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Sharon Rose Watson

1938 - 2016

AGE: 78 Booth Bay Harbor

Sharon Rose Watson (Walsh), 78, of Booth Bay Harbor, Maine (Gibbstown, NJ) died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday May 5th (Feast of the Ascension).  Beloved wife of Donald Robert Watson, Jr. for 60 years.  Sharon was the proud mother of 8 children: Sharon (David) Max, Donald III, Bernadette (Robert) Scopa, Paul (Christine), Rosemary (Tom) Coleman, John (Lynne), Michael, and Jennifer (Richard) Mullen.  Sharon also was the very proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  She is predeceased by her angel, grandson, Thomas Scopa.

Sharon loved spending time with her husband Don at their home in Maine, also loved the outdoors and was an avid dog-lover and cherished her Akita's Shima and Shane.  She was an accomplished musician and had a great love of books and movies.  Sharon was a former elementary school teacher for Saint Cecilia's of Pennsauken, St. Peters of Merchantville, St. Rose in Haddon Heights and Veterans Memorial School in Camden.  She was intensely proud of her Irish heritage and a dear friend of Monsignor Michael Doyle of Sacred Heart Parish in Camden, and the former Monsignor Richard Callahan of St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights and St Cecilia, Pennsauken parishes.

Sharon was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  She was also a proud graduate of Camden Catholic High School where she played the lead role in her high school play as Mrs. Sally Adams in 'Call me Madam', which is where she met her soulmate, Don.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Sharon's visitation on Wednesday, May 11th from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday, May 12th from 9:30am-10:30am at Inglesby & Sons Funeral Home, located at 2426 Cove Rd., Pennsauken, NJ 08109. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am. at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, 43 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville and Sharon will be laid to rest at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Swedesboro.  To post photos, share a memory, or send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.inglesbyfuneralhome.com.

Published in Courier-Post on May 10, 2016

 

Sr. Anna at St. Peter's Confirmation Mass on April 8, 2010



Sister Anna Maiorano, MPF

AGE: 97 Morristown

Sister Anna Maiorano, MPF, 97, died Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at St. Joseph Hall, Villa Walsh, Morristown, New Jersey, after a brief illness.

The viewing will be held Monday, October 22, 2012, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Saint Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh, Morristown, New Jersey, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, October 22, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.  Arrangements are by the Doyle Funeral Home, Morristown, New Jersey.

Born in Camden, New Jersey Sister Anna entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1932.  She received the habit in 1933, and made her religious profession in 1936.  She was awarded a BS degree in education from Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.  Sister Anna taught the middle and upper grades in the following schools: St. Joseph, Hammonton; Our Lady of the Assumption, Bayonne; St. Anthony, Belleville; Blessed Sacrament, Paterson; Holy Rosary, Jersey City; Our Lady of Libera, West New York; St. James, Trenton; Holy Innocents, Neptune; and St. Peter, Merchantville, New Jersey.  She also ministered at our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Meriden; St. Anthony, Bristol, Connecticut; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pittston; St. Anthony, Dunmore; Purification B.V.M. (Holy Redeemer), Ellwood City, Pennsylvania; Holy Rosary and Holy Redeemer, Cleveland Ohio.  Prior to her retirement, Sister Anna served as librarian at St. Peter School, Merchantville, New Jersey.  In her retirement, she resided for a short period of time at St. Mary of Mt. Virgin, New Brunswick, before returning to St. Peter Convent, Merchantville, where she remained until she came to the Villa Walsh Motherhouse in 2005.  Sister Anna received the Bishop's medal for meritorious service given to men and women throughout the Camden Diocese who exemplify excellence in helping to build and support the Church in South Jersey.

Sister Anna is survived by her sisters, Jean Federico, Santina Santarsiero, Gloria Ferrenti Ann Bliss, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Vincent and Amelia (Corbo) Maiorano, by her brothers, Biase, Nicholas, John, Emilio, Albert, William, and her sisters, Rose Starnes, Eva Tortella, Marie Rulli, Josephine Domenisis, and Helen Marino.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sister Anna may be made to the St. Joseph Hall Infirmary, c/o Sister Betty Jean Takacs, MPF, Provincial Superior, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960-4928.

Published in Courier-Post from October 20 to October 21, 2012

 

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A photo of Philip Iannacone on December 23, 2001.

