In memory of
Mariann Frances Savarese Carneys Point, N.J. Mariann Frances Savarese, 95, of Carneys Point passed away on February 15, 2017. Mariann is survived by her son Vincent Brian Savarese (Patricia); her daughters Antonia Savarese and Danielle Redfield (Donald); her grandsons David, Ryan and Alex Redfield and her granddaughter Jenna Savarese; her brother Russell R. Pepperess (Delores); and many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Antonio and Filomena (nee Caporale) Pepperess; her husband Vincent "Enzo" Savarese; and her brothers Nicholas A. and B. Robert Pepperess. Mariann was born in Manhattan on February 9, 1922 and her family soon moved to Penns Grove. She was a graduate of Penns Grove High School and she continued her education, earning her Associates Degree from Goldey-Beacom College. In 1952, Mariann was married to Vincent "Enzo" Savarese, in both a civil service in Naples, Italy and later at a church service at St. James R.C. Church in Penns Grove. Over the years, she worked as executive secretary for a Wilmington television station, at DuPont where she helped work on the Manhattan Project, she was the owner of Bambi's Gift Shop on West Main Street, worked for the Greater Wilmington Development Council and she served as secretary to the Dean of Academic Affairs at Salem Community College. A devout Catholic, Mariann was a member of the Parish of St. Gabriel the Archangel, the Senior Saints, the Mother of Grace Society and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Washington Club. Mariann was a kind and loving lady who was very strong in her faith. You would never find her without her rosary beads in her hands. She was always praying for her family and anyone else who would call her with a special prayer request. Heaven has certainly gained a special angel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11 AM at the Parish of St. Gabriel the Archangel R.C. Church, 369 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point, NJ 08069. Visitations will be held at Adams Funeral Home, 18 E. Maple Avenue, Penns Grove, NJ 08069 on Friday night, February 17, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM and on Saturday morning, February 18, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Woodstown following mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish Improvement Fund, 369 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point, NJ 08069. www.adamsfuneralhome.org Adams Funeral Home 856-769-2220 adamsfuneralhome.org
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