• The Hammonton Gazette

Madalene “Madge” Codone


Madalene “Madge” Codone (nee Pantalone), 93, of Atco, N.J. and formerly of Hammonton and Rosedale, N.J. died on December 8, 2020.


She was born and raised in Rosedale and lived in Hammonton for many years. Madge worked for Ancora State Hospital as the head of housekeeping for 25 years. In her younger years, Madge worked alongside her mother Mary as well as many of her relatives and friends at Joe Palma’s Clothing Shop. She was devoted to her faith and a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church serving in the choir, as a Eucharist minister, working in the parish rectory and served as the Treasurer of the Altar Rosary Society. Madge was a past president of the Hammonton Chapter of Deborah, member of the Amalgamated clothing workers and the Hammonton Senior Citizens. She enjoyed watching her nieces and nephews and playing sports. She was an avid Phillies fan. She loved to dance and bowled in league for many years. In her early years Madge was a member of the traveling Hap Brander group that opened for June Carter in Nashville, Tenn.


Madge is predeceased by her husband, Philip R. Codone; parents, Louis and Mary Pantalone and her brother, Carmine Pantalone and his wife Rose.


Surviving are her brother, Louis “Butch” Pantalone Sr. and his wife Wynnona of Winslow, N.J.; brother-in-law, Louis “Junie” Codone of Orlando, Fla.; her nieces and nephews, Louis and JoAnn Pantalone, Joseph and Oliva Pantalone, Louis Jr. and Kathy Pantalone, David and Lisa Pantalone, Sheri Brigandi and Joe, Diane and Alex McGraw, Cindy and Mike Barrington, George and Susan Codone and Louis Codone as well as 14 great-nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews.


Family and friends attended her viewing on December 11, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third Street Hammonton, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish St. Joseph Church 3rd & French Streets Hammonton, N.J. Burial followed in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery 124 S. First Rd. Hammonton, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Madge to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society P.O. Box 182 Hammonton, NJ 08037.


Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.