May 17, 1964 ~ February 24, 2023
Joseph Wallace, affectionately known as O C, 58 of Logan Township, NJ passed away peacefully at home. Born in Mt. Holly, he resided in Logan Township for 23 years, coming from Burlington, NJ. Joe had attended Burlington City High School and graduated with honors from Omega Institute, Pennsauken, NJ. He was a computer technician employed by Comp-u-com. Joe loved music and in his younger days he was lead singer and musician for a ‘heavy metal band’ and a Weightlifting enthusiast. He was an avid sports fan, following the Phillies and Eagles, loved his cats, hiking, the beach, gardening and bird watching. Joe loved visiting different breweries and of course, loved to eat!
Joseph is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Linda (Nee Kinsey) Wallace, two sons, Joseph Wallace and his partner Christopher Giovanetti and Jarred Wallace. His sister, Rose (Angel) Wallace and was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Marie Wallace, and his brother, Christopher Wallace.
A Memorial Service will be held 11 AM Saturday March 4, 2023 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may visit with the family from 9 AM to 11AM on Saturday. Donations in his memory may be sent to Samaritan Hospice, PO Box 71425, Philadelphia, PA 19176-1425 or samaritannj.org/donate would be appreciated.
November 12, 1948 ~ January 28, 2023
Salvatore A. (Sam) Bonaccorsi, 74, a life resident of the Woolwich Township area passed away at Inspira Medical Center, Mullica Hill, NJ. Sam was the husband of the late Caroline (nee Quimby), and was the son of the Late Salvatore and Mary (Nee Coco) Bonaccorsi. Graveside Services will be 11 AM on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, with Military Honors, at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, NJ.
April 24, 1953 ~ December 13, 2022
Glenn Clozelle Marrow was born on April 24, 1953 to James Douglas and Willie Ann Marrow in Manson North Carolina. The family moved to Philadelphia PA several years later where he was raised in the Nicetown -Tioga section of North Philadelphia. Glenn was baptized at the New Salem Baptist church in North Philadelphia in 1964, and later renewed his faith at the Siloam Baptist Church in Norristown PA.
Glenn enjoyed building and racing hot rods with his brothers Kenneth and Roy, Glenn loved children very much, in fact he played an essential role in helping his sister Sylvia with taking care of her daughters when they were growing up.
Glenn graduated from the Simon Gratz High School located in North Philadelphia and soon obtained a job as a machinist at Yarway. He left Yarway after several years and became a mover at Jensen Moving company in Lansdale PA. Glenn enjoyed spending time with his family by attending the family cookouts and holiday gatherings. He also enjoyed driving to North Carolina with his sister and her daughters yearly to visit his mom and dad and every mile he drove his favorite line would be “knockin em down”, while blasting the song Low Rider. He became ill from a stroke that occurred while living in the Lansdale area and it seems as though he never recovered from that.
Glenn was called home to be with his heavenly Father on Tuesday December 13, 2022. Glenn was predeceased by his mother, his father and his oldest sister Carolyn. He leaves to mourn his passing, his brother Kenneth Marrow (Sister – in- law Mary), his sister Collette L. Teagle, brother Roy Marrow (Sister-in-law Betty), and his sister Sylvia Marrow Smith, along with a slew of nieces and nephews all of whom love and will miss him dearly.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ, where friends may visit with the family from 10 AM.
Doris Hall (nee Smoot) passed away peacefully at her home in Logan Township New Jersey on December 23, 2022. Born in Wilmington, N.C., she moved to Logan Township in 1977, coming from Franklin Township. Doris was a graduate of Williston High School, Wilmington, NC, Class of ’59 and Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. She was a Councilwoman for Logan Township from 1980 and was just recently re-elected for another term in office. She was the first Afro-American woman to be Deputy Mayor for Logan Township. She was also on the Logan Township Planning Board, Chairperson for Logan Township Parks and Recreation and the Executive Democratic chairperson for Logan Township for District 2 from 1980 to 2007. Doris was employed as a bookkeeper for Wheatland Company in Collingswood for 18 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and her greatest joy was in her singing. Gifted with a beautiful voice she gave back to the Glory of God by singing in the Church Choir. She became Music Director for St. Joseph’s Church in 1990, began and directed a Children’s Choir at the church and became the Church Cantor, singing for masses, weddings, and funerals. Hearing Doris sing the Ave Maria just took your breath away and a dry eye was hard to find. She also was the coordinator of the Christmas Concerts held each year at St. Joseph’s Church and now St. Clare of Assisi Parish. She was a Charter member of the K of C Columbiettes, Chapter 7526 and held the position of Financial Secretary. Doris spread her wings and became a charter member of the Jubilato Deo Choir and with this group sang in Carniege Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Their Easter and Christmas Concerts were applauded by everyone. She also joined the Cathedral Singers of Camden and with them she traveled to Rome and sang at a Mass with Pope Paul VI and also traveled with this group to Paris, France for a concert. Doris was also a member and cantor for the Camden Diocesan Choir.
