Joseph R. FrenchOctober 25, 1930 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 87)
Joseph R. French, 87, of Shrewsbury, passed away on January 16, 2018. He was born in Jersey City, NJ to the late Joseph A. and Catherine Platt French. He raised his family in Atlantic Highlands and Greensboro, NC and ultimately retired in Shrewsbury. Joe proudly served our country during the Korean War in the US Army. Throughout his life, Joe was an active parishioner at St. Agnes RC Church in Atlantic Highlands where he was a part of their Senior Group. Most recently, he attended St. James RC Church in Red Bank. Joe worked for Western Electric and retired after working 38 years from AT&T.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret Dooley French, his brother Harold French, his sister Edna French Legowski, and his loving Aunt Harriet McGovern. Surviving are his loving children, Joseph A. French and his wife Moira, Elizabeth French, Tara French, and Christopher and his wife Terri French, his cherished grandchildren Nessa, Caroline, Madeleine, Patrick and Timothy French, and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ on Friday January 19, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James RC Church in Red Bank on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 9 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers Joe would like to honor his wife’s memory by donations made to Joan Dancy and Pals Foundation, RVMC, 1 Riverview Plaza, P.O Box 8157, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Please visit Joe’s memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.