Cecilia G. Altamirano


Cecilia G. Altamirano (Garing), 75, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 9, 2020 surrounded by her four daughters.  Born and raised in the Philippines, she immigrated to the United States in 1971 and eventually settling in Fair Lawn 42 years ago.  She was a parishioner of St. Catharine RC Church in Glen Rock.  In addtion to spending time with her family, Cecilia enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, crocheting, and traveling.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends

Prior to retiring, she was employed as a Flavor Scientist with Givaudan-Roure in East Hanover for 30+ years.

Beloved wife of the late Benito Altamirano.  Loving mother of Yvette Payumo and husband Vernon, Leilani Mathis and husband Kenneth, Jennifer Hergert and husband Earl III and Celine Joas and husband Ronald.  Cherished grandmother of Allison Schulze and husband Duncan, Kristin Ferris and wife Lauren, Renee Payumo, Benito Hergert, Sophia Joas and Wolfgang Joas.  Adored great grandmother of Natalie Schulze and Lydia Cecily Schulze.  Devoted daughter of Teodula Garing and the late Hilario Garing. Caring sister of Tita Lajara and husband Ruben, Juanito Garing and the late Lita Garing, Gerardo Garing and wife Edna, Mario Garing and wife Helen, and Angelina Chan and husband Dean.

The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday September 15, 2020,  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  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 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 12:00 PM at St. Catharine RC Church, 905 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  Interment will be private.  Due to the current pandemic, the families desire to practice social distancing to keep everyone safe. There will not be a repast following the funeral. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cecilia may be made to St. Catharine RC Church.


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My dear sister Cely, thank you so much for all the things you have done to me and my family. No words ca express how I feel for you passing away. May your soul rest in peace in the kingdom of our Lord in heaven. Sincerely, Tita Garing Lajara
Tita Lajara
Tiya Cely, We will be always grateful for you.. And you will be missed... Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Maecy Garing Lajara Misa
Maecy Misa
Ate Cely,I will always remember you not only as my best cousin but as my best friend.Thank you for all the good times we shared together.I admired you being a very loving n responsible mother,a caring daughter n understanding sister. May you Rest in Peace !
Elena Mejia
My condolences to Yvette and her family in this very difficult time. May your beautiful mom Rest In Peace.
Sonia Godfrey
Dear Altamirano and Garing families, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the great memories and your wonderful moments together comfort you all in this very difficult time. May she Rest In Peace Fely and Family
Fely Wermers and Family
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