Gloria Skea

Gloria Skea (Jago)

Wednesday, July 27th, 1932 - Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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Gloria P. Skea, 88, of Spring Lake Heights, died peacefully on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Manor by the Sea, Ocean Grove, NJ, surrounded by her family. Gloria was born in Jersey City, NJ on July 27th, 1932 to the late Alfred J. Jago and Mary Fallon Jago. Gloria was a parishioner of her beloved St. Aloysius Church, attending both grammar and high schools there, and where she would remain an active parishioner for over 70 years. On September 24, 1955, 65 years prior to the day of her passing, Gloria married the late Walter H. Skea, Jr., the father of their six children.

A devout Catholic, Gloria was committed to a life of service in the Church. At St. Aloysius, she became a Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Rosary Society, and was ultimately honored as a Centennial Aloysian for her years of dedicated service to the parish. Gloria volunteered at numerous Catholic organizations, including the St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Rose Church CCD, and St. Rose Church in Belmar, NJ. Professionally, Gloria worked as the head administrator at Ferris High School for the Jersey City Board of Education until her retirement after 22 years of service.

Fun-loving and blessed with a quick wit and a great voice, a song or a good story were never far off for Gloria. She relished the good times with family and friends and was proud of her faith and Irish heritage.

Gloria was predeceased by her brother Robert Jago and sister-in-law Patricia Jago. Surviving are her beloved children, Michael Skea (Maureen) of Spring Lake Heights, Patricia Skea of Belmar, Maureen Skea of Spring Lake Heights, Robert Skea (Lori) of Manasquan, Martin Skea (Christopher) of Washington, DC, Beth Sarre (Greg) of Wall, NJ, a brother, Alfred Jago and sister-in-law Helen Jago of Toms River, NJ. She also leaves behind her nine cherished grandchildren: Moira, Ryan & Matthew Skea, all of Spring Lake Heights; Conor, Evan, Kelly & Daniel Skea, all of Manasquan; and Andrew and Emily Sarre of Wall.

Gloria’s family is deeply indebted to the team of sainted professionals at Manor by the Sea who lovingly cared for their mother for the last 11 months with great dignity. We especially wish to express our deepest gratitude to Mr. Donald Bender, Nurse Manager, who led this incredible team, and whom we will never forget.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 27, 2020, from 2-6 pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35 at New Bedford Rd., Wall. Funeral Mass will be Monday, September 28, 2020, 10:30 am at St. Rose Church, Belmar, followed by burial in St. Anne Cemetery, Wall. For more information or to send condolences please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to Mary’s Place by the Sea, Ocean Grove, NJ at

Due to the Covid-19 executive orders of Gov. Murphy, please be mindful that all gatherings must follow capacity limitations, the wearing of masks, and the maintenance of social distancing.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
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  • Service

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Rose Church
    603 Seventh Avenue
    BELMAR, NJ 07719
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  • Interment

    St. Anne's Cemetery
    1610 Allenwood Road
    WALL, NJ 07719
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Donations are being accepted for: MARYS PLACE BY THE SEA INC.


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James Hunt

Posted at 04:38pm
To my friends the asked family,
Please accept my condolences for you tremendous loss. Please know that I am with you all in prayer. I will always remember your mom as an extraordinary woman who loved her family more than anything. You all were just as lucky to have her as your mom as she was to have you all as her devoted children.
Peace and Love,

George Tsairis & family

Posted at 03:50pm
Eternal be her memory. Rest In Peace.
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Paul M Santasieri

Posted at 08:29am
My condolences to Mike and his family.

Mark Bevacqua

Posted at 09:14pm
Dear Mike, Patty, and family, May God Bless your family with strength and solace during this time of sorrow and take your Mom to his heart and her well earned eternal rest.

Philip Gazzale

Posted at 05:08pm
My condolences to the family.

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