July 2022 Issue Obituaries

BATTAGLIA — Vincent J. Battaglia of Clarksboro, passed away on May 7, age 52 years. Beloved husband of Dawn (nee Bockman). Devoted father of Vincent A. and Torre V. Predeceased by his parents Vincenzo and Joanne Battaglia. Dear brother of Christina Battaglia Maccarone and Anthony Battaglia. Loving uncle of Anthony, Andre, Dante, Shane, Alicia, Aaron, and Amber. Also survived by his in-laws Louise Briggs (Harold) and John Bockman (Barbara). Also survived by many extended family and friends.

Vince’s world revolved around his children. He enjoyed teaching them all of the skills needed to succeed in life. He also enjoyed sharing this knowledge with his nieces and nephews. Vince was passionate about cars. He was a talented auto mechanic who became known as “Caddy Vince.”

When he wasn’t working on cars, Vince enjoyed all aspects of physical fitness especially biking and running as well as spending time on his boat. Vince will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, brother, and friend to many.

To express condolences, please visit www.landolfifuneralhome.com

McGRAW — Patricia M McGraw of Clarksboro passed away peacefully on May 17, age 84 years. Devoted mother of Michele Murphy (Kenneth), Melanie McGraw, and Melinda “Tia” Robb (Steve). Dear sister of Carol Knestaut (late Bill), Judy Meduri (Anthony), and Beverly Romeo (Dominic). Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pat was originally from Oceanview, NJ and retired from the State of NJ as a department supervisor.

To express condolences, visit www.landolfifuneralhome.com.

SANDOVAL — Maicon (Mike) Javier Veletanga Sandoval, 19, died May 28. He was born July 1, 2002 in Camden and graduated from Kingsway High School 2021.

He is survived by his mother, Gloria Sandoval Avila, his father, Manuel Veletanga Tuba, and siblings, Abigail Sandoval, Eduardo Veletanga Sandoval, Marco Veletanga Sandoval, Franklin Sandoval Avila, Alfredo Veletanga Ramon, Richard Veletanga Mejía, Johanna Veletanga, Claribel Veletanga, and Edwin Veletanga.

Mike was a man in action. He was a great soccer player and on the track team. He previously worked at Vesuvios, Amazon and 5 Below and was currently working at NVR in Delanco.

NIEVES — Maria I. Nieves, of Swedesboro, passed away peacefully on May 22, at Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill surrounded by her family.

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she had resided in Swedesboro since 1983. A homemaker, devoted to her family and her church. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, she attended daily mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays, was called a ‘woman of prayer’ and touched many lives.

She is survived by her husband Felix, her children, Felix A. (Wanda), Marcos (Late Destiny) Juan J. (Kelly), Lourdes and Carmen (Jorge).  Her grandchildren, Felix, Amanda, Jackie, Brandon, Justina, Macario, Rosalina, Stephanie, Gabriela and one on the way. Her great-grandchildren, Justin, Imani, and Joshua. And Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico. She was predeceased by a brother, Deacon Pablo Berrios.

Arrangements were by the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro, NJ.

JOHNS — James (Junie) Johns, Jr., age 80, of Mickleton, departed this life on June 4 at Inspira Hospital, Mullica Hill surrounded by family and friends. He’s survived by his wife, Diane.

CARSON — Nancy L. Carson age 82 years died June 5 in Shady Lane, Clarksboro.

Nancy was born in Woodbury and raised in Paulsboro. Nancy retired from McDonald’s in Paulsboro.  She was an active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Paulsboro and sang in the choir for many years; as well as member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Paulsboro Volunteer Fire Assn. Nancy also volunteered for Underwood (Inspira) Hospital.  She enjoyed her stays and trips to Ocean City, especially the Boardwalk with her family.

Survived by siblings, Ernest and Gloria Carson of San Antonio, Texas, Edward Carson of Swedesboro, Marjorie Emerich of Mantua, Emma Young of Pitman, Bernice Nolte of Swedesboro, Rachel King of Ocean City. Many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews. Nancy was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth Collins, Barbara Elliott, Gladys Speakman, Ethel Ridinger and brothers, William, and Lowell Carson.