OBITUARIES
Courier Post
April 1, 2008

IANNACONE, PHILIP A., III

Age 49 years of Paulsboro died Saturday March 29, 2008 in Virtua Hospital, Marlton.  Mr. Iannacone was born in Philadelphia and lived in Pennsauken for many years before moving to Paulsboro four years ago.  He enjoyed shopping and cooking.  He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Sandra Lee Iannacone (nee Gibbs) of Paulsboro; his daughter, Jasmine Christine Iannacone at home; his dogs, Milkshake and Brownie; his Mother, Ida Rose Iannacone; his Brother, Mark Iannacone and his Sister, Felicia Iannacone, all of Mays Landing and several Aunts and In Laws.
 

The Funeral Service will be held at 8 PM Thursday April 3, 2008 in the McBRIDE-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME, 228 West Broad Street, Paulsboro.  Friends may call Thursday evening after 6:30 PM until service time.  Cremation will be private.  Memories can be shared at www.mcbridefoleyfh. com

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Sr. Cecelia Rotundo, MPF

Our former Principal, Sr. Cecelia Rotundo, MPF died November 5, 2006 at the Motherhouse in Morristown, New Jersey.  She was Principal of St. Peter from 1968 to 1974.  Her obituary is below:

ROTONDO Sister Cecilia Rotondo, MPF Elementary educator and principal, 83
Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ)
November 7, 2006

OBITUARY

Sister Cecilia Rotondo, MPF, died on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, in Morristown Memorial Hospital.

A Mass for Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at 4 p.m. in the St. Lucy Chapel at Villa Walsh, Morristown. The viewing will be on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Villa Walsh. Arrangements are by the Doyle Funeral Home, Morristown.

Born in Trenton, Sister Cecilia entered the Religious Teachers Filippini in 1943, received the habit in 1944, and made her religious profession in 1947.

She was awarded a B.S. degree in elementary education by the College of St. Elizabeth, and a M.S. degree in speech and a minor in special education from Fordham University, where she pursued further studies in psychology. She also attended Cardinal Stritch College, and received training at St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children in Jefferson, Wisc.

An outstanding and much loved primary grade teacher for many years, Sister Cecilia taught in the following schools - Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Orange, Our Lady of Sorrow School in Jersey City, Holy Redeemer School in Cleveland, Ohio, Holy Rosary School in Jersey City, Holy Trinity School in Long Branch, St. Mary of Mount Virgin School in New Brunswick, St. Bernadette School, Brooklyn, N.Y. and St. Ann School, Raritan.

Sister Cecilia also served as principal at St. Peter School, Merchantville, and at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Orange.

From 1960 to 1965, she taught children in special education under the auspices of the Mount Carmel Guild of the Newark Archdiocese. She was principal of the Program for Exceptional Children at St. Philip Neri School in Newark. From 1999 to 2002, Sister Cecilia taught remedial reading at St. Bartholomew School, Scotch Plains.

In 2004, Sister Cecilia entered the infirmary at Villa Walsh. She was admitted to Morristown Memorial Hospital on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, and died on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Sister Cecilia was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Charles, and by two sisters, Jennie Tramontano and Mary Cataldo. She is survived by a brother, Frank of Trenton, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sister Cecilia's memory to the St. Joseph Hall Infirmary Fund, c/o Sister Ascenza Tizzano, MPF, Villa Walsh, 455 Western Ave., Morristown, N.J. 07960.

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Coach William Atkisson

OBITUARIES
Courier Post
April 10, 2001

ATKISSON
William E. on April 7, 2001, age 68 of Mt. Laurel for 4yrs. formerly of Pennsauken, NJ for 35 yrs.  Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Beaudet) & dear father of Dr. Brian (Lisa) Atkisson of Egg Harbor Twp, Linda (Charles) Murphy of Runnemede, Nancy (William) of Nashua, NH, Carol (Robert) Saldutti of Cherry Hill & Christine (Kenneth) Mon of Wallingford, PA.  Also survived by two brothers George of Camden & Gordon of Washington Twp and fourteen grandchildren.  Mr. Atkisson was head football coach for St. Peters 1968-87, PYAA 1966-67 & Camden Catholic 1988-93, Past President St. Peters Holy Name Society, Korean Army Veteran, Disabled American Veteran & retired from the Phila. Veterans Administration.  Relatives & friends of the Family are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Wednesday starting 8:30am at the FUNERAL HOME OF INGLESBY & SONS, 2426 Cove Rd, Pennsauken, NJ (one block east of RT 130).  Mass of Christian Burial 10am St. Peters Church, Merchantville.  Interment Brig. William Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ.  Viewing Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers donations to St. Peters Holy Name Sports Program, 43 W. Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ 08109 or to CCHS Alumni Sports Program, Cuthbert Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.

