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Margaret "Marge" Seifried


**Please note that the mass for Marge will be at 9 AM on Saturday.**

Margaret “Marge” Seifried (nee Grant), 87 of Wayne, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Marge lived in Wayne since 1957. She was a forty-year employee of A&P grocery and retired just a few years ago when the A&P market closed on Valley Rd. in Wayne.

Marge was raised in the Fort Hamilton section of Brooklyn, NY and lived there before moving to Wayne in 1957. As a young woman living in Brooklyn, her girlfriend introduced her to a handsome NYPD officer named Eugene Seifried. Marge was, at that time, engaged to be married, but she quickly broke it off when she met Eugene and the two of them fell in love. They were soon married and first lived in Brooklyn before deciding to move out to “the country,” settling in Wayne. Marge was very proud of her house and with her husband Eugene, they created a warm and loving home where friends and family were always welcome, and her trademark laughter was frequently heard. Marge’s neighbors would tell you that she loved to decorate for the holidays – all of them! At any time of year you would know what holiday was approaching simply by looking at her home; Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and today it remains decorated for Valentine’s Day. When you consider the size of her large, loving heart, it comes as no surprise that she passed on Valentine’s Day.

Marge’s faith was unquestionably her foundation, and her devotion to the Lord was self-evident. She was a fixture at her parish home; Our Lady of Consolation Church in Wayne. A Eucharistic Minister and member of the Rosary Society, she prayed daily and attended Mass each and every day. She prayed for countless people over the years, many of them complete strangers. During the past three years, her faith was tested but only grew stronger as she endured the loss of her daughter Mary Ellen, her son Eugene, Jr., and her grandson Alex. Her family and friends find consolation knowing that she’s reunited with her loved ones today, rejoicing together in the splendor of God’s Kingdom.

Marge is survived by her loving sons; Charles and his wife Verica of Pompton Plains, and Stephen and his wife Joyce of Wayne, four grandchildren; Natasha Seifried of Pompton Plains, Stephen J. and Kasey Seifried of Wayne, and Michael Catalonello of Morris Plains. She was predeceased by her husband Eugene, Sr. (1994), by three children; Richard (1967), Mary Ellen Otte (2013), Eugene, Jr. (2016), and by her grandson Alexander (2016).

Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 8 AM on Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 from the funeral home, then to Our Lady of Consolation RC Church, Wayne, where at 9 AM a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

Marge’s second home was her beloved church; Our Lady of Consolation, and it is her desire that memorial donations in her honor go to the church; Our Lady of Consolation RC Church, 1799 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470.  

Guest Book


Steve and family, I am very sorry for your mother's passing. Although I did not know her, from reading here I can tell that she did indeed have a wonderful life and it appears that her mission was to make sure all of her family and friends had a wonderful life.

Rich Dean


The Seifried family has suffered so much sorrow in such a short period of time. May the love and support of your family and friends sustain you.

Sandra O'Connor


To the Seifried family, We are very sad to hear of the passing of your Mom. I had only met her a few times and was always a bright and cheerful woman. Our condolences go out to your entire family.

Paul & Lori Dring


I have fantastic memories of your mother. She was truly one of a kind. I still remember all of our mother's sitting together at the lake. Great times, great memories.

Kathleen Gooch Oleksy


Brother Steve, my condolences to you and the extended family. The dedication above, in her honor, is very special and heartwarming. I wish you and the family peace, solace and the warmth of how she lived life and always helping others. Special blessings to All!

Richard Serrano


My deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of traveling with Marge to Ecuador in October, she was truly an amazing woman! Her faith is so strong and her love for her family and her God were truly inspiring! I will never forget the time that I spent with her and got to know her. May she Rest In Peace. May the Seifried family find peace in the memories of such a beautiful person.

Patricia Ringen


Steve and Charlie My deepest condolences. Your Mother Was the sweetest person. She is with God and Your father Brothers and Sister. God Bless Joe Melione

Joe Melione


Steve, Charlie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My deepest condolences. May she rest in peace. God bless Jayme

Jayme EManuelli


We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. She will always be remembered in my mind as the wonderful lady who always helped me at the A&P. Plus a mother who raised a wonderful family.

Jim and Carol LaConte


Dear Steve and Joyce, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. We are very sorry we could not attend any of the service due to prior commitments but are in our thoughts. It was great to see you both at Greggs wake after such a long time also your son Steve who is a great looking young man. Peace be with you all and your family.

Louis & Marilyn Petricone


Steve, our deepest condolences on the lose of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. as you know we are in Florida and couldn't attend the services. God Bless John and KarenWILLIAM

John and Karen Fitzgerald


Dear Charlie and Family Seifried, I read your Mom's Obituary and am in awe of her steadfast faith and conviction to endue and relentlessly be there for others. I only had the pleasure of meeting her once at the wake of Eugene Jr yet I vaguely remember meeting her and recognizing Marge's outgoing joyful nature. Eternal rest grant onto her O Lord! May God console you all in this time of your loss. Ed Kanczewski

Ed Kanczewski (OLGC "Holy Hour")

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