Date of Death: April 17, 2019
Celeste P Blonkowski (nee Gifoli), 93 yrs old of Whiting NJ, formerly of Newark and Irvington passed away suddenly following complications from the Flu on April 17, 2019. Celeste became a Cadet nurse during the war and went on to serve as a nurse for many years at Irvington General Hospital in Irvington NJ as well as the Ward Homestead in Maplewood NJ. She enjoyed traveling in years past with friends and family to many countries. Predeceased by her mother Mollie Gifoli (nee Lanza), Father Peter Gifoli and her loving husband Henry S Blonkowski, She is survived by her sister Angela Gifoli of Whiting NJ , her four children: Laura ( Leslie) Kaunitz of Whippany, Susan (John) Walters of Toms River, Karen (Michael) Perkofsky of Whiting and Theodore (Luann) Blonkowski of Manalapan as well as four grandchildren: Meredith Kaunitz of Maryland , David Kaunitz of South Carolina , Constantinos Apostolakos of Ridgefield Park NJ and Stanley Apostolakos of Overland Park Kansas and six Great Grandchildren: Chora and Henry Apostolakos of Overland Park Kansas, Jonas, Samuel and Amalia Apostolakos of Ridgefield Park NJ and Zachary Sakowski of Maryland. Celeste was a loving caring Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She's at Peace now and will be deeply missed. Her favorite thing to say, "Don t get old"