“A Life Well Remembered–
Centered on her love of God
Her love of family and
Her love of learning”
Anna Gaydos, 94, of Chatham passed away at home on October 12, 2016. A funeral Mass is being celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 85 Washington Avenue in Chatham, New Jersey on Saturday, October 15th at 11:30 am. Interment is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Born in New York City, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Rastocny, Anna moved to Slovakia when she was a year old and lived in the Tatra Mountains until the age of eighteen when she moved back to New York City. In 1954, she and her family moved to Chatham where she resided until her death.
She was primarily a homemaker and also worked at the family business, Century Wire Products in Newark. Anna was a longtime, active parishioner at St. Patrick Church including membership in the Mother’s Guild. Anna only was able to have two years of formal schooling but was a life-long learner. She enjoyed sewing, reading, and gardening but cooking and baking for family and friends was her passion, especially during Christmas when she made over 100 dozen of her famous Christmas cookies and generously shared them with all. Whether the occasion was happy or sad, Anna always came with food and to help in any way she could. Visitors welcomed to her home found that her meals were delicious, plentiful, and cooked with care. No one left her home empty-handed.
Anna was the beloved wife of fifty-three years to the late Adam Gaydos. She was the loving and caring mother of Marian Hobbie and her husband William, Joann Gaydos and her husband Kirk Morgan, and Juliann Gaydos Muller and her husband Robert. She is survived by her six cherished grandchildren, Linda Hobbie, Sharon Reeve and her husband Kenny, Christine Angelica and her husband Michael, Timothy Morgan and his wife Aubrey, Jesse Morgan, and Kitty Morgan and also her five treasured great grandsons, Matthew Sisk, Andrew Sisk, Billy Reeve, Harry Reeve, and Jack Angelica with Baby Morgan due in the spring.
Family and friends are invited to visit the William A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home website for further information or to send a condolence at www.www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com . In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to St. Patrick Church.