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Vol. LXII, No. 3
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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Obituaries

Joseph H. Petrozzini

Catherine C. Courage

Rose K. Stankay

Adeline B. Pinelli


Joseph H. Petrozzini

Joseph H. Petrozzini, 81, of Monroe Township, formerly of Princeton, died January 7 in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick.

Born in Newark, he grew up in Princeton before moving to Kingston 52 years ago. He attended Princeton High School and graduated from Pennington Prep School, playing football throughout his four years in high school. He attended Colgate University where he continued his football career and later played semi-pro ball for the Trenton Huskies.

He was a United States Army World War II veteran.

Mr. Petrozzini was a successful entrepreneur with a number of ventures including a direct mail order business that specialized in collectible items and lithograph prints. He was the past president of the National Picture Framers Association.

He loved to travel and was an avid salt water fisherman.

Son of the late Harry Patrick and Anna Fucci Petrozzini, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth C. McGovern Petrozzini; four sons, Douglas, Jeff, Scott, and Chuck; a daughter, Judy Clement; a brother, James Petrozzini of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Joan Bradford and Judith Petrozzini; and 13 grandchildren.

The funeral was January 11 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Paul’s Church, followed by burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, N.Y. 10008-0780; or to The Parkinson Alliance, P.O. Box 308, Kingston, N.J. 08528-0308.

Catherine C. Courage

Catherine Constant Courage, 56, of Princeton, died January 8 after a long illness.

A graduate of Boston University, she lived in Massachusetts for more than 30 years, first in Beverly, then in Boxford.

She began work as a graphic artist for the North Shore Weekly newspapers and was creative services manager at the Eagle Tribune newspaper when illness forced her to retire and move to Princeton in 2005.

A longtime member of the Second Congregational Church in Boxford, she loved music and the visual arts, Shakespearean theater, bird-watching, gardening, and travel. Most of all, she loved spending time with her two children.

Daughter of Grace R. Constant and the late Richard Constant, she is survived by her daughters, Ariel Kate Courage of Princeton and Susan H. Suero of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Constant of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; and a sister, Susan Jennings of Princeton.

A memorial service was held January 13 at Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the University Medical Center at Princeton Hospice Program, or the Princeton Arts Council.

Arrangements were under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home.

Rose K. Stankay

Rose K. Stankay, 86, of Lawrenceville, died January 9 in the University Medical Center at Princeton.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she resided in Lawrenceville and Avon by the Sea. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton.

Daughter of the late Peter and Rose Squiller Kain, wife of the late Joseph S. Stankay, and sister of the late Samuel K. Kain of Princeton, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Zuzanna L. Stankay of Hamilton.

The funeral service was January 11 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home. Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.

Adeline B. Pinelli

Adeline B. Pinelli of Atlanta, formerly of Princeton, died January 8.

Predeceased by her parents, Giacomo and Giovanna Bruno, and by her husband, Edmund, she is survived by a son, Edmund of Atlanta; a daughter, Diane Kirkwood of Plano, Texas; a sister, Marie Bruno of Keyport, N.J.; two brothers, Anthony Bruno of Hazlet, N.J. and Pat Bruno of Little Silver, N.J.; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated January 12 at St. Paulís Church. Interment followed in Princeton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Health Care Ministry of Princeton, P.O. Box 1517, Princeton 08542.

Arrangements were by The Kimble Funeral Home.

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