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Dennis J. Cheega, Manager
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Obituaries


John J. Caruso 

February 4, 1947 ~ September 9, 2018

John J. Caruso, 71 of Mickleton, NJ passed away Sept. 9 at his residence.  John is survived by his loving wife of 44 yrs. Mary Kathleen (Nee Kelly), his children, Katherine M. and Michael A. (Jaime) Caruso.  His mother Alfina  (nee La Spina)  Caruso and brothers Frank (Martha) and Dan (Lori) Caruso. He was predeceased by his father Frank  and a brother Sam.  John was born in Woodbury and raised in the Center Square Section of Logan Twp. NJ. And resided in Mickleton for the past 38 yrs. He was a  graduate of Kingsway High School, Class of ’65 and Rutgers Univ.  As a real estate appraiser, John was president of Caruso Appraisal Services and was a review appraiser for the NJ Dept of Transportation.  He earned designations with the IFA and the Appraisal Institute.  John was also a Certified New Jersey Tax Assessor.  He enjoyed the scenery of the White Mountains and the Poconos.  John was a devoted family man and strong in his faith.  He enjoyed all types of music and was partial to the big band sounds of the ‘40’s and the early rock-and-roll artist.  Buddy Holly was a particular favorite.  Although plagued with life-long health issues, John never allowed those obstacles to impede him.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am, Thurs, Sept 13
th at the Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main St., Mantua, NJ with a viewing in the church on Thurs. from 9:30am to 10:45am.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ  Arrangements  by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, SWEDESBORO NJ.  Contributions in John’s memory  to the Church of the Incarnation would be appreciated.


Rose Sorbello

September 21 1932 ~ July 15, 2018 


Rose M. Sorbello, (Nee Musumeci), age 85 of Pedricktown, NJ passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018.  She resided in Pedricktown all of her life.  Rose was the devoted wife of the late Joseph T. Sorbello, Sr.  She was a homemaker and also worked the family farm with her late husband.  Rose was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, St. Josephs Church, Woodstown, NJ.  Also a member of the former Mother of Grace Society, the Washington Club of Penns Grove and a past member of the Penns Grove Womens Club.  She loved all her grandchildren, was an avid gardner,  loved flowers, traveling and vacations.  She is survived by her children  Josie (Marty) Catalano and Joseph T. Sorbello, Jr.  Her grandchildren,  Erica  (Chris) McTyre,  Jennifer Sorbello,  Cara and Mario Catalano.  She was predeceased by siblings, Angelina Tomarchio and Anthony Musumeci.   Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Thurs. July  19th at St. Joseph’s Church, Broad St. Woodstown, NJ .  Entombment  Eglington Cemetery  Masoleum,  Clarksboro, NJ.   Friends may call at the ADAMS FUNERAL HOME, 64 Broad St. Woodstown, NJ on Wed eve from 6-9pm and Thurs from 9:30am to 10:30am.  Contribution  in her memory to the Pedricktown Ambulance Squad 39 S. Railroad Ave. Pedrictown, NJ 08067 or the Auburn Fire Co. 76 Main St. Auburn, NJ 08085 would be appreciated. 




Rita Carrigan  

September 2, 1948  ~  July 9, 2018 


Rita C. Carrigan, 69 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away peacefully at her home on July 9, 2018.  Born in Phila. Pa. she resided in Woolwich Twp. for the past 14yrs. coming from N.E. Phila. She was a retired Administrative Assistant and a homemaker.  Rita had a good sense of humor, loved the beach, her camping trips with the girls, was an awesome cookie baker especially her Christmas cookies, loved to crochet and  if you were expecting, the little one  would be certain to get a handmade baby blanket and her granddaughter Marlayna received a handmade shawl.  Her grandchildren where on the top of her lists but closely followed by baseball.  Rita is survived by her children, Michael (Amanda) Carrigan, Tammy (Gerald) Bryan, Her siblings, Joanne Wilson, (Karassa Davis and Timothy L. Davis) Martin J. Owen, and William J. Owen.  Her grandchildren, Owen R., Quinton J.,  and Mason M. Bryan, Ashley E. Banks, Marlayna K. and Joseph-Michael J. Carrigan.  Also 4 great-grandchildren.  She was pre-deceased by her siblings, Edward J., John W., Thomas J. and James W, Owen, Agnes Flood and  Barbara A. Archibald.  A Memorial Service will be held 1pm Saturday  July 28th at the funeral home and friends may visit with the family on Sat  from 11 to 1pm.  Contributions in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis Tn 38148 or on line at www.stjude.org. would be appreciated.





Audrey D. Barczyk

May 21, 1940  ~  July 12, 2018  


Audrey D. Barczyk, 78 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side.  Born in E. Rutherford, NJ Audrey moved to Woolwich Twp. in 1999.  She was a member of St. Marys Church in Passaic, NJ and before her retirement was a purchasing agent for a Cosmetic Manufacturing Co.  She loved animals and working around the home.  Audrey was predeceased by her husband Joseph (1993) and is survived by her daughters, Debbie (Christopher) Ekmekjian and Cynthia Burns, a granddaughter Heather Schult and her siblings, Patricia Graca, Barbara O’Donnell and Ernest Pucklitsch Jr.  At Audreys request, there will be no formal services, a cremation was held, and family and friends may meet with the family on Friday, July 20th  between Noon and 8pm at their home at 15 Marathon Drive, Woolwich Twp. NJ.  Contributions in Audrey’s  memory to the American Heart Assoc. at www.heart.org would be appreciated.



Mary LaRosa Musumeci
October 8, 1924  ~  June 17, 2018  

  

Mary LaRosa Musumeci, 93, (nee Monaco) of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away June 17, 2018 after a hard-working, well lived life.  A life resident of the area,  Mary worked on the family farm next to her father, even driving trucks, filled with produce to the Swedesboro Auction.  She  was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and was predeceased by her first husband Phillip LaRosa. She owned and operated  the Hilltop Beauty Salon on High Hill Road and was the number one Hairdresser for the former Reymour Funeral Home. After selling her Salon she met and married her second husband, the late Peter Musumeci Sr. and took on the role as sales rep. for the former Spinosi’s in Woodstown, NJ.   People would go there for her advice on fashion and to just chat in general. She made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable talking to her.  Mary was a very down to earth classy women.  Hair and outfits always perfect, just a stunning woman who thought nothing of throwing on gloves and helping Pete in the greenhouses.  She always looked forward to and enjoyed  the vacation she took every year with her sisters down to Sea Isle City.   Mary is survived by her children, Carmen and Charlene LaRosa and Peter and Linda Musumeci, 4 grandchildren, Tiffany, Tara, Peter and Anthony and 4 great-grandchildren,  Gina and Dominic LaRosa and  Connor and Sloan Musumeci, her sister Joanne Catalano.  She was predeceased by  her siblings, Josephine Finocchiaro and Salvatore Monaco.  Mass of Christain Burial will be 11am Friday, June 22 at St. Joseph’s  Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ  Friends may call at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ Thurs. eve from 6 – 9pm and Fri. from 9:30 to 10:30am.  Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ  Contributions in her memory to the Woolwich Fire Co.  1517 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 would be appreciated.



Mary Cristaudo Fichera
January 31, 1923  ~  May 30, 2018

Mary C. Fichera, 95 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away peacefully May 30, 2018.  Born in Phila Pa,   Mary spent most of her life in the Gloucester County Area but settled in Woolwich Twp. in 1947.  A homemaker and farmers wife, she had been married to her late husband Paul B. who passed away in 1998 for 50 yrs. and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish.  Mary was a terrific baker, Rumcake was her specialty and her wedding cakes were among the best.  She was a forever Phillies Fan, an avid  tv game show fan and enjoyed her occasional trips to the casinos playing her favorite slots.  She is survived by her children, Lewis (Catherine) Fichera, Paul Fichera,  and JoAnn Barbera, her grandchildren, Mary Rose and Robert Benjamin Fichera.  Her sister, Rose Sorbello and was predeceased by siblings, Frances Spina, Bessie Spina, Nancy Cutuli and Frank Cristaudo.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Monday June 4
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at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro,  NJ  Interment St. Josephs Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.  NJ.  A viewing will be held Sun eve. 7-9pm and mon  from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro. NJ.   Contributions in her memory to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tenn.  38105  or on line at www.stjude.org. would  be appreciated.

James P Weinhardt
December 8, 1959  ~  May 31, 2018


James P. Weinhardt, 58 of W. Deptford  Twp. ,  NJ passed away May 31 at Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ.  Born in Levittown, Pa. he spent most of his life in the Gloucester County area.  Jimmy was a truck dispatcher for the past 32 yrs at Zeisloft Trucking Co. W. Deptford Twp. , NJ.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, his dogs and a cup of Dunkey.  Always up for a discussion or a debate, he made sure to get his point across and his opinion known. A straight forward kind of guy that said it like it was!  Jim was well loved and will be missed by all who knew him.  He is survived by his daughter, Amanda, grandson Holden, his mother, Joanne, siblings, Cliff, Bob, Ray, Dan, Bill, Joanne and Emmy.   Also  many  nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jimmy’s life is being  planned by the family.

Barbara Ann Costa
October 6,1935  ~  May 28, 2018

Barbara Ann Costa,  (Nee Hymer) 82 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away peacefully while sleeping on May 28, 2018.  Born in Bridgeton, NJ  she spent most of her life in the Swedesboro area.  She was a homemaker and member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Swedesboro, NJ.  Barbara was the wife of the late Thomas Costa, Sr. and is survived by her son Joseph Michael Costa and 4 grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her sons, Steven, Brian and David.  As per Barbara’s request, a private cremation was held and the family is preparing a graveside service to be held in Lake Park Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.



Marilyn G. Toye
March 9, 1936  ~  May 4, 2018


Marilyn G. Toye, (Nee Nopens) 82 yrs. of Swedesboro, NJ passed away May 4, at ManorCare Health Center, W. Deptford, NJ.  Born and raised in the Trenton area,  she  graduated from Hamilton High School, Class of ’54,  the Mercer County Community School of Nursing, Class of ’76, and moved to Swedesboro 18 yrs ago.  Marilyn was an LPN and worked for the former Gloucester County Correctional Center in Woodbury, NJ.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a Eucharistic Minister for the parish.  She is survived by her daughters, Connie Sailey and Elizabeth (Betsy) Yard and 3 grandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Monday, May 14th at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ.  Friends may visit with the family from 10 to 11am Monday at the church.


A. Susan Spina
October 17, 1955  ~  April 16, 2018


Susan A. Spina, (nee Freund) and affectionately called Memom, 62 of Woolwich Twp and formerly of Clayton, NJ passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Monday April 16, 2018 after a 2+ year courageous  battle with breast cancer.  Susan is survived by her husband of 43 years, Samuel. They were everything a married couple should be.  Loyal,  loving, unabashedly affectionate and always respectful.  Also her three children, Adrienne (Lawrence) Burton, Heather (Michael) McCullough and Michael (Sandi – nee Jones) Spina,  12 grandchildren and her siblings, Carol (Steven) Kashow, Laura (Stephen) Baptist, John (Maria) Freund and Jef (Marjorie) Freund.

Susan was a loving wife, devoted mother, doting grandmother, sister and friend.  Those that knew her, best understood what her family meant to her.  In fact, if she knew you for any length of time, you became family to her.  She had an effect on people like no other.  If you found yourself in deep conversation with Susan, you would end  up pouring your heart out.  You could tell her your darkest secrets and life challenges and she would listen without judgement or reservation.  She would believe you and believe in you.  Susan would give sound advice and was wise beyond her years.  You would be in a safe place of acceptance and she took you as you were.  It was a rare and wonderful gift.  She would offer love, honesty, empathy and sincerity.  She was a member of Victory Assembly of God Church, Clementon, NJ.

Susan had several interests including horticulture, especially flowers.  Her favorite was the orchid, and there were always several around her in bloom.  She worked as a clerk at Shop-Rite in Williamstown for 28 years and spent much of that time assisting in the floral dept.  She also loved the beach, her favorite spot being Strathmere.  She loved sitting in the sand, being near the water. Her other hobby was her involvement in the day to day life of her grandchildren.  She loved them fiercely and they returned the love.  The bond she had with each of them will stay with them forever.  She will live on through them and with them.  Susan was the kind of person we would all want in our lifeboat.  Fiercely loyal,  steadfast, determined and immeasurably kind.  We are all a little better for knowing her and will all feel the loss of such a wonderful human being that has taught us courage, especially during her battle with cancer, love (for everyone) and acceptance for who you are.  She believed everyone she met was a good and amazing person, with worth and much to offer.  That’s where she lives now, in our hearts.  That’s where she will remain.

A Funeral Service will be held 3pm Sunday, April 22 at the funeral home with a viewing from 1 to 3pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory to the Colleen Sorbello Breast Cancer Foundation, 2192 N.W. Blvd, Vineland, NJ 08360 or the Heartland Hospice, 1385 Chews Landing Rd. Clementon, NJ 08021 would be appreciated. 


ANTHONY J. LaGROSSA

April 20, 1948  ~  April 7, 2018


Anthony John LaGrossa, loving husband and father, passed away April 7, 2018, at the age of 69.    Born  in Key West, Fla,  his family relocated to South Jersey where he spent his early years.   

Anthony was a lifelong artist. He received his Associate’s degree from Hussian School of Art, after which he designed greeting cards at Hallmark in Kansas City, Mo.   He returned to Philadelphia, where he received his BFA at Tyler School of Art, and met his wife Gretchen.     Settling in the Philadelphia area, Anthony had a successful career as an illustrator and art director in the advertising industry.   After retiring, he spent much time working in watercolor and oil painting, winning numerous awards for his artwork.  He was also a member of the Philadelphia Sketch club.

Anthony was proud of his home in South Jersey, an old sandstone house built in the late 1700s.   He saw the property as a peaceful retreat in the fields of South Jersey, and enjoyed making constant improvements to the house, barns, and grounds.  When not working on a home project, he could be found relaxing on the hammock, painting in his studio, or where many remember him, throwing another log onto the bonfire.  What brought him the most joy at this home, was the time spent with his family and friends in the life he created with Gretchen by his side.

