Marilyn Garafano



Marilyn R. (Hartmann) Garafano, age 83, of Township of Washington, NJ passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2019.  Born and raised in Ridgefield Park, NJ, she resided in Township of Washington since 1964.  Mrs. Garafano was a faithful and active parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Washington Township, serving as a lector and also a member of the Carmelites.


Prior to retiring in 2009, Marilyn was a legal secretary with Lebson, Prigoff  & Baker in Englewood for 20 years.


Beloved wife of Joseph Garafano.  Loving and devoted mother of David Garafano and his wife Kathy, Michael Garafano, and Mary Marten and her husband Ron.  Cherished grandmother of Joseph, Monica, Nicholas and Jonathan. Dear sister of Doris Cook and the late Fred and Marge Hartmann, Ruth Morris , and Terry Blauvelt.


The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, August 23, 2019, 3-7 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10 am at the Our Lady of Good Council R.C. Church 668 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ 07676.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.


In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Marilyn to the Alzheimer’s Association of NJ 425 Eagle Rock Ave. Suite 203 Roseland, NJ 07068 would be appreciated.

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