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.

 

Thomas J. "Choo" "Saint Thomas" Murphy
Age 81

Westville, formerly Brooklawn - Surrounded by family, embraced eternal peace on June 21, 2018.Age 81. Thomas will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Ruth A. Murphy, and his children, Thomas G. Murphy (Ceil) and Stacey G. Murphy and will be forever adored by his grandchildren Casandra P. Murphy (Ian) and Zachary T. Murphy. Thomas will also be fondly celebrated by his surviving sisters, Mary Romania, Patricia White, and Veronica White. Born to John and Margaret Murphy on January 11, 1937, in Gloucester City, Thomas was predeceased by siblings Alice, Margaret, Catherine, John, Theresa, James, Francis, Agnes, Elaine, and Joan. Thomas was a devoted family man, proud U.S. Air Force Veteran, dedicated employee of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and a member of VFW Post #72, the Brooklawn Board of Education, and the Sportsmen A.C. Thomas will always be remembered for his enduring commitment to his family and friends and will be continuously cherished by those influenced by his generosity, benevolence, and enthusiastic passion for life. He demonstrated a magical ability to make others laugh, feel thoroughly loved, and welcomed. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St. in Gloucester City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Interment will follow in New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Thomas to: Msgr. Lucitt's Needy Children's Fund, P.O. Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Thomas J. Murphy.

Anna I. Steelman
Age 90

Gloucester City - On June 21, 2018, (nee Fischer) of Gloucester City, NJ age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Steelman, Sr., loving mother of Henry E. Jr. (Hallie), Robert M. (Deborah), Patrick J. (Donna) and Kathleen Matkowski (John) and dear sister of Marie Vogel and the late Elizabeth Lange. She is also survived by 17 dear grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Anna was born and raised in Gloucester City and was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and again Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St. in Gloucester City. Interment will follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at (www.etheringtonfh.com)
 
 
 
JUNE

Rev. Kenneth J. Johnston
Age 76
Camden - Rev. Kenneth J. Johnston, age 76, priest with the Camden Diocese died June 14, 2018 at his home. He was the son of the late Harold and Margaret Johnston. He was the brother of the late Patricia Egnezzo.
Viewing will be Tues. 6-8pm and Wed. 9:30-10:45am at Church of the Incarnation 240 Main St. Mantua, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wed. at 11am at Church of the Incarnation. Burial St. Mary Cem. Williamstown. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sacred Heart Residence c/o 631 Market St. Camden, NJ 08102 would be appreciated. Arr. by Norton Funeral Home Williamstown, NJ. To sign the guestbook, visit www.nfhnj.com.

 
John V. “Jack” Kain
Age 85
On June 30, 2018. Of Gloucester City. 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. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142
 
William R. Hagan, Sr.
Age 84
Gloucester City - Surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2018. 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. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
MaryJane Collins
Age 89
Formerly of Brooklawn - On June 23, 2018. 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. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142
 
Thomas J. "Choo" Murphy -aka "Saint Thomas"
Age 81
Surrounded by family, of Westville, formerly Brooklawn, NJ, embraced eternal peace on June 21, 2018. Thomas will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Ruth A. Murphy, and his children, Thomas G. Murphy (Ceil) and Stacey G. Murphy, and will be forever adored by his grandchildren Casandra P. Murphy (Ian) and Zachary T. Murphy. Thomas will also be fondly celebrated by his surviving sisters, Mary Romania, Patricia White, and Veronica White. Born to John and Margaret Murphy on January 11, 1937, in Gloucester City, Thomas was predeceased by siblings Alice, Margaret, Catherine, John, Theresa, James, Francis, Agnes, Elaine, and Joan. Thomas was a devoted family man, proud U.S. Air Force Veteran, dedicated employee of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and a member of Brooklawn American Legion Post #72, the Brooklawn Board of Education and the Sportsmen A.C. Thomas will always be remembered for his enduring commitment to his family and friends, and will be continuously cherished by those influenced by his generosity, benevolence, and enthusiastic passion for life. He demonstrated a magical ability to make others laugh, feel thoroughly loved, and welcomed. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 10 AM to 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth St. in Gloucester City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM. Interment will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Thomas to: Msgr. Lucitt’s Needy Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Thomas J. Murphy. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City, 856-456-1142
 
 
 
