Obituaries: James V. Matulis


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James V. Matulis, 86, of Toms River, formerly of Verona, died on Wednesday March 31, 2010, at his home.

A Funeral Mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Tuesday April 6 at 10 a.m. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Born in Newark, he lived in Verona from 1956 to 1990 before moving to Toms River. He was a truck driver for Smith Transfer in Carteret for many years before retiring in 1986. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 560 of Union City, and also a veteran of WW II.

He was the husband of the late Gloria (nee Arloff) Matulis, the father of James Matulis, Marilyn Forman and her husband Floyd, Gloria Perrotta and her husband Vincent, and Alysia Hagaman and her husband Jeff. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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