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Gertrude DeFranco

5/4/2016


Gertrude DeFranco, age 93 of Wayne, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

She was born in Paterson and had lived there before moving to Wayne fifty-eight years ago. She was a former secretary with the Diocese of Paterson. Gertrude had sixty-four years of “caring and devoted” marriage together with her husband Philip until his passing in 2007.

Surviving are her two sons Roy DeFranco and his wife Linda of West Milford and Philip DeFranco and his wife Randee of Wayne; grandchildren: Roy DeFranco Jr. and Melissa, Matthew DeFranco and Camille, Melissa DeFranco, and Brooke Mendel and Joseph; and seven great-grandchildren: Evangeline, Charlize, Addison, Caleb, Nathan, Lucia, and Amelia.

Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9 AM from the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne then to Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church, 580 Ratzer Road, Wayne where at 10 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa.

In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy in Gertrude’s memory are asked to consider making a donation to The Department of Persons with Disabilities, 1 Catholic Charities, Way, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438. (dpd.org\give)

Guest Book

5/5/2016

To the DeFranco Family. My heart felt sympathy. Aunt Gert was a beautiful and gracious person who will be missed. My prayers are with you during this time of morning

Debra Dakake Hodulik

5/5/2016

DEAR PHIL AND FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY IN THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED MOTHER. WE WISH YOU PEACE. SHELLY & MONICA WAYNE BUILDING DEPARTMENT

SHELLY O'HARA

5/6/2016

To the DeFranco Family, Our thoughts,prayers and deepest sympathies are with all of you. Gert was a very special lady and dear neighbor. Peace and God's Blessings always. Sincerely, The Costantin Family, Robert, Bob, Michele and Carlene

The Costantin Family


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