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Adela (nee Mackunas) Hanusey

AGE: 97 • Ocean gate

Adela Frances Theresa (nee Mackunas) Hanusey, 97, of Ocean gate died on February 19, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA on 5 Dec 1919, she was the daughter of Joseph and Adele Mackunas, and sister to John (d. 1981). She lived in Philadelphia for 75 years before retiring to Ocean Gate, NJ, where she summered since 1948. Adela graduated from Kensington HS and attended the Philadelphia Normal School where she met her beloved husband of 59 years, Richard, who predeceased her in 2003. Adela was the ultimate mother and homemaker. In addition to her many artistic talents, she was an accomplished cook, seamstress, gardener, and hostess. She also worked outside the home for the Philadelphia Electric Co. and for the Philadelphia School District for 15 years as an instructional media assistant. Adela's most treasured vocation was promoting and supporting her husband, Richard, in his chosen profession and many avocations. She was very active in her church and with the boy scouts while raising her family.

Adela's memory will be treasured by her three surviving children: Gina (Rich Grebb), Gregory (Theresa), and Adela (Chris Van Name), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Three children predeceased her: Richard Alexander, Richard Dmytro and Celestine.

There will be a viewing at the Mastapeter Funeral Home, 270 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville on Friday, Feb. 24th, from 9am to 10:30am. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:30am to St. Steven's Ukrainian Church, 1344 White Oak Bottom Rd., Toms River 08755. Burial will be Saturday at 1:00pm at St. Mary's Cemetery in Fox Chase, Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Stephen's Ukrainian Catholic Church or to the .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 22, 2017
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