OBITUARY

Vincent J. Misukonis

April 3, 1940February 12, 2021
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Vincent J. Misukonis, 80, of Union, N.J passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Morristown Medical Center. Born on April 3, 1940 in Newark, NJ, to the late Vincent and Helen Misukonis.

Vincent worked as an auto mechanic before retiring. He enjoyed fixing cars, trips to Atlantic City, and playing the lottery, but most important to him was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Vincent leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years Antonette and three children KathyAnn Werner (husband Frederick), Mildred Ann Silva (husband Martin) and Daniel Misukonis, as well as, 4 grandchildren Veronica Werner, Emily Werner, Gabriella Misukonis, and Amanda Silva. He was predeceased by his parents Vincent and Helen Misukonis, his two brothers Benjamin and Joseph Misukonis, and a son in law Frederick W. Werner Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Ave, Union on Monday, February 15 from 4-8pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Spirit Church, Union, NJ on Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30am followed by a burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Vincent's name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Misukonis family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Mass

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Memories

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KathyAnn Werner

February 24, 2021

Daddy-you were my hero for much of my life, big, strong, my protector. Even when we bumped heads and we know that happened often, you always believed in me. You asked me only a few weeks ago if I ever felt like you were a burden. I answered No, Never. You and mommy always took care of us. You both were wonderful, loving examples of what love and family should be. You put us first. You were grouchy at times, but deep down you were loving, generous, kind hearted.
I remember once while we were at a wedding the DJ asked all married couples to come out to the dance floor. Everyone keeps dancing until they say married 5 years or less, 10 years, 15, 20 and group by group they leave the dance floor. The DJ turned to my girls and asked who they thought would be the last couple standing. Your grand-daughters point to you and mommy dancing, and they were right. You and mommy were the last couple dancing! Getting married is the easy part, staying and working through the tough times, that’s the hard part!
I am so grateful for all the memories we have with you and the wonderful times we spent together in your garage, down the shore, on your boat, family parties, and Sunday dinners. We were so fortunate - thank you. You taught me so many life lessons, even if I didn’t realize it, or if you though I wasn’t paying attention. I was!
I know it has been a long hard struggle for you these last few years. Please know that we will take care of Mommy. I know you are peace and in good company. Hug Grandma, Pop-Pop, Mary, Uncle Tom, Uncle Joe and Fred for me.

Deborah Tracy

February 15, 2021

Where do I begin Uncle Vinnie: Uncle was your title once the nieces and nephews came along: but you were my brother, the one I never had and were so special to me! Thinking back I have so many memories, from the first Rockette doll you brought me home from your date with Annette. ( I was maybe 8 then) To our ride in Olympic Park on the Whip, the trip to Freedom Land, the day trips to Lake Hopatcong (I really thought I was hotsy- totsy) when you named your little lake boat Debbie after me. There were always a bunch of laughs, when we were together. I put your hair in rollers and when you tried to put the macaroni spatular in your mouth and it wouldn't fit, and I will never forget babysitting and you eating the peanut butter off your finger (I was half asleep) and you told me it was from Kathy's Diaper). Yuck Yuck! Many memories come to mind, but there is not enough characters in this space to mention them all. Celebrations, parties, holidays, pool parties, and so many , more great times. in the more recent years our trips to Aruba. Our Happy Place! Lots of fun, We all loved the Lazy River, but I think you liked it the most. Last, but not least, I will never forget one of your favorite songs "The Twist by Chubby Checker". How you could dance the twist! I know you are with our family with Jesus in heaven making everyone smile and laugh! Until we are together again, know that I love you, will miss you and that all our memories will stay with me forever. Love you Uncle Vinnie

Millie Silva

February 14, 2021

Daddy I don’t even know where to start. I love you so much. You were the best dad anyone could ask for. I have so many wonderful memories of our family and growing up. We had so many laughs. You and mommy always took care of us. We were so lucky to have you in our life for the time that we did. You were also a wonderful grandfather. I am so thankful that our kids got to have their Pop Pop for all those years and for the memories they will have of you always. I just wish you could have stayed with us longer. I know the last few years were a little tough. I know you always fought hard. I know you tried to this time but I know you were tired. And that’s ok Daddy. Watch over us and we’ll take care of Mommy now just like you both always took care of us. Don’t worry. You rest now. I know you’re at peace and I know you’re up there with Uncle Joe, Uncle Tommy, Grandpa, and Fred. I know they greeted you with open arms. I know you’re enjoying a good cigar with them and catching up on old times. Stop by sometime and let us know you’re with us. Until I see you again, I love you Daddy. 💔💔

Heather Rokosny

February 14, 2021

Kathy, Veronica and Emily

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.

Charlie, Heather, Kristian and Madison

Carol Kubicka

February 14, 2021

Vinnie, when I look at all these pictures of you it is like you never left us. But I’m sure the Lord said, “Vinnie you have suffered enough, let me give you peace”. Annette was only 16 years old when she met you. You fit right in with our family, even lived with us for a while. You were a son to our parents and a brother to Debbie and I. We could always count on you.
When I got my drivers license, you fixed up that Salmon colored 1952 Ford Crown Victoria. I was so happy to have a car.
I love you Vinnie and will miss you terribly but I am happy that you are in a better place.
Say”Hello” to Tommy for me and tell him I love him.
Also, always remember: WHO PI, SHOO PI!

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