Mrs. Margie G. Pate

  • Born: January 14, 1935
  • Died: January 18, 2019
  • Location: FAnwood, New Jersey

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Tribute & Message From The Family

Margie G. (Grippo) Pate, 84, of Fanwood, N.J., went home to Heaven on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 after a long illness. Her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, supported and strengthened her during her illness, and ultimately brought her the peace that passes all understanding.

Margie was born to the late Beulah (Fairchild) Grippo and John Grippo, at their home in Kenilworth, NJ, where she attended Kenilworth Gospel Chapel for many years. She married her late husband, Jessie Pate, on Valentine's Day, 1953, and they lovingly raised two children – and many pets – together for almost 60 years.
Although being a mother and homemaker was her primary occupation, Margie worked several jobs during her marriage, including her last, and most loved, position as a school crossing guard for her beloved Town of Fanwood.

Visitation and life celebration will be on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the Gray Memorial Funeral Home, 12 Springfield Ave., Cranford, N.J., from 4 to 8 p.m. Go to for on line condolences. A funeral service will be held at the Gray Funeral Home on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 10 am. Interment will be at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth, N.J.

Margie temporarily leaves behind to mourn her loving children and their spouses, Diana Lynn Todisco (Frank) and Jeffrey Pate (Wendy), as well as four grandchildren, Dawn Marie Pate Ponzio, Michael Pate (Stacie), Christopher Pate (Beth) and Tyler Todisco, as well as five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Margie's name to Teen Challenge, 245 Stanton Mountain Road, Lebanon, NJ 08833.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike - my sincerest condolences to you and your family. - Ginnie Blackwell

Posted by Ginnie Blackwell - Winfield Park, NJ - Coworker   January 22, 2019

Condolences to the Family

Posted by Luis Marciscano    January 20, 2019

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

Posted by Lori Meade - Winfield Park, NJ   January 20, 2019

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in God's Word at 1Thessalonians 4:14

Posted by B Hall - Newark, NJ   January 20, 2019

So sorry for your loss Jeff & Wendy & Family. She is at Peace now,
God has another Angel... Our Prayers to the Pate Family.

Posted by Bill & Maggie Irovando - Navarre, FL - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family and friends of Margie may you find great comfort in God's promise found in John 6:40

Posted by Trisha - OR - Friend   January 19, 2019

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