Marion Slacke


Marion (Hunt) Slacke, 90, of Saddle Brook passed away on Sept. 12, 2019 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Paramus, NJ with her family at her side.  Born and raised in Manhattan, NY, she was a graduate of the Lennox Hill NY School of Nursing and Jersey City State College. Marion was an RN who worked at Hackensack Hospital and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood and, as a beloved school nurse for 20 years in Saddle Brook, was part of countless residents' childhoods, whether they needed a band-aid, a hug, or both. She was a girl scout leader and camp nurse for GSA. She was a 56-year parishioner of St. Phillip the Apostle Church in Saddle Brook and a member of the Rosary Altar Society.

Marion was an avid art lover, sharing a love for watercolor painting with her late husband. She was a certified Master Gardener, spending many joyful hours maintaining her lovely garden. As an amateur actor and backstage crew member with the Nutley Little Theater, Marion played a nurse in ‘Antigone’ with an Irish brogue! As her vision began to fail, she became a leader, speaker and mentor with Focus on Eyes, a support organization for limited vision individuals in Bergen County.

Loving mother of Diane Lapsley (Don) of Flanders, Chris (Mary Ann) of Durham, NC, Sue (Rich) of Gig Harbor WA, Pat of Easton, PA and Kat of Saddle Brook. Beloved grandmother to Robert, Brian, Michael, Suzanne, Brennan, and Olivia, five great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sisters Elizabeth Baldwin and Eileen O’Sullivan and brother Edward Hunt. She was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph, sisters Anita and Sheila and brother Thomas.

Visitation is Monday, 9/16/19, from 4-8 p.m. at Vander Plaat - Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Rd, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, 201-797-3500. Funeral Mass Tuesday, 9/17/19, 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 488 Saddle River Rd., Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 followed by interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, Marion requested a donation to the Saddle Brook Ambulance Corps and the Macular Degeneration Society.

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