Emilia “ Emily” V. Wade, 95, of Irvington, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Shorrock Gardens, Brick, NJ. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian of Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dog4U, P.O. Box 1514, Camden, SC 29020 .To read the full obituary or to send a condolence, go to www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.
Emily was born on August 25, 1917 in Newark, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Boleslaw and Emilia (nee Kruszewska) Zaleski.
Emily was happily married for over 50 years to her late husband, Milbert Headley Wade. She was an artist, played a mean harmonica, and could carry her own on the piano. Emily loved to crochet, she was very talented and her family still has many beautiful blankets she made as gifts. She was an animal lover. She especially loved her cockatiel, Heather and her cat, Gracie. Emily’s love for animals showed in her feeding all the neighborhood cats. She was family oriented and loved spending time her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her three children, Nancy and late husband Charles Sekella of Succasunna, NJ, Robert and wife Alice of Brick, NJ, and daughter, Jo-Ann Wade Arthur and husband Bruce of Marshfield, MA. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Susan Siok, Scott Sekella and wife Joanne, Daniel and wife Melissa, Adam and wife Leyla, and David and wife Kim and thirteen great-grandchildren, Emily, Gary, Thomas, Nicole, Caitlin, Cassidy, Mackenzie, Patrick, Aydin “Robert”, Michael, Adem, Andrew, and Emma.