In Memory of
Barbara A. Cortese
1953 - August 4, 2021
Barbara A. Cortese,
68, of Tinton Falls, NJ passed away on August 4, 2021 at
Centra State Hospital. Barbara was born on February 2,
1953 to the late Joseph, a NJ State Trooper, and
Barbara attended Monmouth Regional High School and
Brookdale Community College and went on to be a manager
with Acme Food Markets. Later she became a Toll
Collector with the Port Authority of NY and NJ. After
retiring she opened and operated a pet grooming shop,
Bark Avenue Tails.
Barbara loved animals, leaving behind one horse, three
parrots and three cats. She was also a crafts person
extraordinaire. If you would think of it, she could make
it. She was also known to make a great batch of
She is survived by her loving brother, William Hall and
his wife Diana, her nephew, Pete, niece, Heather and her
husband Jeff Green, and God daughter, Daniela and her
husband Brett. Also surviving are many cousins and
friends, Fran and Donna.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Joseph F. and
Magdalene T. Hall, sister in law, Carol and many beloved
She will be sorely missed for her wit, playful sarcasm,
love of family and animals and pride she had in her
Native American and Hungarian Heritage.
Visitation will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home,
85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Sunday August
8, 2021 from 2 - 6 pm. A service will be held at the
funeral home on Monday August 9, 2021 at 11 am.
Interment will follow at Shoreland Memorial Gardens in
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in
Barbara's memory to the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall
Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724.
Published by Asbury Park Press
from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2021