Obituaries: March 2013

DONAGHY — Margaret Donaghy — (Jan 19, 1939 – Jan 14, 2013). Margaret was known as Mom, Peg, Suze and Aunt Suzie by her family and friends.

She was cofounder of Foampak Inc with her late husband William Donaghy.

She was the wife of the late William Donaghy and mother of Chris and Brian, grandmother of Brad, Curtis, and Cullen, sister of Al Stecher, Jr., Dave Stecher, Shirley Garozzo, Sharon Dupper, and treasured aunt to many nieces and nephews. Services were private. Please donate to your favorite charity.
 

MENOLD — Edward Menold — (May 3, 1921 – Jan 19, 2013). Ed was a quiet man who worked lots of extra hours to give his children what he thought they needed. His manners were impeccable: always opened doors for ladies, carried packages for strangers and could never stand to see another struggle. He was hesitant to throw anything away: he was pretty sure that one day he’d need it. After retiring from Jack Frost Sugar he and his late wife, Eleanor, spent summers relaxing on the beach in Avalon and the pool at Ocean View Campground. It was the height of life’s enjoyment and a little treat after years of work and raising children. He enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and served in the Pacific Theatre and during the occupation of Japan. He and the late, Eleanor met in Sunday School. Their 61 year union was blessed by three children who they raised in Lindenwold: Edward, Jr. and his wife Christine, Brian and his wife, Denise all of South Harrison Twp. and the late Eleanor Dougherty; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was pre deceased by a granddaughter, Amanda. Services were held at Daley Life Celebration Studio. Burial Lake Park Cemetery, Swedesboro. Donations to Alzheimer Assoc. of Greater NJ, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville NJ 07834 will be appreciated.
 

DATZ – James William “Bill” Datz, age 82 of Mullica Hill died Jan. 20.

Born in Swedesboro, he had been a resident of Mullica Hill all his life. Mr. Datz served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 and was a graduate of Glassboro High School and Glassboro State College. Baseball and football were his choice of sports and he was honored in the Glassboro High School, Glassboro State College, and Gloucester County Sports Halls of Fame. Mr. Datz was Principal for 26 years at Woodbury Heights Elementary School retiring in 1988. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Husband of the late Margaret A. (nee Downey), he is survived by three sons David and his wife Susan of Mickleton, Jeffrey and his wife Stacy of Shingle Springs, CA, Richard and his wife Kimberly of Marlton, 4 grandchildren Sandy, David, Carley, Matthew Datz and one sister Teresa Holtzhouser. Brother of the late Jack, Austin, and Bob Datz.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Holy Name of Jesus Church, 17 Earlington Ave., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfjmantua.com.
 

JUDGE – Joseph T. Judge, age 70, died Jan. 20 at his daughter’s residence in Mickleton. Mr. Judge was born in Queens, NY and was a longtime Burlington area resident before moving to Florida when he retired.

He was employed as the Director of Patient Accounts first at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly for over 26 years, then at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital until his retirement. He was a partner in the Cash is King Stables who owned Afleet Alex. He loved the beach and enjoyed spending time in Florida. However, he most loved and enjoyed being with his family.

He is survived by his wife Barbara (nee Bailey), his daughter and son in law Cherie and Richard W. Young Jr., his son and partner Joseph T. Judge and David Kosten, his grandchildren Kelsey Bell, Zachary Bell, Delany Young, Cody Kosten Judge and Teddy Kosten Judge. He is also survived by his sister Peggy (Judge) Ray as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Contributions to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, 333 E. Lancaster Ave., #414, Wynnewood, PA 19096. Email condolences may be sent to the family through www.pagefuneralhome.com.
 

BERLIN — Gloria Berlin (Apr 23, 1938 – Jan 21, 2013). Her Swedesboro home was always open to all her kid’s friends. Nothing made her happier than having a flock of youngsters about. Somehow she also found time to be employed. If she felt it was worthy of her time she gave it her full attention. While she cashiered at Heritages she also was a bus driver for Walt’s Bus Co. She sold Avon and Mary Kay products and the Woolwich Twp. Police Department benefited from her attention to detail when she was secretary there. Sundays found her playing piano at the Mullica Hill Baptist Church and teaching Sunday School. In the summer she taught Vacation Bible School. Her latest home was in Mount Wolf, Pa. where her new church gained a new member well versed in caring for children. Gloria was the wife of the late Allen “Pete”, mother of: Scott Berlin, Abby Thomas, Libby Hunt, and Amy McCleod and grandmother of 13.

