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Nicholas William Ballone

January 26, 1930 ~ December 2, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Nicholas Ballone Obituary

Nicholas William Ballone, 93, of Columbus, NJ, entered into his eternal rest with the Lord on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Virtua Mount Holly Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Nicholas was born and raised in Trenton, NJ.
Nicholas had many jobs throughout his lifetime but none of which he was more proud of than Manco and Manco’s Pizza in Ocean City, NJ where he served in many roles including the pleasant, always smiling host and greeter on the Ocean City Boardwalk. 

Nicholas was a 3rd degree member of the Knight’s of Columbus of Hamilton Township. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Jeopardy. But nothing compared to the love he shared for his family, as his favorite days of his life were those shared by the people that he loved. Those closest to Nicholas would describe him as a man who lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every second doing it. He will be truly missed.

Nicholas was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many.

Son of the late Gaetano and Anna (Mangioni) Ballone; beloved husband of 53 years to the late Victoria (Varra) Ballone; brother of the late Madeline Sprague; brother-in-law of the late Frank Manco, Anthony Gervasio and Joseph Varra. 
Nicholas is survived by his two daughters, Margaret and husband Michael Pontoriero, and Maria Ballone and partner Robert Scheerer; three grandchildren, Michael Pontoriero and wife Jordyn, David Pontoriero, and Nicholas Pontoriero and fiancee Nicole Leip; two sisters-in-law, Carmella Gervasio and Catherine Manco; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Family and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 3816 E. State St. Ext., Hamilton, NJ.  Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery & Mausoleum, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton, NJ.  Please visit Nicholas’ tribute page at www.brennacellinifuneralhomes.com 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 6, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Hamilton Brenna - Cellini Funeral Home
2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
December 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church
3816 East State Street Extension
Hamilton, NJ 08619

Committal
Wednesday
December 6, 2023

12:15 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery & Mausoleum
1200 Cedar Lane
Hamilton, NJ 08610

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