Laura Ann Croce, 91, of Freehold Township passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Applewood Estates. She was born and raised in Brooklyn and had lived there until moving to Jackson in 1985. Laura then moved to Freehold Township. She worked for U.S. Lines as a secretary for ten years prior to raising a family and becoming a fulltime homemaker.
She was predeceased by her father, Anthony Pagnetti in 1953; mother, Angela Pagnetti in 2002; husband, Michael F. Croce, Sr. in 1992; and her son-in-law, Keith Goldstein in 2016. Laura is survived by her four children, Salvatore A. Croce and his wife, Lydia of Glassboro, Lauren Croce and her wife, Helen Blatz of Hadley, MA, Lisa Goldstein of Dix Hills, NY, and Michael Croce, Jr. and his wife, Desiree of Jackson; five grandchildren, Melissa Olsen and her husband, Brian of Swedesboro, Andrew Croce and his wife, Julia of Collingswood, Nathaniel Goldstein and his wife, Kimberly of Dix Hills, and Samantha Coccerino and her husband, Anthony of Cherry Hill, and Sarah Blatz of Hadley, MA; and seven great grandchildren, Jillian Olsen, Joshua Olsen, Matthew Olsen, Leah Croce, Brooke Goldstein, Keith Goldstein, and Jeremy Croce.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 11:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 31 Asbury Road, Farmingdale on Monday, April 29, 2019. Entombment will follow in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, 299 Freehold Englishtown Road, Freehold Township. Arrangements by the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For those who desire, donations in memory of Laura may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com