Julie J. Acerra, 69, of Oakhurst passed away on Saturday August 31, 2019 at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank with her loving family by her side. She was born and raised in Long Branch. Julie was a graduate of Long Branch High School and also attended Monmouth College. She was an operator for NJ Bell, worked for several years on the Princess Cruise ships which afforded her the opportunity to see the world. After working for the cruise line she was employed by Coresoft, Red Bank as a sales associate for a few years. Julie’s career had its longest tenure of 22 years as Personnel Supervisor for the City of Long Branch retiring in 2014 at which time Julie and her husband Joe moved to Florida. She loved spending time at the beach, reading books, watching black and white movies and spending time with her nieces and their families.
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Julie was predeceased by her parents Samuel and Adeline Juliano. She is survived by her devoted husband of 24 years Joseph Acerra of Oakhurst and a loving sister and brother-in-law Virginia and Emanuel DeGregorio of Wall; brother-in-law Thomas Acerra Sr. and his wife Lora K. Acerra and their children Thomas Jr. and Cassandra K; sister-in-law Joann and her husband Rodney Walsh Jr. and their children Maren Walsh and Rodney Walsh III. Julie is also survived by her cherished nieces and their families, Gina and Bob Leete and their children Bobby and Hannah, Renee and Janneth Burkett and Deana and Peter Campisi and their children Christian and Cameron.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1- 4 pm at Orender Family Home for Funerals 2643 Old Bridge Road Manasquan, NJ. A “Celebration of Life” service will begin at 3 pm. Cremation was private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society 1160 Route 34 Suite 1D Manasquan, NJ 08736. To send condolences to the family please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.