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Paula C. Jacobs

Paula C. Jacobs (nee DeLuca), 92, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2023. Paula was born in and raised Hammonton and graduated from Hammonton High School. She worked as a secretary for Jacobs Manufacturing, Hammonton Realty and the Hammonton Elementary School. Paula was a member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish and the Associates of St. Lucy Filippini “ASLF”. She was a member of the Hap Brander’s String Band where she played the piano. Paula enjoyed canning vegetables, making homemade jellies and her amazing blueberry buckle and tomato sauce. She was also great seamstress.

She is predeceased by her husband, John D. Jacobs; parents, Mariano and Anne (nee D’Agostino) DeLuca; her brother, Carmen DeLuca; sister, Gloria Taylor and brother-in-law Jules Taylor; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Julia and Anthony Marino; sister-in-law, Teresa Ricca; brother-in-law Joseph Giacoppo; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Cosmo Ricca. Paula is survived by her children, Jack “John” Jacobs (Ann Pinchak) and Carolyn Jacobs (Jake); and her sisters, Maria Marino and Elaine Fisher (Ron). She is the loving grandmother to Max Maloney-Jacobs (Katherine), Sara Jacobs and Francesca Jacobs.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph Church corner of French and Third St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. and burial followed in Greenmount Cemetery 124 S 1st Rd. Hammonton, N.J. 08037. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish 226 French St. Hammonton, NJ 08037. To share a condolence, please visit

Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home.


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