Margaret A. Thomas


Margaret A. (McManus) Thomas, age 96, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  Born in Newark, NJ and raised in Harrison, she resided in Lake Hopatcong and Port Charlotte, FL prior to residing in Fair Lawn for the past 11 years.  She was a parishioner of  St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  During World War II, Mrs. Thomas was employed with Wright Aeronautical for the war effort.  Margaret enjoyed roller-skating in her younger years and will be missed by all who loved her.   

Beloved wife of the late Mahlon Thomas.  Loving and devoted mother of William M. Thomas and wife Jane and Kathleen M. Meyer and husband Phil.  Cherished grandmother of Tracey Merlino, Tara Bracco, Phil T. Meyer and Mahlon R. Meyer.  Adored great-grandmother of Emily, Ryan, Matthew and Brayden Merlino, Frankie, Tyler, Danny and Nathan Bracco, Leigha, Joshua, Daniel, Annora and Elizabeth Meyer.

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 10 – 11am with a service following at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Margaret may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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