August 29, 1929 – February 7, 2020
Josephina Garced, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020 at home surrounded by family. Born August 28, 1929 in Cidra, Puerto Rico, she lived in Lakewood, N.J. for most of her life. She devoted herself to lovingly raising her eight children. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony Claret Church, Lakewood. She enjoyed gardening, being the local "limbe" (icy) lady and hosting weekly Sunday family dinners. She is predeceased by her husband of over 45 years, Carlos Garced (1999) and son Jose Antonio (2014). Her legacy lives on through her children; Osvaldo Garced and his wife Rosa, Nivia Martinez and her husband, Juan, Jorge Carlos Garced and his wife, Elba, Yolanda Rodriguez and her husband, Carlos, Eriberto Garced and his wife, Marisol, Martiza Brutko and her husband, Fred, and Maria Medina, as well as 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. The family will receive visitors from 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at St. Anthony Claret Church, 780 Ocean Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. Interment will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, One Honey Locust Drive, Lakewood, N.J.
- Viewing Hours Monday, February 10, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 11, 2020
- Committal Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
February 10, 2020
I recall coming over and my “mother from another brother” would always have my favorite Spanish rice and either pork chops or chicken. Tony would load me up with add’l helpings of canned cream corn with the beans. And going over next door where big Carlos would tell me stories about guys that would strut through neighborhoods near 4th street with the yellow track suit doing Bruce Lee Kung fu kicks. Enjoying pink label rum “coquito” egg nog or home-made moonshine with pulpa. Holidays were great when the entire extended family would be there. Cheering for 49ers and Cowboys with nephews. Wood stove. Girly girl nieces rolling eyes at us acting improperly. Eating too much, probably more than I should have not leaving enough for children. Time flies. Kids grow up, drive cars, have babies. Great memories! I’ll always have a place in my heart for my extended family. I’ll be with all of you and always in spirit since I cannot attend. My most empathetic condolences to everyone feeling loss. I miss everyone so much! I miss Poping. Bless you and your legacy Mami Garced! Te quiero mucho!! Tell Poping and Papi I said hi.
February 10, 2020