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Godfrey "Buzz" Buzzelli

November 6, 1927 May 20, 2018
Godfrey "Buzz" Buzzelli
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Obituary for Godfrey "Buzz" Buzzelli

Godfrey Buzzelli, 90, Long Branch, died Saturday May 19th at Bayside Manor.

Mr. Buzzelli was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Long Branch many years ago. He earned his undergraduate degree at University of Buffalo and his Master’s degree from Columbia University. He started teaching at Monmouth College in 1958 as a Professor in Physical Fitness. He coached baseball, golf and tennis for many years and was the assistant basketball coach under Coach Bill Boylan. Mr. Buzzelli became the Assistant Athletic Director then the Athletic Director at Monmouth College during his tenure there.

He enjoyed playing tennis at Shrewsbury Racquet Club, playing poker with his many friends and tending to his tomato garden. Mr. Buzzelli also enjoyed swimming from jetty to jetty in the ocean.

Mr. Buzzelli wants to be remembered for his love for his family and friends and bringing everyone together with his good cooking and the perfect martini.

Mr. Buzzelli is predeceased by his wife, Patricia Ann, in 2005 and his brother Tony. Surviving are his children David Buzzelli, Highlands, Susan Buzzelli, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Stacey Purcell & her husband Kyle, Ocean and Bruce Buzzelli, Long Branch; his brother George Buzzelli, San Diego, CA and his grandchildren Jarrett Dietz, and Francesca and Isabella Purcell.

Memorial gathering Thursday, May 24th from 5:00 pm until the time of the service at 8:00 pm at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org. To share a favorite memory or messages of condolence, please visit Mr. Buzzelli’s page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

24

May

5:00 PM 5/24/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/24/2018 8:00:00 PM
Woolley-Boglioli Funeral

10 Morrell Street
Box 4088
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Woolley-Boglioli Funeral
10 Morrell Street Long Branch 07740 NJ
United States

Service

Thursday

24

May

8:00 PM 5/24/2018 8:00:00 PM - 8:30 PM 5/24/2018 8:30:00 PM
Woolley-Boglioli Funeral

10 Morrell Street
Box 4088
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Woolley-Boglioli Funeral
10 Morrell Street Long Branch 07740 NJ
United States
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