Miscellaneous Atlantic County, New Jersey Obituaries - 2000

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Maria Cannata
Maria A. Cannata, 88, of Hammonton, died Thursday, January 27, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Hammonton. 
Born in Philadelphia, Cannata was an area lifelong resident. She was a sewing machine operator for W. B. Kessler Clothing Manufacturer for 50 years.
Surviving her are: her brother, Matthew Cannata, of Folsom; her sister, Sarah Perna, of Folsom; her nephew, Frank Perna; and a niece, Angela and her husband Steve Sabato, of Hammonton.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, January 31, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Arnold A. Cappuccio Jr.
Arnold A. Cappuccio Jr., 33, of Collingswood, formerly of Hammonton, died Sunday, January 23, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden.
Born in Stratford, Cappuccio was an area resident all his life. He was employed as a career placement executive by Vogue Placement Bureau. He was a graduate of Hammonton High School and Kean College.
Surviving him are: his father, Arnold A. Cappuccio Sr., of Hammonton, and his mother, Patricia O’Donnell Cappuccio, of Collingswood; and his paternal grandfather, Arnold Cappuccio, of Hammonton.
Private services were held at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 1010 E. Landis Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Matthew W. Bringer
Matthew W. Bringer, 89, of Vineland, formerly of Hammonton, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, January 19.
Born in Philadelphia, Bringer lived in Hammonton for 37 years and in 1985 he moved to Cape Coral, Fla. and was a resident of Vineland since 1992. Bringer retired in 1975 after 15 years as a chef at the Ancora State Hospital in Ancora.
Surviving him are: three daughters, Joyce Lopez, of Hutchinson, Kan., Dorothy Nicholson, of Vineland, and Brenda DiGioia, of Vineland; two sons, John Bringer, of Beggs, Okla., and James Bringer, of Vineland; one brother, Peter Gartenmayer, of Williamstown; one sister, Catherine Mazza, of Hammonton, also 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Tuesday, January 25, at the Landolfi Funeral Home in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton. 

