Edward Dargento


Edward “Ed” John Dargento, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on May 19, 2018 at the age of 76. Born in Hackensack, NJ on May 4, 1942 to Raymond Dargento and his wife Elsie (née Weisser), Ed moved with his parents and younger brother, Raymond, to Garfield while in elementary school and graduated from Garfield High School. 

 Ed proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1964 until 1968 and was stationed in Germany. In 1973, with the help of some dear friends, Ed met the love of his life, Catherene “Cathy” (née Koller), on a blind date. They married in June of 1974, settled in Fair Lawn, NJ and raised three children—Mark, Michael and Marie. Ed, together with Cathy, shared a lifelong passion for baking. They baked and shared their love with family and friends through thousands of Christmas cookies and unsurpassed pies. This tradition was passed on to their children and grandchildren. Ed was a stamp and coin collector, an attentive gardener, a history buff, an avid reader and, in his retirement years, a traveler who loved to share stories and photos of the wonderful trips he took with his wife Cathy—whether it was a trip with his children and their families to the New Jersey shore, a tour of Croatia or a cruise to Alaska or down the Danube or Rhine rivers. 

Ed will be missed by his loving wife, Cathy, three children, Mark, Michael and Marie, six grandsons, Jake, Matthew, Andrew, Lukas, Anthony and Christian, daughters-in-law, Claudia and Kristina, son-in-law, Pete, brother, Raymond, sister-in-law, Linda, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday 7-9 pm and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Friday, May 25, 2018, 10 am at St. Catharine R.C. Church,  905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  Interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery Mahwah, NJ 

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Ed, rest in peace my friend.
Javier Fernandez
I send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to Ed's beloved family.
Tony Monochello
I was deeply saddened to hear this. I had the pleasure of knowing Ed over the years through being his mail carrier. Ed was the kind of person who could brighten your day with his very friendly personality. I always enjoyed talking with him about books, history, vacations, or whatever. Many were the times he, along with his wife Cathy, would invite me in for a cold drink on a hot day. He was a warm, generous person, the kind you don't see enough of. I'll always treasure those memories. Ed will be missed very much by me, and everyone who knew him.
Tony Monochello
Ed was never at a loss for words. I will miss our conversations when I would visit to do Cathy’s hair. He reminded me of my dad an advisor reader and knew something about everything!!! He loved his garden and peaches but most of all his beautiful family!! His eyes lit up when he talked about his grandsons!! Revelation 21:3,4 brings me the most comfort when I thinks about loved ones that passed “And He will wipe away every tear from theirs eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning , nor outcry nor pain be any more the former things have passed away”!
Gina Moretti
Ed was a great guy. Working with Ed for years at UPS was fun. You will be missed my friend . Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family.
Gene Pingol
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