Adela Demianiuk, 92, entered peacefully into eternal life at her home in Manville on May 6, 2017. Born in Karczmiska, Pulawy Lubelska, Poland on January 9, 1925, she is the daughter of the late Antonina and Konstanty Pilat. During WWII she was made to work in a forced labor camp until her liberation by American Armed Forces. She continued to reside in Kitlingen, a DP camp in Germany, from 1945-1949, where her son Bogdan was born.
Unable to immigrate to the US, the family obtained passage to Brazil, where they had to work in the interior for one year with indigenous people as repayment for the trip.
She moved to Sao Paulo, where her daughter Helena was born, and was finally able to immigrate to Manville in 1960. Adela was always a warm hearted person that never turned anyone away from her door without an invitation to a hardy meal; she could always make something from nothing. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, and tending to her garden. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville and a member of the Rosary Society, where she spent many a day making pierogies and socializing. Besides being a homemaker, to offset living costs, she worked as a house keeper for many years.
Adela was predeceased by her beloved husband Dmytro Demianiuk in 2010 and two brothers and a sister; she leaves behind her loving children Bogdan and Helena. She will be deeply missed by cherished grandsons Kevin Coughlin and Michael Demianiuk, his wife Anne, and great grandchildren Sabine and Natasha. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in Poland and Australia.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 on Wednesday, May 10 from 2:00pm to 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. and on Thursday, May 11 from 7:45a.m. to 8:30a.m.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 11 beginning 8:30am at the funeral home followed by a 9:00am funeral liturgy at Christ the Redeemer Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville. In lieu of flowers, donations to with hospice specification Visiting Nurses Association Health Group Attn: Foundation Office 176 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701-9978 or via www.vnagh.org.