Kenneth F. Dunckley, 75, of Manalapan, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2012, at home with his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, he has resided in Manalapan for the past 47 years. Ken had a special love and devotion for his wife, Mary and they were very proud of their children and all their life accomplishments.
Ken was delighted in watching his grandchildren grow and they were truly the light of his life. He was a communicant of , Manalapan. He was an admired coach, mentor and friend to many people and will truly be missed by all who knew him. He donated much of his personal time to encouraging and promoting children’s recreation and was inducted into the Manalapan Recreation Hall of Fame in 1981, an honor he relished. He was, however, most proud of his ability to inspire and pass on his love of sports. His smile and amazing sense of humor will be long remembered along with his quick and generous smile. A last gift for him was his favored NY Giants Super Bowl victory.
He was predeceased by his brother, James. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Kelly of Whiting and James and Carolyn of West Allenhurst; his daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Michael DeMatteo of Manalapan; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Erica Dunckley of Ridgewood; and eight grandchildren, Kathleen, Tara, Amanda, Shannon, Connor, Jack, Rory and Ryan.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, 4/9, from 4 to 8 pm, at the, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan.
A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, 4/10, at 10 am, at St. Thomas More Church, Manalapan. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Parkinson’s Research, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018.