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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Paul L. Henshaw

Paul L. Henshaw, 73, of Hammonton, N.J. passed away, peacefully at home after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family.

Paul was a lifelong Hammonton resident and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1967. Paul was a “Joey” from 1963 to 1967. He played football, basketball and baseball. The Henshaws were legendary athletes that were burned in effigy by rival Hammonton High School at bonfire pep rallies. In the summers during high school and college, he worked loading trucks for Donio Trucking and lugging quarter cows for Iowa Beef Packers.

Since graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, in 1971, he had serviced the town and South Jersey’s personal and commercial insurance needs. Paul worked as an insurance account executive for M.L. Ruberton Agency for the past 25 years. Prior to that, he worked at Cashan Agency for 20 years.

He enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel, skiing and working in his garden. He was so proud of his blueberry and blackberry plants. Paul was an outstanding crabber, spending many hours on the water to return with a bushel of crabs.

He is predeceased by his parents, Francis Scott, Sr. and Martha (nee Lock) Henshaw; his brother, Francis Scott Henshaw Jr.; his father and mother-in-law, Ronald L. and Cecelia Roff; and brother-in-law, Ronald L. Roff Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (nee Roff); his sons, Paul Jr., Kevin, Todd and his wife Staci, and Christopher and his wife Briana; brothers, Thomas, Richard, Larry and his wife Louise, Robert and his wife Phyllis; sisters-in-law, JoAnne Henshaw, Cindy Ayers, Janice LaRosa (Joe) and Tammy Roff; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends attended his viewing Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home, 102 N. Third St., Hammonton, NJ 08037. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt Carmel Parish St. Joseph Church, 3rd & French Streets, Hammonton, N.J. There was no viewing in the morning. Entombment followed at Greenmount Cemetery, 124 S. First Rd. Hammonton, N.J.

Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St, St. Michael’s, MD 21663, (410) 745-2916,

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Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.


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