Love and memories last forever...
  • 85 years old
  • Born on October 22, 1930 .
  • Passed away on November 27, 2015 .

Cynthia L. Taraborelli (nee Walls), 85,  of Mullica Hill, N.J. died November 27, 2015.

Formerly of Upper Darby, Pa and Runnemede, N.J., she was  born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia.

Soon after graduating high school she married her beloved husband Frank and moved to Philadelphia. She previously worked as a Bridal Consultant at Gimbels Department Store and later at Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home in Philadelphia and in her later years at Greenbriar Nursing Home in New Jersey.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She spent a lot of time with her 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.  She loved cooking her family all of their favorite Italian foods.

She is predeceased by her beloved husband Frank P. Taraborelli, Jr. and her parents, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

She is survived by her children Cynthia Rene Muff (Harry), Patricia Gardler (James), Frank P. Taraborelli, III (Jeannie) and Mark Taraborelli (Linda).

She is also survived by her grandchildren Harry Butch Muff (Michelle), Nicole Muff Gillin (Michael), Jim Gardler (Jenelle), Kristin Gardler, Bree Gardler, Frank Taraborelli, Dana Taraborelli Kirby (Michael), Nicholas Taraborelli, Angela Taraborelli Ciemania (Joel) and Philip Taraborelli.

Her beloved great grandchildren who called her Mee Maw. Brandon and Everly Muff, Faith, Michael and Nathan Gillin. Jimmy, Tommy, and Jake Gardler, Dylan Mastrippolito, Lexi Kearney and Julianna and Isabella Ciemania.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (Small Church), 17 Earlington Avenue, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 between the hours of 1:30 and 3:00 PM, where her Memorial Service will begin at 3PM.  Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society at

Posted by Maria Ritter on 3rd December 2015
I always loved when Uncle Frank and Aunt Cynthia came to visit. She was always so fun and Uncle Frank was full for jokes and love. Aunt Cynthia always cooked for my dad when she came down to Virginia or when we came up to visit. I remember walking to the corner deli for fresh subs. I will never forget Redskin/Eagles football games and the phone calls that happened after. I love you all!
Posted by Jackie Scandlin on 3rd December 2015
Dear Cynthia (memaw) even though you were not my memaw, the love that generated from that name always made me smile, and you so lovingly accepted me calling you that . You are forever in my heart and forever in the hearts of everyone that new you. You were the most loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother you were an inspiration to me and I only pray that I can get close to following in you footsteps. You are with God and your husband now and I pray that your family will feel comfort in the belief that we will all be together again in the arms of the lord. Love forever, Jackie
Posted by Michelle -bill Egge on 1st December 2015
Fond memories of a wonderful lady across the street for 24 years! God bless Cynthia! Love Michelle and Bill
Posted by Becky Locklear on 1st December 2015
Thinking of all of the Taraborelli family during this time. I have many fond memories of Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Frank. They were always so much fun and there was always laughter when they were around. Love to all and our deepest sympathy.
Posted by Armand Taraborelli on 1st December 2015
Posted by Beverly Natale-MacKenna on 1st December 2015
Although I haven't seen Aunt Cynthia in many years, I have nothing but fond memories of her and Uncle Frank. Two of the kindest and most funny and fun members of the Taraborelli family. Thinking of all of you at this time, Renee, Patti, Frank, Mark and families.

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