Andrew Tomaine, a native of Long Branch who lived in Oceanport for 50 years, 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 & Josephine Tomaine, three brothers, Joseph, Philip, & Merrick; an infant son, Andrew, two nephews, Anthony & Joseph, and a niece, Jeannie and his brother-in-law, Hector. He is survived by his wife, Emily Dowd Tomaine, his sister, Mary Tomaine, Shrewsbury, six daughters and their families: Andrea &Greg Whitesell, NY, Joanne & Dave Valance, NH, Carol Tomaine & Chandler Pease, ME; Bridget Marra, Fair Haven, Kathleen & Richard Bayer, Fair Haven, Jennifer &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 Wed., Nov. 21st, 11 am at Star of the Sea RC Church, 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.