Jean “Connie” Embree, Allenwood, NJ passed away peacefully at home on June 26, 2019. She was 95. Connie was born and grew up in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, where she was a graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School. She moved to Allenwood in 1954 where she helped run a soda/antique shop with her sister Mary. Connie was also a secretary at the Wall Township Clerk’s office. She and her husband, Dawson, owned and ran Gleim Mower Shop in Neptune for many years. Connie was very active at her church, St Mary’s By-the-Sea, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ where she was a lifelong member and fourth generation of her family to attend. She belonged to St. Mary’s Society and St Mary’s Altar Guild. Connie also served on the vestry and many other church committees.
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Connie was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, S. Dawson Embree, Jr., her dear sister Mary Louise Ker and her brother, Allan Smith. She is survived by her daughter, Diane Buckley, and son-in-law John Buckley III. She is also survived by her grandchildren, John Buckley, Daniel Buckley and Anne Buckley Martinez; great grandchildren Elizabeth Buckley, John Buckley V, Rebecca Martinez and Margaret Martinez; and her dear nephews and nieces William Ker, John Ker, Sandra Merritt and Carol Power.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service 11 am on Saturday July 20, 2019 at St. Mary’s By-the-Sea 804 Bay Avenue Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742. In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to Popcorn Park Zoo 124 Evergreen Avenue Newark, NJ 07114. Arrangements are under the care of Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com