M. Joseph Mokrzycki Rev.
May 26, 1940 - January 25, 2010
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Rev. M. Joseph Mokrzycki, Jr. Passed away peacefully at the Rectory of St. Elizabeth RC Church, Avon on Monday January 25, 2010. Father Mokrzycki attended Our Lady of Victories Elementary School, Sayreville, NJ and graduated in 1953. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Peter's High School, New Brunswick, NJ. Father received his A.A. in …
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Marita Butzbach left a message on March 6, 2011:
Just checking to see if he was still on the website. God I miss him real bad. His Niece in Florida. Thanks for leaving this up.
Mary Beth (Coccia) Tarantino left a message on February 15, 2011:
We love you Fr. Joe and we will miss kind, gentle, loving Spirit. You lived your entire life in walking in Our Lord's footsteps. You will forever be a member of the Foohey-Coccia family! Thank you for singing, 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You!' Hug Jesus and Our Lady for us! Enjoy the feast!!
Nicole Laur Shaw left a message on February 8, 2011:
I just got a call today from your secretary, that you passed from life to life. you have always been there for me and my family for so many years. You married Pat and I in the Star of the Sea Chapel. Nick was so proud to altar serve for you and he misses his confirmation "father" and he'll miss your remembering that date every November with a cheerful letter. I wrote you after Christmas and watched for your letter back, but it never came. I'm so heartbroken tonight. You're in our hearts and prayers forever Father Joe. Love, Nicole, Pat and Nicholas
Steve Morse left a message on February 8, 2011:
Father Joe, I know you're with Jesus now - I only found out about your passing from life to life yesterday - I wish I had come down to visit you at your new parish - I always intended to... I hope you know how much you have meant to me and my family in all the years you were our Pastor - I miss you and love you...
Tricia left a message on February 8, 2011:
Peace and eternal life forever.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dona left a message on February 7, 2011:
I just wanted to say I was so shocked & saddened to hear the news about Father Joe @ last Saturday's 4:00 mass at St. Elizabeth's. To the family & friends, I am so sorry for your loss. I wanted to mention that I will always remember the way Father Joe ended mass with his kind words. He always said"Be kind & courteous to others". I always would tell friends & family about those simple but sweet words & will forever remember Father Joe's kind words. God Bless.
Nicole Orton left a message on February 3, 2011:
Uncle Joe, Words cannot explain how much you mean to everyone or how much you will be missed. Rob & I are honored that you were able to marry us & will never forget our memorable trips to the city. You truly are in a better place & until we meet again...Love you! Nicole, Rob, Briley & Cannon
anna reyes left a message on February 2, 2011:
we will missed you Father Joe..your Cheerful and friendly smile will always linger to my mind.
Martha Pienkowski left a message on February 1, 2011:
I'm going to miss you, Uncle Joe. You were truly a blessing in my life and I was lucky to know you. I'll miss our little Polish conversations, but I know the angels are laughing at your jokes and enjoying you playing the drums up there. Love you, Uncle Joe!
Bielicki Family left a message on January 31, 2011:
Fr. Joe, You had a gift. You made a difference. We shall miss you. Life to life. Rest in peace.
Barbara Knier left a message on January 31, 2011:
The first time that I met Fr. Joe, he was a thoughtful caring person who loved to talk about anything, Over the time of him being a pastor at St. Elizabeth's we had wonderful conversations. The first time I saw him giving the young children candy, I thought that was a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do. I wll miss him dearly. My prayers are with his family, friends and his brother priest for losing just a wonderful man.
Diane Edwards Arnold left a message on January 31, 2011:
I grew up attending Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, I remember Father Mokrzycki very well, he was such a nice person. And he will be missed very much. God Bless You. You are in my prayers.
Mary Valitzski Coleman left a message on January 30, 2011:
I spent many summers with Fr. Joe helping out at the Parish. He was such a big part of my early twenties. He always supported me in my life. I feel so terrible that we had lost touch. I think of him often. I know he is now at peace and he is finally with his brother, mother and father. Be at peace Fr. Joe! Thank you for all the memories!
Phyllis Talluto Logie left a message on January 30, 2011:
I did not personally know Rev. Mokrzycki. I did know his brother Christopher thru my mother, Barbara Talluto who met Chris at the Home News several years ago. I know that she would have sent her condolences on your loss. Since she is also deceased I am sending my sympathy and condolences to you at this time. My sincerest sympathy. Phyllis Logie
Ma. Linda A. Chavez left a message on January 30, 2011:
We will missyou Father Joe.You were such a wondeful person. We were grateful to have met and know you personally through our nephew Fr. P>J. Alindogan. We know that you already beside Him. Goodbye Rest in Peace.
