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John William Francis Fanelli of Audubon, WW II Marine Veteran, Retired Letter Carrier

John William Francis Fanelli

AGE: 86 • Audubon

John W. Fanelli, 86, of Audubon, NJ passed away surrounded by family on March 25, 2012. He was born October 25, 1925 in Camden, NJ the son of the late Rocco and Catherine Fanelli. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Gloria (Cipriani). Devoted father of Mark Fanelli of Deptford, NJ and Nancy (Joseph) Trucksess of Haddon Heights, NJ. Loving grandfather to Andrea (David) DiMenna of Evesham, NJ, Terri (Joshua) Antunes of Marlton, NJ, Luke Trucksess and Zachary Trucksess of Haddon Heights, NJ. Proud great-grandfather to Nina and Ryan. Dear brother of Theresa Smith of Pitman, NJ and the late Rita Jacobs of Longport, NJ. Also survived by sister-in-laws, brother-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

He was a resident of Audubon for over seventy years. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II experiencing battle on the Pacific Front. He worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier for over 30 years retiring in 1980. He took great pleasure in being retired more years than he worked for Uncle Sam. He was a past President of the Audubon Sons of Italy and a lifetime VFW member.

Dad truly enjoyed a plate of "spags"; a good cocktail and listening to Frank Sinatra sing his favorite song "That's Life." He often said after a plate of mac's, "if the good Lord took me now, I'd die a happy man." Dad's last meal was spaghetti, meatballs, sausage and broccoli-rabe - he died a happy man.

His final wishes were to be cremated with no services. Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi To view the obituary or sign the online guestbook, please visit