Miscellaneous Atlantic County, New Jersey Obituaries - 2000

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Irene M. Iuliucci
Irene M. Iuliucci (Minoia), 76, of Waterford, Winslow Twp., died Sunday, January 2 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden.
Born in Blue Anchor, Iuliucci wasan area resident all her life. She was a member of the Winslow Township Senior Citizens. She was the mother of the late David Iuliucci.
Surviving her are: her husband, Anthony J.; two sons, Anthony J. Iuliucci Jr., of Waterford, and Michael T. Iuliucci, of Atco; two daughters, Lorraine L. DeFrancisco, of Hammonton, and Kathleen I Lancaster, of Waterford; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing today after 6:30 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third St. in Hammonton.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at St. Anthony’s Church on Pennington Avenue in Waterford.
Internment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Kathryn Esposito
Kathryn Esposito (Pullia), 90, of Hammonton, wife of the late William, died Saturday, January 1, 2000 at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton.
Born in Hammonton, Esposito was an area resident all her life.
Surviving her are: three children, William Esposito and his wife Linda, of Hammonton, Anita Varga and her husband Francis, of Lake Placid, NY, and Kathleen Sacco and her husband Nuncie, of Linwood; two sisters, Clara Macrie, of Hammonton, and Antoinette Kozodziej, of Devonshire, NJ; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Hammonton.
Entombment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

The Rev. Joseph Mungari S.A.C.
The Rev. Joseph Mungari, S.A.C. , 81, of Bishop Eustace Prep School in Pennsauken, died Thursday, January 6, at Cooper Health System in Camden.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he attended Pallottine Seminary in Hammonton, at the current site of St. Joseph Convent, and was a member of the first graduating class. He was ordained July 26, 1945. Father Joe served as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish for two separate tenures. During his first tenure in 1966 he supervised the consttruction of St. Joseph Rectory. He used innovative methods to bring church and community together. He reached out to the town’s growing Hispanic community. He was also very active with the Hammonton Rescue Squad during both terms of his tenure. In 1978 he left St. Joseph to become pastor of All Saints Church in Brooklyn, NY. He then served as Vocation Director of the Immaculate Conception Province of the Pallottines. In 1989 Father Joe Mungari was a guest speaker on a local radio program called “The Message of Our Lady of Fatima,” a program dedicated to bringing Catholics back to the sacraments. He was also a guest host on the TV program of the same name. He soon became the permanent co-host for both programs and continued as such until his death. In 1990 Fr. Joe returned to St. Joseph Church in Hammonton and served as pastor until 1997. He was currently in residence at Bishop Eustace Prep School in Pennsauken where he met every first Saturday with Our Lady’s Radio Television and Internet Family. This group of volunteers under the direction of Fr. Joe made rosaries, help put spiritual books together, gave spiritual support and made themselves available to spread the word of God. Father Joe offered his audience free rosaries, booklets and other religious material during his shows. Requests were about 2,000 a month. He was a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and chaplain of the Hammonton Rescue Squad, who made him an honorary lifetime member.
Surviving him are: three sisters, Bridget Carletta, of Rome, NY, Fannie Jones, of New Hartford, NY, and Carmella Militillo, of Rome, NY.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 10, at St. Joseph Church in Hammonton. Internment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to The Message of Our Lady of Fatima, PO Box 11592, Philadelphia, PA 19116 or Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Catherine C. Angello (Cipo)
Catherine C. Angello (Cipo), 80, of Hammonton, wife of the late James J. Angello, and mother of the late James J. Angello, died Friday, January 7, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Hammonton, Angello was an area resident all her life. She was the vice-president of J.J. Angello Real Estate and Insurance until her retirement in 1992. She was a past Grand Regent and member of Catholic Daughters of America, Court Queen of Apostles #1680 of Hammonton. She was a former member of Soroptimist International of Hammonton, District II Director and North Atlantic Region Governor of Soroptimist. She was Soroptimist Federation Treasurer.
Surviving her are: her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Angello; one brother, Anthony Cipo, of Florida; one sister, Marie Monastra, of Atlantic City; and two grandsons, Eric & Brian Angello.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 11, at St. Martin de Porres Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the Foundation of W.B. Kessler Memorial Hospital, PO Box 437, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home. 

