DeBEAUVERNET Robert M., 66, of Forked River, NJ (formerly of Haworth) died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Devoted father of Barbara Battaglia and Dawn Drescher and her husband Fred. A great joy in Robert's life were his cherished grandchildren; Christian Robert, Robert Michael, Lucas Frederick, Kayla Marie, Christopher John, Juliana Grace. Survived by his brothers; Michael and wife Patricia, Ernest, brother-in-law Peter Cuccinello, sister-in-law Joan, nieces, nephews, and extended family, including Barbara and Simon Furth. Predeceased by his son Robert, brother Adolph and sister Anna Cuccinello. Robert was born in the Bronx, NY to Concetta (nee Grasso) and Gustave DeBeauvernet. At a young age he learned to depend on the strength of family and friends. The devotion of his lifelong friendships with James and Nancy McGloin and Denise and Dennis Pallatta are a true testament to this foundation. Robert was very passionate about the Beatles, his extensive train collection, food, and most importantly, his grandchildren. Robert's world always revolved around his family and faith. Although successful at all he did, he was very devoted to Sacred Heart Church, Haworth Little League, and non-profit organizations for the homeless. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Haworth. Visitation Friday 3-7 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Haworth and/or the N.J. Coalition to End Homelessness @ http://www.njceh.org/make-a-donation .
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