Ethel Beirne

Obituary of Ethel V. Beirne


Ethel V. Beirne, 99, of Freehold passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2022 at her home with her son, James by her side. She was born and raised in Norwich Norfolk, England and immigrated to the United States in 1947, residing in Washington DC and New York before settling in Freehold in 1972. Ethel was a member of the Women’s Timber Corps, serving on the Woman’s Land Army during World War II. She was a former member of the Daughters of the British Empire in the USA and the Cosmopolitan Club. Ethel had a love for animals, reading and gardening.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Beirne; and son, Ward Beirne. She is survived by her son, James Beirne of Farmingdale; daughter-in-law, Betty Mitterway of Jackson; four grandchildren, James Beirne and his wife, Michelle of Ocean Township, Ward Beirne of Howell, Kathyrn Beirne of Maryland and Charlanna Beirne of Red Bank; and four great grandchildren, Henry, Remy, Colt and Morgan.

All arrangements are private and under the direction of Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home. For information, directions or to leave condolence messages for the family, visit 

Final Resting Place

Evergreen Cemetery
81 Rt. 524
Howell Township, New Jersey, United States
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