Bernadette T. Kuczik


Bernadette T. (Comerford) Kuczik, age 89, of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018.  Born and raised in Kearny, she resided in Saddle Brook most of her life. She also lived in Garfield, Elmwood Park, Somerset and Washington, NJ.  A woman of strong Catholic faith. she was a well –known parishioner of a multitude of churches, including St. Phillip’s Saddle Brook. As a young girl, she won many awards with the Comerford professional Irish sister dance troupe.  A respected mother of four and entrepreneur, Bernadette owned and operated Kuczik Family Dry Goods in Garfield for over 25 years.

Beloved wife of Robert Kuczik. Loving and devoted mother of Robert Kuczik Jr, and wife Lauren Woods, Jeanine Savello and husband David, Judi Ritchie, Jon Kuczik and wife Michele.  Adored grandmother of Matthew Ritchie, David Ritchie and wife Nickesha, Caitlin and Kevin Ritchie, Casey and Meredith Kuczik, Elizabeth Lapinsky, David Lapinsky and wife, Emily Snider, Caroline and husband Andrew Ofstad, Alexander Savello, Melissa, Kimberly and J.P. Kuczik.  Cherished great-grandmother of Eva and Calvin Ritchie and Bowden Kuczik-Reed.  Dear sister of Phyliss Murray, Geraldine Cates-Grabkowski, ten predeceased sisters and two predeceased brothers.

The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, November 1, 2018, 3-8 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Bernadette be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Our deepest sympthy to your family on the loss of your mom. My sister’s (Janice n Mary Ann) and my mom, Phylis, will Always remember your mom n family from NLeswing May she rest in peace 💔
Diane Salerno-Papamarkos
So very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers
the Calvanese Family
It is an honor to have had the opportunity to meet a lady who was able to laugh at oneself, give comfort when needed to a stranger just meet and to speak up for what she believed in. Bernadette, in our short time together was fearless. We will miss her at Harmony Village. May she Rest In Peace knowing that she has a great family to carry her legacy.
Sindy Vaillencourt
My life is better having had you in it. You were a great aunt and a wonderful person. God bless you always.
Gerald Lyons
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