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Shirley A. (`) Modica

October 3, 1935 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 85)


Shirley A. Modica (Meerholz), 85, of Toms River, NJ passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Born in Patterson, NJ, she lived in Wayne, NJ before moving to Toms River in 1991. She was a Server at the Spindletop Diner in Wayne, NJ. Shirley is preceded in death by her beloved husband Emil and her parents Carl and Margaret (Cairns). She is survived by her loving family; son Joseph and his wife Jacqueline Modica of Barnegat, NJ, daughter Cathy and her husband Richard Sciarrone of Oakland, NJ, her brother Martin Meerholz, six grandchildren; Caitlyn Modica, William Modica, Richard Sciarrone, Matthew Sciarrone, Stephanie Sciarrone, and Jordyn Modica, as well as one great grandchild Colleen Modica. Arrangements are private and entrusted to the care of the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St Catherine Blvd, Toms River, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Center in her memory, 501 St Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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