Doris Jean Maida
Doris Jean Maida, age 75 of Monmouth Beach, died January 10, 2018 at home. Jean was known for her constant smile and going out of her way to help others. She taught Art at Monmouth Regional and at Elberon and Garfield schools in Long Branch. She took pride in her job and loved her students. She won several awards for her excellence in teaching.
Jean loved living in the home she spent summers in with her family in Monmouth Beach. She enjoyed hearing the ocean waves from her bedroom window and feeding the birds in her yard. She spent time helping out at her church, Asbury United Methodist in Long Branch and loved her church family.
Jean's family includes her brother Charlie Welte, her son Joe Maida, her daughters Gina Maida and Nikki Maida-Ippolito and her step daughter Dina McNamara. She has four grandchildren, Derek, Devin, Stella and Army. She adored her cat, Jersey Girl.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, January 14 from 12:30 pm until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 61 Atlantic Avenue in Long Branch. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church or the Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation (People with ALS), P.O. Box 8157, Red Bank, NJ 07701 (www.joandancyandpals.org). The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.