Carmela Hermann, Retired Staff, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on January 25, 2008. She was an Administrative Assistant in the Graduate Department of Political Science.
Carmela (Lepore) Hermann, 65, of Barnegat died on January 25, after a courageous two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Newark,the daughter of Frank and Antoinette Lepore, Carmela was the youngest of nine children. She graduated from West Side High School in 1960, married her high school sweetheart, Richard V. Hermann, in 1965, and raised two daughters. They moved to Edison in 1974, before retiring and moving to Barnegat in 1998. Carmela worked for 20 years at Rutgers University in New Brunswick and spent most of her tenure as administrative assistant in the Graduate Department of Political Science. In Barnegat, she volunteered at the Southern Ocean County Hospital and was active with the Ladies Auxiliary of the local ambulance squad, serving as co-chair of their Spring Fling fund raising luncheon for three years. Carmela is survived by her husband of 42 years, Richard; two daughters, Renee and husband, Michael McCaffrey, and Christine and husband, Christopher Zerby; three grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Zerby, and Sophia McCaffrey; two brothers, Leonard and Edward Lepore, and three sisters, Connie Mase, Antoinette Henry and Frances Jean. She was predeceased by her parents, and three sisters, Mary Maffey, Michelina Lepore, and Angela Sinisi.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carmela's memory may be sent to The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 910 17th St. NW, Suite 1190, Washington, D.C. 20006, (www.ovariancancer.org) to help support awareness and advocacy for the early detection of ovarian cancer.