Publication date: 4/10/01

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John J. Vitkunas

OBITUARIES
Courier Post
August 25, 2000

VITKUNAS
Suddenly on August 21, 2000, John J., age 42 years, formerly of Pennsauken, NJ. Son of the late John J. and Virginia A. (nee Gelzunas). Brother of James (Stephanie) and Joseph, both of Pennsauken, 3 nephews, Josh, Tommy and Anthony John. A memorial Mass will be Monday 10AM at St. Peter's Church, Merchantville, NJ. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Church. (ALLOWAY FUNERAL HOME, Merchantville, NJ)

Publication date: 8/25/00
 

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Msgr. John P. Fallon

OBITUARIES (CUMBERLAND COUNTY EDITION)
Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ)
March 26, 1992

MSGR. JOHN PATRICK FALLON, 85, OF CAMDEN, DIED TUESDAY.

MSGR. FALLON WAS ORDAINED TO THE PRIESTHOOD IN 1931.

HE SERVED AS AN ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF ST. JAMES PARISH IN RED BANK, ST. JOHN PARISH IN LAMBERTVILLE AND ST. ANN PARISH IN WESTVILLE.

MSGR. FALLON SERVED AS PASTOR OF SACRED HEART PARISH IN MT. EPHRAIM AND WAS PASTOR OF ST. PETER'S CHURCH IN MERCHANTVILLE FOR 31 YEARS.

IN HIS MANY YEARS AS A PRIEST, MSGR. FALLON SERVED AS DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF THE LEGION OF DECENCY, AS A PRO-SYNODAL JUDGE AND AS CHAIRMAN OF THE INTER-PAROCHIAL COOPERATION PLAN BOARD. HE ALSO SERVED AS A DIOCESAN CONSULTOR AND MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION TO PREPARE FOR THE FIRST DIOCESAN SYNOD.

HE WAS MADE A PAPAL CHAMBERLAIN IN 1954 AND A PRELATE OF HONOR IN 1957.

MSGR. FALLON RETIRED FROM ACTIVE MINISTRY IN 1982 AND CELEBRATED HIS 60TH ANNIVERSARY AS A PRIEST LAST YEAR.

HE WAS THE SECOND OLDEST PRIEST IN THE DIOCESE AND THE SECOND IN LONGEVITY AS A PRIEST.

HE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SISTER, MARGUERITE T. CURRAN OF CHERRY HILL.

A MASS OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE HIGH PRIEST WILL BE CELEBRATED 8 P.M. FRIDAY AT ST. PETER CHURCH, MERCHANTVILLE. A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE CELEBRATED 10:30 A.M. SATURDAY AT ST. PETER CHURCH AND BURIAL WILL BE IN NEW ST. MARY CEMETERY, BELLMAWR.

FRIENDS MAY CALL 2 TO 8 P.M. FRIDAY AND 9:30 TO 10:15 A.M. SATURDAY AT THE CHURCH.

 

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James P. Deery ("Jimmy the Janitor")

The following is an excerpt from Keeping the Faith for 100 Years, A History of St. Peter Church, Merchantville, New Jersey by Maureen A. McLoone.

A True and Faithful Servant

A concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection for James P. Deery, age 33, was held on Monday, June 28, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Peter's Church.  Relatives and friends attended the viewing at the Alloway Funeral Home.  Jimmy had died, on June 24, 1971, as a result of injuries he suffered when he fell from a ladder on June 8 while cleaning the siding of the rectory.  One of eight children, Jimmy had graduated from St. Peter's School in June 1952.  In time he returned to St. Peter's as an employee.  In his custodial position, he came in contact with many parishioners and scores of school children,  He is forever remembered by many St. Peter's students because of his winning ways.  At the end of every school year, former students remember Jimmy climbing up onto the original school's flat-topped roof and throwing down the balls that had accumulated there during the school year.  Rarely in a lifetime does a special soul touch so many lives and thus Jimmy lives on in may parishioners' memories.  He did God's work on earth and had a heart of gold.  So many former graduates of St. Peter's are filled with joyous sentiments when they speak of Jimmy Deery.  He loved his work and the people he met every day and thy loved him in return.

 

 

Last Revision Date: August 23, 2008