HOLMDEL, NJ - An emotional candlelight vigil held recently in Colts Neck honored and prayed for a much loved and respected local family. Now, a Memorial Gathering is scheduled for the four family members who were murdered before their home was set on fire last week in Colts Neck.

Supporting the family and friends of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro  are expected to be throngs of  young and old who know the Caneiro family and wish to pay their respects.  

The funeral arrangements Keith and Jennifer Caneiro and their children Jesse and Sophia Caneiro family, of Colts Neck, have been announced.

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A memorial gathering will be Sunday, December 2nd, 12 noon until the funeral service at 3 pm at the Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 South Holmdel Road, Holmdel. In lieu of flowers please make contributions in the Caneiro family’s honor by donating to Reach Out & Read, www.reachoutandread.org or Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness, Research & Support, www.metavivor.org.:

Obituary for Keith Martin Caneiro

Keith Martin Caneiro, 50 of Colts Neck died at his home on Tuesday, November 20th.

Keith earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Columbia University. He was the CEO of Square One Co., Asbury Park. 

Keith loved spending time with his family and his dog Sydney in Greece and New Jersey. He was an altruistic person, who would help everyone and anyone who needed his assistance. Keith enjoyed the Aspire Gym, Colts Neck. He was an avid reader, often reading 3 or 4 books in a week. He was a passionate sports fan and a loving husband and father.

Keith died along with his wife Jennifer and their two children, Jesse Alexander and Sophia Alexis.

He is survived by his parents, Sherry and Cesar Caneiro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Corey and Elisa Caneiro and Paul and Susan Caneiro; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Bette and Vlassis Karidis; sister-in-law, Bonnie Karidis; three nieces and a nephew, Katie, Marissa, Cesar and Carina.


Obituary for Jennifer Caneiro

Jennifer Caneiro, 45 of Colts Neck died on Tuesday, November 20th at her home.

Jennifer was a graduate of University of Albany. She was an active member of the Conover Road School PTO. She enjoyed being with her husband Keith and their children Jesse and Sophia. Jennifer loved to host family parties for every holiday at her home.

She enjoyed exercising, going to the beach and traveling with her family to their home in Greece.

Jennifer died along with her husband Keith, their children Jessie Alexander and Sophia Alexis.
Jennifer is survived by her parents, Bette and Vlassis Karidis; sister Bonnie Karidis; her mother and father-in-law, Sherry and Cesar Caneiro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elisa and Corey Caneiro and Susan and Paul Caneiro; three nieces and a nephew, Katie, Marissa, Cesar and Carina.


Obituary for Jesse Alexander Caneiro

Jesse Alexander Caneiro, 11 of Colts Neck died on Tuesday, November 20th at his home.

Jesse was a 5th grade student at Conover Road School, Colts Neck. He excelled in history, especially WWI and WWII, and he could have a conversation with anyone about current world events. Jesse enjoyed technology and learning about all the functions of the latest computers, phones and watches. He loved to play the video game fort night and building amazing structures with Legos. Jesse participated inthe Colts Neck Recreation Sports programs. 

Jesse enjoyed traveling with his family and his grandparents to their home in Greece.

Jesse died along with his parents, Jennifer, Keith and his sister Sophia Alexis.

Surviving is his maternal grandparents, Bette and Vlassis Karidis; paternal grandparents, Sherry and Cesar Caneiro; his aunts and uncles, Bonnie Karidis, Elisa and Cory Caneiro and Susan and Paul Caneiro; his four cousins, Katie, Marissa, Cesar and Carina.


Obituary for Sophia Alexis Caneiro

Sophia Alexis Caneiro, 8 of Colts Neck died at her home in Colts Neck on Tuesday, November 20th. 

Sophia was a 3rd grade student at Conover Road School, Colts Neck. She was member of the Colts Neck Girl Scouts, she participated in the Colts Neck Recreation program. She loved taking Ninja classes. 

Sophia enjoyed baking with her mom and her nanny Claudia. She loved ice skating, gymnastics and the New York Yankees. Sophia was a vibrant, enthusiastic and precocious girl, who enjoyed the arts. Her positive energy was contagious.

To share a favorite memory or send the family a message of condolence please visit their pages of tributes at www.holmdelfuneralhome.com.

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