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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Maria Carayianni

Maria Carayianni (nee Sagias), 91, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away Friday, July 30, 2021 at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, N.J.

She was born and raised in Athens Greece and moved to Hammonton in 1971. She worked for William B. Kessler Clothing Company for 12 years than retired from Whitehall Labs after 15 years of service. Maria was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

Maria is predeceased by her parents, Haralabos and Sophia Sagias.

Surviving are her daughter, Georgia LaMazza and her husband Cosimo of Hammonton, N.J. and a sister, Amalia Vakalopou of Athens Greece. She is the loving grandmother of Gaetano LaMazza (Yadira) and Maria Cassetta (Anthony) and great-grandmother of Brandon and Ryan LaMazza, Isabella and Mathew Cassetta.

Family and friends attended her viewing Tuesday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church 430 W. Wheat Road Vineland, N.J. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Entombment was held in Greenmount Cemetery 124 S. 1st Rd. Hammonton, N.J.

Donations may be made in Maria’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or Susan G. Komen 13770 Noel Rd. Suite 801889 Dallas, TX 75380. 

Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third Street Hammonton, N.J.  To share condolences please visit


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