Doris is survived by her son, Walter, grandsons, Reggie II, Antoine and Jamar. She was predeceased by her husband George and her son Reggie (Fudge). Mass of Christian Burial will be 7 PM on Thursday December 29th at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad Street; Swedesboro, New Jersey. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday from 4 – 7 PM. She will be laid to rest next to her husband George at Rosehill Cemetery, Linden, NJ. The Mass will be livestream at stclarenj.org, Thursday at 7 PM. Contributions in her memory can be sent directly to the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 to help with expenses.
September 16, 1944 ~ November 14, 2022
Nicholas Porretta. 78 of Gibbstown, New Jersey, passed away while vacationing in Orlando, Florida. Nick had been employed by the Atlantic City Visitor Center as Director of Information Services. A family man, with a great sense of humor, he loved boating, fishing, football and of course grilling. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Bonnie (Nee Mann), a daughter, Kelli (Mark) Horninger, and his granddaughter, Kathryn Horninger. He was predeceased by his first wife of 31 years, Barbara and his brother Ronald Porretta (2013). Funeral Services will be 3pm on Sunday, Nov 27, 2022 at the funeral home with a viewing on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm. In Lieu of flowers contributions in his memory to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, @ gloucestercountynj.gov/160/animal shelter or 1200 N Delsea Dr., Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated.
June 10, 1976 ~ November 19, 2022
Robert A. Leap, 46 of Woolwich Township. NJ passed away at home surrounded by his family. Born in Voorhees, NJ he has lived in Woolwich for the last 17 years, coming from Deptford, NJ Bob graduated from Gloucester High School, Class of 1994 and went on to receive his Associate Degree. He had been employed as an insurance claim agent at Chubb Insurance. A talented musician, he was part of the band “Modern Mojo,” as a drummer. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, watching Phillies and Flyers games. Bob is survived by his wife of 21 years, Angela, a daughter Ella and a son Ryan. He is also survived by his mother, Ellen Leap, his sisters Donna Leap and April Leap, his Uncle Eric Hakanson and aunts Marion Hakanson, Judy Yecco and Shirley Phillips; and his fur baby Joey. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Leap. Funeral Services are private. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations, in lieu of flowers, to the Glioblastoma Foundation, would be greatly appreciated by his family.
May 21, 1956 ~ November 11, 2022
Dean Mayos Kostos, 68 of New York City passed away at his apartment of natural causes. Born in Forest Hills he resided in New York for most of his life. Dean was an Adjunct Professor at LaGardia College, Long Island NY. He was a poet and author, with several published books to his credit. Dean is survived by his mother Sofia and his brother, Stephen (Katrina) Kostos. Private funeral services were held for the family.
March 24, 1990 ~ August 5, 2022
Owayne R. Wilson of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away on August 5, 2022, at Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ. He was born in Annotto Bay, St. Mary, Jamaica. He attended Gideon Early Childhood & Educational Centre in Buff Bay, Portland and Mico Practising Primary and Junior High School in Kingston. At the age of 10 years old, he migrated to the United States of America with his mother and became a U.S. citizen. He resided in Orlando, Florida where he attended Orange Center Elementary School. He continued to perform excellently in all his academic and extra-curricular activities, and was awarded the F.A. Johnson Scholarship for academic excellence. He was awarded certificates of excellence for outstanding performance in College Club, Art, Peer Mediation and Perfect Attendance. He loved to write songs and sing. He joined the choir at school, and was awarded Best Songwriter and Singer. He continued to sing not only at school, but he began attending Kingsway Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida where he joined the youth choir. He loved attending church, as his passion was worshiping and singing for the Lord.
