Orlando Meo


Orlando Meo, age 89, of Fair Lawn, NJ, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  Born and raised in Nola, Italy, he immigrated to the U.S. in 1952 residing in Fair Lawn for 50 years.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  Orlando enjoyed cooking and western movies.  He will be fondly remembered as a loving man, a Mr. Fix-it as well as being missed by all who loved him.

Prior to retiring in 1994, he was a machine operator with Fein Container in Saddle Brook for over 30 years.

Beloved husband of the late Marie (Becherer) Meo.  Loving and devoted father of Charlie Becherer and wife Donna, Thomas Becherer, Paul Meo, the late Donna Bendzak and surviving husband Vinnie, Gina Bargellini and husband Lawrence and Frances Meo.  Cherished grandfather of Robert Meo, Ryan Dunnigan, Marilynn Dunnigan and Vincent Bendzak.  He is predeceased by five brothers. 

The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A funeral service is planned for Thursday, July 16, 2020, 10:30 am at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.

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We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. He was always so kind n friendly to us since we moved to Fair Lawn over 20 years ago. We will always remember the generous gifts of tomatoes, cucumbers, and such that he grew every year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Frank & Olga Royce
Frank n Olga
I can’t count the wonderful memories that I have of this amazing father figure I had. There wasn’t a day that went by that he did not make me feel as though I was his daughter. From hiding my car keys (when I was drinking), hiding a chocolate Easter bunny on Easter for me, the trips to the San Géneros Feast, Jersey Shore, Parsippany to see the cousins. He had me their with all of you. He probably figured what’s one more. Oh yes the million times I fell down the stairs and he would be at the bottom to help me up. (I promise no alcohol was involved), just clumsy. Lol! All those Sunday dinners. When I tried getting ketchup out of the bottle, turned around to see you covered in it. The countless times we snuck out the basement window and Donna would tell on us. Oh boy were you mad. Oh yes the “What’s the Madda for you aaa Tommy, Paul, a Gina, Diamond, and Franny” Thank, you Poppy for being there for me all those years and letting me be part of your family. I love you and will miss you but you will forever be in my heart.
My deepest sympathy .to the family . I really don't know any of you but I'm a friend of Paul's online. You all will be in my prayers and a candle will be lit.

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