Marion Goodford Bavos
1928 - 2020
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Marion Goodford Bavos
Will be remembered for her caring ways and kindness
Marion Goodford Bavos, 92, passed away peacefully on Oct. 7, 2020, at JFK Haven Hospice. Born in 1928, to John and Estelle Goodford in DuBois, Pa., she was a longtime resident of Westfield, N.J.
A wife, mother and grandmother, all through her life, she was beloved and surrounded by family - whether that be for a simple game of cards, exploring garage sales or hosting holiday dinners.
She will be remembered for her caring ways and kindness. Everyone was welcome in her home and she took loving care of those close to her. She was determined and independent minded all her life. Known for her quick wit and humor, she could always be counted on to speak her mind. She traveled across the country and throughout the world, and would live on her own up until the end.
Marion is survived by her husband of 64 years, Pasquale M Bavos; six daughters, five son-in-laws, six grandchildren, and her beloved nieces and nephew.
Arrangements are in the care of Memorial Funeral Home. Due to the pandemic the memorial service is private.

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Published in The Star-Ledger on Oct. 18, 2020.
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November 2, 2020
Me, my cousins Stephen, Michael, Andrew, Maya and Natalie and my friends Josh, Paul, Sara, Justin, Matt, Michael and Nicholas on my 17th birthday before the COVID-19 pandemic. 01/05/2020
My cousins, my parents, my grandfather, my aunts, my uncles and I love her so much. Even my friends, too. When my cousin Michael was young, they played UNO together until the end of the game when Michael said "I'm the winner!" for playing well. My aunt Elyce did the campfire somewhere in the woods to cook hot dogs and marshmallows for about 6 years. She's been watching us at my cousin Natalie's pool in her backyard. We celebrate, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and my birthday. My cousin Stephen and I and rest of my cousins were hanging out at her house playing a game of sardines (an active game that is played like hide and go seek, but in reverse). In her old house in Westfield, my cousin Stephen and I were chasing each other around the dining room table and around the living room table. For about 4 years, we had to go on a dolphin cruise in Atlantic City, but it was raining too much. She loves us forever and she be sorely missed. -Christian, her 17-year-old grandson
Christian Takleszyn
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