Obituary of Ralph Anthony DeMaio, Jr.
Ralph Anthony DeMaio, Jr, 76, of Toms River passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and had lived in Howell before settling in Toms River three years ago. He was a supervisor for the New York City Sanitation Department for over 20 years. Ralph was strong in his faith and was a parishioner of St. Maximilian Kolbe Church. His family was his greatest blessing and he was the best husband, father and Pop aka Grandpa Jersey.
Ralph was predeceased by his three children, Danielle DeMaio, Ralph DeMaio, III and Jason DeMaio. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lauren DeMaio; daughter Deirdre DeMaio Longo and her husband, Danny of Howell, daughter-in-law, Tiffany Colon; four grandchildren, Desiree Longo, Alan Longo, Lucciano DeMaio and Dylan Johnson; sister, Anna Wainwright and her husband, Ernest of Staten Island; sisters-in-law, Jackie Marino of Brooklyn, Lenore Kenny, Susan Rubin, and Alyson Compitello; and brother-in-law, Benny Milewski.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM Funeral Mass on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 130 Saint Maximilian Lane, Toms River, NJ 08757. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 361 Sharrott Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10309. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com