Vernon Twp., NJ: Marie Barbosa(nee Arguelles), 97 years old, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ. Born to Frank and Amelia Arguelles in Elizabeth, NJ, she had lived in Brooklyn, NY before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ 8 years ago.
Marie worked as a clerk at Gibson Greeting Cards in Brooklyn, NY for many years retiring in 1985. In her youth, Marie was recognized for her legs by being requested to model for lotion ads. She took great joy in crossword puzzles.
Marie is predeceased by her husband, Andres Barbosa and a daughter on 9/11/2001 at the World Trade Center, Dolores Costa and is the beloved mother of Frank Barbosa and his wife, Carmen of Winter Garden, FL. Dear sister of Edward Arguelles of Pennsylvania, Evelyn Diaz of Vernon Twp., NJ and Julia Yugeros of Queens, NY. Cherished by 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 6-8 PM. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY at 11:00 AM.