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October 22, 2018

Anthony J. Torchia
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Obituary for Anthony J. Torchia

Anthony J. Torchia, age 59 of Long Branch, died Monday, October 22, 2018 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. Tony was born in Long Branch where he lived most of his life. He loved the City and stopping to say hello to everyone he met. Tony enjoyed music and playing the drums. He graduated Long Branch High School in 1978 after which he worked in the meter shop for NJ Natural Gas and several plumbing supply houses.

Later in life, his mental illness plagued his mind…but never his heart, which was as big as the moon! He will be eternally missed and loved.

He was predeceased by his dear mother and father, Brigida and Felice Torchia and a brother in law, Salvatore Marsico. Surviving are his siblings: sister, Rosina and husband Antonio Morello of Long Branch; sister, Antonietta Marsico of Jacksonville, Fl; brother, Pompeo Torchia and wife Linda of Eatontown; brother Frank Torchia of Eatontown; sister, Angie Henschel and husband Doug of Long Branch, along with a multitude of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 5 - 8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral, Saturday, 8:30 am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 am at Star of Sea Church in Long Branch. Entombment will follow at Woodbine Mausoleum in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to CPC Behavioral Health, c/o Monmouth County PACT Team, 270 Rt. 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701 in gratitude for their loving care of Tony throughout the years. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.


When Friday, October 26th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Service Information

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 9:30am
Reverend Javier A. Diaz
Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church
101 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Service Extra Info
Funeral begins 8:30 am from the funeral home.

Interment Information

Woodbine Mausoleum
1173 Eatontown Blvd.
Oceanport, NJ 07757