~~Patricia Ann Lepofsky, age 71, died in Montclair, New Jersey on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The cause was early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Mrs. Lepofsky was a resident of Randolph for 27 years where she raised two daughters with her husband Mel. She graduated from Saddle Brook High School and received her nursing degree from Holy Name School of Nursing in Teaneck, NJ. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Morris View Nursing Home in Morris Plains for more than 20 years.
Mrs. Lepofsky was happiest when caring for others, both at home and at work. At Morris View, she developed a weekly enrichment program for elderly residents, preparing materials to spark conversation and fond memories among the group. At home, mealtimes and family visits were her priorities, and she enjoyed hosting holiday dinners with full tables in both the dining room and kitchen. Mrs. Lepofsky loved the beach, reading and music, especially Johnny Mathis.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sister Kathleen Gutschmidt of Canadensis, PA.; daughter Carolyn Mastrangelo and husband Paul of Roseland, NJ.; daughter Suzanne Nelson and husband James of Washington, D.C., and four granddaughters; Isabella, Kate, Amelia, and Meredith. She is also survived by five nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Constant and Vera Teerlinck.
Memorial visiting hours are at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd, in Whippany on Sunday, November 1st from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Resurrection Parish, 651 Millbrook Rd, in Randolph on Monday, November 2nd at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mrs. Lepofsky’s memory to: Running 4 Answers, A Race Against Alzheimer’s, P.O. Box 803, Roseland, NJ 07068.