It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Anita Rose Dzikowicz announces her peaceful passing on May 20, 2023.
Born in Jersey City, Anita moved to Bayonne in 1960 where she was a devout parishioner at St. Henry's Church. In 1990 she made her final move to a lovely town in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. In her early years, she held positions in various fields including "Price Tag" in Bayonne where she was known for her warm and pleasant demeanor towards the customers.
Anita was blessed with the gift of humanity towards others. In pursuit of this passion, she obtained her LPN – nursing degree and began her nursing career at Bayonne Hospital then later held a long-term position at Dr. Siegel's office in Bayonne. After her retirement she selflessly devoted herself to helping others whenever she could by volunteering and assisting local seniors. She also worked for many years at the Sterling Inn, the French Manor, and the Sky Top Lodge, all in Pennsylvania.
Anita embraced new experiences and hobbies, including traveling with friends, shopping, and going to the casinos. Above all, nothing brought greater joy to her life than spending time with her family, even the simplest of moments spent with them brought a smile to her face. She took extreme pride in her role as "Grammy" and "Sissy" to her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews and her love for them was without a doubt unconditional and unwavering. A true animal lover, she treasure the years of joy that her cats and dogs brought to her life through their faithful companionship. She demonstrated each day of her life what it meant to walk by faith as she lived her life built on prayer and her compassion for others. Anita leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will be remembered for all eternity.
Predeceased by her dearly beloved and devoted husband, Walter, her parents, George and Mae Smith (nee: Higgins), and her only sister, Jane Liana. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Dara Woolley (Ken), and Paul Dzikowicz (Marie), and her adored grandchildren, Christopher, Kyle, and Ryan (Marissa) Woolley, and Collin, Patrick and Megan Dzikowicz. Also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, May 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral mass in Anita's honor will be offered on Friday May 26, from the Parish of St. John Paul II at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery after the funeral mass.
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