EDISON, NJ - Gerald "Jerry" C. DeFuria, 77, of Edison passed peacefully on March 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

Jerry was born in Newark to the late Nicholas and Margaret DeFuria before moving to Edison 46 years ago.

He is predeceased by his loving wife, Joan DeFuria; brothers, Joseph, Nicholas, and George DeFuria & his wife, Mary Anne "Bunny"; sisters, Anna Angelo and her husband Larry, Mary Horst and her husband Robert, & Ciro (Gee) Riccardi.

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Jerry is survived by his loving children, Debbie Kugel, Jerry (Kathie), Jamie (Charlie) Chicarilla, Kelly (Jim) Piereth, Anthony (Helene), Mia (Ted) Lapka ; precious grandchildren, Lindsay, Michael, Jordan, Anthony, Nicholas, Sydney, Gabrielle, Joseph, Jillian, Rachel, Daniel, Steven and a great-granddaughter Ava; sisters, Sarah Riccardi and Irene Hug; sister-in-laws, Barbara and Bessie DeFuria; a brother-in-law, James Briody (Judy); many nieces and nephews along with his beloved dog, Holly and faithful neighbor, Bruce Wehringer.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 2 to 7 pm in the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27), Metuchen with a Service at 6:30 pm. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, at the request of the family, please make donations in his name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org).