• The Hammonton Gazette

Norine Granato



Norine Granato (nee Hoffman), 87, of Hammonton passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022.


She was born in Nanty Glo, Pa. on September 23, 1934 to the late Harry and Elizabeth Hoffman. Norine was a seamstress at Kessler Clothing Shop and Ubia Sportswear for many years. She is a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. Nornine loved the outdoors and playing Bingo. She especially loved her swimming pool and gardening.


She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Samuel Granato Sr.; and her siblings, Mary Scaife, Rebecca Brown, Mildred Zelinsky, Elizabeth, Edward, Harry and Richard Hoffman.


Norine is survived by her two stepsons, Louis Granato (Sharon Scaltrito) and Samuel Granato Jr. (Joan); her step daughter, Frances Mary Toms (George Lafferty); three sisters, Anna Watson, Eleanor DiPaolo and Hilda Chapman (Ed); two brothers, John Hoffman (Frannie) and Larry Hoffman (Rosemarie); three step grandchildren, Louie Granato Jr. (Lisa), Sammy Granato (Heather) and Lori Smith (Shawn); and three step great-grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Jason Smith and Sammy Granato and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11 a.m. at the Carnesale Funeral Home 202 S. Third St., Hammonton where a viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in Greenmount Cemetery, Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society, PO Box 182, Hammonton, NJ 08037.


Arrangements made by the Carnesale Funeral Home (www.carnesalefuneralhome.com).