Thomas R. Nicoletti, who taught in Catholic schools, dies


Thomas R. Nicoletti of Washington Township died March 30 at the age of 75.

Mr. Nicoletti was the director of student activities and dean of discipline at Saint Joseph High School in Camden for 14 years and a guidance counselor and math teacher at Paul VI High School in Haddonfield for 32 years.

He was also an organist who volunteered his time to play at Sunday Mass.

He grew up in the Tacony section of Philadelphia and was a graduate of Father Judge High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from LaSalle University and a master’s degree in secondary administration from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University).

Mr. Nicoletti loved spending time with family and friends, and enjoyed baking many cookies and cakes for all occasions. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the shore and the pool. He also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and fixing everything around the house. He loved going overboard on holiday decorations, especially at Christmas. He was a big fan of game shows and crossword puzzles. He loved taking care of his pets Sandy, Sparky, Snuggles, Wolfy, Diego and Chico.

He is survived by his wife Patricia A. (nee Owings); children Thomas Nicoletti (Danielle) and Timothy Nicoletti (Rebecca); and grandchildren Sarafina, Annalina and Gianna. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Washington Twp. Interment Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing.