenter families....🙏💔

Georgette Vorrasi

July 7, 2019

John was a true soldier of our Lord Jesus Christ. I will always be grateful for his care and kindness to my husband dying of Cancer. John always had time to stop and talk to Jimmie up until his death. Now my husband can thank him in Heaven. Such a kind giving person will truly be missed by many. May God welcome you home John and grant your family and friends peace. Love Mrs. V

Joe Ward

July 6, 2019

Rest in peace my friend.. I remember John most for bringing young John to Pineland Karate for lessons from us. Condolences to Roe, our wonderful friend from GA. You'll always have a place in the hearts of all from JPD who worked details

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