Genevieve A. Paulhus


Genevieve A. Paulhus age 95, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021.  The daughter of Albert and Gertrude (Moriarty) Paulhus and step-daughter of Lucille (Pizzarelli) Paulhus.  She moved to Fair Lawn in 1930 where she attended the Bergen Avenue School (now the Board of Education building), graduated from Roosevelt School (now John Forrest School), St. Joseph’s High School and Sherwood Secretarial School, both in Paterson.  Ms. Paulhus graduated with honors from Fordham University.  Genevieve was a parishioner of St. Anne RC Church in Fair Lawn where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. 

Originally a legal secretary, she worked at a NYC law firm until joining the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from which she retired after 30 years.  Subsequently, she was employed by the Griswold Warehouse Company in Elizabeth, NJ, Hess Oil Company in NYC, then joined C and C Abstract Company in Hackensack, NJ from which she retired in 2000.

Genevieve is survived by her beloved nephew, James Paulhus and his wife Deborah of Little Falls, her niece, Hilda Paulhus of Riverdale, her great nephew, Joseph (Kimberly) Paulhus of Hillsdale, her great niece Melissa (Phillip) Jannssen of North Caldwell, great nephew Kevin Paulhus of Riverdale and great niece Rebecca (Matthew) Borkowski of Clifton.  She is also survived by her great-great nieces and nephews, Makenzie and Mason Paulhus, Alex and Charlotte  Borkowski and Noelle Ann Jannssen.  She was predeceased by her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Dick) and Shelby Paulhus, sister, Frances Shirley Paulhus, nephews, Thomas and Michael Paulhus.

A Mass of Christian Burial is planned for Monday, January 11, 2021, 10:30am at St. Anne RC Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Interment will follow at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah with her sister.  The family will receive relatives and friends Sunday, 2 – 6pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne RC Church.

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Wherever you went and whatever you did, you were the life of the party Aunt Gen - to say that I will miss you is an understatement. Whether picking my up at night at Newark Airport, and doing this at almost 90 years old, or spending time with me at the spa, we always always had fun. You were a wonderful example of making the most of even the smallest party, you were the life of them all but sharing my 70th birthday luncheon outside in 95 degree heat just this past August because of COVID rules will be another great memory for me, I believe that you had 2 Negroni's with ice cubes, wonderful wonderful times for me and my sisters. Love & I'll miss you so much, Barbara
barbara connolly
Rest in Peace Gen. You were a great friend and role model. You will always be in my heart. Love, Karen
Karen Kelley
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