• The Hammonton Gazette

Marjorie “Margie” R. Pullia



Marjorie “Margie” R. Pullia (née Ruberton), 87, of Hammonton, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.


Margie was born on April 30, 1935 in Hammonton where she was a lifelong resident. She is a 1953 graduate of St. Joseph High School, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Immaculata College in 1957.


In 1960, Margie married the late Paul Pullia; they were married for 48 years until his death in 2008. The couple raised four children together and owned the M.L. Ruberton Agency, an insurance and real estate firm now operated by their sons. 


Margie was known for her quick wit, unwavering faith and devotion to her children and her large and loving family. Perhaps she will be most remembered for her long-standing service to the community and many small acts of kindness over the years.


Marjorie volunteered extensively for local civic, religious and educational organizations including Kessler Memorial Hospital and the March of Dimes, and she was an active member of St. Martin de Porres Church and St. Joseph Church. She served on the Board of the Hammonton Library and eventually became Commissioner of the Atlantic County Library Commission.


She was awarded the Woman of Distinction from the Soroptimist Club, and she received the “Nice Going Award” from the Hammonton Chamber of Commerce in 1998.


Marjorie was most passionate about her work on behalf of her alma mater, St. Joseph High School, where she was a member of the Booster Club and the PTA. In 2018, St. Joe honored Margie with the Generosity Award at a celebration in Atlantic City. 


Margie is predeceased by her husband, Paul Pullia; her father, Michael L. Ruberton; mother, Gilda (née Falciani) Ruberton; and sister, Dorothy Berenato.


Margie will be deeply missed by her friends and family members. She is survived by her sons, Paul Pullia Jr. and his wife Joanne of Hammonton; Michael Pullia and his wife Cherie of Hammonton; daughters, Michele Pullia Turk and her husband Russell of Cos Cob, Conn. and Maryann McKeown and her husband Michael of Shamong. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Gabrielle, Danielle and Paul Pullia, Michael and Katherine Turk, Sophia and Olivia Pullia and Michael and Melina McKeown. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third Street in Hammonton. Another viewing will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph’s Church in Hammonton with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Entombment will be at Greenmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 226 French St. Hammonton, NJ 08037 or the Hammonton Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1066, Hammonton, NJ 08037.


Arrangements made by the Marinella Funeral Home.