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Carmine Sylvester of Barengat Dies at 82

Courtesy of Barnegat Funeral Home

Carmine James Sylvester, 82, of Barnegat, New Jersey, died Monday, June 16th surrounded by his family at Jersey Shore Medical Center as a result of injuries suffered in a fall. 

Born and raised in Jersey City, he was known as “JR” by his many friends “downtown”.  He married his childhood sweetheart and moved to North Arlington where they both raised a family and resided for nearly 40 years.  After both retired they moved to Barnegat where they resided for over 14 years.  

He enjoyed watching sports, horseracing, singing in the shower, ballroom dancing with his wife and spending time with friends and family.  He also enjoyed spending winters in Naples, Florida among his friends and family. He is predeceased by his parents, James and Mary.  

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine nee Perna; and his children; his daughter Maria and husband Joseph Fantozzi and his daughter Nicole of Toms River, NJ; his son James and wife Kathleen of Rumson, NJ; and his son Steven and wife Blanka of Mahwah, NJ.  He is also survived and was beloved by his 5 grandchildren, Joseph, Winton, Jordan Elizabeth, Matthew and Julian.  

Visitation is 2-4 & 7-9 PM Thursday, June 19, at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat, NJ 08005.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 747 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat, NJ with a burial service to follow at St. Mary’s cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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