Miscellaneous Atlantic County, New Jersey Obituaries - 2000

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Frank Perino
Frank Perino, 88, of the Elm section of Winslow Twp., died Monday, February 14, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Hammonton, Perino was an area resident all his life. He was a retired finisher for Skinner’s MFG. Co. in Hammonton. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II. 
Perino was the husband of the late Mary (nee Hummell).
Surviving her are: two daughters, Mary Barbagallo and her husband John, of Sicklerville, and Linda Sullivan and her husband Patrick, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; one brother, Samuel Perino, of Hammonton; and he was the loving grandfather Patrick, John and Joseph Sullivan.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 19, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hammonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. John of God, 532 Delsea Drive, Westville Grove, NJ 08093.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Santo (Sam) Merlino
Santo (Sam) J. Merlino, 79, of Blue Anchor, died Monday, February 14, at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. Born in Hammonton, Merlino was a lifelong area resident. He was a self-employed truck driver.
Merlino was the husband of the late Catherine (nee Raso) Merlino.
Surviving him are: one son, Frank Merlino and his wife Kathy, of Blue Anchor; one daughter, Mary Krafcigs and her husband Steven, of Blue Anchor; his companion and friend Marie Rastelli, of Berlin and her grandson Jeffrey; one brother, Benjamin Merlino, of Hammonton; two sisters, Estella Gazzara, of Hammonton, and Pauline Sindoni, of Hammonton; four grandchildren, Anthony and Mark Merlino and Katrina and Sean Krafcigs.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 17, at St. Lucy’s RC Church on Route 73 in Blue Anchor.
Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Vincent DeCicco
Vincent DeCicco, 83, of Hammonton, died Sunday, February 20, at Greenbriar Nursing Center. 
Born in Hammonton, DeCicco was a lifelong resident. He retired from the NJ State Dept. of Highway in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Hammonton Chapter of Deborah, the Hammonton VFW Post 1026 and the American Legion Post 186. He also served in the U.S. Navy in WWII.
DeCicco was the husband of the late Leach (nee Schaible).
Surviving him are: one son, Greg DeCicco, of Moorestown; one sister-in-law, Shirley Crescenzo, of Hammonton; and two granddaughters, Amy and Judi.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church on N. 3rd St. in Hammonton. Friends may call Thursday evening, February 24, after 7 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home at 102 N. Third St.
Donations may be made to the Hammonton Chapter of Deborah, c/o Madhe Codone, 102 N. 3rd St., Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Janice D. Passarella
Janice D. Passarella (Wiegand), 60, wife of the late Michael A., of Waterford, Winslow Twp., died Sunday, February 20, at her home.
Born in Laurel Springs, Passarella was an area resident all her life. She was a graduate of LCCRHS class of 1957, a member of the St. Anthony’s church choir, and she taught CCD at St. Anthony’s. She was a teacher’s aid at Thomas Richard School in Waterford Township, an Edgewood High School Band Booster, and a volunteer at West Jersey Hospital in Berlin. She was past president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Waterford Vol. Fire Co. 
Surviving her are: two sons, Michael A. Passarella Jr. and his wife Annmarie, of Lutz, Fla., and Mark Passarella and his wife Christina, of Cedar Brook; one daughter, Michelle and her husband Bill Sherwood, of Blue Anchor; two brothers, Bernhard Wiegand, of Medford Lakes, and Guy Wiegand, of Atco; one sister, Barbara Bramble, of Ridley Park, Pa.; and four grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Wednesday, February 23, at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third St., Hammonton. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, February 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Pennington Ave. in Waterford.
Internment will follow at Berlin Cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 436 Pennington Ave., Waterford, NJ 08089.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Ernest Dutremble
Ernest Dutremble, 86, of Hammonton, died Wednesday, February 23, at his residence.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, Dutremble lived in Hammonton for the past 42 years. He was a retired self-employed automobile mechanic. He was a member of the Hammonton American Legion Post #186 and the D.A.V. and served in the U.S. Army during WWII and Korean Conflict.
Dutremble was the husband of the late Amanda (nee Pinto).
Surviving him are: his son Mel Dutremble, of Hampton, NH; his daughter, Reajeane Roberge, of Biddeford, Maine; his sister, Alice J. Toussaint, of Saco, Maine; his nephew, Christopher Pinto, of Hammonton; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 25, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Helen Rogers
Helen Rogers (Willis) 85, of Folsom, died on Wednesday, February 23, at her daughter’s residence after a long illness.
Born in Philadelphia, Rogers lived in Folsom for more than 40 years. She was a member of Laurelwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church for more than 45 years, where she was a head deaconess and taught Sabbath School.
Rogers was the wife of the late William H. Surviving her are: two sons, Robert Rogers, of Cedarbrook, and William Rogers, of Washington Twp.; two daughters, Arlene Wayne, of Voorhees, and Carol Cavanaugh, of Ansonia, Conn.; two sisters, Effie Graham, of Pennsauken, and Ethel Parker, of Lansdowne, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Tuesday, February 29, at the Marinella Funeral Home in Hammonton. Burial followed at St. James Lutheran Cemetery in Folsom.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Laurelwood Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3051 Good Intent Rd., Deptford, NJ 08096. 
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Dr. Peter E. Wolfe
Dr. Peter E. Wolfe, 88, of Nesco, died on Sunday, February 27, at the Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton.
Born in Nesco, Wolfe’s home was at the Wolfe Farms of Nesco. He was a graduate of Hammonton High School Class of 1928, where he was captain of the football team. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1933, and then attended Princeton University in 1937. He graduated with a Ph.D. in geology in 1941 and became a professor of geology at Rutgers University, New Brunswick and Cooks College of NJ. 
Wolfe traveled the world for his geological studies and also studied the “Moon Rocks”. In 1977, he published a book “The Geology and Landscapes of New Jersey.” He also published numerous research papers on geomorphology of the Rocky Mountains, Newfoundland, New Jersey and India. In trying to sum up Wolfe’s many accomplishments in his field, he was an outdoorsman, geologist, and world traveler. He was a Life Resident of the Nassau Club of Princeton, a member of the Nassau Gun Club, the Amateur Ski Club of New York and the Princeton Club of New York. He was a life member and past president of the Bighorn-Yellowstone Research Association of Red Lodge, Montana. He was also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and an Honorary Member of the Deccan Geological Society of India.
Wolfe was a bachelor. Surviving him are: his nieces, Mary Ann Burke, of Nesco, and Camille Miller, of Fla.; his grand-nieces, Lou Ann Whiteley and her husband John, of Nesco, and Kristin Burke, of Nesco; his grand-nephews, Frank Burke III and his wife Debbie, of Nesco, and William Burke, of Nesco; his great-grandnephews, Frank Burke IV, of Nesco, and Kyle Burke, of Nesco, and Matt Whiteley, of Williamstown.
Relatives and friends attended funeral services on Thursday, March 2, at the Landolfi Funeral Home in Hammonton.Internment followed at the Batsto-Pleasant Mills Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

