Frances D. "Fran" Yannelli

Frances D. Yannelli, 73, of Freehold Township passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune.  Fran was born and raised in Newark, and had lived in Hillside and Union Beach before settling here in 2001.  After 30 years of dedicated service, she retired from King’s Supermarket where she had worked as a meat wrapper.  A parishioner of St. Robert Bellarmine, Fran loved to go to Freehold Racetrack, the Meadowlands and Atlantic City.  She liked playing the lottery and Bingo, as well as games on the boardwalk.  Her hobbies included fishing and watching NFL games.  More than anything, Fran adored her grandchildren. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Yannelli; three brothers, Michael Zuppardo, Benny Zuppardo and Iggy Zuppardo; and her boyfriend, George Kavoleff.  She is survived by her daughters, Lisa White and her husband, Ken of the Wayside section of Ocean, and Linda Altini and her husband, Brian of Freehold Township; and five grandchildren, Kenny, Vinny, Gianna, Anthony and Isabella.

Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Interment will follow in Shoreland Memorial Gardens, Route 35, Hazlet.  For those who desire, contributions in memory of Fran may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105.   For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit