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Peter Rago

Peter Thomas Rago

Thursday, March 28th, 1929 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Obituary

Peter Thomas Rago, 91, of Hamilton, entered into God’s eternal rest on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Capital Health at Hopewell. Born and raised in the Chambersburg area of Trenton, Peter was always very proud to have been born in Chambersburg and often told stories of his happy childhood. He resided in Hamilton Township for the past 59 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Peter was head of maintenance for the Trenton Board of Education for 37 years prior to his retirement.
Peter was a member of the Hamilton Senior Citizens, he loved fishing and billiards. He was extremely competitive and loved shooting pool, he won many tournaments and his nickname was “side pocket Pete”. Pete loved and cherished his time with his family. He was very social especially with all of his neighbors. Pete had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing to anyone he encountered in Italian. He was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

Son of the late Joseph and Maria (Cerenzio) Rago; brother of the late Dominick, Anthony and Albert Rago, Vera Chiacchio and Edith Kupecki; father-in-law of the late, Anthony Prunetti; he leaves behind to mourn his loss, his wife of 59 years, Joyce (Rouse) Rago; his three daughters, Karen Rago, Melissa and husband James Cacace, and Leslie Prunetti; two grandchildren, Chelsea Tozour and Anthony Cacace; a sister-in-law, Judy and husband Ron Exner; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Church, 3500 So. Broad St., Hamilton, NJ. Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Tuesday morning from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Cremation will be held after mass and will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Peter’s memory to the Dementia Society of America at www.dementiasociety.org Please visit Peter’s tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home
    Address
    2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00am
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am
    Location
    Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home
    Address
    2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
    HAMILTON, NJ 08619
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 |
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
    Location
    St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    3500 South Broad Street
    Hamilton Township, NJ 08610
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  • Interment

    Location
    Bucks County Crematories
    Address
    3500 Bristol Oxford Valley Road
    LEVITTOWN, PA 19057
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    Notes
    Cremation will be held after the funeral mass at church and will be private.

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Karen rago

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To the best of father in the world love you forever Karen
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| 609-584-8080 | Brenna-Cellini Funeral Homes
2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton , NJ 08619
Email: brennacellini@gmail.com
| 609-584-8080 | Brenna-Cellini Funeral Homes
2365 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
Hamilton , NJ 08619
Email: brennacellini@gmail.com