Farnese, Marion (nee Petronchak), 87, of Singac, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Farnese, Jr. (2017). Caring mother of Dr. Joseph Farnese and his wife Robin, James Farnese, and Dr. Jeffrey Farnese and his wife Marlene. She was predeceased by her son John "Jackie" Farnese in 1982. Loving grandmother to seven grandchildren: James, Nicole, Jacqueline, Danielle, Alexa, Jeffrey, and Gabriella Farnese.
Born in Paterson, Marion moved to Singac and lived in Little Falls all her life. She held the title of Miss Paterson in the 1950s. Marion was a founding member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Wayne where she remained a parishioner until her death. Marion was the co-owner of Farnese Pastry Shop in Little Falls.
The family will receive their friends Tuesday, November 27th from 4-8 pm at Gaita Memorial Home, 154 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28th at 10 am at Gaita Memorial Home. Father Paul Kucynda officiating. Interment to follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 would be appreciated. Donation envelopes will be provided by the funeral home during visiting hours.