Thomas Ventriglio, 75, of Freehold Township passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Tom was born and raised in Brooklyn, and had lived in Staten Island for some years before making Freehold Township his home in 1991. Tom was a Highway Patrol Police Officer for the NYPD for twenty years during which time he proudly served the Highway 2 A-Team Dignitary Escort for President Ronald Reagan. He was a proud member of the NYPD PBA, the NRA and the NYPD Finest Football Club. Tom was a true patriot who loved his country, an avid hunter and baseball fan. He enjoyed working out and eating a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Everything Tom did, he worked on until it was perfect. He took tremendous pride in his home, and his 2008 Ford F150 Lariat. A nature lover, he could often be found sitting at Lake Topanemus and enjoying the outdoors. Of all that he had, he loved his children more than anything. Tom will be remembered as The Man, the Myth, the Legend.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of twenty nine years, Jamie Ventriglio of Freehold Township; six children, Patrice Conwell and her husband, Jimmy of Freehold, Thomas Ventriglio and his wife, Adriana of Harrison, NY, Jennifer Traina and her husband, Nick of Freehold, Stephen Ventriglio and his wife, Trisha of Freehold, Nicholas Ventriglio of Freehold and Michael Ventriglio; seven grandchildren, Nicholas, James Thomas, Thomas, Gianna, Dominique, Vincent and Amelia; two sisters, Marguerite DiBlasi and her husband, Sebastian, and Laura McGill and her husband, Robert, both of Jackson; and his dog, Honey.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Entombment will follow in Marlboro Memorial Cemetery & Mausoleum. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com