Filomena "Minnie" (Iacobelli) Kooz

Born: Tue., Jul. 22, 1919
Died: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

No services to be held

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 Filomena "Minnie" Kooz, 99, a longtime resident of the Bayshore area, peacefully passed away Thursday, January 24th, at Anchor Care in Hazlet. Minnie was born and raised in Patterson, N.J. a daughter of Rose and Frank Iacobelli.  She moved to Atlantic Highlands over 50 years ago and also resided in the Highlands and Middletown before retiring to Anchor Care. Minnie was one of the original "Rosie the Riveters" during World War II at the Bendix Plant in Teterboro. She was recognized by the Governor a few years back for her service and was awarded a certificate of appreciation.  Minnie enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and playing Bingo at the local area churches. She treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and when she was able, she loved taking them shopping.
  Filomena is  survived by her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Rose Marie and Ronald Santee, of Atlantic Highlands. She also leaves behind 3 grandchildren; Rosemary Carr, Roxanne Spatolo, and Ronald Santee, Jr. ; 8 grandchildren; Ronald J. Santee, Anthony Spatolo, Crystal Bohacki, Jillian Spatolo, Erica Wood, Amanda Carr, Ryan Carr and Brandon Wood along with 4 great-great grandchildren; Adriana, Skye, Rylee, Gavin and Roman.
Minnie was predeceased by her sister and two brothers.
    As per Minnie's wishes, her funeral services were private.

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   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
I had had an amazing 27 years with you in my life grandma, the laughs smiles and all. I am also blessed to say I had a great great grandmother and my daughters had their great,great great grandmother. May you rest in peace.

Your granddaughter, Jilyane Spatola

Rosemary Carr
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
My Dear Grandma..Thank you for all your love and all the beautiful memories that will remain in my heart forever. I am going to miss you so much. Hug Aunt Angie for me. I love you. You are now at peace. Love..Rosemary

   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
rest in peace grandma kooz, you will be missed by everyone. i had an awesome 12 1/2 years with you and i hope you look over all of us, and rest in peace

-Amanda Carr

Ryan Carr
   Posted Fri January 25, 2019
Many years together, many years apart, but you Grandma Kooz forever in my heart. Here’s to the times that were had and the many more that will be with your memory in conscious; memories to live on forever.

   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
To my beautiful grandma ,

All of the memories I hold close to my heart and all of the times you would make us laugh and just you were there when we all needed you all I hear is you singing "here I am Lord" and hearing you call Adrianas name when she was a baby. I was like the next set of grandchildrens.version of little aunt Roxy to u. Everyone still calls me Rox lol babysitting 8am Sunday's at the church and we gave them ants!!!!! Lol we had very good times and when my heart first broke I'll never ever forget what you told me how to heal a broken heart , a bunch of Italian and alot of hand movements lol . Boy did you love us and we all felt it. I still feel your love and always will. You made it , 99 you were one of God's true angels . You had a job to do and God saw your eyes were getting tired and it was your time. I will not go a day without you on my mind. My🐞👼❤.

My dear grandma , great grandmother and the great great grandmother to my child , it's time to rest and watch over all of us , family sticks together and boy don't you know that. I love you more then you know.
Love Always,
Erica , aka (rox ,Rosie, Adriana lol so many names I respond to). I know your with me .

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