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Manju Goyal

July 18, 1947 — January 6, 2024

Scarsdale, NY

On January 6, 2024, Manju Goyal of Scarsdale, NY, passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 75 in Westchester Medical Center. She fought her illness bravely and kept her spirits high just as she had through every challenge she’d faced in her life.

Manju was born on July 18th, 1947 in Agra, India. She lived in various regions of India, the U.S., and even Laos. Moving far from home to different languages, people, and ways of life was daunting, but Manju braved her fears for the one reason she always had and always would: the good of her family.

Manju loved to knit, and diligently made sweaters for each of her five grandchildren along with several quilts. These gifts will serve as reminders to her family of Manju’s unconditional and selfless love. At every opportunity in her life, Manju chose the welfare of her late husband, her children and her grandchildren above her own. She was happiest when spending time with and caring for her loved ones.

Manju was a talented artist – her paintings were almost photorealistic, but filled with expression and warmth in a way that could only be understood by those that had met her. She received her Masters of Arts in India – the first woman in her family to attend college – and her artwork focused on the beauty she saw in the world around her.

Manju was a member of the India Senior Center, where she brightened spirits and found friendship through devotional music. Her friends and family will also remember her enthusiasm for card games, where she displayed a fiery but lovable competitive streak. She could be reserved at first, but her affection shone through in every conversation and left an indelible impact on those fortunate enough to have experienced it. 

Manju is predeceased by her husband Gyan Prakash Goyal and her older sister Maya Bansal. She is survived by her children Anshuman Goyal and his wife Shilpi Chandra, Sweta Somasi and her husband Madan Somasi and five grandkids Sid, Ilina, Saumya, Arya and Shiv, her sister Meenu Agarwal, and her brothers Dinesh Garg and Rakesh Garg.

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