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Approx. 12:00pm May 11, 2020
Elizabeth Piedl, 90, of Springfield passed away on May 2, 2020, at Center for Hope in Elizabeth. Born in Rábafüzes, Hungary, she was one of ten children of Ferenc and Ilona (Kerschbaum) Tarcsay. They endured Nazi and then Russian occupations during WWII, then with family, she fled to Austria during the 1956 uprising. A year later she arrived at Camp Kilmer in Piscataway, and lived in Newark and briefly in Cleveland, OH, before returning to NJ to raise her family.
A devout Catholic, she was a long-time member of St James the Apostle parish, active in the Rosary Society and as a Girl Scouts assistant leader for many years. She was a Springfield crossing guard for over 30 years.
Her happiest times were with her family and in her garden. Her gifts to her children include a love of reading, gardening, cooking, family, her faith, and her homeland.
Predeceased by her husband Karoly, she leaves behind her children, Martin, Katherine, Andrew and his wife, Christina George, and Angela and her husband, Martin Murphy; grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Amanda, Karla, Alexander, Karoly, and Zoltan; and great-grandson Charlie. She also leaves four siblings, and many nieces and nephews and extended family in New Jersey, Ohio, Austria, Hungary and Germany.
Burial is Monday, May 11, at Graceland in Kenilworth. A memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be held later. In lieu of flowers, donations to St James Church or Center for Hope in Elizabeth’s memory would be appreciated.