Joanna F. Waga, 83, of Spotswood passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at home with her family at her side.
Born in Wolsztyn, Poland, she was a lifelong resident of Spotswood. Before coming to America, Mrs. Waga was a teacher for many years at Nowy Tomysl in Poland. Prior to her retirement, she worked in Clinical Research at Bristol Meyers Squibb, North Brunswick.
Mrs. Waga was a long time parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, church choir and Servants of Jesus of the Devine Mercy. She loved singing and often times found comfort in her daily devotion by praying the rosary. Mrs. Waga was the epitome of class and taught her family the value of hard work, strength, patience, and generosity. She was dedicated to her family and especially her faith.
In addition to her love of faith, Mrs. Waga was fond of reading, history, and crossword puzzles. She was great baker and cook She was also very proud of her Polish heritage and was determined to keep traditions alive. Above all, she was the most loving best friend, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Predeceased by her husband, Boleslaw, her son, Jerzy and her siblings, Roza , Jadwiga, Franeiszek, amd Stefan , she is survived by her children, Irena Waga, Grace Cancel, George Waga and his wife, Barbara, and Margaret Pinkiewicz, and her husband, Dennis, her grandchildren, Monika , Sonny , Crystal Cheri , Andrew and Alexandra , her great grandchildren, Nicholas and Zane, many loving nieces and nephews who are in both the U.S. and Poland, and a host of close friends who loved her and whom she loved.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5 to 9 PM at Spotswood Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Spotswood. A funeral mass will be said Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:15 AM at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 23 Manalapan Road, Spotswood. Friends are invited to gather at the funeral home at 9 AM on the day of the funeral. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, 490 Washington Road, Parlin.