The funeral service was held at McBride – Foley Funeral Home, Paulsboro. Contributions can be made in her memory to either the General Fund of St. Paul’s Church, PO Box 209, Paulsboro, NJ 08066 or the Activities Fund at Shady Lane, 256 County House Rd., Clarksboro, NJ 08020. Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh.com.

MOORE — Dawn Marie Moore of Mickleton, passed away unexpectedly on June 6. She was the daughter of James Sr. and the late Carol Moore. Cherished sister of the late James Moore Jr. Devoted aunt of Ryan and William. Beloved girlfriend and companion of Christopher Thomas. Dearest friend of Jennifer Applegate, Rebecca Bukhari (Warren) and countless others.

Dawn dedicated her life to helping her loved ones in any way she could. Fiercely loyal and protective of those closest to her, she was always ready to lend a hand or an ear to anyone in need. Dawn so loved being Ryan and William’s Aunt, putting their happiness and well-being far above her own. In the last four years of her life, she was happiest when she and her adored partner, Chris, were together, united in building a wonderful life with one another

She was always excited when the cool spring breezes faded into warm summer winds because she could finally open her pool to spend countless hours holding BBQs around the deck, playing games, swimming and relaxing poolside with her dearest family and friends. She enjoyed watching races at Bridgeport Speedway with her loving sister-in-law, Nicole, though she preferred feeling the wind in her hair as she and Chris rode in his Mustang (we’re not entirely sure if she loved her new Lexus, the Mustang, or Chris more, but it was a close call). But mostly, Dawn found joy and solace when she was outside with Bear or at Riverwinds watching the boats on the water, letting her worries and troubles melt away in the wisps of smoke from a lit candle.

The family RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS that donations be made to Ryan and William, her nephews, for their future college needs in Dawn’s honor. Please send donations to 98 E. Wolfert Station Road, Mickleton NJ 08056. A trust fund has been set up for them. To share memories/condolences please visit www.landolfifuneralhome.com

PENOT — Brian M. Penot Sr, 46 years of age passed away suddenly on June 12.

He was born in Upper Darby, PA and was a resident of Logan township for the last 24 years. Brian was a graduate of Upper Darby High School and was employed as a contract inspector at the Paulsboro Refinery for over twenty years. He and his family were members of the St. Claire of Assisi parish in Swedesboro. 

Brian was an outstanding man, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and in-law.  He gave unconditional love to every family member and friend.

Philadelphia sports were his passion. He especially enjoyed bringing his boys to the Phillies games. He loved to make people laugh and had incredible culinary and landscaping skills. He was deeply loved by all that knew what a heart of gold he had.

He is survived by his eternal love, Jennifer Penot (Crane), his sons, Brian M. Jr, 23, Nicholas C. (Noodle) 16, and Chase D. Penot, 11. He is also survived by his mother, Anna Penot, siblings, Colleen Penot, Richard Penot (Ellen), Johnny Penot (Erin), Amanda Mixson (Steve), Stephen Penot (Melissa) and Patrick Penot along with many nieces and nephews that he cherished. He is predeceased by his father, John J. Penot.

Donations can be made to assist Brian’s sons with expenses at https://gofund.me/5e6c1617 or given directly to the family.

MASTALSKI — Gianna “G” Mastalski, 17, of Mullica Hill, died unexpectedly on June 13 as the result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Medford Lakes, NJ.

Gianna was born in Voorhees, NJ on Sept. 10, 2004, and was the daughter of Brad Mastalski of Magnolia and Vanessa Pierson of Laurel Springs. She was a 2022 graduate of Clearview High School.

She loved to sing, ride her skateboard, and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed camping, hiking, traveling and going to theme parks. One of her favorite things to do was her makeup, developing a talent for it, she was sought after by friends and family to do their makeup making everyone else feel just as beautiful as she was.

In addition to her father and mother, she is survived by her Step-Mother Jennifer King, Great-grandmother Donna Peel, Grandparent(s) Robert Mastalski and Jeff and Dawn Griffey, Four Sisters, Kaylee Alexander, Olivia, Alexis Mastalski and Brielle Pedrick. Aunts/Uncles, Justin and Lauren Mastalski, David Pierson, Amber Griffey and Jaime Cifuentes; and many Grand Aunts and Uncles.

Memorial Services held by the families will be communicated at a future Date.

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