Mabel Garofalo, 98, of Pompton Lakes, passed away on February 19, 2018.
Mabel was born in Atherstone, England in 1919. During World War II, she met Mat Garofalo, an American soldier, and the two quikcly fell in love. The couple married in March of 1945 and moved back to the US in 1946, settling in Paterson. A year later, their daughter Lynn was born, making the family complete.
Mabel worked as a machinest for Bright Star in Clifton before working as a lunch aide at Lincoln School in Pompton Lakes. In her spare time, she enjoyed visiting with friends.
Mabel is survived by her daughter, Lynn; two sisters living in England; several nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, Joe, Helen, Carol, and Mina. She was predeceased by her husband, Mat.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7:30 pm Thursday, February 22 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will be held at 7:30. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mabel's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital would be greatly appreciated.