Linda Ellen (Suydam) Wojciechowski, of Edison, NJ and Roxbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in her home in Edison, in the loving arms of her family. She has resided in Edison, NJ and maintained a second home in Roxbury.
Linda was born and raised in South Bound Brook, NJ where she also graduated from Bound Brook High School. Linda was a devoted wife, loving mother, special aunt, and faithful friend to many.
She was blessed to have found her soul mate, and married “the love of her life,” Vincent “Max” Wojciechowski. Their marriage of over 50 years began their enormous family. Linda and her husband owned and operated the former Knotty Pine Diner on Park Avenue in South Plainfield, NJ. Her nickname was #8 and Willie. After selling their business and retiring, she then enjoyed working at her son’s deli, Mountain Lake Deli, in Watchung, NJ over the next 10 years.
Linda is remembered by all for her gift of gab. She was a natural caretaker, a Florence Nightingale. She had a big circle of friends, and she and her husband’s life centered around their family, their business and their friendships over the years. Linda loved and cherished every memory. She was also an avid bowler, and in most recent years enjoyed researching her genealogy. She was proud to have discovered her family’s Revolutionary War and Mayflower heritage.
Linda is survived by two daughters, Lorry Wojciechowski of Piscataway, NJ and Jean Jones of Scotch Plains, NJ; two sons, Daniel Wojciechowski and his wife, Stacey of Cobleskill, and John Wojciechowski and his wife, Doreen of Edison, NJ; daughter-in-law, Addie Wojciechowski of Roxbury; a beloved niece, Connie Cross and her husband Peter; grandchildren, Sherry, Jeannine, Heather, Shannon, Kelly, Renee, Michelle, Vinny, Ania, Patrick, Jacqueline, Justin, Christopher, Demetri, John, and David and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy and George Suydam; sister, Betty Gesualdo; her husband, Vincent Wojciechowski; her son, Vincent Wojciechowski, Jr.; and her son-in-law, Kenneth L. Jones.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the McCriskin - Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, NJ 07080. www.mccriskinfuneralhome.com
Interment followed in the Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Foundation, 501 St. Jude Way, Memphis, TN 38105.