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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette


William Matthew Olive

William Matthew Olive, 78, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away Friday, April 14, 2023.

Bill was born in Hammonton and graduated from Hammonton High School in 1962. He worked in shipping and receiving for W.B. Kessler Clothing for 15 years and retired after 29 years at Tropicana Casino as a Floor Supervisor. He was a eucharistic minister for the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish and was the best Italian fingers player in Hammonton.

He is predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Angelina A. (nee Calabria) Olive; and his son, Robert “Bobby” Olive. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Janice Olive (nee Santilli); son, William A. Olive (Amanda); brother, Angelo “Sonny” Olive; sisters, Marie Olive and Patricia Perna (Ralph). He is the loving grandfather of Lilygrace, Damien, Zeppelin, November and Ever Olive. Daughter-in-law, Jeanne Olive.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend his viewing April 19, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, N.J. 08037. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 12 p.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish St. Joseph Church, corner of Third and French St. Hammonton, N.J. Private cremation was held following Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 To share a condolence, please visit

Arrangements entrusted to the Marinella Funeral Home


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