Hajek, Patricia 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.

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