March 7, 1937 ~ October 21, 2021
Edward Russell Durr, Sr. 84 of Repaupo, Logan Township, NJ passed away October 21st at home. Born in Camden, he grew up in Gloucester City and had resided in Repaupo for the past 40 years. He was a carpenter all of his life, loved working with wood and even constructed the second level to his home. He was a strong family man, loved listening to Family Radio, enjoyed old westerns and war movies and was a devoted Ford Truck man. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gloria (nee Landis) Durr. His children, Gloria Melchiore (James Feldman), Linda (Ray) French, Cindy (Jim) Essick, Edward Jr. (Lynn), Paul (Beckie), Steven (Fiancee Kinsey) Durr. His Grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Tilton, Stephanie (Teddy) Batyi, Tiffany Durr, Edward (Lauren) Durr III, Joseph (Annie) Melchiore Jr., Bryan Jones, Melissa (Jimmy) Durr, Christina Melchiore , Kristin (Bill) Schroeder, Timothy Essick, Danielle (Kofi) Asante, Nicholas (Caity) Essick, Zachary (Kayla) Essick, Paul Durr Jr. , David (Hallie) Finias, Joshua Finias, Rachel Ray and Hannah Durr. His Great-Grandchildren, Christopher Tilton Jr., Leila Monteith, Paige Tilton, Haley Schroeder, Riley Gomez, Dexter Schroeder, Remington Durr, Alexander Tilton, Charlotte Finias, Skylar Gomez, Leah Asante, Caleb Monteith, Magdalena Finias, Mason Essick, Mikaela Jones, Baby Aleister Melchiore, Baby Essick, Baby Finias. His siblings, Joyce Richards, Pat Meeks, Betty Mease and Richard (Sally) Durr. He was predeceased by siblings, Millie, Jennie, George, Robert and Charles David. Funeral Services will be 2 PM Tuesday, October 26th at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held on Tuesday from Noon to 2 PM. Livestream of the service will be available on the Cheega Funeral Home Facebook Page beginning at 2 PM. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the funeral home to help with expenses and would be greatly appreciated. Masks will be required to attend the viewing and the service
A memorial Service to celebrate the lives of William and Peggy Fish has been planned for 10 AM Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 at Zion United Methodist Community Church, 242 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ
William (92) and Peggy (88) (nee Morgan), Fish, long time residents of Swedesboro and married for 70 years passed away within two days of each other, Bill on Dec 26 and Peggy on Dec. 28, 2020.
They are survived by their children, Robert and Carol Fish and David and Patricia Fish, Grandchildren Amy and Gary Clarke, Suzanne and Jeff Morris, Dr. Morgan and Katie Fish, Travis and Lexi Fish, Great-Grandchildren, Joshua Conover, Hope Karlesses, Jeffrey Morris, Jr., Eleanor Fish and Jackson Fish and was predeceased by siblings Edwin (Rena) Morgan, Jimmy (Debbie) Morgan and Bill (Diane) Henderson. Bill is survived by siblings, Betty Little (Late Earl), Mary Lou Stetser (Late John) and Jane (Jim) Harre. He was predeceased by siblings Mae (Martin) Marcus and John (Sheila) Fish. And Many nieces and nephews in both the Fish and Morgan Families.
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August 10, 1930 - September 29, 2021
Felicita Vespe, 91, (Nee Canzanese) affectionately called Aunt Lee, formerly of Woolwich Twp., Burlington Cty, NJ and Fla., passed away Sept. 29, 2021 at Jefferson Health Care, Washington Twp. NJ. Aunt Lee was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and was a former supervisor of the Neuro-pathology lab at Jefferson Hospital in Phila. Pa. She loved to travel, enjoyed solving word puzzles, all types of dancing including ballroom dancing and spent 20 yrs. in Pompano Beach, FL with her late husband Rocco. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and was predeceased by her siblings, Maria Martinelli, Tecla Musumeci, Silia Azzari, Filomena Musumeci, Eduardo and Ugo Canzanese. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30am Wednesday October 6th at St Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, where friends may call from 9:30am to 11:15am. Masking is optional. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ. Donations in her memory to American Cancer Society, PO Box P, Manasquan, NJ 08736 or at www.cancer .org. would be appreciated. Arrangements by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME Swedesboro, NJ.
