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Michael Garofalo, Jr
October 16, 2023
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Michael Garofalo, Jr., age 78 of Long Branch, passed away on October 16, 2023 in Neptune, NJ. He was born on November 15, 1944 in Long Branch. Michael will be remembered as a loving partner and a wonderful, loving father and grandfather. He took tremendous pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, considering them his legacy. His entire family meant everything to him.
Michael enjoyed deep sea fishing with his family, gardening, and going on vacations. He had an impartial and easygoing personality, always bringing joy and love to those around him. Michael's dedication to his family, kindness, and fun spirit will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Michael served our Country honorably in the US Navy, associating with the USS Independence. After his military service, he pursued a career as an Electrical Engineer for General Motors.
He is survived by his partner, Diane Koplish; his two children, Michael D. Garofalo and his wife Michelle Garofalo of Howell, NJ and Anthony C Garofalo and his wife Kim Garofalo of Neptune, NJ; his nine grandchildren, Michael A Garofalo, Susan Garofalo, Carmine Garofalo, Adan Garofalo, Addison Garofalo, Alex Garofalo, Ava Garofalo, Anthony Garofalo, and Mitchell Garofalo; his step-grandchild, Kodie Coutts and his mother Lauren Koplish; his stepdaughter, Theresa Yurik; his sister, Claire Romani and her husband Donald, and many nieces and nephews.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Carmela Garofalo; his brother, Andrew Garofalo and his sisters, Marie Armstrong, Virginia Colohan, Nora Garrabrant and Joy Mechura.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 12 PM until the time of the service at 3:30 PM at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence through the Tribute/Guestbook link above.