Brian Patrick Meehan, 54, of Colts Neck, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, September 9 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Bishop Ford High School and St. Francis College there. He met his wife through a college friend and they have enjoyed a full and happy, though too short, life together since then. He worked as a trader in Manhattan for 35 years in the Government Bond Repo Market where he was a respected colleague as well as a trusted friend.
Brian lived in Colts Neck for 21 years, where he cherished the open spaces and quiet. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Colts Neck Sports Foundation for many years coaching different sports for all three of his children. When they were students at Red Bank Catholic High School, he became their staunchest supporter in the stands, attending every game and meet, always with an encouraging smile. He was an amazing role model to his family and a thoughtful, loving friend to all who knew him. He loved Sinatra and Springsteen, was a master griller, and was a welcoming host who enjoyed nothing more than having his children’s friends over to swim in the pool.
Brian loved to travel the world with his family and friends, especially relishing all kinds of various cuisines. Food was a great passion of his and over the years he had become a good cook. He was a bundle of energy who didn’t stop moving until he retired for the night. He took immense pride in his home and spent countless hours mowing, pruning, and cultivating his yard. Brian loved the shore and to be at our home on Long Beach Island where he could relax surrounded by those he loved and eat great seafood.
Brian was predeceased by his mother Barbara McManus. He is survived by his wife, Domenica; his adoring children, James, Alicia and Patrick; his sister, Carolyn and his brother-in-law Kevin McCartney; his in-laws, Louisa and Giuseppe Mazzocchi; a brother-in-law, Tom Mazzocchi; and his nieces and nephews, Ryan, Kevin, Kelsey, Christian and Cara McCartney and Matthew Mazzocchi. He was beloved by many cousins and friends.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in Brian’s memory to the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor, P.O Box 4270, Middletown, NJ 07748 or to Red Bank Catholic High School, 112 Broad St., Red Bank NJ 07701.
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