Mary Costanzo Colletti

(Dec 23, 1918 to Apr 5, 2010)

Her top priority was family. She brought the generations together for parties on her farm. For Mary grandmother was more of a verb than a noun: she chauffeured them, cooked for them, altered their clothes, took them to shows, and let them play dress up with her jewelry. If there was a need, Mary was always there to fill it: she cared for family members when they were sick, planned trips for Mantua Sr. Citizens, was President of the Ladies Aux. to the American Legion and organized dances for Parents without Partners. For a person who loved life’s simple things she had a most unusual nickname, “Hollywood”: she was dressed to the nines when she went out.rnIf you wanted to see her eyes sparkle, you need only to mention her late husband, Benny. They met when he was working on an adjacent farm and married on the 4th of July, 1944 when he was home on leave. Their 43 year marriage was blessed by a daughter, Rita Lopes and her husband, Deacon Joe; grandchildren: Maria Crane, Frank Lopes, Joanne Lopes, MD, and Catrina Yucis; a brother, Sam Costanzo, and 10 great-grandchildren.rnCome celebrate 91 giving years Friday 6 to 8PM and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio, 1518 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro. Mass of Christian burial 11AM at St. Joseph’s Church, Swedesboro. Burial St. Joseph’s Cemetery.rnLeave a memory of Mary at Donations to Samaritan Hospice 5 Eves Dr, Suite #300rnMarlton, NJ 08053 will be appreciated.rn

3 thoughts on “Mary Costanzo Colletti

  1. Mary Ellen Waterman

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pray God will give you many graces now and in times to come. I enjoyed the video which gave me a feeling of your mom’s vitality in life since I have only known her the last 10 years of her life. I can see where Rita and some of the kids get their good looks from. Peace and love, Mary Ellen

  2. Ed Allen from Enchanted Tours

    Mary was my first customer and is my number one favorite. She was so loyal to me that she would rip up my competitors advertisements! Her personality, laughter and sense of humor made every trip we did together enjoyable. rnrnI want Mary’s family to know that I feel for your loss and will keep Mary in my prayers.

  3. Lois McIntyre

    Rite, Joe, & your entire family,rnOur deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, however, I also know that you have many, many fond and beautiful memories that you will hold in your heart forever, and that is something no one can ever take from you. God Bless you all!!!rnrnPat & Lois McIntyrernMullica Hill, N.J. rn

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