• The Hammonton Gazette

Rosario “Ross” Restuccio



Rosario “Ross” Samuel Restuccio, 74, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2020.


Ross was born October 9, 1946 to Frank and Catherine (Occhiato) Restuccio. He resided in Hammonton for many years before moving the family farm compound in neighboring Mullica Twp. Ross served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-1969 where he learned the plumbing trade and went on to start his own plumbing business. He later opened South Jersey Well Drilling Co., a family business located in Hammonton that he has operated for 40 years.


Ross was larger than life and known as a “legend” by his many friends and family. He could often be found fishing for tuna or anything that would bite,\ near his summer home in Cape May, N.J., hunting with his boys, grandchildren and buddies, cooking in the “shack” for his army of friends and riding his golf cart around the family farm. He enjoyed listening to his oldest granddaughter’s music, watching his younger granddaughters ride horses and his grandsons play baseball. Ross was notorious for giving everyone orders and calling them by names he felt more fitting than their own (yo buck); oddly enough everyone loved him for it. He dearly loved his wife, Sally. He could endlessly be heard calling out her name for the littlest things or just to be sure she was nearby and she enjoyed every minute of it.


He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Catherine Restuccio.


Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, Sally V. Restuccio (nee Chalk); two sons, Ross Samuel Jr. (Sharon) Restuccio of Mullica Twp., N.J. and Frank (Cara) Restuccio of Mullica Twp., N.J.; grandchildren, Sarah, Ross III and Stephen Restuccio, Gracie, Frankie, Rylee and Cody Restuccio; brother, Domenic (Debbie); and nieces, Sheri and Ashley Restuccio.


Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing on January 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. Third St. Hammonton, N.J. Services and burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ross’s name to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306.


Arrangements made by Marinella Funeral Home.