John E. "Jack" McWeeney
Published in Asbury
Park Press on December 14, 2010
John E. "Jack"
McWeeney, of Avon, passed away peacefully in West Palm Beach, Fla. on
Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. He was 86 years old and lived a wonderful and
He was born in New Haven, Conn., and was an outstanding athlete, earning
all state honors in both football and baseball.
He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in football but went on to play
professional baseball for both the New York Giants and the Saint Louis
He lived in Avon for 63 years and was the town's water superintendent
for over 40 years where he had the opportunity to meet most of the town's
Later in retirement, he became known as "Monday morning Jack".
A frequent visitor to the spring training facilities of the Montreal Expos
and the Florida Marlins, where he built friendships with many of the players.
A devoted family man, he is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jean
Howard McWeeney; his daughter, Jill Reilly and her husband Jim of Belmar;
his son, John E. McWeeney and his wife Kathy of Belmar; brother, Alfred
McWeeney and his wife Kathy of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandson, J. Jeffrey
Reilly and his wife Tara of Manahawkin; grandson, Brendan Reilly and his
wife Erin of Spring Lake Heights; grandson, John McWeeney Reilly and his
wife Peggy of Avon; grandson, Andrew McWeeney and his wife Elsa of Washington,
D.C.; grandson, John E. McWeeney III of San Diego, Calif.; granddaughter,
Brianne McWeeney of Wooster, Mass.; and his close adopted grandson, Kevin
"KJ"Kelly Jr. of Neptune City; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Reilly Funeral
Home, 801 D St., Belmar. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Avon. Committal
will be at St. Catharine's Cemetery, Sea Girt.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the Visiting Nurse Association
of Central Jersey, 176 Riverside Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701 or the Avon
First Aid, P.O. Box 3, Avon, NJ 07717, would be greatly appreciated.