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John J. "Meatball" Marconi, of Deptford, Services Wednesday and Thursday

462317 Marconi, John J. "Meatball" of Deptford on March 26, 2011, his 70th birthday

Meatball, the Mayor of Me & U Pizza, was a generous, honest, hardworking, jack-of-all-trades who would give you the shirt off his back to help anyone in need and do anything to cut a deal. He grew up in the Woodbury Heights area, was known as one of the fastest men in town, played football for Woodbury High, and nearly played for the Eagles! He loved to dance, play cards and became a respected, well-liked and well-known man of the area. John loved to meet new people and offer a friendly smile and get them to laugh. Since 1960 he attracted customers to his road stand on Delsea Dr. selling flowers and trees. At work he would sell watches and anything to make a buck. In 1962, John joined the Army Infantry and proudly served his country. He recently received his 50-year pin as a Boilermaker Local Union 28. Meatball was a shrewd but wise businessman who loved a great deal, a fine cigar or a can of tobacco and watching his grandchildren play and laugh.

Devoted father of James (Cindy), Theresa Staley (Scott), David (Kolleen) and John; Loving grandfather of Chelsea, Brittni, Michael, Kayla, Alexis, Tyler, Aidan, Jamie, Isabella, the late Ryan and another monkeyface on the way; Dear brother of Janice Coniglio and Delores Zirbser; Longtime sweetheart to Linda Kelley; Former husband and close friend to Mary (nee Calnon).

Viewing Wednesday 6:30-9:00pm and Thursday 8:30-9:30am at the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME 34 Hunter St, Woodbury, NJ 08096; Funeral Mass Thursday 11:00am Infant Jesus Parish at St. Margaret’s RC Church, Woodbury Heights; Interment Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the John J. "Meatball" Marconi Fund c/o The Bank 100 Park Ave, Woodbury, NJ 08096