Neil Menist

neil menist

November 27, 1960 ~ March 31, 2024

Born in: Edgewater, NJ
Resided in: Edgewater, NJ

Menist, Neil, age 63, of Edgewater, on Sunday March 31, 2024.  Born on November 11, 1960 in Edgewater to the Late David and Patricia (nee: Roberts) Menist.  He worked as a Master Auto Engineer and was a member of the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department.  Loving father to Michelle and David.  Cherished grandfather to Lily and Isabella.  Devoted brother to Amelia and her husband Michael Cioffi and Douglas Menist. 

Neil served more than 20 years as a member of the Edgewater Volunteer Fire Department, at one point serving as 1st lieutenant. He loved to ride motorcycles, and was an avid motorsports enthusiast, and an established mariner on the waters. He spent much of his spare time at the Edgewater Marina. He took his main enjoyment from helping others with fixing things that were broken, as well as restoring motorcycles and classic cars. Neil held licenses for SCCA motorsport racing, as well as numerous technical certifications in Automotive Engineering. He lived a life of love and service to others, and will be missed dearly by his loved ones.   

 The family will receive their friends on Sunday 4-8 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”.  The funeral will leave  at 10 AM  for the celebration of his funeral mass in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church Edgewater, New Jersey at 10:30 AM .   For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100. 


Visitation: April 7, 2024 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 7024

Mass: April 8, 2024 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Holy Rosary R.C. Church
365 Undercliff Ave
Edgewater, NJ 07020

Burial: April 8, 2024 12:00 pm - 12:30 am

Fairview Cemetery
500 Fairview Avenue
Fairview, NJ 7022

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  1. Sorry for your loss. May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow.
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy.
    Richard & Linda Hodge

  2. Neil was a big part of my life since I was 13 years old. Through so many eventful times, he was always there to find a balance and support his children. It’s hard to imagine a world without him. May he be reunited with his parents, family, friends, and pets in heaven. God Bless you and keep you.

  3. Father, Grandfather, you will be missed. I pray for healing for your family who are grieving. I join with them in celebrating your life as a loving father and wonderful grandfather. May you and they be granted peace.

  4. Rest in Peace 🙏our dear Neil. I will miss you and our chats beyond mere words. We all love you so much. Your kindness, generosity of spirit and time, your lack of judgement towards others and ability to see the light in all situations was inspiring beyond measure. God received a true gem of a human being when he took you from us. I pray for your sister, brother and my dear neice and nephew that they find direction, peace and happiness in all the memories and loving time you gave them. I love you all so much and I am completely crushed. 💔

    Your loving sister in law, Bonnie

  5. Rest in peace. From growing up as kids, marriage and having our own children somehow we made it work. We all move and go our separate ways, however the times we had together will not be forgotten. See you on the other side.

  6. We may have had an ocean between us , but you were always close at heart. We will treasure the memories. There will be so many open arms waiting for you. Night god bless. Love always Di, Andrew & Pauline, Stuart & Carol and family. 💔💔xxx

  7. God has blessed you with a wonderful life filled with family, friends and times never to be forgotten. I’ll always take you on every adventure I go on till we meet again.
    Your brother, 🙏

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