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Stephen A. Ciaramella

October 20, 2023

Stephen Ciaramella Obituary

Stephen Anthony Ciaramella (Spiggey) of Long Branch and Toms River passed away October 20th at the Hospital of the University of Philadelphia after a battle with a short illness. Steve was born and raised in Long Branch and was a graduate of Long Branch High School. During his earlier years, Steve played and coached baseball and football.  He was a coach for Long Branch pop warner and Long Branch Elks Little League. 

Steve was an avid sports fan with his favorite teams being the NY Mets and NY Jets.  He enjoyed watching the Mets and going to Atlantic City and Cape May with his “Sweet”, as he called Annamarie.  He fulfilled a dream of going to Italy and many Caribbean trips.  He recently retired from the State of NJ Department of Transportation after 43 years of employment.  Steve was a devoted family man and was very proud of his family.  He was a great cook and made the best gravy.  He especially loved making the 7 fishes for all of the family on Christmas Eve. 

Steve is predeceased by his mother Beatrice, sister Donna, and his beloved dogs Botza and Maddie. He is survived by the love of his life Annamarie, his daughters Melissa Jamaca and Kristin Romano, and her husband Christopher. He is also survived by his grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander Romano, to whom he was the best Pop. Steve is also survived by his sister Teresa Ryan and niece Hunter Marie Ryan, his brother Nicholas, Uncle Johnny, Aunt Marge, his “bro” Joseph Chimento, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to family, he is survived by his dear friends John Murachanian, Joanne Consentino, Maria Ruiz and Midge Nucci and puppies Shea and Carter.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday October 25 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Damiano Funeral Home, located at 191 Franklin Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 9:30 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church of Christ the King Parish, 408 Prospect St, Long Branch, NJ 07740. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Stephen's memory to the American Lung Association at 21 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 or online by clicking here, or Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County  online by clicking here.

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October 25, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Funeral Service
October 26, 2023

9:30 AM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave

Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2023

10:30 AM
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
408 Prospect Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740


American Lung Association
21 West 38th Street, New York NY 10018


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