In Memoriam

September

Thomas J. Tedesco, Sr.
Age 75

Of Gloucester City, Gandy’s Beach and Big Pine Key, Florida passed away peacefully at his son Tom’s home on August 30, 2018.
Predeceased by his wife of over 25 years Susan (Perovich) Tedesco and his parents Joseph and Marie (Klaus) Tedesco.
Survived by his three loving children Thomas Tedesco Jr., Michelle (Ken) Festa and Timothy (Donna) Tedesco. Six grandchildren Susan (Eric) Brooks, John (Emily) Tedesco, Anne Marie Tedesco, Samuel Festa, Isabella Festa and Michael Tedesco and one great-grandchild Dempsey Styan. His sister Marie Cole-Wiener (late Jim) and his brother Joseph (Peg) Tedesco Jr. Brother in law to Fran Thomas (late Gord), Theresa Stimelski (late Bob) and Mary Perovich (late Peter). Several cousins, nephews, nieces and many, many friends in his hometown, beach house and Big Pine Key.
Tom proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was an avid outdoorsman with many favorite hunting and fishing spots. He retired from Local 393 Carpenter’s Union after more than 30 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday, Sept. 5th from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.
The family request casual dress attire or your favorite fishing shirt as that is how Captain Tommy T would want it to be. He will be greatly missed. Tight Lines Dad!
In lieu of flowers donation to Hooksforheroes.org or https://www.holyredeemer.com/Main/Donate-Now.aspx
Please note the donation in memory of Thomas J. Tedesco, Sr.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Thomas J. Tedesco, Sr

 

Michael P. McGuire
Age 57

Beloved son of John “Jack” and the late Roseanna (nee Staiano) McGuire. Devoted brother of Lynne Greer (Logan, III), Jack McGuire (Michele), Meg Hans (John) and Maryellen McGuire. Loving uncle of Rachel and Logan Greer, IV, Carolyn Labenski, Jack McGuire and Geoffrey Chiodi. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins and man’s best friends Shortie and Seanna.
Mike was a former councilman in Camden and a former member of the Camden Board of Education. Mike was employed by the Camden County Housing Authority and Wawa.
There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Thursday eve and 9 to 10am Friday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Funeral Mass 11am Friday at St. Mary’s RC Church, Gloucester City.
Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 E. 33rd Street, NY, NY 10016.



August

Michael James McAleer
Age 83

On August 12, 2018. Age 83. Of Gloucester City. Formerly a longtime resident of South Philadelphia until 2012. Beloved brother of Suzanne Connors. Predeceased by his sister Peggy and brothers, Jackie, Pat, Hugh and Frank.  Survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Friday, August 17th from 9 to 10:15 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM in the church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Michael J. McAleer.

 

Elsie Bower Loebell
Age 67

Gloucester City - Surrounded by her loving family, on July 26, 2018. Age 67. Loving mother of Theodore "Ted" Loebell (Kelly). Cherished Memom of Ayden, Emma and Evan. Beloved daughter of the late Martin and Elsie Bower. Loving sister of Jay Bower (Debbie), George Bower, Michael Bower (Betty), Joseph Bower (Nancy), Barbara Williamson (Chuck), Brian Bower (June) and the late Judith Bower. Longtime companion of Dave Muntz. Beloved best friend of Reta Sweeney. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Elsie was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1969. She received her Associates degree in Nursing and worked 50 years in the nursing field. Elsie retired after 22 years with Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. She proudly served Gloucester City as a council person for 18 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewings on Wednesday evening, August 1st from 6 to 8 PM and again on Thursday morning, August 2nd from 9 to 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 11 AM in the church. Interment will be private in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Msgr. Lucitt's Needy Children's Fund, PO Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please memo: Elsie B. Loebell.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elsie B. Loebell.

 
 
JULY

Clara A. (nee Richards) Walton
Age 77

Gloucester City - Passed away peacefully on July 21, 2018 at the age of 77 years, of Gloucester City, NJ. Devoted mother of Karen Garrett (Robert), Kimberley Kavanaugh (Donald), Clara (Amanda) Greenwood (Charles), Kelly White (George), and Kathy Price (Wayne). Loving grandmother of Krista, Frank, Zachary, Matthew, Sean, Krista, Kaila, Madison, and Alyssa. Caring great grandmother of Tyler, Jacob & Steven. Preceded in death by her parents William and Clara Richards.
With the birth of her children, Clara became a devoted mother making a warm, loving home. As her children grew and began to marry, Clara opened her arms and made them part of her family, leaving them to feel cherished and loved. As her grandchildren and great grandchildren began to arrive, the light in her grew and her love expanded, as she welcomed each on in to her family.
Clara was an active member of St. Mary's Parish in Gloucester City. Clara will be remembered by all who have been fortunate enough to have her in their lives as a loving, kind gentle woman whose door was always open and who helped anyone. Everyone who met Clara loved her.
As our memories of you remain here with us, a part of our hearts went with you.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the Family under the direction of the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations in Clara's name be made to St. Mary's RC Church 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.etheringtonfh.com

