The following is an obituary from Damiano Funeral Home:
Ciro Avagliano, age 86 of Long Branch, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch. Ciro was born in Salerno, Italy and moved to Long Branch in 1950. He and his wife Giovanna have been the owners of Ocean View Bakery since 1952. He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Church of Christ the King Parish, a member of Figli di Colombo and I.A.M.A. all Long Branch, and loved to go to Monmouth Park Racetrack and Atlantic City.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Giovanna Avagliano, his daughter JoAnn Avagliano, both of Long Branch; his sister, Rose Avagliano of Italy; two nieces, Carmela West and Lea Tallarico and many other loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 4-7 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave. (corner of Third Ave.) in Long Branch. Funeral, Thursday; 9 am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at Holy Trinity Church in Long Branch. Interment will follow at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Letters of condolences may be sent through the web at www.damianofuneralhome.com.