Anthony is survived by his wife of 39 years, Gretchen Danz LaGrossa; two children, Anna (Brent)  Hoffman and  Anthony Danz LaGrossa;  two sisters, Harriette  (Ted) Wasserman and Susie Hernandez; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Anthony Donato LaGrossa.  Anthony was blessed with and loved by many friends, neighbors, and relatives whom he loved very much.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Friday, April 13 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where friends may meet with the family from 10am in the church.  Donations in his memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Eastern Pa. Chapter, 100 N 20th St,  Ste  405,  Phila Pa. 19103  would be appreciated. 

 

DOMENICK FRANK DeFRANK
June 12, 1930  ~ March 21, 2018


Domenick Frank DeFrank, age 87 of Woolwich Twp., NJ passed away March 21, 2018.  Born in Phila Pa.,  he  was raised in Bridgeport,  lived in Gibbstown, moved to Venice, Fla. and returned to Woolwich Twp. four yrs. ago.  Frank was a  graduate of Paulsboro High School, Class of 1948, was a member of the Army National Guard for 27 yrs.  He retired  in 1985 from Mobil Oil Co. in Paulsboro  after 37 yrs of service as a warehouse supervisor.  In his early years, he worked as a butcher in the former Funari’s Supermarket in Gibbstown, had attended St. Michaels Church in Gibbstown, was a member of St. Michaels Mutual Club and St. Michaels marching band and a member of the 63
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National Guard Marching band.  He played the saxophone and started his own band in his early years.  He loved his family, was a devout Catholic and strong in his faith and his beliefs.  Frank was a handyman, loved renovating, repairing and building homes.  He designed and constructed his home in Gibbstown, NJ and no matter how dirty the job he had to do was, digging, pouring concrete, plastering, he always walked away spotless.  He was an avid Eagles and Phillies Fan and loved his pancakes and ice cream.  Domenick is survived by his wife of 32 yrs. Rose Marie (nee Bonanno), his children,  Anthony  (Donna)  DeFrank and  Kathleen  (Mark)  Whiteman, his grandchildren,  Matthew  (Daniele),  Scott  (Christine),  Allison  (Ronald Holton), Sarah and Deborah, his great-grandchildren, Riley, Anthony, Nicholas, Taylor and another on the way.  His Siblings, Susan  (Lee) Geese and Toni Markegene.  He was predeceased by his first wife of 27 yrs.  Virginia  (nee Cerino) and siblings Grace Hargis,  Dolores Wilgus and Steve Anthony DeFrank.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Monday, March 26 at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro.  A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 9am to 10:45am.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ.   In Lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Alzheimers Assoc. 399 Market St. Ste 102, Phila Pa. 19106 or on line at ALZ.org would be appreciated.

Adrianne D. West
August 2, 1989  ~ March 3, 2018

 Adrianne D. West, 28 of Woodbury, NJ passed away on March 3, 2018.  Born in Woodbury, she had attended W. Deptford High School and graduated from the Gloucester County Tech. Inst. Class of 2007. A very talented young woman in the Arts, she concentrated on her painting. She had a heart of gold and a dry sense of humor.  Adrianne is survived by her father, Robert P West, Jr., her mother, Cheryl Givin West, her sister Julianne Marie West, Paternal grandmother, Barbara West and Maternal grandmother, Ginny Givin.  A memorial Service is being planned for a later date.  In lieu of flowers,  donations in her memory to help with the cost of her final expenses can be made directly to the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ  08085.


Michael  H. Ekmekjian
Sept. 19, 1929  ~  Feb. 23, 2018


Michael H. Ekmekjian, age 88 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away Feb 23 at Inspira  Medical of Woodbury.  Born in Taunta, Egypt, he resided in Woolwich Twp. for 19 yrs,  and  was formerly of Little Ferry, NJ.  Michael received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, spoke 7 languages and was a former Professor of History in Egypt.  He had served in the Arab-Israeli War and  wounded  during his service there.  In North Jersey , he retired as a Jewelry Courier.  Michael was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, using his voice, he praised his Lord by singing in the Church Choir, singing was a passion for him, even singing at the nurses station  during his time at rehab.  Faithful and strong in his faith, Michael could be seen and heard at the Stations of the Cross Lenten Services where he served as Cross bearer.  Along with two of his friends, Michael started a Prison Ministry at the former Gloucester County Prison in Woodbury.  Visiting  inmates, sharing stories, bringing pamphlets and booklets and praying with the inmates. He was also an active member of the Glassboro Senior Center.  A happy man,  he  enjoyed being with friends, talking and sharing stories.  Michael is survived by his son, Christopher and his wife Debbie and  a granddaughter, Heather Schult.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 8pm Wed Feb. 28 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held at the church from 6 to 8pm.  Friends may also attend a viewing at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ on Wed from noon until 2pm.  Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Josephs Organ Repair Fund c/o St. Clare of Assis Parish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ 08085.


GRACE S. LAPALOMENTO
September 4, 1924  ~  February 16, 2018


Grace S. LaPalomento, age 93,  formerly of the Center Square Section of Logan Twp.  passed away February 16 with her family at her side.  Born and raised in Phila, Pa.  Grace moved to Center Square in 1943,  to be with her husband Joseph, who passed away in 2013.  They had been married for 70 years.  Grace was a hard worker on the family farm, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, The Logan Twp. Senior Citizens and had operated a produce stand from the family farm.  Grace loved to cook and  hosted holiday luncheons for her close friends and the traditional Sunday pasta dinners for no less than 15 family members and whoever else knocked on her door.  Grace is survived by her children  Carol (Robert) Leonetti,  Sharon (Ralph) Dinwiddie,  Robert (Carol) and David T. (Charlotte) LaPalomento. 10 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am, Fri. Feb. 23 at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ.  Friends may call at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, Fri. morning  from 8:30am to 10:30am. Contributions in Grace's memory to Shady Lane Nursing Home, 256 County House Rd, Clarksboro, NJ 08020 or Wills Eye Hospital, Macular Degeneration Div. 840 Walnut St. Phila Pa 19107
(www.willseye.org)  would be appreciated.


Sam Zappala
November 26, 1925 ~ January 24, 2018

Samuel J. Zappala, 92 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away  peacefully at his daughters home with family at his side.  Born and raised in Swedesboro,  Sam was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and  was a retired car salesman, working for the former Reliable Garage in Swedesboro and Riverview Ford in Pennsville, NJ.  After retiring, Sam and his wife moved to Port Richey, Fla.  and returned to live with his daughter after her passing.  Sam was one of the first Special Police Officers for Woolwich Twp., and in his younger days was a band member in Swedesboro and best known for playing the trumpet and xylophone. He was a member of Elks Lodge #2520 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4208. He was a quiet, gentle man with a big heart, loved his family and friends.  Sam was the husband of Dorothy (Fuzzy) Zappala for 49 years until her passing in 2015 and is survived by a daughter, Jean Garozzo and her Fiancee, William Konya, a son Salvatore Zappala, 6 Grandchildren , 9 Great Grandchildren and Son in law Michael Krawchuk.  He was predeceased by his son, Howard, and daughter, Donna Krawchuk.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1pm, Sat. Feb. 3 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where friends may call from 12 noon  to 1pm at the church.  Contributions in his memory to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, PO Box 10086, Toledo, Oh 43699-0086 would be appreciated.
Doris Pizzo
September 30, 1927 ~ December 17, 2017

Doris Pizzo, 90 of Woodstown, NJ passed away peacefully Dec 17 at her residence with her family at her side.  Born in Phila. Pa. Doris lived in S. Philly, Pa. ,  W. Palm Beach, Fla.  and moved to Woodstown in 2006.  She had been  a Sales Clerk for the former Minnisale Bridal Shop in Phila.  Doris was a strong wife, mother and friend. Opinionated, said what was on her mind, held true to her beliefs and had a heart of gold.  A feisty gal that everyone just enjoyed knowing.  Doris was predeceased by her husband of 65 yrs, Joseph T. and her son Peter.  She is survived by her daughter, Paula Pizzo and her Fiancee, Michael DeVaney, Granddaughters, Dana (Michael)Warner, Tara (Thomas) Cei, and Leah DaVino (John Taylor) and 9 Greatgrandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial  was held on Sat. Dec. 23 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ.    Contributions in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis Tn 38105 would be appreciated.  
Angel A. Olivera
June 4, 1931 ~ Nov 11, 2017

Angel A. Olivera Sr., 86 of Logan Twp. NJ passed away Nov. 11 at his residence. Born in Penuelas   Puerto Rico, he resided in Logan Twp. since 1977.  He was an Army Careerman,  Retiring after 27 yrs. of service including two tours during the Korean Conflict and a tour in Panama . Angel enjoyed working in his garden, was a great sports fan and was a former baseball player while he was in Texas.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and VFW while in Panama. Angel is survived by his wife of 64 yrs., Alicia, his children, Myrta A. Guerra, Angel Jr.  and his wife Mary and Rubin and his fiancée, Teresa DiMitri, 5 grandchildren and 9 greatgrandchildren.  Two sisters, Ada and Palmira Olivera.  A viewing will be held Thurs. eve from 7-9pm at the funeral  home and interment with full military honors will take place on Friday, Nov 17th at 11am at the Gloucester County  Veterans Cemetery, Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown, NJ



Trula 'Tuey' Babington
December 23, 1937 ~ November 6, 2017


Trula G. Babington, affectionately  known as TUEY, 79 of Logan Twp. NJ went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Nov. 6
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.  Born and raised  in Mercer Co. W. Virginia, Tuey moved to Logan Twp. in 1998, coming from Ravenna, Ohio.  She retired from the South Jersey Auction, Repaupo, NJ, where she worked with her family.  Tuey was always recognizable jetting around town in her royal blue car, wearing her white jacket and dark sunglasses. She was a hen on a hot rock with no grass growing under her feet, as Tuey loved helping people with things and socializing, especially at the ShopRite and the Swedesboro Diner.  A strong family woman, true to her family and to her God, she enjoyed  cooking beautiful family feasts and took pride gardening in front of her home. Tuey had been married to her late husband Wayne O. for fifty years before his passing in 2013.  She is survived by her son and his wife, Robert and Lisa, granddaughter, Kortney and  sister, Lillian Richards.  A viewing will be held Fri. Nov 10 from 7 to 9pm at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.  At a private interment, Tuey  will be  laid to rest beside her late husband at the Glou. County Veterans Cemetery, Williamstown,  NJ.  Contributions in her memory to Celebrating Our Veterans Inc. 1011 Buck St. Millville NJ 08332 or online at www.celebratingourveterans.com/donate would be appreciated.

 

Fran Dormer Brosius

November 22, 1929  ~  July 12, 2017
Frances Dormer Brosius, (nee  O’Donnell)  87, of Laguna Woods, Ca.  formerly of Swedesboro, N.J., Chester, Pa and S. Phila. passed away peacefully at her home.  Fran loved her family, was a devoted nurse for 60 yrs. and  was an avid Phila. Eagles Fan. She loved spending time at the beach, yearly vacations with family and friends and enjoyed life. She retired and moved to the West Coast near her daughters where she volunteered at a local hospital.   While in Swedesboro  Fran was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish , sang in the church choir and was a member of St. Francis Council  Columbiettes #7526.  Fran was predeceased by her husband Earl Brosius and  is survived by her children, Kathleen Roberson, Patricia Henry, Christine Dormer, Raymond , Daniel  and Timothy Dormer. Stepchildren, Earl,  Barbara  and Wade Brosius.  8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  A Memorial  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Sat. Aug. 12 at St. Michaels RC Church, 313 Memorial Ave. Gibbstown, NJ where friends may meet with the family on sat from 9:30 to 10:45am in the church. Interment is private for the family. 

 

 David A. Costa
October 21, 1957  ~  June 13, 2017

David A. Costa, 59, a life resident of Swedesboro, NJ passed away June 13 at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ  David was a graduate of Kingsway High School, Class of ’76 and was a self-employed truck driver. He loved outdoor sports, especially fishing and hunting .He was a chef in his Bar-B-Que  meals and  used  his smoker every chance he could .  Dave was an avid motorcycle fan.  With his son, Dave Jr. started a cycle repair and restore shop for vintage cycles, which made him proud to be working side by side with his son. He is survived by his son, David Jr., his mother Barbara (Nee Harris), brother Michael, nephew Stephen and Nieces Stacy and Stephanie.  He was predeceased by his father, Thomas Sr. and brothers, Stephen (Cosmo) and Brian.  A viewing will be held at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro  NJ Tues  eve June  20  ,2017 from 7-9pm.   Cremation will be private and his ashes will be interred at Lake Park Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.

THOMAS MCCOLL, JR.
July 17, 1926  ~  March 31, 2017

Thomas McColl Jr., 90 of Naples Florida and Sea Isle City, NJ went home to the Lord on March 31, 2017, the same day as his beloved wife of 65 yrs.,
 Jean, who passed away 4 yrs. ago.  Born in Gloucester City, NJ.   Tom served in the US Navy during WWII on the Charles R Ware DD-865 and was a proud Rotarian for 50 plus years with the Blackwood and Mid Jersey Cape Rotary Chapters.  He was employed as a milkman in Bellmawr   and worked for Prudential Insurance for 20 yrs.  Tom truly lived life to the fullest. He was an avid fisherman, walker and gardener. He also enjoyed playing and teaching shuffleboard, playing on the shuffleboard team at the Landmark Estates, Florida.  He played hard and loved his family and friends to the fullest.  Tom is survived by his children, Bruce (Lillian), Scott (Alma) and Bonnie (Carlos) Berrios, grandchildren Scott, Brenna, Stacy, Jenna and Kirsten. His sister Marie Wissing.  He was predeceased by his wife Jean and his parents Thomas Sr and Grace. His wisdom, joy and laughter will bless all who knew him and they’ll keep smiling in remembrance of him.  Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial  3pm  Sat. April 29, 2017  at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329  Kings Highway Swedesboro, NJ where friends may meet with the family on Sat from 1-3pm.  Contributions in his memory to St. Judes Research Hospital, Memorial Gift, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, Tn 38148-0142.  