 

Dr Frank J Kelly
Age 95

Frank J. Kelly, M.D. Woodbury, N.J. On July 17, 2018, Frank J. Kelly, M.D., Age 95 of Woodbury, New Jersey, formerly of Gloucester City, New Jersey. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Catherine M. (nee Costello). Also predeceased by Martha B. Kelly. Loving father of Francis Joseph Kelly, Jr. (Loretta); W. Michael Kelly (Daniela); M. Kathleen Caruso (John); Terry Kelly; William P. Kelly (Diane); Paul D. Kelly (Patricia); and Grace M. Kupcha (Paul). Also survived by grandchildren: Sean M. Kelly (Susan); J. Peter Kelly (Kim); Thomas M. Kelly; Susie Krone (David); Amanda Rose Kelly; Katherine M. Caruso; Michael Caruso (Jaime); Maura Kelly Keiser (Craig); William F. Kelly (Erin); Brian P. Kelly (Megan); Patrick A. Kelly; P. Daniel Kelly, Jr.; Colin G. Kelly; and Matthew F. Kelly. Also survived by six great grandchildren: Mary Grace Kelly; Catherine Kelly; Audrey Kelly; Emma Kelly; and Lauren Kelly. Dr. Frank Kelly was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1922 and raised in Peoria, Illinois as an only child of Joe and Ada Kelly. He attended Spalding Institute and graduated in 1939. In 1939 he enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his B.S. in three years and thereafter enrolled at Northwestern University Medical School from which he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1945. While an undergraduate he acquired his pilot's license having taken pilot training at Bendix Field in South Bend. He served as a Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Navy as a Medical Officer assigned to Great Lakes Naval Hospital during World War II and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. He also participated as a volunteer for high altitude endurance training for the Navy. While at Notre Dame, he befriended a classmate from Gloucester City, Bill Costello. Through Bill, Frank met Bill's sister, Catherine, and the two were married on September 18, 1944 while Frank was still in medical school. Eventually, Frank and Catherine "Cass" moved to Gloucester City and raised seven children, all of whom attended St. Mary's grammar school and Gloucester Catholic High School. Frank and Catherine considered it a blessing that they were able to impart their faith and devotion to their children and grandchildren. Dr. Kelly located his office on Broadway in Brooklawn and served generations of families in the Gloucester City, Brooklawn and Westville area until his retirement. Over the years, Dr. Kelly worked at Cooper Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes, Burlington County and Zurbrugg Hospital in various capacities as well as performing research at Fox Chase. Dr. Kelly also served as Plant Physician at RCA in Camden. His former patients will always remember Dr. Kelly with his black bag and his pipe, making house calls and having walk-in office hours. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Kelly has always enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, hiking and flying. Dr. Kelly also served for decades as team doctor to Gloucester High School and Gloucester Catholic High School athletics. In the 1950's he was one of the early area doctors selected to provide lectures for engaged couples in the Diocesan Pre Cana-program. In 1977 he was hired as Medical Director for the Camden County Hospital at Lakeland and remained there until retirement. He was especially proud of Lakeland's accreditation by the Joint Commission during his tenure. In 1978 he was named Citizen of the Year by the Rotary and Lions Clubs of Gloucester City. In 1982 he was granted the honor of being named a Knight of St. Gregory the Great by then Pope John Paul II in recognition of his years of service to his community and the church. Affectionately referred to as "Bobby" by his grandchildren, Frank greatly enjoyed sharing stories of his experiences, life lessons and witty sayings. He will be forever remembered and greatly missed by his family and all whom he encountered. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Dr. Kelly's viewing to be held on Sunday between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on Monday morning between 8:45 a.m. and 9:45a.m. at St. Mary's R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in church. Interment with U.S. Navy Military Honors in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers the family requests any memorial expressions be made to Saint Mary's Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City or Gloucester Catholic High School 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please write in memo: Frank J. Kelly, M.D. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Frank J. Kelly, M.D.