Frank Werner Jr.
Frank (Skeet) Werner Jr., 56, of Somers Point, NJ, died Monday, January 3, at AC Hospital in Pomona. 
Born in Phila., Pa., Werner lived in Hammonton and Port Richey, Fla. before moving to Somers Point two years ago. He was the owner of Skeet’s Rod and Reel Repair Shop in Somers Point.
Surviving him are: his wife, Ann (nee Barton); two sons, Frank Werner III, of Somers Point, and Michael Hontz, of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Dawn Hess, of Port Richet, Fla.; one sister, Marlane Vaniman, of Hammonton; and two grandchildren, Nichole Hess and Kristin Werner.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Friday, January 7, at the Marinella Funeral Home. Burial followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Joseph L. Gazzara Sr.
Joseph L. Gazzara Sr., 77, of Hammonton, died Saturday, January 8, at home.
Born in Hammonton, he was a lifelong resident. Gazzara was a production welder for IMO DeLaval Condenser and Filtration Systems in Florence, NJ. He was a member of the Hammonton Senior Citizens; a 3rd Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3471 of the St. Vincent Pallotti Assembly; Marshal for Our Lady of Assumption Society in Hammonton; and an usher for St. Anthony of Padua RC Church where he did a lot of volunteer work. Gazzara also belonged to Local 661 Boilermakers, Blacksmiths and Shipbuilders.
Surviving him are: his wife, Frances A. (nee Pierce) Gazzara, of Hammonton; two sons, Joseph L. Gazzara Jr., of Placerville, Calif.; James C. Gazzara, of Hammonton; one daughter, Kathleen M. Gazzara, of Hammonton; one sister, Mary Capaccio, of Hammonton; three brothers, Frank Gazzara, of Hammonton, Matthew R. Gazzara, of Hammonton, and Charles S. Gazzara, of Hammonton; and one granddaughter, Elena Frances Gazzara.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial today at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church on Route 206 in Hammonton. Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
The family requests donations to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037 or to the St. Anthony’s Building Fund, 285 Rt. 206, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Marie S. Eckhardt
Marie S. Eckhardt, 96, of Folsom, wife of the late Jack, a former mayor of Folsom, died Tuesday, January 4, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Virginia, Eckhardt was an area resident for 94 years. She was a retired schoolteacher and taught in Egg Harbor City and Folsom schools. She was a graduate of the University of Virginia and was a member of the Delphian Study Club of Hammonton. She was a former member of the Hammonton Library.
Surviving her are: one son, George Eckhardt, of Wilton, Ct.; two daughters, Margaret Roush, of Essex, Ct., and Kathy Gaudet, of Kampala, Uganda; one brother, Paul Shutters, of Quicksburg, Va.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Saturday, January 8, at St. James Lutheran Church in Folsom.
Burial followed at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery in Folsom.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 1341 Mays Landing Rd., Folsom, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Nathan Bertino
Nathan (Nate) J. Bertino, 70, of Camden, formerly of Hammonton, died on Saturday, January 8, at his residence. 
Bertino lived in Camden for the past nine years. He was born in Hammonton and in his younger years worked on a blueberry farm for his father and mother, the late William and Frances Bertino. His father was known as the Blueberry King in Hammonton. Bertino was then a car salesman in Florida for many years. 
Surviving him are: a daughter, Deborah Razo, of Camden; two sons, Billie Bertino, of Albion, and James Bertino, of Georgia; two sisters, Nancy DelRossi, of Hammonton, and Carol LaMonica, of Lakewood, Colorado; a brother, William Bertino Jr., of Hammonton; ten grandchildren and eight grandchildren.
The private funeral was arranged by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