Sept. 21, 1935 ~ Sept. 29, 2021
Marta Hernandez-Vargas, 86 of Carneys Point and formerly of Swedesboro, NJ passed away Sept. 29, 2021 at the home of her son in Carneys point. Born in Puerto Rico, she lived in the area for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a member of the Spanish Choir. She is survived by her son, Frank Vargas. Funeral Services will be at 12 noon, will be on Tuesday Oct. 5th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may call from 9am to time of service. At the family’s request, masks will be required for viewing and service. Interment St. Josephs Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ
May 6, 1971 – August 26, 2021
Nancy Carol O’Shaughnessy, (Nee Grasso) 50 of Mantua, passed away August 26, 2021 at Jefferson Health Center in Washington Twp. NJ. Born and raised in the South Jersey area, she was a graduate of Clearview High School, Class of ’89. Nancy was a medical assistant at UMD NJ in Stratford, NJ. A gentle woman with a kind heart, willing to help anyone in need. She loved music, concerts, playing video games with the grandchildren. She loved to cook and bake, her specialty was meatloaf! Nancy was an animal lover and her favorite being cats. She had an artistic side which showed in the arts and crafts and woodworking that she created. Nancy is survived by her children, Jennifer Frazier and Joseph Grasso II, her grandchildren, Jaycen Frazier and Jaxson McIntyre, her father, Joseph Grasso and brother, Thomas Grasso. A memorial service has been planned for 1pm Sunday, Sept 12 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends can meet with the family from 11am to 1pm Masking wil be required during the visitation and memorial service. A luncheon will be held following the service, however, proof of vaccination will be required for admittance. Contributions in her memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 Delsea Dr. Ste 1, Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated9
Jan 10, 1950 ~ July 19, 2021
Michael F. Jacovelli, Sr., 71 of Logan Twp. NJ affectionately known as ‘Jaco’ passed away peacefully at home on July 19th. Born in Paterson, NJ he has lived in Logan Township for the past 33 years. He was employed as a machinist for Pandrol Inc. in Bridgeport and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a former Lector at the church. “Jaco” served the Bridgeport Fire Company and Logan Township Fire Department since 1988. Serving in roles including Captain, Lieutenant, and Safety Officer, he planned and delivered the Department's annual Fire Prevention programs for many years. Countless Logan Township students learned how to "Stop, Drop, and Roll" and "Stay Low and Go" from Jaco through presentations at our schools. He was also responsible for spearheading efforts to obtain steel from the World Trade Center to highlight the Department's 9/11 Memorial at the Steelman Ave. firehouse. Prior to his dedicated service to our community, Jaco was a firefighter on Rescue 4 in Totowa, NJ, and also proudly served as an EMT for Logan EMS and then Gloucester County EMS. He is survived by his wife, Linda (nee Todd), his children, Joseph (Kimberly), Michael (Jessica) and Amy Jacovelli, his grandchildren, Natalia, Arianna, Devlan and Catalina and a sister Natalie Jacovelli, Mike was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Patten and Joann Guilano. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 7 PM on Thursday July 22nd at St. Claire of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph’s Chuch, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro. A viewing will be held at the church from 5:30 PM to time of service. A viewing will also be held on Fri. July 22nd from 9 to 10 AM at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa, NJ. Contributions in his memory to the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 488, Bridgeport NJ 08014 would be appreceiated
March 3, 1938 ~ July 17, 2021
Rose P. Apicella (nee Contipadaro) 83 of Harrison Twp. NJ passed away July 17th at the Samaritan Center at Voorhees, NJ. Born and raised in Philadelphia PA., she was a graduate of South Philadelphia School for Girls, Class of ’55, and has lived in New Jersey for the past 22 years. Rose was a member of Infant Jesus Parish (St. Margaret’s Church) Woodbury Heights, the Deptford Senior Citizens and the Italian-American Club of Woodbury Hts. She enjoyed walking and the occasional trips to the casinos. Rose is survived by her husband, Anthony, her children, Anthony (Fran) Apicella, Nancy (Michael) Montenegro and Patricia (Robert) McKnight. Grandmother of Michael (Vesna) Montenegro, Angelo Montenegro and his fiancée, Chrissy D’Eskovic, and Marissa Mongan. Great-Grandmother of Rafael, Leonardo and Lorenzo Montenegro. Her brother, Edmund Leto, Brother in law Carmen Valentino, also several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Tina Valentino. Mass of Christian Burial will be 3 PM Wednesday July 21st at Infant Jesus Parish, (St. Margaret’s Church) 845 Third St. Woodbury Hts. NJ where friends may call from 1 PM to time of service. Interment will be at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, King of Prussia, Pa. on Thursday. Arrangements by THE CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, NJ. Contributions in her memory to Alzheimers NJ Assoc. c/o 425 Eagle Rock Ave. #203, Roseland, NJ 07068 Attn: Development Dept. or on line at www.alznj.orgwould be appreciated.
