In Memoriam


Thomas W. Furlong

Thomas W. Furlong
, 74, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Bartley Healthcare, Jackson. Mr. Furlong was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and resided in Myrtle Beach, S.C. for 12 years before settling in Jackson eight years ago.

Mr. Furlong worked as a data processing supervisor for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in Journal Square, Jersey City for 38 years before retiring in March 1990. In addition, he was a member of the Port Authority Softball Hall of Fame.

Mr. Furlong proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during peacetime. Mr. Furlong was a member and Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 6201, Jackson. In addition, he was a founding member of the Holbrook Little League, Jackson, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myrtle Beach, S.C., the organizer of the Ed Carlton Baseball, Jackson, and a member of the Jackson Jaycees. Mr. Furlong was a communicant of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Jackson.

Mr. Furlong was predeceased by his parents, William J. and Alice M. Furlong; and his sisters, Alice and Anne. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Andrea Furlong; his daughters and son-in-law, Allison Furlong of Jackson, Marcy Furlong of Jackson, and Jennifer and Greg Biele of Jackson; his sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Furlong of Fairfax, Va., Christopher and Tina Furlong of Chantilly, Va., and Timothy and Denise Furlong of Howell; his brother and sister-in-law, James and Judith Furlong of Jackson; his grandchildren, Austin of Benton Harbor, Mich., Alex and Nicholas of Jackson, and Ryan and Joey of Howell; and his four nephews and seven grandnephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 at the George S. Hassler Funeral Home, 980 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. A funeral gathering will be offered at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11 at the funeral home. His Funeral Liturgy will follow at 9:15 a.m. at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. Interment with military honors will follow in the Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Provinceline Road, Arneytown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Furlong to the Alzheimer's Association , Central New Jersey Chapter, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834-1365, or to the St. Aloysius School Science Department, 935 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson, NJ 08527, and would greatly be appreciated. For directions and further information, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on January 8, 2010

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