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Alvira Markano Obituary

Alvira "Ellie" Markano

July 19, 1924 - May 31, 2020
Born in Edison, NJ
Resided in Edison, NJ


Alvira “Ellie” Markano, 95, of Metuchen, passed away on Sunday, May 31,2020, at Whispering Knoll assisted living residence in Edison.

Ellie was born in Edison to the late Aram and Desolina Bekiarian. She began residing in Metuchen in 1948 with her husband, the late Joseph J. Markano, Sr. Prior to her marriage, Ellie was employed by the then Bell Telephone Company in New Brunswick, N.J. After her marriage, she became a homemaker and devoted mother to her children. Eventually, Ellie returned to the workforce and was employed by Revlon, Inc., where she was a product distributor until her retirement. Ellie was also a longstanding member of the St. Francis Cathedral Choir until health-related issues forced her to retire. She considered the music ministry one of her greatest joys.

Ellie was predeceased by her husband of over 70 years, Joseph.

She is survived by her three sons, Joseph Jr., and his wife Frances of Haddon Heights, Gerard and his wife Suzanne of Grenloch, and Robert and his wife Joanne of Metuchen; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services will be private and under the direction of the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, Metuchen.

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