Denise Meringolo left a message on January 30, 2011:
Father Joe was a warm and welcoming presence at Star of the Sea. I vividly remember the Saturday evening service, attended by many of us teenagers in the 1980s. I loved is annual rendition of Little Drummer Boy. He touched many and will be remembered with love.
Phil Sidotti left a message on January 30, 2011:
Dear Mary, So sorry to hear of your loss. You may remember me as supervisor of Rowan student teachers at Wedgewood School in Township. I introduced myself regarding our mutual connection as alumni of St. Peter's in New Brunswick. Your brother "Milton" graduated from SPHS in '57 with my sister Rosemarie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
rona alindogan- villamor left a message on January 30, 2011:
may he rest in peace
Donna Keefer left a message on January 29, 2011:
My heart broke and I welled up with tears when I heard the unbelievable news, I loved him dearly and thought he will always would be around. We worked closely with him when Star of the sea school was open. Since then I moved to PA but he was never out of my mind or heart. Im sure he will be looking down on us, with his sense of humor. May he rest in Peace.
Christine Albin Apgar left a message on January 29, 2011:
Will always be remember your friendship and kindness to Tom and Helen Albin.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Joseph K. left a message on January 29, 2011:
Although you were not with us at St. Elizabeth’s that long you have left a lasting impression on many. We will all have so many pleasant memories of you from your pulpit serenades, homily jokes, entertaining us with your drumming abilities, the stories about your family and of you growing up, the "germ free" kisses, and especially the blessing of the young children and the M&M treats you enjoyed handing out after communion. You will be greatly missed. May you Rest in Peace "Sonny Boy!"
Ray Bloetjes left a message on January 29, 2011:
Father Joe was a kind and gentle man. I cannot thank you enough for what you did for our family whem my mother-in-law passed last year. I will miss our weekly chats about your Broadway show excursions. I'm sure you're playing the drums for God's band in heaven, how fortunate they are to have you. I will miss you.
horace alindogan left a message on January 29, 2011:
a family friend and a godfather of my son, Jasper. Rest in Peace Fr. Joe. God bless you.
Mary Alice Sharp Comiskey left a message on January 29, 2011:
Dear Mary and family, Although I cannot be with you on Sat., please know that I am thinking of all of you. I hope that Fr. Joe told you about our visit in the summer. I am grateful that we had that with him. It was also very healing for me as we discussed things about Chris. I sent him pictures togive to you, but don't know if that happened. I know that he will be buried with Chris and your parents and I was happy to see that. He shared many memories about he and Chris growing up and we laughed about some of Chris' antics. I would love to talk with you someday. Please let me know how I can reach you. Love and prayers, Mary
michael barnwell left a message on January 29, 2011:
Father Mokrzycki was the best. my favorite memory was how he would bless our two children after commuion. Rest in peace. Job well done
Frani & Tom left a message on January 29, 2011:
Joe, what else can we say that hasn't already been said. You were the greatest friend. Thank you for all you've done for us over the past 50yrs. You baptized Peggy in Mom's bedroom and you're Shari's Godfather and you were there with Mom & Dad to help. I hope you get to play your drums with Mom & Dad there to sing along again. You will be eternally missed by all of us who you have touched by your presence. We love you.
Laura Connell left a message on January 29, 2011:
I came to love Father Joe through these past years. His kindness and sense of humor will always be remembered. My husband & I will truly miss him. Please accept our sympathy.
Susan left a message on January 29, 2011:
My heart goes out to Marita for feeling so incredibly sad on this loss. He must have been a wonderful person and her pain reflects how loved he was. I am sorry that you are hurting Marita, God Bless your family and God Bless "Uncle Joe"
Don Gspann left a message on January 29, 2011:
Father Joe was a great guy and we always enjoyed doing work for him.
patty left a message on January 29, 2011:
I enjoyed watching Father Joe drum his enthusiasm through the doors of St. Elizabeth. I may not have completely agreed with all of his convictions but I didn't doubt his belief in all of his endevours.
Larry and Linda Miller left a message on January 29, 2011:
Bingo at Star of the Sea and some really great parties with Father Joe. A great person who will be missed by many.
Debbie Osborn left a message on January 29, 2011:
You have done so much to help so many souls. Mine too. God Bless you and rest in peace.
