Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ


Patricia M AMATO

May 25, 1953July 21, 2020

Patricia “Pat” Marie Amato (Bekker), age 67, of Fanwood, NJ, passed away peacefully, in her happy place down the shore, surrounded by family on July 21, 2020. Patricia was born in Linden, NJ on May 25, 1953. Pat was a loving, strong, resilient soul who loved with all that she had. She married the love of her life at 18 and together they shared 49 years of marriage. Together they built a life with two children, five grandchildren and friends. Pat started the Verizon Credit Union in her basement and grew it to point where it required an office space and employees and still resides in business today in Elizabeth, NJ. Pat is survived by her husband Charles, son Daniel, his wife Beth and their children, Marisa, Brayden and Nicholas, son Mark, his wife Ann Marie and their children, Kaitlyn and Vincent, her mother Marie Bekker, her brother Victor Bekker, also, nieces Kimberly Hyland and Lisa Vanderweerd and their children. Pat was predeceased by her father, Victor Bekker and her granddaughter Molly Amato. Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Patricia Amato to the American Cancer Association.


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Patricia M AMATO

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Susan Strydesky

July 23, 2020

Dear Charley, Mark, Ann Marie, Dan, Beth and all the Grand Children so sorry for the loss of Patty....Sue and Al Strydesky

Laura Varvar

July 23, 2020

Friends for over 25 years! The older sister I didn’t have. How I will miss our many conversations, laughs, and sometimes even tears. We did soooo much together that the memories are countless. You will be missed beyond words. I’ll always remember your big smile and laugh and your famous words to me when I wanted you to get a dog.. “No Hairs - No Cares”
Love you so much!!!!! ❤️🙏 RIP my friend

Anne Reilly

July 23, 2020

Our annual beach days in Ortley where we sat, talked, laughed and tried to stand up in the waves. Our attending each other’s children’s weddings and dancing, when we were both still able to. Rest In Peace my friend


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