"Darlene Pugliese (married name Healey),61, of Rahway , passed away on June 8, 2019 after a lengthy battle with Cancer. Born in Bellevue NJ, she was a 1976 graduate of David Brearley RHS in Kenilworth, and was then a lifelong resident of Kenilworth before moving to Rahway last year. Darlene was a waitress until a work accident left her disabled a number of years ago. She loved to spend time with her family, play games (a Yahtzee champ), spend time at their trailer in Northwest NJ, and there was no bigger Dallas Cowboys fan then she.
Darlene is predeceased by her daughter, Ksanti Pugliese, mother Helen Pugliese (nee Miele) and father Dominick Pugliese .
Surviving are her husband and best friend for 38 years, Douglas Healey; her grandchildren Nicholas Arlea III and Giovanna Arlea, her sister Natalie Westervelt, her brother Larry Pugliese and wife Nara, her mother in law Betty Healey, and her brother in law Timothy Healey and husband Gerald Hendlowitch. Also survived by her Aunt Connie and many nephews,nieces,great nephew,cousins, and other extended family.
Her family wishes to greatly thank the Center for Hope Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion for Darlene and Doug.
Visiting hours will be Friday June 14th from 4-7 PM at The Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Ave. Roselle Park. Funeral Saturday 10 AM at the funeral home before leaving for Graceland Memorial Park in Kenilworth.
In lieu of flowers,etc donations to the gofundme.com/darlene-pugliese-funeralmedical would be extremely appreciated."