John P. Ammirato
John P. Ammirato, 46, formerly of Hammonton, of San Raphael, Calif., died Tuesday, February 22, at his residence.
Born in Norristown, Pa., Ammirato was a resident of San Raphael, Calif., since 1981 where he was a general contractor and owned the J.A. Construction Company.
Surviving him are: his parents, Rudy and Carmella Ammirato, of Hammonton; a daughter, Jill Ammirato and her mother Denise, of Hammonton; four brothers, Steve Ammirato, of Collings Lakes, Rudy Ammirato, of Atco, Michael Ammirato, of Hammonton, and Mark Ammirato, of Williamstown; his companion, Tina Tang, of San Rafael, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends attended memorial services on Friday, March 3, at the Landolfi Funeral Home in Hammonton. Burial was private at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Memorial contributions may be sent to The Delancy Street Foundation, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107.
Arrangements were made by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

Marie C. Ordille
Marie C. Ordille (Natter), 82, of Hammonton, died Sunday, March 5, at the Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Egg Harbor City, Ordille lived in Hammonton most of her life. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church Altar Rose Society and Hammonton Senior Citizens.
Ordille was the wife of the late Charles.
Surviving her are: four sons, Charles Ordille, of Mays Landing, George Ordille, of Egg Harbor, Joseph Ordille, of Hammonton, and Anthony Ordille; two daughters, Kathleen Goldberg, of Collingswood, and Georgene Newman, of Folsom; one sister, Rita Archetto, of Egg Harbor; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial today at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton.Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Willhemina Bradshaw
Wilhemina Bradshaw, 94, of Pleasant Mills, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 5, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Hammonton.
Born in Turnersville, Bradshaw lived in this area for 29 years. She was a retired teacher and principal for the Monroe Twp. Board of Education, and worked in the Washington Twp. and Harrison Twp. School Districts. She was a past member of the John Irvin Ladies’ Auxiliary of the American Legion in Runnemede, a member of the NJ State Teachers Association and Calvary Chapel.
Surviving her are: one daughter, Anne Feralio, of Williamstown; two granddaughters, Dianne Lombardo and her husband Vincent Jr., and Sharon Adams; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Lombardo, Rachel Lombardo, and Vincent Lombardo III.
Relatives and friends attended memorial services today at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Chapel in the Peach Tree Plaza on the White Horse Pike. Burial was private & at the convenience of the family.
The family requests donations to Calvary Chapel of Hammonton, PO Box 374, Hammonton, NJ 08037. 
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

