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Victor PUZIO

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Victor PUZIO Obituary
Deacon Victor J., of Rutherford, died on February 24th, 2014, he was 67. Victor was born in Passaic, NJ on February 20th, 1947 to Victor and Lottie (Czesniewski) Puzio, and predeceased by his sister Deborah. Victor was raised in Wallington, and attended Most Sacred Heart of Jesus grammar school; he then attended and graduated from Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ, class of 1964. He proudly served in the US Army from 1966 to 1972, serving most of his time in Germany. On December 9th, 1967 he married Carol Monkowski, and they have enjoyed 46 years together. Due to a twist of fate, Vic was late to work at the May Davis Group, 1 World Trade Center, on the day of 9/11, where many of his friends perished. After coming to terms with the horrible losses, he decided to become a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. On June 11th, 2005 Victor was ordained at the Cathedral in Newark, and began serving in his Deaconate Ministry at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church. He worked in the financial industry most of his adult life, last working at Meyers Associates in NYC, retiring in February of 2012. Vic was a founding member of Most Sacred Hearts, Share and Care program, Past President of the Most Sacred Heart Holy Name Society, Past Grand Knight of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Knights of Columbus Council 3644 in Wallington, and he was the current Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, Santa Maria Assembly #663. In addition he served on the MSH Pastoral Council, and was a Clergy Volunteer at the Pastoral Ministries at St. Mary's Hospital in Passaic. In addition to his deep devotion to his faith, he was an avid supporter of wild life. He enjoyed countless hours of feeding wild life around his home, and tending to his outdoor fish. Victor is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Carol, his son Christopher and spouse Peter Staller, his daughter Nicole Puzio and one grandson Noah Puzio. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends and those who fondly called him "Deacon Vic." Visiting will be held at Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service, 80 Midland Ave, Wallington, 7-9 PM Wednesday, February 26. He will lie in state at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 127 Paterson Ave, Wallington, NJ on Thursday 3-5 PM. A vigil mass will be celebrated 7:30 PM Thursday night at the Church, and a funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 28th, 10 AM at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by interment at St. Michael's Cemetery, South Hackensack. Contributions in Deacon Victor J. Puzio's name may be made, by sending a donation to Most Sacred Heart of Jesus School, 6 Bond Street, Wallington, NJ 07057. Please visit to share condolences and your fond memories with the family.
Published in The Record on Feb. 25, 2014
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