August 7, 1961 - January 17, 2022
Pamela Gervasoni (nee Shields), age 60, of Swedesboro, NJ passed away peacefully on January 17th at home with her family by her side. Born in Cleveland and raised in Ashtabula Ohio, Pamela was daughter of Robert G. and Marilyn L. Shields, Pamela is survived by her husband, Peter Gervasoni and her children Katherine (Ronald), Jarrod (Sarah), Laura (Richard), Jonathan (Alexandra), Christiana (Sean), Andrew (Molly), and Robert. Pamela was the proud Mimi of Alexander, Zachary, Ayden, Aubrey, Nolan, Ethan, Ahmad, Isabella, Sophia, Julian, and Isla. She is survived by a brother Robert (Marley) Shields and sister Janet (Michael) Gleason, and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings, Ronald Shields and Carol Shields Horn. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant (RNC, IBCLC), Pamela was employed at US Air for nearly 20 years. She was a strong advocate for workers' rights throughout her life.
Visitation with the family will take place Friday, January 21st from 2-4pm at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro NJ, with a memorial service to follow at 4pm.
Donations in Pamela's memory can be made to the Maternity Care Coalition, which provides breastfeeding support to mothers, especially in underserved communities at 2000 Mifflin St. Philadelphia, PA 19145 or on line at maternitycarecoalition.orgwould be appreciated.
November 12, 1943 ~ January 10, 2022
Mario R. Caltabiano, 78 of Pilesgrove Township, NJ passed away January 10th, at home. Born in Mickleton, he has resided in Pilesgrove Township for the past 50 years, coming from Swedesboro. Mario was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Woodstown Chapter #10392, dedicated member of the St. Alfio and St. Joseph’s Committee in Swedesboro, NJ. For many years, Mario hosted a mass for migrant farm workers on his farm with Fr. Renee Canales and Fr. Vincent Guest as celebrants for the Mass. He also enjoyed the South Jersey Antique Tractor Pulls. A patient man, with a good sense of humor, he loved his children and grandchildren. He also loved to make his own wine, but farming was his passion. Mario is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine (nee Leonardi), his children, Tina (Caine) Mooney, Loretta Osborn and Paul LaRoy, Paula Ramos, Elizabeth (Matthew) Hitchner, Maria (Arsenio) Gonzalez, Joseph M. (Mary) and Sebastian ‘Benny’ (Cathy) Caltabiano. His grandchildren, Mario, Connie, Billy, Camille, Adrianna, Sophia, Efrain, Cara, Mia, Estella, Wyatt and Hunter. A brother, Joseph J. (Lucy) Caltabiano and was predeceased by siblings, Rose Constantino, Alfred and Salvatore. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday Jan 18th at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the Church on Tuesday from 9 AM -11 AM. MASKS ARE MANDATORY. The mass will also be livestreamed on Tuesday beginning at 11 AM at stclarenj.org (Swedesboro livestream). Interment Lawnside Cemetery, Woodstown, NJ. Arrangements are being handled by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ. Contributions in his memory to Deborah Heart and Lung Center, 200 Trenton Road, Browns Mills NJ 08015 would be appreciated.
September 9, 1954 January 6, 2022
Venerando J. Sorbello, “Junior,” 67 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away Thursday morning at home with his wife Tracy at his side after a rough battle with several health issues. Born in Camden, he resided in Swedesboro for the past 25 years, coming from Mickleton. He was a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’73. Junior was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Michaels Mutual Club, Gibbstown, NJ and the Sons of Italy, Paulsboro, NJ. He was a farmer all of his life and operated a produce stand on Kings Highway in Mickleton, NJ. Junior is survived by his devoted, loving wife, Tracy, his siblings, Angelo (Pat) Sorbello and Mary Gorman. He was predeceased by his parents, Venerando Sr. and Mary (Nee Spina) Sorbello, a daughter, Noelle and a sister Rose (Frank) Rego. Funeral Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, January 12th at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM to 11 AM at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township, NJ At Junior’srequest, please DO NOT SEND FLOWERS. Donations to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140 or on line at lovetotherescue.org would be appreciated.