Services were held at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro. Donations to the Bible Baptist Church, Bus Ministry, 4190 N. Susquehanna Trail, York, Pa. 17404 will be appreciated.
 

VECCHIO – Sara Jane Vecchio, nee Mirusso, 88, of Mullica Hill, born Aug. 7, 1924, passed away on Jan. 21, 2013 at Ardens Courts in Bloomington, Delaware.

Sara was a former math and science teacher and homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mullica Hill. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1942 from the University of New York at Fredonia. She married Joseph Charles Vecchio on April 2, 1945, and together they raised six children.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Rose Mirusso, and her two brothers Antony Mirusso and James Mirusso.

Surviving is her loving husband Joseph, and her six children, Jay Vecchio of Mullica Hill, Dale (Patricia) Vecchio of Belleville, IL, Neal Vecchio of Columbia, MD, Dean (Mary Jane) Vecchio of Mullica Hill, Kevin (Patricia) Vecchio of Gainsville, VA, and Laure Stanton of West Chester, PA; six grandchildren, Shannon Sullivan of Cleveland, OH, Alexandra Elizabeth Vecchio of Chicago, IL, Alissa Vecchio and Deana Vecchio of Mullica Hill, Christopher Vecchio of Gainsville, VA, Timothy Vecchio of Seattle, WA, Jimmy Stanton of West Chester, PA, and Tori Vecchio of West Chester, PA; two sisters Mayme Joy of Fredonia, NY and Marie Spicola of Bradenton, FL; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials in Sara’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 50 Crestwood Executive Center, Suite 401, St. Louis, MO 63126.
 

LICCARDELLO – Russell J. Liccardello, age 84, of Woolwich Township, passed away peacefully at his residence on Jan. 25. A lifelong resident of the Swedesboro-Woolwich area.

Russ was an Army Veteran of the Korean War and retired from Campbell Soup Co., Camden in 1987 after 35 years of service. He was also a farmer, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of St. Francis Council #7526, K of C, Swedesboro and the NJ Farm Bureau. Russ was predeceased by his wife, Connie (nee DiMattia) and is survived by his children, Russell Jr. and Cindy, John and Susan, Rosemarie and Corey Gray, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Angelina Crimi.

Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township. Arrangements by the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro. Contributions in his memory to Alzheimer Assoc. Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 would be appreciated. Share memories at www.cheega.com.
 

JONES – Constance Currie Jones, 81, longtime resident of Logan Township, died on Jan. 27.

Born in Philadelphia on Nov. 29, 1931 to the late Christopher and Jennie (Richmond) Currie. She was employed with AC Pipe, which later became A-1 Pipe, retiring in 1999 as an Executive Secretary and Officer of the company after 40 years of service.

Beloved wife of the late Robert A. Jones who predeceased her in April of 1988. Dear sister of the late John and Christopher Currie.

Survived by her loving son, Steven Perrine (Debra) and her cherished grandchildren, Matthew and Heather Perrine.

Thoughts and prayers may be extended to the family at www.fertigfuneralhome.com or sent to Fertig Funeral Home, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062.
 

THOMAS – Joni Thomas (nee Soulliard), 50, of Mullica Hill died on Jan. 31.

Joni was predeceased by her mother Penny Dalo and brother Lenard Soulliard. She was the beloved daughter of Ambrose Dalo, and the cherished sister of William Soulliard (Elaine) and Ruthann Johnson. Joni was the loving aunt of Daniel Soulliard (Amy), Richard Klein, Matt Soulliard (Jess), Jonathan Soulliard, and Julie Soulliard and the devoted Mimon of Eve Soulliard.