Paul left a message on January 29, 2011:
Father Joe, we will miss you blessing our home and my shop over the years. I have been blessed to have been able to know you. thank you for all that you have done.I thank our Lord for you. forever in our hearts
Susan Paduano left a message on January 29, 2011:
I remember father Joe as one of my counselors in the late 1980's. I also remember attending his 50th birthday at The Knights of Columbus in Long Branch, NJ. In his spare time, he liked wrestling and he also played drums. Not just I, but many of us thought that he wasn't going to age. His homilies are what kept me going back to the Church at the time. I also remember that he cared deeply about his parishioners and their families. I am so sorry to hear that he passed. I will keep his family in my prayers. Sincerely, Susan Paduano
Mary Ann Fedorowicz left a message on January 28, 2011:
The times Jerry and I visited you at the Rectory after Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea and dinner afterward. . . .and the house blessing in the year 2000, which still remains at the entrance to our home in North Carolina. The Memorial Mass for Jerry which you so kindly said and I was unable to come up for at the last minute. We'll miss you . . . Mary Ann
Alix Ann Arlinghaus left a message on January 28, 2011:
It was only the Grace of God that our paths crossed 10 years go....I was so in need of a place of peace and solace and he gave me that and so much more. Fr. Joe you were such very special person and will be greatly missed for so many reasons that only you know. May God hold you in the palm of his hand for no one deserves that peace now more than you do.. Alix Ann
Donna & Tim McCue left a message on January 28, 2011:
Father Joe comforted and provided tremendous support to our family at the time of death of our grand daughter. He was always there when we needed him,both during sadness and joyful times. He has been sadly missed at Star of the Sea, and even more so now at the time of his passing. May God Bless You in Eternal Life.
thomas burseth left a message on January 28, 2011:
god bless you and may you rest in pease
nonoy left a message on January 28, 2011:
God's bless you for your ministerial priesthood and love! Know that you will always be in our prayers.
andrea magovern left a message on January 28, 2011:
Thank you for all your support with our CYO program. Andrea and the CYO kids.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
mary johnson left a message on January 28, 2011:
I was so sorry to hear of Father Mokrzycki's passing. My condolences to his family. Prayers offered. Sincerely Mary Johnson
bambi left a message on January 28, 2011:
Farewell, Papa Joe! Thank you for all the good memories you've left us behind to remember you by. Eternal rest be yours. God bless. Paalam.
Donna Terkildsen left a message on January 28, 2011:
I am so sorry I won't see you or play a Mass for you anymore, but I will keep your favorite song you gave me and when I play it I will remember you. You were so kind to me when I lost my Grandmother this Past June and I will always have a warm feeling when I think of you. Donna Terkildsen/ Director of Music at Church of the Ascension, Bradley Beach, NJ
Theresa Golomb left a message on January 28, 2011:
We were blessed to have Father Joe as a devoted priest in our family. In spite of his busy schedule he always took time for his family and was the one who kept us together. He once told me that he never regretted his decision to become a priest and his dedication to his parishioners and family indicated this. Father Joe I will miss you, but I know you are at peace with Our Lord Jesus Christ. Dearest cousin, may your soul rest in peace. Until we meet again may the Lord bless and keep you in his loving care. Theresa Golomb
Beth Alindogan left a message on January 28, 2011:
He used to visit us here in the Philippines. Our family became close to him and treated him like our own brother. May God grant him eternal rest. God bless Fr. Joe.
Mary & Joyce left a message on January 28, 2011:
Dear Father Joe, You are truly a kind and generous man. We will always remember those family dinners and laughing together watching MXC. You will always be missed Love Mary & Joyce
Bishop Mauro Morelli left a message on January 28, 2011:
My roomate for a night at the opening of our first year at St. Mary:s Seminary and University - Baltimore. He was going crasy with a little dictionary trying to understand what I was saying in portuguese! We were close and good friends at ST Mary´s.Inteligent and a marvelous person. I´m sure that he was a good priest. May he rest in peace in the arms of the Good Sheperd. +Mauro, first bishop of the Duque de Caxias Diocese - Rio de Janeiro State - Brazil Ordained priest April 28th, 1965 and bishop January 25th, 1975 My prayers alsofor his family and Community
Joe, Dorinne, Victoria & Margaux Cattelona left a message on January 28, 2011:
So sorry to hear about Father Mokrzycki's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. God bless you, Father. May you rest in Peace. We miss you at Star of the Sea. He was always there for our family.
