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Former horseman, William Bresnahan, 83, dies

06:19 AM 24 Apr 2016 NZST
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William Bresnahan, harness racing
William Leo Bresnahan

MANALAPAN, NJ -- April 23, 2016 -- William Leo Bresnahan, 83, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., died April 17, 2016, with family by his side.

Mr. Bresnahan was born in Asbury Park, N.J., on Dec. 23, 1932 and raised in Freehold. He attended Freehold High School where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betty) Hemphill.

He was the owner of Freehold Dairy Inc., World Class Transportation and was a managing partner and breeder of Fair Acres Farm.

He resided in Freehold and Manasquan before retiring to Florida.

Mr. Bresnahan's favorite pastimes were harness racing, playing tennis, coaching baseball and basketball and being on the sidelines cheering on his grandchildren at sporting events. He loved to travel and visited every state in the USA. He was a devout Catholic, member of the Knights of Columbus, president of the Isle of Tuscany in the Kings Isle Retirement Community and an officer of the Funseekers club.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, William, Robert (Doreen), Brian (Lynette), Barry (Trisha), Bruce and Barney (Michelle); daughters, Barbara (Mike) Delucia, Liz (Jerry) Lubin and Brenda Oakes (partner Joe Andolpho); sister, Dorothy Petta; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hannah and William; son, Brady Paul; granddaughter, Shyanne; and sister, Audrey Fitch.

Friends and family are invited to visit on Sunday (April 24) from 4-8 p.m. at the Freeman Funeral Home, 47 East Main Street, Freehold. A memorial mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima on Monday (April 25) at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

From Freeman Funeral Home

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