Brian Michael McCauley (46), born in Staten Island, NY to his mother Mary Anne and father James McCauley, passed away at home on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
A gentle, fun-loving man, Brian’s infectious personality captured the love and lifelong affection of all who knew him. Some of his talents and interests included gardening, live music (especially attending concerts of his nephew James), muscle cars, his dog Grayson and cat Thrash, family get-togethers, relaxing in the pool with his sister, and setting off fireworks with friends. Brian was fond of science fiction movies and novels, could resuscitate any wilting houseplant, and enjoyed many nights of cooking, grilling, and movie marathons with his nephew and husband. Brian will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends and all who were lucky enough to make his acquaintance.
Brian is survived by his husband, Nicholas Kinsman, his parents James and Mary Anne McCauley, his brother Mark and partner Lauren, his sister Kathleen Simione and her husband Michael, and their two children James and Julianna. He is predeceased by his sister Mary and is survived by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.
Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 21st 2-6pm, at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals on 145 St Catherine Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08755. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 22nd at 10am at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 685 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753. A live stream of his Monday service will be hosted at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/StJoesParishTR
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toms River Animal Shelter in the form of a check can be made out to “Toms River Animal Facility” and sent to 235 Oak Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753. Donations for his dear friend, Jenn Sidorick are also encouraged at https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-jenn-with-cancer-and-animals. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
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