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Frances D Begega

July 11, 1931 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Frances Begega Obituary


Frances D. Begega (nee Diorio) 92, of Maywood, NJ, formerly of Pompton Lakes, passed away on Saturday March 9th, 2024 surrounded by her loved ones. She grew up on a farm in Franklin Lakes, before moving  to Pompton Lakes then finally settling in Maywood.

A woman of strong faith, Frances spent many years as an active parishioner of St. Mary’s R.C. Church.  She was an extraordinary minister and celebrated her great love of music as a member of the choir.  She shared her beautiful voice as a soloist at weddings and other events. For many years, she proudly served as a hospice volunteer.  Frances was a gifted artist, enjoyed traveling, reading and gardening but she will be most remembered for her unyielding love of family.

Beloved wife for 67 years of the late Herman Begega. Cherished and devoted mother of Michele Villani and husband Paul, Patricia Strailey and husband Robert, Maryanne Grycan and husband Tom, Lisa Mignano and husband Thomas, and the late Michael Begega and surviving wife Kamala.

Loving grandmother of Michele Iglesias and husband David, Susan Bakalaczyk and husband John, John Villani, Davia D’Amato and husband Bruce, Melanie and Veronica Grycan (best friend), and Francesca and Michael Mignano. Great grandmother of Elizabeth, Diana, Nico, Juan Carlos, Viana, and Francisco. Dear sister of Tony and Patsy Diorio.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, March 15, 2024, 4-8pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ 07481. A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00AM at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church 234 North Fairview Ave. Paramus, NJ 07652.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Frances may be made to the VHS Hospice Services of New Jersey, 3 Garret Mountain Plaza, 4th Floor, Woodland Park, NJ 07424 would be appreciated.

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March 15, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
March 16, 2024

10:00 AM
Our Lady of Visitation
234 N. Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652


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