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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Virginia Pagano

Virginia Pagano (nee Mauro), 80, of Hammonton, N.J. loving Mom, Mom-Mom, sister and aunt passed away Sunday July 2, 2023. Virginia was born in Hammonton, N.J. and graduated from Hammonton High School in 1960. She worked for St. Joseph Church Rectory, Deer Park Factory and DiMeglio Construction. She was a member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Joseph Church.

She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Sarah Mauro; brothers, Louis and Carl Mauro; son, Anthony F. “Pags” Pagano; and grandson, Ryan R. Horton. Virginia is survived by her loving children, Frank R. Pagano and her daughter in law Steffie, daughter Lisa Horton and son in law James M Horton, III; her sisters, Mary Benedetto and Rachel Piccari. She was Mom-Mom to Valerie Pagano and her fiancé George Benjamin Spencer IV, Frankie Pagano, Jr., Hunter Horton, James M. Horton IV and Morgan Horton. Great grandmother to Rylie and Reagan Horton and aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Saturday July 8, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish – St. Anthony of Padua Church 285 Rt. 206 Hammonton, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Greenmount Cemetery 148 S. First Rd. Hammonton, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131. To share condolences please visit

Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home


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