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World War II Vet, Self-Employed Contractor Justin Rosato Sr. Dies at 87

Services are scheduled for Sunday and Monday

Justin Rosato, Sr., 87, of the Matawan section of Old Bridge, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Bayshore Community Hospital, Holmdel.

He was born in the Genoa section of Cliffwood and resided in Old Bridge for the past 52 years. He was a self-employed electrical contractor of Rosato Electric Corp., Matawan.

Justin enjoyed fishing, skiing, walking and hiking. He was a member of the Rotary for 50 years and past president; and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship. Also, he was a communicant and lecturer with St. Joseph RC Church, Keyport; and then with the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Old Bridge.  He served his country in the Army during WWII.

Justin was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Sabina Rosato; and siblings, Mary Mancuso, Veronica Rosato and Thomas Rosato. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jacqueline Dudash Rosato; his loving children, Justin Rosato and wife Kathleen of Old Bridge; Cherelyn Rosato and her partner Gary Beane of Smithfield, Maine; Regina Eichorn and husband David of Minnesota; and Jeffrey Rosato and wife Jody of Freehold; two brothers, Vincent Rosato of Keyport and Anthony Rosato of Philipsburg; 11 cherished grandchildren and four precious great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends are invited Sunday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735; and Monday, Jan. 20 9 a.m. at the funeral home, with a 10 a.m. Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Church, Old Bridge. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or Deborah Hospital Foundation in Justin’s memory. To post an online condolence to the family or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.

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