Florence Zavila, 95, of Sayreville, formerly Monroe Township and Old Bridge, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2021 at St. Peters Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in 1925 in Bayonne, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Koczur. Florence had numerous careers throughout her life, including as a civilian nurse during WWII, waitressing and retired Pathmark cashier, but most importantly, as a devoted wife and mother.
Florence was predeceased by her loving husband Joseph in 1995. She is survived by her children, Dennis Zavila, Janet Mosakowski, Kathleen Zavila and Mary Zavila, her grandchildren, Daniel Mosakowski, Caitlin Zavila, Michelle Zavila, Joseph Bernknopf and Elissa Bernknopf, and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Willow Mosakowski. All who knew her will miss her love, friendship and sense of humor; Florence always had a smile on her face and a willing disposition to offer a helping hand.
A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 11 at St Mary of Ostrabrama, 30 Jackson St, South River. Private services at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, will be limited to immediate family and online condolences can be left at www.rezemfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org.