Virginia E. Hunkele
08/30/1931 - 06/26/2024

Virginia Eleanor Hunkele, 92, of Madison, NJ, passed away on June 26, 2024.  A memorial prayer service will be held at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Tuesday, July 2nd at 12:00pm.  Interment will follow at Fair Mount Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be held from 10am to noon prior to the service.

Born and raised in Newark, the daughter of Frank and Eleanor (Wilson) Engstrom, Virginia graduated from Barringer High School in Newark and The Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. She had also lived in Maplewood for over 50 years before moving to Madison twenty three years ago. Virginia earned her teaching degree from Kean College in Union.  In her earlier years she worked as an art teacher before leaving to raise her family. Virginia was a member of the Essex County Watercolor Club, the Livingston Art Association, the Maplewood Historical Society and Durand Hedden House & Garden Association.  An artist and avid researcher of family history and genealogy, she also enjoyed spending summers at Manasquan Beach.

Virginia was the beloved wife of 58 years to the late Gustave A. Hunkele.  She was the loving mother of Erica Lenzo and her husband Daniel.  She is also survived by her cherished granddaughter, Fiona Lenzo.


Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Funeral:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St. in Chatham on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 12:00pm.
Committal:
Following service at fair Mount Cemetery in Chatham.
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