Americo Arcamone

Obituary of Americo Arcamone

Americo A. Arcamone, 89, of Princeton died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center at Plainsboro, after a brief illness. Born December 28, 1925 in Princeton to Antonio and Giovanna Marcoline Arcamone, Americo, fondly known as "Gooch", went to Nassau Street School and attended Princeton High School. He entered the Navy in 1943 and served as a Pharmacist's Mate on the Hospital Ship, U.S.S. Haven. Following his discharge in 1945, Gooch worked for the Princeton Post Office, and co-owned Veteran's Taxi Service of Princeton. He retired after 25 years at McGraw-Hill Publishing Company in Hightstown, and ended his part-time employment with Princeton University's Athletic Department just prior to his death. Husband of the late Antoinette (née Mazziotti) Arcamone, Gooch is survived by his two daughters, Karen Cinkay (Tom Gray) of Pennington and Adele Hagadorn of Skillman, his son, Frank Arcamone of Washington Crossing, PA, his granddaughter, Kaylen Hagadorn and her partner, Laura Enstad of New York City and grandson, Enzo Arcamone of Edmond, OK. Gooch is also survived by his brother, Dante and wife, June, of Lawrenceville, as well as by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters Angie Pinelli and Maryann Procaccino, as well as his brothers Frank, Carlo, and Mose. The funeral will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton. Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Many of Gooch' memories and stories from his childhood featured his two favorite places, Princeton Summer Camp and The Dorothea House; memorial contributions in his name may be made to: Princeton-Blairstown Center, Administrative Office, 13 Roszel Road, Suite C204A, Princeton, NJ 08540 and/or Dorothea's House, Dorothea VanDyke McLane Association, 120 John Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
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