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Philomena Ann Meola Furfaro

September 24, 1936 - November 17, 2022

Philomena Furfaro (Meola) 86, of Amherst, VA passed away peacefully Thursday, November 17, 2022. She was the wife of the late Peter Furfaro.

Born in Newark. NJ on September 24, 1936 she was a daughter of Vito Meola and Clara (Raimo) Meola.  From early childhood she was lovingly called Honey.  After graduating from Our Lady of Good Council School, she married, raised her family in East Hanover, NJ and was very involved with St. Rose of Lima Church and their choir.  She was an accomplished singer and seamstress. If you were a local bride she likely made your wedding gown, sang at your wedding and being and avid baker gifted you a tray of cookies.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Peter of 49 years, her parents Vito and Clara, her brother Vincent and her beloved daughter Lori Pompei.

She is survived by her children, Sharon Shrader (David), Peter Furfaro (Cathy) and Clare Ives (Robert).  She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 loving siblings and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be conducted December 4, 2022, 9:30-11:00am at Maguire-Scala Memorial Home, 124 Hight Street, Hackettstown, NJ followed by a memorial service at the funeral home.

The family welcomes donations to the American Cancer Society as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Madison Heights, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit


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