Garrett LaFranco

Newton, New Jersey

Age 58


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WANTAGE - Garrett (Garry) LaFranco, 58, of Wantage, passed away on July 20. Before his passing, he composed the following obituary: This obituary is for the luckiest man in the world. Lucky to have had an unbelievably strong, loving, and forgiving mother who taught me much more than she ever...

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Garry. My old friend and mentor from the days of Shutterbug Ed's. As a young teen, you drew me in with the kindness, generosity, and attention of a humble leader. I wanted to be like you. A professional with a heart...and a fun guy, too! :-) I mean, who ever heard of the neighbors calling the police on account of playing Tchaikovsky too loud?

I've witnessed Garry help so many people, and truly *want* to do so. He helped me get serious about excellence, and he was my friend, as he...

A great guy to know and love. Will be missed

One of nicest people it has been my honor to know.

such a knowledgeable and friendly presence always...I will miss him as will many others...our local world is not the same without him....

Terri, Amanda and Alex. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. He truly was a great person that brought happiness to everyone he met. We remember first meeting your family at swimming lessons when Chris and Alex were about 4 years old. We also remember frolicking in our pool on those hot summer days followed by a barbecue and the kids looking at the rings of Saturn through Garry's telescope. His love for his family will never end and he will be with you always for...

My deepest condolences Terri, Alex & Amanda...I believe that all of us who knew Garry in one way or another were the lucky ones. Garry was such a kind, generous & warmhearted person. He gave of himself so much to the community especially through his love of photography. During my years as Sparta Camera Club President Garry never turned down my requests for various judgings/critiques or workshops. He was so giving of his time & so very sincere. Garry had a great one-on-one rappore...

I'm so sorry to hear about Garry's passing.
When he had his camera shop in Newton, he gave me a lot of help getting the photographs I so badly wanted. His kind and generous spirit will be missed.
Prayers for the LaFranco family.

Amanda an Alex Sorry to hear about your dad. I only meet him a few times but he was one proud dad. You could see the love in his eyes when he talked about you.

God Bless Mr. C Sussex Middle School

Dear Terri, Amanda, and Alexander. I don't know if you will have the chance to read this, but please know that if you need anything - anything at all - call on me and I'll do what I can. Garry's is a loving and generous soul, and I am sure that he will always be with you as Steve is with me.