Robert Apicelli

February 14, 2024

Robert Apicelli Obituary

Robert (Bob) Apicelli, 75 of Oceanport, NJ passed away peacefully at Monmouth Medical Center on February 14, 2024, surrounded by his two loving daughters, Caren and Robyn.

Bob was born in Neptune, NJ on October 4, 1948. He lived in Asbury Park, NJ for 26 years before moving to Oceanport, NJ with his wife Carole. He graduated Asbury Park High School and Newark State College with a B.S. in Education and taught for 39 years in the Neptune School System. For many of those years he was an assistant football coach at Neptune High School and a boys’ youth baseball coach in Asbury Park.

Bob enjoyed thoroughbred horse racing and spent many a summer afternoon at Monmouth Park Racetrack. In fact, after his retirement from teaching he worked selling programs, at Monmouth Park where he became friends with many of the regular customers. Bob was a diehard Yankee and NY Giants fan, never missing a televised game.

Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife Carole (Cioci), his newborn daughter Anita, his parents Alfred and Dorthy (Annarella), his infant sister Joann and his brother, Vincent.

Bob will sorely be missed by his beloved daughters Caren (Shaun) Carney and Robyn (Jose) Delgado, and his six beloved grandchildren: Ryan, Emma, Ryleigh Careny, Sebastian, Isabella and Carole Delgado; his “favorite” sister-in-law Jetta Cioci and several other loving family members and friends.

Visitation will be at the Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4-7 pm. Funeral Wednesday, 10:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at the Star of the Sea Church in Long Branch, NJ.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Mya Lin Terry Foundation,1637 Finderne Street, Oakhurst NJ 07755 at

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February 20, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
Star of the Sea Church
101 Chelsea Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Mya Lin Terry Foundation
1637 Finderne Street, Oakhurst NJ 07755


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