Jean Bertino

Obituary of Jean Bertino

Jean M. Bertino, 79, (nee Sabatini) of Hammonton passed away February 15, 2018 at Seashore Gardens, Galloway. A lifelong resident of Hammonton, Mrs. Bertino was born April 4, 1938. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years, Anthony, her parents, Ronald and Bertha Sabatini, also of Hammonton, and her son-in- law Richard Bourguignon. Surviving are her three daughters: Linda Jean Bertino of Mullica Twp., Joanne Adams (David) of Mays Landing and Sandra Bourguignon of Galloway, her sister, JoAnn Sabatini of Hammonton and her brother, Ronald Sabatini (Phyllis) of Berlin. She leaves behind five grandchildren: Erik Schroder, Cameron Adams, Hayley Adams, Kelsie Grover and Lucas Adams. Jean graduated from Hammonton High School in 1956. She was a bright student, voted most likely to succeed, and a talented accordion player. She married Anthony John Bertino in 1957, a budding farmer, and together they built a prosperous blueberry packing business, Bertino Bros., Inc. While Anthony tended to the growing and harvesting of the crops, Jean managed the office. Barely five feet tall, she was a strong, "take charge" woman. Jean loved the beach and spent many winters in Hollywood, Florida. Summers at her Ocean City home were her favorite, where she enjoyed reading under the awning of her front deck and watching the ocean. She loved to dance and was one of the first on the dance floor at family events. She was fond of shopping and lunches with her former classmates and coffee klatch. She was a good friend to all. Jean was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton and a member of the Rosary Society. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Carnesale Funeral Home, 202 S. Third Street in Hammonton. Another viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish Church of St. Anthony of Padua, 285 Route 206 in Hammonton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hammonton. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in her memory to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration www.theaftd.org or by mail to: AFTD, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087. For information or to post condolences go to www.carnesalefuneralhome.com.