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Rita J. Martinelli

September 10, 1942 - May 14, 2022
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Egizi Funeral Home
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Barbara Schalick
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Pauline Dittrich
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Henry Heyman
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Brian Scott
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Riggin Nancy
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Danny and Janice O'Connor
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Stephanie Marakowski
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Theresa Mayer
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Beth Kolesar
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Rachel Haynes
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Lauren Wethman
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Visitation
Egizi Funeral Home
119 Ganttown Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 227-9500 | Map
Wednesday 5/18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
500 Greentree Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
856 881-0909 | Map
Thursday 5/19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cemetery
Hillcrest Memorial Park
Thursday 5/19
Funeral Mass
Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
500 Greentree Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
856 881-0909 | Map
Thursday 5/19, 11:00 am

Rita J. Martinelli (nee Iezzi)  On May 14, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, of Glassboro, formerly of Washington Twp.  Age 79.  Beloved wife of 61 years to Norman L. Martinelli.  Devoted mother of Lisa Costanzo (Ben), Adam Martinelli (Sinclair Dunlop), Gary Martinelli, Sr. (Delores), and Norman Martinelli (Stephanie).  Loving grandmother of Christina, Gary, Jr.,Continue Reading

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Barbara Schalick left a message on May 24, 2022:
Fond memories of neighborhood visits in Fortescue. Loved the stories she enjoyed telling us of her family and growing up the youngest of twelve. We loved her enjoyment of life.
Githa and Aidan left a message on May 20, 2022:
Eventhough we are in Scotland, we felt the love and hope that was always there and will always be there! Hugs:)
Pauline Dittrich left a message on May 20, 2022:
Dear Norm and family, We are so sorry for the loss of Rita! She was a very kind and caring lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. Love, Pauline and Terry
Teresa MacKay (from St John Vianney church) left a message on May 19, 2022:
My deepest sympathy to Norm, Gary, Delores, and entire Family, Rita was such a lovely Lady, always pleasant, with a wonderful family! I will remember her, and all of you in my prayers at this sorrowful time. ? God Bless ….
Barbara Minchin left a message on May 19, 2022:
Mr. Martinelli, Norman, Adam, Gary, Lisa and the entire family, I am sitting here with tears rolling down my face as I stumbled across this obituary. My heart is breaking. I consider it such an honor and privilege to have known and cared for Rita over the years. Her smile will forever be etched in my memory. Rita had a light about her. She made you feel so very special. She will truly be missed. I know she will be watching over all of you from her new home in the heavens. Sending you all my love and prayers to help heal your broken hearts. Love, Barb (Dr. Petruncio's office)
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Henry Heyman left a message on May 18, 2022:
In memory of Rita J. Martinelli, Henry Heyman lit a candle
Sara Barbour left a message on May 18, 2022:
We were blessed to meet Rita on her visit to Scotland. While our meetings were brief, her warmth, kindness and sparkle, is still felt today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rita and all whom loved her, especially her wonderful family, at this sad time.
Brian Scott left a message on May 18, 2022:
Adam, I’m so sorry and sad to hear of your mom’s passing. I’m praying for comfort for you and your family as you experience this sorrowful time. Though I’ll be out of the country, I’ll be with you in spirit as you celebrate your mom’s life and love. Much Love…Brian
Michele Keating left a message on May 18, 2022:
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Rita was truly a special lady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Michele and Sean
Jeanne Keating left a message on May 18, 2022:
Vince and I loved spending time with Rita. She was a special friend, who will be sorely missed. Norm, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Jeanne
Bridey and Lance Brumley left a message on May 18, 2022:
Lance and I send our love to the family. Aunt Rita was loved by many. Prayers for peace for the family and friends left behind.
Thomas Neale left a message on May 17, 2022:
"May the Angels lead you to Paradise ... At your coming, may the Martyrs welcome you and lead you to the Holy City, Jerusalem. May the choirs of Angels receive you there, and may you have eternal rest." With profound sympathy and sincere condolences to Adam, Sinclair, and your whole family. How fortunate you are to have had such a wonderful Mother. Tom Neale
Joyce M Kline left a message on May 17, 2022:
Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May Rita rest in peace.
Deborah Cloud left a message on May 17, 2022:
To the Martinelli family: My sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your mother. I did not know her, but knowing that she raised such nice, caring children is a testimony to her character. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your memories and in the support of family and friends. May God hold you close and give you peace. Best regards, your client, Deborah Cloud
Riggin Nancy left a message on May 17, 2022:
Sending our love and prayers
Pamela Drynan left a message on May 17, 2022:
Sending love and light to you Adam, Sinclair and all of your family. May Rita rest in peace. Love Pam, Tristan, Harry and Finn.
Danny and Janice O'Connor left a message on May 17, 2022:
Words escape me to accurately describe how deeply I feel the loss of Rita. Dan and I feel deeply blessed to have had Rita as part of our life, me especially. It is of great comfort to us that we got to spend such precious time Rita last week. We continue to pray for all the family. We know our lives have been enriched by our sweet Rita. With all our love, Danny and Janice O'Connor
Joanne Acerba Hewes left a message on May 17, 2022:
To my dear forever friends of the Martinelli Family! I don't know if I have the right words to express how sorry I am for your loss. At the same time, I am confident that Rita is in a better place than all of us. Rita was a 'mom' to all of us and made us feel welcome always. Her smile could light up a room. These times are hard, and defintiely hardest on 'the ones left standing'. I wish all of you God's Grace and Peace during this time of sadness and loss. Focus on the joy Rita is experiencing as she enters the gates of heaven. My love to all of you always!
Stephanie Marakowski left a message on May 17, 2022:
Sending love and light to your family.
Julie Keiper left a message on May 17, 2022:
My deepest sympathy to you Adam and Sinclair and your whole family. Such a sad time, God bless you and keep you. Sending love and prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Theresa Mayer left a message on May 17, 2022:
In memory of Rita J. Martinelli, Theresa Mayer lit a candle
Beth Kolesar left a message on May 16, 2022:
Norm and family- I’m so heartbroken to hear of your mom’s passing. Her smile and energy always lit up the room. Everyone always wanted to be around Rita and she was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I feel honored to have known her. ♥️
Rachel Haynes left a message on May 16, 2022:
With love from our family to yours, rest in peace.
Lauren Wethman left a message on May 16, 2022:
Such a wonderful mommom to Joe❤️
Ken & Danielle Kelly left a message on May 16, 2022:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire wonderful and loving family.
Tina hammen left a message on May 16, 2022:
My heartfelt sympathy to the family my thoughts and prayers are with you god bless you love tina
David Hunter and Christopher Carriero left a message on May 16, 2022:
Remembering Rita and thinking of the Martinelli family with love. David and Chris
Sandy Joe, RJ, Matt, and Mikey Dombroski left a message on May 16, 2022:
Norm, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Rita was a wonderful lady.
Egizi Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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