March 31, 1928 - Dec. 29, 2021
Salvatore J. DiBartolo, Sr. “Sam,” 93 of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away December 29th at Southgate Convalescent Center in Carneys Point, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he has been a resident of the Swedesboro area for most of his life. Sam was a veteran of the Korean War, a farmer, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Sons of Italy in Paulsboro and the Raccoon Club in Swedesboro. A stubborn, hard headed, hard working guy with a big heart who loved farming and gardening, his wife’s cooking, dancing and deer hunting. Sam is survived by his wife of 66 years, Josephine (nee Slyvestro), his children, Cynthia Bakuckas and her fiancée James Gosnell III, Santo “Sandy” (Lisa), John (Mary), Salvatore Jr. and Christopher (Suzanne) DiBartolo. His grandchildren, Kimberly (Erick), Brandon, Alyssa, Nick, Jenna, Christopher Jr. Ashley (Tyler) and Cameron. Great-grandchildren, Madeline, Ethan and Gianna. His sister, Marie Horton and was predeceased by siblings, Connie Rebardo, Lucy Jones, Tina Rende, Frances Tomarchio, Mario, Joseph, Philip, and Benjamin. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Tuesday January 4, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held in the church beginning 9 AM. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Township NJ. MASKING WILL BE REQUIRED. Arrangements are being handled by the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro, NJ.
August 24, 1961 - December 28, 2021
Rachel A. Dara, 60 of Woolwich Township, NJ, passed away December 28th at Crozer Medical Center, Upland Township. PA. Born in Brooklyn, NY, She resided in Woolwich Township for the past 20 years. She has 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 was a Eucharistic Minister, a CCD Teacher and a member of the Bible Study Group. Rachel’s greatest joy was playing with her grandkids, she had strong family values, loved to crochet, was an avid reader and loved music concerts. Services for Rachel are pending.
Feb. 9, 1933 ~ Nov 28, 2021
Joseph S. Strano, 88 of Woodstown, NJ passed away at home on November 28, 2021. Born in Philadelphia PA he was a life resident of the Swedesboro-Woodstown area. He was a farmer, working the family farm and also for Haines and Son at Largemont Farms in Elmer. Joe was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish, St. Josephs Church, Woodstown, NJ where he served as usher and a former Parish Council Member. He was a 3rd Degree member of Council #10392 Knights of Columbus in Woodstown, a Fourth Degree member of Msgr. John S. Griffey Assembly Knights of Columbus and a member of the Color Guard. Joe was also a member of the St. Alfio and St. Joseph Day Committees at St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro, NJ. Joseph is survived by his wife of 59 yrs., Anna Maria (Nee Vecchio), His children, Concetta (Tina) Droge, Joanna Strano, Joseph S. Jr. and Salvatore L. (Tammie) Strano and his grandchildren, Emma Marie, Mikinzie, Lauren, Ryan and Jessie. Mass of Christian Burial will be Noon on Friday, December 3rd at St. Josephs Church, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held at the church on Friday beginning at 10 AM to the time of Mass. The Mass will be livestreamed on Friday at stclarenj.org beginning at 10 AM. The CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, Swedesboro is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in his memory to the American Heart Assoc. 1 Union St., Robbinsville, NJ would be greatly apprecia
October 23, 1966 - November 24, 2021
Joseph A. Zangari, 55 of Bridgeport, NJ passed away on November 24, 2021. Born in Chester PA, he had lived in Mt. Royal for several years. Joseph was a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School, Class of ’85. Joe loved spending time with his kids and his grandson. As well as going to car shows and building and collecting diecast cars. He is survived by a son, Anthony (and his partner Nicole), a daughter, Gianna (and her partner Nick) a grandson, Jaxon, his father Joseph, and brother, James (Donna) Zangari. He was predeceased by his mother, Judith (nee Dougher) Zangari. A viewing will be held this Sunday November 28 from 1PM -3 PM with Words of Remembrance at 3 PM at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ.
