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Obituary: Andrew Tomaine, 87

The longtime Oceanport resident with Long Branch roots and family in Fair Haven, died Oct. 19.

Andrew Tomaine, a Long Branch native who lived in Oceanport for 50 years and had family in Fair Haven, died on Friday, Oct. 19, according to Legacy.com.

Tomaine operated the Third Avenue Sunoco Station, Long Branch, with his brothers Merrick, Phil, and Joseph, and also was proprietor of Plaza Cleaners in Asbury Park. Thereafter, he was employed by the Garden State Parkway.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Anthony and Josephine Tomaine; three brothers, Joseph, Philip and Merrick; an infant son, Andrew; two nephews, Anthony and Joseph; and a niece, Jeannie and his brother-in-law, Hector.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Dowd Tomaine, and his sister, Mary Tomaine, of Shrewsbury.

In addition, he is survived by six daughters and their families: Andrea and Greg Whitesell, NY; Joanne and Dave Valance, NH; Carol Tomaine and Chandler Pease, ME; Bridget Marra, Fair Haven; Kathleen and Richard Bayer, Fair Haven; Jennifer and Harvey Leuin, West Long Branch.

Andrew is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Lindsay, Avery, Elaine, Elizabeth, Carly, Matthew, Nicole, Ryan, Kyle, Katelyn, Sean, Alex, Lauren, Brian, Erin, Sarah, Emma, and Griffin. Andrew is also survived by 7 great grandchildren; Oren, Mason, Alaina, Logan, Grace, Liam, and Ariana.

He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Barbara, Anthony, Phillip, Phyllis, Vivi, Erin, Brian, Bridget Catherine, Noelle, Andre, & Kathleen. Andy will also be missed by sisters-in-law, Vivian, Elsie, Susan & Hedda, as well as brothers-in-law, Jimmy, Bill, and Charlie.

A memorial mass in celebration of his life will be Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, at the corner of Second and Chelsea avenues, Long Branch.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Parish Food Pantry, 380 Division Street, Long Branch, NJ 07740. Please visit www.woolleyboglioli.com.

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