Dolores Clayton

Obituary of Dolores Marie Clayton

Clayton, Dolores Marie (nee Matalucci), - 86, of Marmora, NJ Cherished wife, mother, and grandmom, passed away peacefully at home on October 30, 2021. Dolores was born and raised in Vineland, NJ and grew up summering in Wildwood and passed her love of the beach on to her family. She graduated from Vineland High School in 1953. She went on to graduate from Goldy Beacon College in 1955 and was a secretary for Silmo Chemical Corp. She met her husband Ralph on a blind date which was set up by Ralph’s sister Jeanne Mentzer, and they tied the knot on December 13th, 1955. Soon after their marriage they welcomed 2 children, Robert and Jill. Dolores spent her days raising her 2 children and loving her entire family. She was a generous, loving spouse and the best mother ever! She could be found on the beach every day in the summer with her children. She was also the best cook and her family enjoyed her home cooked meals! She loved to be surrounded by her loving family and friends. Dolores and Ralph were very religious and loved everything about their church life. She was a member of the 2nd Cape May Baptist Church in Palermo and past treasurer. Ralph eventually started his own business, Clayton Construction while Dolores doted on her family. Eventually, their business expanded to include Plaza 9 in Marmora, and Clayton’s Self Storage in Atlantic County. Dolores is predeceased by her parents Anthony and Marie Matalucci, her brothers Bobby and Ronald Matalucci and her nephew Michael Matalucci. Dolores is survived by her loving husband, Ralph of 66 years, son, Robert (Ralph) Clayton (Danielle Merighi), a daughter Jill Clayton Casaccio (Paul) and her 2 grandchildren, Tyler Clayton Casaccio (Darcy) and Kendall Rose Casaccio and an adorable great granddaughter Sadie Grace Casaccio (thank you Tyler & Darcy). A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, November 3rd at 11 o'clock at Second Cape May Baptist Church, 600 Rt. 9 S, Palermo where friends may call from nine o'clock until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to Second Cape May Baptist Church. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com
Wednesday
3
November

Visitation at Main Service

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Second Cape May Baptist Church
600 Route 9 South
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
3
November

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Second Cape May Baptist Church
600 Route 9 South
Palermo, New Jersey, United States
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