Lydia Ruth Friday
Lydia Ruth Friday
  • February 11, 1957 - October 19, 2016
  • Manasquan, New Jersey

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Lydia Ruth Friday, 59, of Manasquan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was born and lived most of her life in Newark, NJ before moving to Manasquan 15 years ago to be with her mother by the beach.

Lydia worked as a legal assistant in Newark. She loved her cats and enjoyed music and horses. One of her favorite activities was going to Monmouth Park Racetrack with her mother. She also loved the beach where she liked to "dunk her head in the water" and feel the sand between her toes. Lydia was very creative and artistic and loved painting and drawing. She was a very positive and sunny person who brought a lot of joy to those around her. She will be missed dearly.

Lydia was predeceased by her father, Millard Friday, and her grandmother, Elvira Timpano. She is survived by her mother, Margret, her sister Laura Friday of West Hartford, CT, her two nieces, Katie Lacelle and Charlotte Friday and her two cats, Peanut and Lee-Lee.

Lydia asked to send a special thanks to the local cabbies and the staff at the Acme in Manasquan for their support and kindness. Also gratitude to friends Bill and Barbara Reynolds for all of their love and time.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:30am at St. Anne Cemetery, 1610 Allenwood Road in Wall Township. The Neary Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lydia's memory to the Monmouth County SPCA, PO Box 93 Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at