Richard
A.
Troncone


 

RICHARD A. TRONCONE was born in Camden NJ around 1906 to Fiore and Carmela Troncone. Fiore Troncone worked for many years as a member of the Camden Police Department, and was a detective in the 1920s and 1930s. The Troncone family resided from the 1900s through the late 1940s at 815 South 4th Street, adjacent to Antonio Mecca's funeral home, and diagonally across the street from the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, which served the  Italian community in that part of South Camden. Richard Troncone apprenticed as an undertaker with Antonio Mecca, and would succeed him in the business after Mr. Mecca's passing.


Camden Courier-Post
June 27, 1929

Louis Cavallo
Kaighn Avenue
Jennie Maroccia Cavallo
Sons of Italy Hall
South 4th Street - Spruce Street
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Division Street - Viola Street
Father John Proseda
William Troncone - Richard Troncone
Rocco Palese
Nicholas Martella
Rose Marini - Daisy Pucci - Mary Doria
Lillian Giordano - Grace Merocra
South 3rd Street


Camden Courier-Post -February 1, 1933

G.O.P. GROUPS UNITE FOR DANCE AND FAIR

Four Republican groups will join in staging their thirty-seventh annual ball and fair March 17 at the headquarters of the First Italian Republican League, 813 South Fourth Street. The units under whose auspices the program will be presented include the league, the Fifth Ward unit of the Young Republicans of Camden County, the Camden County Women's Italian Republican Club, and the Young Ladies' Italian Republican Club. 

The committee in charge includes Antonio Mecca, former coroner, chairman; Mrs. Mamie Piraine, vice chairman; Richard Troncone, secretary, and Vincent Sarubbi, treasurer.


Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 1933

Palese Peddles Tickets For His Own Testimonial

Selling tickets for his own testimonial dinner is a distinction enjoyed by Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Palese.

The dinner, arranged as a testimonial to "the Polish Ambassador," proved a surprise to Palese last night when 28 friends, members of the "Srelsihc Club," let him share the secret in Hotel Walt Whitman.

The dinner, among other reasons, was tendered him because he was the only member of the club to put together a Courier-Post "Hi-Ho" puzzle. For a week prior to the affair he sold tickets to friends, not knowing the affair was in his honor.

With former Judge John B. Kates as toastmaster, wit and repartee passed the festive board, while entertainment was furnished by Bobby Heath and Billy James, famous writers of popular songs.

Those who did honor to Palese are: Judge Kates, Prosecutor Clifford A. Baldwin, Chief of County Detectives Lawrence T. Doran, John R. DiMona, Carl Kisselman, Herbert H. Blizzard, Robert Brest, Charles F. Knapp, Edward V. Martino, William Freeman, William Duby, Louis J. Gale,. Edward Gorman, John J. Fitzgerald, City Commissioner Clay W. Reesman, Anthony Maltesta, F. J. Haws, Edward Neuman, Clifford Stratton, Jules Derowski, Bronislaw Derowski, Richard Troncone, T. Harry Rowland, William F. Lehman, William McDonald, Judge Frank F. Neutze and Robert W Saeger. 


KNIGHTS OF ST. GEORGE HONOR RICO MAZZOLO

The Knights of St. George, Branch 347, entertained on Sunday night in honor of Rico Mazzolo, member of the order recently returned from a tour of the United States.

Richard A. Troncone presided as toastmaster. Others who spoke were Rev. J. A. Monaco, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church; Rev. C. A. Cardelia, assistant to Father Monaco; Fred Scatasti, president of the organization; Matty Adinolfi, Michael Mignogna, Frank Mignogna, Carman Troncone and Frank Sioli.

Camden
Courier-Post

February 17, 1936


DOING UNTO OTHERS

After a head-on collision with a truck, a Camden motorist lay between life and death on Crescent Boulevard at Gloucester Heights. His injuries consisted of a fractured leg, concussion of the brain, several broken fingers and severe cuts.

To a person in such condition minutes saved in reaching medical aid may easily mean eternity. Six motorists stopped to "see what happened." The driver of the disabled truck appealed to everyone of them to take the victim to a hospital. EVERY ONE OF THEM REFUSED. Assistance came only when Richard Troncone, driving a hearse, volunteered to take the injured man to the hospital. It is not uncommon for curious drivers to block the highway with their cars and clutter around the scene of an accident. It seems almost unbelievable that so many of them with time enough to stop and gaze haven't time enough to HELP SAVE A LIFE.

Camden
Courier-Post

Editorial

February 17, 1936


Camden Courier-Post - February 18, 1938 

Heads Auxiliary

MISS MARY COLAIACOVO

DELL 'ASSUNTA WOMEN INSTALL NEW OFFICERS

Miss Mary Colaiacovo was installed last night as president of the Auxiliary of Nan'a S. S. Dell' Assunta. 

Others installed at the headquarters, 833 South Fourth Street, were Mary Fattore, vice president; Mary Piccini, treasurer; Angelina Lauria, financial secretary; Miss Julia Marra, assistant secretary; Rose Colaiacovo, assistant recording secretary; Mrs. Anna Di Persia, censor. 

Trustees are Mary Palermo, Susie Ruggierio, Cora Calabrese, Mrs. E. Owens and Mary Tomasetti.

Richard A. Troncone installed the officers. 

Querino Colaiacovo, president of the men's lodge, father of the auxiliary president and founder of the auxiliary, was one of the speakers. Joseph Cristalli, secretary, of the men's lodge was another speaker. Mrs. Lucy Gimelli was in charge of refreshments. Dancing followed the installation.


Camden
Courier-Post

May 19, 1964


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