Patti Varca, 68, of Oceanport, left this earth to become part of the universe in another realm on a beautiful moonlit night after a 14- month journey through intensive cancer treatment.
Born in April 1948, Patti’s childhood years were spent in Fairview and Cliffside Park. It was in North Jersey, almost 50 years ago, that she met her soulmate and husband, Bob. They married and settled in Oceanport after having discovered the area when Bob attended then Monmouth College in the late 1960s. Patti served as the borough clerk in Oceanport for 30 years. Almost 20 years ago, Patti fought and won a battle with cancer which she addressed with a commitment to life. The disease did not define her but rather she conquered it.
Patti and Bob traveled the world and enjoyed spectacularly gorgeous natural environments such as St. John USVI, Iceland and New Zealand. But Patti was basically a home body and loved Oceanport and their home the best. In retirement she enjoyed creating spectacular gardens that lived in harmony with a koi pond and the feral cats which call their home their home. For the past eight years she was “manager and team principal” supporting Bob as they campaigned a racecar on tracks from Florida to New Hampshire. She looked forward to twice-yearly trips to a destination spa with her dear friend, Barbara Silkworth. She was a voracious reader, inseparable from her Kindle, and she could cook up a storm.
She was predeceasd by her parents, Gloria Polifroni Colantoni and Nicholas Polifroni; and her stepfather Hugo. Patti is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bob; unofficially adopted daughter, Mayuree; her grandson, Stephen, who provided a joyful experience she would not otherwise have had; and loving first cousins, Carol, Paula, Kevin and Dennis.
Braun Funeral Home, Eatontown, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in her name to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.braunfuneralhome.com.
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