Madeline Kula of Manahawkin Dies at 84

Courtesy of Thomas L. Shinn Funeral Home

Madeline A. Kula, 84, of Manahawkin, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Madeline was a lifelong resident of Manahawkin. A graduate of Tuckerton High School, attended Gloucester County College, she had a career as a Registry Dental coordinator with Ocean County. She previously had worked 11 years with the New Lisbon facility as a dental assistant.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Frank Kula; her former husband, August Cervetto; her parents, Louise and Bill Burnham of Manahawkin; her brother, Tommy Burnham of Manahawkin; her brother, Bill Burnham Jr.; grandson, Joseph Musmecci of Dallas, TX. She is survived by her children, Steven and his wife Sue of Warren Grove; her daughter, Linda and her husband Gary of Midlothian, TX; son, Robert and his wife Norma of Dublin, TX; her sister, Alice Richards of Virginia; her brother, Richard Burnham and his wife Beverly of Kerens, TX; her grandchildren, Carey B. Cranmer and her husband Stacy, Barrett Cervetto of Warren Grove, Gina Musmecci and her husband Luis Mayoral of Midlothian, TX, Kellen Cervetto and wife Stephanie of Stephenville, TX, Stacey Cervetto and fiancé Vaugn Hensen of Stephenville, TX; great-grandchildren, Gavin Cranmer, Donovan Cranmer, Grace Cranmer, and Sebastian Cervetto, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Madeline had been a provider of quality care to her grandmother, Rachel Shinn during her stay in the nursing home. She gave freely to everyone.

We would as a family, like to give her beloved granddaughter, Carey Cranmer, a registerd nurse at SOCH (and her family for their sacrifices) a special thank you for following in her grandmother's footsteps and giving her time freely to care for her grandmother, Madeline so she could be cared for at home until the end. Additional thanks should be noted to Meridian Hospice and Marja Jenkins, RN, who solely directed her care during that time. Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home for their direction of her services. Madeline expressed the desire that charitable contributions be directed to St. Stephens Episcopal Church or Meridian Hospice. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin. Condolences may be sent to our website at www.shinnfuneralhome.com.


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