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Edward J. Centanni

February 29, 2024

Edward J. Centanni Obituary

Edward J. Centanni, a man of many talents and passions, passed away on February 29, 2024, at the age of 97 in Red Bank, New Jersey. Born on January 28, 1927, in Newark, New Jersey, Edward was a beloved husband, uncle, dedicated architect, and a faithful parishioner.

Edward proudly served in the Army as part of the Post WWII Occupation Forces. After his military service, he pursued a successful career as an architect in the family business, Centanni Architects Newark, NJ. He was a graduate of Central High School and furthered his education at Pratt Institute in NY and Columbia University in NY.

A man of many interests, Edward was known for his artistic talent, intelligence, and love for food. He was a self-taught organist, a skilled watercolor artist, and enjoyed crafting intricate Christmas train layouts. He always enjoyed spending time with his extended family.  

Edward was a devoted parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Caldwell, NJ, for 42 years, and later attended Holy Innocents Church in Neptune, NJ.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Edith Centanni, and many nieces and nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Concetta Centanni, and his siblings, James (Rose) Centanni, Ralph (Rachel) Centanni, Frances (William) Castelluccio, Angela Marie (Louis) Guida, Gloria (William) Mainenti.

Services for Edward will be held at Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch, NJ, with a viewing from 9:30-11:30am, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church at 12:00pm. Interment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Boys Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town NE 68010 ( or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 ( in memory of Edward Centanni. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.

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March 5, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
March 5, 2024

12:00 PM
Star of the Sea Church
101 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Boys Town
PO Box 8000, Boys Town NE 68010
Web: http://Boys Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 (

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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