Dominic A. Maiese

Dominic “Tony” A. Maiese, age 97 of Cedar Brook, NJ passed away Saturday October 7, 2017 at Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, NJ. He was born and raised in Blue Anchor, NJ and attended the one-room Bates Mill School until 8th grade.  A $10 welding course in 1941 got him a job in the Philadelphia shipyard.  He joined the local union in 1941 and in 1946 he was elected President of Local 56, Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America. In 1948 he was elected to the executive board of the 1.5 million member union and served for 20 years.  Tony took labor management courses at Rutgers College-Camden and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Tony was elected Mayor of Winslow Township in 1962 and served as Mayor for the next 24 years. During his tenure as Mayor, the police department grew from one part time officer to a staff of 60 full time officers.  He brought in a number of businesses to the township, which enabled the residents of Winslow to not be charged a local purpose tax.  When the Atlantic City Expressway was being planned, there were to be no exits in Winslow Township, but he met with the governor and got three exits the night before the bill was to be signed. Ten recreation centers were built with a combination of state funds and money from developers at no cost to the taxpayers.  He was known for being tough, but fair.  His dedication and commitment to his work and family was obvious to all who knew him.Tony is predeceased by his parents Antonio and Rose, his loving wife Centella “Stella” ( nee DePalma ), his  sons, Ronald and Tyrone and his siblings, Rose Angeline, Mary Coculli, Angelina Mongo, Frances Good, Millie Iuliucci, Anna Sacco, Frank Maiese, Carmella LaLena, and Joseph Papa. Surviving are his daughter in laws, Margaret “Peggy” Maiese of Cedar Brook, NJ and Janet Maiese of Washington Twp. NJ. His granddaughters, Tina Scibilia ( Anthony ), Kelly Rosu ( Phil ), Karen McErlain ( Pasquale ) and Dominique Humphries ( David ). His grandsons Ronald Maiese and Troy Maiese ( Wendy ). Loving great Grandfather of A.J. Jr. and Ty Scibilia, Courtney and Dylan Rosu, Coree, P.J. and Cassidy McErlain, David Jr. and Caden Humphries, Troy and Alyssa Maiese. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Tuesday evening from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Wednesday from 9:30am – 10:30am all at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd Street Hammonton, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00am at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish – St. Joseph Church 3rd & French Streets Hammonton, NJ. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery 500 N. White Horse Pike Hammonton, NJ. Donations may be made to Hammonton Cancer Foundation.org P.O. Box 1066 Hammonton, NJ 08037. condolences to: www.marinellafuneralhome.com