But the Blackwood resident, whose son Sal Marchese died of an illegal drug overdose in 2010, isn't resting on any laurels.
"Anything I can do, I will do," DiRenzo declares -- such as letting people know that the '911 Good Samaritan" portion of the legislation the governor signed May 2 is already in force.
The measure protects individuals who summon emergency help for overdose victims. Sal Marchese was found dead in a car in North Camden; his mother is convinced that someone was with him when he overdosed but fled the scene for fear of arrest. A second component of OPA, which protects parents, caregivers or others who administer medication to counter the effects of overdose, goes into effect July 1.