He relocated to New Jersey with his mother, where he attended middle school #18, and continued to perform on the school choir. He was awarded the Choral Award for Vocal Performance. He also participated in the Justice for All – a Memorial to the Holocaust and Global Civil Injustice at school, and received a Certificate of Achievement. At the age of 14, Owayne told his mother that he would like to be baptized after receiving a vision of the rapture, where the angels came and took him to Heaven. He was baptized at Church of Jesus Christ the Lord in NJ where he continued to attend with his mother. After graduating from middle school, he attended Plainfield High School. He continued to perform on the choir at school, as well as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) where he learned discipline and perseverance. He worked summer jobs at Six Flags Great Adventure Team Park in Jackson, NJ. He also worked at Subway Restaurant and Office of the Mayor in Plainfield, NJ. He transferred from Plainfield High School to Job Corp Academy in Edison, NJ where he received vocational training. He then relocated to NY where he worked at Good Shepherd Services. Owayne usually alternated between NY and NJ. In 2021 he returned to NJ to be closer to his mom and sisters.
He enjoyed music, songwriting, singing, dancing and socializing with families and friends. He was a compassionate and kind soul. He made great friends because he was social. He loved to show mercy to others and helped them. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy (Matthew 5:7). He is survived by his mom, Gertrude (Trudy), dad, Errol (Ninja), sisters, Hervianna, Cristann, Rahesa, Kimeisha, Kireya, grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephew, and other relatives and friends.
Bethany Baptist Church will conduct funeral services 11am Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ. where friends may call from 10am to time of service. Service will be live streamed, via Facebook on the Cheega Funeral Home Page. Interment Eglington Cemetery, 320 Kings Hwy, Clarksboro, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made at https://enoughtribulations.com/make-a-donation/.
June 4, 1974 ~ September 6, 2022
Barry Norton, Jr. 48 of Westville, NJ passed away suddenly on Sept. 6, 2022. Barry had a larger-than-life personality and smile. If you knew him, you were family. He would do anything for anyone that asked. Barry was a life-long mason , loved his craft and was very skilled at it. He loved fishing, golfing, back-roading and the jersey shore. He led a lot of fellowship and recovery and always did his best to help others in his life. Those that he leaves behind will never be the same. They will forever hold him close to their hearts and feel his warmth and presence. Their lives will forever be changed and those who knew him were touched in many ways. Barry is survived by his fiancé, Samantha Limpert, his sons, Jason Wagner, Ryan Wagner and Brandon Wagner, and his stepdaughter, Ava. His father, Barry Norton, Sr., his siblings, and his special gal, Ms. Plotts. He was predeceased by his mother, Catherine (Nee Quinn) Norton. Funeral Services will be noon on Sat. Sept. 17 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where friends may visit with the family from 10 to noon. Donations in Barry’s memory to help the family with funeral expenses may be sent directly to the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ 08085 and would be deeply appreciated. The family will receive a list of all donations and who made them.
January 25, 1941 ~ August 28, 2022
James F. Coyle, 81, of Logan Twp. NJ passed away at home on August 28, 2022. Born in New York, he has resided in Logan Twp. for the past 44 yrs. coming from Phila Pa. He was an Air Force Veteran serving during the Cuban Crisis. While in Phila. Pa. Jim worked for the US Postal Service for 25 yrs. and was a Phila Firefighter for 9 yrs. before being injured on duty. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, he loved his Church and loved attending Mass, Jim was a member of the Gibbstown VFW #5579 and enjoyed Golfing. An honest gentleman with a good sense of humor. He is survived by his wife, Maryanne,his daughter, Mary Jo Palumbo (Danny), and his son, James C. (Donna) Coyle, grandchildren, Shannon and Allison Coyle and Alessandro Palumbo and his furbaby, Tony. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Wed. Sept 7 at St. Joseph Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where friends may meet with the family from 10am. Inurnment will follow with Military Honors at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Twp. Donations in his memory to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or on-line at www.stjude.org/donate would be appreciated.