Fred S. Catalano
May 21, 1925 ~ April 17, 2017
Fred S. Catalano,  a quiet man, of  Mannington Twp. passed away Apr. 17, one month before his 92 birthday, at home surrounded by his loving family.   A life resident of Mannington,  he was a farmer all of his life . He was famous for his produce  and was  affectionately called the “Watermelon Man” .  He would always pick a large amount of produce and give it to his daughter .  When she would ask, “why so much”, Dad, he simply responded,”  take it, go make friends”!  Fred is survived by his wife of 66 yrs. Sue (nee Racite), a son, Michael  (Janie) Catalano and his daughter Mary Jane (Frank) Heide,  grandchildrren, Nicole (Jim), Maria   ( Michael), Fred, Alyssa( Michael), Derek, Christin (Richard), Marc and 4 great-granddaughters, and his brother Joseph Catalano.  He was predeceased by his son Joseph  and 11 siblings, Sam, John, Frank, Michael, Jimmy, Anna Nicolosi, Alfia, Angelina Casella, Grace Maul, Mary Twiss and Rose Fichera.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30am Friday, April 21, at St. Joseph’s Church,  140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ . Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ. A viewing will be held  9am to 11am Fri. Apr. 21 at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.  Contributions in his memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 would be appreciated.


Giuseppina "Pina" Musumeci
March 10, 1964  ~  April 12, 2017 

Giuseppina Musumeci, 53, affectionately called “Pina” of Woolwich Twp., NJ passed away April 12, 2017.  Born in Bellizzi, Providence of Salerno, Italy, she came to the US in 1980.  She was employed as a Beautician at Hair’em Styling Salon, Carneys Point for 27 years.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, she loved cooking, taking care of her family, especially Sunday Family Dinners and her Christmas Eve Family celebrations.  She enjoyed shopping, walking around the malls and was an avid sports fan, the Eagles, Soccer, Baseball and Hockey and a fan of FOX News kept her attention.  Pina had a generous heart, outgoing and offered her opinion frequently.  Her care, advice and opinions to her son, made him the man he is today.  Pina is survived by her husband of 27 years, Paul, a son, Nicholas, her siblings, Maria Linda Apicella, Iolanda Butto, Concetta Goodz and Gerardo Giannattasio, her mother-in-law, Anne  Musumeci.  She was predeceased by her brother, Nunzio Giannattasio and her father-in-law, Joseph Musumeci.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Tues. Apr. 18 at St. Joseph Church, Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ.  A viewing will be held Monday, Apr. 16th, 6-8:30pm  and Tues. Apr. 17, from 9:30 to 10:30am at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME,  1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ  Contributions in her memory to the Lupus Foundation of America, Phila. Tri-State Chapter, 101 Greenwood Ave.  Ste 200, Jenkintown, Pa. 19046 or the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 417005, Boston Ma. 02241 would be appreciated.



Noelle M. Morina
December 25, 1977  ~  April 11, 2017

Noelle M. Morina, 39 of Gibbstown, passed away April 11 at Vitas Hospice, Kennedy Hospital, Stratford, NJ after a courageous battle with cancer.   Born in Woodbury, she resided in Gibbstown for the past 10 years coming from Paulsboro, NJ.
Noelle attended Paulsboro High School and was employed at the former Fiorile"s Bar in Paulsboro.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish,  had a great sense of humor, loved to cook, take care of her home and dance.  After her mother  Angela Milsted passed away, she took over as a second mom for her siblings, always there to give them the support, advise, and her opinions whether they were needed or not.  Noelle is survived by her sons, Austin and Nicholas, her Fiancee', Wayne Fiderko, Jr., siblings, Kristina Brady, Heather Brady, Arielle Milsted, Chelsea Milsted, and Robert Morina.  Her father, Venerando (Tracy) Sorbello, Jr., Nieces and nephews, Hayley, Mariah, Robert Jr., Luke Jr., Angel, Mi'Nyah, Victoria, Kai'Cere and Azaria.  Funeral services will be Saturday, April 15th at 3pm at the funeral home with a viewing on Saturday from 1-3pm.  Interment will take place Monday, April 17th  with graveside prayers at 1pm at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ
Patrick T. Lawler
December 11, 1956  ~  March 14, 2017

Patrick T. Lawler, Swedesboro, NJ.    After 60 yrs. of joy in music, friends and family, Pat's  cadence came to a long, peaceful rest.  Born in Phila. Pa., Pat lived in South Jersey most of his life.  A West Deptford HS graduate, Class of 1975, he earned an associate’s from Camden County College. Pat was honorably discharged  from the National Guard after 12 years of dedication to our nation.  Pat worked to live, but his true livelihood was in musicianship.  Whether it was with his favorite red guitar “Roxanne” or his best beat-up keyboard, Pat never stopped making music and forging solid friendships along the way.  He is predeceased by his brothers Robert and William, his parents William and Florence (MacMillan).  Pat is survived by loving daughters Lynne Halle (Ca), Elizabeth Thompson (NV) Charlene Counsellor (NJ), and Kathleen Misuraco (NJ).  He loved his 9 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.  Friends and family may call at THE CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, NJ on Sun. March 19th from 2-4pm. 



Mary "Angie" Tomarchio
December 21, 1928  ~  March 9, 2017

Mary (Angie) Tomarchio, (Nee Musumeci) , 88 of Carneys Point NJ passed away March 9
th at Cooper Medical Center, Camden NJ.  Born in Swedesboro, Angie has resided in Carneys Point for the past 43 years. She was a former waitress at the Howard Johnson’s on the New Jersey Turnpike.  She took care of the home,  loved her family, had a good sense of humor, enjoyed gardening, Chinese Auctions and  was an awesome baker, especially baking cookies.  Angie was a member of St. Gabriel the Arch Angel Parish.  Wife of the Late Salvatore Tomarchio,  she is survived by her children, Jilda (Late Albert) Fitchett, Josephine (Raymond) Sarro, Susan (Albert) Graham, Elain (John) Fravel, Vito (Eleanor)  DiGiovacchino, Eugene DiGiovacchino, Fred  W. (Michele) Tomarchio and Samuel J. (Eileen) Tomarchio, also a sister Rose Sorbello ,  18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her brother Anthony Musumeci.   Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Fri. Mar 17 at St. Gabriel the Arch Angel Parish, Corpus Christi Church, 369 Georgetown Road, Penns Grove, NJ with a viewing in the Church on Fri from 10 to 10:45am.  A viewing will be held at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ on Thurs. eve Mar.16 from 7-9pm.  Entombment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro NJ. Contributions in her memory to St.Gabriel the Arch Angel Parish, c/o  Corpus Christi Church would be appreciated. 


Mary Jane D'Antonio
March 16, 1940 ~ January 13, 2017
Mary Jane D’Antonio,
  76, formerly of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away Jan. 13 at Christiana Hospital, Newark De.  Mary Jane had lived in Woolwich Twp with her late husband, Don Richard D’Antonio for 35 years. Before retiring, she was a secretary at Mitsubishi Motors in Logan Twp. NJ and moved to Kennett Square, Pa 2 years ago.  She  loved her family, was an avid reader and had a great sense of humor.  She is survived by her son Richard and his wife Rebecca, her step-daughter, Kate Casella, grandchildren, Isabella, Gabe, Brandon and Roman. Also her brother, Phillip Shannon.  A memorial service will be held 2pm Sun. Jan 22 at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may visit with the family from 1pm Sunday.  Contributions in her memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated.

Alan E. Purcell
October 20, 1966  ~  January 13, 2017


Alan E. Purcell, 50 of Vineland, NJ passed away Jan. 13 at home.  Born in Somers Point, NJ   Alan was the  Food Service teacher/instructor at the Southern State Correctional Facility at Delsmont, NJ.  He loved camping, photography and was a Do-It-Yourself, creating and repairing things around the house.  Alan is survived by his wife  Connie, a step-son, Jason, his mother, Joan Purcell, sister Dr. Lisa Holden-Fatuzzo and her husband Dr. Marco Fatuzzo, his nieces Mia and Nina and a nephew Stephen.  Relatives and Friends are invited to a Celebration of Alans’ Life, January 18th  , at 4pm  at Larry’s II, 907 N Main Road, Vineland NJ.  Contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 or online at www.diabetes.org would be appreciated.

                                                                    
Joseph F. Sorbello
March 18, 1938  ~  December 9, 2016


Joseph F. Sorbello, 78 of Mullica Hill, NJ passed away Dec. 9 at home.
  Born in Swedesboro, he was a life resident of Mullica Hill. A graduate of Woodstown High School, Class of ’57, he was a farmer and chemical operator at Monsanto Chemical Co. in Bridgeport, NJ.  Joe was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a bowler for the former Buddys Tavern, a member of the Raccoon Club, an avid hunter, fisherman and Nascar Fan.  He volunteered his talents at Converys Auto Body in Swedesboro and was a self taught Mr. Fix-It, and there was nothing he couldn’t repair.  Joe is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Press), his daughters, Ms. Felicia Di Ienno and Miss Sherri Sorbello, his granddaughters, Danielle and Sara Gullo and his siblings, Frances Passeri, Alfina Rainear and Benny Sorbello.  He was predeceased by his parents, Alfio and Alfia Sorbello and siblings, Anna Cocove and Samuel Sorbello.  Mass of Christian Buriall will be 11:30am Thurs. Dec 15 at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the church on Thurs from 9:30 to 11:30am.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.    Contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Culbert Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ  08034 would be appreciated.

 
Mary T. Mongiello
August 12, 1922  ~ November 15, 2016


Mary  Mongiello (Nee Faenza)  94, formerly of S. Phila., Springfield Pa and Pedricktown, NJ  died Nov. 15 in Wallingford, Pa.  Born in Phila. Pa  she was a seamstress,  homemaker and widow of the late Frank Mongiello and sister of the late Lillian Galantino.   Mary was a member of the Upper Darby Senior Citizens and is survived by her children, Frank (Carol)  Mongiello and Sandy Byers, Six grandchildren and 13 Greatgrandchildren. She was received with open arms by her loving Great grandson, Russell A Leone who passed away in December of 2013.  A memorial service will be held  1pm Monday, Nov 21 at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ   where friends may meet with the family from 11am to 1pm on Monday.  Donations in Marys memory to the Russell A. Leone Wrestling Scholarship Fund, c/o Fulton Bank, 22 Village Center Drive, Logan Twp. NJ 08085 or ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) 300 Technology Square, Cambridge Mass 02139  (www.ALS.net) would be appreciated


Robert "Bobby" Scoleri, Sr.
May 1, 1956  ~  November 9, 2016
Robert (Bobby) Scoleri, Sr. 60 of Mays Landing
  NJ and formerly of  Swedesboro  passed away Nov. 9th      at AtlanticCare Medical, Pomona, NJ  with his family at his side.  Born in Phila Pa., he owned and operated Crystal Limousine Service in Phila.  Bob was a strong family man, loved coloring and playing with race cars to the delight of his grandchildren, an avid car show fan and a corvette gentleman.

Son  of the  late Ettore and Theresa (Nee Pella) Scoleri, Bob is survived by his loving wife, Rose (Nee Cosenza), his children, Tanya Mullen and Robert Jr., 8 grandchildren and sisters, Theresa D’Orazio and Linda Pansini.  Friends may call at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway,  Swedesboro, NJ on Sat. Nov. 12 from 10am to noon. An informal service will follow at noon.  Conributions in his memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr. Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated. 


John J. Susnick, Sr
October 30, 1920  ~  October 10, 2016


John J. Susnick, Sr.  95, of Mantua, NJ and formerly of Center Square passed away peacefully Oct. 10 at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury.   Born and raised in the Center Square section of Logan Twp. John moved to Mantua 5 yrs. ago.  He was an Army veteran of WW II, Company L, 350 Infantry Regiment, 88th Division of the Blue Devils  and had worked for E.I. Dupont in Gibbstown as a mason-carpenter.  John was a member of the Logan Twp. Senior Citizens and the VFW  Post 5579, Gibbstown, NJ.  He was the husband of the late  Antonia (Tushie) nee Snichoski and is survived by his children, John Jr. (Susan) Susnick and Yvonne (Stephen) Morse. His grandchildren, Justin, Valerie, Andrea and Megan.  He was also predeceased by siblings, Al, Sam Jr., Helen, Mary and Agnes.  Funeral Services will be 11am Sat. Oct. 15th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ with a viewing at the funeral home  on Sat from 9:30 to 11am.  Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, NJ.  Flowers for John  or donations to your favorite Veterans charity would be appreciated.


Alfina G Simonelli
January 10, 1943  ~  September 21, 2016


Alfina G. Simonelli, (nee Marino), age 73 of Pennsville, NJ passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2016.  A life resident of the Swedesboro area, she  attended Swedesboro High School and was the Construction Code Secretary for the Township of Woolwich for 12 yrs.  Alfina was a strong women who loved to spoil her grandchildren, she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish attending St. Josephs  Church in Swedesboro.  A hard worker, she started  on the Marino  family farm and over the years and  enjoying people,  she worked at Sorbello Girls Fruit Stand on Rt 322,  Visalli Farm Market,  Fazzio Garden Center, Warrens Hardware Center and Mullica Hill Building Supply, all in Mullica Hill, NJ.  Wife of the Late Guy Simonelli, she is survived by her children, Philomenia (Russell) Garguilo and Vernon (Robin) Simonelli, grandchildren, Lindsay (Bryan) Green, Jessica (Anthony) Matarese, Veronica, Toni Marie (Joseph) Schafer and Christopher, six Great-Grandchildren with 3 more on the way.  Her Brothers, Russell (Kathy) Marino and Steven  Marino (Elena), Brother in law Carmen (Vickie)  and Sister in law Laverne (Cookie).  She was predeceased by a son, Carmin and a brother Anthony.  Memorial  Services will be 11am Monday, Sept 26
th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may meet with the family from 9am to 11am on Monday. Inurnment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ.  Contributions in her memory to the YMCA of Salem County, 204 Shell Road, Carneys Point NJ  08069 or the ASPCA of Gloucester County, 1200 N Delsea Drive, Ste 1, Clayton, NJ  08312 would be appreciated


Dominic  'Mickey"  Racite

January 21, 1944  ~  September 7, 2016

Dominic  ‘Mickey’  Racite, 72 of Logan Twp. NJ passed away peacefully at
home with his family at his side.  Born in Woodbury, Mickey was a life resident of the Swedesboro area.  A farmer all his life, he was a  graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of ’62, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a former Special Police Officer for Woolwich Twp.  A loving family man, hard worker with a good sense of humor and enjoyed practical jokes. He was constantly motivated, working on several ideas all at the same time.

