GLORIA VALLE VISOCKI
October 20, 1923 – June 28, 2019
Our mom was a remarkable and amazing woman, as anyone who knew her would tell you. Even at 95, she was walking with no cane or walker, still driving, shopping, cooking, cleaning, and doing all her own bills, investments and paperwork. She was clever, strong, feisty, and loved to laugh. She was definitely the matriarch of our extended family and looked more like she was in her 70’s than 90’s.
Throughout her life, our mom took on many roles. In addition to raising three children and keeping a meticulous house (no, we were not allowed to play in the living room!), she was also a successful career woman. She began her career in banking, went to business school, became a bookkeeper, and rose to Office Manager and Treasurer of a construction company. We were all very proud of her accomplishments.
Mom also inherited her love of plants from her mother, and was proud of her beautifully landscaped yard. She was always having new shrubs, flowers and trees planted, and made sure that the lawn was always green and lush.
With all of that, we are a very close-knit family, supporting each other through hardships and laughing with each other as often as we can. We get together regularly to share time with each other and our extended family. Our mom and dad, Tom, were married for 42 years before his untimely death at 68, and they were both very proud of their children. Our mom was frequently heard talking about her “wonderful” children to whoever would listen. Though she was a disciplinarian and regularly pushed us to better ourselves, it turned out to be a good formula! She always remarked how proud she was of how we all turned out. We love her dearly and she will be missed terribly by us and her entire extended family and many, many friends.
She is survived by her three children, whose spouses and fiancé she considered to be her children as well: Roger and Kathy Visocki; Linda and Jimmy Moy; Nancy Visocki and fiancé, Fred Eisenmann; and her much-adored granddaughter, Alyson Moy; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends, all whom she loved immensely.
Rest in peace and eternal happiness, Mom. We love you and will miss you tremendously.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Gloria Visocki to either the Englewood Health Foundation, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631, or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607. Acknowledgements may be sent to Nancy Visocki, 140 East Linden Avenue, Dumont, NJ 07628.
A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 4-7 PM at Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave Dumont, NJ. A Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 13 at 11:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 102 Park Street, Haworth, NJ, immediately followed by internment at George Washington Cemetery in Paramus, NJ. Afterwards, we welcome everyone to join us for a late luncheon at Andiamo’s, 23 Hardenburgh Avenue, Haworth, NJ.