Sonia Kafafian


Sonia (Avakian) Kafafian, 88, of Glen Rock, NJ passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born and reared in New York City, Sonia graduated from Christopher Columbus HS and worked at Metropolitan Life until she was wed in 1954. Upon moving to New Jersey, she became active in her community.  Sonia was a member of the Glen Rock PTA, Women’s Club, Junior Football Association, Gourmet Club, was First Lady of the SIP organization, and Co-Founder of The Paper Dolls.

An avid walker, Sonia also enjoyed skiing, golf and tennis.  She loved music -- especially all things Sinatra and Big Band jazz.   Sonia worked the kitchen like few others and enjoyed entertaining in her home and spending time with her family.  A devout Christian and woman of faith, Sonia was member of St. Leon Armenian Church.

Beloved wife of Edward (Duke) Kafafian.  Loving and devoted mother of Robert Kafafian and wife Pauline, Craig Kafafian and wife Linda and Lori Kafafian and husband Thomas Glynn.  Cherished grandmother of Allyce, Nicole, David, Steven, Sean and Ryan-Elizabeth.  Adored great-grandmother of little Tommy.  Daughter of the late Bedros and Altoon Avakian and dear sister of the late Marjorie Zadigan.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, March 23, 2018, 2-4pm and 6:30-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A funeral service is planned for Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10 am at St. Leon Armenian Church, 12-61 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Sonia to Alzheimer’s NJ, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 203, Roseland, NJ  07068 would be appreciated.

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Dear Lori and family, wishing you peace and love. What a beautiful woman, with such a rich life! xoxox Julia, Frank & Maya
Verderosa Family
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