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“Mrs. Mortarulo, Beth and Janice, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm also very sorry I'm not able to pay my respects in person as I really liked your...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Patrick Vincent - Hillsborough, NJ

“Flo, I will keep you and Mario in my Prayers. I only knew you and Mario for a short while, however, you and he made such an impression on me with...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Peggy Cuillo - Scotch Plains, NJ

“Dear Flo & Family: Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Mario. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Ellen Gibney - Toms River, NJ

“Dear Flo I'm am sorry to hear about Mario. Rest asure he has already re-built heaven. Regard's Ellen Decker ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: ellendecker - springfield, NJ

“MRS.M YOUR HUSBAND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS, JAMES F O'LEARY JR MAIA,AND BRIGETTE. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: JAMES F O'LEARY JR - naples, FL


Mario A. Mortarulo of Gillette, formerly of Chatham, died at Center for Hope Hospice in Scotch Plains on May 17, 2010, at the age of 81. Born and raised in Summit, he lived in Chatham Township for 37 years before moving to Gillette 10 years ago. Mario is survived by his wife of 48 years, Florence (Vrabel); daughters: Janice & her husband Garret Panitch of North Brunswick and Beth Ann O'Connor of Carrabassett ME; sisters: Antoinette Mortarulo of Manhattan, Mary Zeiss of Scotch Plains and brother Michael of Scotch Plains. Grandfather of Lillian, Jane & Katherine Panitch and Alexander O'Connor, Mario was predeceased by his brother, Nicholas. Mario was Manager of the Packaging Department for C.R. Bard in Murray Hill. Though retired, he worked as a handyman. He could do just about anything. Mario was the guy that one could call for whatever they needed and he would take care of it. A Mets fan, great golfer and 1948 Golden Gloves champion in the Newark area, Mario was a volunteer at St. John's Shelter in Newark and was still palling around with his brother, Mike, building and fixing until recently. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Corpus Christi Church, Southern Blvd, Chatham. Family and friends may visit on Friday, May 21, at Wm. A. Bradley & Son, 345 Main St., Chatham, from 4-8 pm. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Center for Hope Hospice, 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

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