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Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service

113 Lake Road East, Congers, NY

OBITUARY

Eugene J. Shustack

August 4, 1925February 13, 2020

Eugene J. Shustack of Congers, N.Y. passed away Feb. 13, 2020, at age 94, at the Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City. Eugene was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, to Felix and Mary Shustack. He was a World War II veteran, having completed submarine service in the U.S. Navy. He received a bachelor’s of science degree from Seton Hall University, a master’s in social work from Fordham University and also completed further study at Columbia and New York universities. Eugene had a long career in social work, culminating in his time as the executive director of the New York Foundling Hospital in Manhattan. He married Lucia Lorenzini in 1960 at St. Paul’s Church in Congers. She predeceased him in 1999. Brothers Albert, Leonard and Thomas also predeceased him. Eugene is survived by his daughters, Mary, Anne Marie and Stephanie, all of Congers, and Margaret Walther of Monroe and her husband, Donald, and their two sons. Eugene is also survived by his brother Vincent of North Carolina along with several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home in Congers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday 10am at at St. Paul’s Church in Congers, followed by interment at Gethsemane Cemetery in Congers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, N.Y. 10956; or the New City VA Outpatient Clinic in New City, N.Y.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
  • St. Pauls Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Jenny Shustack

February 18, 2020

Had so much fun with you guys growing up. I loved hearing him talk. He has such a unique voice. Can still hear him say Jennymae. Too many great memories. Especially when Margaret and I got in trouble wacking the skunk cabbage in the neighbor's yard. Lol