September 9, 1965 - July 2, 2021
Enrico Favacchia Jr., 55 of Bridgeton, NJ passed away July 2, 2021 at Inspira Medical Center, Vineland. Born in Philadelphia, PA he lived in Bridgeton for 25 yrs. He was a store manager for Sherwin-Williams in Salem. Enrico graduated from W. Deptford High, Class of ’84 and had attended Glassboro State College. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl (nee Jones), a son Vincenzo (Vinny), his parents, Christopher and Jeanne McManus, two brothers, Christopher (Demaris) McManus Jr. and Ryan (Theodora) McManus. Also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Joseph Favacchia. Funeral Services will be noon on Friday, July 9th at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where there will be a viewing on Friday from 10 AM to noon. Masks are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ. Donations in his memory to the Autism Foundation of NJ at autismfoundationnj.org would be appreciated
August 1, 1964 - July 2, 2021
Darryl Myers, 56 of W. Deptford, NJ passed away July 2nd at Inspira Medical Center, Harrison Twp. NJ. Born in Woodbury he had lived in W. Deptford since 1995. He was a heavy equipment Parts Technician for TriCo in Vineland, NJ. Darryl enjoyed working on cars and searching for antiques. He was predeceased by his wife, Bridget (nee Falcone) and is survived by his siblings, Lisa (Chuck) DeMora, Joseph Barnes and Christian (Diana) Barnes, also several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held 11am Sat July 10 at the CHEEGA FUNERALHOME, 1329 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ where friends can visit with the family from 10am. Donations in his memory to the American Kidney Foundation at www.kidneyfund.org would be appreciated.
January 10, 1964 ~ June 30, 2021
Reginald “Fudge” Hall, 57 of Logan Township, passed away June 30th at Virtua Hospital, Willingboro, NJ. Born in Queens, NY, “Fudge” as he was known to his friends, spent the majority of his life in Logan Twp. He was a graduate of Kingsway High School, Class of ’82 where he was Drum Captain and a member of the Golf Team. He was an Army Veteran and was employed as a chemical control operator for Oxy-Vinyls in Pedricktown, NJ. “Fudge” was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, the St. Francis Council – Knights of Columbus #7526 and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Burlington County Ruff Riders. “Fudge” was often seen with his camera, exploring his love of photography.
Reggie was the son of Doris and the late George Hall. Besides his mother he is survived by his sons, Reggie Jr. and Jamar Hall. His Brother, Walter (Shea) Hall and nephew Antoine Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will be held, noon, on Thursday, July 8 at St. Claire of Assisi Parish, St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro where friends may call at the church from 10 to time of service. The funeral mass will be livestream on Thurs. beginning at noon at stclarenj.org. Scroll down to Swedesboro Campus. Friends are also invited to a viewing on Wednesday evening from 6 PM – 9 PM at the church. Masks are optional . Donations in his memory to help the family with funeral expenses can be sent directly to the funeral home at 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
October 17, 1941 ~ June 11, 2021
Barbara L. West 79, a life resident of Gloucester County, passed away Friday at the home of her son in West Deptford, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she resided in many towns in Gloucester County but most of her married life was spent in Verga, NJ. She was a homemaker and for over 20 years was a nanny for many families in the area. She was a member of the former St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Westville, the Altar Guild of the Church, and it was at the Church’s Youth Group that she met her future husband, Robert West Sr. they shared their life together for 54 yrs. until his passing. Barbara was a member of the Daughters of the King at the Church. They became members of Christ Episcopal Church in Woodbury and she became an honorary member of the Church’s Altar Guild. She had a kind heart, opening her home to family, friends that were in need and fostering many children. Barbara is survived by her children, Robert P West Jr., William H (Kristy) West and Cynthia West Giandomenico, her grandchildren, Rick, Sophia, Vincenzo, Julianne, Billy, Derick, Dylan. Her brother, Daniel F (Joyce) Kiner Jr. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Adrianne West, her parents John Trainer and Ruth T and Daniel Kiner Sr., and her brother, Jack Trainer. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM on Saturday, June 19th at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 302 Kings Highway, Clarksboro, NJ. Where friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 10 to 11 AM at the Church. Inurnment will take place at Woodbury Memorial Park Cemetery, W. Deptford, NJ. Friends are also invited to visit with the family from 7-9 PM on Friday evening, June 18th at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Hwy. Swedesboro, NJ. Donations in her memory to either Samaritan Hospice Gift Processing Center, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia PA 19176 or on line at samaritannj.org or NJ Alzheimer Assoc., 23 Vreeland Rd. Suite 105, Florham Park, NJ 07932 or online at act.alz.org would be appreciated.
