Michael G. Garafano


Michael G. Garafano, age 56, of Township of Washington, NJ passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.  Born in Teaneck, NJ, he resided in Ridgefield Park for many years.  Mr. Garafano was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in the Township of Washington.   Michael enjoyed word search puzzles, playing cards, and collecting baseball cards.

Beloved son of Joseph S. and the late Marilyn (Hartmann) Garafano.  Loving brother of David Garafano and wife Kathy and Mary E. Marten and husband Ron.  Cherished uncle of Joseph and Monica Garafano and Nicholas and Jonathan Marten.  He is also survived by nine cousins.

The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, August 29, 2021, 3-7 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, vpfairlawn.com.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 30, 2021, 10 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, 668 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, NJ.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Michael to The Arc of Bergen-Passaic Counties, 223 Moore Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 would be appreciated.  Please make checks payable to The Bergen-Passaic Arc Foundation.

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