Sara Jane Vecchio

Sara Jane Vecchio, nee Mirusso, 88, of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, born August 7, 1924, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at Ardens Courts in Bloomington, Delaware.

Sara was a former math and science teacher and homemaker. She was a member of the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1942 from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She married Joseph Charles Vecchio on April 2, 1945, and together they raised six children.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Rose Mirusso, and her two brothers Anthony Mirusso and James Mirusso.

Surviving are her loving husband Joseph, and her six children, Jay Vecchio of Mullica Hill, NJ, Dale (Patricia) Vecchio of Belleville, IL, Neal Vecchio of Columbia, MD, Dean (Mary Jane) Vecchio of Mullica Hill, NJ, Kevin (Patricia) Vecchio of Gainsville, Virginia, and Laurie Stanton of West Chester, PA; six grandchildren, Shannon Sullivan of Cleveland, OH, Alexandra Elizabeth Vecchio of Chicago, IL, Alissa Vecchio and Deanna Vecchio of Mullica Hill, NJ, Christopher Vecchio of Gainsville, VA, Timothy Vecchio of Seattle, WA, Jimmy Stanton of West Chester, PA, and Tori Stanton of West Chester, PA; two sisters, Mayme Joy of Fredonia, NY and Marie Spicola of Bradenton, FL; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials in Sara’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 50 Crestwood Executive Center, Suite 401, St. Louis, MO 63126.

Friends may call on Friday Jan. 25, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 17 Earlington Avenue, Mullica Hill, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 P.M. Burial will be held at Gloucester County Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Williamstown, NJ. Thoughts and prayers may be extended to the family at