87, passed away on December 22, 2015 after a courageous four year battle with cancer with her loving family by her side. Born in Jersey City; Charita remained a resident there until 1996 when she moved to Bayonne. She lived in Bayonne for 16 years and relocated to Toms River in 2012. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle Church, Greenville, and St. Henry’s Church, Bayonne. Charita devoted her life and love to her family and was a wonderful mother, and a hands-on Nana and Great Nana. She was also a sister to her four siblings, an aunt to her many nieces and nephews, and a friend to many. Charita was predeceased by her husband, Raymond X. McAlarney, Sr., her sister, Jeanne Murtha, her son, John McAlarney, and her parents, Agnes (nee: Currid), and Thomas Murtha. She is survived by her children, Patricia Bannon (Joseph), Maureen Healy (Timothy), Charita Palumbo (Richard), Raymond X. McAlarney, Jr., Kathleen McAlarney, and Margaret Valverde (Juan); her grandchildren, Timothy Healy (Rocio), Colleen Hooper (the late Hunter), Maura Lempa (Ryan), Kerri Hogan (Ryan), Shayna Bannon, and John and Michael Valverde; her great grandchildren, Emelie, Aidan, Liam, Timothy, Keira, Brynlee, Ryan, and Riley; and her siblings, Eileen Walker (the late Joseph), Thomas (Carole), John (Charlotte), and Margaret (Stanley Imbriaco) Murtha. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to The American Cancer Society ,, St. Barnabas Hospice,, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation , Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.

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