Frances Garofalo

Frances Garofalo (nee Arcury), 77, of Norwood, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Marianna Perry and her husband Benjamin of Oakland and Vincent and his wife Colleen of E. Brunswick. Adored grandmother of Melissa, Ryan, Jenna, Joseph, Sarah and Tyler. Dearest sister of Sadie Cannistra, Marie Violante and Dolores and Lawrence Bracco and sister-in-law of Frances D’Andrea.

Fran was self-employed for many years before retiring. She was a devoted parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Norwood and taught CCD for years. She also belonged to the Norwood/Northvale Women’s Club. Fran was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Visiting hours are Tuesday 4-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 AM at Immaculate Conception Church with entombment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum, Fort Lee.

In lieu of flowers a donation to the Joseph  Garofalo U.C.E. Scholarship Fund, c/o Paul Clement, 985 Iris Lane, Baldwin Harbor, NY 11510.


  1. Judy Libonati

    Marianna, Vincent and family, please accept our very sincere sympathy for the passing of Fran Garofalo. We have very fond memories of all the time we spent with Fran. Words cannot express how very sad we feel. May God bless her and carry her in His arms on her journey to heaven.
    Judy and Rich Libonati, Michele, Sharon and Pamela

  2. Marianna, Vincent and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know she will be missed by the entire family. Memories of her in the Woman’s club and also with my grandparents. My grandfather had three gardens and both your mom and dad would come and get vegetables.

  3. Al and Cathi Schito

    Dear Marianna and Vincent and all your family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss her always. We are so blessed to call her our very dear friend. We have so many memories. Remember how much she loved you all. We know she is in the arms of your Dad.
    Love, Aunt Cathi and Uncle Al

  4. Sylvia & Colin Sanderson

    Dear Marianna and Vincent,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a wonderful neighbor. We shared many moments together as you were growing up,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  5. To Vincent and the Garofalo Family, my deepest condolences to you all during the difficult time. I pray that GOD be with you and that you’re kept in the memories of your loved one and that he blesses you all during this time and always!

  6. To the family of Frances Garofalo
    I was very sorry to hear that Fran had passed away. She was one of my first acquaintances when we moved to Northvale. Her warmth made a person feel particularly special. Please accept my condolences and the comfort of knowing that she is now with Joe.

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