Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson of Wantage, NJ, passed away on February 11, 2014 at her home with her family. She was 89.
The daughter of the late Francisek & Antonina Giza Barczak, she was born August 8, 1924 in Warwick, NY.
Betty was a communicant at St. Monica's Roman Catholic Church in Sussex, NJ, and a member of the American Legion Post 213 Auxiliary where she was currently serving as unit chaplain. She was also a member of the Hudson Valley Polonaise Society where she was the 2008-2009 Polish American Citizen of the Year.
Survivors include her children; Margaret "Peggy" Johnson of Vernon, NJ; Nancy E. McCurdy and husband Bill of Sussex, NJ; Richard A. Johnson and wife Jeannie of Sussex, NJ; John J. Johnson and wife Rebecca of Greenville; 9 grandchildren Andrea Randolph;Alexis Randolph; John Pytleski; Carrie Roberts; Austin Cafferky; Ashley Johnson; Cassandra Johnson; Christopher Johnson; and Timothy Johnson.
3 great-grandchildren Darian Raub; Emily Raub; and Adrianna Raub; 3 sisters, Genevieve Koutney of Tennessee; Theresa "Dolly" Dombroski of Newburgh, NY and Rose Paffenroth of Vero Beach, FL; 2 brothers, Frank "Corporal" Barczak of Sussex, NJ and John Barczak & his wife Jane of Middletown, NY. She is further survived by many nieces & nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Richard H. "Dick" Johnson, sister, Stella Myslinski and 3 brothers, Vincent, Joseph & Walter Barczak.
Visitation will be held on Sunday February 16th from 2-4 & 7-9PM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route#1, Pine Island, NY 10969.
Funeral mass will be held 10 am on Monday February 17th at St. Monica's Church, Wantage,NJ .
Burial will be in Clove Cemetery, Rt. 23 Sussex, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Vernon Township Ambulance Corps., or to St. Anthony Community Hospital Foundation, 15 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990 or to the American Legion Post 213 Auxiliary, PO Box 447, Sussex, NJ 07461, in Betty's name.
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