Maria Garate, 73, of Clifton passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday March 22, 2023.
Born and raised in Chile, Ms. Garate came to the United States when she was in her 20’s and had lived in Clifton for many years. She had worked for ITT for twenty-five years before they relocated and then was employed until retirement as a Receptionist with the YMCA in Ridgewood, a town she so loved. Maria was a faithful parishioner of St. Brendan RC Church in Clifton, a member of AARP and loved to read and do crossword puzzles and enjoyed travelling with a special love for trips to the beach. She also loved to play bingo and go to casinos and a great barbeque was always a favorite of hers.
Maria was predeceased by her six dearly missed brothers and by her three cherished sisters.
She is survived by her two loving and devoted daughters: Phyllis Castillo and Cynthia Castillo and three cherished grandchildren: Jayden, Ethan and Izabella, all of Clifton.
Visiting will be Friday March 24th from 4-8pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral Saturday March 25th 8:45am from the funeral home at 9:30am at St. Brendan RC Church, cor. Lakeview & Crooks Avenues, Clifton. Interment to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton. Please visit www.bizubquinlan.com to leave online condolences to the family on the Tribute Wall of Ms. Garate’s obituary page.
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