October 29, 1944 ~ August 31, 2022
Beverly A. Zeisloft, 77, (nee Edwards) of West Deptford, NJ, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2022 She is survived by her husband of 61 yrs. Charles D. Zeisloft, their 3 children Wendy Harvey, Charles Zeisloft II (Maria) and Kirsten Boninfante. She is also survived by her brother, Robert (Ruth) Edwards. Beverly was the youngest of six children, born in Hazelton, PA, raised in McAdoo, PA and attended Hazelton High School. In her younger years, Beverly volunteered at the Naval Hospital of Philadelphia, during the Vietnam War, working with amputees. She also belonged to the High Fever Follies dance group. Beverly was a master homemaker. She had an eye for decorating, crafting and was an avid reader. Beverly loved traveling to Florida and Ocean Grove, NJ. She loved spending time with her granddoggie Mila, her 5 grandchildren (Shawna, Eric, Charles III, Vincent and Chrissy) and great grandchildren (Angel and Peyton). In her later years, she loved the challenge of jigsaw puzzles that she'd complete and frame as art. Beverly loved to listen to music and sing along to entertainment where she resided, in Woodbury, NJ. Funeral Services will be 1pm, Saturday, Sept 3 at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME,1329 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held from 11 to 1pm on Saturday. In lieu of flowers contributions to St. John of God, 1145 Delsea Dr., Westville, NJ 08093 would be appreciated.
April 4, 1926 - August 17, 2022
Rita Marino, (nee Garozzo), 96 yrs. affectionately known to all as ‘Aunt Rita’ , of Mullica Hill, NJ passed away peacefully at her residence with her daughter at her side. Rita was a life resident of the Swedesboro-Mullica Hill area. Wife of the late Alfred Marino (1978) she was a farmers wife, assisting her husband on the farm. Rita was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, a member of the church choir, a Eucharistic Minister, member and Past President of the Altar-Rosary Society, Past President of the former St. Josephs Parish Council. Rita was devoted to her faith and her church, giving of her time and talents, she could be found riding the mower cutting the grass around the church, or in the kitchen making ‘gravy’ with the Altar-Rosary Ladies for the Spaghetti dinner which she headed and also the Chicken BBQ. She was a Past President of the former St. Joseph PTA and Kingsway PTA and active with the Red Cross. She was one of the original volunteers for ‘Kings Things’ in Swedesboro. She loved working in her garden, traveling, Halloween was a favorite time of the year but the top holiday was Christmas. Rita is survived by her daughter, Mary Moul and former son-in-law, Donald Moul. She was predeceased by her siblings, Angelina Canavo, Ida (Joseph) DeSimone, Sister Mary Garozzo and Angelo (Catherine) Garozzo. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Monday, August 22 at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held Sun eve 5 to 8pm in the Church and again 9 to 10:45am on Monday. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Monday beginning at 11am at stclarenj.org. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. Contributions in her memory toward the organ repair at St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro may be made to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, designate ‘Organ Repair’ and sent to St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ
October 20, 1946 - July 19, 2022
Charles R. Jacobsen, 75, of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away July 19th at Manor Care Center in W. Deptford, NJ. Born in Perth Amboy, he resided in Woolwich Township for the past 10 years, coming from Edison, NJ. He was an Army Veteran and had worked for Spex Certiprep, in Metuchen, NJ as a chemical inspector. Charles was a bicycle enthusiast, riding at every chance he had. He loved to read, engage in conversation with anyone, played chess and enjoyed working with wood. He was a gentle, kind, patient and loving man with a great sense of humor. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, April, his son, Shane Davidson, and his fur baby, Rainbow. A Graveside service will be 12:30 PM on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Lake Park Cemetery, Woolwich Township, NJ. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 AM to noon.
November 7, 1975 ~ June 12. 2022
Brain M. Penot Sr, 46 years of age passed away suddenly on June 12th, 2022. He was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 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 Saint Claire of Assisi parish in Swedesboro, New Jersey. 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. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30pm on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 AM to 12:15 PM. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed on Saturday beginning 12:30 PM at stclarenj.org. Cremation will be private. Donations can be made to assist Brian’s sons with expenses at https://gofund.me/5e6c1617 or given directly to the family.
OCTOBER 27, 1939 ~ MAY 22, 2022
Maria I. Nieves, of Swedesboro, NJ passed away peacefully on May 22nd, 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, of 57 years, 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 as well as Brothers and Sisters in Puerto Rico. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday, May 27th at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday evening from 6 PM -9 PM and on Friday from 10 AM to 10:45 AM. The Mass on Friday will be livestreamed from 11 AM at stclarenj.org. Interment St. Josephs Cemetery, Woolwich Twp. NJ.
