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Official Obituary of

Amelia M. (Rodrigues) LaFerrara

April 25, 1960 ~ May 23, 2023 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Amelia LaFerrara Obituary

Amelia M. LaFerrara, 63, of Clark, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was born on April 25, 1960 in Paredes de Coura, Portugal to Mr. Fortunato and Mrs. Francelina Rodrigues and grew up in Newark NJ.  She graduated from Kean University with a degree in finance and worked as a Senior Manager in Finance for Verizon for over 34 years.  Once she retired, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening her own business, Sew-and-Show in Garwood for 12 years, where she taught sewing classes and ran the “Beanie Baby Project” that donated items made by the Girl Scouts to the Children’s Specialized Hospital.  Amelia married Louis LaFerrara in 1982 and they had two beautiful children: Louis LaFerrara (31) and Nicole LaFerrara (29) of Clark.  She is mourned by her dear brother Mr. George Rodrigues of Clark and reunited with her two brothers Mr. Victor Rodrigues and Mr. Carlos Rodrigues who passed away before her.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and friend to many, who had a deep love for the shore and spent many happy summers swimming, boating, and relaxing by the water.  She was a lover of animals and had a passion for gardening and sewing.  She is survived by her husband, her children; her nieces and nephews: Tina, Chris, Alex, Stephanie, Anthony Mark & Sarah; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held on May 26, 2023 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at the Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home 211 Westfield Ave. Clark, NJ 07066.  

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following organizations:

Amelia was an advocate in helping SHOW (School Horses of Watchung), a non-profit organization that guarantees a happy and safe retirement of the horses in the Watchung Stable riding program after their many years of teaching children’s riding lessons.  Donations may be made by check to SHOW and mailed to Watchung Stable 1160 Summit Ln Mountainside, NJ 07092 ref: In Memory of Amelia LaFerrara.

or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which is a world-class cancer center that offers personalized care and treatment for kidney cancer patients. It also conducts groundbreaking research and clinical trials to advance the science and practice of kidney cancer care.

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Celebration of Life
May 26, 2023

3:00 PM
Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home
211 Westfield Ave.
Clark, NJ 07066

Prayer Service
May 26, 2023

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Krowicki Gorny Memorial Home
211 Westfield Ave.
Clark, NJ 07066


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