Joni graduated Maple Shade High School in 1980 and completed the Cosmetologist program at PB Beauty School in 1994. For 18 years she proudly worked at the Hair Cuttery in Glassboro as a Salon Leader, District Support Person and assisted in salon franchise development. She was fondly known by friends and family to have unconditional love, unequivocal personality and big dreams.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at http://www.bell-hennesy.com
 

CAMPBELL – Raymond C. Campbell, age 83, of Mullica Hill died Feb. 1 after a long illness. A South Jersey resident of 50 years, he lived in Mullica Hill for the past 17 years and spent 34 years in Gloucester Township. Born in Parkersburg, WV, he graduated from Dunbar High School, Class of 1947 where he lettered in football, basketball and concert band. He attended Marshall College where he met Clare, his wife of 58 years, and he lettered in track and played semi-pro football before being drafted into the Army. He served his country in combat in Korea and also served as an MP at Ft. Knox.

Ray began employment with Ohio-Apex, a division of FMC and transfers took him to NYC and Philadelphia. He joined Langston Co. in 1961 and then moved to the Worthington Corp. where he retired as Plant Manager in 1981.

A lifelong golfer, he won a gold championship and a number of local awards. Ray was also an amateur investor and an ardent painter (pastels) who was recognized with several county and state senior awards.

Husband of Clara L. “Clare” (nee Chew), he is also survived by sons Daniel C. Campbell and his wife Jane & Craig L. Campbell, daughter Kimberly R. Crawford, 4 grandchildren Colin and Katharine Campbell & Maxwell and Elle R. Crawford, brother Ronald P. Campbell and his wife Theresa of St. Albans, WV and several nieces and nephews.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, the American Red Cross or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
 

MACCARONE — Sam Maccarone (Sep 28, 1942 – Feb 2, 2013). As first born son and grandson in his family, Sam was used to being center of attention. But that’s not the reason that he served as Mayor of Woolwich Twp. Community service was just part of his DNA. His father served before him, his son currently holds the position. Sam had the ability to find common ground and bring the opposing sides together. In addition he served on the Woolwich Zoning Board for 10 Years, Agway and Swedesboro Auction Boards of Directors, St. Joseph’s and St. Alfio’s Committees. Somehow he managed to squeeze in a little farming. He was raised on a farm and as a young man purchased his own on Oldmans Creek Road. If he wasn’t farming he was either thinking or talking about it. After retiring in 2000 he didn’t let his lifetime of knowledge go to waste. He joked that his second career was as a “farming consultant“, which really meant that he spent his days driving around in his truck visiting his friend‘s farms. Winters found him hunting, skiing and working as Mr. Fix It. He’d service all his trucks, tractors and plows. Sam could give you a rundown on any current events: any news channel was fine as long as it was Fox. His cooking put all the other members of the Romeo Club (Retired old men eating out) to shame and he was steady pitcher for the annual Feaster/Maccarone Easter softball games.

Sue Feaster met Sam at a family Baptism when they were teens. January 7th found them celebrating 46 years of marriage. More Baptisms would follow for their 4 children: twins; Joseph (Michelle) and Sam Jr. (Nancy), Donna, and John (Heather); and for his 6 gently teased grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers: Joseph and Anthony, and sisters, Mary String and Joanne Saia. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Joseph and Antoinette and a sister, Rosemarie.

Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations to Officer Down Inc., P O Box 552, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 or the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill NJ 08034 will be appreciated.
 

DUFFY – Doris K. Duffy, a lifelong resident of Swedesboro passed away Feb. 4 at age 85. Doris was a graduate of Swedesboro High school and the Cooper Hospital School of Nursing. She was predeceased by her husband Francis and a sister Betty Hunter. She is survived by a nephew, Robert Hunter of Smithville, NJ and several close and loving friends.

Doris fed many stray cats over the years but her heart belonged to her 6 inside cats. She knew no strangers and loved her daily visit to the Logan Acme and appreciated the wonderful care her animals received by the Delaware Valley Veterinary staff. She regarded the employees of both places as friends.

Contribution in her memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton, NJ 0312 would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro.
 

