• The Hammonton Gazette

Shirley Darlene DeRosa



Shirley Darlene DeRosa, (nee Danks), 84, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022 after an extended illness.


She was born in Birds Creek, W. Va. and moved to Hammonton, N.J. after graduating high school. Darlene retired after many years working at Whitehall Laboratories in Hammonton. She had a special love for all her grandchildren. She also loved gardening and she especially loved helping others.


Darlene is survived by her husband, Nicholas DeRosa; and three daughters, Wendy Porretta (Mike), Debora DeRosa and Valerie Antoni. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Michael Porretta, (Sarah), Nico Porretta, (Nicole), David Antoni, Maria Marcio, (Nick), Nicholas Antoni, and Grace DeRosa.


Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, 11 a.m. at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third St., Hammonton, where a visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenmount Cemetery.


Arrangements made by the Carnesale Funeral Home.