Claudette Awn Maraziti
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home - Chatham
345 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
Professional in social work field, her legacy is her grandchildren Claudette Awn Maraziti, 83, of Summit, NJ, formerly of Chatham, NJ, and originally of Brooklyn, NY, passed away on November 20, 2021. Claudette was a first- and second- generation Lebanese-American, whose first language was Arabic. Raised in a traditional household, Claudette was the first in her family to graduate college (Marymount College of Manhattan), then worked for a number of years in New York City as a social worker. She married "the boy next door" whom she knew from childhood when their families vacationed together at the Jersey Shore. In the first years of their marriage, Claudette focused on raising their daughters, but then returned to school to get her Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. Not only did Claudette work locally, but she opened her own private practice based out of Chatham, then Morristown, then Summit, NJ. She was also an adjunct professor at Fordham University, helping many others learn the profession. Over her lifetime, Claudette was an avid tennis player, a shrewd card player, a strong fisherwoman, and a determined fighter; she even beat breast cancer twice. She was the beloved wife of Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr., and the loving mother of Jacqueline M. Monteleone (Vincent) of Jersey City, NJ and Michele L. Ryan (Michael) of Chatham, NJ. Claudette was the cherished "Taata" to her grandchildren Jake Ryan and Bryn Ryan, in whom her legacy lives on. Claudette is survived by her sister Louise Crowley, and is predeceased by her parents Elias and Isabel Awn, and her brothers Peter J. Awn and Richard P. Awn. A celebration of Claudette's life will be on Saturday, December 11, from 1-5 pm at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, 250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Epilepsy Services of NJ with "In memory of Claudette Maraziti' in the comment section, or to SLC6A1 Connect, an Epilepsy Research Foundation. Here are the links for donations: and To send the family a condolence, please visit Wm. A. Bradley and Son Funeral Home 345 Main Street Chatham, NJ 07928 973-635-2428
Published by The Star-Ledger from Nov. 24 to Nov. 28, 2021.
Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights
250 Connell Drive, Berkeley Heights, NJ
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Dear Joe, So terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Claudette. My sincere condolences to you and your family... Claudette's obituary certainly portrays an extraordinary woman-- How proud you must be that she chose you to spend her life with... Again, my heartfelt sympathies. Coleen
Coleen M Basista
December 8, 2021
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
December 3, 2021
I will miss Claudette very much. She was my therapist, but a true friend as well. I sent her cards on special occasions after she retired and spoke on the phone several times. I believe she called me twice before she died, but I could not understand her. Her name was on the phone ID, so I googled her name and saw her obituary. My deepest sympathy to her husband, daughters and her grandkids. I love you Claudette. Luciana Santoriello
Luciana Santoriello
December 1, 2021
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