OBITUARY

Brian J. Drury

June 27, 1953May 2, 2021
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Brian Drury, 67, of Union, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2, at Overlook Medical Center.

Better known as "Rocky" by his loving family and friends, he grew up in Irvington, NJ and attended Irvington High School. He was a proud US Navy veteran, and after serving his country, was employed by the West Orange Board of Education for many years until his retirement.

Known for his gentle demeanor and sense of humor, Rocky certainly appreciated the little things in life. He enjoyed reading books, relaxing at the Jersey Shore, and watching all sports, especially the Yankees. He loved history, classic movies, listening to music from the 60s and 70s and spending time with his family. He was adored by all who knew him.

Rocky was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary (Craig) Drury.

He is survived by his four sisters, Diane and her husband Joseph Sileo of Union; Mary and her husband William Laverty of Union; Anne and her husband Gary Buczynski of Roselle; and Patricia and her husband Brian Teitelbaum of Berkeley Heights, NJ; as well as his 13 nieces and nephews, Jessica Barber, Dominick Sileo, Brendan Laverty, Katelyn Sileo, Bridget Laverty, Michael Buczynski, Megan Matrisciano, Connor Laverty, John Buczynski, Sarah Teitelbaum, Daniel Teitelbaum, Claire Teitelbaum and Hudson Barber.

A visitation for Rocky will be held Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083.

A funeral service will occur Friday, May 7, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Holy Spirit Church, 971 Suburban Rd., Union, NJ 07083.

A graveside service will occur Friday, May 7, 2021 at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936.

Rocky will be deeply missed by his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mount Carmel Guild in Cranford, NJ.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Karen Cocco

May 6, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Brian's passing, but have always been aware that his presence was a gift - through knowing Diane, Joe, and the Drury family over the years. Brian will surely be missed, but the gifts of his gentle spirit & sense of humor have left lasting effects on all who were privileged to have met him. Rest in peace Brian, you will be sadly missed but always joyfully remembered.

Sandra Hazelet

May 5, 2021

Hi Everyone, We were so sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was Always smiling and had a sweet hug. I know how much he meant to all of you so please accept our prayers for all of you. The only consolation is he is with your mom and dad now. He will never be alone..We will see you Thursday Love Sandy and Richard

Steve DeBaun

May 4, 2021

I was sad to hear about Brian. He may no longer be physically here, but I am confident he will always keep an eye on you, and his spirit will be here to give you all strength and support throughout your lives. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss and my prayers for the entire family

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