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Developer Of Village At Taunton Forge Celebrates Milestone

By Douglas D. Melegari

Staff Writer

MEDFORD—Joseph DePetris, the man who changed Medford Township’s atmosphere for the better by establishing one of the most vital community shopping centers serving the Pinelands communities at the intersection of Taunton and Tuckerton roads, hit a milestone on March 15 that will secure his spot on a Smucker’s jar.

DePetris, a loving-father to James, Michael, Steven, David and Donna, turned 100 years old on March 15.

The DePetris family celebrated the milestone early recently by taking Joseph DePetris, now a winter resident of Florida, to the place he developed, and that is so near-and-dear to his heart, the Village at Taunton Forge shopping center.


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