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Salvatore J. "Sonny" Avellino

March 11, 1935 - November 27, 2022

Salvatore J. Avellino, 87, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 27, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family. On that unordinary day, a very extraordinary man departed this world much too soon, leaving behind cherished memories that will live on in the hearts and minds of all who had the chance to know and love him.

Born in Trenton, and raised in Chambersburg, “Sonny” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was a lifelong Hamilton area resident. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served his Country. He owned a contracting business with his son Scott for over 20 years, and later was employed for more than 20 years as an Inspector and Superintendent of Weights and Measures until his retirement. An avid golfer and Red Sox fan, he enjoyed spending time outside gardening, and trips to A.C. with family and friends. Sonny was a loving man with a great spirit who could light up a room with his sense of humor.

Predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Emma (Formarolli) Avellino; he is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Rosanne (Pizza) Avellino; 2 sons, Scott and his wife Shirley, and Michael and his wife Melissa; sister, Carmela Ferrrara: sister-in-law, Carolyn (Pizza) Forney and her husband, Dan; 2 grandchildren, Scott, Jr. and Capri; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Along with his best friends Jack, Jay and Pat, they are all together again with their golf clubs.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, December 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at The Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, at St. Anthony Church, 626 South Olden Avenue, Trenton, NJ, 08629.

Visitation will be held Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Homes.


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Dear Avellino Family:

We are so sorry for your loss. Only today I came to know about his departure from this earth and heading to heaven. Sonny was such a wonderful person. I always see him with Mayor Jack Rafferty when I used to work at the Township. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.🙏❤️

With heartfelt sympathy,

Virendra Gandhi and family


Dear Roseanne and family,

All my thoughts and prayers to you and your children for the loss of Sonny. He was an old and dear friend from way back when. Also to Carmelina I'll never forget the times I spent in your house.

All my love and condolences I will miss him.

Richard and Rose Agabiti


To Sonny's Family,Many Prayers and Great Memories of him.He was a Great Person that truly cared about others.Sadly Missed,The Keith Offredo Family.


Roseann, please accept my deepest sympathy!! May he rest in peace!!


Vicky Badessa
Vicky Badessa
Dec 03, 2022

Dear Roe, so sorry for your loss...may you find peace in your loving memories, May Sonny RIP! Love & Sympathy, Vicky Badessa



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