Becker Funeral Home

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Domenic L. Cafarella Jr.

March 29, 1941May 13, 2020

Domenic L. Cafarella, 79, Emerson, New Jersey died Wednesday May 13th at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood from Covid related complications. He was married to Marcella Capone Cafarella and they celebrated 51 years of marriage in October. Born in Jersey City on March 29th, 1941, he was the son of the late Domenic L. and Rose M. Cafarella. He was a graduate of Northern Valley Regional High School Class of 1959 and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University. He also served in the Army National Guard. Growing up in Union City, NJ, he spent many summers in Cranberry Lake, where he had numerous friends. Domenic was a salesman for Glen Gery Brick, until his retirement. He was a member of Our Lady of Victories Church, Harrington Park, NJ. He was also a past member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5819 for many years having served as Treasurer, Grand Knight, as well as District Deputy and a member of the 4th Degree. Domenic was a kind and gentle man. He treated everyone with dignity and kindness – no matter who they were. He was well liked by all. Domenic enjoyed every kind of music from opera and classical to big bands and rock and roll. In addition to his wife, Domenic is survived by his son Domenic and wife, Nicole, and grandchildren Nicholas and Gianna, Scranton, PA. His sister, Vivian Cafarella and partner, Nancy Leach of Brewster, MA. He was the brother in law of Tom and Mimma Amato, Tina and the late Joseph Amato, both of Emerson, NJ, as well as Gaetano and Vera Capone, Jackson, NJ. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service was held at Westwood Cemetery. A memorial mass to celebrate his life will be held in the future when restrictions lift.


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Domenic L. Cafarella Jr.

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Linda Hofmann

May 20, 2020

I spent many years working with Domenic .... Dom was a most gentle soul and a gentleman always. For sure he will be missed. Rest in peace .....

Linda Hofmann

Colleen Naumov

May 19, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dominic, a wonderful and kind man. I grew up living across the street from this great family! My thoughts and prayers are with Marcella, Dominic, and his beautiful family during this difficult time. Love to all.

Marisa Buonomo

May 19, 2020

One of my fondest memories of my Uncle Dom was the way in which he was a father to his son Domenic Peter. Growing up in the 70's, I recall many Saturday mornings when he would ride over to our house on his bicycle with Domenic Peter in tow... in the kiddie bicycle seat attached to his own. He would take him on bicycle rides for hours! He was always SO proud of his son as a child, and the pride continued to grow as Dom Peter grew, married his beautiful wife Nicole, and continued from there when their amazing children Nicholas and Gianna were born. We would have many Christmas Eve dinners together in our home and he would always speak of his son, daughter in law and grandchildren with much love and affection. We will certainly miss you Uncle Domenic.

Nancy Cafarella Lorenz

May 18, 2020

My Dear Cousin Dominic, I too will always remember the family gatherings in Union City, Harrington Park and Cranberry Lake. I can still see you carrying the huge platter of sausages over to the grill, the water skiing , the teasing, yes Northern Valley beat us that year.
You had such a nice way of always reminding me . You were a true gentlemen. I will truly miss you Dom. I will keep you in my heart always.
People we love don’t go away, they walk with us forever.
God Bless Family
Love, Nancy

June Cafarella

May 18, 2020

I have many fond memories of times shared at Dom's parents' home in Harrington Park and at the house at Cranbury Lake. I will always remember his kindness, his gentle and calm ways and most of all his smile. May he rest in peace in the palm of God's hand.
Love, June


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