Theresa A. Nowakowski, affectionately known as "Babci", passed away on August 27, 2018. She was 88.
Born and raised in Newark, Theresa was one of five children born to Peter and Marya Drzymkowski. She married Edward J. Nowakowski on May 21, 1949 and they settled in West Paterson to raise their family. After their children were grown and Edward retired, the couple enjoyed traveling to many places, including Greece, Italy, Aruba and Hawaii.
Theresa moved to Ledgewood in 1995 and became a parishioner of St. Therese Church. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with family and friends.
Theresa is survived by her son, Edward; her daughters, Paula Shaker and her husband Michael, Anne Taylor and her husband David, and Doris Treuer and her husband Lawrence; her grandchildren, Jenny, John, Emily, Eric, Mary and her husband Juan, and Andrew. She was predeceased by her husband Edward in 1991; and her brothers, John, Peter, Walter and Anthony.
Family and friends may visit from 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, August 30 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains. Entombment will follow at Garden of Memories, Washington Twp.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa's memory can be made to American Heart Association.