Obituary of Anna Marie Codario
Anna Marie Codario, 80, of Landisville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Anna Marie was born in Landisville to the late Thomas and Lucy (Camarano) DeFelice. She was a graduate of Vineland High School Class of 1954 and New Jersey State Teachers College at Glassboro (now Rowan University) in 1958. She began her career teaching math at Hammonton High School where she also directed plays and musicals. She then continued her passionate teaching of math at Buena Regional High School. Anna Marie touched the lives of many in her 45 year career and was nominated for Who's Who Among America's Teachers numerous times. Her favorite line was "Learn what you are supposed to learn, when you are supposed to learn it".
She was a dynamic individual who enjoyed politics. She served as the Atlantic County Democratic Chairperson from 1976 to 1980. She cherished meeting many senior ranking officials on both the state and national level, including President Jimmy Carter. Anna Marie was nominated for Who's Who Among Women in Politics, and was also the first woman to serve on the New Jersey Real Estate Commission.
In 1990, she became interested in breeding and showing Arabian horses. She created Ro-Ann stables on the same land her father and grandfather settled in Landisville in the early 20th century. Among many of her positive qualities was her steadfast resolve. Up until her recent illness, she would consistently be in the stables at 4:45 AM. Her quest for excellence led her horses to win countless state, regional and national awards.
Anna Marie had a strong devotion to St. Padre Pio, and attended his canonization in Vatican City, Italy in 2002.
She is survived by her sister Eleana Lombardo, and many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her dear friend Ron LeFevre, and many friends including fellow teachers and members of the Arabian horse community. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Frank and Angelo DeFelice, and sisters Frances Mascolo, Angelina Pustizzi, and Maisie Bocelli.
A church visitation will be held on Monday from 10am to 11am followed by a funeral mass at 11am from Our Lady Of The Blessed Sacrament - Church Of Our Lady Of Victories, 202 Northwest Boulevard, Landisville. Burial will be private.
ARRANGEMENTS are under the supervision of Rone Funeral Service, 1110 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
Donations in memory of Anna Marie may be made to:
St. Padre Pio Shrine, Chapel Donations, P O Box 203, Landisville, NJ 08326
Anna Marie Codario Math Scholarship Fund, 600 G Street, Millville, NJ 08332.
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