Lloyd T. Saunders
Lloyd T. Saunders, 73, of Hammonton, died Tuesday, January 4 at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Flemingsburg, KY, Saunders lived in Hammonton for many years. He was a trouble shooter for Atlantic Electric Co. in Hammonton and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the IBEW Union Local 210 and a past member of the Hammonton Masonic MB Taylor Lodge 141.
He was the husband of the late Velma A. Saunders.
Surviving him are: one son, Gene Saunders and his wife Bonnie, of Hammonton; one daughter, Shaaron Renart and her husband John, of Corbin City; his wife Nancy Saunders, of Kentucky; one brother, Leo Saunders, of Kentucky; three sisters, Elizabeth Browning, of Kentucky; Katherine Thomas, of Kentucky and Ruth Hall, of Kentucky; and three grandchildren, Derek Armato, Erin Saunders and Gene Saunders.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Friday, January 7 at the Carnesale Funeral Home in Hammonton. Burial followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
The family requests donations to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc. Development Dept., c/o Mark Lichtman, 1501 NW 9th Ave., Miami, Fla., 33136-1494.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Rose Calletta
Rose Calletta, 91, of Edgewater Park, NJ, died Tuesday, January 4 at Burlington Woods Nursing Center.
Born in Italy, Calletta lived in Hammonton for many years before moving to Edgewater Park eight years ago. She was a former seamstress working in several clothing companies. She was a former member of the St. Joseph’s Altar Society.
Calletta was predeceased by her husband William.
Surviving her are: a daughter, Grace Cavallaro, of Edgewater Park, NJ; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 7, at St. Joseph Church in Hammonton.Burial followed at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of S.J., 1060 Kings Highway, Suite 309, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or St. Joseph’s Church, 3rd St., Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Segundo Ortiz
Segundo Ortiz, 92, of Vineland, and formerly of Hammonton, died on Thursday, January 6 at Bishop McCarthy’s Residence in Vineland. 
Ortiz was a farm laborer for various farms in Hammonton.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 11 at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Hammonton.
Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Alice L. DeStefano (Rodio)
Alice L. DeStefano (Rodio), 68, of Elmtowne, died Thursday, January 13 at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital.
Born in Rosedale, DeStefano was an area resident all her life. She was a graduate of St. Joseph High School class of 1949 and worked in the snack bar of Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the I.L.G.W. of America and was a seamstress for local clothing manufacturers. She was a devoted follower of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
Surviving her are: her husband, P. Charles; two sons, P. Charles DeStefano Jr. and his wife Mary Anne, of Hammonton, and David DeStefano, of Hammonton; three brothers, Eugene Rodio, of Williamstown, Louis Rodio, of Hammonton, and Pat Rodio, of Hammonton; one sister, Margaret Giardino, of Hammonton; and three grandsons, Pat, Dante & Matthew DeStefano.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 17 at St. Joseph Church in Hammonton.Internment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Frances Reber (Fiorentino)
Frances Reber (Fiorentino), 81, of Hammonton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15 at the John F. Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ.
Born in Blue Anchor, Reber was a Hammonton resident for many years. A homemaker, Reber enjoyed sewing, cooking, and was a collecor of books. She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to joke around. She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 155 ,the Humane Society of Forked River, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Reber is predeceased by her husband, Paul W. Reber.
Surviving her are: her son, Paul W. Reber Jr., of Hammonton; one daughter, Janet Rodio, of Hammonton; three sisters, Angelina Silipino, of Hammonton, Mary Mauriello, of Cedar Brook, and Eleanor Vlasics, of Blue Anchor; two grandchildren, Cheryl Ann Reber, of Hammonton, and Helen Reber, of Long Island, NY; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Saturday, January 15.
Burial followed at St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery in Folsom.
Arrangements were made by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

