GARFIELD, N.J. -- Philomena Mary (Giampetruzzi) Pokrowski, of Garfield, died on Monday, March 13. She was 89.
Born in Garfield, Pokrowski lived in Rochelle Park for 67 years before she moved back to Garfield a year ago. She was a sales clerk for Lerner Shops in Paramus before she retired, and she'd previously worked at Cornells Clothing in Paramus.
She was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Rochelle Park., and she was the membership co-chairperson of the Garfield AARP. She was very active at the Garfield Senior Center: she attended daily, was a member and was on the board of directors.
Pokrowski is survived by her son, Kenneth and his wife Helene; grandchildren Amy and her husband Jason, and Adam and his fiancée Alexa; great-grandchildren Alexis and Harper; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her husband, Henry Stephen Pokrowski; son Stephen Pokrowski; and siblings Lucy Giampetruzzi, Carmela Ippolito, Clara Tummillo, Julia Lusciandrello and Louis Giampetruzzi.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., in Garfield. The funeral will arrive at the funeral home at 8 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a 9 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, in Garfield. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, in Saddle Brook.