Michael Austin Stokes
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Michael Austin Stokes
  • August 13, 1982 - September 5, 2017
  • 35, New Jersey

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Michael Austin Stokes, 35, of Spring Lake, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2017. He was born August 13, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, the son of James and Eileen (Ruckert) Stokes. He attended St. Catharine's School, Christian Brothers Academy, ACS Cobham and graduated from Seton Hall University in 2004.

Michael is survived by his parents; his brother Patrick, his wife Thea and their two children, Eleanor and Jack; His sister Meghan, her husband John and their three children, Henry, Catharine and Jane; his brother Jimmy and his husband Steve; Mom Mom, Sheila A. Ruckert, of Manasquan; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and so many incredible friends. He is predeceased by his beloved Pop Pop, William J. Ruckert.

More than anything, Michael's biggest passion in life was spending time with his family and friends on the Spring Lake Beach. He will be remembered by those who love him for his warm smile, belly laugh, and his generosity.

The viewing will be 2pm - 5pm, Sunday September 10th at Neary Quinn Funeral Home in Manasquan, New Jersey followed by a Mass at 10:30am, Monday September 11th at St. Catharine's Church in Spring Lake, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donations to the Society of the Divine Word; https://www.divinewordgifts.org/.