It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Monica Sperling. She was born April 10th,1934 in Elizabeth NJ and was raised with her three siblings Jack, Maureen and Anne in Keansburg NJ. After meeting the love of her life at the North Bath Avenue beach in 1953, she moved to Oceanport to build her home with her husband George Sperling, where she raised her children and lived for the next 70 years. Monica was widely known for her iconic role as an Oceanport bus driver for over 20 years, becoming a community staple known for her friendly smile and welcoming wave. She held a lifelong love of the beach, visiting regularly and bodysurfing her favorite waves well into her 70s. She will always be remembered for her willingness to forgive easily and love of sharing laughter with friends and family.
Monica was predeceased by her parents Martin and Anna Lang, brother Jack Lang, sister Anne Vandyke, beloved husband George Sperling, and son Gregory Sperling. She is survived by her sister Maureen and spouse Bill, her son Jeff and spouse Lori Lee, daughter Mary and spouse Shane, son Scott, and her grandchildren Samantha, Garrett and spouse Victoria, Luke, Tyler, Chris, Hailey, Olivia and spouse Jeremy, Jordan, Greer, Grady, Gaven, Natalie, Liam, and great-grandchild Miles.
The matriarch of our family will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and everyone that had the pleasure of spending time with her.
Visitation Monday, April 3rd 4:00-7:00 pm at the Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. Mass of Christian burial, Tuesday, April 4th 10:00 am at the Church of the Precious Blood, 72 Riverdale Avenue, Monmouth Beach. For messages of condolence, please visit Monica’s page of tributes at www.woolleyboglioli.com.