Sophie Anna Wujek
04/03/1927 - 03/14/2024

Sophie Anna Wujek (Zosia) (née Nietubicz), 96, of Chatham, NJ and formerly of Bloomfield, NJ died peacefully on March 14, 2024. She was born and raised in Bloomfield, NJ, attended Saint Valentine School and Bloomfield High School, graduating on June 6, 1944 (D-day). In high school, she studied secretarial coursework, was involved in the French and Home Economics clubs, and worked on the high school yearbook. The day after her high school graduation, Sophie started working as a secretary and her last employment was at Feist & Feist Insurance Agency, Newark NJ.

After a life-long friendship and a yearlong courtship, Sophie and Joseph B. Wujek, Sr. were married on May 2, 1954 at St. Valentine Church, Bloomfield, NJ. They lived and raised their five children in Bloomfield NJ. Joe always viewed Sophie as the foundation of the Wujek family. Joe retired as a Bloomfield Fire Department Captain and predeceased Sophie in 1990.  Her brothers, Stanley and Charles, and sisters, Jean Rogucki and Estelle Zak predeceased her, as well.

Sophie was an expert gardener and excellent cook and always prepared well-rounded meals from scratch on a tight budget. She was very gifted at sewing, crafts and baking, and especially for Polish “bow ties” (Chrusciki) served at many family celebrations.  At the Eastertime, she crafted lambs by hand from sticks of butter. Sophie was known for her smile, soft laugh, genuine kindness, and her dedication to her children, parents, and extended family and friends.

Sophie was an active member of her church and community and held a passionate connection with her Polish heritage. She was President of the Little Flower Club and member of the Women’s Rosary Society and a Lector at Saint Valentine Parish.  She was a founding member of the Saint Valentine School Library and spent countless hours stocking the library.  She served twice as a Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 25, and served decades as an officer in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 443. For recreation, she participated in the Bloomfield Recreation Women’s Bowling League and later practiced Tai Chi at the Senior Center of the Chathams.  In the summers, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren at “Babci’s Beach House” in Lavallette, NJ.

She is survived by daughters Anne Greener (James) of Chatham NJ and Kathy Perry (Scott) of Redmond WA; sons Joseph, Jr. (Shauna) of Maricopa, AZ, Michael (Shirley) of Bloomfield NJ and John (Denise) of Longmeadow MA; grandchildren Kara Harkins (Dan), Brian Greener (Katharine), Kevin Greener, Blaze Wujek (Stephanie), Bryce Wujek (Carly), Forrest Perry, Connor Perry, Nicholas Wujek (Sabrina), Brendan Wujek, Gavin Wujek, and Keira Wujek; seven great grandchildren, Holly, Krzysztof, Remington, James, Henry, Theo and Lainey and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends.  The family is most appreciative of the caregivers who so lovingly cared for Sophie the last few years of her life.  She was so deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made in Sophie’s name to:

Senior Center of the Chathams, 58 Meyersville Rd, Chatham, NJ. 07928  at, Saint Valentine Church, 125 Spring St., Bloomfield, NJ  07003, Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, NJ 07066, or a charity of your choice.

Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Friday April 5, 2024, 4:00-7:00pm, Wm. A Bradley Funeral Homes, 345 Main Street Chatham, NJ 07928
Saturday April 6, 2024 9:30am, St. Patrick's RC Church, 41 Oliver Street Chatham, NJ 07928
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