Death date: May 1, 2012
Stella J. Nowakowski, 89, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home. Born in Philadelphia, she was raised in Newark and moved to Cranford in 1961.
The funeral 8 AM Saturday from the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West in Cranford. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 AM at St. Casimirís Church, Newark. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Friends are invited to visit 2-4 and 7-9 PM Friday.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward J. Nowakowski, her granddaughter Kathy Condrack and her parents Jozef and Helena Taraska.
Surviving are, 2 daughters, Helen Paul and Jane Capuano and her husband James; 2 granddaughters, Amy Capuano and Kristine Joback (Mark); 4 great-grandchildren, Jamie and Jessica Condrack and Zachary and Benjamin Joback. She is the beloved aunt of Vicki Tavaska and Mary Ziomek and many other nieces and nephews and their families; and the grandmother-in-law of Joseph Condrack.
She was also predeceased by her sisters, Victoria Cushion, Bernice Cushion, Catherine Renko, Mary Hummel, and Anne Jarka; and her brothers, Walter, Frank, Stanley, and Joseph Tavaska as well as by her twin brother John Tavaska.