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William A. Conley

February 11, 1930 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 89)


William A. Conley of Highlands


William A. Conley, 89, passed away at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank on March 5, 2019. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late William and Helen Conley. He resided in Jersey City, and later in Rumson, prior to moving to Highlands 25 years ago.

He served on the Jersey City Police Department for 26 years, first as Patrolman from 1954 to 1961. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1961, then to Lieutenant in 1972, and then to Captain in 1977, and retired in 1980. He also served in the Naval Reserves.

He is predeceased by his parents, his brother, Richard, his wife, Veronica and grandson, Christopher Richard Gorham.

Surviving are his stepchildren: Richard of California, Lynn Gorham (Ron) of Pennsylvania, Kevin of New Jersey, Brian of Georgia, Kathleen Cregge (Jim) of Georgia, Mark of New Jersey, Jeanne of New Jersey, Maureen Smolokoff (Ron) of New Jersey, Paul of Texas, his stepsister, Mary Squazzo of New Jersey, together with 19 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Long Branch, New Jersey on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., with interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown, New Jersey.

All arrangements are under the direction of the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey, 1384 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, New Jersey 08831 (

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March 12, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St. Michael's RC Church of West End
800 Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Mt. Olivet Cemetery & Mausoleum, Middletown
100 Chapel Hill Road
Middletown, NJ 07701

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