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Joan Catherine Vukelic

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Joan Catherine Vukelic

Joan Catherine (nee Zimmermann) Vukelic, 88, formerly of Clifton, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2018.

Born in Paterson, Mrs. Vukelic was raised in Clifton, graduated from Pope Pius XII High School and then earned her Bachelor's Degree from Good Counsel Convent, Class of 1951, in White Plains. She then split her time living between New York City and Clifton until moving, upon marriage, to Greenbriar at Marlboro. More recently, she had been living in Wayne. Prior to retiring, Mrs. Vukelic had been employed as Executive Secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Richton International Corporation from 1969-1982. She was a supporter, benefactor and writer for the College Newsletter for Good Counsel and while living in Greenbriar at Marlboro, wrote articles for the Grapevine Magazine. She was a former parishioner of St. Paul RC Church in Clifton.

Mrs. Vukelic was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Vukelic; by a brother, James Hilton Zimmermann of Clifton; by a sister-in-law, Patricia Zimmermann of Florida; and by one nephew; Paul Zimmermann of Arizona.

She is survived by her brother, Joseph A. Zimmermann, of Stuart, FL; her sisters-in-law, Gloria Zimmermann of Clifton & Catherine Vukelic of Staten Island, NY; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral Thursday beginning at 10:15 am from the funeral home and 11:00 am at St. Paul RC Church, cor. Union Avenue and Second Street, Clifton. Interment Friday at Brig. General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Good Counsel Convent (, 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603 would be appreciated. Please visit for driving directions and online condolences.
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