Caring. Vibrant. One of a kind.
This is how loved ones are remembering Destiny Cartagena of Ringwood, who died on Jan. 19. She was 33 years old.
The mom of two previously lived in the Bronx, N.Y. and Elmwood Park. She graduated from Paramus Catholic High School and studied at CSB School of Broadcasting, her Facebook page says.
Condolences poured in each one in their own way noting Cartagena's profound impact on the countless lives she touched.
"To say you were one of a kind is too broad of a way to describe you," Christy Lynne Nibbling wrote on Facebook. "Your distinct nature will shine bright in the hearts of many for a long time to come."
"For someone I only knew for a few short months, you’re definitely someone I could never forget (and that’s putting it mildly)," Nick Clark added.
"You had such a vibrant, unforgettable personality- and you were always so giving to others around you."
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the D'Agostino Funeral Home in Haskell. A funeral service will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with internment to follow at Rosehill Cemetery in Linden.
"You were such a beautiful soul...full of life..always smiling and happy," Reli Rel added.
"You made an impact in the lives of everyone you loved. Your beautiful children are so lucky to have had the time to make memories with a wonderful, beautiful, giving mother as you."
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