73, passed away on September 11, 2015, at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Born in Bayonne, he was a resident for most of his life prior to moving to Manahawkin. A graduate of Marist High School, Mr. Elia received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in chemistry and a degree in Pharmacy from St. John’s University. He was employed by Wesson Oil, Bayonne, for 23 years as an assistant plant manager, and later worked as a pharmacist for both Rite Aid and Drug Fair in Bayonne before retiring. Mr. Elia is survived by his wife, Mary Elaine (nee: Anderson); his children, Lisa, Michael (Noel), Auggie (Grace) and Marc (Amy) Elia; his granddaughters, Sarah, Danielle, Shannon, Maddie and Sydney Elia; his siblings Arlene Seeley (Dave) and Joseph Elia (Pam); his brother-in-law, Anthony Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.

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