Captain Dennis Sherwood

Obituary of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood

Captain Dennis R. Sherwood, 64, of Freehold Township passed away suddenly on Monday, December 30, 2019. He was born and raised in the Castleton Corners section of Staten Island, and later settled in Freehold Township in 1987. Captain Sherwood received his BA from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City. He was employed as a Sandy Hook pilot for 35 years. Captain Sherwood piloted all types of vessels in the New York & New Jersey ports. He summered at Cranberry Lake where he was a member of the community club. A good story-teller and quick with a joke, he enjoyed playing golf with his friends. His greatest love in life was his family and he was in turn loved dearly by them all. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret Sherwood. Dennis is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marianne Sherwood of Freehold Township; children, Kelly Sherwood and her husband, Robert McBriar of Hackettstown; Dennis Sherwood and his husband, Paul Caruso of Jersey City; William Sherwood of Hollywood, FL, and Alexis Sherwood of Freehold Township; and siblings, Margaret Griswold and William Sherwood, both of Staten Island. Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Sunday, January 5, 2020 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Interment will be private. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit


10:00 am
Monday, January 6, 2020
Co-Cathedral Of St. Robert Bellarmine
61 Georgia Road
Freehold, New Jersey, United States

Visitation at Funeral Home

Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home
100 Elton-Adelphia Road
Freehold Township, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Monmouth Memorial Park
4201 Route 33
Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States