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Obituary for Rose Mary Ciroalo

Rose Mary Ciroalo, 81, of Long Branch, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

She was born in Brooklyn and lived in the Highlands, Long Branch and Monmouth Beach for 45 years before moving to Long Branch 2 years ago.

She was a member of the Long Branch Elks #742, VFW auxiliary #2226, Roman Catholic Church of the Precious Blood in Monmouth Beach and the Teamsters Union.

She was a senior motor vehicle operator from1993 until retiring 1996. She worked for Monmouth County Department of Transportation SCAT for over 25 years as a bus operator and also she loved to travel to her favorite place Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where it was always 5 o’clock. She worked with NJ Transit on teaching the disabled how to use public transportation; received the Brookdale Community College Achievement Award; organized LatchKey programs; worked with the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management; was a chief dispatch broker for Shar-Ride. She was a route supervisor for the Monmouth County Division of Transportation. She was Driver of the Year, five times; Safe Driver Award, six times.

She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Eugene N. Ciroalo; parents, Henry and Margaret Castin; sister, Jane Ann Acquaro and brother, Henry Castin.

Surviving is her children, Gino and his wife Donna Ciroalo; Jane and her husband Tom Flannigan and Jacqueline and her husband Markus Gordon; 11 grandchildren, Joseph (Victoria) Ciroalo, Angela Ciroalo, Lauren (Gianni) Scalise, Mackenzie Flannigan (Ruben), Erin (Cristino) Nieves, Kathleen Flannigan (Demi Rivera), Kellie Flannigan (Marquise Taylor), Thomas Flannigan (Christina Leanza), Maggie, Nikolaus and Hailee Gordon; 4 great-grandchildren, Cristino Nieves III, Carmel Nieves, Francesca Scalise and Jade Taylor.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 3-6 pm Tuesday at Fiore Funeral Home, 882 Broadway, West Long Branch. Funeral service 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home followed by entombment at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. For condolences, please visit