Margaret Vara

Obituary of Margaret Vara

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Margaret Vara, 88, passed away January 5, 2023.

Margaret “Peggy” was born to James and Gertrude Glasgow. She traveled all over NJ growing up but graduated from Dwight Memorial High school in Englewood, NJ. While she lived in Ridgefield, she met her husband, Anthony. The lifespan of their life together totaled 73 years. They would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in August.

Peggy was a nurse aid and recreational aid for Lincoln Park Care Center for 31 years. She was devoted to her faith and was a parishioner of Holy Spirit RC Church. Peggy love to immerse herself in a good read and knit baby sweaters. She was the type of person hat would always check in with her family and friends. She always checked in to make sure everyone was okay or to make sure she called to wish someone a happy birthday. She was a collector of elephant figurines and especially loved her gnome statues.

She was sassy but a kind hearted person which was much loved by all. Peggy was so proud to be blessed with a large family. She especially felt blessed to have her many grandchildren and great grandchildren, even the ones that are on the way! She will be remembered for going the extra mile for others.

Peggy is survived by her husband of 70 years Anthony Vara; her children Doris Wik and her husband Gerald, Kathy Nardiello and her husband Mark, Donna Lutka and her husband Robert, Anthony Vara and his wife Corrine, Kenneth Vara and his fiancé Marita and Patricia Odee; Peggy was blessed by 13 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren. She was also survived by 3 sisters-in-laws, many nieces and nephews and many others that she was very close with and has considered them as family. Peggy is predeceased by her daughter Laurie Vara, her sister Janet Flanagan and her brother John Entwistle.

A wake will be held Sunday January 8, 2023 from 1pm- 5pm at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held in Peggy’s honor Monday January 9, 2023 at 10am at Holy Spirit RC Church. Interment will follow at First Reformed Cemetery in Pompton Plains. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a memorial contribution to the American Heart Assocation in memory of Peggy. 



1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 8, 2023
M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Monday, January 9, 2023
Holy Spirit RC Church
318 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pequannock, New Jersey, United States
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