December 1, 1941 ~ June 1, 2021
Sarah Powell, (nee Patti) 79, a life resident of Gloucester County, passed away on June 1, 2021 at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Patti. Sarah was a graduate of Woodstown High School, Class of ’59. She had attended St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro, was a coffee lover, enjoyed a good word puzzle and was an avid fan of the TV series Law and Order. She held several jobs including working as a store clerk at the original Bottos’ Grocery Store in Swedesboro. Sarah is survived by her children, Ernest (Kelly) Powell, Dawn Marie Booker, Terri Ann (Alex) Patti and Gina Sharp. Her grandchildren, Nicole, Dodson, Michael Powell, Cheyanna Thomas, Devyn Booker, Jerry Sharp and David Booker and her Great grandchildren, Jason Townsend, Lane Dodson and Gianna Lopez. Graveside services will be held 11AM Thurs. June 17 at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ
August 22, 1937 ~ May 4, 2021
William Leshick,, 83, of Woolwich Township, New Jersey, passed away Tuesday, May 4th, at his residence. Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, he had resided in Woolwich Twp. for the past 2 ½ yrs. coming from Colts Neck NJ. Bill was a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School, Class of ’55 and before retiring was employed as a Draftsman at UTE in Asbury Park, NJ. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Colts Neck, NJ and had attended Mass at St. Joseph’s Campus of St. Claire of Assisi Parish, Swedesboro, NJ. He enjoyed golfing, bird watching and flowers. He also loved to vacation at Treasure Island, Florida. He was the husband of the late Joan Marie Leshick (2006). They were married in 1960. He is survived by his children, Kimberly Leshick, Leah Leshick and Keith Leshick and granddaughter Statiana Leshick. Committal Services will take place, 1 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021 at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery and Mausoleum, 549 Rt 520, Marlboro, NJ. Contributions in his memory to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Click on the link and please send an e-card to Keith.Leshick@gmail.com
July 26, 1943 ~ April 7, 2021
George H. Ritterson, Sr. 77 of Bridgeport, NJ passed away peacefully April 7th at home. He was a lifelong resident of the Bridgeport area and retired in 1997 from Chemical Leaman Trucking Co. in Bridgeport where he was employed as a Diesel Mechanic and tank cleaner. George loved riding his three wheel Harley and was married for 50 years to the late Maude (nee Spence) Ritterson. He is survived by his sons George Jr. (Karen) and Joseph (Jennifer) his grandchildren Shelby, Krystal and Jessica and great grandchildren Zaydan, Julietta and Rosabelle. His brothers, Charles, William, James Pratz and a sister Violet Valentin. Funeral Services will be noon, Monday, April 12th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 KINGS HIGHWAY, SWEDESBORO, NJ where friends may call from 10 to 12pm. Masks and Social Distancing will be required. Interment will take place at St. Pauls Church Cemetery, Bridgeport, NJ. Donations in his memory to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Miami Fla. 33134 or online at email@example.com. would be appreciated.
