Marian A. Gerlinger

May 20, 1927January 23, 2022
Obituary of Marian A. Gerlinger


Becker Funeral Home

Marian A. Gerlinger (nee Raffio), 94, a resident of Hillsdale, NJ for over 60 years, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 23, 2022. She was born in Orange, NJ on May 20, 1927 to Amadeo and Frances Raffio. She was a long time member of her church at St. John the Baptist in Hillsdale where she served in the Rosary Society, and was an active member of the 50 Plus Club. During her school years, Marian was involved in sports and won many medals. She was also involved in acting, minstrels, theater groups and summer stocks. Marian also helped as a counselor at Camp Hope for underprivileged children. Marian was predeceased by her husband Dr. Charles Gerlinger in 2009, her sisters Florence Raffio, Katherine Polizzi and brother in law Harry Polizzi Sr. She is survived by her devoted daughter Suzanne DiStefano and her loyal and dedicated husband Robert, beloved nephew Harry Polizzi Jr. and his lovely wife Ann, great niece Karen and her husband Jason. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Valley St. Hillsdale, NJ. at 10am on Thursday January 27th. Cremation will be private.

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