Irene Sophia Onufryk
Beloved Mother, Grandmother & Sister
Irene Sophia Onufryk (nee Omecinskyj), 82 of Chester, NJ, passed peacefully on January 18, 2022. She is predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Zenon Onufryk. Irene is survived by her daughter, Christina, her son, Peter, and his wife Lori, her grandchildren Lauren and Kristen, and her brother Vladimir Omecinskyj and his wife Marta.
Irene’s family fled from their home in Ukraine to Germany during WWII, and after the war, they settled in Rochester, NY, in 1949. Irene graduated from Geneseo State Teachers College (now SUNY Geneseo) with honors and taught second and third grade in the Denville, NJ School System.
Irene dedicated herself to her family with love, discipline, and selfless devotion. She raised two children and was a constant presence in the lives of her two grandchildren.
Irene was a Sudoku master, a Scrabble enthusiast, an avid true-crime reader, and loved to walk. She delighted in the company of others. Those that knew her will undoubtedly miss her wit and sense of humor.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 10 am at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Whippany, NJ, with interment to follow at St. Andrew Cemetery in South Bound Brook. Visiting hours, Thursday, 3 to 7 pm, with Parastas at 5 pm at the Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany, NJ. To view the full obituary or send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.