Mrs. Anastasia Walenciewicz Pakulski, 101, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Friday, December 13th. from 3:00-7:00PM. On Saturday, December 14th, from 8:30-9:00AM everyone will gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will be held at 9:00AM, followed by the funeral mass to be offered in the St. Theresa of the Child Jesus R.C. Church, Linden at 10:00AM. The prayers of committal will precede her burial in the family plot in St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Pakulski’s name may be made to the St. Theresa of the Child Jesus R.C. Church Restoration Fund, 122 Liberty Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036.
Mrs. Pakulski, the daughter of the late Bertha Wysocka Walenciewicz and the late Anton Walenciewicz, was born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and she settled in Linden, New Jersey in 1941.
Mrs. Pakulski had been employed as an assembler for Glasseal Products in Linden for over twenty years before her retirement in the 1980’s.
She was very active in her church community of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus R.C. Church in Linden. Mrs. Pakulski was a past vice-president and member of the Rosary Society, as well as, being a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Society. She was one of the legion of women who religiously made the pierogis for the different holidays and church events, such as Easter, Christmas and the church picnic. Mrs. Pakulski was also a staple at the church picnics and she could be found in the cake & coffee area, cutting up the cakes & serving coffee, while at the same time holding multiple conversations with everyone who came up to her counter. In her spare time, Mrs. Pakulski enjoyed being home, tilling and growing her vegetables in her garden and baking her delicious delicacies for all to sample. However her greatest love in life was simply spending time with her children, grandchildren and especially her great grandchildren. Mrs. Pakulski’s favorite yearly event would be for everyone to vacation together at the Jersey shore, making memories to last more than a lifetime and creating traditions for the generations to carry on.
Predeceased by her husband, Frank Vincent Pakulski in 1975 and her son, Richard F. Pakulski in 1994, Mrs. Pakulski is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Dolobach and her husband, Joseph, Patricia Zielinsky and her husband, John and Nancy M. Pakulski; her soon to be one hundred year old sister, Alice Grysko; her six grandchildren and her fourteen great grandchildren.
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