 

 

Kathleen E. "Cass" Fitzpatrick (nee McVey)
Age 93

Gloucester City - Kathleen E. "Cass" Fitzpatrick (nee McVey), age 93, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away on July 12, 2018, peacefully at home. Born January 31, 1925, in Gloucester City, the beloved daughter of John McVey and Anna Zee McVey Ritchie. She was predeceased by her parents and stepfather, William Ritchie, dear sisters Anna Theresa Powell, Mary Frances Brownawell, Dolores R. Bowe, Son-in-Law Charles N. Seidel, and great grandchild, Isabella Seidel. She was the loving mother of Maureen Seidel, Edward J. FitzPatrick III (Kristi), Kathleen Hall (Ronald), and Patricia Hutcheson (John). Beloved Grandmother of Amanda, Charles (Bobbie Jo), Aileen (Brian), Ronald Jr. (Tracey), Brian, Katherine (Charles), Christina (Jason), Lillian, Colleen, and Great Grandchildren Emily, Christopher, Joseph, Charles, Patrick, Abby, and Cooper. She is also survived by her lifelong friends Theresa and George Graham. Cass was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church, attended St. Mary's Grammar School, and graduated from St. Mary's High School, after which she worked for the Draft Board during World War II. She later retired from JC Penney's, where she made lifelong friends, dubbed the "JC Penny's Pizza Ladies," who still meet up monthly. She was also a proud, long-time member of the Gloucester City Senior Citizens Group. She was the family Historian, an avid reader, who loved to knit, crochet, and watch old-time singing cowboy westerns. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St. in Gloucester City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Hurffville, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations in Cass' name be made to either the Needy Children's Christmas Fund, P. O. Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or the Camden County Animal Shelter, 125 County House Rd., Blackwood NJ 08012 or online at www.ccasnj.org. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, Gloucester City, NJ. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at (www.etheringtonfh.com).

 

George Toal
Age 67

Gloucester City - On July 16, 2018. Age 67. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Francis and Edith (Pollitt) Toal. George is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (O'Connor), loving children, Brian, Jennifer and Christine, grandchildren, Addison, Mason, Shavon, Jordyn and Buddy. He was predeceased by his brother, Bernard and his wife Sharon.
George retired in 2010 after 30 years of service with the Gloucester City Public Works, Highway Department. He was a past member of the Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department, the Gloucester City Jaycees and the Gloucester City English Dart League. George also was a past coach for the Gloucester City Mustang Football, Gloucester City Little League and the Gloucester City Girls Softball League.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of George may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 21st at 12 noon in Saint Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Burial will follow in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of George M. Toal.

 

Beatrice Paparo
Age 84

Woodbury - On July 8, 2018, of Woodbury, formerly of Gloucester City, NJ and Philadelphia, PA, age 84. She was the beloved daughter of the late Frank & Teresa Paparo, loving sister of Marie Anello, Rose Stirner (Fritz) and the late Anthony Paparo (Joan). She is also survived by 5 dear nieces, 1 nephew and many great-nieces and nephews. Beatrice worked as a secretary for Dackerman's in Philadelphia for many years. She also loved Disney and Mickey Mouse. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private at the request of her family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.etheringtonfh.com

 

Philip Franchi, Jr.

Sewell - On July 4th, 2018 of Sewell, NJ. He was the beloved father of Philip III and Felicia (Danny Pratt), dear brother of Kim (Nichole) and Mark (Chrissy). He was also predeceased by his dear parents Philip Sr. and Diana Franchi. Phil was born in Camden and his roots started in Fairview to Barrington, residing in Washington Township. Phil was the owner of Accent for over 30 years. He enjoyed running equipment and destroying things. Phil has traveled to 47 states on his Harley-Davidson. He loved horseback riding and taking care of the farm with his daughter. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Saint Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon. Interment will follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Etherington-Creran Funeral Home, Gloucester City, NJ. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at (www.etheringtonfh.com).