February 3, 1947 - April 24, 2022
Patricia Lowe, 75, of Logan Township, NJ, passed away on April 24, 2022. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, she had been a resident of Logan Township for the past 43 years. Pat earned a Batchelor of Arts Degree from Neumann University in 2000. Pat had retired from Gloucester County College where she worked for many years as a library assistant. Pat was a proud member of the Red Bank Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); as well as an active member of the Laureate Lambda Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority. Pat was an avid reader and enjoyed both the Swedesboro Library and Logan Library book clubs. Pat was an excellent cook and baker, and collected many cookbooks over the years. Pat traveled to many wonderful destinations all over the world; but Paris in the springtime was truly her favorite! Pat was a loving and devoted wife and mother, and was also a doting grandmother to her grandsons. She was the type of grandmother that attended as many sporting events, concerts, and extracurricular activities that she could, to cheer them on. Everyone could count on grandma to arrive early to make sure the family had seats together, front and center, and take lots of pictures. There was nothing Pat loved more than her family and her love for them showed in her everyday life.
Pat is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert, and their children: Jon Whitehurst (fiancé-Ying), Brian Whitehurst (Cari), Craig Lowe (Jill), and Elizabeth Lowe. She is also survived by her five grandsons: Nicholas, Ryan, Trevor, Sean and Ethan. She is also survived by her sister, D. Daphney West of Alexandria, VA and is predeceased by brother Floyd Steven West of Virginia Beach, VA.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Eulogy and Words of Remembrance will be held at 12:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 5066, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-5066.
September 10, 1926 - March 23, 2022
Albert G. Cordero, 95, a resident of Pitman Manor, Pitman, NJ passed away peacefully on March 23rd. Born in Philadelphia, PA Al spent 25 years living in Florida before moving here to New Jersey. Al was a Navy Vet of World War II as a member of the Seabees. He was involved in the construction of the landing strip for the Enola Gay Bomber. He was a machinist employed by The Pennsylvania Railroad, Amtrak and Conrail out of Philadelphia, PA. The railroad was a major part of his life. He also loved being around water, fishing and boating was a favorite pastime. A man strong in his faith, dedicating his talents to the churches he attended and spent many years as a Man of Malvern, attending yearly retreats. A personable man, making friends and helping anyone that needed help, he was well liked by all whose path he crossed. Albert lost his wife Catherine in March of 2018 and is survived by his children, Robert and his husband Ronald, Richard and his partner Susan and Catherine and her husband James Hulitt. 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren and his sister Dolores Spoto. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Monday, March 28th at St. Joseph’s Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where friends may meet with the family from 9 AM. The funeral mass will be livestreamed at stclarenj.org. Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Arrangements by the Cheega Funeral Home, Swedesboro, NJ. Donations in his memory to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia., P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178, attn.: pediatric cancer research or on line at https://.give2.chop.edu/.give/243741/#!/donation/checkout would be appreciated.
August 24, 1961 - December 28, 2021
A Memorial Service for Rachel Dara, 60 of Woolwich Township, NJ who passed away December 28, 2021 has been scheduled for 3 PM Saturday, March 26, 2022 at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Rachel was born in Brooklyn, NY, and has resided here for the past 20 years. She had also resided in Hamilton, NJ and Tampa, FL. She was the property manager for Ingermann Property Management Co. in Collingswood, NJ. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, a CCD Teacher and a member of the Bible Study Group. Rachel’s greatest joy was playing with her grand children, she had strong family values, was very creative, loved to crochet, was an avid reader and loved music concerts. She is survived by her husband of 35 years., Thomas Dara, her sons, Matthew (Stacy) and Thomas Jr., her grandchildren, George, Luna Rae and Dylan. A brother, Jerome (Jeanne) Scotto, sister-in-law, Teresa (Edward) Marian. Her niece, Jennifer (Richard) Williams, great niece, Chloe and great nephew, Evan. She was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis. Donations in her memory to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or on line at stjude.org would be appreciated.
August 7, 1962 ~ February 4, 2022
Sara Grasso, 59 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ. A life long resident of the Swedesboro-Woolwich Township area, she was a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’81, attended St. Josephs Church, in Swedesboro and was employed as a cashier for Acme Markets in Logan Twp. and prior to that was a cashier for Shop Rite in Mullica Hill, NJ. Sara was predeceased by her daughter, Rene Lavender and her mother, Josephine Grasso. Graveside services will be 11 AM Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township. Donations in her memory to help with funeral expenses can be sent to the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.
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