nee Wanser, the beautiful, went home to God, Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Oldest of seven children of
Richard and Orsola Lucchese Wanser, she was born in Canarsie Brooklyn
before moving to the Bronx and Long Island.
After a storybook meeting, she married Ted Hajek and moved to
Upper Greenwood Lake. They
would have been married 47 years. She
was the proud mother of Theodore and wife Eva, Jason and wife Maeve and
Karen Petersen wife of Darren. Nana
to eight grandchildren: Kriszta,
Ben, Avery, Damon, Stella, Jaxson, Amelia and Grant.
After taking a First Aid Course, she joined the UGL Ambulance
Corps and became the first EMT. She
then returned to college to become a registered nurse.
She worked at Ringwood Medical and Holy Name Friary before
becoming school nurse at Queen of Peace and St. Catherine’s schools.
She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish where she was
the first Eucharistic minister, the high soprano in the choir for over
40 years and a cornerstone member. Patricia
was also a member of the West Milford Women’s Club.
She happily performed in various plays with St. Catherine’s
Performing Arts Guild and Iron Mountain Theater group.
Visitation Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5-9 PM at Richards Funeral
Home, 1440 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480.
Mass Saturday, June 17, at noon at Our Lady Queen of Peace
Church, 1911 Union Valley Road, Hewitt, NJ
07421. Interment at
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, 454 Germantown Road, West Milford, NJ.