Virginia R Scazafave

May 18, 1929 - October 22, 2011 

Virginia R Scazafave

May 18, 1929 - October 22, 2011 

Obituary for Virginia R Scazafave

Virginia R., age 82, died peacefully on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at her home. Born in West New York, NJ, she lived in Teaneck and Ramsey before moving to Mahwah in 1996.

The most important part of Virginia’s life was her devotion to her family. After raising her daughters she worked as a research assistant for Nabisco Brands of East Hanover, NJ. In later years, she enjoyed spending time with her adoring grandchildren who she affectionately referred to as “her princesses and prince.”

Virginia is survived by her two devoted daughters: JoAnn Burgess and husband Gilbert of Mahwah and Maria Erickson and husband David of Mahwah. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren: Christina, Lisa, Karen, Lynda, and Patrick, her sister Josephine DeSena of Fairview, NJ and her caring, compassionate sister-in-law Grace Paratore of Mahwah. Virginia was predeceased by her loving husbands: Leonard “Tommy” LaRosa in 1956 and Pasquale Scazafave in 1995.

Friends may visit the family on Monday, 4-8 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (, 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff. Funeral Mass, Tuesday, 10:00 AM at Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, NJ. Entombment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Valley Home Care, c/o Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450, would be appreciated.

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