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Francisca Canovas

November 17, 1929 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

WYCKOFF - Francisca Canovas, 92, of Wyckoff and formerly of Paterson died on April 19, 2022. Born in West Virginia, Francisca grew up in Spain before returning to the United States in 1951. She opened Casa Española (later renamed La Española) in Paterson which she managed and grew as a business, becoming a meeting point for the community. She always cherished her time in southern Spain connecting with friends and family. She is survived by her daughter Jacqueline and son-in-law Andres, her grandchildren Monica and Andres, his wife Veronica, and her great-grandchildren Carmen, Matthias and Olivia. She was predeceased by her husband Francisco.

The family will receive friends on Thursday April 21 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday April 22 10am at St. Elizabeth’s Church in Wyckoff. Entombment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. In lieu of flowers, donations in Francisca’s memory can be made to World Central Kitchen at World Central Kitchen Attn: Donor Services Team 200 Massachusetts Ave NW, 7th Floor Washington, DC 20001, USA. www.WCK.org  would be appreciated.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 21, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Visitation
Thursday
April 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Funeral Mass
Friday
April 22, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth RC Church
700 Wyckoff Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481

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