Frank Critelli

Frank Louis Critelli

Thursday, October 31st, 1929 - Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Frank Louis Critelli of Millington, NJ, formerly of Berkeley Heights, passed away on January 15, 2019.

Frank was born on October 31, 1929, in Jersey City, N.J. to Louis Critelli, an immigrant from Italy, and the former Philomena (Florence) LeFante. He graduated from St. Peter’s College in 1951 with a degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant. He worked for Haskins and Sells before joining the Elizabethtown Water Company, where he worked for the remainder of his career.

He married the love of his life, the former Eleanor Slockbower, on October 17, 1954. His wife survives him, as do two daughters, Denise and her husband Bob Esberg of Newtown, PA, and Judy and her husband Bob Burkholder of Sandy Springs, GA, He is also survived by four grandchildren, Hannah Esberg, Daniel Esberg, Andrew Burkholder and his wife Diana and Caroline Burkholder who affectionately called him Pop Pop. He is also survived by his sisters, Rose Sciarappa and Doris Scherer, both of Toms River, NJ, as well as a brother, Anthony Critelli, and his wife Mildred of Jackson, NJ, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Frank spent his retirement years happily visiting his grandchildren, traveling the world, and making ample opportunities to enjoy what he called “adventures in eating”. He liked to root for the underdog, with the exception of baseball, when he always rooted for the Yankees. Frank was known to his family for his generosity of heart, his love of hot dogs, big band music and chocolate ice cream. Even as his health declined, his sense of humor remained intact.

Visitation for Frank will be Thursday January 17, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Stirling, NJ. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Stirling. For more information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuneralhome.net
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 17th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Valley Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    1012 Valley Rd
    GILLETTE, NJ 07933
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  • Service

    Friday, January 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, January 18th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church
    Address
    Bebout Ave
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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    Officiant
    Father Richard Carton
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
    Address
    Chestnut St
    STIRLING, NJ 07980
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Nancy Guild

Posted at 06:36pm
Dear Aunt Eleanor, Denise, Judy and families, Saddened to hear about Uncle Frank's passing however thankful to God that he is at peaceful rest. He was a such a sweetheart, I always enjoyed time spent with him. I am thankful that my daughters Emily and Hannah had the pleasure of meeting him some 15 years ago. He really made an impression on them. They periodically make reference to him to this day. May God bless each and everyone one of you with His abiding comfort. Love and hugs to you all. Nancy
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Vadim and Inessa Shtylman, Tatyana Levina

Posted at 06:22pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Melanie Spence-Ayar

Posted at 03:20pm
Dear Denise - Please accept our condolences. We extend our respect to your father (and mother) for having raised such a beautiful person as you! So sorry for your loss. We send you & your family love and healing during this difficult time.
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Denise, Bob and Family - May warm memories bring you comfort at peace at this time. With love, The Bergman Family
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