November 12, 1930 ~ March 21, 2021
Frances R. Gargiulo, (nee Ricca), 90, formerly of Mickleton, passed away Sunday morning at Mullica Gardens, Mullica Hill, NJ. Born in Swedesboro, she had resided in Mickleton for 67 yrs. Frances was a graduate of Glassboro High School, Class of ’47 and received her x-ray technician’s license from Hahnemann Hospital, Phila Pa. She retired as Chief X-Ray Technologist from the former Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, NJ. Frances was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a member of St. Francis Council Columbiettes. She was the wife of the late Andrew Gargiulo for 60 yrs. and is survived by her children, Andy and Nancy, and Russell and Phyllis, her grandchildren, Toni and Joe Schaffer, Dr. Andrew and Dr. Katie Gargiulo, Aaron Gargiulo and Christopher Gargiulo, and her great-grandchildren, Matthew, Emma, Charlotte, Dixie and Leland. Graveside services will be 10:30am Thurs. March 25 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. Masks and distancing will be required. Contributions in her memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Memorial giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn, 38105 or online at www.stjude.org. would be appreciat
June 3, 1949 ~ March 5, 2021
My loving, kind and affectionate husband of 49 yrs., Tom, died at home on Friday, March 5, after suffering complications from Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Tom lived a full, rich life; some of his achievements were: achieved rank of Eagle Scout; graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kean College, NJ; graduated FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA (and proud to have successfully completed the “Yellow Brick Road Challenge”); worked 5 years for Morristown PD; transferred to Chatham Twp. PD where he rose through the ranks, and served 7 years as Police Chief; served also as President of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, and President of the Morris County Juvenile Officer’s Association.
He managed to have time for lots of hobbies as well: Civil War Buff and Re-enactor who joined the NJ Calvary Division (his horse was “Rebel”). He participated in many battles to include Gettysburg, and battles in VA. Although he was a Union soldier, he particularly loved the Confederates (Robert E. Lee); thought they fought a better battle in war and so occasionally fought as a Confederate, when needed. Affectionately called “Cookie” by the Company, because he would cook them breakfast and dinner over an open fire using cast iron pans. He dragged all that heavy cookware to battles, even in the pouring rain. He was an avid white-water canoeist and taught all of us (me, Tommy, Donald, and Katie) how-to white-water canoe; at one point we had 5 canoes in the back yard; he did volunteer white water river patrol for the Federal Park Service. He also loved metal detecting, and once found a two-cent piece in the ground of what was called in olden days the Feed & Grain Yard of the current True-Value store in Swedesboro. He was an avid collector of coins, toy soldiers, and Wade figures; and an avid reader of war, history, and horror books; he absolutely loved playing “World of Tanks” on Xbox One gaming platform. The gaming community knew him as “Irish Rebel 300”; he proudly wore “Irish Rebel 300” on shirts and hats he had custom made for himself. His tank had a shamrock!
Tom was a faithful member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Swedesboro, NJ; he had served as the Chairman of the Golf Committee and had helped with Donut Sundays.
Tom was a loving, devoted father to Tommy, Donald, and Katie; loving father-in-law to Megan (Zanesky) and Brett (Giardina); loving and affectionate PopPop to Collin and JT (Jonathan); Brother to Bud (Roni) and predeceased by brother Jim (Luschanya); Brother-in-law to Tom & Kathy Connolly (Morris Plains, NJ), Ed & Joanne Connolly (Long Valley, NJ), and Madeline Connolly (Morristown, NJ); Uncle to Billy Jr., Mindy, Sue, Meghan, Marylynn; a favorite cousin to “the Cousins” who, when gathered, a good time was had by all.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 15, at 11:00 am at St.Josephs Church, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro, NJ (all denominations are welcome; mask and social distancing will be observed). Mass will be live streamed at www.stclarenj.org, Swedesboro Campus at 11am. To watch the live stream, CLICK HERE, then click on “Swedesboro Campus.”
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Tom’s memory to Hispanic Community, c/o St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St., Swedesboro, NJ 08085. Please make checks payable to St. Clare of Assisi Parish and note in the memo: “For Hispanic Community in memory of Thomas E. Ramsey” This would be greatly appreciated.
July 29, 1942 ~ March 2, 2021
Rita M. Mount, (nee McMullen) 78, of Swedesboro, New Jersey passed away March 2, at Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill, NJ. Born in Philadelphia PA she lived in Swedesboro for the past 13 years coming from Philadelphia. She was a graduate of the Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia, Class of 1960 and retired from the Philadelphia School District where she was employed as a Crossing Guard. Rita was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of the Church Choir, a Eucharistic Minister and a Lector, usually at the 11 AM Sunday Mass. She was also a member of the St. Francis Columbiettes. She was devoted to her Church, her family, was an avid Eagles Fan and loved to crochet. Rita was predeceased by her husband, William who passed away in 1996 and is survived by her children, Theresa (Christopher) Southard, Carolyn (Dirk) Shuster, Elizabeth and Robert Ragsdale and William C. Mount Jr. Also 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM on Monday, March 8that St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. The Mass will be livestreamed at stclarenj.org starting at 11 AM. CLICK HERE to watch the livestream, then click on “Swedesboro Campus.”
