Neal M. Glackin, 67, of Hightstown, NJ, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2023 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Plainfield, NJ, he was a lifelong resident of Hightstown. Neal was a graduate of Hightstown High School. He began his career at Glackin Funeral Home on Morrison Avenue in Hightstown, NJ, a family-owned funeral home which his late parents founded in 1957 and ended his career with Glackin/Saul Funeral Home. Neal was a life member of Hightstown Engine Co. No 1. He served as Past Chief and most recently Company President. Neal was a longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Msgr. Crean, Div. 1, having served as a parade marshal of the Trenton/Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day for the past 37 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, and a longtime member of Hightstown/East Windsor Lions Club and the Hightstown American Legion. Neal was very instrumental each year in organizing the Youth Fishing Derby at Peddie Lake. He enjoyed blue fishing out of Point Pleasant, watching NASCAR races, Notre Dame Football, and New York Jets football “J!-E!-T!-S!.......................Jets, Jets, Jets”.
Son of the late William F. and Patricia Glackin; he is survived by his daughter Samantha Glackin and her husband Steve Barclay, his son Corey Glackin; his beloved grandson Liam Barclay; his former spouse and friend Elly Glackin; his sister and her fiancé Barbara Glackin and Frank Myernick, his brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Gwyn Glackin; his godson Mario Lanzetta; and a very large extended family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:30AM at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church 251 Franklin Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520. All funeral attendees are asked to arrive to the church no later than 10:15AM.
Interment will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown, NJ.
Visitation will be held on Sunday afternoon from 2-5PM at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Ave., Hightstown, NJ. Fire company services will begin at 5:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hightstown Engine Co No 1, 140 N. Main Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520 or to Fox Chase Cancer Center www.foxchase.org