The Rev. Umberto Carta
The Reverend Umberto Carta, 88, of Elm, died Monday, March 6, at home. 
Born in Melilli, Siracusa, Italy, Carta was naturalized as an American citizen on January 16, 1946. Rev. Carta was ordained as a priest on July 7, 1935, in Canavese, Turin, Italy. He was assistant pastor in several area churches including St. Anne’s in Westville, Our Lady of Victories in Landisville, St. Nicholas in Egg Harbor, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Camden, and St. Mary’s in Williamstown. He was the founding pastor of St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in Hammonton. He became pastor at St. Anthony’s on August 4, 1965. He stayed at St. Anthony’s until his retirement on July 1, 1981. 
Carta is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends attended a Funeral Mass on Thursday, March 9, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Rosa N. Goyco
Rosa N. Goyco, 70, of Hammonton, died Saturday, March 11, at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Hammonton. 
Surviving her are: three sons, Julio Goyco, of Hammonton, Jose Luis Goyco, of Hammonton, and Santos Goyco, of Connecticut; one daughter, Genoveva Goyco, of Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 14, at the Carnesale Funeral Home in Hammonton. Burial followed at Greenmount Cemetery in Hammonton.
Arrangments were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Vincent J. Mattioli
Vincent J. Mattioli, 49, of Hammonton, son of the late Gilda (Greco), died Monday, March 6, at his residence. 
Born in Hammonton, Mattioli was an area resident all his life. He was an audio technician employed by Atlantic Cape Community College. He graduated from Villanova University in 1996 with a BA degree. He graduated first in his class at Pennco Tech. He attended the seminary of the Paulist Order for two years. He was a musician and while in college was proficient in playing the fiddle, guitar and Celtic harp. He was an avid chess player, and was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church.
Surviving him are: his father, Clarence J. Mattioli, Esq., of Ocean City; two brothers, Eli Mattioli, Esq., of Scarsdale, NY; and Clarence E. Mattioli, Esq., of Hammonton; four sisters, Carol Hoffman, of Katonah, NY, Anna Mae Jacobs, of Hammonton, Lisa Sacchi, of Brooklyn, and Grace Mattioli, of Brooklyn.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 10, at St. Joseph’s Church 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.

Katherine Sampson
Katherine Sampson, 81, of Pomona, died Sunday, March 5, at her daughter Linda’s residence, with whom she resided for the past five years.
Born in New York City, Sampson formerly lived in Weymouth. She also lived in Florida for several years. She was a housemaker and was employed at one time at the W.T. Grant and Kreski’s Dept. Stores as a clerk in Hammonton and various other locations. She loved flowers and working in her garden. She also attended to many elderly people in need of assistance in various ways.
Surviving her are: four daughters, Linda Bonanata and her husband Joseph, of Pomona, Lori Magee, of Absecon, Marie Cenzalli, of Syracuse, NY, and Catherine Granto, of Malaga; five sons, Dave Sampson and his wife Peggy, of Syracuse, NY, James Sampson and his wife Althea, of Syracuse, NY, William Sampson, of Syracuse, NY, Anthony Pensado, of Poughkepsie, NY, and Daniel Pensado, of Buena Acres; one brother, Richard Henderson, of Calif.; and 14 grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held at the Friendship Cemetery in Landisville at the convenience of the family, under the direction of the Landolfi Funeral Home.
Arrangements were made by the Landolfi Funeral Home.

Louise M. DiBabbo
Louise M. DiBabbo, 71, of Elm, died Friday, March 10, at home.
Born in Philadelphia, DiBabbo was a longtime resident there before moving to New Jersey. She was previously employed as a manager of Famous Made Shops in Philadelphia. 
DiBabbo was the wife of the late Joseph P. DiBabbo Jr. Surviving her are: her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph T. III and Pamela DiBabbo, of Nesco; five grandchildren, Joseph DiBabbo IV, Jason Christopher DiBabbo, Jennifer DiBabbo, Dakoto Lynn and Coti Morgan DiBabbo; and three great-grandchildren, Gianni DiBabbo, Joseph DiBabbo V, and Jason DiBabbo.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 13, at St. Anthony of Padua RC Church . Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeardon, Pa. at a later date.
The family requests donations to the Hammonton Assembly of God Food Bank, Rt. 206, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Aurelio “Lobby” Continisio
Aurelio “Lobby” Continisio, 85, of Hammonton, died Sunday, March 19, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton.
Born in Phila., Pa., Continisio lived in Hammonton most of his life. He was a retired owner of The C & P Coat Company, a family business in Hammonton for more than 50 years. He was a graduate of Hammonton High School Class of 1934, a past president of the Hammonton Kiwanis Club with 40 years of perfect attendance and a member of Hammonton Town Council from 1942-1950.
Continisio was predeceased by his late wife Vivian (DiMarino) and his daughter Mary Rita.
Surviving him are: his wife, Antoinette (Toni); two sons, Nicholas Continisio, of Hamilton Twp., and Richard Continisio and his wife Julie, of Marmora; two daughters, Augusta Przygoda and her husband Francis, of Hoboken, and Lia Continisio, of Dennisville, NJ; his brother, Ralph Continisio, of Elwood; two sisters, Mary Bancheri, of Ocean City, and Jenny Schenk, of Hammonton.; and five grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Greenmount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations: St. Martin de Porres Church Building Fund, 129 Park Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037, or the Foundation of W. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital, PO Box 437, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

