Grace (Gracie) M. Wolfe (nee Mellendorf), 72, a lifelong resident of East
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Rutherford, passed away on May 2, 2021. She was a dynamic, caring, and
dedicated special education teacher to high school students for over 40 years
with the Bergen County Technical School System. Upon retirement, she began
hostessing at her family’s restaurant, Redd’s, and enjoyed that position for almost
Grace was an exceptional woman and a true disciple of Christ. She lived
a life of service and committed much of her time to her church, Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel in Passaic. As an active parishioner, Grace attended mass daily, lectored,
decorated the church, cooked for the priest, and joyfully founded and headed
an outreach ministry that feeds the homeless and less fortunate. In 2009, she
received the distinguished Vivere Christus Est Medal from the Bishop in Paterson,
recognizing Grace for outstanding service to her parish, the community, and
world. Above all, she devoted her life to loving and supporting her family and
friends beyond all measure.
Beloved & cherished mother of Suzanne Fox and her fiancé Michael McGregor.
Extraordinary & loving grandmother of Evan, and stepgrandmother of Grace and Jalon.
Dear sister of Kathleen Matriss. Caring sister-in-law of Joan Wolfe. Aunt of John & Laurie,
Christian & Joanne, Deana & Caryn; Great Aunt of Zinn, Jack, Ian, Lilly, & Amelia.
Treasured cousin of Tootsie, Tresa, & many in the Palsi, Romanelli, & Zimmermann Families.
Lifelong friend of Chicky, long time friend of Roberta, and precious friend to many.
A Funeral Mass will be held in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church, 10 St. Francis Way,
Passaic on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Interment St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi.
Visitation at the Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad St., Carlstadt on Friday, May 14,
2021 from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Counsel
(www.goodcounselhomes.org) or by check to OLMC Outreach Ministry and
mailed to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 10 St. Francis Way, Passaic, NJ 07055.