John Cofrancesco
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John Cofrancesco passed away in the morning on March 19. He was 52 years old. John was born in Paterson and raised in Elmwood Park, NJ, earned his BA at Rutgers University. He dedicated his life to helping older adults as an administrator for nursing facilities. He lived with his family in Bergenfield.

He was a much loved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friends.He is survived by his wife Angela, son Dylan and step son Miguel Meola, as well as his parents Joseph and Lucy Cofrancesco, his siblings Angelo and wife Halina, Joseph, and Gary and wife Diane. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and a great nephew, cousins and friends.

Due to the recent concerns of group gatherings, there will not be a memorial service but a celebration of life will take place in the upcoming months.

Arrangements by the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home, 274 Market Street, Elmwood Park,

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Published in The Record/Herald News from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2020.
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April 12, 2020
Deeply saddened to hear of John's sudden passing. Knew John for over 20 years while working in the field of healthcare. Always looked forward to seeing him every year I visited his facility. Shared some great laughs and exchanged many ideas. John was a great guy and I am truly saddened that I will not see him again. Rest In Peace John.
Paul Jones
March 24, 2020
Chef Cardie at WCCC
Dear Cofrancesco Family,

I was beyond devastated to learn of the news of John's sudden passing. My name is Chef Cardie Mortimer and I was a patient 4 different times at West Caldwell Care Center. During my time there, John was always jovial, caring, thoughtful and personable in his ways. We developed a wonderful and unique friendship. In many ways, he was responsible for my "healing". I will miss John's friendship more than you will ever know. While I am completely heartbroken about his passing, I know that his legacy and his reputation for caring about others will be a beacon of light that will shine brightly down upon all of us forever and a day. Heaven now possesses another true angel. May God Bless John!
Cardie Mortimer
March 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of John's passing. Although we are not blood-related, I am related to Samuel Bracigliano who is my first cousin, and is a blood relative to the deceased. Please know you that the Cofrancisco family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Lois Rice
Lois Rice
March 22, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful administrator very involved and always with a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed! Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
Dr. Sara
March 22, 2020
Ok so sorry for your loss. I worked with John for many years and helped him get his LNHA. The residents of that nursing home and staff were so lucky to have him as their leader for 21 years. John will be remembered for his smile and his unusual answering machine messages ! Eve Cullinan
March 22, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. As a neighbor of Lucy and Joe I can say that they have spoken with love and devotion about your family. My deepest sympathy. Kathy RIce
Kathleen Rice
March 22, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Angela, god bless and comfort you and your family during this most difficult time.
Gerardo and
March 22, 2020
Our deepest condolences. We will keep you, your family, and the West Caldwell Care Center in our prayers. May God Bless you during this time and always.
- Dr. Terence Aherne's Family
March 22, 2020
Angela and Family:
I am so sorry for your loss.
Donna Frost
March 22, 2020
I am so sorry Angela and all those who are hurting from this loss. May you find comfort and peace,
March 21, 2020
I did not know him, but I know his kind. I am new to this profession and I know it's a calling. God bless your family. I can not imagine your grief.
Leslee Kathlina,
March 21, 2020
Prayers! I did not know John but I do know the field he chose...God Bless you! Thank you for taking care of others, for giving of yourself above all else and for being an amazing person!
Zoie Barcus
March 21, 2020
My condolences to the family. As a fellow Administrator...May your Memory be Eternal...
Nisi Pozderac
Denise Pozderac
March 21, 2020
Deepest sympathies to a fellow Administrator.
Mark Prifogle
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