Francine  Cherichella

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Francine Cherichella, of Forked River, NJ, passed away on Saturday March 18, 2023, at the age of 77. After several months of declining health, Francine died peacefully with her beloved daughter Marnie and beloved granddaughter Katie, by her side. Francine was born in Manhattan, NY on July 4, 1945. She grew up in Pompton Lakes, N.J. and graduated from Pompton Lakes High School. She then went onto Beauty School and graduated from the Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture in June of 1964. She worked as a hairdresser her entire life and mostly enjoyed doing hair for the elderly, her family and friends. She loved all animals especially her beloved dogs who she spoiled immensely. She enjoyed dancing, crafting, yardwork, garage sales, soap operas and game shows, playing ma-jongg on her computer and politics. She was always up for a good debate. She was high-spirited and a real firecracker always making people laugh with her quirky sense of humor right up until she passed. She loved her family deeply and unconditionally and was a fierce protector. Francine is predeceased by her loving parents Donald and Eleanor La Forge, her only sibling Don La Forge and husband Joseph Cherichella. She is survived by her only child, her loving and devoted daughter Marnie Hook and her partner Gary Peccarelli of Lanoka Harbor; her three loving grandchildren Mike, Dan and Katie; beloved dog Chester; her sister-in-law Lily; nieces Debbie and husband Marc, Donna and husband Bob; nephew Donny, and best friend Stosh. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:30 am at: Saint Mary’s Church 747 W. Bay Ave. Barnegat, N.J. 08005 In lieu of flowers, donations in Francine’s name may be made to the Associated Humane Societies, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, NJ 08731 or consider donating to Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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Francine Cherichella

1945 - 2023

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