Mickey is survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Stelmach), his children, David, Jennifer, Joanne, Dominic and Jena,  six grandchildren and his sister Sue Catalano.  He was predeceased by parents Joseph and Mary ( nee Mangano), his sister Angela Day and brother Joseph Racite.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Mon. Sept 12 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St, Swedesboro, NJ  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ  Viewing Sun eve 6-9pm and mon 9-10:30am at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME,  1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.  Contributions in his memory to Abramson Cancer Center, c/o Development Office, 3535 Market St. Ste 750 Phila. Pa. 19104 would be appreciated.



Captain George T. Garrity
May 28, 1928  ~  August 24, 2016



Captain  George T. Garrity, age 88 of Mickleton, NJ passed away  Aug 24
th at home with    his family at his side. He was born  in Swedesboro, grew up in Gibbstown, attended Paulsboro High School  and spent most of his life in the Swedesboro area.   George was a Navy Veteran, and was a Ferry Boat Captain, employed by the Delaware River Port Authority for 25 yrs and the State of Virginia  for 18 yrs..  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a man strong in his faith, his beliefs and dedicated to his family,  A hard working man with a great sense of humor,  who enjoyed his trips to the shore and the casinos.  George was predeceased by his wife of 45 yrs. Rita (Giordano) and a grandson Carlo  D. Giarrusso Jr. and is survived by his children, Diane (Carlo) Giarrusso, Georgia  (Richard) Hodge,  Joan  (Susan Cecola) Garrity,  Roxanne (Robert) Knighton and Harry J. Garrity.   His grandchildren  Jimi, David, Heather, Michael, Ricky, Ryan, Mark, Harry, Alyssa, Tina,     Tyler K., Tyler G. and Joey.  And 9 Great grandchildren. His siblings, Margaret (Peggy) Fiderko,  John H (Jack) and James Garrity.    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Monday, Aug. 29 at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, with a viewing at the church on Mon. from 9:30am to 11am.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ  Contributions in his memory to St. Judes’ Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,  Memphis Tn  38105  would be appreciated.


Rosario  Vorrasi
November 9, 1937  ~  July 30, 2016


Rosario Vorrasi, 78 of Logan Twp. NJ and  formerly of Phila. Pa, passed away at home on  July 30, 2016. Born in San Giorgio, Italy he has resided in Logan Twp. for the past 8 yrs  Rosario was a baker, employed by Wonder Bread  in Phila. Pa and retired in 2000.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Swedesboro NJ, a strong family man, he made his own wine, Played Cards,  Poker and Italian Cards, was a Bocci Ball Player and enjoyed his trips to the casinos.  He is survived by his wife, Pasqualina (Russo),  his children, Rita (Nello)  Musumeci,  AnnaMaria Vorrasi and Vincent (Angela) Vorrasi. His  Grandchildren, Timothy, Kevin, Joseph, Robert, Deanna, Melissa, Vincent and Elizabeth.  Mass  of Christian Burial will be 11am Thurs. Aug 4  at St Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ Interment Ressurection Cemetery, Bensalem Twp. Pa. Viewing Wed 6-8pm  and 9:30 to 10:30 am  Thurs at CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ  Donations  in his memory to the Alzheimers Foundation, 322 8
th Ave.  7th Flr New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated..

Peter E. Slason
February 21, 1958  ~  June 2, 2016

Peter E. Slason, 58 of Woolwich Twp. NJ passed away June 2, 2016 at the Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park, Pa.  Born in Bridgeport, Conn. He has resided in Woolwich for the past 12 years.  Peter was the owner –operator of JPS Express of Portsmouth, Va.and a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Mullica Hill.  He was a collector, especially baseball cards, loved to read and enjoyed yard and garage sales and antique  auctions.  Peter is survived by his wife, Lori (Nee Noonan), a Son, Joseph, his mother, Alfreda MacPherson and siblings, Debbie Sullivan and Shawn Slason.  A Memorial Service will be 3pm Sat. June 11 at the Trinity Methodist Church , 284 Cedar Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ where friends may meet with the family  on Sat. from 2pm to 3pm.


Concetta  "Jean"  Maccarone
July 13, 1930 ~ May 30, 2016

 

Concetta (Jean) Maccarone, nee Nicolosi, 85, of Woolwich Township, New Jersey passed away Monday at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, New Jersey.  Born in Mannington Township, she had resided in Woolwich Township for the past 63 years.  Jean was a farmer’s wife, working on the family farm and in the packing house.  She was a strong and caring woman, a loving wife, business partner, and a nurturing mother with a selfless concern for others.  She demonstrated courage, grace, humility, kindness and generosity to all that she met.  There was always room at her table, where stories, memories and food were shared.  Her family and friends tended to lovingly like the flowers in her garden.  Jean was a great cook and was well known for her trays of cookies and cream puffs.  All who knew her were blessed to have her in their lives.  She will always be honored through the deeds and treasured memories of family and friends.   She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and faithfully participated in the St. Alfio and St. Joseph Day processions through  Swedesboro.

Jean is survived by her husband of 63 years, Samuel J., her children, Sara (Pete) Battaglia, Vernon (Patti), Michael (Rose) and Anthony Maccarone.  Her siblings, Sadie McCart (Bill) , Mary (Rosario) Sorbello, Freda Earnest, Michael and Alfred (Peggy) Nicolosi.  Her grandchildren, Nina, Matthew, Samuel, Gina, Michael, Anthony, Andre, Dante, Alina, Gianna and Isabella.  Her “Sisters”-in-law,  Catherine Garozzo and Angelina (Tom) Grasso.  She was predeceased by a son, Samuel  Maccarone, Jr. and a brother, Samuel Nicolosi Jr. 

Mass of Christian Burial for Concetta (Jean) Maccarone will be offered 11:30 AM on Saturday June 4th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey.  Friends may call at the funeral home, Friday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM and on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township New Jersey. 

Contributions in Jeans’ memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 would be appreciated.

 

 


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Maria Amendolia
August 15, 1941 ~ May 29, 2016 

 

Maria A. Amendolia, age 74 of Mantua, New Jersey passed away May 29th at her residence.   Born in   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she resided in Mantua for the past 21 years.  Maria graduated from Paulsboro High School, Class of ’59 She completed St. Agnes School of Medical Technology in 1963 and attended Temple University School of Nursing. She graduated from Gloucester County College in 2004 with an Associate Degree in Psychology.  She completed the “Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor” Program at Rowan University in October 2007. She was a lifetime member of Alcoholics Anonymous with 36 years sobriety.  Maria worked at Sodat, Wounded Healer, My Father’s House, Addiction Pain Associates and Center for Family Services, helping individuals suffering from addiction and mental health issues and especially liked working with adolescents.  Maria was the daughter of the late Dominic and Florence  Amendolia and is survived by two sisters, Joy  (Leonardo) Giambattista  of Lucera Italy and Denise (Stanley) Kemp of Woolwich Township.  A Niece, Kristina Joy Kemp, Nephews, Stanley Jr. and Michael Kemp.  Her Uncle, Pasquale (Carmela) Pace and many loving cousins, especially Margaret Brooks Mulhall who was Marias’ guardian angel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday, June 3rd at. St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro, where there will be a viewing at the Church on Friday from 10 AM to 11 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory to Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr. Clayton, New Jersey 08312 or the  Salem County Humane Society PO Box 214, Carneys Point, New Jersey 08069; would be appreciated.

 

 


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Grace Dilks
 
Grace Dilks ,  (nee Granata)  a life resident of Swedesboro passed away Mar. 19th at her residence surrounded by her loved ones.  A graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of ’43, she worked in the collection department at the former First Fidelity Bank in Woodbury, retiring in 1990. Grace was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a choir member since grammar school, a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She was also a member of St. Josephs Altar-Rosary Society and served as hostess for their spaghetti dinners, Chirstmas Bazaars and Chicken Bar-B-Q’s. She held the position of Sunshine Lady and never forgot to send out cards to the sick or for the holidays.   She never missed walking in the St. Joseph and St. Alfio Processions through the streets of Swedesboro.  Grace was also a member of the Columbiettes, St. Francis Council, Swedesboro.  She did volunteer work for the Red Cross Blood Drives and for Samaritian Hospice.  She took on the job of being the seasonal  Decorator for Single Parents Dances in Clayton. Loving to dance, Grace would be the first on the floor when the music began at the Oasis Ballroom in Mullica Hill.  Wife of the late Wesley Dilks, she is survived by her children, Pam (Lyle) Gray, Wesley (Averil) and Ronald (Anne) Dilks.  Her grandchildren, Aven, Alfred, Renee, John and Sarah and great grandchildren Alycia and Alexia.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30pm Wed. Mar 23 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro.  A viewing will be held in the church on Wed from 12:30pm to time of service. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.  Contributions in her memory to St. Clare of Assisi Parish Memorial Fund, c/o of 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, would be appreciated. 

 


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  William S. Brooks
February 24, 1957 ~ December 29, 2015

William S. Brooks, 58, of Mantua, New Jersey passed away on Dec. 29, 2015.  He was employed in IT Security for Exelon Co.  (PECO) in Phila. Pa.  Surviving are his wife, Annemarie ( nee Boardman),  children, Colleen, Christopher and Connor.  His sister, Margaret Mulhall.  Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ with a viewing on Tuesday from 9 to 11am.  Interment Lake Park Cemetery,  Woolwich Twp.  Contributions in his memory to the Brooks  Family Fund, c/o of the funeral home would be appreciated.

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Russell  J. Capri

August 28, 1922  ~  December 25, 2015

Rosario (Russell) (Sarge) Capri, age 93 of Swedesboro, NJ
  passed away December 25th with his family at his side.  Born in Phila. Sarge was a life resident of Swedesboro, was an Army Veteran of WWII and retired from Mobile Oil in 1986 after 33yrs of service.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a strong family man, sports enthusiast, hard worker always striving to provide the best for his family.  Sarge is survived by his wife of 57 yrs., Lucy (Nee Nicolosi) Capri, his children, Luanne Capri-Thomas,  Gina  (Edward) Murdock and Russell (Kim) Capri.  Grandfather of Jarrod and Paige Murdock and Alistair Capri.  Uncle to Fred Leone, Russell Leone, Eleanor Silvestri and the late Josephine Leone.  He was predeceased by his siblings, Salvatore Capri, Frank Capri and Alfine Leone.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30am Wed. Dec. 30 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ.   Friends may call at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ  Wed from 9 to 11am. Interment will be private.  Contributions in his memory to St. Judes Childrens  Hospital  PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis Tn. 38101-9908 would be appreciated.


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 Rita C. Canzanese
April 29, 1926  ~  November 20, 2015

Rita C. Canzanese, 89, of Mullica Hill, New Jersey passed away Nov. 20, 2015.   She was born In Philadelphia, Penna, resided in Swedesboro before moving to Mullica Hill.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish.  A hard working woman with many talents, she  worked on the family farm,  was a seamstress, worked at Murphys Farm Market on Rt 322 in Woolwich Twp., Durkee Foods in W. Deptford and Sanitary Baking Co. in Swedesboro.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, loved classical music, cooking and baking for the family  and cream puffs and pizzelles were her specialty. Wife of the late Edward Canzanese Sr. (1995) she is survived by her sons, Remo  and Edward  and his wife Susan.  3 grandchildren, Kathy and Gary Hart, Andrew Canzanese and Lauren and Rob Hrapczynski.

Funeral Services were held Tues. Nov. 24 at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro NJ  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp, NJ.  Contributions in her memory  to Inspira Medical Center,  509 N Broad St. Woodbury, NJ or The national MS Society, 30 S. 17th St. Phila. Pa.  19130. 

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 Tony Rodriquez, Jr.
"You Get It"

January 24, 1958 ~ August 21, 2015


Tony Rodriguez Jr., (“You Get It”), age 57 of Wildwood New Jersey and formerly of Swedesboro, New Jersey, passed away at Cooper Medical Center, Camden New Jersey.  Born in Salem, Tony lived in Wildwood and worked in the maintenance dept. for the Quebec Hotel in Wildwood. He enjoyed old movies, music, sharing memories of family and friends.  Tony is survived by his sisters, Diane Ash, Betsy Costa and Judy Rodriguez, a son, Michael Fox and his great friend and mentor, Lester Katsanis.  He was predeceased by his parents, Anthony Sr. and Delia Rodriguez Pabon, his brothers, William and Nelson Rodriguez.  Graveside services will take place  1 PM Thursday, September 10th at Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. NJ. 

  


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   Robert C. Hill, Jr.
June 9, 1981 ~ July 13, 2015

 

Robert C. Hill, Jr., age 34 of West Deptford and formerly of Swedesboro, New Jersey, passed away July 13th at home surrounded by his family.  Born in Woodbury, he had also resided in Westville Oaks, New Jersey.  He was a graduate of Deptford High School, Class of 1999 and was a contractor.  Bob had been the Coach for the West Deptford Street Hockey Organization for the past 8 years.  He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Patricia (nee Dunn), his children, Joshua (J.J.) Hill and (LiL) Patty.  His parents, Lisa Marie Hill and Robert Hill, Sr. his Siblings, Nikole Tress and Jason Anthony Hill and Mom-mom Joan Rich.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 PM Friday, July 17th at St. Josephs’ Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro.   Interment will take place at St. Josephs’ Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  A viewing will be held at the FUNERAL HOME on Friday, July 17th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.  Contributions in his memory, sent to the family, c/o the funeral home to help with expenses would be deeply appreciated.

 

 

 


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  Lorraine  Grasso
May 4, 1932 ~ July 8, 2015

 

Lorraine Grasso, age 83, of Mickleton, New Jersey passed away July 8th, at home with her daughters at her side.  Born in Bridgeport, New Jersey, she resided in Mickleton for the past 60 years.  Lorraine was a graduate of Clayton High School, Class of  1950 and was married to the late Thomas M. Grasso for 58 years. Thomas passed away in January of 2014.  Lorraine was a homemaker and farmers wife.  She was a selfless individual, putting the needs of her family and friends before her own.  She loved to cook and always made sure her family and friends were well fed.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the St. Josephs Altar Rosary Society, a charter member of the East Greenwich Township Democrat Club, the East Greenwich Township Zoning Board for 15 years, the East  Greenwich Township Board of Education from 1976 to 1982, the Kingway Regional School Board from 1980 to 2012 and was an outspoken advocate for public education.  Lorraine organized the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture farm market at the annual 4-H Fair for 15 years, proceeds from which benefitted the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture Scholarship Fund. In 2007 she received the Distinguished Service Agricultural Award. She also organized events for the East Greenwich Township Senior Citizens.  She was an avid reader and loved to go to yard sales.

Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Mary Kay Grasso, Carolyn Grasso (Mark Kehoe) and Fran(Jerry) DeFiccio.  Her grandchildren, Andrew (Kate),  Sarah (Jason),  David (Sara),  Nicholas, Philip, Nicolas, and Matthew.  Her great-grandchildren, Aliyah and Grace.  Her Brothers-in-law, Sam  (Betty) Grasso,  John (MaryAnn) Grasso and Sister-in-law, Lucy Grasso, many devoted nieces and nephews and her dearest friend Marcienne Doerrmann.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:45 AM Tuesday  July 14th at St. Joseph’s  Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey.  A viewing will be held in the church Monday evening July 13th from 7 PM to 9 PM and again on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.   Interment will take place, immediately following the Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory  to the Kingsway Education Foundation Student Scholarship Fund,  213 Kings Highway, Woolwich Township New Jersey would be deeply appreciated.

 


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Lois E. Campbell
September 13, 1938 ~ July 5, 2015

 


Lois E. Campbell, age 76, of Gibbstown, New Jersey, passed away July 5th at home.  Born in Elmer, New Jersey, she has resided in Gibbstown for the past 10 years.  Lois was a data entry clerk for A J Jenniti Publishing in Pitman, New Jersey.  She was pre-deceased by her husband Donald, a son, Gene Thompson, her siblings, Carol Anne Zappola and Leon Elbertson, Jr.  Lois is survived by her sons, Kenneth, Ron and David Thompson, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and her dear friend Charles Thompson. Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Friday, July 10th at Eglington Cemetery Mausoleum, Kings Highway. Clarksboro, New Jersey. 


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Concetta P. Maccarone
March 6, 1923 ~ July 5, 2015


Concetta P. Maccarone, age 92, of Woolwich Township New Jersey passed away  July 5th  at Southgate Health Care Center, Carney’s Point, New Jersey  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has been a resident  of Woolwich Township since 1925 and was a secretary and seamstress at the former Bells’ Cleaners in Swedesboro.  Concetta was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, loved working in the garden, growing flowers, vegetables and concord grapes.  She loved her family and her church.  With her late sister Sara, using their time and talents, they sewed Baptismal Bibs for the newborns, sewed and altered vestments for the priests and cared for the religious statutes and Stations of the Cross at St. Josephs’ Church in Swedesboro, repainting and repairing them.  Concetta is survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by her siblings, Joseph Maccarone, Catherine Bonaccorsi, Mary Musumeci, Sara  Maccarone  and Josephine Vasta.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Thursday, July 9th at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro.  Interment will take place atSt. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township New Jersey, immediately following Mass.  A viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, from 6:30 PM to 9 PM and 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday at the FUNERAL HOME.



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Nanc
y C. Grasso
August 23, 1944 ~ June 27, 2015

Nancy C. Grasso, age 70  (nee Munyan) of Mantua Township, New Jersey, passed away June 27th at Inspira Medical of Woodbury with her husband Joseph at her side.  Born in the State  of Washington, she has resided in Mantua Twp. for the past 44 years, coming from Magnolia.    She was a graduate of Trenton High School, Class of 1961 and held many positions of employment including, a Bookkeeper for the former Sheldon Ford and a volunteer for the Gloucester County Probation Department.  Nancy was a member and past President of the Mantua Township Republican Club, worked at the Voting poles at each election, was a member of the Barnsboro Fire Company Auxiliary and a member of the Church of the Incarnation in Mantua.  Nancy was devoted to her family, loved to cook, crafting, country music, all types of animals and road trips.

Nancy was pre-deceased by a son, Stephen Paul and is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joseph L. Grasso, her children, Nancy Carol  (Joseph) O’Shaughnessy and Thomas Grasso.   Her grandchildren, Joseph and Jennifer, a great-grandchild, Jaycen and her brother, Ronald (Ronda) Munyan.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 AM Thursday July 2nd at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro, New Jersy.

A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday, beginning at 9:30 AM to time of service.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.   Contributions in her memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 North Delsea Drive, Clayton New Jersey 08312 would be appreciated.


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Sarah Florence Grasso
April 18, 1932 ~ April 30, 2015

 

Sarah Florence Grasso, (nee Walker), age 83 of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, passed away  April 30th at home with her loving family at her side.  Born in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey, Sarah  lived in Glendora and moved to Mullica Hill in 1957.  She was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish, Mullica Hill, the Golden Age Senior Citizens and the Church of the Incarnation Seniors.  Sarah was a city girl who enjoyed dancing and it was at a dance that she meet her soulmate and favorite dance partner, Angelo and became a farmer’s wife.  She quickly learned all aspects of working on the family farm including working in the packing house. She was a great cook and terrific baker.  She enjoyed spoiling her children and grandchildren.  Sarah enjoyed her trips to the casinos and had extraordinary luck, not only winning at the slots but the 50/50’s and gifts on the bus trips down.  She would purchase chances for her children and grandchildren and at least one ticket, if not more, would win and she made sure the lucky child received the money.  Sarah is survived by her husband, of 58 years, Angelo, Sr., her sons, Lenny (Nedda) Grasso and Angelo Grasso Jr., her grandchildren, Katherine (Ben)  Wilson, Julianne Grasso, Leonard Grasso Jr. and Angelo Grasso III. Her Great-granddaughter, Scarlett Sarah Wilson. Her brother, James Praria, loving cousin, Peggy McGlory and dearest friend Freda Barbagallo.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday, May 5th at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill site where a viewing will be held in the church from 9 AM to 10-45 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  

Contributions in her memory to Bayada Hospice, 603 N. Broad St. Ste 301, Woodbury, NJ 08096 or Our Lady of Lourdes Guardian Angel Program, 1600 Haddon Ave, Camden, NJ  08103 would be appreciated.

 


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Carmella "Dolly" Grasso

April 3, 1941 ~ March 28, 2015

 

Carmela ‘Dolly’  Grasso,  73, of Logan Township. New Jersey, passed away Saturday, March 28 at the Alterra Sterling House of Deptford in Deptford Township, with her devoted family and best friend, Mary Sorbello at her side.  Born in Salem, New Jersey, Dolly  was raised and resided in the Swedesboro area, was a  graduate of Swedesboro High School, a secretary for the former Nothdurft Insurance Agency in Swedesboro and the former Brisscon Chevrolet Dealership in Woodbury.  She was a member of St. Clare of  Assisi Parish,  a member of the St. Joseph’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Logan Township Senior Citizens. She was passionate about knitting and crocheting.  Dolly is survived by her siblings, Angelo (Sarah Florence) Grasso, Joseph (Nancy) Grasso and Anna (the late Joseph) Maugeri, several nieces and nephews and many friends.  She was pre-deceased by her parents Leonardo and Rosa Grasso.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM on Wednesday Apr. 1st at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro.  A viewing will be held at the church on Wednesday from 9 AM to 10:45 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township.  Donations in her memory to Samaritan Hospice, c/o 5  Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, New Jersey 08053 would be appreciated.

 

 


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Cruz M. "Cusy" Miranda

January 11, 1944 ~ March 19, 2015

 

Cruz M. Miranda, (Cusy), age 70 of Glassboro, New Jersey, passed away Thursday March 19th at home with her family at her side.  Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, she resided in Glassboro for the last year and a half coming from West Deptford and Wenonah.  Cusy graduated from the University of Puerto Rico and after moving to New Jersey was employed as a specialist for the Gloucester County Board of Social Services.  She taught English at Salem County Community College to local farmworkers and also worked as a translator for the local Municipal Courts. Cusy was predeceased by her husband Joseph and is survived by her children, Joseph and his wife Suzanne Miranda, and Ida and her husband, Phillip Yurgin.  Her grandchildren, Miranda Yurgin,  Phillip Yurgin,  Joseph Miranda,  Lily Miranda,  Alexander Yurgin  and Matthew Miranda.  She is also survived by her siblings, Nereida Martinez, Aida Martinez, Antonia Martinez and Pedro Jose Martinez.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Wednesday, March 25th at The Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Church, 17 Earlington Avenue Mullica Hill, New Jersey, where friends may call from 9 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township.

 

 


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Dorothy "Fuzzy" Zappala

May 27, 1940 ~ February 7, 2015

 

Dorothy Zappala, (nee LoSasso) 74, of Port Richey Florida, and formerly of Swedesboro, passed away February 7, 2015 in Hudson Florida.  Affectionately known as “Fuzzy”  to her friends, she was the seventh of eight children born to Ralph and Bessie (Carr) LoSasso.  Raised in Hammonton, she spent her summers working on the family’s blueberry farm.   Before moving to Florida, “Fuzzy” was the proud owner and operator of Dottie’s Boutique in Swedesboro for twenty five years, and retired to Port Richey, Florida twenty years ago.  She loved spending time with her family and friends. “Fuzzy” made friends easily and always had a smile to pass on to whomever she met.  Her favorite pastime was reading.  She was an active member of the Aripeka Elks Lodge #2520 and Fraternal Order of Eagles #4208 where she served as a Trustee for several years.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of forty nine years, Samuel, her daughter Jean Garozzo and a step-son Salvatore Zappala.  Her grandchildren, Gina (Brian) Jones, Jennifer (Lenny) Vasta, Anthony (Ashley) Garozzo Jr., Donna (Vernon) Marino and Kevin (Gabrielle) Krawchuk.  Her Great-grandchildren, Madison and Sydney Jones, Luke Vasta, Russell, Giovanni and Domenic Marino, Michael and Katie Krawchuk.  Son-in-law Michael Krawchuk and her sisters, Jean Smith, Rosie Norris, Marie Giamporcaro and Lolly Petruzzi.  She was predeceased by her children, Donna Krawchuk, Howard Zappala and siblings, Betty Caltabiano, Pete Ford and Ralph LoSasso.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 AM on Saturday March 21st at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro where friends may call from 10 AM

 


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  Rose M. Thomson

March 28, 1920 ~ February 16, 2015

 

 

Rose M. Thomson, (nee Petrosky) age 94, formerly of Bellmawr, passed away Monday, February 16th at Manor Care, West Deptford, where she had been residing for the past 4 years.  Born in Norma, New Jersey, she was a graduate of Hadden Heights High School and was a former office employee of Sears, both in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Pennsauken, New Jersey stores.  She retired 34 years ago.  For Rose, her family always came first.  She loved family outings and     get-togethers, loved spending holidays and partying with the family.  She was strong in her faith and spoke to her heavenly Father every day.  Having a green thumb, she loved plants and gardening, both indoors and out.  Rose was predeceased by her husband John, and her daughters, Doris Sexton and Joyce C. Tunis-Norman and her son-in-law, John Hilditch.  She is survived by her daughter, Gail Hilditch, her grandchildren, Andrew and Brian Sexton, Jonathan  and Jeffrey Tunis, Jamie Merkle, Jennifer Reganato and John Hilditch Jr., also 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her special friend, Walt Liebfarth.  Funeral Services will be 11 AM Friday, February 20th at the funeral home, where friends may call from 10 AM to time of service.  Interment will take place in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, New Jersey.  Contributions in Roses memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

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Maude Ritterson

March 4, 1945 ~ January 8, 2015

 

Maude Ritterson, nee Spence, age 69 of Bridgeport, New Jersey, passed away January 8, 2015 at Inspira  Medical Center, Woodbury, New Jersey.  Born in Swedesboro, she resided in Bridgeport for the past 30 years. Maude was a store manager for Heritages in Sewell and held several waitressing jobs in Sea Isle City, NJ and at Helen Greentree Restaurant in West Deptford, New Jersey. She was a member of Old Swedes Trinity Episcopal Church in Swedesboro, enjoyed playing cards, bowling, camping, loved her family and held a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Maude was a number 1 Facebook fan, exchanging photos, daily events and voiced her opinion on things she found  on Facebook each day.

 Maude is survived by her husband George, her sons, George Jr. (Karen) and Joseph Robert (Jennifer), her grandchildren, Krystal (Dominic) Vitale, Jessica and Shelby, her great-grandchildren, Zayden and Julietta. Also her siblings, Robert (Ellie) Spence and Joan Pierce. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Mildred Spence and her brother, Stephen.

 Funeral Services will be 12 noon on Tuesday, January 13th. Friends may call from 10 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Paul’s Methodist Church Cemetery, Bridgeport, New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory to the American Lung Associatioin, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill PA 17011 would be appreciated. 

 

 

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Filomena "Phyllis" Musumeci

June 16, 1926 ~ October 3, 2014

 

 

Filomena (Phyllis) Musumeci, nee Canzanese, age 88 of Woolwich Township, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home on October 3rd.  Born in Camden, she has resided in Woolwich Township for 68 years. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Remo and Rosaria Canzanese and the wife of the late Renard Musumeci Sr. She was an inspector  for the former Tel-Dyne Wirz Company, in Swedesboro where she retired in 1978.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of the Washington Club in PennsGrove.  A homemaker who loved her family, loved to cook and her favorite room in the house was her kitchen. No one left her home without getting something to eat.  She is survived by her children, Angela (George) Anastasia,  David (Jeanette) Musumeci  and Renard  Jr. (Joanne) Musumeci.  7 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Felicita Vespe.  Phyllis was pre-deceased by her siblings, Mary Martinelli, Tecla Musumeci, Silia Azzari, Edward and Ugo Canzanese.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 AM Tuesday October 7th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro, New Jersey.  A viewing will be held at the church from 9 AM to 11 AM Tuesday.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey  Contributions in her memory  to the Food Bank c/o of Kings Things, 1404 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 would be appreciated.

 

 

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Margaret E. Kulisek

March 13, 1920 ~ September 28, 2014

 

 

Margaret E. Kulisek, age 94 of Woolwich Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Laurel, Maryland, she has resided in Woolwich Township, with her daughter, for the past five years, coming from Morningside Maryland. She was a former School Bus Attendant in Prince Georges County, Maryland and a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish who enjoyed her family, traveling, bingo, fund raising, people, animals and life.  Margaret was the wife of the late Gerald Lee and was predeceased by her daughter, Maureen, and her cat, Charlie.  She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Beverly and Stephen Sheckler, with whom she lived and her brother, George E. Chaney.  She is also survived by her friends Skippy, her dog, Boo, her cat and Sailor, her African Grey Parrot.  Funeral services will be held  11 AM on Thursday October 2nd at  the funeral home with a viewing beginning at 10 AM.  Final resting place will be Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  Contributions in her memory to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Ste 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 would be appreciated.

