• The Hammonton Gazette

Amelia Vazquez



Amelia Vazquez, 76, of Hammonton died at home on Thursday, December 31, 2020.


Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico she has lived in Hammonton for almost 60 years. Before retiring, Amelia worked at Lenox China in Galloway, and she had also worked at Kessler Clothing Factory and Romolo’s Pants Company both in Hammonton. She had been honored as the Mother of the Year by the Puerto Rican Civic Club in Hammonton.


She is predeceased by her son, Johnny Vasquez and 13 brothers and sisters.


Surviving are her beloved husband, Leonidis Vazquez; her son, Freddy Vasquez Sr. (Martha Martinez); her daughter, Tatianna Vazquez (Kelvin Barreto); four grandchildren, Freddy Vasquez Jr. (Alyssa), Samuel Vasquez (Veronica), Jonathan Vasquez and Kailanys Mariee Barreto; her sister, Rosa Mercado; her brother, Freddy Mercado and four great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends attended her viewing on January 5, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third Street in Hammonton. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish Church of St. Joseph’s, 226 French Street in Hammonton. Burial followed at Holy Sepulchre Cemtery, 124 S. First Road in Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.


Arrangements made by Carnesale Funeral Home.