Peter maynard left a message on January 28, 2011:
I was only at Roland Park for one year but I remember Joe because we sat in the same row in the first year theology lecture hall. Our name both ended in M.I could resonate with his work in campus ministry because I was a university professor for 36 years and often worked with the campus ministers. My thought and prayers will be offered to his family. Joe, rest in peace
Msgr. F. Charles Troncale left a message on January 28, 2011:
From the archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama I send my prayers and sympathy to family, parishioners,friends, and classmates, and presbyterate. I spent two years at Paca St. and 4 years at Roland Park with Milt and was ordained one week before him in the class of '65. I have wonderful memories of a talented man of dedication and humor. I'll be with you in Spirit.
Bernard and Dorothy Ricciardi left a message on January 28, 2011:
May God bless this wonderful priest
Michele Critelli left a message on January 28, 2011:
You have touched my heart and will remain there always......
Theresa & Robert Solecki left a message on January 28, 2011:
Fr. Joe was a wonderful person. He celebrated our marriage in 1975. I always enjoyed our conversations and all the stories about the grandparents I never met. He never forgot us and we will never forget him. May he rest in peace always.
Judy & Gene left a message on January 28, 2011:
It seems you just walked through the doors of St. Elizabeth's and now you've walked through the door to bring you from life to life. God Bless you!
Alfred Baumann left a message on January 28, 2011:
Dear Mary, Sincere condolences from myself and sisters, Marie, Ann, Joan, Nancy, Carol and Phyllis. From Milton's (as I knew him then) class mate and altar boy partner at Our Lady of Victories. Al Baumann
Erline G. Alindogan left a message on January 28, 2011:
Our condolences to the bereaved family. You are not alone in your sorrow.My family will miss him too. We've known him in 1990 when he came over to the Philippines for the ordination of my nephew, Rev. Peter James R. Alindogan. I had known him to be kindhearted, generous and thoughtful. We'll miss his cards during the Christmas season. May he rest in Peace
Paul Giglio left a message on January 28, 2011:
I went to Star of The Sea from 72-80 My biggest Memory of Father Joe was on Christmas Eve Mass when he would do the little drummer boy. I will always remember his face. Very Happy and Very Vibrant on those Evenings . Our most Celebrated part of our Faith .
Margaux and Victoria Cattelona left a message on January 28, 2011:
We miss you Father! Mass never was and never will be the same without you. Love, Your little theologians
William S Weeden Jr left a message on January 27, 2011:
Father Joe, You where here for a very short time, but in that time you helped my wifie and celebrate our 45th Anniversary It was on Dec 21, 2008 at the 10am mass. I never expected you to do what you did for when you had us come up and renew our marriage vows. For this you will always be in oue hearts. THANK YOU AND ENJOY YOUR NEW LIFE WITH THE LORD.
Fackenthal Family left a message on January 27, 2011:
Fr. Joe was woven into the fabric of our lives. He was always there (no matter what mass you went to)...when we were children and then for our children...sacraments, weddings, funerals, CCD, alter serving, all of it!! We will miss you!! ~ Joe, Maureen, Joey & Becky
Krislee and Hal left a message on January 27, 2011:
Father Joe, we will miss you so much. You were a wonderful person and so much fun to be with! We will miss our trips to NYC to see a Broadway Show and have dinner at one of your "favorite" restaurants. You were such a good friend to Hal and I. We will always remember all of your stories about all of your beloved family members. Rest in Peace. We love you.
the egan family left a message on January 27, 2011:
Fr. Mokrzycki was always so loving towards the children and i loved that about him. he will truly be missed
Beth left a message on January 27, 2011:
I always knew I was a Christian, but Father Joe is the reason I became Catholic. His homilies at Star of the Sea inspired me, guided me, and made me feel like I was in "the right place" every Sunday, ultimately leading to my decision to begin the RCIA process. I am honored to have had Father Joe minister my RCIA ceremony, and I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from his practical, genuine, down-to-earth, entertaining messages (with a joke or a tune always thrown in for good measure) about what he always held most dear - God, love, and relationships. He will truly be missed.
william butzbach left a message on January 27, 2011:
uncle joe was a great man who was caring and the things he did for my mom when she was kid, and have done alot for me. i thank him for all that...... love, your grandson william
Kathleen Longo left a message on January 27, 2011:
Even though I have lived in Florida the last 5 years & moved out of the Star of the Sea parish 10 years ago I still remember Father Joe. I had been away from the church for a lot of years & when I got smart & went back I went to Star of the Sea. I always loved his sermons they always made me think long & hard about my faith & I will always thank him for that. I am a better catholic because of Father Joe. May he rest in peace.
