Monique Read, 87, of Belford, passed away Wednesday, April 21st. Monique was born in Canada. She met her husband in Canada and after marrying they chose to raise their family in the United States. They lived in Elizabeth before settling in Belford in 1969. Monique was a communicant of Saint Mary's Parish, where she was an Eucharistic Minister and CCD teacher for many years, in her later years, she attended St. Catherine's Parish also. She was a nurse at Riverview Hospital and for the Visiting Nurse Association. Monique was the most kindhearted and caring woman you could ever meet. She raised 6 children. Once the children were older, Monique went to nursing school and became a Registered Nurse at the age of 42. Monique loved whatever she did and always gave 110 %. In her quiet time, she enjoyed knitting and even belonged to a knitting club. She was a people person, and could talk your ear off if given the chance. She will always be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted mother and Mémé.
Monique was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Ernest Jack Read, Sr. in 1998. She is survived by their children; four daughters, Louise Carver, of Hazlet; Elizabeth Read, of Hazlet; Joyce Read, of Middletown; Margaret Aguilar, of Idaho; along with two sons James Read, of Belford; and John Read, of Middletown. She also leaves behind her brother, Jean-Guy Tessier, of Canada; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her sister, Roland Roy, passed away in Canada, the same day as Monique.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Sunday from 2 - 5 pm at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Catherine's Church at 9:30 am on Monday. The Burial and committal will follow at Bayview Cemetery.
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