Obituary of John J. Orecchio
RARITAN- John J. Orecchio, 98, entered eternal life on February 18, 2022. He was born on February 26, 1923 in Raritan, son of the late Mary & Charles Orecchio.
John was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years holding the positions of General Manager, Mail Bag Repair Centers and Depositories, Stamp Envelope Agency and Manager and Personal Officer. He also was employed by The Department of Defense for 15 years as a manager. John was a communicant of the church of St. Ann in Raritan and a member of its Golden Age Club. He enjoyed working at its annual Festa for several years and was a member of the 100 year committee. He was very active and devoted with the Borough’s Senior Citizens Club serving as its President several terms, Vice President, Entertainment Committee Chairman, Trip Coordinator and Acting Secretary. John was also a member of VFW 1645, member of AmVets Post 16,, Italian American War Veterans, John Basilone Post 6, served as Treasurer of the Raritan Borough’s 50th Anniversary committee, appointed by Raritan Borough’s Mayor and Council to the Somerset County Community Development committee for several years; was a member of the Consumer Advisory Panel, Sail committee, Robert Woods Medical Center, member of the Raritan-Somerville Chapter UNICO and First Secretary of the John Basilone Parade. John proudly served as a clerk in the Army. John and his wife Bobby enjoyed traveling the world together. Whether it was one of their many cruises to the Caribbean Islands or far away destinations they always had fun making new acquaintances and just seeing the wonders of the world. Some of their favorite trips were to Italy, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Alaska, England, Ireland, Panama Canal, Aruba, St. Martin and the list goes on.
John was preceded in death by his four sisters Marie Evans, Lillian Melitsky, Mildred Mastrobuono and Carmella Troeller.
John is survived by his beloved wife Alvina (Bobby) Orecchio, of 75years, his two sons Robert Orecchio and Daughter-in-law Ellyce of Hillsborough, N.J., Charles Orecchio and Daughter-in-law Jill of Kintersville, PA and daughter Mary McNutt and Son-in-law Tom of Wilmington, N.C. Five grandsons Dwayne Orecchio and wife Jennifer, Jason McNutt and wife Joy, Adam McNutt, Zachary Orecchio and wife Theresa and Chase Orecchio, three great granddaughters Samantha and Danielle Orecchio, Kendra McNutt and three great grandsons Caden and Tristan McNutt and Theoden Orecchio.
Visitation from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Bongiovi Funeral Home 416 Bell Avenue, Raritan, NJ (908) 725-1887. Funeral services Thursday, February 24, 2022 beginning with a visitation from 9:00am to 10:15am at the funeral home followed by an 11:00am Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church 45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ. Interment at St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater, NJ. To send an on-line condolence visit www.Bongiovifuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 www.stjude.org
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