James Dodaro, 87, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 13, 2021 at his residence.
Born in Philadelphia he was a lifelong Hammonton resident. Mr. Dodaro served in the United States Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from the Philadelphia Naval Yard where he worked as an electrical shop planner. Mr. Dodaro was a former member of the St. Martin de Porres Church Choir. He was also a former coach for the Hammonton Little League. His greatest joy other than his family was spending time in his garden.
He is predeceased by his parents, Carmen and Rose Dodaro; his sister, Maryann; and his brother, Tom.
Mr. Dodaro is survived by his loving wife, Diane P. Dodaro (nee Labate); his son, James Dodaro and his wife Cathy of Furlong, Pa.; his daughter, Patricia Kenney of Sicklerville; his niece, Bernadette Valente of Hammonton; his granddaughter, Kristin Kenney (Harris Daniels); grandchildren, Matthew Kenney (Ann), Wayne Kenney, Rachel Dodaro (Sam Brown) and Reyna Dodaro; two great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11 a.m. in St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish, Church of St. Joseph’s 226 French St., Hammonton where a viewing will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516 Topeka, KS 66675-8516.
Arrangements are by the Carnesale Funeral Home, Hammonton. (www.carnesalefuneralhome.com)