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Quick Chek Cashier 'A Wonderful Person'

Share your memories of 'Babe,' who died of natural causes Monday. She was 78.

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.

Want to share your memories of Babe? Tell us in the comments.

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
Love Lane
Stanhope, NJ 07874 (map/driving directions)

NANCY AKGUN January 31, 2012 at 09:30 PM
BABE! You will be missed. You were a HOPATCONG institution. I'm so sorry to hear this in Fl. My condolances to her family. R.I.P. BABE. Nancy Akgun/Pompano Beach, Fl.
Willa Scantlebury February 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Been here for 20 years myself now. Babe was a staple in Hopatcong and my life! 17 years ago when my child was an infant she made me leave him (in his carry seat) on the check out counter where she could watch him while I got my coffee. A small gesture of help, but with ever lasting impact on both myself and my son. All the following years neither of us could walk in the store without a warm and friendly compliment from her! So sad she's gone now, sniff, I just heard the news. I wished I could have paid my respects. May her soul soar with the eagles as her memory warms our hearts! RIP Babe!
Dawn Zinn March 06, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Babe you were a wonderful person bring joy to many people. I thank GOD for your life and will see you again one day. Maybe I'll be able to bring you coffee!
Nicole April 03, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I'm so sad to hear this. I used to work at the video store when it was there, and I was in Quick Check every day for my coffee...and so was Babe. When I remember Quick Check, she's the first thing that comes to my mind. She was always so kind to everyone who walked in the door. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
n April 11, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Im so sad to hear of this. Strenght to the family... Babe was an amazing person and surely will be missed. I so enjoyed seeing her at quick check and joking with her...xxoo

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