SERGIO CROCE was born in Camden on September 2, 1928 to Francesco "Frank" Croce and his wife, the former Adalgisa "Elsie" Carita. He was one of nine children, six of whom lived to adulthood - Nicholas, Remo, Fulvio, Sergio, Avio, and Norma. There was also a son, Jamison, who died at nine months old, and twin girls who died at birth.

The 1929 Camden City Directory and 1930 Census shows the Croce family living at 565 Mount Vernon Street. They shared the house with Adalgisa's brother, Arthur Carita, and his wife and daughter. Frank Croce worked as a shoe repairer, at that time in Moorestown, New Jersey. According to the Census, he was then self-employed. Frank Croce also followed that trade in Camden and Philadelphia. When he registered for the draft in the sopring of 1942 Frank Croce had a shoe repair shop at 19 South 6th Street in west Philadelphia. The Croce family was then living at 411 Chestnut Street in South Camden. Son Nicholas Croce had gone into the Unted States Army in November of 1941. He would be followed by Remo Croce in October of 1942 and Fulvio Croce in February of 1943.

By 1947 the Frank Croce family had moved to 319 Mount Vernon Street. Frank Croce remained at that address through at least 1959. He later moved to Blackwood, passing away in June of 1969.

After completing his military service, Sergio Croce was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on June 5, 1951. He served with Engine Company 6 at Front and Linden Streets. He reported for duty eleven days later. 

Sergio Croce resigned from his position with the department effective July 1, 1956. By that time he was living at 1053 Kenwood Avenue. He worked for 28 years as a clerk in the Superior Court of the County of Camden. Married to Jeane Parker, he raised three children, Samuel, Norma Jeane, and Adalgisa. The Croce family moved out of Camden before the fall of 1969.  

Last a resident of Cherry Hill, Sergio Croce passed unexpectedly away on February 8, 1999. He was survived by his wife, and children,  and seven grandchildren. Jeane Croce joined her husband on February 5, 2004. The are buried at Calvary Cemetery in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. 

Sergio Croce's older brother, Remo Croce, also worked in the court system. Prior to his retirement in 1987 he woked for 30 years at the New Jersey State Attorney-General's office in Trenton.


Camden Courier-Post * February 9, 1999

Suddenly of February 8, 1999 Sergio of Cherry Hill, age 70. Beloved husband of Jeane (nee Parker). Due notice will be given by FALCO/CARUSO & LEONARD PENNSAUKEN, FUNERAL HOME.

Camden Courier-Post * February 10, 1999

Suddenly on February 8, 1999, Sergio of Cherry Hill, age 70. Beloved husband of Jeane (nee Parker). Devoted father of Samuel Croce, Norma Jeane & her husband Frank Ciurlino, & Adalgisa & her husband Peter LoMonico. Loving grandfather of Lauren, Alexis, Jonathan, Kristen, Jeanna, Frank & Joseph. Dear brother of Remo, Avio, & Norma Balducci. Prior to retirement Mr. Croce was a Superior Court Clerk for the County of Camden for 28 years; also a Veteran ov WWII. Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral Friday from 8:30AM at FALCO/ CARUSO & LEONARD PENNSAUKEN FUNERAL HOME, 6600 N. Browning Road. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM in the Church of St. Stephen, 6300 Browning Rd., Pennsauken. Int. Calvary Cem., Cherry Hill. Visitation & Vigil Service at Funeral Home Thursday after 7 PM.

Camden Courier-Post * February 7, 2004

(nee Parker) On February 5, 2004 of Cherry Hill, NJ; age 74 years.
Beloved wife of the late, Sergio; Devoted mother of Samuel Croce, Norma Jeane Ciurlino and her husband, Frank, Adalgisa LoMonico and her husband, Peter; Loving grandmother of Lauren, Alexis, Jonathan, Kristen, Jeanna, Frank and Joseph.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Funeral Service on Monday; 11:00AM at the FALCO/CARUSO & LEONARD PENNSAUKEN FUNERAL HOME, 6600 N. Browning Road. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday evening, 7-9PM and Monday morning, 10-11AM.