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Geraldine "Geri" Fornari

Saturday, December 5th, 1942 - Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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FORNARI, Geraldine “Geri” (nee Montemarano), age 78, of Fair Lawn, died on January 2, 2021. Born in Passaic, she lived in Garfield settling in Fair Lawn over 50 years ago. She owned and operated since she was 17 years old Gerry’s Beauty Salon, first in Paterson, then Fair Lawn retiring in 2008. In her retirement, she sold hand bags and shawls for Julia Rose Accessories, LLC. Geri was a lifelong parishioner of Mt. Virgin Church, Garfield where her great-grandfather, Louis Marrone, was one of the original founders. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Antonino, three devoted children, Daria Diani and husband Brian, Joseph Fornari, and Jennifer Maurer and husband Matthew, four cherished grandchildren, Louie, Jonny, Gianna, and Anthony, and her adored granddog, Chase. She is predeceased by her parents, Michael and Rose Montemarano. Visiting Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral is Thursday, January 7, 2021, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 10 am followed by a 11 am mass at Our Lady of Mt. Virgin RC Church, Garfield. Entombment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. The Fornari family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit aloiafuneral.com
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Aloia Funeral Home
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Aloia Funeral Home
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church
    188 MacArthur Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Interment

    St. Nicholas Cemetery - Lodi
    2 Terrace Avenue
    LODI, NJ 07644
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rosario Aquino

Posted at 11:49am
My deepest sympathy to the family. Although I did not know Geraldine personally, my friendship with Daria and Joe truly reflects what a beautiful person she was.

Bill savino

Posted at 04:23pm
Dear jen and matt was saddened to hear about mom passing away shes in gods hands now no more suffering from any pain my your mom rest in peace I was a delight to know her peace and love god bless

Marj Kuhn

Posted at 05:25pm
Dear Tony and family,
I was sad to read of Geri’s death.
She was always there to make Warren Point School a better place for kids. And she was always with a smile!
May she rest in eternal peace! 🙏
Marj Kuhn

Gabriela Brun

Posted at 11:59am
My sincere condolonces to the Fornari family and hope you all find comfort in the memories you hold. Words can not express how deeply sorry & heartbroken I am to know momma bear is no longer with us.
I will miss her beautiful smile and girl chats. Thank you for sharing you mom with me, she is forever in my heart.
RIP Geri
Till we meet again.....

Mary DelCasale

Posted at 08:42am
The first time I met Geri was when I was a little girl.She cut my mother's hair at her house.My mother and I walked to her house since Geri only lived two blocks away. I can remember sitting in one of her chairs that had the hair dryer attached to it.Then many years passed and I met Geri on a volleyball court not realizing who she was until I went to her house.That Geri was the same woman who cut my mother's hair. I still live two blocks away from her and we became friends.Through the years our friendship grew.Her daughters Daria and Jennifer babysat my kids.Geri's son Joe introduced my son to hockey.We would watch him play as a goalie. My son played goalie for street and ice hockey and to this day still plays.My husband and I went to all her childrens' weddings.And Geri and Tony and the family came to my son's wedding.My husband and I would go out to dinner with Geri and Tony, and I always remember Tony and my husband smoking a cigar.The time I will treasure the most is when we would go out to lunch together.She would always order the chicken parm,but one time I did get her to order chicken Marsala!We would spend hours at the restaurant just talking about our families.She was so proud of her children and grandchildren.She loved them very much.She was my best friend and Big sister.She used to call me the little sister she never had.I will miss her deeply.Love you Geri!Rest in Peace! Mary

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