Rose Marie Knapik, 76


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771898Rose Marie (Luzzi) Knapik, 76, of East Hanover, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Montclair, she resided in Verona before moving to East Hanover 45 years ago. A 1956 graduate of Verona High School, Rose Marie was known for her beautiful voice. Her passions were her family, reading, and baking.

Rose Marie was a teacher’s aide for East Hanover and St. Rose of Lima School prior to her employment as an executive secretary for Nabisco. She is a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima RC Church and a member of the Columbiettes Council 6504.

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Rose Marie is pre-deceased by her parents, Angelo and Rose (Livelli) Luzzi. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Andrew Charles Knapik, by her son, Andrew and wife Maria, by her daughter Michele, by 5 grandchildren, Nicholas, Justis, Andrew, Jace, and Domenick, by two sisters, Kay Luzzi, and Trish Cano and husband Joe, by a brother, Richard Luzzi and wife Judy, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday 8:30 a.m. at Hancliffe Home for Funerals, 222 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover, followed by a 9:30 a.m. mass at St. Rose of Lima RC Church. Visiting hours are Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Knights of Columbus Council 6504, PO Box 424 East Hanover NJ 07936, or Alzheimers Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.

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