Carmine M. Setticerze, 71, of Florence, NJ, passed away at home on April 16, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
Carmine was raised in Woodbridge, NJ before residing in Trenton, NJ and then Florence, NJ. He was a 1963 graduate of Woodbridge High School. During the Vietnam War, he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Mauna Kea from 1963 to 1965. Carmine was employed for 35 years at High Grade Beverage in South Brunswick, NJ. After retiring, he continued to work with South Brunswick Board of Education. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed going to Rutgers Bowl games with his nephew, Bob. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 194 in Florence, NJ.
Carmine was the son of the late John and Theresa (Salvia) Setticerze. He was predeceased by his brother, Louis; his sister, Theresa McLain; his sister-in-law, Patricia Bates and his brother-in-law, Robert Bates. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judith (Bates) Setticerze; his daughter, Kelly; his grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher; his sister-in-law, Rose Setticerze; his brother-in-law and his wife, Ronald and Marion Bates; his nieces and nephews, including, James E. Bates, Robert W. Bates and his wife, Kimberley, Donna A. Bates and Beverly Focht; his great-nieces, including, Cynthia and Marisa and their children; his cherished goddaughter, Valerie Cooney Pontani and her family – nope nope; his aunts, cousins; many friends; and a special cousin, Maryellen Ricigliano. He is also survived by Lauri Schleher Gandy, who picked him as her adopted father many years ago.
Funeral services will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ. Burial Office and Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, 1040 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville, NJ 08620.
Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Hamilton.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home. Contributions may be made in Carmine's memory to the Holy Apostles Book of Remembrance by visiting In Memory Of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.