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Joseph A. “Chippy” Fanelle, age 89, of Bellmawr

Joseph A. “Chippy” Fanelle, on November 18, 2022 age 89, of Bellmawr, NJ.  Beloved husband of the late Sylvia C. Fanelle (nee Manganaro).  Dear father of Dr. Carmella Fanelle, Dr. Joseph W. (Jacqualyn) Fanelle, Sheila (Jack) Annunziato, Michael F. (Cynthia) Fanelle.  Loving grandfather of Eva (Lee) Fanelle, Nicholas Fanelle, Gabriel Fanelle, Zachary Fanelle, Dr. Christa (Dr. Mark) Massak, Dr. Jack (Victoria) Annunziato, Paula (Jordan) Rizzo, Alana Annunziato, Maria Fanelle and Valerie Fanelle; great-grandfather of Nathan.  Cherished brother of  Donald (Anna) Fanelle, Mary (the late Frank) Librizzi, Lucille (Vince) Principato, William (Nancy) Fanelle, John Fanelle, Carmella (Tom) Omiatek and the late Robert (surviving spouse Carol) Fanelle.


Chippy was the valedictorian of the 1951 class of Camden Catholic High School. He later went on to obtain an accounting degree from LaSalle University in 1951 and then an MBA from Drexel University.  Chippy’s career in accounting began at RCA, but he retired after 30 years as a manager in engineering for the Delaware River Port Authority.  He was a life-long devout Catholic, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a proud founding parishioner of Mary, Mother of The Church, in Bellmawr, NJ.

Relatives and friends of the family will meet for his viewing and funeral on Saturday morning from 9:00am to 10:15am at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM R.C. Church, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30am Saturday in Church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 424 E. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031.  Arr. by BOCCO of Cherry Hill, NJ.