Anna C. Ford (Castellini), 99, of South Vineland passed away on Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2013, in the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center, Vineland.
Mrs. Ford was born and raised in Vineland, where she remained a lifelong city resident. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline (Bagliani) Castellini and the wife of retired police chief for the city of Vineland, Carl Ford. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Charles, George, Theodore, Richard, Paul and Francis Castellini; stepson, Charles Ford; nephew, Richard Castellini; and niece Paula Boyer.
Before retiring with 34 years of service in 1975, Anna was the clerk for the city of Vineland. She began her secretarial career with Landis Township on Dec. 8, 1941, and rose through the merger of the Township and Boro to become the city clerk in 1967. She was a longtime and active member of the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, Altar and Rosary Society, and had served on the Parish Council. She enjoyed the time spent with her extended Castellini family.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Rita Castellini and Alice Johnson; nieces, Mary Jane Swanson, Joyce Miller, Beverly Hines, Patricia Clark, Janice Weir, Deborah Williams, Sandy DeMore and Donna Lucas; nephews, Robert, Jim, Daniel, Paul and Francis Castellini; three step-grandchildren, Chris, Carl Ford and Kathy Conner; as well as many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends will be received on Saturday from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish-Church of St. Isidore's, 1655 Magnolia Road, Vineland, where her funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery.
For those who wish in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christ the Good Shepherd Parish; or the
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