 

 

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Roy T. Stuart

July 4, 1936 ~ August 25, 2014

 

 

Roy T. Stuart, age 78, a resident, for several years, of Manor Care, West Deptford, New Jersey, passed away on August 25, 2014.  Born in England on the Fourth of July, Roy traveled to the United States at the age of 30 and, later, became a United States citizen. He had been employed as a manager for Grossmans Lumber Co. in Glassboro.  He is survived by several nieces and nephews.  At Roys’ request, there was to be no public services.   Cremation was private. 

 

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  Frances J. Leonardi

March 31, 1921 ~ August 20, 2014

 

Frances J. Leonardi (nee Capello), age 93 of Swedesboro, New Jersey passed away Aug. 20, 2014 at the home of her niece in Thorofare, New Jersey.  A lifelong resident of the Swedesboro area, she had owned and operated the Kingsway Diner in Swedesboro.  Frances also worked as a seamstress at the former sewing factory in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Frances was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, attending St. Joseph’s Church in Swedesboro.  She enjoyed eating out, Bingo and poker were her games of choice and she looked forward to the casino trips with her family.  Frances was the wife of the late Rosario P. Leonardi.  She is survived by her son Alfio R., sisters, Rose McAteer and Angelina Casella, 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.   She was predeceased by a son, Frank J. ,her siblings, Josephine Zammarelli, Anna M. Terrizzi, Rocco Capello and Carmen Capello.  Funeral services will be 11 AM on Saturday August 23rd at the Funeral Home where friends may call from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Interment will take place, immediately following the service at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., New Jersey.

 Donations in her memory to the Autism Research Inst., 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92116 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Am., 322 8th Ave. 7th Flr., New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated. 

 

 

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      Wayne R. Myers

 June 5, 1942 ~ August 2, 2014

 

Wayne Rodger Myers, 72 of Repaupo, Logan Township, New Jersey on August 2, 2014.  A life resident of Logan Township.  He graduated from Paulsboro High School, Class of 1960.  Hw was married to Frances Lee Herring for 41 year until her passing in 2004.  Wayne was a Lab Tech at the former BF Goodrich Plant in Pedricktown, New Jersey for 35 years, having retired in 1999.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, and was a member of the Repaupo Volunteer Fire Company for over 40 years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing and loved telling stories and his 5 grandchildren.

Wayne was predeceased by his wife Frances and his parents, Lewis and Gertrude (Gertie Reistle) Myers.  He is survived by his children, Keith (Tina), Kip (Christine) and Kimberly  (Brian) McDonough.  His grandchildren, Brian, Charles, Jack, Olivia and Matthew.  His brother Edward (Catherine) Myers.

Mass of Christian Burial will be  11 AM  Saturday, August 9th at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Michaels Church, 313 Memorial Drive, Gibbstown, New Jersey.  A viewing will be held in the church on Saturday, from 9 AM to 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions in his memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 1 Reed Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147.

 

 

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Raymond F. Cooper, Jr. 
          "Sonny"

 August 23, 1943 ~ July 31, 2014

 

 

Raymond F. Cooper, Jr.  (Sonny) 70, of Swedesboro, NJ, passed away July 31, 2014.  Born in Darby, Pennsylvania. he resided in Swedesboro for the past 5 years coming from Woodlynne Pennsylvania.  Sonny graduated from St. James High School Class of '61 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  He  was employed by the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, Pennsylvania, in the Shipping-Receiving Department and had worked for Congoleum, in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, for 22 years.  Sonny was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a 4th Degeree member of   Knights of Columbus, Santa Anna Chapter, East Landsdowne Pennsylvania, a volunteer Firefighter in Folcroft Pennsylvania and a 20 year volunteer at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, in Landsdowne Pennsylvania.  He was a devoted family man who loved traveling and fishing as well as an avid sports fan for all Philly teams.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia (nee McFadden),  his children, Donna (Larry) Geltzer, Mary Jeanne Cooper and John (Melanie) Bistline. He was Pop pop to John, Briana, Michael, Grace, Christina and Michelle.  Brother to Barbara Gannon, Gary Cooper and the Late Thomas Cooper.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 AM on Monday, August 4th  at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey where friends may meet with the family beginning at 10 AM.  Contributions in his memory to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, c/o 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey 08085 would be appreciated.

 

 

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Barbara A. Walthy

June 21, 1940 ~ June 9, 2014
 

 

Barbara A. Walthy (nee Ashworth), 73 of Woolwich Township, New Jersey, passed away  June 9th at Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury, New Jersey.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  she has lived in Woolwich Township for the past four years, coming from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  Barbara received a Masters Degree in Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond Virginia, and had been employed as an editor by Rockwell Collins, in Wisconsin.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, and a member of the church choir at her former parish in Wisconsin.  Barbara is survived by her husband of 53 years, George Walthy. Her son Christopher and his wife Laura, her daughters Deborah Kelly, Kathleen and her husband Harry Rosa, her son-in-law, Chris Henkel, and 7 grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughter Sharon.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Wednesday, June 18th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro, New Jersey. A viewing will be held the evening of Tuesday, June 17th from 7 PM - 9 PM at the Funeral Home,  and on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at St. Joseph's Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro, New Jersey.  Cremation will follow the Mass,  and inurnment will take place at St. Peters Cemetery, Riverside, New Jersey, at a later date.  Donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Boulevard. Cherry Hill NJ 08034 would be appreciated.

 

 

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  Peter J. Pataro Jr.

 November 22, 1944 ~ May 23, 2014
 
  

Peter J. Pataro, Jr. 69, of Cheverly, Maryland passed away May 23rd at John Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore Maryland, with his family at his side.  Born in Witchita Falls, Texas, he lived in Maryland for the past 47 years. A Navy Veteran, serving during the Bay of Pigs Conflict, he was employed as an AeroSpace Engineer at Lockheed Aeronautics in Maryland and Qwaltec in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Peter was a member of St. Ambrose Parish in Maryland and attended the Franciscan  Monastery in Washington D. C. for services. He was a devoted family man, strong in his faith, who enjoyed fishing, softball and racquetball.  Peter is survived by his wife of 47 years, Alice  (nee Malvarose), his son, Peter J. Pataro III of Woolwich Township, New Jersey, and a grandson, Cole. His sisters, Peggy Herr and Pamela Pataro.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday, May 30th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey.  Interment will take place, following, at Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro, New Jersey.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from  9 AM to 10:30 AM.  Contributions in his memory to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (checks made payable to SKCCC-JHBMC), 5505 Hopkins Bayview Cir.  Ste 100, Baltimore Maryland 21224 ( with in memory of Peter Pataro Jr. on the check)  would be appreciated.

 

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Nelson J. Rodriguez

March 1, 1963 ~ May 13, 2014
 

Nelson J. Rodriguez, 51 of Swedesboro, New Jersey, passed away May 13th, at Inspira Medical Center, Woodbury, New Jersey, surrounded by his family.  Born in Salem, he was a Swedesboro resident for the past twenty years.  Nelson was a general handyman who could repair, reconstruct or build just about anything.  Nelson had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need whether he knew them or not.  He had a great sense of humor, loved telling stories of his escapades and an all around great guy.  Nelson was predeceased by his mother, Delia Pabon Doss and his brother William and is survived by his daughter, Mandy Rodriguez, 2 grandchildren, his siblings. Diane Ash Rodriguez, Elizabeth Costa Rodriguez, Judy Rodriguez and Anthony Rodriguez. Graveside Services will be offered on 2 pm Wednesday June 4th at Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro, New Jersey.

  

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Don Richard D'Antonio

October 7, 1942 ~ May 5, 2014


Don Richard D’Antonio, age 71 of Woolwich Township. New Jersey passed away peacefully at home Monday, May 5th.  Born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Rich has resided in Woolwich Township. for the past 33 years and worked in the family construction business.  He was a  loving family man, an avid hunter and fisherman and always there to help someone in need.  Rich is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Jane, a son, Richard (Rebecca) and daughter Katie Casella. His grandchildren, Isabella and Gabe and sisters, Louise Falkenstein and Barbara Parks.  A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Sunday May 18th at the funeral home where friends may meet with the family beginning at 1 PM.  Contributions in Richs' memory to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka Kansas, 66675 would be appreciated.

 

  

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Jean E. Sullivan
 April 20, 1933 ~ April 23, 2014

Jean E. Sullivan, (nee Dalbow) age 81 of Swedesboro, passed away Wednesday at Crozer Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania.  Born in Salem, she was a graduate of Paulsboro High School, Class of ’51. and had resided in Swedesboro  for the past 55 years.  Jean was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of the Swedesboro Election Board, enjoyed  painting, playing cards  and traveling to the shore with family and friends. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Sullivan and is survived by her children, Michael (Denise), Kathleen, Gary (Shirlee), Donna (Christine) and Thomas (Geri) . Also 19 Grandchildren and 7 Great-grandchildren., her sisters, Barbara Paz, Florence Licciardello and Patricia Dalton.  Jean was pre-deceased by her siblings, Robert, Shirley and Patricia.  Funeral Services will be 11 AM Monday, April 28 at the funeral home.  A viewing will be held at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and Monday from 10 AM to 11 AM.  Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, New Jersey. Contributions in heer memory to the Frank & Edith Scarpa Regional Center Pavilion, Inspira Health Network, 1505 W. Sherman Ave. Vineland, NJ  08360 would be appreciated.

 

  

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Samuel J. Nicolosi, Jr. 

 January 1, 1940 ~ March 29, 2014


Samuel J. Nicolosi, Jr., 74, of Mannington Township, Salem County, passed away peacefully at Seasons Hospice Unit, Christiana Hospital, Newark Delaware, surrounded by his loving family.  Son of the late Samuel and Anna Nicolosi, Sicilian immigrants who taught their children to love the land and honest hard work, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Jean (nee Ware); his children, Samuel J. III (Pam), Annette, and John C. Nicolosi; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Lyndsey; and his siblings Jean Maccarone, Sadie McCart, Mary Sorbello, Freda Earnest, Michael and Alfred Nicolosi; and dozens of nieces and nephews for whom he was a family icon.

Sam (“Grizz”) was a man of the soil who enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and a variety of outdoor sports with his sons and hunting buddies.  An admirer of the daredevil crop dusters who exhibited their skills over the farm in breath-taking stunts on warm summer evenings, one of Sam’s dreams-- piloting his own plane-- remained unfulfilled when life intervened with more urgent concerns.

Noted in his youth for his rugged good looks, strength and endurance, Sam was blessed with a keen intelligence and a devilish sense of humor. He was always ready with a quick retort to inspire laughter in a light-hearted manner, but never at another’s expense.  He was exceptionally compassionate when others needed help, loaning his farm equipment to neighbors and relatives and generously sharing his resources with his many friends.

Sam’s nickname was derived from his legendary hunting trip to Alaska  where, it is reported, he received recognition for bagging one of the largest grizzly bears on record taken with a musket.  In the years that followed, Sam regaled his spellbound listeners with stories of this hunt, and many others in Maine, Colorado and Canada, like Albert Finney in the film “Big Fish.”  If a movie had been made of Sam’s life, he would have been portrayed by a young Robert Redford.

The first farmer in New Jersey to perfect the technique of harvesting tomatoes by machine, Sam was chosen to become the sole distributor of Porter-Way harvester parts during the heyday of tomato farming in the 1980’s.

Like many outdoorsmen, Sam was a strong supporter of animal conservation.  Faced with difficult economic times as fresh produce markets changed,  he turned the family farm on a secluded portion of the Salem Creek into a state-owned wildlife preserve so that future generations might enjoy the enchantment of seeing white-tailed deer, Canada geese, wild turkeys, pheasants, quail, foxes, herons, ecrets, hawks, owls, rabbits and squirrels in their natural habitat.

Devoted to his family and loyal to his friends, Sam coped heroically with the challenges presented by declining health over a period of more than 10 years following his first stroke in 2001.

Like the proud buck in the forest whose survival skills allowed it to reign supreme for a limited number of years until time took its toll , Sam resigned himself to his fate with an admirable stoicism which inspired those who loved him to confront challenges in their own lives with similar courage and fortitude.

 Sam will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  His laughter has been silenced for now, but we know that somewhere he is telling again the story of that noble grizzly bear in the wilds of Alaska and planning his next adventure.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 3rd, 11 AM at the Funeral Home.  Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM and Thursday morning from 10 AM to 11 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township New Jersey. 

 

  

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Angelina Hoffman

  October 26, 1933 ~ March 27, 2014


Angelina Hoffman (nee Scerati), age 80 of Swedesboro, passed away Thursday at Shady Lane Nursing Home in Clarksboro surrounded by family and friends.  A life resident of Gloucester County she was the wife of the late James Hoffman.  Angie enjoyed gardening, growing tomatoes and other vegetables at her home. She was a seamstress at the former sewing factory in Swedesboro.  She loved to cook, homemade spaghetti was her specialty.  Besides playing Bingo at the VFW in Deptford and an occasional trip to Atlantic City, she loved to crochet, making blankets and scarves for the staff and other residents of Shady Lane. She got involved and volunteered her time at Shady Lane especially on Nail Care Day, she removed the old polish so the nails could be repainted. She loved to laugh and was always joking around.  She is survived by her daughter, Angelina P Michener and her husband Keith,  grandson Corey and longtime friends Jimmy and Glowy Frank.  She was pre-deceased by her siblings, Sylvia, Jean, Peter, Earl and Frank Scerati.  Funeral services will be 11am Tuesday at the funeral home with a viewing Monday evening from 6 PM -8 PM and Tuesday from 10 AM - 11:00 AM. Interment Lake Park Cemetery,  Swedesboro.  Contributions in her memory to Shade Lane Nursing Home, 256 County House Road, Clarksboro, New Jersey, 08020 Attn:  Recreation Department, would be appreciated.