Michael P. “Hopper” Waters, Sr.
Age 59
Audubon - On June 1, 2018. Formerly of Fairview. Loving husband of Jean Waters (nee Smith). Loving father of Kelly Waters, Michael P. Waters, Jr., Ashley Paradiso, Nicholas Paradiso and Courtney DiPaolo. Cherished grandfather of Keira and Tyler “Buddy” Epley. Son of the late Howard and Dorothy Waters. Beloved brother of the late Howard Waters (surv. Vonnie), Carol Ann Marshall (Dave), Dorothy Rouh, Thomas Waters (Lydia) and Patricia Smith (George). Also survived by 22 nieces and nephews. Hopper was a graduate of Camden County VoTech in Pennsauken and was a retired Camden City Firefighter from Ladder 2 after 24 years of service. Relatives, friends and current and retired Camden City Firefighters are invited to his viewing on Thursday, June 7th from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Gloucester City. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601 or online at lung.org. Please memo, Michael P. Waters, Sr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Michael P. Waters. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142
 MAY
 
 
 
 
Anna Kurek 
Age 99
Gloucester City – On May 13, 2018. (nee Brown) Loving wife of the late Edward Kurek, Sr. Loving mother of Karen Lynch and Edward Kurek, Jr. (Roxanne). Cherished grandmother of 4 and great grandmother of 8. Predeceased by her bothers George and Louis. Also survived by her Godson, Bobby Kurek and niece, Judy Jones. Anna was a resident of University Avenue in Gloucester Heights for 62 years and a longtime member of the Gloucester City Senior Citizen’s Assoc. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday, May 17, from 9 to 10 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Gloucester City. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society c/o St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please memo, Anna Kurek. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Anna Kurek. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Genevieve L. Weimer
Age 76
of Gloucester City On May 5, 2018. Beloved mother of, John Weimer, Carl Weimer, Sr. (Michele), Aaron Beebe (Angel); grandchildren, Carl Weimer, Jr., Desiree Beebe, Kayleigh Bender, Anthony Beebe, Aaron Beebe; great-granddaughter, Isabella Hernandez, sister, Katherine Boone, Esther Anderson, Pauline Hughes and Helen Vogel. Genevieve was predeceased by her husband, Aaron C. Beebe in 1989 and her son, Bernard Weimer in 2005 and her siblings: William Wilczynski, Patricia Smigelski John Wilczynski and Edward Wilczynski. Catholic Funeral Services will be celebrated on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 pm at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Genevieve will be buried on Friday, May 11th in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road, Wrightstown, NJ. Anyone wishing to follow in our procession to the cemetery, please check in at the funeral home on Friday by 9:00 am for further instructions. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Genevieve to assist the family; C/O McCann-Healey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1071, Bellmawr, NJ 08099 Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Genevieve L. Weimer. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142
 
CarolSue Thompson Levins
Age 66
Gloucester City – Surrounded by her family at home, on May 5, 2018. Loving wife of Joseph Levins. Devoted stepmother of Mary Frank (Joseph), Kelly Gartland (Eric) and Kathy McKinney (Steve). Loving grandmother of Tiffany Glassman (Bob), Anthony Bramble, Kimberly Bramble (Pat Plumley), Ashley Davidson (John), Joseph Bartley (Diana Ballinger), Olivia Gartland, Sophia Gartland, Kamryn McKinney and Kate McKinney. Cherished great-grandmother of Bobby, Kylie, Kendra, Ryan, Aubrey and Conner. Loving sister of Edward (Peggy) Thompson. CarolSue was a First Grade Teacher in the Gloucester City School District for 34 years. Relatives and friends are asked to wear purple to attend her visitation on Friday, May 11, from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 AM in St. Mary’s Church, Gloucester City. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Msgr. Lucitt’s Needy Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 or to St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030, which will be used to feed those in need. Please memo, CarolSue Thompson Levins. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of CarolSue Thompson Levins. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
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Milton “Reb” Light Jr. 
Age 94 
Long time resident of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away quietly in his sleep on April 29, 2018 in Santa Monica, Ca. Born August 8, 1923, Chattanooga, TN. and was the only son of Milton and Dorothy Light. A World War II Army Veteran with B Company, 726th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, was Honorably Discharged in 1946, was awarded World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, AP Theater Ribbon and two Bronze Service Stars. He later became a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers until his retirement in 1988. Milton and his belated wife, Bernice of 72 years, moved to Gloucester City in 1956 where he raised his family and is survived by his children Billy Light, Sr. (Peggy), Linda Light, David Light (Kris), Michael Light (Marcia), Margaret “Bootsie” Rebstock (Ted) and the late Steven Light and many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Milton and Bernice would spend many years attending sporting events of their children and grandchildren and in later years spent time traveling back and forth between New Jersey and California. The Light family wishes sincere gratitude to Msgr. Lloyd Torgerson, Pastor of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California, for welcoming Milton and baptizing him into the Catholic faith at the age of 92, after being inspired by Pope Francis visit to the United States. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Milton’s visitation on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 9:00am to 10:30am at the McCann – Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Service will be held at 10:30am in the funeral home. Inurnment with U.S. Army Military Funeral Honors to follow at the Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mccanhealey.com under the obituary of Milton Light, Jr. Funeral arrangements and inquires may be made through: McCann-Healey Funeral Home: Gloucester City PH: 856-456-1142
 
