Doreen McGarry


Doreen (Van DeWalle) McGarry, 72 of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Saturday August 15, 2020. Born in Paterson, she was a lifelong resident of Fair Lawn. She was a parishioner of St. Anne RC Church in Fair Lawn. Doreen enjoyed being with people, and had a love for Long Beach Island and the many trips she took there with her family. She also was passionate about reading, and enjoyed everything from fact to fiction. She had a talent for needlecraft and crocheting, and liked to share her creations with family and friends.  Doreen will be remembered most for her love of socializing with her family and friends, especially with her grandchildren.

Beloved wife of Richard M. McGarry. Loving and devoted mother of Christine Shore and husband Brian, and Gene McGarry and wife Andrea Panico.  Cherished grandmother of Samantha, Erica, Thea, and Drew.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday August 19, 2020  4-7PM  at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 (201) 797-3500.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Thursday August 20, 2020 10:30 AM at St. Anne’s R.C. Church 15-05 St. Anne Street Fair Lawn Cremation: Private

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doreen may be made to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc, 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07463

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Sending our condolences to the McGarry family. I can remember such wonderful memories of Doreen coming to my parents house just for a visit with Scotty. That is a wonderful picture of Doreen that’s the way I will remember her is that smile. She will be smiling down at her wonderful family too!! Rest In Peace Doreen Love Jeff and Karen
Karen Tuorto
Scotty, Liz and I send our love and warmest thoughts to you and your family. Thinking of you during this most challenging time. With love, Drew Shanefield
Drew Shanefield
Uncle Richard and family, We are deeply saddened for the loss of your beloved Doreen. She was a beautiful person inside and out. We are praying for your strength during this difficult time. Our condolences. Love, Monica and Jean McGarry
Monica McGarry-Chizmadia
I will remember always how kind, warm and welcoming Doreen was to me after Bob passed. Her beautiful smile and out reaching kindness will be missed by many. With love and peace to her loving family. Barbara Wilson
Barbara Wilson
Chris and are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jeannine Benale-Brice
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