  

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Gertrude "Gertie" Myers

  May 18, 1916 ~ March 11, 2014


Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Myers,  (nee Reistle)  age 97, formerly of Repaupo, Logan Township passed away Tuesday, March 11th at Merion Gardens Assisted Living, Carneys Point Township New Jersey where she had resided for the past 14 years.  Born and raised in Swedesboro, she moved to Repaupo in 1936 and lived most of her life there.  A graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of ’34, she was a Secretary for General Engines in Thorofare, New Jersey.  Gertie was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member and former Secretary of St. Joseph Altar- Rosary Society, a member of St. Josephs Choir, the Logan Township Senior Citizens, Charter member of the Repaupo Ladies Fire Auxiliary, the Swedesboro Grange #5, and a charter member and volunteer at Kings Things in Swedesboro.  She held the record for the 60 yard dash at Swedesboro High School and appeared in the King and I and Sound of Music at the West Deptford Little Theatre. Gertie attended the dedication of Harding Highway in Pennsgrove and shook hands with the late President Warren G. Harding and on opening day, along with other area residents, walked across and back on the Commodore Barry Bridge.

Gertie was the wife of the late Lewis Myers and is survived by her sons, Wayne and Edward (Catherine) Myers. 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughter in law Frances Myers, and Brothers, George and Leo Reistle.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 AM on Friday March 14th, at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street Swedesboro, New Jersey. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory to Kings Things, 1402 Kings Highway Swedesboro, NJ 08085, Attn:  Joseph Denney; would be greatly appreciated.

  

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Thomas M. Grasso

  April 26, 1930 ~ January 2, 2014

 

Thomas M. Grasso, age 83 of Mickleton, New Jersey passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his devoted family.  Tom was born and raised in Mickleton and began a lifelong career of farming there.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a church usher at the St. Joseph Church Site, a member of the St. Alfio Committee and his voice would echo throughout St. Josephs Church with “Viva St. Alfio”  on the feastday of this special saint.  Tom would also ride in the Procession of the Saints as the statutes of St. Alfio and his brothers were exhibited throughout the streets of Swedesboro as part of the Annual St. Afio Festival. . He was on the Board of Directors for the Swedesboro Auction, a member of the New Jersey Farm Bureau, the Swedesboro Farmers Hunting Club, and the Sons of Italy, Carmel S. Morina Lodge # 2580, Paulsboro, Past Vice President of the New Jersey Vegetable Growers Association and Past member of the Executive Committee of the Gloucester County Board of Agriculture.  He was devoted to his family, his Church and his farming. Tom was an avid hunter and traveled throughout the United States and Canada several times on hunting trips.

Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine (nee Ermelin), his children, Mary Kay Grasso, Carolyn Grasso and her husband Mark Kehoe, Fran DeFiccio and her husband Jerry.  His grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, David, Nicholas, Philip, Nicolas, and Matthew, a Great granddaughter, Aliyah.  His Brothers, Sam and Betty Grasso, John and Mary Ann Grasso, a sister-in-law, Lucy Grasso and was predeceased by his brother Fred Grasso.  Also many devoted nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 AM Monday, January 6th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street Swedesboro, New Jersey. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday evening from 5 PM to 8 PM and on Monday from 9 AM to 10 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  Contributions in his memory to Friends of Fr. Vincent Project, c/o 407 Weatherby Ave. Swedesboro, New Jersey 08085 would be appreciated.

  

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Joseph J. LaPalomento

  March 20, 1916 ~ December 28, 2013

 

Joseph J. LaPalomento, age 97 of the Center Square Section of Logan Township passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was 7 years old when his family moved to Center Square to begin a life of farming.  Joseph was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the Logan Township Senior Citizens and a member of the New Jersey Farmers Bureau of Agriculture. He was dedicated to his family, to farming, would experiment with grafting trees and plants and would design and implement equipment that he needed on the farm.  Joe and his wife of 70 years, Grace (nee Spina) operated a produce stand in Center Square.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Carol and Robert Leonetti, Sharon L. and Ralph Dinwiddie, Robert and Carol LaPalomento and David T. and Charlotte LaPalomento. Also his grandchildren, Lisa Barson, Rhonda Leonetti, Lauren Kitson, David M LaPalomento, Robert J. Jr., Gregory, Joseph, Bradley LaPalomento, Joseph L and Samantha L Dinwiddie. 2 Great-grandchildren, Emma and Max Barson with 2 more  on the way.  His sister Catherine Bende and was predeceased by siblings Anna  LaPalomento , Mary LaGreca, Elizabeth DiBella, Ann Chipparoni, Theresa Willard, Anthony and Charles LaPalomento.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30am Saturday January 4th at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township. New Jersey.  Friends may call at Funeral Home on Saturday from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Contributions in his memory to the American Heart Assoc.  PO Box 417005, Boston Mass. 02241-7005  or St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Michaels Church, 313 Memorial Ave. Gibbstown, NJ 08027 would be appreciated. 

 

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 Pablo Berrios

 October 21, 1933 ~ November 26, 2013

 

Pablo Berrios, age 80, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 26th.  Born in Puerto Rico, Pablo had resided in Swedesboro for the past 51 years.  A devoted and loving family man, a strong community leader and a believer in Swedesboro, he owned and operated Berrios and Son Market in Swedesboro, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish where he was a Deacon for the past 15 yrs.  Pablo was the first Eucharistic Minister at the former St. Josephs Parish, was instrumental in starting the Mass being offered in Spanish and the Outdoor Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. He also founded the former Holy Name Society , was a member of St. Francis Council, Knights of Columbus, and for the past 30 years was the Director of the Cursillo School for the Diocese of Camden.

 Pablo is survived by Ana, his devoted wife of 58 years, his children, Mercedes, Carlos and wife Bonnie. His granddaughter, Jenna Berrios.  Sisters, Gloria and Maria V Berrios. Also many nieces and nephews that he cared for as his own.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 AM Saturday November 30th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  A viewing will be held at the Church on Friday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM, and on Saturday from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

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Geraldine M. Zammarrelli

 November 3, 1928 ~ November 1, 2013

 

Geraldine M. Zammarrelli, age 84 of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, formerly of Swedesboro and Deptford, peacefully passed away Friday evening, November 1st at her residence.  Born in Orbisonia, Pennsylvania. She resided in Mullica Hill for the past 10 years.  She was the wife of the late William Zammarrelli Sr. who passed away in 1999.  Geraldine was a loving wife, mother and a devoted grandmother.  She was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and a keen bird watcher.   She is survived by her children, Josephine DiBella, Linda Cristaudo, John and William Jr., her grandchildren, Alfred, William, Alexander, Katharine, John Jr. Christina, William III, Nicole and Michael, her great-grandchildren Jacob, Kerri, Kylie and Gia. Funeral services will take place 11 AM Wednesday, October 6, 2013, at the funeral home.  Visitation will begin at 9 AM.  Interment take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory to the New Jersey Disabled Veterans  135 West Hanover Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08618 would be appreciated.



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Angelina Casella

 January 8, 1927 ~ October 28, 2013

 

Angelina Casella (nee Catalano) of Oldmans Creek Road, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home on October 28, 2013.  Born and raised in Mannington Township, Angie had resided in Woolwich since 1948 and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Swedesboro, New Jersey.   Wife of the late Samuel Casella, loving mother of Mary Casella , the late Sara G. Kelly and the late Mario Casella.  Grandmother of William Kelly III, Mary Allison Kelly and Katie Casella, great-grandmother of Alexis Kelly.  Sister of Fred (Sue) Catalano, Joseph and Michael “Buddy” (Joann) Catalano.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 AM, Thursday October 31, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro.  A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday beginning at 9:30 AM.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis TN. 38105 would be appreciated. 



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James T. Heneghan

 January 18, 1958 ~ October 13, 2013

 

James. T. Heneghan, age 55 of Woolwich Township, New Jersey, passed away Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  Born in Cleveland, Ohio, James has resided in the area for the past  nine years  having previously  lived Burlington County New Jersey and in Tampa Florida.  A graduate of John Carroll University in Ohio, he was an insurance broker affiliated with several insurance companies.  A big guy with an infectious laugh which led to a snort, he had a soft interior.  He loved gardening, his favorite flowers were roses and lilies.  He enjoyed plays and musicals.  Jim was an avid football fan who put together many new phrases as he watched the game.  He loved a good political debate, whether watching or being a part of.  Jim loved to read books but his family always came first.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Swedesboro.  James is survived by his wife Melanie, his children, Shawn, Colin and Emily, and his siblings, Justina Spence, Kevin, Mark and Shawn.  Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 AM Monday, October 21st at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street Swedesboro, New Jersey, with a viewing at the church beginning at 10 AM.  Contribution in his memory to the Heneghan College Fund, c/o of the family would be appreciated.



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Dolores A. Gold

September 16, 1932 ~ September 24, 2013

 

Dolores A. Gold, age 81, wife of the late Leo Gold, passed away Tuesday at the home of her daughter.  Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, she had resided in Swedesboro before moving to Ocean City.  She began her working career with Owen Corning Glass Company in Bridgeton, then to the former Tele-Dyne Plastic Plant in Swedesboro.  She became a Home Health Aide for Visiting Nurse Association and finally worked as the Activities Director at the Howard Stainton Senior Center in Ocean City.  Dolores loved hats, was a prolific writer, had a passion for the arts, loved to travel but above all, enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She is survived by her children, Diane (John) Pickering, Nancy (Alan) Greenberg, Leo (Nancy) Gold II, Cynthia Rose and Donna Jayne Adams, 10 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday Sept 27th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey.  Interment will be at Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro.  A viewing will be held at the funeral home, Thursday evening from 6 PM to 9 PM and Friday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  Contributions in her memory to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr. Ste 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 would be appreciated.

 

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Willie B. Youngblood, Jr.

January 15, 1952  ~  Sptember 7, 2013


Willie B. Youngblood Jr., age 61 of Woolwich Twp. New Jersey passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 7, 2013.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he had resided in Woolwich Township for the past 12 years. He was a 1969 graduate of Overbrook High School and received his degree from Hampton University, Hampton, Va.  He was employed as a postal worker in Philadelphia.  Willie is survived by his devoted wife of 35 yrs, Tanzira, Sons Anthony Sr  ( Lauren) and Cameron,  his grandson, Anthony Jr., his mother Elizabeth and sisters, Patricia Ann Marriott and Gloria Jean Powell. He was predeceased by his father, Willie Youngblood Sr. Willie worked for the US Postal Service in Phila. Pa. A loving family man, a  generous man, who couldn’t say no.  He coached basketball for the Amateur Athletic League, his lawn was well manicured, flowers, full and blooming, and his fruit trees and vegetable garden could be ranked with the best, and  still found time to swim and exercise.

Funeral services will be 11am Sat. Sept 14 at the Sharon Baptist Church, 3955 Conshohocken Ave. Phila. Pa.  A viewing will be held at the church on Sat from 9am.  Interment at Merion Memorial Park, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

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Carol A. Anderson

February 24, 1944 ~ August 6, 2013

Carol A. Anderson, (nee Wible), age 69 of Woolwich Township, New Jersey passed away in her sleep on August 6, 2013.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Carol had resided in Woolwich Township, with her daughter, for the past 2 years coming from Williamstown, Berlin and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She had retired from the Episcopal Hospital in Pennsylvania, where she worked as an administrative staff member.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, she was an avid Eagles Fan but mostly she was just ‘Mom’.  Carol is survived by her daughter MaryBeth (Daniel) Rambler, William, and Robert (Barb), 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother William Wible, sisters, Denise Thomsen, Colleen Buoncristiano and Darleen Wynne. She had been predeceased by her brother John Wible.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 noon on Saturday August 10th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey where friends may meet with the family from 11 AM. Contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis Tennessee 38105 in Carol’s memory would be appreciated. 

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Jennie A. Licciardello

May 16, 1927 ~ August 5, 2013

 

Jennie A. Licciardello, (nee Fiducioso)  age 86 of Swedesboro, New Jersey passed away August 5th at Inspira Medical Center (formerly Underwood Memorial Hospital), Woodbury, New Jersey.  Jennie was a lifelong resident of the Swedesboro area.  She was born and worked on the family farm growing up.  Jennie worked as an assembly operator at the former Teledyne Inc. Swedesboro plant and in later years, worked at the Cali Roadstand in Repaupo.  Jennie was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish – St. Joseph Church, and was strong in her faith.  Jennie married Mario Alfred Licciardello  with whom she raised three children.  She enjoyed her family and loved spending time with them.  She was predeceased by her husband Mario in 1969.   Jennie is survived by two sons, Sam and his wife Ann Marie and Steve Licciardello.  She is also survived by her brothers Santo Fiducioso (Jeanette Touchstone) and Joseph (Kathy) Fiducioso. 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son, Mario, and siblings, Mary Marino, Charles and Tony Fiducioso.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 AM Friday, August 9th at St. Joseph’s Church – St. Claire of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad Street Swedesboro where friends may visit with family, beginning at 10 AM.  Cremation will follow and inurnment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township will take place at a later date. 

 

 

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Wayne Cox

July 11, 1946 ~ July 9, 2013

 

Wayne E. Cox, age 66 years of Sicklerville, New Jersey passed away July 9th at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey.  Born in Camden, he had resided in Gloucester Township, Oaklyn, and for the last 16 years in Sicklerville.  Wayne was a graduate of Lincoln Prep, Class of ’64 and was a self-employed carpenter.  He loved Do-It-Yourself Projects, all types of Woodworking, carpentry, the outdoors, fishing and was an avid sports fan.

Wayne is survived by his wife and soulmate, Jackie, his children, Tyler and Brian Cox, Brandi (Matthew) Ford, Heather (John) Batchelor, and Dana Cox.  He was the proud grandfather of 10.  A memorial Service will be held 7 PM Saturday July 20th at the funeral home where friends may meet with the family beginning at 6 PM.  Contributions to the family to help with expenses in Wayne’s memory would be appreciated.

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Philip W. Gardiner

January 9, 1959 ~ June 29, 2013

 

Philip W. Gardiner, 54, of Mullica Hill New Jersey, passed away June 29th at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden. Born in Woodbury, he grew up in Glassboro and was a member of the Swedesboro 7th Day Adventist Church.  Philip is survived by his mother, Ethel Wright and sister, Diane Testerman (James), of Yucaipa, California, and was predeceased by his father, Philip F. Gardiner.  Funeral services will be held, 12 Noon Wednesday, July, 3, at the Swedesboro 7th Day Adventist Church, 103 Helms Avenue, Swedesboro, New Jersey, where a viewing will begin at 10 AM.  Interment will be at Manahath Cemetery, Glassboro New Jersey.   Donations in his memory to Kings Things, 1404 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, New Jersey, 08085, would be greatly appreciated.

