William J. McCabe

July 31, 1930July 2, 2019

William Joseph McCabe, 88, of Seaside Park, passed away on July 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Jersey City, Bill joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951, and fought in the Korean War. After serving overseas, he became a drill sergeant at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Returning home, he worked for General Foods Inc. and married Josephine Ristaino. In 1959, he joined the Jersey City Fire Department and retired as a Captain. After thirty years of service, Bill moved to Seaside Park, where he spent time with his wife, Dolly married for 64 years. Bill always had a project in his garage or at one of his daughters’ homes. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and taking trips with his family. One of his most memorable trips was traveling to Ireland with his best friend, Charlie Donaghue. Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Anyone who knew him loved, respected and admired him for his genuine and humble spirit, his willingness to help others, and his dry sense of humor. Bill was predeceased by his sister, Helen Delaney, and brothers, Tom McCabe and Phil McCabe. He is survived by his loving wife, Dolly(Josephine) and their four daughters and their spouses, Johanna and Larry McCauley, Dr. Mary Beth McCabe and Daryl Kuna, Susan and Dr. Frank Sharp, and Ellen McCabe and Heyward Chiaviello, along with his seven grandchildren, Meghan, Luke, Billy, Sarah, Mary, Katherine and Philip; his sister, Patricia Lynch and cousin, Diane Leo. Bill’s family would like to extend special thanks and admiration to John Rice, Bill’s medical care giver and friend. Visitation will be held at Anderson and Campbell, 703 Main Street in Toms River Monday, July 8th, 3-8 pm. Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 9th at 10:00am at St. Catharine of Siena Church, 50 E St., Seaside Park, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation at


  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


William J. McCabe

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Miss Louise Micci

July 10, 2019

So sorry to hear about a wonderful family member who brought such inspiration to all of you. Know that even tho he has passed into another life, he will always be watching down on all of you with love. I am here in Lakewood, New Jersey.

If I knew sooner I would have payed my respects in person. My deepest sympathy to you and your family Ellen. Letting go of a family member is the hardest but God is holding you in the palms of his hands my friend. ✝️💙🇺🇸✝️

Tina Tranchina

July 7, 2019

Extending my condolences to the McCabe Family. Knowing MaryBeth, and by extention, his entire family, I can only imagine Bill to have been a tower of strength, grace and richness of character ...and as a family man, had a life well-lived. Rest in Peace.

Mary Jane Sclafani

July 7, 2019

Mary Beth,

My condolences to you and your family.

Mary Jane Sclafani

Erin Collins-Darakjy

July 4, 2019

To my second Father who I adore! I was blessed to spend every summer with him. We spent endless hours hanging in the kitchen talking about life. One of my favorite memories was when Ellen , our Dads, and myself were together two summers ago watching our husband make fresh mozzarella, talking and laughing! You will ALWAYS hold a very special spot in my heart!