• The Hammonton Gazette

John J. Caruso



John J. Caruso, 81, of Hammonton died on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.


John was born in Hammonton and was a lifelong resident. He was owner operator of the family farm, Caruso Farms. Based on his lifelong hobby of hand lettering signs, he was also later employed at Bally’s Entertainment in Atlantic City until his retirement in 2004. He served in the New Jersey Army-Air National Guard. He was active in the farming community serving on the Cape-Atlantic Soil Conservation District Board, The New Jersey Farm Bureau and the Atlantic County Board of Agriculture, where he served as president. He was also a parishioner in Saint Anthony’s of Padua Church in Hammonton, serving as an usher and as a volunteer in the annual Feast of Saint Anthony Chicken Barbecue staff. In the latter, he was well remembered for his funnel cake stand.


John is predeceased by his parents, John and Helen Caruso (nee Montalto) as well as his two brothers, Joseph (Pauline) and Charles (Alice).


Surviving are his two sons, John Caruso, MD (Antonia) of Haddonfield, N.J. and Christopher Caruso (Kelly) of Hammonton; and the mother of his children, Emma Caruso. He was a loving grandfather to Christopher Caruso II, Kelsey Caruso and John William Caruso II. He will also be greatly missed by his dear friends in “The Breakfast Gang.”


Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation Saturday, April 10 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, N.J. Funeral services will follow at the funeral home at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 424 E. 92nd St. New York, NY 10128-6804.


Arrangement made by Marinella Funeral Home.