Obituary of Anna K. Stachowicz
Anna K. Stachowicz passed away on November 16, 2022 at the age of 94.
Born on November 8, 1928 in Newark, NJ, Anna spent most of her life in neighboring Irvington. After graduating from Irvington High School, she embarked on a long and fulfilling career at Prudential Insurance Company where she moved through the ranks to become Claims Supervisor. Anna participated in countless trips and activities at Prudential (including the Tennis Club) and loved to reminisce about her 35+ years with the company. She convinced many coworkers to plan for the future by buying savings bonds and contributing to the company’s investment plan.
Upon retirement, Anna joined the Sacred Heart Senior Society and later moved to Kenilworth. She was an avid reader, a loyal Devils and Mets fan, and devoted follower of St. Padre Pio. She loved vacationing with her nieces and nephews and spending holidays with the whole family.
Although she accomplished so much in her long life, she will be remembered most for how she made people feel. She was a remarkable caregiver to her parents and loved ones. She always made herself available to family and friends and never hesitated to offer assistance. She was generous with her time and resources and supported countless charities including Doctors Without Borders. Anna was very thoughtful, independent, and outspoken and encouraged others to be the same.
She is predeceased by her parents Helen and Martin, sisters Stephanie Margulski and Genevieve Karwowski, her brother Edward Stachowicz, her nephew Walter Stayvas, and her precious poodle, Coco.
She is survived by her brother Stanley Stachowicz, nieces and nephews Patricia and Richard Ossowski, Dee Stayvas, MaryAnne and Stephen Karwowski, Helen Margulski, and John and Martin Stachowicz. She is forever loved by grandnephews and grandnieces David, Jennifer, Michael, and Tracy Ossowski, Scott and Robin Stayvas, and great-grand niece and nephew Ava and Andrew Ossowski.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 8:30AM in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue South Plainfield NJ 07080 followed by a funeral mass in Sacred Heart of Jesus RC Church, 537 Grove Street Irvington NJ at 10AM.
Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.
Family and friends may gather in the funeral home on Monday from 6-8PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in 537 Grove Street Irvington NJ 07111.