Rev. Eugene J. HazewskiMay 21, 1933 ~ May 3, 2016 (age 82)
Rev. Eugene J. Hazewski passed away peacefully on May 3, 2016, in Toms River, NJ. Born on May 21, 1933, in Bayonne, NJ to the late Wanda (nee: Hascilo) and John Hazewski, Rev. Hazewski was a graduate of St. John Kanty Prep, Erie, PA, and Seton Hall University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He then attended Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, where he earned a Master of Divinity Degree. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest in the Archdiocese of Newark on May 23, 1959, by the Most Reverend Thomas A. Boland.
Rev. Hazewski was assigned as a Parochial Vicar to St. Stanislaus Parish, Newark and Holy Trinity Parish, Hackensack. He was appointed Pastor of the Church of St. Henry, Bayonne, in 1979, St. Margaret of Corona Parish, Little Ferry, in 1987, and Assumption Parish, Emerson, 1995. Rev. Hazewski was later designated Pastor Emeritus of Assumption Parish. He also served as the Dean of the Bergen Region, Deaneries One and Four, and the Bergen Northeast Region. He was a member of the Priest Personnel Policy Board for the Archdiocese of Newark from 1999 until 2003 and was a Past Chairmen of the Pastoral Care Council at Hackensack University Medical Center. He also provided pastoral care to several nursing facilities in the Toms River area.
Rev. Hazewski is survived by his loving siblings, John Haze, and his wife Mary Ann, and Christine Kelly; his cherished nieces, Jennifer Meade and Christine Kelly; his adoring nephews, Jonathan Haze and Thomas Kelly; his loving grandnieces and grandnephews, Briley and Kinley Haze, Sophia and Grace Meade, and Jessica, Joseph, Kelly and Mark Kelly. He was predeceased by his dear brother-in-law, Thomas Kelly.
The funeral will be conducted by Bayonne Memorial Home, Inc. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend David Arias on Friday, May 6, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Henry, Bayonne, followed by interment at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Church of St. Henry from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and also on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. An Evening Prayer Service will be celebrated by Reverend Monsignor Ronald J. Marczewski, V.F. on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. following Thursday visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University.