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Phyllis (Restaino) Lager

July 7, 1942 ~ June 26, 2020 (age 77)


Phyllis Lager

Beloved Sister, Aunt, Mother and Grandmother, 77


Mrs. Phyllis ((nee Restaino) Lager, 77, of Belleville, NJ, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge.  The funeral services were held privately.


Phyllis was born in Newark, NJ and resided in Belleville, NJ, then New York City, before moving back to Belleville 19 years ago.  She graduated from Newark State College and completed Post Graduate Studies at Villanova University.  Phyllis loved the theater and worked at various jobs in the industry before retiring.  She taught English as a second language at the Bloomfield Library.  


Phyllis is survived by her beloved siblings Joseph Restaino and his wife Lani, Lois Johnson and her husband Allen, and Alan Restaino and his wife Debbie; her loving nephews and niece Alan, Jr. and his wife Ashley, Daniel and his wife Marla, Tom, Philip and his wife Heather; Erica and her husband Jeff; her cherished great-nephews and great-nieces  Jeffrey, Gavin, Talan, Lily and Zoey; her dear step-children Stuart Lager and his wife Emma, Joel Lager and his wife Tanya, and Alison Lager Schirmer and her husband CJ; and also her dear step-grandchildren Luke, Caleb, Elijah, Grace and Ty.


She is predeceased by her husband Herb Lager and her parents Joseph and Mary (nee Cerami) Restaino.

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Private Services

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Nutley, NJ 07110

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