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Alfred Somers Bridge

October 11, 1937 ~ May 17, 2020 (age 82)


Alfred S Bridge, age 82, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at The Chelsea at Brookfield in White Twp., NJ.

Born on October 11, 1937 in Merchantville (Camden), NJ to the late Charles and Romayne (Somers) Bridge, Al spent his early years in Glen Gardner and Washington, NJ before moving to High Bridge with his wife, Doris Ann (Dietrick).  After retirement, they split time between WV and FL residences, only returning to NJ last fall. 

Al graduated from North Hunterdon Reg HS in 1955 and enlisted with the US Marine Corps.  He was an airplane mechanic during his military service before becoming a Licensed Boiler Operator for Union Carbide in Bound Brook, NJ for 42 years.  During his career with Union Carbide, he also served as a Fireman and EMT.

Al loved playing horseshoes, dancing the twist, and fishing on the Delaware River and Lake Owassa.  He also loved going out to eat and visiting friends at each of his favorite spots for happy hour, especially frequenting Gronsky’s in High Bridge and Anna Maria Oyster Bar while in Florida. 

Memberships include Host Lodge #6 Free & Accepted Masons, Order of the Eastern Star Hobart Chapter No. 63, and the American Legion.

Predeceased by his wife of nearly 53 years, Doris, in 2014; a son, Jeff; three siblings, Charles Bridge, Carlton Bridge, and Elsie Supplee; and his son-in-law, Al DiMattia. 

He is survived by one son, Brian, and his wife Sue of Asbury, NJ;  his daughter; Deb, and granddaughters, Devony & Alie DiMattia, of Branchville, NJ.  He is also survived by one brother, Gene Bridge and his wife Addy of Hampton, NJ, as well as his best friend Jack and many other loving extended family members and friends.

Due to the current restrictions regarding Coronavirus, a celebration of Al’s life will take place at a later date.  

Arrangements by Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home in High Bridge, NJ.

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