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Obituaries: Agnes E. Galiano of Brooklawn; Gertrude Scarpato, of Bellmawr


Agnes E. Galiano Switchboard Operator, Loved Casinos and Collecting Coins


Agnes E. Galiano, age 71 of Brooklawn, passed away on Friday, Sept. 24th, 2010.  Born and raised in South Philadelphia she moved to NJ in 1972.  Agnes worked as a switchboard operator for Live Message America in Audubon.  She enjoyed collecting coins and going to the casinos in Atlantic City.  


She is survived by her two daughters, Terry Welsh (Gary), Joyce Marshall (Frank), five sons, Frank Fulmer (Maryann), Peter Fulmer (Kathy), George Fulmer, Alvin Fulmer & Chucky Fulmer, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two sisters, Anna & Marie and one brother Peter.  Mrs. Galiano was predeceased by son Michael Fulmer.


Relatives and friends may visit with the family Wed., Sept. 29th, 2010 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main St., Mantua, NJ where funeral services will be held at 8:30 PM. Interment will be in private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 800 Jessup Rd., Suite 807, West Deptford, NJ 08086.


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Gertrude Scarpato of Bellmawr, Funeral Mass at St. Rita's Church 

Gertrude T. (nee Di Donato) on September 24, 2010 of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 88. R2

Beloved wife of the late John R. Loving mother of John S. and his wife Sandy and Cynthia A. Eagan and her husband Edward. Dear sister of Gally Di Donato, the late Hilda Zador and sister-in-law of Sonny and Rita Scarpato. Loving Grandmother of John R. Scarpato, Todd Scarpato and Nicole Monaghan and great grandmother of 12.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 7 to 9pm Monday evening and 8:15 to 9:15am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Mass 10am at St. Rita Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr. Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr.

Donations may be made in Gertrude’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Home, 210 St. Mary’s Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Family and friends may share memories at

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