Carmela R. Mariano
Carmela R. Mariano, 41, wife of the late Fiode Michael, of Sweetwater, died Saturday, January 15 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. 
Born in Bronx, NY, Mariano was an area resident for 20 years. She was a computer programmer and was employed by Family Services of Burlington County.
Surviving her are: her parents, Pasquale and Gloria Ferrara, of Rotonda, W. Fla.; two brothers, Stepehen and his wife Deborah Moscatello, of Mahwah, NJ, and Anthony Ferrara, of Seacaucus, NJ; one sister, Marie and her husband Mark Coleman, of Westwood, NJ; three grandsons, Matthew, Michael and Thomas; two nieces Jenna & Jacqueline Moscatello.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Wednesday evening, January 19 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, January 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third Street in Hammonton.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church on Route 73 in Blue Anchor.
Internment will follow at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Teckla Volpe
Teckla M. Volpe (Campanella), 82, of Hammonton, wife of the late Donald J. Volpe, MD, died Tuesday, January 11 at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Hammonton, Volpe was an area resident all her life.
Surviving her are: one son, Donald J. Volpe Jr., MD, of Hammonton; two daughters, Teckla A. Volpe, of Hammonton, and Cynthia Benedetto, of Hammonton; one sister, Emily Campanella, of Hammonton; and five grandchildren, Matthew, Michael and John Benedetto, and Donald III and Clare Volpe, all of Hammonton.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 14 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Hammonton.
Entombment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the St. John of God Community Services, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08093. 
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Patrick F. Horan
Patrick F. Horan, 75, of Hammonton, died Friday, January 14 at his residence. 
Born in Carbondale, Pa., Horan lived in the New England area before moving to Hammonton seven years ago. He was an air traffic control specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration for 33 years until his retirement in 1985. He also worked for the United Nations as a consultant for air traffic control in Iran in 1957-1958. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict.
Surviving him are: his wife, Sarah (Rielly); two daughters, Colleen Horan, of Egg Harbor Township, and Patricia A. Horan, of Ocean City; one brother, John Horan, of Bowling Green, Ky.; two sisters, Eileen O’Hara, of Yardley, Pa., and Clare Condon, of Plymouth, Calif.; one granddaughter, Michaila; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, January 18 at St. Anthony Church in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, South Jersey Unit, 1601 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Cecilia Conover (Thibault)
Cecelia Conover (Thibault), 88, of Tunersville, formerly of Nesco, died Monday, January 10 at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Washington Twp.
Born in Nesco, Conover moved to Turnersville in 1978. She was a member of the New Columbia United Methodist Church of Nesco.
Conover was the wife of the late James Conover.
Surviving her are: a daughter, Barbara Costello, of Turnersville; one son, Harry J. Conover, of Westminster, Md.; two sisters, Anna MyRose, of Hammonton and Amelia Reid, of Millville; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on January 13 at the Landolfi Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Batsto-Pleasant Mills Cemetery in Pleasant Mills.
The family requests contributions be made in Conover’s memory to the New Columbia Methodist Church, 5213 Pleasant Mills Road, Sweetwater, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

Fiode Michael Mariano
Fiode Michael Mariano, 51, of Sweetwater, husband of the late Carmela, died Saturday, January 15 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Born in Hammonton, Mariano was an area resident all his life. He was a builder and was employed by Superior Siding of Seaville, NJ.
Surviving him are: four sons, Fiode Michael Mariano, of Delaware, Thomas Mariano, of Lindenwold, Brian Mariano, of Erial, NJ, and Christopher and his wife Elizabeth, of Erial, NJ; three sisters, Carol and her husband John Sharamatew, of Blue Anchor, and Susan and her husband Ken Wisler, of Blue Anchor, and Sandra and her husband Richard Pooler, of Austin, Texas; and three grandsons, Matthew, Michael and Thomas.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Wednesday evening, January 19 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, January 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third Street in Hammonton.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church on Route 73 in Blue Anchor.
Internment will follow at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.


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