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Margaret J. Canale

July 24, 1924 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 94)
Margaret J. Canale died at home on September 18th, 2018. Mrs. Canale was born July 24th 1924 in Long Branch, New Jersey. She was a graduate of Long Branch High School. She moved from Brooklyn, New York to Shrewsbury in 1955 and was a communicant at St. Dorothea Roman Catholic Church. She was a member of the guild of St. Dorothea.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Joseph A. Canale, her parents Earle and Jennie Havens, and her sister Bessie Wolcott. She is survived by her children, Margaret McCabe and her husband John of Great Falls, Virginia. Patricia Sams and her husband Charles of Monmouth Beach, Pamela Myers of Red Bank, Joseph Canale and his wife Caridad of Wanamassa, Robert Canale and his wife Patricia of West Long Branch, and Nicole Doty and her husband Daniel of Oceanport; 15 grandchildren, John McCabe, Luke McCabe, Megan Moniodis, Patricia Hartl, Matthew Sams, Heather Pierson, Richard Myers, Lourdes, Ana Christina, and Joseph Canale, Marisa Russomanno, Adriana and Rosanna Canale, and Emma and Elizabeth Doty; and 11 great grandchildren, Jack, Josephine, Madeline, Grace, Michael, Charlotte, Luisa, Antonia, Mia, Fiona and Blaise. A special thanks to Valerie Coates, our mother’s long-time caregiver.

She was her children’s most trusted confident and their best friend, devoted to the caring of her family. Her children will remember her unfailing faith and boundless energy. Along with her beauty, she will be remembered for her sense of style and her impeccable taste in everything she did.

A visitation will be held at John E. Day Funeral Home in Red Bank on Monday, September 24, 2018, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Dorothea Roman Catholic Church in Eatontown on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 9:30 AM with a burial to follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in Margaret’s memory to Autism Speaks (

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