Herman S. Begega


Herman S. Begega, age 91, of Hackensack, NJ passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Paterson, he resided in Pompton Lakes most of his life before moving to Hackensack ten years ago. He proudly served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Herman was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation Church in Paramus and a member of the Paterson Dux Club. He enjoyed collecting stamps and reading. Herman will be remembered for his strong love of family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Prior to retiring, he was a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service in Pompton Lakes for many years.

Beloved husband of Frances (Diorio) Begega for over 66 years. Loving and devoted father of Michele Villani and husband Paul, Patricia Strailey and husband Robert, Maryanne Grycan and husband Thomas, Lisa Mignano and husband Thomas, and the late Michael Begega and surviving wife Kamala. Cherished grandfather of Michele Iglesias, Susan Bakalarczyk, John Villani, Davia D’Amato, Melanie and Veronica Grycan and Francesca and Michael Mignano. Great-grandfather of Diana and Elizabeth Bakalarczyk, Nico and Viana D’Amato and Juan Carlos Iglesias. Dear brother of the late Steven and Alfonso Begega.

The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, September 5, 2021, 2-6 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. Due to
rising Covid rates, masks are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities Diocese of Paterson Supportive Services for Veteran Families https://ccpaterson.org/donate  Please include “For Vet Services in honor of Herman Begega.”

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Our condolences to the Herman family on behalf of the family from Asturias, Spain. My mother (still alive) is Herman's first cousin. Her mother (Esperanza) and Herman's mother (Bernardina) were sisters. A strong hug from Salinas, Asturias, Spain.
Juan Carlos Garrido
Even though Herman scared the daylights out of me, I was always felt welcomed in your lives and home. I am grateful for the love, friendship and memories. Your family helped a broken young girl learn to accept and love life.
Karen Kirby
To Fran, I’m so sorry for your loss…. He was a good husband, father, Grandfather and great grandfather…you were blessed in so many ways…. Now your girls will take care of you, since you took such care of them… My prayers and thoughts are with at this difficult time… Again, I offer my condolences….
Karen Caputot
So sorry to hear of your family's loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time and hoping you focus on the wonderful memories! Much love, "Ms" Debbie
Deborah Cofrancesco
To the entire Begaga Family; Our deepest sympathies to all of you. May God be with you all and may Herman Rest In Peace now with the Lord. God Bless you all
Tanya Diorio
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