Obituaries » Theresa Rose Franceschini

Theresa Rose (Centonze) Franceschini, 97, of Vineland passed away at home on October 4, 2018. Theresa was a devoted mother to her son Ernie. She worked as a cafeteria worker at Vineland High School and the Vineland school district for 33 years. She was a parishioner of St Mary’s in East Vineland and Padre Pio Parish. She volunteered for Bingo at St Mary’s for many years. The first thing Theresa said when you entered her home was “Did you eat? Let me make you something”. She was a member of the “Birthday Lunch Ladies” with a group of her lifelong friends. She loved visits from her great-grandsons and enjoyed the love and affection of her many nieces and nephews in addition to her close friend Lorraine DeMarchi

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Ernie & Antoinette (Picinich) Franceschini; granddaughter & her husband, Marybeth & Michael Pompeii III; granddaughter Annmarie Franceschini; great-grandsons, Dominic, Luca & Michael IV Pompeii; brother, Dominic Centonze. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest “Sonny” Franceschini; parents, Guiseppe & Maria (D’Arrico) Centonze; brothers, Tony & Rocco Centonze and her sisters, Carmella Lepko, Dolores Coogan & Mary Quaresima.

Funeral home Visitations will be held on Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm and again on Saturday morning from 9am to 10am at Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 am from Saint Padre Pio Parish – Church Of St. Mary’s, 736 Union Road, Vineland. Interment will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery.

ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360

Donations in memory of Theresa may be made to:
1. St. Jude Children´s Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
2. New Jersey American Parkinson Disease Association, 120 Albany Street, Suite 360, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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