Terrance Lee "Terry" Garafalo (68) of Neoga, formerly of Long Island, New York


Published on August 7 2013 4:54 pm

Terrance Lee "Terry" Garafalo, 68, of Neoga, Illinois formerly of Long Island, New York died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 17 in the Mattoon Congregation Jehovah's Witnesses Church of Mattoon. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Carle Foundation Hospital, 611 West Park, Urbana, IL 61801. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Terrance was born May 3, 1945 in Long Island, New York, the son of John and Hazel (Tops) Garafalo. He was a former taxi driver in Long Island, New York and was a member of the Mattoon Congregation Jehovah's Witnesses. He married Nancy Downs August 14, 1995 in Englewood, Florida.

Survivors include wife, Nancy Garafalo of Neoga; son, Gillan (wife Allie) Melograno of Long Island, New York; step-children, Brett McKerrow, Laurel Niemeyer, Andrew McKerrow, Michael McKerrow and Ellen Kirkpatrick, all of Neoga; brother, Gregory (wife Regina) Garafalo of Queensburg, New York and sister, Linda Lutz of Cortez, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and Bobbie Garafalo and brother-in-law, Dutch Lutz.