Marie Elena Pascavage

11 January, 19563 December, 2020

Marie Elena Pascavage of Nutley, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Clara Maass Medical Center. She was 64 years old.

Born in Newark and raised in Bloomfield, Marie Elena lived in East Orange and Belleville before moving to Nutley seven years ago.

She was a 1974 graduate of Bloomfield High School and a loyal follower of Everything Bloomfield. Elena loved the Jersey Shore, couponing, and Facebooking with her many friends. Her favorite place to vacation and enjoy day trips was Seaside Park and Lake Wawayanda. Elena collected jewelry, loved white tigers, and was an avid fan of the New York Giants. She loved to brag about her many nephews and her many grandnieces and grandnephews. Her Christian faith was a big part of her life.

Marie Elena was currently working for the Albert Paper Company in Irvington.

She was the beloved wife of Phillip Pascavage, devoted daughter of Marie (nee Gonnello) and the late Phillip Puleo, loving sister of John and his wife Bernadette (Bonnie) and her sister Mildred Cowen and her husband John (Jack), cherished aunt of Michael Cowen and his wife Christine; Philip Puleo and his wife Rebecca; James Puleo and his wife Cynthia; and Stephen Cowen and his wife Ashley, and adored great aunt of Emily and Jack Cowen, Cooper and Grayson Puleo, Lucas and Nicholas Cowen and Beatrice (Birdie) Puleo.

Private services are being handled under the direction of the LaMonica Memorial Home in Livingston. A memorial service for Elena is being planned for the Spring of 2021.

In lieu of flowers kindly consider sending a donation to Marie Elena’s husband, Phillip, at 118 Passaic Avenue, Apt B7, Nutley, NJ 07110 to help offset his current and future expenses.


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Carla Ferrentino

8 December 2020

You will be missed but never forgotten my cousin. May you Rest In Peace until I see you again. Spread your wings and fly!

Love you.
Carla Ferrentino

Marietta Gadaleta

7 December 2020

Condolences to Marie's family and loved ones.
Our Friday night family is truly heartbroken over the devastating loss of our dear friend, Marie Elena whose kindness, optimism and love of sharing will always be remembered. We will miss you terribly Marie. Rest in peace my friend.

Graham Miller

7 December 2020

Elena was the best. Always a friendly smile and a hard worker.
She will be missed by all .

Desiree Filaci

7 December 2020

MarieElena will be missed by so many hearts she has touched with her loving kind and beautiful personality.
BHS74 enjoying all the memories of so many good time with good friends and all of our reunions together. Her Beautiful postings on Facebook kept us in touch .
Prayers for Her husband Phil and her family to find comfort in knowing she is an Angel and will forever be in our hearts filled with Loving memories

Betty Panico Sullivan

6 December 2020

Marie Elena and I met in grade school and although our lives intertwined, we were not in the same circle of friends at that point. With the intervention of social media we became closer later on. She spent many summer weekends at my house, she loved to sun and swim! Whenever Marie Elena and Phil came to my house, she never came empty handed and would bring the sweetest gifts which I will treasure always. She was the ultimate Jersey girl, loved her shore, her Giants, her nails, her family, her friends, her Phil. She was a kind hearted, gentle, and loyal soul and I know I have another angel watching over.

Jean Salvatore

6 December 2020

To know Marie Elena was to love her. So full of life and she was so happy to be friends. I’d make the coffee she’d bring the donuts. I always knew she cherished our friendship and I am going to miss her terribly. She had so much faith and I pray she’s in the arms of our father. To Phil, the love of her life I extend my sincerest sympathy.. To the Puleo family I hope you find comfort in knowing how much she was loved. With Deepest Sympathy, Jeannie Conforti-Salvatore

Julie Bushell

6 December 2020

I know Marie From weight watchers group. My memory of her is all the life that she always shared with people.

Karen Hands

6 December 2020

Marie Elena & I met in South Jr High. We reconnected several years ago and became good & close friends these past few years.
What I learned was that being Marie's friend meant she loved you genuinely and openly. Generous with her time, prayers, compassion & humor. Her love for her friends surpassed only by her total love & devotion to her husband Phil, her family and her unwavering love & faith in God. I pray Phil and her family find some measure of comfort in knowing how very many lives she touched.
I will miss & treasure our talks, laughs and prayers. Rest easy Girlfriend, " O Street Besch" in Seaside Park will never be the same! Blessed to have been your friend. XO

Donna McCormick

6 December 2020

Marie Elena and I went to school together. We reconnected at our 40 high school reunion. I remember that evening talking about our lives since high school. She was so kind and compassionate and we became Facebook friends often communicating about spiritual things. I enjoyed her spiritual posts and she would comment on mine and sometimes send me private messages of how my posts impacted her. I know you are in your heavenly home. I know you will be missed by your husband and your family. RIP my friend until we meet again.
Donna (Wilson) McCormick Class of 74

Mark Kenah

6 December 2020

Elena came to work for me over 12 years ago.
She has been one of the most devoted and loyal employees I’ve ever had. We are all devastated to no longer have her with us.

I am going to miss our talks on Monday mornings about the Giants game the day before

She was always so happy when I would share photos and memories of my family with her.
She had pictures of my son on her desk that she continually rotated. Family was everything to her as she would share stories all the time of her extended family.

We will miss you tremendously Elena