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Beatrice L. Gamber

 June 24, 1924 ~ June 25, 2013

Beatrice L. Gamber, affectionately called Miss B, age 89 formerly of Swedesboro, passed away June 25, 2013 at Shady Lane Home, in Clarksboro, New Jersey.  Born in Camden, she resided in Swedesboro for 46 years before moving to Carneys Point.  Bea was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Class of 1943,  and was employed as a  Clerk for the New York Shipyard, in Camden, New Jersey.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a CCD teacher, member of St. Joseph’s Altar and Rosary Society, an Aide at the former St. Josephs School, as well as a member of the Paulsboro Senior Citizens and the Democratic Club in Woolwich Township.  She could be found working the polls during elections.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, Allen Sr. and her son Allen, Jr.  Bea is survived by her son, Thomas and his wife Michele, daughter, Lorraine and husband Vincent Strojan, Daughter in Law, Michele Gamber, a brother, David Kelly, 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

 Mass of Christian Burial for Miss B. will be at 11 AM on Monday, July 1st at  St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro.  Viewing will begin at  9:30 AM, at the church.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.   Contributions in her memory to the Shady Lane Activity Fund, Attn:  Regina Nophut, 256 County House Road, Clarksboro, NJ 08020 would be appreciated.

 

 

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Daniel R. Cook, Jr.

January 31, 1986 ~ June 21, 2013
 

Daniel R. Cook, Jr., age 27 of Williamstown, New Jersey, was tragically taken from this life on June 21, 2013 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  Born in Woodbury, he lived most of his life in Williamstown and had attended Williamstown High School. Daniel was a self-employed landscaper.  He is survived by his parents, Daniel Sr. and Lisa (nee Vega) Cook.  His children, Zoie Marie, Devon Michael, Kelsey and Kylee.  His fiancée, Jessica Lynn Davis, a brother, Carl, a sister, Jazmen, his maternal grandmother, Selva Vega, Paternal grandparents, Oliver and Doris Cook and several Aunts and Uncles.  Funeral services will take place 3 PM on Saturday. June 29th  at the Healing Wings Pentecostal Church, 520 Stanger Ave., Glassboro, New Jersey where friends may visit beginning at 1 PM.  Cremation will be private.  Donations in his memory may be sent to the family to help with expenses. 


 

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Robert P. Ziegler

March 23, 1958 ~ June 14, 2013

Robert P. Ziegler, age 55 of Logan Township, New Jersey passed away June 14, 2013.  Born in Philadelphia, Bob has lived in Logan Township for the past five years.  He was employed by CM3 Building Solutions, Fort Washington Pennsylvania, as a HVAC Technician. Bob is survived by his wife Sandra (nee Sarclette), his children, Jon Sarclette and Brandi Mounts.  He is also survived by his 5 granchildren;  as well as his sister Elaine (Robert) Mackfee , a niece Beth Ann Miles and  his trusted companion, Abby.  Funeral Services will be 8 PM Monday evening at the Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 6 PM.  Donations in his memory may be made to assist the family and can be sent directly to the funeral home.
 

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Ida Caltabiano Murphy

November 5, 1926 ~ April 25, 2013

Ida Caltabiano Murphy, age 86, of Pittsgrove, New Jersey passed away Wednesday morning at home.  Born on the family farm in Swedesboro, she resided there for twenty five years, before moving to Mullica Hill and finally to Pittsgrove Township.  A graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of 1943, Ida retired from Monsanto Chemical Company, Bridgeport, New Jersey in 1985, as Secretary to the Plant Manager with twenty five years of service.  Her greatest pleasures were her relatives, her friends, cooking, baking, the occasional trip to the casino and mowing her own lawn while her health permitted.

Ida is survived by her beloved niece, Freda Chew and her husband Bill of Pennsville, numerous loving cousins of the Nicolosi Family of Swedesboro and dearest friends Hope and Vincent Consalo of Landisville. Also several nieces and nephews and great neices and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 11 AM Tuesday, April 30th at the funeral home, where friends may call on Tuesday morning beginning at 9 AM.   Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township New Jersey.  Contributions in her memory to South Jersey Hospice Care, PO Box 160, Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302 would be greatly appreciated.

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Edward G. Tustin, Jr.

July 28, 1934 ~ April 17, 2013

Edward G. Tustin, Jr. (“YoEd”) age 78 of Logan Township New Jersey passed away Wednesday evening at home surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, and formerly of Folcroft, Pennsylvania, Ed has lived in Logan Township for the past 22 years.  After graduating from John Bartram High School (class of January 1952) in Southwest Philadelphia, he joined the United States Navy where he served as a Submariner during the Korean War on the USS Grenadier.  After his discharge he worked, with his father and uncles who had served during WWII, at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Philadelphia.  He retired from the finance department at Temple University and prior to that he worked as Business manager for the Nursing Administration Department of Temple University Hospital. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Swedesboro, New Jersey.
Ed met his devoted wife of 58 years, Kathleen (Dieter) at a St. Richard’s Dance in South Philadelphia and they spent most of their married life raising their 6 children in Folcroft Pennsylvania.  It was here they had some of the best years of their life.  During this time Ed coached the newly formed Folcroft Falcons 75 pound football team.  A team that went on to make the Borough proud, winning 3 championships in a row.
Ed is also survived by his children, Stephen and his wife Andrea, William and his wife, Nancy, Kathleen and husband William Rose, Colleen, Maureen and husband William Plemenos, Sherrie and William Kane, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. His brother, Bruce and sister, Mary Mongelluzzo.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Monday, April 22nd at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro New Jersey where friends may meet with the family beginning at 9 AM.  Inurnment with full military honors at Gloucester County Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 240 Tuckahoe Road, Monroe Township New Jersey.  Contributions in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital; 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105 or, to the   Lighthouse Hospice 1040 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034 would be appreciated.

 


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Francis "Frank" J. Dougherty

December 19, 1930 ~ February 16, 2013

Francis (Frank) J. Dougherty, age 82 of Mulberry, Florida and formerly of Woolwich Township, New Jersey passed away February 16th at LRMC in Mulberry Fla.  Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he worked for Goodyear Tire as a Regional Manager and was a  Marine Veteran of the Korean War.  Frank moved to Florida, twenty years ago, from New Jersey, was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and the VFW Post #13 Gibbstown, New Jersey.  He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Katherine M. ‘Cass’ Dougherty and his brother Joe Dougherty.  Frank is survived by his son Frank, daughters, Trish Dougherty & Christine Downs, five grandchildren and a sister, Bernadette Mollo.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Saturday March 16th at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, New Jersey where the family will meet friends from 10:30 AM. 

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Rita M. Luccarella
 November 5, 1923 ~ March 7, 2013

Rita Luccarella, age 89, formerly of Bridgeport, New Jersey passed away  peacefully March 7, at Pitman Manor, Pitman, New Jersey. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rita had lived in Bridgeport for over 60 yrs. before taking up residence at Pitman Manor.  She had been a hairdresser for 40 years and had  worked at a salon in Woodbury for 30 yrs.  She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, attending St. Michaels Church in Gibbstown and a member of the Logan Twp. Senior Citizens.    She was the devoted wife of the late Russell Luccarella who passed away in 2006.  Rita is survived by her children,  Pauline Bond and her husband Steve, Jerry and Marie Luccarella and John and Connie  Luccarella.  Four grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, Nicholas and April and  great-grandchildren,  Madison  and Odin.   A sister, Mary Schubert and brother, Edward Caruso  Sr.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Tues at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ.  Interment  St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp.  Friends may call  Tues from 9am at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro NJ

 

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Doris K Duffy
January 14, 1928 ~ February 4, 2013

Doris K. Duffy,  a lifelong resident of Swedesboro, New Jersey passed away February 4, 2013 at the age of 85.  Doris was a graduate of Swedesboro High School and the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing.  She was predeceased by her husband Francis and a sister Betty Hunter.  She is survived by  a nephew,
Robert Hunter of Smithville, New Jersey  and several close and loving friends.

Doris fed many stray cats over the years but her heart belonged to her 6 inside cats.  She knew no strangers and loved her daily visit to the Logan Acme and appreciated the wonderful care her animals received by the Delaware Valley Veterinary staff.  She regarded the employees of both places as friends.

A grave side  Memorial Service was held February 15th at the Salem County Veterans Cemetery, Rt 45, Pilesgrove, NJ.  Contributions in her memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated. 

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Josephine "Jo" DiBartolo

February 1, 1917 ~ February 6, 2013 

 

Josephine ‘Jo’ DiBartolo, nee Licciardello. Age 96 of Swedesboro, New Jersey, passed away February 6th at the home of her daughter. Jo, as she was affectionately called, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to the Swedesboro area at the age of 2. She was the loving wife of the late Philip DiBartolo who passed away in 1988. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, she attended St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro, was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society, giving of her time and talents for the benefit of her church. She could always be found at the spaghetti dinners, the Christmas bazaars and chicken-bar-b-ques. Jo was a seamstress, making and maintaining albs and surpluses for the priest in the Parish. She also knitted for the Red Cross and was given the task of knitting sweaters for the larger men who were serving our Country during WWII. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Agnes and her husband Edward Ernest, 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Monday at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro. A viewing will be held at the church Sunday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and again Monday from 9 AM. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey. Donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105 or online at www.stjude.org would be appreciated.

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Russell J. Liccardello

July 20, 1928 ~ January 25, 2013 

 

Russell J. Liccardello, age 84 of Woolwich Township, New Jersey passed away peacefully at his residence on January 25, 2013.  A lifelong resident of the Swedesboro-Woolwich Township area.  Russ was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and retired from Campbell Soup Company, Camden in 1987 after 35 years of service.  He was also a farmer, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of the St. Francis Council #7526, Knights of Columbus, Swedesboro and the New Jersey Farm Bureau.  Russ was predeceased by his wife, Connie (nee DiMattia) and is survived by his children, Russell Jr. and Cindy,  John and Susan , Rosemarie and Corey Gray, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Angelina Crimi.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 8 PM Tuesday January 29th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro.  Friends may call at the church Tuesday evening from  6 PM to 7:45 PM.  Final Blessing  11 AM Wednesday January 30th at the church.  Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, New Jersey.   Contributions in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street. Suite. 102, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19106; would be appreciated.

 

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Joseph W. Calleja

November 1, 1928 ~ January 18, 2013


Joseph W. Calleja, age 84 ofWoolwich Township, New Jersey, passed away January 18th at Southgate Nursing and Health Center in Carneys Point, New Jersey.  Born in West Virginia, Joe lived in North Arlington before moving to Woolwich Township seven years ago.  He was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict and currently employed as a security guard at Four Seasons at Weatherby, Woolwich Township.  Joe is survived by his sister Dolores, with whom he lived, his daughters Linda Riccardi, Joann Clark, Dolores Calleja and Michelle Ventrano, all of New York.  11 grandchildren and 6 great granddaughters.  Graveside services will be held on Tues Jan 22 at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.  Viewing Tuesday from 9 AM to 11 AM at the funeral home.


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Mary L. Bowman

November 19, 1915 ~ January 17, 2013

Mary L. Bowman, age 97 of Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey passed away Thursday morning at Eagleview Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center in Pittsgrove.  Born in Swedesboro, she resided in Pittsgrove for the past 13 years, coming from Cinnaminson.  Mary held several jobs in her lifetime, one of which was an instrument calibrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mary was a talented, artistic and creative woman,  from designing shirts for her husband to one of a kind lampshades.  She loved crossword puzzles but her cats always came first.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, Valentine and a daughter, Connie Bonanno.  She is survived by her beloved niece with whom she lived, Ida Caltabiano Murphy and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 12 noon on Monday, January 21, at the funeral home, with Deacon Joseph Garozzo officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 AM to Noon.  Interment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Park Cemetery, Cinnaminson, NJ.  Contributions in her memory to the Salem County Humane Society, PO Box 214, Carneys Point, NJ 08069 would be appreciated.


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Wayne O. Babington

September 9, 1931 ~ January 5, 2013


Wayne O. Babington, age 81, of Logan Township. New Jersey, passed away January 5, 2013 at Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury, New Jersey.  Born in Ravenna, Ohio, Wayne has lived in Logan Township. for the past twelve years, coming from Ohio.  He was self-employed as a builder and in later years as an  auctioneer.   An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a paratrooper, mastering twenty one jumps.  Wayne received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, always wore his dog-tags and was proud of serving his country.  He loved to work, always finding something that needed to be done.  His family always came first, then his animal family, he loved all animals.  Wayne worked in his garden, rode his bicycle.  His  work out plan , which included  lifting weights,  could put the best to shame.  Wayne was a member of VFW Post 15031 of Trenton and the National Auctioneer Association.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Trula, nee Cecil, a son and his wife, Robert and Lisa of Pilesgrove Township  and a granddaughter, Kortney, his siblings, Albert and Nancy and a Sister In Law, Lillian Richards.

Friends may call Wednesday evening from 7 PM to 9 PM.  Contributions in his memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Drive, Clayton NJ 08312 would be appreciated.

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Rosaria "Sadie" Casella

March 12, 1931 ~ December 28, 2012

Rosaria (Sadie) Casella, age 81 of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on December 28th at her residence.  Born and raised in Swedesboro, she has lived in Mullica Hill for the past sixty years.  Sadie was a graduate of Swedesboro High School, Class of 1949.  She was the wife of the late John  J.  Casella, to whom she was married for fifty four years.  Sadie was a farmer’s wife, helping on the family farm, she loved to cook and did canning, but her family always came first, especially her grandsons. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish.  Sadie is survived by her sons, Mario (Kathy) and John, both of Mullica Hill; her grandsons, Vincent and Daniel Casella, and her sisters Carmela and Mary Bonaccorsi.  She was predeceased by her daughter Sara Kinkade and a sister Rose Musumeci.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM  Wednesday January 2, 2013 in St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro.  Friends may call at  the funeral home on Tuesday evening, January 1, 2013 from 6 PM - 9 PM and Wednesday morning, January 2, 2013 from 9 AM - 10 AM. 


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