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Obituaries

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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