A viewing will be held on Sunday from 5 PM – 7 PM and Monday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Interment will take place at Green Mount Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. Masking and distancing will be required at the funeral home and the church.
Contributions in Rita’s memory to the American Cancer Society/NJ c/o 410 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 or www.cancer .org would be appreciated.
January 26, 1938 ~ February 23, 2021
Robert (Bob) Cicero, born January 26, 1938, died at home on February 23, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived there before moving to Keansburg, NJ as a teenager. After attending Red Bank Catholic HS, Bob studied electrical engineering at NJ College of Engineering. He later earned a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson. He was honorably discharged from the United States Coast Guard Reserve and he spent his entire career working as a civilian for the US Army at Fort Monmouth, retiring in 1995. Bob loved nothing more than spending time with his family. He married the love of his life Martha Anne (Kitson) Cicero in 1962. They lived in Freehold for 44 years, moving to Jackson NJ in 2010 and eventually to Swedesboro, NJ in 2017.
Bob enjoyed tinkering in his workshop and doing woodworking. There wasn't a glue product he didn't have in his collection. Bob also volunteered at his parish of St. Mary's in Colts Neck NJ for years in various roles including Eucharistic Minister, Religious Ed teacher, counting the collection and helping with Thanksgiving food drive. Jeopardy has always been "must see TV" in his home. The annual summer stay in Cape May became a tradition that lasted over 40 years. Bob also loved his cruises, sailing to many ports worldwide, often with extended groups of family and friends.
In more recent years, the highlights of his days were spending time with his wife watching the grandchildren, and later his great grandchildren. He would spend hours reading stories, doing craft & science projects, and going out to lunch where, after perusing the menu, would undoubtedly decide on a cheeseburger with fries. His sweet tooth is known to all - even the youngest knew that an afternoon chocolate kiss would put a smile on his face.
In addition to his wife of 58 years Martha Anne, Bob is survived by his daughter Elizabeth (Kenneth) Riley of Swedesboro, NJ, son Robert (Jennifer) of Jackson, NJ, his grandchildren Rebecca (Brendan) Coughlan (Swedesboro), Kaitlyn (Kurt) Pflugfelder (Swedesboro), Robert Cicero & Victoria Cicero (Jackson, NJ) and the three "greats" - Ellie, Jack & Maddie. He is also survived by many others family members who will miss him greatly.
Cheega Funeral Home is in charge of services - all COVID protocols, including masks, required. A Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed on February 26, 2021 at 11 :OO AM at StClareNJ.org. To watch the Live Stream Mass Click Here then Click “Gibbstown Campus.” In lieu of flowers, donations to CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) would be greatly appreciated.
December 20, 1929 ~ February 7, 2021
Anna B. Hannah, 91, (nee Callahan) called “Nancy” by her friends, passed away February 7th at Premier Cadbury at Cherry Hill. Born in Wilkes-Barre Pa. she resided in Woolwich Township for 20 years, coming from Mullica Hill. Nancy was an Industrial relations manager for Holgar in Clifton Heights PA for 15 years and the former registrar of Kings School of Social Change in Upland PA. She was an avid reader, especially of historical novels. She enjoyed bird watching, winemaking, homeopathic medicine, apple cider vinegar and was a Red Hat Lady. She was predeceased by her husbands, Bernard J Beail and Norman A. Hannah. Nancy is survived by her children, Bernard Beail, Maureen Beail-Farkas (Late Abe), Barbara (Russell) Wible, Patty (Cliff) Messick and Mary Hannah. Grandchildren, Josh, Rusty, Rheena, Jessie, Nate and Lori and 9 great grandchildren. Her sisters, Jean Tully, Helen Bartley and her brother the late Joseph Callahan. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at St. Joseph Church Campus of St. Clare of Assisi Parrish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ and will be live streamed at stclarenj.org beginning at 11 AM. There will be no viewing and, at Nancy’s request, cremation will follow.
To watch the live stream service CLICK HERE then choose “Swedesboro Campus.”