Manolo Rarela

Obituary of Manolo Rarela

Manolo “Noli” Rarela, 54, of Carteret passed away suddenly on Friday, March 20, 2020 at home.  Noli was born and raised in Pakil, Laguna, Philippines and came to the United States in 1971 settling in Brooklyn.  He lived throughout the tristate area until moving to Carteret, NJ in 2016. He was a loving son, loving brother, loving brother-in-law, best uncle, best nephew & best cousin. He loved to sing and he loved music. He loved sports, especially basketball and football. He enjoyed occasional trips to Atlantic City, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.  His family was his life. He was a precious gift to us. We love you so much, Noli, and we will miss you more than you know. Rest in peace ‘til we meet again.


He was predeceased by his father, Virgilio S. Rarela, Sr.  and his nephew, Adam James Rarela.  Noli is survived by his Mother, Gregoria Martinez Rarela,  siblings, Dante Rarela and his wife, Marites, of Marlboro, NJ, Lesilda Intal and  her husband, George, of Malverne, NY, Theresita Melendez and her husband, Cesar, of  Morganville, NJ, Fernando Rarela of Floral Park, NY, Renato Rarela of Egg Harbor, NJ,  Ofelia Tuohy and her husband, Philip, of Old Bridge, NJ  and Virgilio Rarela, Jr. of Malverne, NY; nieces and nephews, Daniel Rarela and his husband,  Michael, C.J. Rarela, Johanna Intal, Chelsea Intal, Chris  Melendez, Mark Melendez, Justin Tuohy and Olivia Tuohy,  numerous aunts and uncles, including Delia Rarela Barcelona of Jersey City, NJ and numerous cousins including Ella Castro and Boy, Katherine Barcelona and her husband, Erwin, & son Jakob, and Sheila Barcelona-Jacquez and her husband, Francisco, of Jersey City, NJ.



Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private services were held with the immediate family.  A public memorial gathering and Funeral Mass to honor Noli’s memory will be held at a later date. Please visit to leave condolence messages to the family and to check for future arrangements and other important updates.  All arrangements are being handled by the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township.