Sam A. Monaco

(Dec 14, 1929 to Dec 8, 2012)

Sam was always in motion. With eight kids to feed he didn’t have much free time on his hands. By trade Sam was a mason working for local construction companies including Azzari and Gahrs during the day and often had a night job as well. He’d split wood from trees he found to sell and mowed lawns (including St. Joseph’s Cemetery with a push mower). When Swedesboro ran bus trips to the skating rink Sam always volunteered to chaperone. His kids were amazed at how smooth he was on eight wheels. It was a byproduct of playing years earlier on a roller hockey team. With so many mouths to feed a garden was a natural. One year he won a contest for the largest cantaloupe, 20 lbs. Though he was a quiet man he enjoyed pro-wrestling, roller derby, and cleaning up the wrecks at Bridgeport Speedway.rnHe is survived by his wife, Barbara; his first wife, Shirley and their 8 children who always made his face light up: Catherine Moran, Thomas, Shirley Wissen, Sam Jr., Benjamin, John, Roseann Liles, and Susan Rentas; step children: Walter and Alicia Cooklin; his brother, Tom; and 13 grandchildren. rnCome celebrate 82 great years Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday (Sam’s birthday) 9-10 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro, where there will be a service at 10 a.m. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations to Woolwich Fire Company, 1517 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro will be appreciated.

7 thoughts on “Sam A. Monaco

  1. Robin (Hilditch) Del Vecchio

    To the Monaco family,rnrnI am so sorry to hear of Mr. Monaco’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Keep his memories close to your heart as they will help you through these hard times.

  2. lisa

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS 8 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND TO MY FIANCEE JOHN NE OF THOSE EIGHT ..I LOVE YOU BABY AND I AM HERE FOR YOU THROUGH T ALL ..ALSO I AM HERE IF ANY OF THE OTHER CHILDREN NEED ME ..I LOVE YOU ALL YOU GUYS ARE ONE AMAZING FAMILY AND YOUR FATHER WILL FOREVER BE PROUD AND FOREVER BE IN YOU HEARTS ..FLY HIGH SAM AND WATCH OVER ALL THESE AMAZING CHILDREN ..LISA

  3. PAUL "HOGG" SEEHOUSZ

    SAM . A GREAT MAN FROM A GREAT FAMILY THAT RAISED A AWESOME FAMILY, AND FRIENDS.LETS TALK WRESTLING, I WENT ONE TIME TO PHILADELPHIA TO WATCH A CAGE MATCN. I BELIEVE ONE OF HIS SONS ACTUALLY SET UP THE CAGE. SAM LOVED IT. WE WERE RING SIDE AND SAM HANDS ON. PUSHING AND PUMPING UP THE WRESTLERS. HE KNEW HOW TO RAISE A LITTLE HELL

  4. debbie miller

    I remember mr.sam from when I was a kid and I wa friends with his oldest daughter. His wife shirley and my mom were friends. I am soory for all the childrens lost . I know what its like to loose a parent. may god bless you all.

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