Funeral mass took place Oct. 5 at St. Annes R.C. Church for Lillian Elizabeth Varano, a longtime resident of Union City. She died Oct. 1 at her home. Born in Hoboken, she was a homemaker for 40 years. Later in life Lillian was a volunteer at the Hoboken Shelter. She was a loyal Democrat, elected committee person in Union City. Lillian was a teacher’s aide and office assistant at the Thomas Edison High School in Union City, the same school she attended as a child. Her strength, tenacity and humor will be missed. She is survived by her children, Anthony Jr. and his wife Maria, Paul and Maria; also her pets Gretchen and Isabel. Services arranged by the Fallon Funeral Home, Jersey City.