Annette Pugliese, 75, of Freehold Township passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at home. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, before settling in New Jersey in 1999. Prior to starting her family and becoming a homemaker, Annette was a 1st grade teacher at Regina Pacis in Brooklyn. Annette loved to cook, bake, garden, and spend time with her family. She was a mother in every sense of the word and embraced her role as Nana. Annette had an unbreakable bond with her son, Frank, and he was truly her greatest joy.
Annette was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Mary Bambina. She is survived by her son, Frank Pugliese and his wife, Danielle of Millstone; grandchildren, Anthony, Isabella, Vincent, and Christian of Millstone; brother, Vincent Bambina of Cuddebackville, NY; and sister, MaryEllen Grandinette and her husband, George of Florida.
A visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 9:00 AM Funeral Mass on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, 61 Georgia Road, Freehold Township. Interment will follow in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleum, Marlboro. For information, directions, or to send condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.