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Mary E. Brugaletta


Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Brugaletta, age 79, of Oak Ridge, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 12, 2017

She was born in Paterson and raised at 9-11 Thomas Street in the city. This was a six family home that was owned by her grandfather at the time. Betty graduated from Central High School in Paterson with the Class of 1955. Just out of high school she worked for the Garden State Credit Bureau in Clifton. In just a few years she met and married John Brugaletta on July 12, 1958 at Saint George’s Church in Paterson and honeymooned at the Jersey Shore. John and Betty enjoyed a wonderful fifty-nine years together with many fond memories of family summers at Chadwick Beach. Betty will be remembered for being the life of the party, strong willed, funny, generous, and considerate. She loved to go shopping with her sisters, spoiled her children and grandchildren at Christmas time with tons of gifts, and even had presents for the mailman, UPS delivery man, and just about anyone whose life she touched.

She was the loving wife of John Brugaletta; beloved mother of Doreen Watson and her husband Tom of Vernon, John Brugaletta, Jr and his significant other Sue McGurr of Haskell, and Kathy McCormick and her husband Kevin of Highland Lakes; cherished grandmother of Deena and Alyse Watson, Janell, Krysten, and Heather Brugaletta, Connor and Braydon McCormick; she was the loved sister of Arlene Loreng and her husband Walter of Kinnelon, and Dolores Salvati of Kinnelon.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM on Thursday, March 16, 2016 at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

A Funeral Mass will be offered 10 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Our Lady of Magnificat RC Church, 2 Miller Road, Kinnelon. (please meet directly at church on Friday)

Burial will be in Our Lady of Magnficat Church Cemetery following the Mass.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the West Milford First Aid Squad, PO Box 387, West Milford, NJ 07480 would be greatly appreciated.

Guest Book


Gone too soon. I am truly blessed to have had you as a part of my life. Many happy memories. Doreen, John and Kathy, my sincere condolences Rest in Peace Mom.

Jamie Tucker


Please know that I am thinking of you all. God bless Mrs. Brugaletta ...I will see you all soon. Kevin

Kevin H. Caruso


Our condolences to the entire Watson and Brugaletta family on the loss of your beloved Mom and Grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim & Sue Burgio


Doreen, John, Kathy and family, We are sending our love during this difficult time. Mom was one of a kind, and a truly special person. Over 50 years, so many happy memories for me. Hoping that knowing the love and care you gave her, all throughout her life, right until the end, can give you some comfort. We love you. Elaine, Ed, Eddie, Nick and Justin.

The Tumminello Family


My girl Doreen and your family My sincere condolence for the loss of your Mom , I wish you all the strength and love in this most difficult time. Love Laureen

Laureen Harvey


Dearest Doreen, John, and family.Our deepest condolences,love and prayers are sent to you all, We are both with you, all heart and forever soul...God Bless Mom, she will forever live on !!!! We Love You, Lynnette & David Aramino

Lynnette & David Aramino


Mr Brugaletta,Doreen ,John ,Kathy and family Life is so very precious she gave it all to you A full beautiful life.. Our blessings to all at that Time... Love & Prayers Dusty& Bill& Kayleigh&Megan

Dusty & Bill


May it comfort you to know that death cannot diminish the important ways your loved one touched your life, that grief cannot take away the happiness you shared, that sorrow will fade in time ... but love remains forever. Our deepest sympathy, Bob & Mitzy

Bob & Mitzy

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