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FURGIONE Anthony Gerald
Birth: 28 Dec 1920 N.J.
Death: 5 Apr 2014 Chesilhurst, Camden Co., N.J.
Burial: 11 Apr 2014 Williamstown United Methodist Cemetery, Williamstown, N.J.
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1930 in Hammonton, N.J.
1940 in Hammonton, N.J. clerk retail grocery store
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Anthony G. Furgione, 93, welder, shipper, mayor
Anthony G. Furgione worked for the New York Shipbuilding Co. in Camden during
spells when he was laid off from the Budd Co. in Philadelphia.
In those times, "he learned to weld, using a mirror," his son Gerald said.
"He was one of the few welders that was able to get in and do detail work where a
man couldn't crawl in."
On Saturday, April 5, Mr. Furgione, 93, of Chesilhurst, mayor of that Camden County
borough for 17 years, died at his home.
Mr. Furgione was mayor in the 1960s and 1970s, his son said. "The borough was
having financial problems, some problems with municipal services," his son said, "and
he decided to get involved."
Mr. Furgione grew up in the Rosedale section of Winslow Township and was president
of the Class of 1939 at Hammonton High School, where he starred in baseball,
basketball, and football.
"He was a guard in basketball, a shortstop in baseball, and quarterback for the
football team," his son said. "Four years at each of the sports."
His favorite sport was baseball, because "it was more a finesse kind of sport."
Mr. Furgione was an aircraft radio technician in the Army Air Corps during World War
II, working in ground crews in the European Theater.
He spent most of his civilian career at the Hunting Park plant of Budd, retiring in
In the shipping department, he drove forklifts to load parts for Ford Econoline vans
"But he would be laid off and go to New York Ship and then get called back to Budd,"
his son said.
"I remember going to the launching of a submarine that he worked on," his son said,
recalling the 1958 ceremony for the Bonefish.
"He was proud of the work he was doing," he said, and "a launching of a ship from
Camden was a very big deal."
Mr. Furgione was president of the Camden County Mayors Association for a time.
At Atco Methodist Church, he held several responsibilities over the years.
The Rev. Wesley D. Hawk, pastor for the last 13 years, said that before he arrived,
Mr. Furgione "was head of the trustees for a number of years."
Mr. Hawk said that "at one point, he was the Sunday school superintendent" as well
as the church historian.
Besides his son, Mr. Furgione is survived by another son, Robert; a daughter, June
Batz; two sisters; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A viewing was set for 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Atco United Methodist
Church, 2128 Atco Ave., Atco, N.J. 08004, before an 11 a.m. funeral service there,
with interment in Williamstown United Methodist Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to the church atwww.atcoumc.org.
Condolences may be offered to the family atwww.bell-hennessy.com.
Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
FURGIONE Pasquale Charles (12 Sep 1893 - 1 Aug 1982)
CIONE Antonia (Mary) (19 May 1897 - 1 Sep 1967)
FURGIONE John (15 Sep 1917 - 28 Aug 1921)
FURGIONE Joseph Charles ()
FURGIONE Anthony Gerald (28 Dec 1920 - 5 Apr 2014)
FURGIONE Helen (1923 - 12 Jun 2017)
FURGIONE Robert A. (8 Dec 1925 - 15 Jun 2009)
FURGIONE Alice ()
FURGIONE Mary Louise (22 Jun 1935 - 16 Nov 2007)
Marriage To HUNTER Esther Maude ()
HUNTER Erford Dwight ()
WALKER Agnes ()
Children by HUNTER Esther Maude
FURGIONE Gerald Anthony ()
FURGIONE Robert E. ()
FURGIONE June F. ()
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