 

John V. "Jack" Kain
Age 85

Gloucester City - On June 30, 2018. Age 85. Surrounded and in the loving care of his devoted wife of 59 years, Eleanor A. (nee Morlachetta) Kain and children, Jack (Bernadette) Kain, Lillian (Mike) Kain-Beese, Paul (Maggie) Kain and the late Patricia A. "Tricia" Kain-Sauter (surviving husband Jim) all of "The Holy City." Dear Brother of Robert Kain (Ruth) of Woodbury and predeceased by his siblings: Joseph Jr., Francis, James, Anna "Sis" Barron and Edward. Beloved grandfather of Michael, Keirstin, Nick, Tim, Kevin, Jack, Chris, Gillian, Steve, Henry and Magdalene. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
John was born in Camden and was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City. He was a proud graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School Class of 1950. John proudly served our country in the U.S. Army as a Corporal and as a Paratrooper with the 11th Airborne Division. He worked as a steamfitter for many years with Local Union # 420 Steamfitters in Philadelphia, PA retiring in 1993. John was a founding member and Past President of Sportsmen A.C. in Gloucester City. He was a lifelong and devoted parishioner of Saint Mary's R.C. Church in Gloucester City. John was a 3rd Degree member of the Gloucester City Knights of Columbus Council # 674 and member of the Junior Guild.
Relatives, friends and members of Sportsmen A.C., Knights of Columbus and Local # 420 Steamfitters are kindly invited to attend John's viewing on Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm and Monday, July 9, 2018 from 9 am to 10:15 am at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am Saint Mary's R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Interment with U.S. Army Military Honors in New Saint Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
Family requests memorial donations in John's memory to Saint Vincent dePaul Society c/o Saint Mary's R.C. Church: 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or Gloucester Catholic High School: Alumni Association: 333 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please write in memo: John V. Kain.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of John V. Kain.

 

Ann Matysik
Age 90

Matysik, Ann M., - 90, went home to the Lord on June 23, 2018 with her family at her side. Wife of the late Bert Matysik, she is mother of Roberta Marziano (Frank), Rev. Robert Matysik, Linda Ciccarelli and William Matysik and grandmother of Linda Crystal Meade (Ken). Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Friday, June 29th 9:30am at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, 1409 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. There will be no viewing. Burial private at Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA. Special Thanks to Eastern Pines Convalescent Center for exceptional care and compassion. Arrangements entrusted to MIDDLETON-STROBLE & ZALE FUNERAL HOME, Somers Point (609) 927-3844.

 

William R. Hagan, Sr.
Age 84

Gloucester City - Surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2018. Age 84 Loving husband of 65 years to the late Effie M. Hagan (nee Harker). Loving father of William R. Hagan, Jr. (Dawn), Brian P. Hagan (Anne) and Michael J. Hagan. One of 14 children, William is survived by his sisters, Joan Gundle and Jean Eller. Predeceased by his children, Charles A. Hagan, Sr. and Margaret Hagan; his parents, Joseph and Amber Hagan and his grandson, Charles A. Hagan, Jr. and many brothers and sisters. Cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 11.
Bill worked for the Gloucester City Fire Department as an ambulance driver for 34 years before retiring in 1989. He was president of both the Gloucester City Firemen's Relief Association and Gloucester Heights Fire Association, where he was a volunteer firefighter. Bill served on Gloucester City Council in the 1st ward from 2000-2009.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Sunday night, July 1st, from 6 to 8 PM and again on Monday morning, July 2nd from 8:30 to 9:45 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial Monday morning at 10:30 AM in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Gloucester City. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charles A. Harker Scholarship Fund: P.O. Box 358, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please memo: William R. Hagan, Sr.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of William R. Hagan, Sr.

 

 

MaryJane Collins
Age 89

Formerly of Brooklawn - On June 23, 2018. Age 89. Loving wife of 52 years to the late Bernard P. Collins. Loving mother of Patricia (James) Dobbins, James (Wendy) Collins, Bernard (Maureen) Collins, William (Maryann) Collins, Joseph (Kim) Collins and the late Claire Collins. Cherished grandmother of Jim (Alison) Dobbins, Kevin (Ingrid) Dobbins, MariJo Dobbins, Becky (Adam) Arensdorf, Joey (Elaine) Collins, Jerry (Renee) Collins, Phil (Laura) Collins, Amber (Brian) Wilk, Courtney Collins, Beth Collins, Kate (Joe) Dyson, Joe Collins, Blaise Collins and Casey Collins and great grandmother of 19. Beloved sister of the late William, Thomas, Joseph, James and John Gartland and Anna Coulter.
MaryJane was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1946 where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Gamma sorority. She worked many years as a pharmacist assistant for Lipkin's Pharmacy and was a longtime parishioner of St. Maurice Church in Brooklawn.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday morning, June 29 from 9:30 to 11:15 AM at St. Mary's Church, Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM in the church. Interment will be private in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please memo: MaryJane Collins.
Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of MaryJane Collins.

 Anna I. Steelman

Age 90

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