Matilda "Tillie" Tufaro (Kowal)

Tuesday, March 14th, 1933 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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TUFARO, Matilda “Tillie” (nee Kowal), age 86, of Garfield, died on October 13, 2019. She was born in Clifton she settling in Garfield 69 years ago. She was a homemaker and a parishioner of Most Holy Name RC Church, Garfield. Matilda was an avid sports fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants, loved playing bingo, and known for always having candy and an open house policy to everyone. Tillie is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Ronald Tufaro, Sr. in 2010, her son, Glenn Tufaro in 2001, parents, Franciszek and Aniela Kowal, and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by seven devoted children, Ronald Tufaro, Jr., Michael Tufaro and wife Qinyan Li, Richard Tufaro and wife Sharon, Thomas Tufaro and wife Denise, Paul Tufaro, Matilda “Tilly” Tufaro, and Cary-Ann Lutz and husband Sean, 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Frances Boreijsza. Matilda was a dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many, and her two granddogs. The graveside service will be 11 am on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. The Tufaro family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit
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    St. Nicholas Cemetery - Lodi
    2 Terrace Avenue
    LODI, NJ 07644
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    Graveside Service Thursday, October 17, 2019 11 AM


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Diane Camb

Posted at 09:36pm
My deepest condolences to the Tufaro family, I had the pleasure of knowing this sweet lady, she always had a smile on her face and when I would see her she would put a smile on mine. She will be missed.

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Posted at 04:56pm
Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort.
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Fess logan

Posted at 07:00am
Loved her and watch out cause if u got outta line Mrs Tilly will put u back smack talking about football you will be greatly missed RIP MRS TILLY

Debbie Mercadante

Posted at 02:34pm
My heart breaks for the entire family. Mrs. T was like a 2nd mom to me growing up. She is/was an amazing woman and her for was open to everyone. She will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to meet her. Rest in peace Mrs. T 💔

Debbie Tufaro

Posted at 08:46am
My beautiful Aunt Till, always smiling and always happy to see you. Her door was always open to you. She always made you feel special like you were her favorite. My life will have a whole now that I can’t see that smile again. But that’s how she will always be remembered. She was a loving soul.

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