Obituaries

 

Nancy DeMarco (nee Van Winkle), 93, formerly of Hammonton died on April 24, 2020 at the Wexford House in Denver, N.C. 
Nancy was born and raised in California and moved to Hammonton when she met her husband Medio DeMarco in 1950.  Nancy loved to entertain family and friends at their home on the White Horse Pike for many years. She enjoyed being the Matriarch of her family, right up until the time of her death.  She loved to travel and did not think twice to get on a plane and fly coast to coast to visit her children or her sorority sisters in Los Angeles. Nancy was a decorator, teacher and the bookkeeper for the family farm.  She could as effortlessly get involved in the daily farming routine and carry baskets of peaches well into her 70s.
Nancy is predeceased by her husband, Medio DeMarco and granddaughter, Devon Ann DeMarco. She is survived by her eldest son, Medio and his wife Fran; son, Paul and wife Jeanette; son, Jim and husband Michael and daughter, Trisha and husband Hartley.  She was a loving, involved and supportive grandmother to Medio James, Sierra Rose, Olivia, Paige, Lacey, Delanie, Hartley and Hayden; and great grandmother to Garrett.
The family has had to grieve privately due to the coronavirus.  Nancy will be buried next to her husband at the Oakwood Cemetery once restrictions allow.

Grace Campanella, 92, of Hammonton died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland.
Grace was born in Hammonton to Antonio and Concetta (Russo) Campanella.
She is predeceased by her siblings, Anthony, Charles ‘Bob’, Matthew Campanella,Anna C. Bertino, Sarah Passalaqua and Mildred Wuillermin. She is survived and will be sadly missed by her sister-in-law, Patricia (Matthew) Campanella and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.
 

Anthony W. Tomasello, 98, of Hammonton died peacefully on July 2, 2020 with his family by his side.  
Born in Hammonton he was a lifelong resident.  Anthony was a devoted member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society since 1975.  Growing up he worked on the family farm.  Throughout the years Anthony worked for Alliance Clay and Glen - Gery Brick Company, DiMeglio Trucking and the Hammonton School District.  Anthony enjoyed bowling, ice-skating, vacationing and going to the casinos.  After retiring he enjoyed visiting with relatives in Hammonton.  Anthony will be remembered most as a devoted husband and family man.
Anthony is predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Margaret (nee Doran) Tomasello and his parents, Jerome and Anna (nee Cascarino) Tomasello. He is survived by his sons, Anthony (Diane) and Kenneth (Liz); granddaughters, Kelly Celona (Jay) and Lisa Maitag; great grandchildren, Mandy, Carly, Emily and Wyatt; his sister, Mary Ann Houschild and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A viewing was held Monday, July 6, 2020 at the Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish Church of St. Joseph’s, Hammonton.  Burial followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hammonton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mt. Carmel Society, PO Box 182, Hammonton, NJ 08037.
Arrangements made by Carnesale Funeral Home.

 

Rose J. Moffa (nee Platanella), 93, of Atco died on June 18, 2020. 
Mrs. Moffa was born and raised in Hammonton, NJ. She was a professional florist for over 60 years.                            
Mrs. Moffa is predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Moffa and her sister, Lucy Piason. She is survived by her daughters, Diane Spena (Louis) of Hammonton and Linda Nastasi (the late Frank) of Audubon; her grandchildren, Vanessa Bowling (Bob), Miranda Galli, Laura Sprangers (Michael), Frank Robert Nastasi (Morgan) and her great-grandchildren, Willow, Marco, Paulie, Sabrina, Gavin, Addyson, Lola and Robbie. 
Mrs. Moffa’s viewing was held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the LeRoy P. Wooster Funeral Home, 441 White Horse Pike, Atco. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. at the Christ the Redeemer Parish/Assumption Church, 318 Carl Hasselhan Dr., Atco. Interment followed at the Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton. 
Arrangements made by LeRoy P. Wooster Funeral Home, Atco.

 

Gerald Matthew Perna, 88, of Orange Park Fla., died on Monday, June 29.
Jerry was born July 28, 1931 in Rosedale, N.J. and attended St Joseph’s Catholic School graduating in 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy  and proudly served his country for 23 years, achieving the rank of Lt. Commander. Jerry saw duty in both the Korean and Vietnam wars serving on the aircraft carriers USS Wasp, Kearsarge, Roosevelt and Lexington. After retiring from the Navy, Jerry earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of North Florida and briefly worked as an accountant for Georgia Pacific Paper Co.
He is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Barbara EM Perna; son, Mark Perna; parents, Dominic and Mary Perna; brother, Robert Perna and sister, Ellen Berenato. Jerry is survived by his sons, Robert M Perna (Tammy) and Christian L Perna (Toni) both of Orange Park; and grandchildren, Ian Harris, Michael Perna (Katie), Samuel Perna (Kristina), Hannah Ahern (Matthew); and four great grandchildren. 
Services are to be announced. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to any association that supports our veterans.
Arrangements made by Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, Fla.

 

Epifanio Joseph “Jo Jo” LoDuca, 89, was born in Hammonton and was a lifelong resident. 
He was a proud graduate of St. Joseph’s Parochial School in 1944 and Hammonton High School in 1948. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and received flight training at San Angelo, Texas.  He was a proud member of the N.J. American Legion. He was also a longtime member of the Hammonton American Legion Marching Band where he played trumpet. He worked for Natural Gas of Hammonton in the accounts receivable department as a billing accountant.  He also worked for RCA and then GE as a lab wireman.  He worked on many space projects under NASA contracts and worked for RCA Services as a power installer on mobile television productions and vans used for recording live broadcasts.
He is predeceased by his parents, Katherine (nee Campanella) and Joseph LaDuca; his son, Joseph “Joey” Anthony LoDuca; infant daughter, Mary Frances LoDuca and nephew, Ralph Rescigno. He is survived by his sons, Paul A. LoDuca (Dana), David A. LoDuca (companion, Sherry); his grandchildren, David, Marissa, Kaitlyn, Gianna and Paul; his sister, Mary Ann Ford; nephew, Joseph Rescigno; nieces, Raye and Bonnie Jean, and many cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to viewing on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third Street in Hammonton, where funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hammonton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements made by Carnesale Funeral Home.
 

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