The Seaside Heights community has lost another one of our own. Terry Groffie – a long time resident, business owner, and member of the Seaside Heights Vol. Fire Dept. – passed away last week. Terry is the father of Darren Groffie and stepfather to Chris Larsen, both of whom served with the fire company before moving out of town. Funeral services are Thursday night.
TERRANCE EDWARD GROFFIE
AGE: 68 OCEAN GATE
Terrance Edward Groffie, 68, of Ocean Gate, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Keyport. He was employed in the Maintenance Department with the New Jersey Highway Authority, retiring in January 2010. Prior to that, he was employed as a lineman with the Borough of Seaside Heights Electrical Department, where he was employed as a lineman, owner of T.G. & Son, Groffie’s Excursions, and owner of Jack and Bills Bar and Restaurant, all of Seaside Heights. Mr. Groffie was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War where he was enlisted as a Military Policeman. He was a member of the Seaside Heights VFW Post 14000, Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351, Keyport Volunteer Fire Company and over 30 years with the Seaside Heights Fire Company. Born in Point Pleasant Hospital, he resided for most of his life in Seaside Heights before moving to Keyport and recently to Ocean Gate. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Joan Groffie, Toms River; a stepson and his daughter, Christopher J. Larsen and Riley; his sister, Susan Brosnan, Seaside Park; two grandchildren, Ryan and Shannon Groffie; and two nieces.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, with a funeral service at 8:30 p.m. at Layton’s Home For Funerals, 250 W. Lacey Road, Forked River, Lacey.