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Wanda (Balistreri) NOWACKI

September 24, 1924 ~ June 3, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy to the late Manfredi and Ciara Balistreri on September 24, 1924 she was the third of twelve children of which all siblings have predeceased her. She moved to England in 1950 and married the year later in 1951 while eventually moving to New Jersey in 1956 having lived in Perth Amboy, Somerset and Manville NJ before moving to her current home in Pennsylvania in 2015. She was a former member of Most Holy Rosary Church in Perth Amboy New Jersey as well as the Holy Rosary and Perth Amboy NJ Senior Citizen clubs. She became a US Citizen in 1974 and strongly believed in contribution. She was very active until the end of 2021 and was always eager to be on the go and one of her favorite pastimes were simple car rides. She loved to travel and just go anywhere and her late 80’s and 90’s were full of adventure with overnight trips to Atlantic City, frequent trips to Florida, cruises and visiting her birthplace again for the final time at age 95. Her favorite hobby was knitting and ever so proud of her Italian heritage. She was predeceased by her Husband Jozef Nowacki in 1981 after 30 years of marriage of which she never stopped mourning. She leaves behind her son Manfred and his wife Kristine, son Karl and wife Peggy and son Robert with his partner Robert Barbieri who was a fourth son to her and her daughter in law Georgette Luchansky. In addition grandchildren Stephen, Lisa, Kyle, Keith. Kevin, Liz and her youngest grandchild Noelle who she always affectionately called her Lily which was her favorite flower. Also surviving are 5 great grandchildren Alexa, Paige, Reid, Max and Milo and dozens of nieces and nephews. She will be strongly missed and will leave behind heavy hearts to recover from the sudden loss. A mass will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Isidore’s Catholic Church 2545 W. Pumping Station Rd. Quakertown, PA 18951. Call 9:00-10:00 A.M. in the church. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown.

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Services

24 Hour Viewing
Friday
June 10, 2022

9:00 AM
St. Isidore's Catholic Church
2545 W. Pumping Station Rd.
Quakertown, PA 18951

Funeral Mass
Friday
June 10, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Isidore's Catholic Church
2545 W. Pumping Station Rd.
Quakertown, PA 18951

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