Flora Folio

Flora Folio

12-19-1921 - 12-03-2020
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Flora Folio (nee Scarlatelli), 98, long time resident of Rutherford, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. She was days away from her 99th birthday. One of ten children born in Jersey City to Michael and Iside (nee Lenzi), Flora was raised by her Aunt Flo & Uncle Virgil in West Virginia, where she met her husband, Anthony. Flora and Anthony made Rutherford their home in 1958, where they raised their family. She was employed as a secretary for Rutherford High School's Guidance office for over 25 years and a very active volunteer for community clubs and organizations. She was a member of the Woman’s Club of Rutherford for 60 years, the Kip Center, and Golden Ages.

Flora's classic charm and eloquence would wow any audience with humor and dignity, while her volunteerism and dedication to the Catholic church and community were exemplary. Most important to Flora was her loving family. In her later years, she was thrilled to have her oldest granddaughter Krista live with her, solidifying an unbreakable bond between them. Her candor, wit, and counsel will be missed by so many.

Flora is predeceased by her husband Anthony (1986), her son Michael Ross Folio (2018), son-in-law Fred Ponti (2019), and her 9 siblings. She will be deeply missed by her daughter Toni Lee Ponti, grandchildren Krista & Dana Ponti, Laura Horton & husband Ben, Brielle Mason & husband Kyle, Tara Folio, great-grandchildren Jack & Evelyn Horton, her daughter-in-law Cheryl Levin-Folio, step-grandchildren Jared & Samantha Levin, and former daughter-in-law Patti Nissen Folio.

Family will receive friends Sunday 3-8pm in the Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home, 19 Lincoln Ave., Rutherford.

Funeral Monday 9:30am from Funeral Home for 10:30am Mass of Christian Liturgy in the Church of Saint Mary, Rutherford followed by Interment in St. Francis De Sales Cemetery, 125 Union St. & Christie St., Lodi.

Visit for condolences. Donations can be made in Flora's name to The Women's Club of Rutherford or Kip Center of Rutherford.

Special request.
As questions arise concerning the Coronavirus, our funeral home is taking precautionary measures to provide the highest level of protection to our staff and the public with thorough cleaning and sanitizing.

50 friends and loved ones are welcome to pay respect to grieving families at a time. We and the Folio family ask for your understanding by keeping your visiting short to allow others to do the same.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home
    19 Lincoln Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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  • Service

    Monday, December 7th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Monday, December 7th, 2020 10:30am
    Church of Saint Mary
    91 Home Avenue
    RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070
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    Friends attending funeral are asked to arrive in funeral home 9:30am.
  • Interment

    St. Francis De Sales Cemetery
    125 Union Street
    LODI, NJ
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Private Condolence

Colleen (McNamara) Gordon

Posted at 12:07pm
Bless you Mrs. Folio on your journey. It was a pleasure knowing you. You have a great family. Peace, love & comfort to all.

Donna Scarlatelli

Posted at 09:18am
Dearest Aunt Flora: blessed art though amongst women. We will miss you terribly. All our love, Donna and Annie

Carol Whitney

Posted at 08:31am
No matter how many years had passed, Mrs. Folio never forgot my face or name or that of my brother and sisters. She always had a smile that would make us smile. That's what I will miss. Sending our deepest condolences to the family. Mrs. Folio, Forever Rest In Peace. Say hello to Bill and Iris. Maybe you and Iris can get a Chair Exercise class started.

The Whitney Family

Joyce Herlihy

Posted at 06:10pm
I had the privilege and pleasure of taking care of Flora for just over a year. But knew her for over 30 years. We became very close and bonded in a special way. I dearly loved her.

I feel that due to her influence and inspiration, I became a better caregiver, a better Catholic and a better person. For this I thank her profoundly from the bottom of my heart.

From now on, every time I say the rosary, I will strongly feel her presence alongside of me.

I will miss her much, but at the same time rejoice that she has gone back to God, for whom she had such a beautiful love and adoration.

Eileen Herlihy

Jacki Force

Posted at 04:48pm
Rob and I are so very sorry for the passing of Flora and send our love and condolences to the Ponti family. May God bless you at this most difficult time. Love, Rob & Jacki.

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