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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


Thomas C. Pitale

Thomas C. Pitale, 93, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away Tuesday February 7, 2023 at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, N.J. Tom was born and raised in Hammonton and graduated from Hammonton High School in 1947. He went on to serve for 13 years in the Army National Guard from 1948 – 1961. He worked as a mechanic for Owens Corning in Berlin, N.J. for 35 years and retired in 1986. He also worked for Ancora State Hospital for six years, Marinella Funeral Home and Bruno’s Auto Parts in Hammonton. He was a longtime member of the Inskip Antlers Gun Club.

Tom is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Artelia Pitale; his brother, Anthony Pitale; brother-in-law, Peter Lancetta; and sisters in law, Sandy Giacobbe and Regina Pagano. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Victoria Pitale (nee Lancetta); Brothers in Law, Carmen Lancetta (Jean) and Anthony Giacobbe; and sister in-laws, Rita Lancetta and Marion Pitale. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends were invited to attend his viewing Saturday February 11, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, N.J. Service was held at 11 a.m. Entombment was in Greenmount Cemetery 124 S 1st Road Hammonton, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. To share condolences please visit

Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.


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