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Dorothy L. (nee Tortello) Powell

Obituary for Dorothy L. (nee Tortello) Powell

April 20, 2017
Pleasantville, New Jersey


Dorothy L. (nee Tortello) Powell, – 93, a resident of Villa Raffaella in Pleasantville, peacefully joined the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Dorothy was born and raised on the Tortello homestead on Pomona Road in Pomona, which is now part of Stockton College. She was a resident of Northfield for many years. Dorothy was a graduate of Egg Harbor City High School. She was an outstanding seamstress and manager of the I. Greenberg Company a local manufacturing sportswear facility; along with the Swim & Sweat retail outlet. Dorothy was a member of Antonio Meucci Mainland Lodge #2613, Order Sons of Italy in America. She was a vigorous volunteer in supporting the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy at the Villa Raffaella and Our Lady's Residence, both in Pleasantville; along with serving on their Board of Directors. She was a member of the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish choir and volunteered in the CCD program.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Powell, her parents James and Marie Tortello, her two brothers Samuel and Orlando Tortello, her five sisters Anne Decessino Seabrook, Florence Brandoin, Helen Decessino, Carolyn LaMonaca, and Doris Bush.

She is survived by her two sisters Lillian Tortello and Rita Schwenger; along with nieces and nephews and many local friends.

Friends may pay their respects at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, 1421 New Road, Northfield, NJ on Thursday April 27 from 9:30-10:30am. A Service of Memory and Love and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Villa Raffaella, 917 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232.
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Family services by Jeffries and Keates Funeral Home, Northfield.

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