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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Hugh L. LaMonaca, Jr.

Hugh L. LaMonaca, Jr., 88, of Hammonton, N.J., passed away peacefully Sunday January 22, 2023, just two days shy of his 89th birthday. Hugh was born in Philadelphia, Pa, and moved to Hammonton at a young age. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1951. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Temple University, and then served two years in the United States Army. He worked in aerospace engineering for General Electric and later Lockheed Martin. Hugh was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Hammonton Rotary Club, and the Knights of Columbus Pallotti Council #3471. He also served on Hammonton Town Council in the early 1970’s. After retirement, he traveled frequently and earned a Master Gardener certification.

Hugh is predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Bridget (nee Matteo) LaMonaca; brother, Edward F. LaMonaca; and his sister, Carmelia DeFiccio-Ziegler. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette (nee Macri) LaMonaca; his sons, Vincent (Cynthia) LaMonaca and Michael LaMonaca; his daughter, Maria LaMonaca Wisdom (John); and his sister, Louise Wigglesworth (Robert). Loving grandfather to VJ, Grace, Robbie and Cecilia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Friday January 27, 2023 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish-St. Joseph Church corner of French and Third St. Hammonton, N.J. 08037. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m.. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery 124 S. First Rd. Hammonton, N.J. 08037. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society 226 French St. Hammonton, N.J. 08037 or to a charity of one’s choice. To share a condolence, please visit

Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.


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