HAMILTON - Carl R. Pirrera, 82, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., he had resided in Hamilton Township since 1952. Carl proudly served his country during the Korean War
and is a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force
and the U.S. Marine Corps
. He loved bowling, golf, gambling in AC and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his parents, Frank and Josephine (LaPaglia) Pirrera, his special angel, Emily, his brothers, Edward, John and Armond, he is survived by his wife, Ann(a) (Hanuschik) Pirrera; his children and their spouses, Keith (Kathy), Gary (Erin), Cindy, Cookie (Bruce), and Brian (Antoinette); his sister, Mary Accurso; his grandchildren, Bob, April, Melissa, Mandy, Scott, Kerri, Dan, Jessica, Joe, Andrew and David; his great-grandchildren, Jacob and Ava; and many extended family members.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Jan. 17) at 8:30 a.m. at the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St Raphael-Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 3500 South Broad St., Hamilton. Interment will follow at Princeton Memorial Park, 403 Gordon Road, Robbinsville. Family and friends may call Wednesday (Jan. 16) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Saul Colonial Home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carl's memory to St Raphael-Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 3500 South Broad St., Hamilton, NJ 08610, or to the