Donations in his memory to www.pettyfamilyfoundation.org/donatewould be greatly appreciated.
January 25, 1938 - November 2, 2021
Paul James Bowen, 83 of Logan Township NJ, passed away November 2nd at the VA Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Born in Elizabeth, NJ he has lived in Logan Township for the past 3 years coming from Florida. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. Paul was a truck driver in his younger days employed by the Teamsters Union in Elizabeth, NJ and after moving to Florida he was employed by the Charlotte County Public School System as a custodian. He had attended St. Josephs Church in Swedesboro and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Nee Gallagher), a Son, Brian (Colleen) Bowen, his grandchildren, Barbara, Connor and William Bowen, his siblings, Lois Brennan and Thomas Bowen. Funeral Services will be 3 PM, Sunday, November 7th at the Cheega Funeral Home, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, where a viewing will be held on Sunday from 1 PM to 3 PM. Donations in his memory to the Gloucester Animal Shelter, 1200 N Delsea Dr. Ste 1, Clayton, NJ 08312 would be appreciated.
July 29, 1941 - October 30, 2021
C. Darlene Casella, 80 of Swedesboro, NJ passed away October 30th at Crozer Medical Center, Chester PA. Born in Chillicothe, Missouri, she has resided in the Swedesboro-Woolwich Township area for the past 62 years. Darlene was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Past President of the former St. Joseph’s PTA, Past President of the Kingsway High School Band. She was the cafeteria manager at Headstart in Swedesboro, and a former certified nursing aide at Shady Lane Nursing Home, in Clarksboro, NJ. She also worked the Polls in Swedesboro for every election. Darlene was very opinionated, funny - with a unique sense of humor, she loved the Phillies and disliked the Eagles, enjoyed her trips to the casinos, had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother, loved her coffee, cigarettes, Coca-Cola, chocolates, ice cream and jelly beans. Darlene was an excellent Italian cook – for being Irish! She was predeceased by her loving husband of 47 yrs., Frank Casella and survived by her children, Frank Jr. (Carolyn), John, Salvatore (Nadine), Patricia (Brian) Mays, and Lucy Zane and her companion Gary Gubbei. Her grandchildren Rebecca, David, Tyler, Austin, Jason, and Chad, Her brother, Mitchell (Adriene) Simmons. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Friday at St. Josephs Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad St. Swedesboro, NJ. A viewing will be held at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro on Thursday evening from 6 PM -9 PM and Friday from 9 AM to 10:30 AM. The funeral mass will be livestream on stclarenj.org from 11am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Woolwich Twp., NJ. Donations in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphia Tn 38105-9959 or click on St. Jude, would be appreciated.
Jan 6, 1926 - Oct 30, 2021
Alfina Caruso 95, widow of the late Frank Caruso, passed away at her residence in Williamsburg VA on October 30, 2021. She was born in Philadelphia PA. to Salvatore and Linda Laspina. Beloved wife of Frank Caruso for 46 years, she is survived by her sons Frank Caruso (Martha) and Daniel Caruso (Lori), as well as 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her sons John Caruso (Katherine) and Sam Caruso, sister Ida Patti and 2 brothers, Isadore and Anthony Laspina. Alfina went to Swedesboro high school but was not able to complete graduation due to working on her family's farm. She later went on to complete her GED in the 1970s. While raising 3 sons, Alfina literally ran the family farm, bunching asparagus and packing tomatoes. She also helped with her husband's repair business, scheduling service calls and helping with the accounting. She was an active member of the Soroptomists in the 1980s and helped with that organization's fundraising. An avid pinochle player, Alfina was a force to be reckoned with. She and her husband Frank were often an unbeatable team and she played extremely well even in her last days. She hosted pinochle games at home as well as family picnics on the farm. Her appetite for books was ravenous often reading several books a day. Alfina loved to travel, and over the years she took several trips to Italy where she visited family, as well as trips to Switzerland, Ireland, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday 11 AM at St. Joseph Church, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 140 Broad Street, Swedesboro where a viewing will be held beginning at 10 AM. Interment following at St Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Swedesboro. Donations may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation of the Delaware Valley.
