Mary L. Pellitiere, 95, of Whiting, NJ, passed to the arms of God on Monday, June 10, 2019. She had just celebrated her 95th birthday at Care One at Hamilton, NJ.
Born in Trenton, Mary was a lifelong area resident. She worked for a short time in a factory where she made barbed wire for our troops during WWII. She married Samuel J. Pellitiere when he returned home from the war after serving 3 years of his teenage life. They had two daughters and later moved to Cedar Glen Lakes in Whiting.
Mary was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She loved doing arts and craft work, and you just had to make sure you didn’t give her a can of gold spray paint! She was an avid gardener and could grow just about anything from seed. She would say, “It only needs a little love”.
Predeceased by her parents, Alex and Josephine Damico; her husband, Samuel J. Pellitiere; her daughter, Donna Savino Brooks; her sisters, Rose Orsi, Phyllis Jannotti and Theresa Vosa and her sister-in-law, Dianne Damico; her brothers, Alex, Jr., Peter and Francis Damico she is survived by her daughter, Diana Pellitiere Keck and her partner, Tom Everist; her brothers, Tom Damico and his wife, Dru and Anthony Damico; her sister-in-law, Doreen Damico; three grandchildren, Brandon and Cheryl Keck and Patrece Savino and also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary’s daughter would like to thank the staff at Care One and Ascend Hospice staff at Hamilton for the loving compassion you gave her mother. Too numerous to mention are the nurses, aides, social directors, therapist and culinary staff as well as the residents, many who have become dear friends. “You know who you are and I will Not forget you.”
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, at 626 South Olden Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08629.
Interment will follow at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, do a kind act for someone in need, give a hug to someone who could use one, or read a bedtime story to your grandchild. Mary would love that!
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.