Margarita Granata

Obituary of Margarita Granata

Margarita Milagros Granata, 75, of Mahwah, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 surrounded by her family.  Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Margarita lived in Teaneck before moving to Mahwah 38 years ago.


Margarita was a member of Cursillo of the Archdiocese of Newark, a coworker of the Missionaries of Charity and was a spiritual director.


She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Michael, her children: Michael Granata of Finksburg, MD,  Denise Hooper of Reisterstown, MD, and Deborah Castro of Waldwick, NJ; and her 6 grandchildren: Christopher, Colleen, Michael, Andrew, Maria and Cristina.


Visiting hours are on Thursday, May 3, from 4 to 8 pm at the Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 4, at 11:00am at the Church of the Presentation.


Entombment will follow at the Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah.   


In lieu of flowers, donations in Margarita’s memory can be made to the Missionaries of Charity, 170 Sussex Ave., Newark, NJ 07103; The Sisters of Life, 38 Montebello Rd., Suffern, NY 10901; St. Joseph Social Service Center, 118 Division St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 425 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, NJ  07068


Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home in Wyckoff,