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Carolyn (Nelson) DeStories

July 26, 1939 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Carolyn DeStories Obituary

Carolyn DeStories, 84 of Toms River, passed away on March 6, at Hackensack Meridian Hospital in Neptune, surrounded by her loving family.

Carolyn was born in Newark and grew up in Cliffwood Beach and Morgan, New Jersey. She was a graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School and Berkley College.  She worked at Nescafe before starting a family and worked for Hudson County News for many years as a Supervisor.

Carolyn truly enjoyed life and had many longtime friends, some even from high school. 

Carolyn and her family made many friends that they met at Sportsman Island Marina and the Riviera Beach Boat Club.  Carolyn was always very social and enjoyed spending time getting together with friends, crocheting, doing word find puzzles, decorating her home, shopping and enjoying life.  Her favorite television show was Judge Judy and everything else was on hold for that hour.

She is predeceased by her husband George DeStories, her parents, Roland and Helen Nelson and her twin sister Carolene Haller.   She is survived by her daughter Joy DeStories of Somerset, New Jersey and her son George DeStories and his husband Patrick Mackin, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 995 Fischer Blvd.  A funeral service will be offered Monday, March 11, 2024 10:00am at the funeral home.  Entombment to follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Popcorn Park Zoo, Forked River NJ.  https://ahs.givecloud.co/tribute 

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March 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals- Fischer Blvd.
995 Fischer Blvd.

Funeral Service
March 11, 2024

10:00 AM
Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals- Fischer Blvd.
995 Fischer Blvd.

March 11, 2024

10:45 AM
Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River


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Tel: 1-609-693-1900
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