Joseph Continisio
Joseph Continisio, 83, of Hammonton, died Wednesday, January 26, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton.
Born in Philadelphia, Continisio was an area resident all his life. He spent the early years of his working career with C & P Coat Company as a buyer of children’s clothes and a cutter in the coat factory. He later entered the banking field, spending his career with Hammonton Savings and Loan, retiring in 1972 as president of the former Empire Savings & Loan. Continisio was a 1935 graduate of Hammonton High School. He was an active leader in many community organizations, including the president of the Hammonton Little League, an elder, trustee, and treasurer of the Presbyterian Church in Hammonton, and as president and long-time member of the Hammonton Kiwanis Club. During WWII he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving both as a pilot and in the Cavalry Division. He was married for 49 years to the late Kay Del Vecchio.
Surviving him are: two children, Joseph Continisio Jr., of Hammonton, and Lucille Jerue, of Absecon; two brothers, Ralph Continisio, of Hammonton, and Aurelio Continisio, of Hammonton.; two sisters, Mary Bancheri, of Ocean City, and Jenny Schenk, of Hammonton; four grandchildren, Cara and Joseph Continisio III and Paul and Steven Jerue; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends attended services on Saturday, January 29, at the Presbyterian Church in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made the Presbyterian Church, 326 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037, or the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Celeste A. Lehew
Celeste A. Lehew (Pacitti), 73, of Elmtowne, died Tuesday, January 25, at her residence.
Born in Hammonton, Lehew was a lifelong resident.
Surviving her are: her husband, Eugene; two sisters, Marie Borger, of Gloucester, NJ, and Lucy McClaskey and her husband George, of Hammonton; her nieces, Jean Bush and her husband Ronald, Deborah Ferry and her husband Michael, Donna Lea and her husband Joseph, Patricia Toner and her husband Thomas, and Judy Pratt; her great-nephews, Ronald Bush Jr., Michael Markowski, and Mark Bush; and her great-nieces, Nicole Thomas, Tara Toner, and Jamie Lea.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on January 31 at St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton. Internment followed at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Katherine Berenato
Katherine Berenato (Schipani), 84, of Hammonton, wife of the late Frank J., died Monday, January 24, at her residence.
Born in Philadelphia, Berenato was an area resident for 68 years. She was a machine operator and worked for various clothing manufacturers in the area. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s Church, and the Hammonton Senior Citizens. 
Surviving her are: two daughters, Josephine Vohl, of Elizabeth, Colo., and Anita DeVries, of Hammonton; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 27, at St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037, or Atlantic City Medical Center Hospice, 1406 Doughty Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Margaret Donio
Margaret Donio, 96, of the Rosedale Section of Winslow Twp., died Wednesday, January 26, at home.
Born in Rosedale, Donio was a lifelong resident there. Donio was a sewing machine operator for the Quartermaster in Philadelphia. She was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers’ Union, St. Joseph’s RC Church and its Altar Rosary Society.
Surviving her are: five sisters, Edith Donio, of Rosedale, Lucy Capuano, of Philadelphia, Ann Prejean, of Kerrville, Texas, Catherine DeBlase, of Atco, and Gloria Cappuccio, of Hammonton; and one brother, Carmine “Knute” Donio, of Winslow.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 29, at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Hammonton.
Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the Compassionate Care Hospice, 58 Mill St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060. 
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Elizabeth Penza
Elizabeth Penza (Crescenzo), 88, of Hammonton, wife of the late Thomas, died Monday, January 24, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton.
Born in Elm, Penza was area resident all her life.
Surviving her are: her son Thomas Penza and his wife Frances, of Hammonton; her daughter, Betty Lou and her husband Joseph DiGuglielmo, of Hammonton; two sisters, Anna Camorata, of Marlton, and Margaret Perna, of Elm; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 27, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Frank L. Saia
Frank L. Saia, 76, of Hammonton, died on Monday, February 7, at the Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton.
Born in Hammonton, Saia was a lifelong resident here. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 186 of Hammonton.
He was the husband of the late Jennie (Guerere).
Surviving him are: his son, Nicholas Saia, of Galloway Twp.; a grandson, Michael; and also a companion, Natalie; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends attended a Funeral Liturgy Mass on Thursday, February 10 at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in Hammonton.
Internment followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Memorials may be made to St. Anthony of Padua RC Church, Rt. 206, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

Janet L. Farsetta
Janet L. Farsetta, 56, of Hammonton, died Tuesday, February 8, at home. 
Born in Stratford, Farsetta was a longtime resident of Hammonton. Farsetta was an office manager for the Hammonton Public School System. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres RC Church in Hammonton.
Surviving her are: her husband, Lewis C. Farsetta, of Hammonton; two daughters, Mary Farsetta, of Charlottesville, Va., and Diane Farsetta, of Medicine, Wis.; her mother, Ethel Fraser, of Atco; her mother-in-law, Victoria Farsetta, of Hammonton; one sister, Ethel Norcross, of Winslow Twp.; and one brother, Stewart Fraser, of Waynesboro, Pa.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian burial on Friday, February 11, at St. Martin de Porres RC Church in Hammonton.
Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to St. Martin de Porres RC Church, 129 Park Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037, or to the Hammonton High School Farsetta Memorial Account, PO Box 308, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Carmine J. Penza
Carmine J. Penza, of 694 N. First Road in Hammonton, the son of the late Rose and Anthony Penza, died Thursday, February 10, at his home after a lengthy illness. 
Born and raised in Hammonton, Penza was employed at Eastern Brewing for 49 years as a supervisor of brewing, bottling and maintenance. He was a dedicated man and one of a kind. He was with the Hammonton class of 1942. Penza was a graduate of the Wahl Institute of Brewing and attended many seminars in New York. He served in WWII with the 531st Engineers Special Brigade. He landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day in the Normandy Invasion, and also saw some action in the Battle of the Bulge. The engineers outfit was to construct bridges and remove landmines. After retirement, along with his innovation, skills and knowledge, he designed his own beverage equipment along with his son, to produce delicious beer, wines and champagnes, as all of his family and friends would attest. Carmine was married for more than 53 years to his devoted wife Peggy. 
Also surviving him are: two sons, Richard Penza and his wife Marlene, of Hammonton, and Chuck Penza, of Hammonton; a daughter, Diann and her husband Geoffrey Gentile, of Hammonton; one brother, Robert Penza, of Hammonton; his grandchildren, Richard and his wife Helena Penza, of Margate, Kristina Penza, of Hammonton, and Margaret Gentile, of Hammonton; and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Penza of Margate.
His wife said during Carmine’s illness he had appreciated all the gifts, cards and visits from a devoted family and good friends. 
There was no viewing and burial was private. A memorial Mass was said in church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037. 
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

