Barbara Antonina Poweska, 80 years of age, a resident of Blairstown, NJ, born in Dobrzyjalowo, Poland on April 17, 1941 to Frank and Regina (Szypulski) Truszkowski, and immigrated to the US in 1948 from Poland, passed away on January 20, 2022 in Hackettstown, NJ. She settled in Matawan, NJ in 1959 and married Frank Poweska. She raised her children in Sayreville and moved to Blairstown in 1987. She had been a line worker for Revlon Powder, Edison, NJ as well as a homemaker and was employed at James Alexander, Frelinghuysen, NJ as a factory line supervisor. She was an adoring mother and grandmother and took pride in her gardening as well as cooking traditional Polish food. She loved her cats Benny and Moo.
She is survived by a son Steven significant other, Michelle Rockwell, daughter Jennifer Schulze, husband Steve of Mountain Lakes, NJ, grandchildren Lillian and Alexander Schulze, sister Marianna Lesczuk and husband Joseph, nephew James Mack. She was predeceased by her daughter Christiana Poweska, husband Frank and her parents.
A period of visitation will be held from 2-5 PM Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825 with a Mass of Christian Burial, at 11:30, January 24, 2022, at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 7 Eisenhower Rd., Blairstown. NJ, 07825.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Barbara’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Interment will be private.