Marita & Bill Butzbach left a message on January 27, 2011:
To the greatest Uncle and "father" we ever had. No words can express the loss we all feel in your passing. We know you are in a much better place and can only honor you by sharing the greatest honor you can give someone who leaves this earth after touching the lives of not only your family but so many complete strangers...You will be missed..love you.
Elizabeth left a message on January 27, 2011:
Rest in peace with the angels
Suzanne Weeden left a message on January 27, 2011:
May you rest in peace. I will miss you.
Patricia Sabik left a message on January 27, 2011:
He was meant to serve and will sadly be missed.
Rev. Dr Wayne Edward MAY left a message on January 27, 2011:
My brother in Christ job well done I will not forget the last time we spoke at the CDA fundraiser. You are now home with our lord. Blessing to the family and friends who will miss your smile and kind words rest in peace.
Toni & Tom left a message on January 27, 2011:
Fr. Joe was a presence in our family even for those who were not parishoners of Star of the Sea. We knew he would be there for the crying and laughter. We were fortunate to have him in our life, if only it had been longer
Casserly Family left a message on January 27, 2011:
RIP Fr. Joe
Walter P Kramarz left a message on January 27, 2011:
Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Father Joe. What a wonderful priest. We remember him from Saint Hedwig's. May he rest in peace.
Heather Weeden-Fucci left a message on January 27, 2011:
I only knew Father Joe for a very short time but he was a great man and pastor to our small church of Saint Elizabeth's in Avon. My last memory of him was sitting in the front row with my son Antonio (5) and getting hit with a bag of M&M's... Fr. Joe you will be missed...
The Campos Family left a message on January 27, 2011:
We'll miss you!!!
Art & Patty Neylon left a message on January 27, 2011:
Latest was attending 10;00 am Chritmas Day Mass that he celebrated and played his famous Drummer Boy Drum. Prior to that was when he renewed our Wedding Vows on our Forthy Anniversity Sept.7th,2008, the same day we were married at St.Elizabeth,s in 1968.
Michal T. Gostkowski, DO left a message on January 27, 2011:
In gratitude for your friendship and support of my uncle, Rev. Frederick Jackiewicz, following his injury. May you rest in peace.
Lisa & Mike Carrick left a message on January 27, 2011:
You will be missed, Father Joe. Thank you for being a kind, warm, and caring Pastor and family friend. Rest in peace.
Clare (Nita) Laskoski left a message on January 27, 2011:
Mary - As you remember, the Nita, Derent and Mokryzcki families were neighbors in Sayreville. My mother always remembered Father Joe at Christmas, and when she passed away 11 years ago, I have continued to correspond with him each year at Christmas. We've shared many memories together, and he will always be in my prayers along with your brother and parents. Our grave sites are side by side, and so we will always continue to be neighbors. I will be at the mass in OLV on Saturday. Sincerely, Clare (Nita) Laskoski
William Butzbach left a message on January 27, 2011:
sorry I meant he is my Great Uncle and I am his youngest nephew, not his grandson. Love you Uncle Joe.
Gene Fodor left a message on January 27, 2011:
With great sadness, I pray for the soul of Fr. Joe (Milt). As a classmate of Milt's, we reunited after 50 years, a year after our St Peter's High School 50th reunion. It was a grand visit and we were both thilled to see eachother with anoher classmate, Pete McClusky. I pray that God hold Milt in his hands and allows him to bring his drum set with him. Gene Fodor
Dorothy Laudien Getsey left a message on January 27, 2011:
Milton and I were classmates at Our Lady of Victories, 4th-8th grade 1953. Then again at St.Peter's High School, class '57. He was always kind, caring and gentle in spirit. Truly following in the footprints of Our Lord. May he rest in peace. I will visit you at Calvary after I pay respect to my grandparents.
Fred Jackiewicz left a message on January 27, 2011:
The best friend anyone could ever have. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you. Rest in peace and comfort and joy my friend.
D. Scott Imhoff left a message on January 26, 2011:
Father Joe was a mentor, a friend and most of all a caring and compassionate soul. He always had time to listen and talk, times I will miss. A Priests Priest,God bless. Your friend. Scott
Jeff Barron left a message on January 26, 2011:
Rest in Peace, Father. May God bless you.
Ken & Anne Holda left a message on January 26, 2011:
Mary, Billy, Mary Ellen, Joey and Marita Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of our irreplaceable rock - Father Joe We are sorry we cannot be with you at this time. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Love, Ken and Anne Holda Bonn, Germany
cindy and greg may left a message on January 25, 2011:
Forever in our hearts.
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