John A. Vettese
John A. Vettese, 81, of Hammonton, died Friday, February 11, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. 
Born in Hammonton, Vettese was an area resident all his life. He was a retired machine operator and was employed by Modern Clothing Co. of Hammonton, where he worked for more than 40 years. He was a graduate of Hammonton High School class of 1936. He was a common man with simple needs and enjoyments who cared for others and is loved by family, friends and acquaintances. 
Surviving him are: his wife, Elizabeth (Salvatore); three sons, Robert A. Vettese and his wife Bonnie, of Hammonton, John R. Vettese and his wife Mary Ann, of Ambler, Pa., and Gary L. Vettese, of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, Dr. Domenic Vettese, of Allentown, Pa., and Louis Vettese and his wife Doris, of La Jolla, Calif.; six grandchildren, Sharon Licata and her husband Michael, of Ambler, Pa., Steven Vettese, of Charleston, SC, John Vettese, of Ambler, Pa., Elaine Vettese, of Ambler, Pa., Jennifer Vettese, of Hammonton, and Robert Vettese, of Hammonton.
Relatives and friends attended services on February 15, at the Marinella Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 850 N. Franklin Ave., Pleasantville, NJ 08232, or to the Hammonton Rescue Squad, 300 S. Egg Harbor Rd., Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Aaron F. Parker
Aaron F. Parker Sr., 82, of Hammonton, died Monday, February 7, at home.
Parker lived the majority of his life in Hammonton. Following graduation from high school, Parker enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country at Pearl Harbor and at sea during World War II. Parker was involved in the early development and installation of computers with Philco. Later in his life he helped design and patent machines used in banking and other industries. He traveled extensively throughout the world promoting those machines. Parker was active in his community, having been involved in the M.B. Taylor Lodge and the Hammonton Presbyterian Church. Parker was an avid racing fan, and helped local drivers achieve success on the track over the years. He was a loving family man.
Surviving him are: his devoted wife of 58 years, Jean W. (nee McCluskey) Parker; his son, Aaron (Sonny) W. Parker Jr., his wife Betsy, and their son Joshua, of Wilmington, NC; his daughter, Karen Case and her husband Ralph and their son Wesley, of Folsom. He is also survived by and will be missed by a number of other family members, nieces, nephews, and their families locally and in other parts of the country.
Relatives and friends attended services on Thursday, February 10, at the Carnesale Funeral Home in Hammonton.
The family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 600 S. White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Angelina Danks
Angelina R. (Macrie) (Valentino) Danks, 77, of Hammonton, died Friday, February 11, at her residence. 
Born in Hammonton, Danks was an area resident all her life. She was employed by Whitehall-Robbins Laboratories of Hammonton until her retirement in 1995. She was a devoted wife, beloved mother, dear sister, loving grandmother and loved by anyone with whom she came in contact. 
Surviving her are: her husband, Glen A.; Anthony “Tony” Macrie, of Hammonton, and Frank Macrie, of Hammonton; her step-children, Travis Danks and his wife Victoria, of Elwood, and Wenona and her husband Louis White, of Egg Harbor; one brother, Raymond Rapisand, of Texas; two sisters, Louise Donato, of Hammonton, and Jean Piciulo, of Mays Landing; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on February 14, at St. Martin de Porres Church. Entombment followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Atlantic County Unit, 626 Shore Road, Absecon, NJ 08201.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.


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