Gladys Leslie, 88, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Monmouth Care Center in Long Branch, NJ. Born and raised in Newark, Gladys attended St. Michael's High School where she played varsity basketball before moving down to the Jersey Shore in the early 1960s and settling in West Long Branch. She enjoyed the beach and was a lifelong New York Yankee fan. She was a parishioner at Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Long Branch. Her family would like to thank the staff at Monmouth Care Center and Grace Hospice Care for the devoted care Gladys received.
Gladys was predeceased by her parents, William and Sarah Lawrence, and her husband, James Leslie. Surviving are her children James J. McEvoy, Jr. and his wife Sally, Mary Beth McEvoy, Kevin McEvoy, and Michael McEvoy and his wife Kelly; her grandchildren James T. McEvoy and his wife Tanya, Patrick McEvoy, Katie McEvoy, Madison McEvoy, and Taylor McEvoy; and her great grandchildren J.P. McEvoy, Ryan McEvoy, and Jason McEvoy.
A private viewing for family only will be held at Damiano Funeral Home in Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Morris Ave., Ste. 251, Denville, NJ 07834 in Gladys' name. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence, share a story or make a donation by selecting the appropriate tab.