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Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.



Cathleen M. Raffa (née Marshall) of River Edge, NJ passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.  She was the only child of George and Catherine Marshall of Seminary Court, Bergenfield, NJ, and attended the Bergenfield schools.  She graduated from the King’s College, Briarcliff Manor, NY, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  She was a loving mother, a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Girl Scout Troop Leader and taught in the River Edge school system until her retirement in 2014.

Cathleen is survived by her husband, John, and two children, her son Maj. Brian L. Raffa (USAF) and his wife Jackie of Fairview Heights, IL, and her daughter Meghan C. Raffa of Arlington, VA.

Visiting Tuesday 11 AM-1 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge.  Interment George Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Cathleen’s memory to the American Cancer Society;


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Please be advised that we are open & available to serve you during your time of need following temporary guidelines set forth under NJ Executive order 107.

In order to comply with the new regulations, we are requesting that all funeral gatherings & visitations do not exceed 10 people.

We encourage friends of the family to visit our obituaries page to send condolences online. Funeral arrangements can be made via telephone and email to limit exposure. Cemeteries are also required to follow health code restrictions concerning attendance at interments and entombments.

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