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Varga, Lillian A. July 2, 1936 - May 14, 2021

Lillian A. Varga, 84, of Hackettstown passed away on Friday May 14, 2021 after a long illness.

Lillian is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, John F. Varga, Jr. Born in Hamilton Township, NJ she was the daughter of the late Orville and Minnie (Alloway) Abbott. She is the loving mother to 4 children, Debra Melick and her husband David, Karen Harris and her husband Randy, Jeanne Phillips and her husband David, Anthony Varga and his wife Jennifer and the proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren who blessed her with 12 great grandchildren. Lillian is also survived by 2 sisters, Jean Bogage and Carole Abbott and pre-deceased by her sister Dorothy and her brother Orville.

Lillian was a long time member of Our Lady of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Schooley’s Mountain and was an active member of the Lady’s Rosary Altar Society. A talented crafter, Lillian organized and directed the Church’s annual craft show fundraiser. She was also an avid cook and gardener and assisted with office duties at her husband’s company, Varga Millwork in Hackettstown. Most importantly and closest to her heart was family, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and hosting the annual July extended family picnic, which meant the world to her.

Friends may call on Tuesday, May 18th from 4 – 7 pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853.

In lieu of flowers donations in Lillian’s name can be made to Our Lady of the Mountain Church.


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    Paul & Robin Wallace says

    Dear Varga Family
    My Wife Robin and I were very saddened to hear of Mrs. Varga’s passing.
    We know our words will fail to provide the Comfort You all need at this difficult time, but we will have You before our FATHER in Heaven, asking For the Comfort HE alone can through Christ Jesus our LORD.
    GOD Bless You all
    Paul & Robin Wallace

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    Pat & Dave Moore says

    Dear John and Family, Our deepest sympathies for your great loss , Lillian.
    We knew her as a pleasant, friendly lady who smiled, warmly, whenever we would meet. Enjoyed her company and remembered the fun times playing tennis. God Bless the Varga Family!

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    Mike B says

    Varga Family: I am sorry to learn of your loss and offer my sincere condolences to the family. Still recall sitting in the kitchen at your house in Diamond Hill, and I remember how excited Mrs. Varga was when she started to take tennis lessons. I teased her about becoming the next John McEnroe and warned her not to have a temper tantrum on the court. She had a great laugh. I hope a wealth of fond memories fill the void of her physical absence. Mike B

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