Obituary of John Saraceno
On Friday, June 24th , 2022, John Saraceno, loving husband and father of four
children, passed away at the age of 88 in Wildwood, NJ.
John was born on June 30, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to John and Mary (DelRossi)
Saraceno, brother to Dominic (Sportelli) and Anna (DeFeo).
On May 5, 1956, he married the love of his life Romona Mazza. They raised three
sons, John, Brian and Mark, and one daughter, Karen. He is also survived by two
grandsons, Mark & Harley.
John attended the South Philadelphia School for Boys and was a Veteran of the US
Army in the Corp of Engineers. He was also a long-standing member of the Sons
He was a self-employed contractor who single handedly raised their A-frame
home into a two-story dwelling on Hildreth Avenue. He was a former security
guard at The Spectrum in Philly and worked for Lion Tours for over 20 years.
John’s last place of employment was at the Convention Center as a parking
attendant at 85 years old.
John loved Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Eagles & Phillies. He was a
huge fan of Frank Sinatra. As an avid reader, he would read the newspaper every
day from cover to cover and had colorful commentaries about the articles and
He was also known for his quick wit, his infectious smile and his kind and
compassionate spirit. John was a “good guy” and admired by many. He loved
having a house filled with people, conversation & laughter but by far, his greatest
accomplishment was his family. He will be deeply missed.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated July 1, 2022 at St. Ann’s Church, 2900
Atlantic Ave., Wildwood, NJ where friends may call from 10am-11am. Interment
will be in the VA Cemetery, Cape May Courthouse.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John Saraceno, please visit Tribute Store