Rafi Jafri recently announced the passing of his mother, Milagros Jafri.

She passed peacefully on Feb. 14, 2019.

According to Rafi, his mother was the “center of our family and we will miss her immensely.”

The visitation and service was held at the Hunt-Stellato Funeral Home in Fort Lee, N.J.

The funeral took place on Feb. 19.

Family and friends later got together at The Bicycle Club for food and drink in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.


Milagros Jafri, 74, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, from complications of atypical Parkinsonism.

Born in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, Mila graduated at the top of her class at the nursing program at the University of the Philippines.

In 1968, she immigrated to the United States and began her career in nursing working at New York Polyclinic Hospital.

There she progressed to supervisor of the intensive care unit.

She married Dr. Syed A. Jafri in 1974.

Together they built a thriving private cardiology practice, where she worked as the medical office manager, and a beautiful family.

She is survived by her beloved husband Dr. Syed A. Jafri.

Loving mother of Rafi Jafri & his wife Shanna, Aisha Jafri & her husband Christopher Manz.

Cherished grandmother of Ryan Jafri, Jackson Jafri, Sarah Jafri, Abigail Jafri, Kero Manz, and Tarek Manz.

Dear sister of Brenda Cohen, Elmer Gilo, Alex Gilo, and Florence Gilo.

She is preceded in death by her father Eulalio Claro Gilo, her mother Presentacion Sugui, and her sister, Hazel Gilo.

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