Michelle Fawcett (Winand), 41, of Rutherford for many years, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, passed away at home surrounded by her family on June 7, 2021. She graduated from Hasbrouck Heights High School, class of 1997. Most recently employed by the Rutherford Board of Education, Michelle served the Lincoln School community for over 10 years. Michelle was a fun loving, adventurous soul and avid traveler who enjoyed playing tour guide on many family vacations to Disney, Hawaii, Alaska, and annual trips to the Bahamas. Beloved wife of Robert Fawcett. Loving, devoted and proud mother to Kloye Chayka and Faith Fawcett. Cherished daughter of Irene Ross and Richard Winand. Much loved stepdaughter to Steve Oppenlander. Dear sister of Sean Winand and his wife Jennifer. Caring sister-in-law to Janeen Fawcett, Mike Sindaco and Andy Sindaco. Adored granddaughter of John Ross and the late Elizabeth Ross, and much loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins; as well as her support team of extended family and dear friends. Michelle was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Nancy Sindaco. A lover of all animals, Michelle was especially devoted to her beloved furbabies, past and present, including Dallas, Ranger, Paisley, and Smokey. Cremation was private. A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 - 8 pm, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Kimak Funeral Home, 425 Broad Street, Carlstadt, NJ.
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Donations can be made in Michelle’s memory to The Kristen Ann Carr Fund, 39 West 32nd St., Suite 1403, NY, NY 10001 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or Make-A-Wish New Jersey - Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place, 1384 Perrineville Rd., Monroe Township, NJ 08831.