Margaret "Peggy" C. Perseo
Age 99
On April 27, 2018. Of South Philadelphia. Beloved daughter of the late Dominick and Camilla Perseo (nee Mascintonio). Loving sister of Jean Licardella, Joseph Perseo and the late Elizabeth Saporito. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Monday, May 7th, from 11 AM to 12 Noon at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon in the church. Entombment New St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum, Bellmawr. Memorial donations may be made to Caring Hospice, 133-Q Gaither Dr., Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. Please memo, Margaret C. Perseo. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Margaret C. Perseo. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Charlotte R. McHugh 
Age 86
Gloucester City – At home, surrounded by her family, on April 21, 2018. (nee Hudson)  Predeceased by her husband, Edward J. McHugh and son, Gary McHugh. Survived by her children, Barbara Evans, Kathleen “Kate” Duffy (Timothy), James McHugh (Kathleen) and John McHugh; grandchildren, Melissa, James, Megan, Beck, Taylor, David and Justin; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Isla, Nolan, MacKenzie and James III; brother, Kenneth Hudson and daughter-in-law Maria. Charlotte was an avid Phillies fan and loved trips to Delaware Park with her family. Her family would like to thank Samaritan Hospice for the loving care to their mother and support to their family. At her request, graveside services will be private for her family in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Charlotte R. McHugh. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142
 
Michael L. Bryszewski
Age 57
Mantua – Formerly of Gloucester City. On April 20, 2018. Loving father of Colby Bryszewski (Whitney) and Mason Bryszewski and their mother, Mary Ann Bryszewski (nee Levins). Cherished son of Joan Bryszewski (nee Rossman) and the late Lawrence Bryszewski. Cherished grandfather of Ryan. Beloved brother of Kathy Bryszewski, John Bryszewski (Stephanie) and Larry Bryszewski (Brenda). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and his loving companion, Angel. Michael was a graduate of Gloucester High School Class of 1979. He was an employee of Acme Markets in Audubon/Westmont for close to 40 years. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, April 28th from 9 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon in St. Mary’s Church, Gloucester City. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bryszewski Educational Fund, P.O. Box 358, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Michael L. Bryszewski. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Dorothy Mae Bobiak
Age 90
Surrounded by her family at home, on April 5, 2018, at the age of 90. (nee Gondkoff) Formerly of Gloucester City, Brooklawn and North Wildwood. Loving wife of the late Stanley John Bobiak. Loving mother of Christine Bobiak. Cherished grandmother mother of Nicole and Kelsey Griffith. Beloved sister of Fran Foster. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Beloved daughter of the late Frank and Edna Gondkoff. Dot was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School class of 1945. She worked many years for Reitman Industries and retired from Thomas Scientific in 1995. Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass on Saturday, April 14 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Interment in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of Dorothy Mae Bobiak. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
William A. Brandt
Age 72 
On April 3, 2018.  Of Gloucester City. Cherished son of the late Joseph A. Brandt and Agnes E. Brandt (nee Conroy). Beloved brother of the late Michael J. “Mickey” Brandt and the late Joseph Brandt. Survived by his dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, godson Mason and friends. Bill was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 1964. He proudly served our county in the U.S.M.C. during Vietnam and was a patrolman for 25 years with the Gloucester City Police Department. Bill was a longtime member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 in Gloucester, Brooklawn American Legion Post #72, U.S.M.C. League in Oaklyn and a life member of the State P.B.A Local #40. Known to his friends as “Billy Boy”. He was very proud of his Irish heritage, an avid Phillies fan and loved the Jersey Shore. Relatives, friends and Gloucester City Police Department are kindly invited to his viewing on Friday, April 20th from 10:45 AM to12:45 PM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 1 PM in the church. Interment with U.S.M.C. Honors will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Memorial Donations in William’s memory to Gloucester City P.B.A Local # 40: P.O. Box: 162, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Please write in memo: William A. Brandt. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of William A. Brandt. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Dennis M. Mahoney
Age 63
On April 2, 2018. . Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 46 years to Patricia Mahoney (nee Hodge). Beloved father of Robert Joseph Mahoney (Joanne), Dennis Patrick Mahoney (Tracy) and Jonathan Edward Mahoney (Melissa), Cherished grandfather of Zachary Mahoney, Brandon Mahoney, Kerri Mahoney, Tyler Mahoney, Sean Willis, Juliet Belmonte, Willow Belmonte, Adam Belmonte, Arielle Mahoney and Rosalie Mahoney. Dear brother of Eileen Doerr, Patricia Gillespie, Shawn Mahoney, the late Kathleen Johnica, late Michael J. Mahoney Jr. and late James Mahoney. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday, April 7th 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 private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Dennis M. Mahoney. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142
 