DiBARTOLO — Josephine ‘Jo’ DiBartolo, nee Licciardello. Age 96 of Swedesboro passed away Feb. 6 at the home of her daughter. Jo, as she was affectionately called, was born in Philadelphia and moved to the Swedesboro area at the age of 2. She was the loving wife of the late Philip DiBartolo who passed away in 1988. A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, she attended St. Joseph’s Church in Swedesboro, was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society, giving of her time and talents for the benefit of her church. She could always be found at the spaghetti dinners, the Christmas bazaars and chicken-bar-b-ques. Jo was a seamstress, making and maintaining albs and surpluses for the priest in the Parish. She also knitted for the Red Cross and was given the task of knitting sweaters for the larger men who were serving our Country during WWII. She is survived by her devoted daughter, Agnes and her husband Edward Ernest, 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township. Donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105 or online at www.stjude.org would be appreciated.
 

GARDINER – Joseph W. Gardiner, 87, a life long resident of South Harrison Twp. passed away at home on Feb. 6. He was the oldest son of the late J. Willard and Mabel (Layton) Gardiner.

Joe attended Woodstown High school, and initially assisted his father and then eventually ran the family dairy farm until it was sold in 1967. He then worked as a machine operator for Heritage’s Dairy in Thorofare until his retirement and had a second job as a truck driver hauling farm products in the NJ-PA-DE area for over 20 years. He was a member of the Dairy Association and a member of the South Harrison Elementary School Board in the 1950’s.

Mr. Gardiner was a quiet, patient hard working man. He helped build a house on the family farm and together with his wife Dorothy they remained there. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, riding his motorcycle, attending yard sales, building model cars and reading history and biographies until he suffered a stroke in 2009. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan throughout his life.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years and caregiver for the past three years, Dorothy (Iles) Gardiner, two sons and daughters-in-laws, Richard and Barbara Gardiner and Larry and Carol Gardiner; two daughters and son-in-laws, Joanne and Bill Gardiner and Karen and Wally Owens; six grandchildren, Justin (Sarah) Gardiner, Lesley Gardiner, Steve and Kevin Owens, Caitlin and Grant Gardiner, one great grandchild, Alex Housold, one sister, Gladys (Ty) Ayars, two brothers, Willard (Laura Ann) Gardiner and Carlton Gardiner. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two sister, Evelyn McTrye and Virginia Moore.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.
 

SMITH – Alvin A. Smith, 87, of Mt. Royal went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 8, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Mt. Royal, he was the son of the late William U. and Rosie Wright Smith. He was a retired instrument technician for Mobile Oil Refinery in Paulsboro, with over 40 years of service. He was a dedicated and faithful member of the Angel Visit Baptist Church in Mt. Royal, where he served as a member of the Trustee Board. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Anthony T. Calista VFW Post 5579 of Gibbstown.

He is survived by his wife Harriet Rose Goldsboro Smith, of Mt. Royal, two sons Keith A. Smith (Theresa) and Gregory D. Smith (Diana) both of Mt. Royal, two daughters Tracy R. Smith of Mt. Royal and Dr. Stacy L. Smith of Dover, DE, six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by four brothers William S., Donald, Earl, and Charles Smith.

Interment Gates of Heaven Memorial Park, Mt. Royal. Condolences may be sent to www.stanleysmemorial-chapel.com

CRISTAUDO – Mary C. Cristaudo (nee Leone), age 87 of Mt. Royal, died Feb. 9 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Thorofare on her family’s farm along the Delaware River. When she married her husband Frank in 1947 they moved to his farm in Mt. Royal where she lived until her death. They were married for 49 years. When people stopped by Farmer Frank’s Farm Market she was always proud to tell them that she started it in 1966 “with 2 baskets and a board” and in the last years of her life she enjoyed sitting in the stand talking with her customers. Mary loved to cook and bake and will be remembered for her Sunday family dinners, lemon meringue pies, 4-layed strawberry shortcakes, and homemade pasta. She also enjoyed spending the winter months with her husband in Holmes Brach on Anna Maria Island, FL.

Wife of the late Frank Cristaudo, she is survived by her children, Lucy (Marino) Cristaudo, Frank A. Cristaudo and his wife Linda, Fred J. Cristaudo and his wife Dolly, and Jean (Leo) Esposito and her husband Howard, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-laws Roe Sorbello, Mary Fichera and Blanche Leone and 40 nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents, Alfio Leone and Josephine (nee Cavallaro), brothers Samuel, Joseph and Alfio Leone and sisters Catherine Furfari and Grace Leone.

Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfh-mantua.com
 

HILLERY — Judith Hillery — (Aug 9, 1940 – Feb 9, 2013). By the end of the line at Acme, Judy would have usually made a few friends. Strangers were just friends she hadn’t met. She was a domestic engineer: Judy painted, sanded, shoveled, mowed, raked, hung Christmas lights, changed storm windows and did just about every imaginable fix it job. Once while she was carrying a mower out of the repair shop her husband was holding the car door open. A passerby asked what Ron was doing. She replied, “Oh him, he’s just for decoration.” Five children and thirteen grandchildren will certainly hone your laundry skills: long before the stain stick, she could get just about anything clean.

It’s important to have some hobbies: Judy knitted afghans and sweaters and bowled. You’d best be careful if she was dealing because Judy was a legitimate card shark. With dogs her philosophy was simple, the bigger the better. She devoured books by the dozen and stored a treasure trove of trivia in her head. She’d regularly destroy the contestants on Jeopardy and crosswords were a cinch; incidentally, Oleo is a substitute for butter. The taste for chocolate might be genetic. Like her mother before her, she loved it. Making the infamous Hershey Cake will always bring back memories of Judy for the next generation. Judy made her way through life singing a happy song, literally: she was regularly seen singing and dancing down the aisles of the supermarket. Church is important, marriage is forever.

A ride on a commuter train would change her life forever. She met a young Ron Hillery. Their 52 years of marriage were blessed with five children: son, the late Ron Jr., and daughters, Mary Beth Barnes, Debra Parrelli, Colleen Gaccione, and Megan Hillery. If her girls had a disagreement with someone, so did their mom. Of course when her daughters forgave the offense, so did she. Judy cared for Ron Jr. through his disease and mourned his passing in 1994. She is survived by her sister, Louanne Cassidy. Judy’s 72 motherly years were celebrated privately at Daley Life Celebration Studio. Her final resting place is in Illinois.
 

BONSALL – John M. Bonsall, Sr., 53, of Swedesboro passed away on Feb. 10 at his home. He was the widower of the late Beverly (Newman) Bonsall.

Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Gerald G. Bonsall of Wagontown and the late Jennene (Wheatley) Bonsall.

He was a 1977 graduate of the Coatesville High school.

John was employed by Lacy’s Transport in New Jersey as a driver.

He is survived by his four children: Susan Bonsall of Lancaster, Daryl Bonsall, John Jr., and Gregory Bonsall, and one stepdaughter, Macayla Redrow all of New Jersey; four grandchildren; siblings, Carol S. Bolen of Coatesville and Janet L. Kretchmer of Gap.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com
 

CAMPBELL – Earl L. Campbell, age 97 years, of Bridgeport died Feb. 11. Mr. Campbell was born and raised in Gibbstown and lived in Bridgeport since 1949. He retired after 38 years of service as an operator with DuPont Repauno Works, Gibbstown. Mr. Campbell was an avid bowler and bowled on several leagues, enjoyed playing pinochle and harness racing.

He is survived by his children, Shirley and Wayne Draves of Haddon Twp., Douglas and Helen Campbell of Pennsville, Robert and Ruth Campbell of Bridgeport; 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Campbell was predeceased by his wife, Doris Campbell.

Arrangements by McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to St. Pauls’ U.M. Church, PO Box 133, Bridgeport, NJ 08014. Memories can be shared at www.mcbride-foleyfh.com
 

JONES – William L. Jones Jr., age 82 years, of Swedesboro died Feb. 14 in his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Jones was born and raised in Blackwood Terrace and moved to Swedesboro in 1986 after living in Gibbstown for many years. He retired after 35 years of service as an equipment operator at DuPont Repauno Works, Gibbstown. Mr. Jones was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and enjoyed trips to National Park with his beloved wife Jackie.

He is survived by his children, Nancy Williams and Susan and Mark Croce, both of Gibbstown; his grandchildren, Jeffrey, Stephen and Andrew Williams, Christopher and Melisa Croce; his great grandchildren, Faith Croce, Arabella and Mason Williams; his brother, Tom Jones of Audubon and his sisters, Betty Leidy of Blackwood Terrace and Carol and Skeets Atkinson of Washington Township, Mr. Jones was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Jones.

Services were held at the McBride-Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Memories can be shared at www.mcbride-foleyfh.com

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