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Anna T. (Sadowski) Vargo
April 15, 1923 ~ May 30, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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After a life well lived, Anna T. Vargo died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family at the blessed age of 100. Born and raised in Bayonne, she lived there for most of her life before relocating to West Caldwell in 2017.
Ann worked for the Elco Marina in Bayonne where she had the distinct pleasure of christening one of the PT Boats that she was instrumental in manufacturing. She later held a position as a folder for the Superior Petticoat Company for many years before her retirement.
The foundation of Ann's life was her family, friends, and her deep-abiding faith in God. A communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, she faithfully served as an usherette for each Sunday mass and was a longtime member of various societies including the Mt. Carmel Guild, the Altar Society, the Mt. Carmel Rosary Society, and the Mt. Carmel Seniors Citizens Club. In 2015 Ann was honored as the Mt. Carmel Pillar of the church in recognition of her endless devotion and contributions throughout the years. As a member of the Friends of Saint Francis of Bayonne, (an organization devoted to aiding those less fortunate), Ann exemplified the true meaning of compassion and empathy. In her quiet time, she was always up for the challenge of a good crossword puzzle and took joy in having the company of her daughter's Pitbull and loyal companion, Shadow.
Through her extraordinary wisdom, moral character, and acts of kindness, Ann set a shining example of how to live life with meaning and purpose. Her gentle spirit and warm smile made each day a little brighter and her wonderful legacy will forever remain etched in the hearts of every life she has ever touched.
Left to cherish Ann's memory are her daughter, Jane Cafasso (Philip), granddaughter, Calla Cafasso, and many additional family members. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph Vargo, parents, Joseph and Stephanie Sadowski, (nee: Stuzynski), and siblings, Helen Rafalko, Julia Sadowski, Jean Balassone, and John and Raymond Sadowski.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Sunday, June 4, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. A funeral mass in Ann's honor will be offered on Monday, June 5, at 11:30 from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.
A Mother’s love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God’s tender guiding hand.