 
 MARCH
 
Joan T. Murphy
Age 74
 Of Gloucester City On March 31, 2018. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Lavin) Murphy. Joan is survived by her sisters, Mary Romania (Samuel), Veronica White, Patricia White, her brother Thomas Murphy (Ruth). Known as “Sweet Aunt Joan” to her many nieces and nephews, she was greatly loved and will be sadly missed by Anthony, Rachel, Vincent, Trevor and Natalie. She was also predeceased by her special niece, Joyce Graham who passed in February of 2016. Joan retired after 35 years of service with American Arbitration in Philadelphia, where she worked as a secretary. She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and loved spending time with family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 6th at 11am in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 10 to 11 am. Burial will follow in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Joan to: Msgr. Lucitt’s Needy Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 87, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Joan T. Murphy. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142  
 
Theresa Rose Rovere
Age 90
Surrounded by her loving family, on March 23, 2018. . (nee Underwood) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 66 years to the late Egidio “Gene” D. Rovere. Loving mother of Theresa Rovere Grimm (Frank), Kathleen Rovere Nicholson (John), Linda Rovere Garris and Michele Rovere Lanciano (Domenic). Cherished grandmother of Emily Grimm Backowski (Benjamin), Caitlin Grimm Giles (Ryan), Lauren Nicholson Shryock (Dan), Sarah Nicholson Nolan (Greg), Maria Garris Lemma (Jeffery), Olivia and Brian Garris and Domenic, Gabrielle and Nicholas Lanciano. Cherished great-grandmother of Abigail and Liam Giles. Beloved sister of Edward Underwood and predeceased by her siblings, Anne Matrone, Doris Underwood, Mary Halderman, William Underwood and John Underwood. Theresa was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1945, where she achieved class Salutatorian. In her early working career, she ran the office for John Stewart Insurance and was a secretary for Quigley’s on Market Street. For many years, Theresa did the accounting for her husband’s business. She was a longtime member of the Gloucester City Lions Club Ladies Auxiliary, the Gloucester City Senior Citizens Association, active with Meals on Wheels and was captain many years for the House of Charity collections. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to her viewing on Tuesday morning, March 27th, from 9:15 to 10:45 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM in church. Interment in New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr.
 
