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Edith P. Jacquin

December 20, 1927 - June 23, 2022

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & friend


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Edith P. Jacquin died on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at her residence in West Caldwell. She was 94 years old. Edith was predeceased by her beloved husband “Buddy”, John M. Jacquin in 2009. He was a veteran of the Korean War and an engineer for Bell Labs. They were married for 59 years.
Born Ida Caffarra in Orange, New Jersey on December 20, 1927, she was predeceased by her parents who emigrated from Italy; Mario, a technician for Thomas Alva Edison at the West Orange laboratory, and Rosaria (Pesce), a homemaker. Edith grew up in the Oranges and is predeceased by her siblings and their spouses; Columbia (Connie “Sis”) Caffarra, LanFranco (Frank) Caffarra (Nancy), Edmont Michael (Mike) Caffarra (Judy), Emilio (Emil) Caffarra (Helen), Vincent Caffarra (Mary “Myou”), Edward Caffarra (Concetta “Jay”) and Emerico Caffarra.
Edith and Bud married on September 16 th , 1950 and lived in East Hanover, NJ for over 30 years where they raised their family, with Monica Jacquin, Buddy’s mother in residence. While raising her children Edith also worked for many years, notably for the logistics department at Sandoz and for the East Hanover government, where she was twice elected township clerk and was eventually appointed the town administrator. For many years she was a communicant at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in East Hanover, and participated in Rosary Alter Society functions. Beyond lovingly providing for and teaching her children during their growing years, Edith was a Girl Scout Leader, enjoyed bowling and backyard activities, vacationing at the shore and in the mountains with her family and later traveling abroad with her husband, including a trip to Italy and visit with her distant family. Edith and Bud eventually retired to the Poconos and Florida. After spending some time in Georgia, where Buddy passed, Edith moved back to North Jersey to Crane’s Mill in West Caldwell. Edith is survived by her children; Lynn Jacquin (Don Bravo), John D. Jacquin (Patricia), Donald Jacquin, Jill Jacquin (Diane Bowler), and Ken Jacquin. Also her six grandchildren; David and Laura Beth (of John & Patricia), Michael (of Don) and Abby, Will and Morgan (of Ken), and a great-granddaughter, Madeline Rose (of David & Michele).
Edith is survived by many nieces and nephews, especially Judy Caffarra, Michael Caffarra, Mary Lou (Caffarra) Falco, Nick Caffarra, Rosalie (Caffarra) Pocelinko, Debbie (Jacquin) Bracaglia and Barbara (Jacquin) Bolehala.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Edith Jacquin will be held in July. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Edith to FARA, the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, 533 W Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335, www. FARA is dedicated to the pursuit of scientific research leading to treatments and a cure for Friedreich’s ataxia.
Funeral arrangements by Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 and interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.