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Mary Ann Bernadette Valentino-Rouh

June 20, 1943 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Mary Ann Bernadette Valentino-Rouh Obituary

Our dear mother, Mary Ann Bernadette Valentino-Rouh, age 80, affectionately known as “Mom Mom” Valentino to her eleven grandchildren, and as “Mare” to her friends, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11th, 2024, in Washington Township, NJ.  Our mom was born on June 20th, 1943, in Camden, NJ to Anthony (Tony) Valentino and Margaret (Marge) Valentino, nee Cianfrani. As a young woman, Mary Ann was trained as a hairdresser at P&B Beauty School in Gloucester City, NJ and often had the neighborhood kids in Deptford, NJ line up for free haircuts. She also worked as a housekeeper for local nursing homes where the elderly residents also enjoyed a free haircut and style courtesy of Mary Ann. She is predeceased by her parents (Mt. Laurel, NJ), her late brother John Valentino (formerly of Camden then Mt. Laurel, NJ), and her nephew James (Jimmy) Valentino.

Over the years, Mary Ann was known for her charitable spirit toward others, which included providing a safe and loving home for many foster children. She was extremely patriotic and often decorated her home and Christmas tree accordingly. She was loved by her family and friends for her engaging sense of humor. She loved watching and cheering on her beloved Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles sports teams. She will be remembered for her love of her best friend/husband Fred, her children, and grandchildren as well as her love for dining out at her favorite restaurants especially Italian and ‘all-you-can-eat’ crabs. Her and Fred shared their love of music of the 50’s. As a Jersey girl, she enjoyed her frequent trips to the casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, and walking along the boardwalk and the beach at the Jersey shore. Mary Ann was still driving herself to the shore and to visit her family and friends up until a few weeks before she fell ill with some recent setbacks in her health. She is a breast cancer survivor.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband John (Fred) Rouh (formerly Camden and Gloucester City, now Clementon, NJ), her five adult children, Mary Ann (Sissy) Collins (Selbyville, DE), Anthony (Tony) Collins and his wife Kim Collins (West Chester, PA), Brigitte Collins-Turner (Dallas, Texas), Anthony (Ben) Valentino and his wife Latasha Valentino (Buckhannon, WV) and Patrice (Patsy) Valentino (Breinigsville, PA); her eleven grandchildren Nicole Faralli, Sofia Faralli, Anthony Collins, Erik Collins, Lily Turner, Liam Turner, Regina Petrovich, Haley, Chase, Blake and Cali Valentino; her nephews Dan Valentino and his wife Bette Valentino (Middletown, DE) and John (Jack) Valentino (Barrington, NJ) as well as several great-nieces, great-nephews, her cousins, and many, many friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Relatives and friends of the family will meet for her viewing and funeral on Saturday, January 20th, 2024 from 10:00am to 11:00am at the BOCCO FUNERAL HOME, 1300 North Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00am Saturday in the funeral home. Interment held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations may be made in Mary Ann’s memory to: The American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (www.donate.cancer.org). The Funeral Services will be Livestreamed to the Bocco Funeral Home Facebook page starting at 11:00am on Saturday morning: https://www.facebook.com/people/Bocco-Funeral-Home/100063641527387/

 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
January 20, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bocco Funeral Home
1300 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Bocco Funeral Home
1300 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Donations

American Cancer Society
1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill NJ 08034
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org

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