April 4, 1962 ~ October 27, 2021
Alexander Lemesevski II was set free from his body on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 after enduring a long battle with two incredibly misunderstood diseases, Kennedy’s disease and AMN. If you were lucky enough to know Alex, you knew him as the bravest, most genuine soul who had an unparalleled love for life. He will be remembered as a selfless, hardworking, supportive father by Nicole (Patrick) Hill, Kristen Lemesevski, and Kaitlin (Christian) Giletto. Alex’s heart grew even bigger when he met his new grandson, Matteo, in June and loved being his PopPop. There was no greater love in his life, though, than his wife of 37 years, Terri Lynn (nee Scott) who he absolutely adored and cherished. Alex and Terri were competitive scrabble partners, avid bird watchers, lovers of all things nature, and the best of friends. They met in 1974 while working together at Jamesway Department Store in Hamilton, NJ and have been thick as thieves ever since. Terri will greatly miss Alex’s voice, devotion, teasing, cuddling and fantastic sense of humor.
Born to Alexander and Patricia (nee Byrnes) on April 13, 1962 in Honolulu, HI , Alex was one of 8 siblings. Preceded in death by brothers Steven and Paul Lemesevski, he is survived by Michael Lemesevski, Joseph Lemesevski, Mary Sternberg, Ann Dzurkoc and Elizabeth Lemesevski.
Alex’s love of life, adventure, learning new things and sharing with those around him was unrivaled. After high school, Alex joined the Navy in 1981 and was out to sea on submarines from 1985 until 1990. During his time with the Navy, Alex learned to be an electrician and continued that work with PSE&G at the Salem Nuclear Plant. Alex retired from PSE&G in 2016, and never spent a day really being retired. He won the Guinness Book of World Records (unofficially) for the most hobbies: most recently embroidering, musical instruments, race cars, wood carving, making his backyard into a park-like sanctuary, history buff, and Amazon’s #1 shopper(also unofficial). Throughout his life, Alex was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, St. Francis Council #7526, KOC, the Navy Fleet Reserve Assoc. and was instrumental in forming the VFW in Logan Twp.
Alex will be so fondly remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law, George and Nancy Scott and Walt and Patricia (nee Scott) Hochreiter. He had a very special relationship with Nancy who helped Alex to navigate the murky waters of his diseases and became his confidant. Nancy will especially miss his stories. His legacy will live on with his nieces and nephews: Joshua Scott who died in 1990, Megan Scott (Jeremy Gajkowski) and her 4 children: Lillian, Landen, Griffin and Delaney Gajkowski; Sonja Stang, Matthew Hochreiter, Samantha (Nicholas) Christiansen, Zachary Hochreiter; and Larissa and Jillian Lemesevski.
Funeral Services will be 7 PM on Wednesday evening, November 3rd at the CHEEGA FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Kings Highway, Swedesboro, NJ where a viewing will be held on Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. Masks will be required to attend the viewing and the service. Service will be available via livestream on the Cheega Funeral Home Facebook Page, beginning at 7 PM.
To join in honoring and celebrating Alex’s life, in lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the AMN pediatric research unit at CHOP, or to the Disabled American Veterans via https://www.dav.org/ in Alex’s honor. 7
July 31, 1936 ~ October 25, 2021
Joan E. Salvatore, 85 of Woolwich Township, NJ passed away at the home of her son on October 25th. Born in Newark, NJ, she lived with her son in Woolwich Twp. for the past 3 years, coming from Brick, NJ. She was a homemaker and a former telephone operator. Joan is survived by her sons, Donald Jr. (Patricia) , Patrick (Marianne) and William (Kelly) , 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren, a brother Dennis Beltram. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Sr. , a son, Douglas, her grandson Erik and a brother, Richard. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Lake George,, NY.
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.