Carmen J. Daccurso 82, of Naples, FL and Freehold, NJ passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Born in Passaic to the late Mary and John Daccurso. Carmen received his Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University. Before retiring, he was a school principal for many schools in the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District for thirty years. Carmen was the first principal at the Milford Brook School. Previously, he spent a year as a principal in American Samoa and taught in the Teaneck and Lodi School Systems. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Newbauer) Daccurso. Devoted father of Tama Gotthold and her husband James, Carmen R. Daccurso and his wife Lorrie and Jad Daccurso; and a stepfather to Dana L. Berryman and Drew Basso and his wife, Heather. Dear brother of Joyce Daccurso. Proud grandfather of Nicole, Jacqueline, Allison, Anthony, Nicholas and a step grandfather of Joey, Tristan, William, Robert and Matthew.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM for the procession to his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass at the Co Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Entombment will be at Holmdel Cemetery, 900 Holmdel Road, Holmdel. For those who desire, contributions in memory of Carmen may be made to the American Heart Association, One Union Street, #301 Robbinsville, New Jersey 08691 or to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Disabled American Veterans, Post Office Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.