COVID-19 has caused a great loss in one Vineland family, after a daughter and her father died of the virus within two days of one another.

Sheree Coccaro, 62, a security guard at Thomas Wallace Middle School in Vineland, died from coronavirus on Friday at Inspira Medical Center.

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According to the Vineland Daily Journal, her father, Charles J. Scarpa Jr., a retired electrician and Vineland volunteer firefighter, died of the virus on Sunday.

Her obituary says Sheree Coccara worked with the Vineland Board of education for 26 years at various schools as a security officer, most recently at the Wallace School.

The 1976 graduate of Millville High School is survived by her husband of 40 years, Peter, and their two children and two grandchildren.

Principle Debra Quinn remembered Coccaro on the Wallace Middle Scholl FAcebook page.

It is with great sadness that I inform you that we have lost a member of our school family. Our dear security guard, Mrs. Sheree Coccaro, passed away last night after a courageous battle with Covid.....Sheree was a beautiful soul who loved her job working with the students and staff of Wallace School. She will be greatly missed.
Her dad, Charles Charles Scarpa, 89, was a union electrician and a longtime volunteer firefighter with the North Vineland Fire Company #3. The Vineland Daily Journal also points out his athletic abilities playing in the Buena Vista fastpitch Softball League, where he pitched for 55 years.
The tributes for Sheree Coccaro on the Wallace Middle School Facebook page are plentiful and loving...

The school district lost a great person. My heart grieves for her family and her school family. We will miss you terribly. Have fun in Heaven

She will be greatly missed. Her personality never changed. Always had a kind word and always greeted everyone with a smile every single day. Prayers to her family and all who were fortunate enough to have known her.
This is heartbreaking! You were such a sweet woman! In God’s loving arms may you Rest In Peace, Sheree.
I can’t believe there will come a day when we walk back into the building and she won’t be there greeting us 😢 Although I only knew her for a short time, she touched my heart every single day with her warm smile and caring ways. She was a beautiful soul and I pray strength and healing for her family and all who knew her. She will be missed ❤️
Sheree Coccaro’s family has requested that memorial donations be made to COVID-19 relief charities.

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