The Reverend Ralph F. Firneo
Reverend Ralph F. Firneno, S.A.C., 69, died Friday, March 17, in Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Md. 
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Firneno was the son of the late Dr. Gioacchino Robert and Anna (nee Dallessio) Firneno, and brother of the late John Firneno. Firneno entered the Pallottine Seminary in Sag Harbor, NY, in March 1949 and on May 1, 1949, he joined the novice class. His First Consecration was in Washington, DC on May 1, 1951; he was ordained as a Priest on June 14, 1957, at All Saints Church in Brooklyn, NY by Bishop John Boardman, DD. Firneno received a BA in Philosophy at Catholic University in 1954; his MA in Education Administration in 1959 from Villanova, and he received an honorary Ph.D. at St. Thomas University in 1985. Firneno joined the faculty of Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken in 1957. He became principal in 1966 and remained there as principal until 1969. From 1969 until 1972 he was the Rector for the Pallottine Seminary in W. Hyattsville, Md. In 1972 until 1975 and from 1979 until 1988 he was the Provincial of the Immaculate Conception Providence. In 1988, Firneno returned to Bishop Eustace as Rector and from 1990 to 1999 he served as principal. In 1999 he was named Rector of the Pallottine Seminary.
Surviving him are: one brother, Frank Firneno, of Naples, Fla.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 21, at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, in memory of Father Ralph F. Firneno, 5552 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4798.
Arrangements were made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.

Marianne Iannaco
Marianne Iannaco (Finn), 51, of Waterford, died Tuesday, March 14, at her residence. 
Born in Lynn, Mass., Iannaco was an area resident for 31 years. She was the office manager and co-owner of Iannaco Tire Supply of Waterford. She was a member of the Parents Club of West Point Academy and a former member of Waterford Vol. Fire Co. Auxiliary.
Surviving her are: her husband, Kenneth; two daughters, Mary Beth Iannaco, of Waterford, and Kami Iannaco, of Waterford; three sisters, Sheila Hoff, of Los Angeles, Calif., Elizabeth Barker, of Jacksonville, Alabama, and Patricia Fedorchak, of Port Republic, Md.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 18 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Waterford.
Internment followed at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 450 Pennington Ave., Waterford, NJ 08089.
Arrangements were made by the Marinella Funeral Home.

Anthony J. Puleo
Anthony J. Puleo, 63, of Hammonton, died Monday, March 13, at his residence. 
Born in Winslow, Puleo was an area resident all his life. He was a retired construction worker for Bancheri Construction Co. of Hammonton for many years.
Surviving him are: his wife, Mary Ann (Otis); two daughters, Elizabeth Danya, of Hammonton, and Caroline Puleo, of Hammonton; and five grandchildren.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 15, at St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Joseph “Phil” Comunale
Joseph “Phil” Comunale, 74, of Elm, died Wednesday, March 15, at Wm. B. Kessler Memorial Hospital in Hammonton. 
Born in Elm, Comunale was an area resident all his life. He was self-employed and operated Comunale Appliance Service of Elm since 1972. 
Surviving him are: his wife of 50 years, Anna (Parzanese); two daughters, Carol Harvey and her husband Robert, of Marlton, and Barbara Tremblay and her husband Steven, of Elm; his mother, Rose, of New Rochelle, NY; three brothers, Albert Comunale, of Phar, Texas, Anthony Comunale, of New Rochelle, NY, and Frank Comunale, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; his grandchildren, Christine and Steven Tremblay, and Carolyn, Nicole and Brooke Harvey; and several nieces, nephews and a loving family.
Relatives and friends attended a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 20, at St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton. Entombment followed at Greenmount Cemetery.
Donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, N. Third St., Hammonton, NJ 08037.


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