Alba "Babe" DeMartino died of natural causes Monday. She was 78.
Babe worked as a Quick Chek cashier in Hopatcong for more than 20 years. Coworker Gay Hoff said she had known Babe since 1989.
"She was like my mother," Hoff said. "She was like a mother to me. She was this wonderful person. Everbody knew her."
Visitations are scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home in Landing. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at .
Read her full obituary from Leber-Lakeside below.
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Name: Alba "Babe" DeMartino
Date: November 17th, 1933 - January 9th, 2012
Obituary: Alba “Babe” (nee: Pagano) DeMartino of Hopatcong passed away Monday January 9, 2012 at St. Clare’s Hospital, Denville. She was 78. Born in New York NY, she lived in Bronx NY prior to moving to Hopatcong. Alba was a sales cashier for Quick Chek in Hopatcong since 1992. She enjoyed cooking for her family and adoring her grandchildren and their babies. Beloved wife of the late Pasquale (2002). Devoted mother of Patricia Frezzo and her husband John and James DeMartino and his wife Donna. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer Frezzo Cruz, Nicole Frezzo Morales, Laura Svendsen and Daniel DeMartino. Loving great grandmother of Sydney Grace, Raquel Alba, Peyton James, Tatum Olivia and Guiliana Delfin.
Visitations: 2:00PM to 4:00PM on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home (map/driving directions)
7:00PM to 9:00PM on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home (map/driving directions)
Services: 10:00AM at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church on Friday, January 13th, 2012 (map/driving directions)
Cemetery: Stanhope Union Cemetery
Stanhope, NJ 07874 (map/driving directions)