Emery James Bittmann
Age 81 
of Gloucester City, lost his battle with cancer on 3/22/18. Emery was a long time resident of Gloucester and dedicated to his community. He was a member of the VFW 3620, Odd Fellows Amity 166, Knights of Columbus, and was member and past commander of American Legion post 135. He assumed administration of Cedar Grove cemetery for over 20 years. He worked hard using much of his own equipment to maintain the beauty and dignity of the cemetery, as well as repairing what was needed. He put in Veteran’s Lane to honor the fallen, and a special cremation section. He spent many hours in his wood shop creating items for loved ones. He was also a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Emery was pre-deceased by parents, Henry George and Elizabeth Mae (Duchneskie). He is survived by wife Linda Sue; children, Rose Cintron-Allen (Ed), James Bittmann (Susan), Henry Bittmann (Anna Marie), Carol Sparlin (Lem), and Eric Bittmann (Stacey); grandchildren, Danielle Cintron, Efrain Cintron, Mark Sparlin, Shawn Bittmann, Evan Bittmann, Emma Bittmann, Christian Bittmann, Nicole Bittmann, and Christopher Bittmann; Great-Grandchildren, Samantha Cohen and Melissa Cohen; and siblings Mary Ann Shoemaker (George), Bill Bittmann Sr. (Mary Alice), Nancy Wade (Gary), and Karin Gulizio. A viewing will be held on Weds morning 3/28/18, from 9-10:30 AM at McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Gloucester City. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cedar Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 202, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Condolences and memories at www.mccannhealey.com. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Timothy Stubbs
Age 60
On March 21, 2018. . Of Gloucester City. Survived by his children, Timothy Stubbs and Molly Stubbs; grandchildren, Julian, Joseph, Carli, and Timmy; brother, Ken Stubbs and sister, Kathleen Ernst. Son of the late Al Stubbs and the late Dolores Connor. Tim was a union pipefitter for Local #322 out of Winslow. When he wasn't found spending time with his children and grandchildren, his main passions were playing guitar and working with his hands. He had an unmatched talent and desire when it came to fixing or rebuilding any type of home or automobile. He will be missed by all those he's touched throughout his life. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Saturday, March 31st from 10:30 to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Timothy Stubbs. Funeral Arrangements and Inquires may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Christine “Chris” McKenna
Age 59
On March 20, 2018, Christine “Chris” McKenna, , was born in Queens, NY on October 18, 1958. Beloved daughter to Bohdan Pestrak and the late Irma Pestrak, cherished sister to Irene Pestrak, the late Michael Pestrak, Helena Pestrak and Mary Pestrak. Loving mother to her son, Timothy McKenna (Katie), daughters Heather Dunbar (Matthew), Jennifer Swayngim (Sean), and Kathryn McKenna. Dearest grandmother to her grandbabies, Chase Henry Swayngim, Elizabeth Mae McKenna and expected baby girl Dunbar. A resident of Washington Township, NJ, Chris worked as a teacher at Gloucester Catholic High School where she enjoyed being a part of the yearbook committee and taking part in various school related activities. Chris had a passion for taking photographs, volunteering for the Faith Formation Program at St. John of God, playing music at church services, and trips with her students at GCHS and Kairos. Above all else, Chris loved her precious time with her family, friends and sweet grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, March 23rd from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. On Saturday morning, visitation at St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City from 10 to 11:30 AM followed by Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. John of God Community Services Faith Formation Program, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville, NJ 08093. Please memo: Christine K. McKenna or donate online at http://www.sjogcs.org Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.comunder the obituary of Christine “Chris” McKenna. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN - HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142
 
Margaret M. Siman
Age 83
On March 11, 2018. . (nee Whalen) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Warren Siman and cherished mother of the late William Siman. Loving mother of Nadine Franchi (Jeff), Theresa Bjerring (Dan) and Michael Garr (Cindy). Cherished grandmother of Daniel, Adam, Erica, Amy, Zachary and Allie. Beloved sister of Jack Whalen, Althea Esposito, the late Mary Madden-Burt, the late Thomas Whalen (surv. Alice) and the late Joseph Whalen (surv. Virginia). Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Thursday, Mar. 15, from 9 to 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph:856-456-1142  
 
Irene Grace Sherry
Age 101
Of Gloucester City – , on Sunday, March 4, 2018, centenarian Irene Grace Sherry (nee Broderick) returned home to be with her Father in heaven. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Irene moved to Gloucester City and married Martin J. Sherry at age 21. In addition to raising her own children with her husband, Irene was lovingly involved in the upbringing of many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a generous woman who enjoyed cooking, hosting holiday parties, going on trips and shopping with family as well as dancing with her husband and friends. She especially adored just spending time in conversation with her family while sitting together in her kitchen nook. During these many conversations, Irene was amazingly able to recall detailed memories from her past, which allowed her to comfort and connect with others. Irene was the beloved mother of Laraine Clements (the late James Sr.), Martin J. Sherry, Jr. (the late Claudia) and Raymond Sherry (Linda). She was also the cherished "Ma" to eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. In addition to being the matriarch of her own large family, Irene was a loving and supportive daughter to her late parents, Edward and Ada Broderick, devoted and loyal sister to her seven late siblings, cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews, a kind and trusted confidant to her in-laws and a caring friend. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her viewing from 9:00 to 10:45 AM on Thursday, March 8th at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 426 Monmouth Street in Gloucester City. A funeral mass will immediately follow at 11 AM. Interment will be at New Saint Mary's Cemetery on Browning Road in Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Irene Grace Sherry. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142